Wednesday, February 9, 2022

ABC CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE -- FEBRUARY 9, 2022

Hey friends!  I am back with some more exciting news to share with you...if you hadn't guessed by my post title, I am now a member of the ABC Christmas Challenge DT!  I am so excited to be joining this team, and a BIG THANK YOU goes out to Helen for extending the invitation to me after their DT call.  This will definitely help me get those much-needed Christmas cards made this year!

So, as this is the second challenge of the year, we are on letters C - Clean and Simple; and D - Distressing.  I went the CAS route for my first DT card(s):



I don't often do CAS cards, so I thought this would be a perfect time to make some!  I really wanted to break in my new Lawn Fawn Giant Holiday Messages set, and what better way than by doing some white heat embossing on colored cardstock with some ink blending around the edges.  I am totally in love with this look, and I had fun making these.  I chose these 2 pretty colors from my stash, and then tested out which oxide colors would look best.  The winning colors for the green were Lucky Clover and Rustic Wilderness, and for the blue I used Salvaged Patina and Peacock Feathers.  The ink blending was done using brushes from Taylored ExpressionsFor a bit of shine, I adhered some Moonshine Confetti from Cartwright's with my Bearly Art glue.



--CHALLENGES--

Crafty Calendar:  ATG (1/3)
Love to Craft #66:  ATG (5/8)
Mix it Up #57:  ATG (6/8)
Craft Rocket #89:  Sparkle/Bling
Holly and Ivy #109:  ATG Christmas (1/3)
TTCRD:  ATG (2/2)
Alphabet Challenge:  W for Winter
Peace on Earth Challenge #9:  ATG Christmas (1/3)


Thanks so much for stopping by!  Don't forget to work on your Christmas card stash by joining us at the ABC Christmas challengeWe can't wait to see what you create!  Until next time,

💗 Stay Healthy, Take Care, and God Bless! 💗

~ Marie








24 comments:

  1. This is absolutely wonderful. I love the soft colours!

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  2. Welcome to the team!
    Love your cards Marie - fab choice of colours!
    Thanks for the inspiration for using those larger sentiments!
    Helen x

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  3. What a lovely pair of cards, Wendy and I love the CAS design. Welcome to the team!
    Take care,
    Hugs
    Carol x

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  4. Wonderful cards. Great colors and embossing. So glad you shared over at Alphabet challenge.

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  5. Great CAS cards thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar hugs Sue x

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  6. Pretty CAS cards! Thank you for joining our challenge at Peace On Earth!
    Diane POE DT {Nellies Nest}
    {Peace On Earth}

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  7. Lovely CAS makes with the distressing added too! Thanks for joining us over at the Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge.

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  8. Marie: Great examples for CAS Christmas cards! Using different techniques and bold graphic sentiment gives the card front lots of visual impact! Thanks for participating at MTTCC!!--Becca/DT

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  9. Congrats on your DT spot! Both cards are just beautiful!!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Peace On Earth Christmas challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often. We appreciate your support on our new challenge adventure!!

    Darlene
    PEACE ON EARTH CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

    P.S. Just wanted to let you know that we have another new challenge blog. This time it’s all about using your EMBOSSING FOLDERS. I hope you’ll come check us out and play along at CAN YOU HANDLE THE PRESSURE?. Hope to see you there!

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  10. Wonderful cards! Love the background's colours! Thanks for joining us at A Place To Start!

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  11. Wonderful winter/Christmas cards! Love the embossing!! Thank you for playing with us at the Alphabet Challenge and hope you can join in again soon.
    Debbie
    Secrets To Stamping
    Join my Creative Creases Challenge for fun folds!

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  12. Wonderful winter card Marie. Thank you for joining us at Through the Craft Room Door this week. Hope to see you back here again soon. Have a creative week. Judy DT

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  13. Beautiful cas-card :)
    Thanks a lot for joining us at Let`s Craft and Create :)

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  14. Beautiful, Marie and congratulations on your new DT position too.

    Thanks for joining us at Penny's Challenge Blog.

    Helen x

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  15. Me again!

    Thanks for joining us at My Time to Craft Christmas too.

    Helen x

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  16. Oh these are pretty!!! Congrats to you and thank you for also sharing these with us at the HLS Christmas challenge!

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  17. I love the simple elegance of this design! Thanks for stopping by A Place To Start !
    Hugz,
    Chana Malkah, Owner
    Redora Lee Designs , My Blog
    A Place to Start , Challenge Blog
    613 Avenue Create , Owner

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  18. Congratulations! You were selected as a RISING STAR for the week of February 7 – 13 at A Place to Start ! Please stop by our blog and grab your badge
    The Design Team

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  19. Gorgeous card as always. Thank you for joining us at LeAnns World 101.

    ~Priya~
    https://simpleartcraft-tips.blogspot.com

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  20. Beautiful work. Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge we really appreciate you joining in.

    Annette DT

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  21. Very pretty! Thanks for joining us on the Corrosive Blog Challenge ~ Pam, DT

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  22. Fabulous job on the CAS, Marie! Love your ink blending. :-D Putting on a DT hat - Thanks so much for playing in our Anything Goes with the option of "Hugs and Kisses" challenge at Paper Funday this month. Hope to see you again in our next challenge. Good Luck in the draw.
    NanaConnie DT

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  23. And I'm back again Marie!

    Thanks for joining us at the 12 Months of Christmas Challenge too.

    Helen x

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