Friday, May 1, 2020


Hey everybody!  Look at this; two posts in one day!  That's a rare occurrence, for sure!  LOL!  Well, my second post for today involves a Christmas card, as it is time for a new challenge at Christmas Crafts All Year Round (CCAYR).  For this month, we wanna see you pull out those pastel colors for your Christmas creations!  I know that I don't often associate Christmas with pastel colors, but I do think they can translate well into the theme.  Here is my card:

OF COURSE, I went with a Bugaboo image.  They are just so cute that I can't resist playing with them!  This cutie is called Christmas Mouse - Mistletoe, and I just love her little winky eye!    I had this little lady printed and die cut already, so I just picked out some pastel alcohol markers and started coloring.  I love these shades of light purple!  I didn't notice this until afterwards, but when I colored in the ground, I made it going up hill to the right!  Soooo, the house she lives in is an old one, and not everything is square and level.  ;)  She doesn't seem to mind it though...she must live with a very nice family.  The papers come from the Recollections Northern Lights 12x12 pad, and I used Shaded Lilac Distress Oxide ink to stamp the Lawn Fawn sentiment, which comes from the Mice on Ice set.


Merry Little Christmas #22:  ATG Christmas (1/5)
Christmas Craft Creations:  Use a Stamp (2/3)
CHN Patterned Paper:  ATG using patterned paper
Love to Craft #46:  ATG (1/5)
Mix it Up #37:  ATG (1/5)
Color it, Create it, Show it Off:  ATG with coloring (1/3)
Crafty Animals #38:  ATG with animals
2 Crafty Critter Crazies #38:  ATG using critters (1/5)
Colour Crazy #17:  ATG with coloring (1/2)
Fab 'n' Funky #479:  Christmas
Polkadoodles #18:  ATG (1/2)
Digi Choosday #17:  ATG (2/2)
Penny's Paper Crafty #470:  ATG using paper (1/3)

Thanks for stopping by today!  Don't forget to stop by the CCAYR blog to see what the other DT members have created to inspire you, and to join in the challenge!  Have a nice weekend, stay safe, and until next time...

Take Care, and God Bless!



  1. Marie that is so precious. Love your coloring.

  2. Sweet sweet card. Thank you so much for playing along in our Crafting Happiness Challenge this week. Hope you’ll link up again!
    Hugs! Janis
    Crafting Happiness Challenges, Challenge Blog Owner
    Pause Dream Enjoy, Personal Craft Blog

  3. Love those papers and I think your sweet mouse was outside in the woods and went sledding on her bottom down a snowy hill 😉😊

  4. Marie, what a sweet adorable card..
    Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Chrissy DT

  5. What a pretty Christmas card!

    Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Moments,

    Hugz Tinz

  6. Lovely pastel colours for this cute image. Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky. Pat K xx

  7. Love this sweet image. Thanks for playing along with us at Crafty Animals. Lisa DT

  8. So sweet, cute card. Thank you for joining us at Christmas Craft Creations.

  9. Let's talk patterned papers for a minute. They are perfect for this sweet image! I love how soft this mouse is, pastels work so well here. But paired with these papers, Marie, you have created perfection!

  10. Fabulous card ,great colors and design ...Thank you for joining us at DIGI CHOOSDAY CHALLENGE ,hope to see you again
    Željka DT xx

  11. Marie - this is so sweet! Love seeing holiday cards in May! Makes me happy :) Thanks for joining us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies!

  12. What a cute little image... this is a sweetie!
    Thanks so much for sharing with Christmas Craft Creations.
    Chrissie x

  13. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous creation with us at Colour Crazy Craft Challenge. Sarah DT

  14. Marie this is beautifully crafted and perfect for our May challenge. Thanks for sharing your creative talent with us. Good luck and please stay safe and healthy.
    {Color It Create It Show It Off Challenge DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  15. This is stellar! Thanks so much for sharing with us in the Mix It Up Challenge Blog's May Anything Goes + Masking challenge! We appreciate you joining us!
    Leslie, MIUCB DT
    Love To Scrap 2

  16. Such a cute image and a lovely background. Thank you for sharing your project with us at the Crafts Galore Encore “Anything Goes” April Challenge. Good Luck and hope to see you again soon!
    Carole x DT Craftilicious Creations

  17. Love the colours in this Marie. I find it difficult to do pastel colours so admire it when talented people like you do such a good job with them.

    Thank you very much for your lovely card and entering it into our challenge and good luck.

    Hope you and your family are safe and well from the Covid-19 virus.

    DT for The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up!

    Made By Mandy – My personal Blog!

  18. Sweet card!! love it!! thank you for sharing at Besties International Challenge blog =)

  19. Love it, Marie - great colouring and of course a cute image too.

    Thanks for joining us at the Love to Craft Challenge Blog.

    Helen x



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