Tuesday, July 21, 2020


Hello friends, and welcome back to my blog!  Here we are at Day 4 of the big Christmas in July event already...time flies when you're having fun!  For today, we have a BINGO card for you to play along with:

And here is my card:

I used the flash freebie made available today called Christmas Rocking Horse, and in keeping with the rocking theme, I made my first-ever rocker card!  I watched a few YouTube videos before plowing ahead, and there are definitely still some things I would do differently next time; but overall I am happy with the end result!  It's bright and fun, which I think fits well with a rocker card, especially one for Christmas.

The patterned paper comes from the Whimsy 12x12 Recollections paper pad, and I colored the horsey with alcohol markers to match.  I'm not sure why I wanted a bright pink horse, but that's what my heart was set on when I started the coloring.

I used my Silhouette software to determine the sizes of my circles for the base of the card; I figured that would be just as easy as using dies, and this way I could "layer" them and see how they would look.  The image circle and the green scalloped circle were cut using Spellbinders dies.  All layers are glued down flat with liquid glue.


The Paper Girls #204:  Christmas in July (2/3)
CHNC #499:  ATG
Love to Craft #48:  ATG (5/5)
Mix It Up #39:  ATG (5/5)
Paper Funday #19:  ATG (4/4)
My Time to Craft #436:  Christmas in July
CHN Patterned Paper:  ATG using patterned paper
Jingle Belles:  Colorful Christmas

Die Cut Divas:  Christmas in July (4/4)
Digi Choosday #29:  ATG (1/2)
Fezziwigs Festive Frolics:  Christmas cards with Summer Colors
C.R.A.F.T #564:  Christmas/Humorous

I appreciate you stopping by again today!  Don't forget about stopping by the Catch the Bug blog to see the rest of the DT makes, and to join in on the fun before it's too late!  Until tomorrow, my friends...
Take Care and God Bless!  



  1. I think I love the way your heart thinks when it starts coloring. A bright pink horse is just what I would want! So cute, and I have no clue how you did the rocker, it's the magic of Christmas!

  2. Marie: Well, I'm back again for MTTC blog! This snow globe like rocker card is a wonderful technique format to match your digi!!! Super cute! Very festive! Would be great for a baby's 1st Christmas card, too. Thanks for linking to MTTC!!! --Becca/DT

  3. What a fun card.
    Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnuts Christmas challenge
    Happy crafting !
    Catherine x DT

  4. Love this little rocker card and thanks for sharing at craft this week in our christmas challenge

  5. Beautiful rocker card ! Thanks for sharing at 613 Avenue Create xx Please join us again.

  6. I love your rocking card! Thanks for sharing at Crafting Happiness Challenges.
    Janis, Blog Owner

  7. So adorable and sweet Marie..
    Thank you so much for joining in with us at 613 Avenue Create..hope you will play along again..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  8. Ahhh this is super, I love that you made it a rocker card, what agreat idea. Im loving joining in with you all over on Bugaboo for your Christmas week. Thanks for sharing with me over on Fezziwigs Festive Frolics, Hazelxx

  9. Very sweet, a Rocker Card for a Rocking Horse! Thanks for inspiring us at The Paper Funday Challenges! Donna, DT

  10. Great rocker card love the image and P.papers.Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create
    Carol DT x

  11. How perfect is that rocking card for your adorable rocking horse ... so glad you were inspired by our color Christmas at Jingle Belles.

  12. Marie, this is darling. I love all Bugaboo images and avidly collect them. Love that your rocking horse really rocks. Great idea! Thanks for joining us for the flip-a-coin challenge at 12 Months of Christmas Link Up.

  13. such a fun and festive card and a cool rocker design! so pleased you could join our photo inspo fun at JINGLE BELLES!

  14. Simply fabulous!
    Thanks for playing along with us this month. Regina DT-Member of Paper Funday Challenge

  15. I'm so sorry too late to comment. Such a lovely card! Thank you for your lovely entry at Mix It Up Challenge Blog! Hope to see you again soon!! HUGS!
    Ann DT



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