Monday, September 18, 2017

CCAYR September Mid-Month DT Inspiration

Apologies to Deanne and my teamies at CCAYR for my blog post being so late.  You know how life can be sometimes!  Anyway, no time for chatter, here is my card for the mid-month challenge of "Leaves."
And what better leaves to use for a Christmas card than holly leaves?  I have 2 holly embossing folders, and this one is from the Paper Studio.  I decided to make this an easy card, and just colored over the embossed leaves and berries with Prismacolor pencils.  I left my panel in the folder while I colored, so as not to flatten the design.  I distressed the edges with my favorite Frayed Burlap Distress Ink, and popped it up on fun foam.  The sentiment comes from the Lawn Fawn "Deck the Halls" stamp set.
12 months of Christmas Link Up #33:  ATG or optional picture inspiration
Jingle Belles:  Tic Tac Toe
I chose red, cardstock, bling.  HONESTLY, there is Spectrum Noir clear sparkle pen on those red berries.  You DO believe me, don't you?
CHNC #351:  ATG or option to use 3 different patterned papers
Christmas Card Challenges #21:    ATG or optional photo inspiration
Simon Says Wednesday:  Clean and Simple
Cute Card Thursday #495:  Add a banner/flags
Mix it Up #5:  ATG or optional inlaid die cut technique
The Paper Shelter #309:  Embossing of any kind
Whew, that was a lot!  I really need to organize my favorites!  Thanks for joining me today, and don't forget to join in the CCAYR challenge to use leaves!  There's a cool prize to be had!  :)


  1. Amazing dry-embossing! Love how this turned gorgeous!
    Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Clean and Simple” Challenge! Beautiful colors and design. Well done!

  2. This is gorgeous, Marie. Thanks so much for sharing it with us. I'm delighted to have you play along with us.
    Karen L
    Word Art Wednesday

  3. Fabulous! Your colouring really enhances that wonderful embossing!
    Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday! Jane S (DT) xxx

  4. Lovely creation, thank you for joining our challenge at CRAFT Challenge this week. Please also have a look at our DT call and consider applying for the position of DT member, we are a friendly bunch.

  5. Beautiful embossing. Thanks for joining CRAFT Christmas challenge. Elaine

  6. very pretty card and what a brilliant idea to leave it in the folder while you color it -I'll be using that tip in the future for sure!!! Thanks for sharing with us at the MIUCB this month~Kathy K (DT member)

  7. This looks amazing! Lovely clean design love the use of kraft and the coloured embossed leaves (will have to remember the tip about leaving it in the folder to colour!)
    Thanks for your lovely comment and the Polar Bear stamp is by Whipper Snapper.

  8. Just popped back to say thanks for playing along at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'!

  9. Of course we believe you ... your coloring brings those pretty holly leaves & berries to life ... so glad you joined our game of Tic-Tac-Toe at Jingle Belles.

  10. Wow, this looks amazing, never think to colour embossed card but love this effect!
    Many thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday this week!

  11. What a beautiful card!! I love how you colored the leaves!!
    Thanks for playing along at Christmas Card Challenges!!
    Debbie (CCC DT)
    Debbie's Dash of This and That

  12. I love how that background piece looks. Thanks so much for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges.

  13. Simply beautiful and festive, love it. Thank you for playing with us in Polkadoodles Craft Challenge Anything goes.

  14. Beautiful card, love the background! Thank you for sharing with us over at Love To Scrap! Hope to see you again!
    Sherry x - DT for Love To Scrap
    Loose Stitches and Unraveled Threads – My personal Blog

  15. Hello… Thanks for joining our ‘Anything Goes (with the optional theme of an inspirational picture) challenge. Your Christmas card is wonderful… Good luck in the draw and hope you will join us for our next challenge…
    [Diane-Louise DT for 12 Months of Christmas Link Up Challenge Blog]

  16. oh my gosh, what an amazing way to use that embossing folder!!! i am absolutely IN LOVE with this one, missus!!! so pleased you could join our tic tac toe fun at JINGLE BELLES! ♥

  17. Beautiful embossing and some patience to colour all those little holly sprigs---Thank you for joining us at Love to Scrap
    Carol DT x

  18. Beautiful Card, Love The Embossing ... Thanxx For Sharing At Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends .
    Sherry Lynn

  19. Love this! Your attention to detail to amazing! Thanks so much for sharing with us in the Love To Craft Challenge Blog's "September Anything Goes" challenge!
    Leslie, LTCCB DT
    Love To Scrap 2
    Love To Scrap!

  20. Oh Wow! I really like how you colored your leaves! So very nicely done!

  21. Love this - what a great way to use the embossing folder.

    Thanks for joining us at the 12 Months of Christmas link up.

    Helen N x



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