Monday, November 2, 2020


Hello friends!  I am a day late with this post, as I had quite forgotten that I had this Guest Designer spot lined up! 😞  My apologies go out to Raelma and the team at My Besties International for the delay!

Now that that's out of the way, let me show you the card I made in a record amount of time:

This cute image is called Reindeer Besties Doll 2, and I really enjoyed coloring it!    I started the card off by picking the patterned paper, which comes from the Winter Wonderland 8.5x11 paper pad from Hobby Lobby.  So pretty.  Then I die cut it using the largest die in Spellbinders Card Creator set B.  After that, I did some image sizing using the Silhouette program.  After printing it out, I die cut the image with the 3rd largest die in the Card Creator Set A.  Then I got down to the business of coloring with alcohol markers; using a combo of Copics, Prismacolor markers, and Spectrum Noir.  I'd say the only part I had some issues with were her pants; using such dark reds was scary!  I drew my own ground line for the image so they wouldn't be floating in mid-air.
I cut a dark red mat for the image panel, keeping it pretty close so that the patterned paper would show more.  The sentiment comes from the Lawn Fawn Ho Ho Holidays set, and I stamped it in Rhubarb Stalk Memento ink using my MISTI.  The patterned paper is adhered down flat, and the image panel is popped up on foam tape.  And, for that special sparkle that EVERY Christmas card must have, I added Diamond Stickles to the deer's wings(?), and all the snow.  The white parts of her coat have sparkle added by clear Wink of Stella pen, and I also used white gel pen for the deer's spots, and to add texture to her pompom.


CHN Patterned Paper:  ATG using patterned paper
Love to Craft #52:  ATG (3/5)
Mix it Up #43:  ATG (3/5)
Color it, Create it, Show it Off:  ATG with coloring (3/3)
613 Avenue Create:  ATG with optional "Cute Critters" (3/5)
Crafty Animals #44:  ATG using animals
Digi Doodle Studios #33:  Christmas/Winter (3/3)
2 Crafty Critter Crazies #44:  ATG using critters (3/5)
Jan's Digi Stamps:  ATG (1/5)
Not Just Cards:  ATG (5/5)
Sheepski Designs #44:  Christmas and/or Sparkle (1/3)
Dragonfly Dreams:  Christmas/Winter (3/7)
Aud Sentiments:  ATG + Sentiment (4/5)
CHNC #514:  ATG Christmas
Sparkles Christmas #118:  Gold, Silver, or Glitter
Jingle Belles:  Not a Creature was Stirring

That's all for me today!  Be sure to check out the My Besties International challenge to see what the talented DT members made.  Thanks so much for stopping by, and until next time,
Stay Healthy, Take Care, and God Bless!


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  1. Fabulous colouring

    Thank you for sharing with us over at A Perect Time to Craft and good luck with you entry
    Claire DT
    A Perfect Time To Craft

  2. Youre card is so beautiful, thanks for sharing with us at the Digi Doodles Challenge Blog.
    Hugs Ilonka DT

  3. Adorable image and great coloring! Thanks so much for playing in our challenge at Merry Little Christmas!
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop by for a visit.

  4. Beautifully done, Marie, and that little deer is so cute! I'm wearing 2 DT hats today - Thank you so much for supporting our "Anything Goes" challenge at Jan's Digi Stamps this month and also for playing in our "Anything Goes with a Critter" challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies. Good Luck.
    NanaConnie DT

  5. I love this sweet and playful card. Your coloring is top notch. Thanks for joining our challenge at 613 Avenue Create.

  6. Darling card! 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

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

  8. Super cute image and gorgeous colouring 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

  9. Gorgeous coloring!

    Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge.

  10. Fabulous card! Thanks for playing along with us at Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper.

    DT Stacey

  11. Awesome card! Thanks for playing along with us at Color It, Create It, Show It Off!

    DT Stacey

  12. oh what an adorable image and i love the papers you've paired with it! thanks for joining our Creature Feature at Jingle Belles!

  13. Hi! Your project is beautiful. Thanks for playing with us on Dragonfly Dreams Challenges and best of luck with your entry.
    Ine DT

  14. Such a beautiful card, lovely colouring and paper. Thank you so much for joining us in our challenge at QKR Stampede this week. Good Luck and looking forward to seeing you again in our next challenge.
    Faith A DT

    1. Seems I added the wrong comment challenge to you post. Sorry! However your card is still beautiful no matter what challenge. Thank you so much for joining us in our challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies this week. Good Luck and I’m looking forward to seeing you again in our next challenge.
      Faith A DT

  15. Nice card. Thank you for entering the For The Boys Challenge at 12 Months of Christmas.

  16. So playful Marie! Thank you for sharing your exquisitely colored creation with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge where anything goes. Join us each month for a NEW challenge. HAPPY CRAFTING!
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

  17. I love Sherri Baldy's Besties. I totally love how your colored her and assembled your card.

  18. Thank you so much for questioning the deer's wings in your post!!! Someone's gotta!!!

  19. So pretty! I love your image!!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Sparkles Christmas Challenge!
    Debbie's Dash of This and That

  20. Beautiful coloring and a great image made a beautiful card. Thanks for joining the challenge at Love To Craft Challenge Blog. Dorlene DT LTCCB

  21. Es muy bonita la tarjeta!
    Gracias por unirte a The Corrosive Challenge (DT)

  22. 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}

  23. Such a cute image and beautiful coloring, thank you so much for joining SheepSki Designs Christmas and / or sprarkle challenge, I hope to see you in our new Feature a Creature challenge also.



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