Monday, July 18, 2016

We wish you a Merry Christmas!

I'm loving all the Christmas in July festivities going on!  I really wish I could have participated in some of them...especially the Bugaboo one.  That one is always jam-packed full of fun activities!  Oh well, maybe next year. 

In the meantime, how about a Christmas card?

Here's another pre-colored version of Emma the Caroler, from Fred, She Said.  I did do a bit of sponging around the image on this one.  Super simple layout so that Tracey's beautiful image is in the spotlight.  IRL, her dress is all kinds of shimmery, thanks to the always camera-shy Wink of Stella.  Sentiment from Signature Christmas from Papertrey Ink.


Winter Wonderland:  Carol singers/Make a scene
12 Months of Christmas Link Up #19:  Ag or optional Christmas blooms theme
CHNC #290:  Cute or AG Christmas
Holly Jolly #76:  Inspired by a song (We Wish You a Merry Christmas)
ABC Christmas:  "N" for NO RULES
Christmas Card Challenges #33:  AG or optional color inspiration
Crafty Calendar:  Punches/Dies
Animal Friends #40:  Animal + Dies/Punches
Fussy and Fancy #168:  Christmas in July
Broken Fairy #6:  AG w/ twist of Christmas in July

Thanks for stopping by!
God Bless!

ETA:  This card was picked as a DT favorite at Crafting from the Heart, and also was picked to be in the TOP 3 at Broken Fairy Designs! 
Thank you!  :)  :)



  1. Beautiful card Marie thank you for joining us over on
    Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge
    Dianne xx

  2. A beautiful card, such a sweet image. Thank you for joining us at the Winter Wonderland challenge.
    Kath x

  3. Beautiful card Marie love the sponging around the image and the way it highlights the image. Thank you for all your lovely comments

  4. This is lovely...I like the sweet image...Thanx for joining us at Winter Wonderland, xxx Plony

  5. So pretty! Love the image and your colored image are soooo beautiful.

    Thank for your always encouraging me

  6. Yes the sweet image does pop for this delightful card . Thanks for sharing with us here at Christmas Card Challenges .

  7. Hi - beautiful card. Fab LO. Love the colour palette.
    Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Calendar this month. Hope to see you again - good luck!
    Please remember that you have to Join and Follow our challenge blog to be in with a chance of winning the prizes.
    Bev (DT) x

  8. Really beautiful. You've created the cold and wintry feeling :)
    Thanks a lot for joining us at Fussy and Fancy! :)

  9. I love your image!! Sweet card!!
    Thanks for playing along this week at Christmas Card Challenges!!
    Debbie (CCC DT)
    Debbie's Dash of This and That

  10. Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Craft your passion challenges. Happy crafting! Catherine x DT

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  12. Super cute! Thanks for playing along at CCC.

  13. Such a lovely image on your great card. Thanks for sharing it with us at Wionter Wonderland. Good luck. Christine DT

  14. Lovely work, thanks for sharing with crafting from the Heart!

  15. This is gorgeous, Marie! I love how you sponged around the image and you really made her pop!

  16. the colour tones and the design is gorgeous... Thank you for sharing your wonderful project at Holly Jolly Christmas challenge. Good luck . Neva

  17. Lovely card. Thank you so much for playing along with us at Holly Jolly. Hope to see you again soon. Good luck.
    Lynn, Holly Jolly DT

  18. Hello, Marie! I would be happy to send you my colourful penguin card! I can send it to you now if you like! Just send me your address...

  19. What a cutie! I love FSS images and this is one of my all time favorites.

  20. It's only right that such a sweet image takes centre stage in this lovely, clean design. Thank you for playing at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'. Tracey x

  21. This is wonderful! I'm so glad you joined us at the 12 Month of Christmas link up!
    Marji DT



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