Monday, February 18, 2019


Howdy bloggers, I hope you are all doing well.  Things are moving along just fine here in PA, but I will be glad for some warmer weather in the next few months, that's for sure!  Until then though, how about a nice Christmas card for our CCAYR theme this month:   CAROLS AND SONGS?

My apologies for the paleness of my photo. I have been experimenting taking pics with my phone instead of always setting up my hubby's fancy camera, but I think I may go back to using the camera and tripod.  Anyhow, this image is from Fred, She Said Designs, and is called Emma the Caroler, pre-colored version.  I just love using this image, especially since I don't have to worry about any coloring!  I had the digital purple striped paper lying around forever (which I think may even be from FSS also), so I used that behind my image panel.  The scalloped rectangle was cut from Recollections card stock, and all 3 of these layers were die cut using Spellbinders dies.  The purple snowflake paper comes from the Northern Lights 12x12 Recollections paper pad I picked up during this past Christmas season at Michael's.  It is GORGEOUS paper; the snowflakes are an iridescent silver, which I tried to capture in this photo:

I think you can somewhat see it.  The sentiment comes from the PTI Signature Christmas set, which uses the beautiful handwriting of the wonderful Dawn McVey.  If you haven't heard of her, or her inspiring story, you REALLY should check it out.  I follow her on Instagram @dawnsing, and it really is a joy to listen to her stories on a daily basis.  


12 Months of Christmas Link Up:  ATG, or optional penguin power theme
CHN Patterned Paper February:  ATG using patterned paper
Mix it Up #22:  ATG or optional rubber band stamping technique
The Paper Shelter #370:  Letters and/or Numbers
CHNC #425:  ATG
Jingle Belles:  All That Glitters (shiny or sparkly) (see close up of my snowflake paper)
Winter Wonderland:  ATG, tribute to Eileen challenge
Outlawz Monday Greetings:  Girl, Woman, Beauty
Outlawz Twisted Thursday:  ATG or optional flowers twist

Well, I guess that's all for now folks.  Please stop by the CCAYR blog to check out the challenge, and join us in the CAROLS AND SONGS fun!

Take care, and God Bless!



  1. Love;y card. Thank you for play with us at Pink Gems Challenge.

  2. Gorgeous card. Thanks you for joining with us at Good luck with your entry
    Maritza DT

  3. Gorgeous image and wonderful colour choices for a Christmas card - my favourite! I agree, that snowflake paper is stunning! Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful card with us at The Paper Shelter!

  4. What a stunning card, I love the purple and your layout is fabulous. Thanks so much for playing at The Paper Shelter Challenge Number and/or Letters theme this week. Hugs:) Audrey DT

  5. Adorable card and I love the colour and layout.
    Thanks for joining us
    DT The Paper Shelter

  6. Beautiful card. Love the non-traditonal colours and sweet image. Thank you so much for joining us at Winter Wonderland. Pat K xx

  7. I lvoe your silver snowflakes and the soft purples you chose for your card! Your coloring is gorgeous! I am really glad you shared this with us today. Good luck with your entry!
    Hugs, Joy dt member
    Joyfully Stamps
    Crafty Creations Challenges

  8. Beautiful card and those snowflakes are divine! Thanks for joining us at Mix It Up!

  9. Love that beautiful iridescent shimmer ... so glad you helped us *glitter* at Jingle Belles.

  10. Sweet card. Thanks for joining us at the CHNC Christmas Weekly this week for our Anything Goes, optional "Use something Green" Challenge.

  11. I love FSS images, and this one is extra sweet! Beautifully done, Marie! So glad you uploaded your project to Christmas at the Sweet Stampin’ Challenge so I could come visit. Hope to see more of your pretty submissions in the future. Please check back to see if you are a selected DT favorite!
    Warm Smiles,
    {Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}

  12. This is such a pretty image and I love the purple and silver combination. Thanks for joining us over at the Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Challenge.

  13. A great card - thanks for sharing it with us at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.

    Helen x

  14. oh my goodness this is just waaaaay too much fun! so happy you could get sparkly with us at JINGLE BELLES! :)

  15. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining the challenge at Love to Craft Challenge Blog.

  16. This is truly beautiful. the background really makes the image stand out!

    Renee H

  17. Lovely card - great image and background!
    Thanks for sharing with 12 Months of Christmas Link Up!


    DT for The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up!
    Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!

  18. Lovely work. Thank you for joining the 12 months of Christmas link up, Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge and Creative Fingers. Hope to see you again next time.



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