Tuesday, March 14, 2017

How about some mid-month Christmas inspiration with CHNC Extra?

That's right, you read the title correctly.  I have made something to share for some mid-month inspiration at CHNC Extra.  I hardly EVER get anything done for that, as Hazel makes it optional, but this time, I thought I would be a little different and join in.
AND, to throw you off some more, I made not one but FOUR cards...HA HA!  So the story is, I had these journaling cards already cut out on my desk for a time when I wanted to create something while lacking some mojo.  That time had come.  So I grabbed these up, went back to the paper pad they came from to search out coordinating papers, and viola!  A little assembly line production procedures, and *BOOM*, 4 more Christmas cards done for the stash.  Incidentally, I lost the cover of the paper pad, but I'm pretty sure it's from MME.  Here are some individual card pics:
On the top card, I did cover the smaller sentiment area with a Spellbinders Label die and a Momenta sentiment.  All 4 journaling cards are backed by a kraft Spellbinders scalloped rectangle mat, and all card bases are kraft as well.  I used fun foam to add dimension behind the journaling panels.  *CAS love.*
12 Months of Christmas Link Up #27:  ATG, or optional Christmas Angels theme
Sparkles Christmas #74:  Use silver or gold (top card sentiment is embossed in gold)
Christmas Card Challenges #8:  ATG or optional photo inspiration
CHNC #324:  ATG or optional Santa theme
Jingle Belles:  The Holly and the Ivy...aka Christmas foliage (see card #2)
Create and Inspire #60:  ATG or optional create and Easter gift
Cards in Envy:  Keep it Simple
Well, I suppose that's all for now.  I should probably get myself to bed...we had a snow day today, so I stayed up late last night watching Netflix.  Headed back to work tomorrow!  God Bless the rest of your week!


  1. Wow, look at you go!! These are all so fabulous! No one would ever guess you were missing your mojo!

  2. Thank you for your lovely design inspiration for CHNC challenge extra for March mid-month. And glad that you've entered it for my CHNC challenge 324 and also my Patterned Paper March challenge - hope to see you there again soon. x

  3. oh wow! they are lovely and you are sooooooo clever to have had FOUR fab cards ready to be mass-produced at a moment's notice! what an amazing (quadratic!) addition to our festive foliage gallery at JINGLE BELLES! :)

  4. Your gold card looks like it has a sparkly background. Lovely. Thanks for sharing with Sparkles Christmas Challenge.

    1. Hi Pat...yes the lighter-colored stripes are glittery!

  5. Wow! four fabulous Christmas cards in one post! They're all lovely! Thanks for sharing with us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'

  6. Look at you rockin' the holiday cards ... so glad you shared your festive foliage with us at jingle belles.

  7. How great that you have all these beautiful Christmas cards all done! Love the colors. Thank you for joining us at Cards in Envy! ~ Marilyn

  8. Cute cards and will be so easy to mail! Thanks for joining us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'! --Gail

  9. This is just the cutest card ever Kath and just perfect for our challenge over at Sparkles Christmas Challenge "Gold or Silver on your card" good luck and hope to see you again next time Dt Member Sandra H xx

  10. Thank you for sharing your beautiful gold card with Sparkles Christmas Challenge. I like the stripes...so pretty.

  11. All of your cards are beautiful! I love every single one of them! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Christmas Card Challenges! -Lori DT

  12. All very pretty Christmas cards, Marie...

  13. I love your gold embossing, looks very sharp. Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Christms Challenges. Caz DT.

  14. Wow, Marie, you are on a roll! Your Christmas cards are all beautiful! Thanks for joining us at the 12 Months of Christmas Link Up. Julie, DT member

  15. Beautiful selection of cards --Thank you for joining us at Create and Inspire
    Carol DT x



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