Sunday, November 1, 2020


 Hello friends, and welcome back to my blog for my second post today!  This month at Christmas Crafts All Year Round (CCAYR, for short), we are looking for cards/projects made with Family or Friends in mind.  Here is mine:

I used this adorable Bugaboo image from the Snowman Set 02This image is truly one of my favorites...I mean, how much cuter can you get than these two friends?  😀  I colored the image using alcohol markers, and added white gel pen highlights for some interest.  For that Christmas card glow, I added Diamond Stickles to the shadowed areas around the sides of the snowman, to the ground, and to the snowflakes.  I die cut the image using Labels One from Spellbinders, and cut a mat from the olive green cardstock using the Scalloped Layers One.  I took my colors from the lovely patterned paper that comes from the Winter Berry 8.5x11 paper pad that I got at Hobby Lobby.  SO many pretty papers in this pad!  In the lower right and upper left corners, I added 3 red satin finish sequins that came from the Merry Mint Sparkle Blend from the Sparkle Blend shop on Etsy.  If you love unique sequin blends, you really need to check out this shop!  The sentiment comes from the Winter Hugs set by Simon Says Stamp, and I stamped it with Versafine Clair Nocturne.  The cardstock and papers are all adhered flat, while the image is popped up on foam tape.


CHN Patterned Paper:  ATG using patterned paper
Love to Craft #52:  ATG (2/5)
Mix it Up #43:  ATG (2/5)
Color it, Create it, Show it Off:  ATG with coloring (2/3)
613 Avenue Create:  ATG or optional twist of Cute Critters
Digi Doodle Studios #33:  Christmas/Winter (2/3)
2 Crafty Critter Crazies #44:  ATG with critters (2/5)
Not Just Cards:  ATG (4/5)
Dragonfly Dreams:  Christmas/Winter (2/7)
Aud Sentiments #263:  ATG + Sentiment (3/5)
Digi Choosday #43:  ATG (2/2)
Crafty Catz #525:  Winter (3/3)
CHNC #514:  ATG Christmas
Sparkles Christmas #118:  Gold of Silver or Glitter (glitter) (2/3)
Jingle Belles:  Not a Creature Was Stirring

Thanks for stopping by again today!  Don't forget to check out the new challenge at have all month to participate, and you KNOW you need Christmas cards for your stash this year!  Until next time,  Stay Healthy, Take Care and God Bless!  



  1. Cute darling card. I love the papers and your coloring. Thanks for sharing over at Crafty Catz (and Aud Sentiments)

  2. Beautiful card and layout. Thank you for joining us on the color it, create it, show it off challenge, good luck with your entry 😊 Jasmin DT member

  3. Super card so cute Thanks for sharing at 613 Avenue Create xx Please join us again.

  4. Such a cute little guy and I love the design! Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. I hope join us again real soon!
    Hugs, Joy
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Owner and Coordinator

  5. Aw this is really sweet,

    Thanks for playing along at Aud Sentiments,

    Hugz Tinz

  6. Super cute project! thanks so much for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana Malkah, Owner

  7. Such a beautiful card, thanks for joining us at the Dragonfly Dreams Challenge.
    Hugs Ilonka DT

  8. So adorable Marie, gorgeous card..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  9. Such a sweet little pair and gorgeous card Marie..
    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

  10. Really beautiful card. I like this snowman and bird.

  11. Really cute card and image,great colouring and love the papers.Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create
    Carol DT x

  12. What a cute card! Thanks for playing along with us at Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas.

    DT Stacey

  13. oh what a pretty card and those little critters are beyond adorable! thanks for joining our Creature Feature at Jingle Belles!

  14. A sweet scene and what a delightful friend for a snowman. Thanks for joining us at 2 CraftyCritterCrazies, CarolG

  15. I really love this card Marie! The snowman and little birdie are so adorable! Thank you for joining us at the Papercraft Business Challenge!

  16. Awww this is so cute Marie! I love that sweet Bugaboo image and the die you used to frame it! Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Christmas.
    Tammy x

  17. Super cute Christmas card. Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog
    Best Wishes Lisa xx

  18. Such a lovely card. Thanks for entering the choosday challenge with Polkadoodles.

  19. Marie this is such a darling card. Such a cute image. Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Studios this week. Best of luck with your entry - Patsy DT

  20. I love snowmen on Christmas cards. Yours are always so cute.

  21. Marie this card is just so cute I had to comment. You did a great job coloring in the snowmen. Just adorable. Thanks for playing along at the Papercraft Business Challenge.
    Dawn – Design Team member at Papercraft Business
    Visit my blog - dpauleydesigns

  22. A gorgeous Christmas card. Lovely paper and an adorable image.
    Thank you for joining in with the Crafts Galore Encore November Challenge “Anything Goes”. Good luck x

  23. This is such a cute card!

    Thanks for submitting your card to the Papercraft Business Challenge!

    Trish – Design Team member at Papercraft Business
    Join in on the fun with our Papercraft Business Challenges!
    Visit my blog - Rose Dawson Designs

  24. Fabulous creation! Thanks for sharing with us at Digi Doodle Studios!

  25. This is beautifully crafted and perfect for our November 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}

  26. So cute, Marie and beautifully coloured.

    Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.

    Helen x

  27. Me again!

    Thanks for joining us at the Sparkles Christmas Challenge too.

    Helen x

  28. Very cute Christmas card and image. Thanks for joining us at MLCCB
    Tina dt

  29. And I'm back again!!

    Thanks for joining us at Love to Craft too.

    Helen x



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