Sunday, November 1, 2020


 Hello friends, and welcome back to my blog.  I will have 2 posts today, so I hope you have time to read both! For this post, I'm here to share my Stella Says Sketch card:

And here is the sketch:
I did the sketch as it was, maybe with the exception of the added layer of the bright green cardstock.  The image I used is Clyde's Christmas This file comes with both a pre-colored version, and an un-colored version.  I chose to use the un-colored one since I knew I was using this bright colored cardstock to make the card.  By the way, it is from a 8.5x11 Christmas pack by Recollections that I got several years ago.  
I colored Clyde with my usual combination of Prismacolor markers and Copics, with the occasional Spectrum Noir thrown in.  And because dragons are magical in their own right anyway, and a Christmas dragon is even MORE magical,  I added lots of shimmer to his lighter parts (ears, belly, wings, and spines) with clear Wink of Stella:
If you enlarge this picture and squint your eyes just right, you can kinda see it.  😉  Trust me it is there!  I also took a page from Ashley Tucker's book, and added it to my sentiment flag also:
For additional sparkle, I added Diamond Stickles to the white parts of his Santa hat, the snowflakes in the image, the centers of the snowflakes on the patterned paper, and the centers of the 3 stamped Lawn Fawn snowflakes (Toboggan Together) in the upper left corner.  Those tiny snowflakes were stamped in Memento Cottage Ivy ink.  The sentiment is also from Lawn Fawn (Christmas Dreams), and was heat embossed in Snow embossing powder from Recollections on dark green cardstock.  I adhered the cardstock layers flat to the base.  Clyde's circle was adhered flat to the Petite Scalloped circle, which were both cut using Spellbinders dies.  The sentiment and scalloped circle were then both popped up using foam squares.


Merry Little Christmas #28:  ATG Christmas (1/5)
CHN Patterned Paper:  ATG using patterned paper
Love to Craft #52:  ATG (1/5)
Mix it Up #43:  ATG (1/5)
Color It, Create It, Show It Off:  ATG with coloring (1/3)
613 Avenue Create:  ATG w/optional twist:  Cute Critters (I think Clyde is cute!) (1/5)
Digi Doodle Studios #33:  Christmas/Winter (1/3)
Paper Funday #22:  ATG (4/4)
Not Just Cards:  ATG (4/5)
Dragonfly Dreams:  Christmas/Winter (1/7)
Aud Sentiments #263:  ATG + a sentiment (2/5)
Polkadoodles #43:  ATG (2/2)
Crafty Catz #525:  Winter (2/3)
CHNC #514:  ATG Christmas
Sparkles Christmas #118:  Gold or Silver or Glitter (I used glitter)
Jingle Belles:  Holiday Creature Feature

Thanks for joining me today!  Don't forget that I will have another post up shortly, and don't forget to stop  by the Catch the Bug blog to see what the other DT have made with this sketch!  Until next time, Stay Healthy, Take Care and God Bless!



  1. Love the image, so fun and you colored up Clyde beautifully. Thanks for joining in at The Paper Funday Challenges this round! Donna, DT

  2. Very shimmer indeed, great touch to add for a special dragon! Thanks so much for playing at Sparkles!

  3. Super cute festive dragon!
    Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnuts Christmas challenge blog.
    Happy crafting!
    Catherine x DT

  4. What a cute image and a wonderful card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Love to Craft Challenge Blog.

  5. Marie, Such a playful creation. Beautifully colored. Thank you for sharing your festive creation with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge. Good luck and HAPPY CRAFTING!
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

  6. So cute. Fun Clyde Bugaboo image. Thanks for sharing over at Crafty Catz (and Aud Sentiments)

  7. Clyde is so cute with his lights! Great 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

  8. Marie, I think Clyde is cute too and your project is a wonderful addition to our challenge gallery! Thanks so much for your cute and beautifully crafted submission to 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana Malkah, Owner

  9. Sooo cute!! Love it!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's and good luck with your entry! :)
    ~ DT Saphron
    Lemon Biscuit

  10. Super cute card! Thanks for playing along with us at Color It, Create It, Show It Off!
    DT Stacey

  11. oh what a fun card, i love that sweet christmas dragon! thanks for joining our Creature Feature at Jingle Belles!

  12. Clyde is looking very festive for your sketch. Thanks for joining us at 2 CraftyCritterCrazies, CarolG

  13. This is so cute Marie! And your coloring is fab!!

    We are so happy you could join us & we hope to see you again in the next Papercraft Business Challenge!.

    Anna – Design Team member at Papercraft Business

    Visit my blog - Crafty Anna Studio.

    You can also find me on Instagram - CraftyAnna Studio

    Thank you!

  14. Goregeous card, great colouring and I love that image! thank you for joining us at Penny's - Good Luck

  15. Such a fun Christmas card. Clyde is ever so cute. Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Studios this week. Best of luck with your entry - Patsy DT

  16. Such a fun card - being Welsh I'm partial to dragons lol! Thanks for sharing with us at Sparkles Christmas Challenge

  17. Christmas Clyde looks very festive on your card, Marie. Thank you for sharing your project with us at the Crafts Galore Encore “Anything Goes” November Challenge. Good Luck and hope to see you again soon!
    Carole x DT Craftilicious Creations

  18. Such a fun card with a super cute dragon all sparkled up for the season! Thanks so much for entering the Aud Sentiments Challenge. Keep safe
    Crafty hugs
    Jenny (Ginger Ninja Crafts)

  19. He is super cute, love the bright colours you have used

    Thank you for sharing with us at 'Not Just Cards' this month
    Stay safe
    Hugs Shell xx

  20. Love your Christmas dragon, Marie!

  21. What an adorable image and you have colored it perfectly! Thanks so much for joining us at The Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog! Hope to see you again soon!
    Rachelle : ) 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. Great Christmas card! funny image.
    Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge we really appreciate you joining in.

    Hester DT

  24. Love it - such a cute image!

    Thanks for joining us at the Sparkles Christmas Challenge.

    Helen x



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