Sunday, March 1, 2020


Hello, and welcome back to my blog!  It's the 1st of March, which means it's time for another challenge at Christmas Crafts All Year Round.  This time, we are hungry for some gingerbread, so show us those cute little houses, and those adorable little ginger people!  Here is my card:

This post also doubles as my Bugaboo DT card for the Stella Says Sketch challenge at Catch the Bug this week.  It doesn't often happen that I get to kill 2 birds with one stone, but when it does happen, I try to take advantage of it!  So, here is the sketch we are following:

I flipped the sketch and adjusted the positioning of the 3 circle elements slightly, but other than that, I followed the sketch pretty closely.   I can't find this image in the store as of yet, but there is a similar one in this set here, if you wanted to get it.  I colored up the adorable ginger girl image using alcohol markers.  I used what Courtney Kreeber calls a "scary dark" brown shade in the darkest areas, which at first I thought made her look like she was a burnt cookie!  After some time though, it did fade back, so now I'm OK with it. 

 The patterned papers all come from the 6x6 Sugar Plums paper pad by Recollections, which I seem to have used quite a bit of!  I wish I had gotten more than one!  :(  The open scalloped border below the gingerbread houses was made with a die from the Bevels, Brackets, and Lace set from Sizzix.  I used a dark red Recollections card stock mat cut with a Spellbinders scalloped rectangle behind the patterned paper image panel.  Ginger girl was popped up on dollar store foam tape, and so was the partial Lawn Fawn sentiment from the Deck The Halls set.  100 lb. Recollections Kraft card stock was used to make the card base, as I thought it would better match the cookie "feeling" of the card.  I added some of Christy Gets Crafty's favorite Star Dust Stickles to the white areas of Ginger girl, added the 3 glittery enamel dots, and this card is done.


12 Months of Christmas Link Up #63:  ATG 
Merry Little Christmas #20:  ATG (1/5)
CHN Patterned Paper:  ATG using patterned paper
Love to Craft #44:  ATG (1/5)
Mix it Up #35:  ATG (1/5)
Classic Design #3:  ATG 
Die Cut Divas:  ATG using die cuts and/or embossing folders
Gem of a Challenge #5:  ATG (1/2)
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #127:  ATG (1/3)
Word Art Wednesday #428 - #429:  ATG (1/5)
The Sisterhood of Crafters:  Patterned Paper (1/3)
Double Trouble:  Go Green (I have a fair bit of green on my card!)
Heart 2 Heart Challenges:  Put Your Green On (partnership with Double Trouble)
The Paper Girls #195:  Glitter
Lemon Shortbread #114:  ATG
Simon Says Wednesday:  ATG
The Paper Shelter #416:  Color it!
Polkadoodles Week #9:  ATG (1/2)
Digi Choosday Week #8:  ATG (1/2)
Crafting Happiness #38:  ATG 
CHNC #479:  ATG Christmas
The Outlawz Festive Fridays:  Christmas

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I appreciate the time you have taken to spend here, and I hope you will also stop by the CCAYR blog, and the Catch the Bug blog to see what all of the other respective DT members have made to inspire you!  Until next time,

Take Care, and God Bless!



  1. Marie!!! This cookie is so stinking cute. I actually have been trying to start my cards but I always seem to have something else come up. Hopefully soon! This is inspiring though. And your coloring ♡♡♡

  2. Sweet Christmas card. I love using Stella Says Sketches. Thank you so much for playing along in our challenge this week. Hope you’ll link up again!
    Hugs! Janis
    Crafting Happiness Challenges, Challenge Blog Owner
    Pause Dream Enjoy, Personal Craft Blog

  3. Merry and bright! Such a cute holiday card with the beautifully colored image. Thank you for playing along with us at Double Trouble #51.

  4. Cute! I love the gingerbread houses in the background. Thanks for joining us at The Sisterhood of Crafters.

  5. You made a beautiful card. Love your colouring. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Hazel Nut's Christmas Card Weekly Challenge - Myrna DT

  6. OMG such a cute holiday card! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

  7. Adorable image, great coloring and excellent interpretation of the sketch. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble; but don't forget to share at Heart2Heart our partner for our Thing 1 "Go Green" Challenge...In fact, they have waived their Close To My Heart requirement for this challenge only, and you have already "Put Your Green On". Please link up with them at

  8. What a cute image and darling card, Marie! Love that you flipped the sketch to create your own unique take on it. Thank you for sharing your card with us on the Lemon Shortbread Challenge blog. Good luck with your entry. Hugs, Lori xx (DT)

  9. Great card, Marie! Can you believe there's only 9 months left? Thanks for joining us and good luck with with your entry!
    Hugs, Joy
    Joyfully Stamps
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

  10. I love your gingerbread girl. She's adorable and so are your background papers. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas for this month's "Anything Goes" challenge.

  11. Fab mix of colours and patterns on this sweet card!

  12. What a adorable gingerbread and lovely background sweet houses ! Thanks for joining Mix It Up Challenge Blog. Wishing you good luck and hope to see jou soon again. Hugs, Veana R.DT

  13. Very cute. Thanks for blessing us with your creation and please join us again in our current challenge. Leaving you with the encouragement that comes from Psalm 27:1 which says, “The Lord is my light and my salvation—whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life—of whom shall I be afraid?” Have a great week.

    JO ANN
    Word Art Wednesday DT

  14. Fabulous creation! Thanks for joining us for Week 5 at Gem of a Challenge!

  15. What a fabulous project! Thanks for sharing it with us at Polkadoodles’ Gems Challenge good luck and hope to see you again!

    Jennifer, DT

  16. What a darling card little gingerbread girl! Your card is beautiful :) Thank you so much for joining us Paper Girls with our Glitter challenge!

  17. Fabulous card.Love the design and colors...thank you for joining us at DIGI CHOOSDAY CHALLENGE,hope to see you again
    Željka DT xx

  18. This card is so stinkin' cute! Loe that little gingerbread girl! Thanks so much for sharing with us at The Paper Girls Challenge! -Lori DT

  19. Adorable Christmas card! I love the gingerbread houses in the background! Thank you for playing with us at Heart 2 Heart!

  20. Wonderful card with great patterned paper combo. Thanks for joining us at CHNC Patterned Paper Challenge this month.

  21. Marie this is so cute. I do love a gingerbread man

    Thank you very much for your lovely card and entering it into our challenge and good luck.

    DT for The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up!

    Made By Mandy – My personal Blog!

  22. Lovely card. Thank you for joining the 12 months of Christmas cards link up. Hope to see you again next time.

  23. This is FABulous! Thanks so much for sharing with us in the Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog's March Anything Christmas Goes challenge! We hope you visit us often!
    Leslie, MLCCB DT
    Love To Scrap 2

  24. Beautiful! Thanks so much for participating in the Die Cut Divas Challenge this time and good luck :)



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