Monday, November 25, 2019

CHRISTMAS WITH THE CUTIES -- SANTA HATS, AND CRAFTY SENTIMENTS!!

Hey all, how's it goin?  Things here are fairly OK.  My hubby and I did some straightening up around the house today in preparation for the Thanksgiving meal (we host).  He also worked on finishing getting the outside lights up and running.  My daughter is sick, so she has been quarantined in her room all day, resting and not touching things!  We stocked up on Clorox wipes and Lysol yesterday, as we are afraid that we will get sick and ruin Thanksgiving! 

 All that aside, I am here because I want to share with you the card I made for the current challenge at Christmas With The Cuties, where we are showing off our Santa hats!




This Crafty Sentiments image is called Let It SnowGranted this cutie's hat doesn't look much like a Santa hat, but this was the provided image that I wanted to work with.  I chose a paper from a Recollections 12x12 paper pad called Fa La La La, and colored my image to match.  The green cardstock layers are also from Recollections.  I decided to mix it up a bit this time, and use a Spellbinders scalloped square die to mat my circular image panel.  I mixed it up even more by rotating it into the diamond position.  I added some details to my alcohol coloring with a white gel pen, some White Blizzard Nuvo drops on the snow, and yellow Stickles on the star.  The sentiment comes from one of the Recollections Christmas sets I picked up at Michael's recently.

--CHALLENGES--

CHN Patterned Paper:  ATG using patterned paper
Love to Craft #40:  ATG (3/5)
Daisy Chain #36:  Christmas/Winter
Cardz 4 Gals #110:  Get Ready for Christmas (2/3)
Crafty Friends #123:  Christmas (2/3)
Double Trouble #43:  Bring on the Glitz, and Snowmen
Double D Challenges:  What's your Christmas Style?  mine is CUTE (1/3)
The Paper Shelter #407:  A Christmas Card (2/2)
CHNC #465:  Christmas

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!  I wish all of my fellow Americans a Happy Thanksgiving this week.  May we all enjoy some special times with friends and family, and lots of good food too!

Take care, and God Bless!

~Marie~

Thursday, November 21, 2019

IT'S THURSDAY...OLDIE BUT GOODIE DAY @BUGABOO!!

Howdy friends!  I'm back today to share my card for this week's Oldie But Goodie feature on the Catch the Bug blog.  Here it is:


This active fella is called Reindeer - Skate.  Isn't he just the sweetest?  He sure looks like he's having some fun skating, doesn't he?  I printed this guy out pretty large, and decided to back him with this panel made from a thermal laminator packet that has extra fine white glitter sandwiched between the layers.  I got this idea originally from this video by Attic Lane on YouTube, and have just now gotten around to trying it out.  Jennifer McGuire recently did this technique also in this video, and I would encourage you to check both of them out!
So, I colored this fella up using alcohol markers in traditional red and green, and I guess he must be Rudolph since his nose is red!  The sentiment comes from one of the new Recollections Christmas sentiment sets I picked up recently at Michael's.

*CHALLENGES*

12 Months of Christmas Link Up #59:  ATG or option to use red and green
CAS Christmas:  Warm and Cozy (1/3)
Merry Little Christmas #16:  ATG Christmas (2/5)
Cutie Pie #141:  Add an Animal
Daisy Chain #36:  Christmas/Winter
Crimbo Crackers #198:  Animals (1/2)
Cardz 4 Gals #110:  Get Ready for Christmas (1/3)
My Time to Craft #410:  Christmas Animals
Crafty Friends #123:  Christmas (1/3)
The Paper Shelter #407:  A Christmas card
CHNC #464:  ATG Christmas
The Outlawz Monday Greetings:  Winter Wonderland (1/3)

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!  Don't forget to stop by the Catch the Bug blog to see what awaits you for your viewing pleasure...LOL!

Take care, and God Bless!

~Marie~

Monday, November 11, 2019

ANYTHING BUT A CARD MONDAY @ CATCH THE BUG

Hello, and happy Monday!  I know, Monday's not a super happy day usually, as a lot of us have to go back to work.  But it is nice that it's another Anything But a Card Monday at Catch the Bug, and here is my project:




Since we are coming upon the season of gift giving, I figured this little Label Treat Box from the Silhouette Store would be a perfect ABaC project.  I used the Circle Sentiments - Warm Winter Wishes image that I had printed out already, and used some cute mitten patterned paper from a 12x12 Recollections paper pad called Fa La La La.  I colored the image to match the colors in the paper, and I kept it simple by not worrying about shading.  The hearts and snowflakes are all covered in clear star gel pen for some super shimmer.


*CHALLENGES*

Merry Little Christmas #16:  ATG Christmas (1/5)
CHN Patterned Paper:  ATG using patterned paper
Love to Craft #40:  ATG (1/5)
Mix it Up #31:  ATG (1/5)
Creative Moments #180:  ATG or optional Baby, It's Cold Outside
Daisy Chain #36:  Christmas/Winter
Tuesday Throwdown #444:  Fall/Holiday
CHNC #463:  ATG Christmas


Thanks for stopping by my blog today!  I hope you found some inspiration while you were here, and for even more inspiration, head on over to the Catch the Bug blog to see the other creations by some of the DT.

Take care, and God Bless!

~Marie~


Friday, November 1, 2019

BUGABOO FREEBIE FRIDAY -- AUTUMN SIGN

Hey all!  Happy Friday, and Happy November!  Wait, what?  It's NOVEMBER ALREADY?!?!?  Holy Crap!  The race is on now to get those Christmas cards and projects started if you haven't already!  It IS still Fall though, so Bugaboo's Freebie Friday image reflects that:




Today's image is called Autumn Sign.  It's a very simple image, but still oh-so-cute!  I wondered for awhile how I was going to use this image, and then I thought it would be perfect popped up on the card base with some soft ink blending behind it.  This was my first time trying this technique, and I have to say, I am EXTREMELY HAPPY with how it turned out!  I was apprehensive about it, but the Taylored Expressions blender brushes make it so easy!  Spiced Marmalade Oxide ink was used for the blending.  The image was colored with alcohol markers.  The smaller sub sentiments are from a stamp set called Happy Everything, but I don't know the company name.


*CHALLENGES*



Cutie Pie #140:  ATG as long as it's cute (3/3)
Moving Along with the Times #109:  Rich Autumn colors


That's all for now...Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Be sure you stop by the Catch the Bug blog to see what the other members of the DT have created to inspire you!  


Take care, and God Bless! 


~Marie~


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