Friday, January 1, 2021


 Hello friends, and Happy New Year!  I sincerely hope that 2021 is going to be a way better year for everyone.  To start things off on the right foot, it's Freebie Friday at Catch the Bug, and here is what I made:

This fella is called Lil Snowman, and he is this week's freebie.  If you don't already have him, you can snatch him up this week!  I colored him up with alcohol markers, and then blinged him up using Star Dust Stickles.  I also used white gel pen to add personality.  The patterned paper comes from the Whimsy Christmas 12x12 paper pad from Recollections.  I really like the bright and colorful papers in this pad, so I want to use it quite a bit this year.  Both patterned papers are matted with red card stock from Recollections.  I used Spellbinders Square Swatches for the first time to die cut the red snowflake paper.  It doesn't show up very well against the red mat...I probably should have inked the edges with some white ink before adhering the 2 together.  😐  Oh well!  The sentiment comes from Sizzix/Tim Holtz Christmas Phrases set 2, and I cut it 3 times from the bright green card stock, and adhered the layers together for more presence.  I added a couple of layers of Wink of Stella on the top layer.  My card is a 5.5x5.5 inch square.


12 Months of Christmas Link Up #73:  ATG w/optional CAS twist (1/10)
Merry Little Christmas #30:  ATG Christmas (1/5)
Crafty Calendar:  Make it Cute (1/3)
CHN Patterned Paper:  ATG using patterned paper
Love to Craft #54:  ATG (1/5)
Mix it Up #45:  ATG (1/5)
Jan's Digi Stamps:  ATG (4/5)
Kat Scrappiness:  Winter (1/3)
Inkspirational #229:  Something in your Home (still have the snowmen out!)
Simon Says Monday:  Celebrate (1/5)
Simon Says Wednesday:  Sparkle and Shine (2/5)
Polkadoodles #1:  ATG (1/2)
Digi Choosday #52:  ATG (1/2)

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you enjoy this first day of a brand new year, and also have a great weekend!  Don't forget to pop by the Catch the Bug blog to see the rest of the DT makes with this cutie!  Until next time my friends,

Stay Healthy, Take Care, and God Bless!


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  1. He is super cute! I should probably go grab him since we have discovered just how short of snowmen my collection is 😬. And I can see why you love that paper pad! These are so cheerful!!!

  2. What a cute snowman! Loving the crooked carrot nose :) Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday Challenge - Good Luck!
    Maz DT

  3. So cute! Love the bright colors! Thanks for joining us at Merry Little Christmas challenges

  4. Adorable! And I agree that paper is fun and colorful, I can see why you want to use it. Thanks for joining us at Besties International challenge this month.

  5. This is so bright and fun! Great use of the snowman image. Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational!

  6. Thanks for entering our Anything Goes challenge… your snowman card is lovely. Good luck in the draw and we hope you will come back again soon.
    Diane Louise [Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

  7. Youre card is so beautiful, thanks for sharing with us at the Classic Design Challenge Blog.
    Hugs Ilonka DT

  8. Cute card, I love the bright colours. Thank you for joining our Digi Doodle Studios challenge. Good luck and hope to see you again!
    Merja DT

  9. What a cute card! I love the bright colors. Thanks for playing along with us at Color It, Create It, Show It Off!

    DT Stacey

  10. A fabulously cheerful card, wonderful colours.
    Thank you for joining in with the Crafts Galore Encore January Challenge “Anything Goes”. Good luck x

  11. What a cute snowman
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Hazel Nut's Pattern Paper Challenge
    Julie T

  12. I love your card!! Bright colors are my favorite!! Thanks for joining us at SheepSki Designs Challenge. I hope you'll join us again!!
    SSD DT

  13. Super cute plump snowman. Love is. Thanks for joining the challenge at Love to Craft Challenge Blog.

  14. Super card, I love the cute snowman. Thank you for joining in the Crafty Calendar Challenge this month. Good luck!
    Liz xx

  15. Love this card! love the bright colour and that adorable Snowman! Thank you for joining us at DDS this month - Good Luck and hope to see you again at our next challenge xx

  16. Super cute card. Thanks you for joining with us at My Besties International. Good luck with your entry
    Maritza DT

  17. Maria I absolutely love this. Such a bright and colourful card, proper cheerful.

    Thank you very much for entering your lovely card into our challenge. Good luck with the prize draw.

    Stay healthy, happy, keep crafting and Creating Joy :)

    Mandy ♥
    DT for The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up
    Made By Mandy – My personal Blog



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