Friday, October 7, 2022


Hello friends!  I hope you've had a good week!  For my Canadian friends and relatives, I hope you will have a lovely Thanksgiving weekend; and for those of us elsewhere, I hope you just enjoy your weekend. 😊 I'm here today to share the card I made as a guest designer for the LeAnn's World 101 challengeI came to be a guest designer by winning last month's challenge and being able to choose some images from her shop at LeAnn's World 101.  Here's my card:

For this card, I used the sweet Candy image, and she was colored with Copics.  My original plan was to have her dress colored in the lighter BGs, but as I continued to color the shadows, the whole dress got darker.  I think it still looks nice though.  For her hair, I went completely rogue and colored it with Cool Grays.  Younger girls are doing that to their hair nowadays anyway, and I think it looks nice.  I will continue to fight Mother Nature tooth and nail when it comes to my hair color changing to gray though! 😉

For the card layout, I was loosely following an old Papertake Weekly sketch.  I had this green polka dot paper on my desk that I had planned to use on another card but chose a different paper for that one instead.  I thought it matched her dress really well, and then I found this darker gray cardstock that I thought played off her hair.  The green cardstock mat behind the image panel was also found to match pretty well. All of these cardstocks and papers are by Recollections.  The glittery snowflake on top of the green polka dot paper was laying on my desk also, planned for another project that never came about.  It's an acrylic ornament I picked up somewhere.  Due to the dimension created by this ornament, I had to pop up most of the image panel with some foam tape.  The sentiment is from a brand-new stamp set from Mama Elephant called Joyful Greetings.  I stamped it with Versa Fine Clair Nocturne ink using the MISTI.  I then cut it with the coordinating die from the Creative Cuts die set.  I added dimension behind the sentiment by cutting four additional die cuts from cardstock scraps and stacking them up.  And that's it! 😊


12 Months of Christmas Link Up #93:  ATG Christmas (1/10)

Most Magical Time of the Year #1:  ATG Christmas/Winter/Halloween/Day of the Dead theme

Besties International:  ATG (1/3)

613 Avenue Create #10:  ATG (2/10)

Crafts Galore Encore #104:  ATG (1/3)

Classic Design #10:  ATG

A Place to Start #10:  ATG (2/8)

A Perfect Time to Craft:  ATG

Happy Little Stampers Christmas:  ATG

Morgan's ArtWorld #10:  ATG (2/3)

Ellibelle's Corner: ATG (1/3)

QKR Stampede #453:  ATG (1/3)

Creatalicious #244:  ATG (1/3)

Colour Crazy #40:  ATG w/coloring (1/2)

The Outlawz Twisted Thursday:  ATG (1/3)

The Outlawz Festive Friday:  Christmas (2/3)

The Outlawz October Linky: ATG

Well, that is all I have for this post.  I will be back hopefully today with another post about another new DT I have joined!  Until then my friends,

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

~ Marie


  1. Such pretty colours, for the lovely snow girl and her snowflake Marie, a lovely card..

  2. Beautiful colour scheme and your colouring is terrific! Thanks for sharing with us at HLS Christmas :)

  3. Beautiful card, Marie. Love your color pallete. 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

  4. Thanks for sharing your lovely creation with us at 613 Avenue Create!

  5. Great match of her skirt and the papers! Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge we really appreciate you joining in.

    Pam, DT

  6. A beautiful card!
    Most Magical Time of the Year Challenges is all about celebrating 365 days of Halloween and Christmas:
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