Sunday, August 21, 2022


 Hello friends, and welcome back to my blog!  It's the 3rd Sunday of the month, and that means it's time for another Anything Goes challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, hosted by Team B!  This time we are being sponsored by a new company:


Streamside Studios

Prize: 3 digi stamps/sets up to a $15 value (!)

I chose this adorable set called Merry Little Christmas and used the adorable little snowman (of course! 😁), along with this sweet sentiment.

I am basing my card design on this one from Freshly Made Sketches
Unfortunately, this one is now over, but I had really fallen in love with it for my card design!  I tweaked it a little bit by adding the MFT Fine Finish Edge die cut along the right side of the strip in the sketch and adding the sentiment on an oval with a scalloped oval behind it.  The purple cardstock for the edge die and the scalloped oval die were cut from scraps of white cardstock and inked direct-to-paper with the Wilted Violet oxide ink pad.  The holographic snowflake strip was a scrap from the Northern Lights Recollections 12x12 paper pad.  In keeping with the purple color scheme I had going, I colored the snowman with BV000, BV00, and BV01 Copic markers, along with a colorless blender for softening in the centers.  I colored the rest of the image in Cool grays, with just a bit of BV02 for the berry on his hat.  I like that this guy is a bit quirky but still cute, and I love the swirliness of the lettering in the sentiment! 


Ally's Angels #61:  ATG (2/3)
Peace on Earth #22:  ATG Christmas (1/3)
CD Sunday Plus #92:  ATG digital
QKR Stampede #450:  ATG (2/3)
Make My Monday #181:  Christmas in August
Incy Wincy Designs:  Food and Drink and/or Monochrome
Well, that is all from me today!  Make sure you head over to the Little Patch of Crafty Friends challenge blog to get your entries into the 2-week challenge.  We love to see what you create!  While you're there, drop on by the DT blogs and leave them some comment love too! πŸ˜ƒ Until next time, my friends,

πŸ’— Stay Healthy, Take Care, and God Bless! πŸ’—

~ Marie 


  1. Adorable snowman card! Pretty colors and design. Thanks for sharing at 613 Avenue Create's August, "Anything Goes" Challenge.

  2. Such a lovely snowman card! The colours are gorgeous. Thank you for sharing with us at Creative Inspirations, good luck.
    Gina xx

  3. Hi Marie, your Snowman is delightful! Thanks for sharing with us at 613 The Avenue Create! Hope to see you again soon,
    Hugs, Kate (Cards a la Kate)!

  4. Such a sweet snowman! I love the non-traditional colour scheme! Thanks for joining us at Peace on Earth!

  5. Marie, this snowman is adorable. I collect Snowmen so he's right up my alley. Thanks for sharing your lovely project with us at The Paper Funday Challenge!
    Donna xx
    The Paper Funday Challenge
    The Inspiration Station Challenge

  6. Darling card. Love the color strip and the snowman is just darling. Thanks for sharing over at Make my Monday.

  7. A very cute crd. It is refreshing to see a Christmas card in 'non-traditional' colours. Kate P.

  8. Marie, he's adorable and I love your colors. Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create. I hope we see you on the front porch again soon!

    Hugs, Em
    613 Avenue Create DT
    Creative Em my blog

  9. This is so cute! Snowmen are a favorite of mine. And your coloring is wonderful. Thank you for joining our MMM Challenge.

  10. Sweet card Marie. Thank you for entering the Candy Canes Challenge at 12 Months of Christmas.

  11. Such a sweet card, love it. Thank you for joining the Festive Friday challenge at the Outlaw.

  12. I love the colors in this project! Thanks for hanging out on our front porch at 613 Avenue Create !
    Chana Malkah, Owner
    Redora Lee Designs , My Blog
    A Place to Start , Challenge Blog
    613 Avenue Create , Challenge Blog

  13. Great Christmas card. Love your use of non-traditional Christmas colors. Thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps and More!

    sue n.

  14. Such a cute snowman and I really like the purple strip on the right.
    CD Sunday Plus DT.

  15. You just have to smile when you see that little snowman! A great card.
    Thanks for sharing it with us.
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  16. Youre card is so lovely,thanks for sharing it with us at the Twisted Thursday Challenge Blog.
    Hugs Ilonka DT

  17. Sweet card. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Carol xx
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  18. So lovely! Thank you for sharing at the Star Stampz Challenge!



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