Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Happy Tuesday evening!

Just checking in really quickly this evening to share a few cards for the Christmas stash:

I was playing around with distress inks for the first 3 cards pictured; I still wanna do a purple version too!  All 3 cards feature three shades of the chosen color.  After I applied the colors, I used the darkest shade to splatter drops all over the pieces.  Then after thoroughly drying that process, I strategically sprayed/splattered water on them.  After another drying, I sprayed them with homemade shimmer spray in metallic pearl white.  I had lotsa fun during this process, and wore LOTSA ink on my hands!
The final card features another pre-colored image from the Winter Fairy Wee Stamps topper set.  Who can resist a bunny on a sled with gifts??  For something different, I put matted dp in 2 corners, and then repeatedly stamped the sentiment and a couple of snowflake images in the leftover white space.  Not quite as nice as Jennifer McGuire does it, but it'll do.  To match the sparkle on some of the dp stripes, I added clear Wink of Stella to parts of the image as well.  Three small blings in the same corners, and this was done.
The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up #10:  Anything goes or optional "for a child" twist
CHNC October Extra:  Anything goes
Jingle Belles:  The Hanukkah Song,  aka cards that don't necessarily celebrate Christmas
CHNC #249:  All wrapped up
ABC Christmas challenge:  T is for "transport"
Papertake Weekly:  Anything goes
CHNC Patterned Paper:  Anything goes
Well, that's all for me this evening.  Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, take care, and God bless!


  1. Wonderful different creations.

    Thanks for playing along with our Sparkles Christmas Challenge for October and good luck!

    Doris *GDT*

  2. This is just the cutest card ever and just perfect for our challenge over at “ Sparkles Christmas Challenge " Distress it” good luck and hope to see you again next time Dt Member Sandra H xx

  3. Great cards - I love your colourful backgrounds. I agree that a purple one will look fabulous. Thank you for joining us at Sparkles Christmas Challenge.
    Kath - GD

  4. The first card will be the one judged, I do like the background and the bright sparkly baauble. Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Christmas Caz DT

  5. don't you love getting inky ... your backgrounds are fantastic ... so very glad you joined our Hanukkah Song at Jingle Belles.

  6. Love your super cute and fun Christmas card Marie, great card design. Thanks for sharing your card with us at ABC Christmas Challenge, and good luck in the draw.
    Dorte x

  7. Love that stripey paper, goes so well with your desThank you for joining us at http://12monthsofchristmaslinkup.blogspot.co.uk/ Do come back again. Helen H DTign and that little mouse is adorable.

  8. I love this! So very cute! Thanks for joining us at the 12 mo of Christmas link up
    Marji DT

  9. Very nice assortment of cards, Marie. You've either been very busy, or started early--good for you! Thanks for linking up at the 12 Months of Christmas!

  10. Hi
    You've made a topper from it
    He is super nice.
    grtjs lisbeth



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