Sunday, November 21, 2021


Hello friends, and welcome back to my blog!  Today's I want to share with you my creation for Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, sponsored by:

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I was given the adorable Magical Unicorn image to work with, and here is my card:

I decided this special unicorn deserved to be on a special card, so I created a circular shaped easel card.  Being so close to the big day, I wanted this beauty to be a Christmas unicorn, so I used red and green alcohol markers to color her mane.  Her horn was colored in using a gold metallic Sharpie.  To extend the gold theme, I used a Spellbinders petite scalloped circle to create a mat for the image panel, and used the same gold metallic paper for the top layer of the "merry" sentiment that holds up the easel.  Here's what the rest of the inside looks like:

I used the sentiments from the Lawn Fawn Winter Unicorn stamp set, because why wouldn't I, when they're perfect to go with this image!  I stamped the main part in Lady Bug ink by Memento; the green is a The Paper Company ink pad I have had for a LONG time, and the black for the lower Christmas word is VersaFine Clair Nocturne.  The merry die comes from a Recollections matching stamp and die set, and I cut it 4 times from scraps of 110lb white cardstock glued underneath the gold layer to make sure it was really elevated enough to hold the top panel.  I also stamped the little sparkles that come from the Winter Unicorn set, as well as one from the A Little Sparkle set in a gold ink from The Paper Company.  I must say, those ink pads have held up well over the years!  As a finishing touch to the unicorn image, I added clear Wink of Stella to the mane and horn, and used the clear sparkle Sakura pen for the little dots around the flowers of her crown.  I think you can see that in this photo:


ABC Christmas:  W for Whimsical, X for Xerox (what's more whimsical than a Christmas unicorn?)
Christmas Crafts All Year Round:  Something starting with U, V, or W
Love to Craft #64:  ATG (3/5)
Mix it Up #55:  ATG (3/5)
Cutie Pie #165:  Anything Cute
Color It, Create It, Show it off:  ATG with coloring (3/3)
Crafty Animals #56:  ATG using animals
Daisy Chain #58:  Add sparkle
Digi Doodle Studios #44:  Christmas/Winter (2/3)
Unicorn Challenge #71:  Christmas/Winter
SheepSki Designs #56:  Tis the Season (2/3)
Dragonfly Dreams:  Christmas/Winter(1/3)
Aud Sentiments #288:  ATG with sentiment (1/5)
Peace on Earth #4:  ATG Christmas (1/3)
Polkadoodles #47:  ATG (1/2)
Digi Choosday #46:  ATG (1/2)
Little Red Wagon #628:  No Patterned Paper
Colour Crazy #46:  ATG with coloring (1/2)
Passion for Markers #618:  Anything Christmas

That's all from me today!  Thanks so much for stopping by, and don't forget to pop on over to the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends challenge to see what the rest of Team B have made, and to join in on the fun!  We love to see what you create!  Until next time, friends...

Stay Healthy, Take Care, and God Bless!  💖

~ Marie


  1. Gorgeous, I love the colours you've used!
    Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles Gem of a Challenge! Jane S (DT) Paper, Pencils & Pretty Things xxx

  2. A lovely card with a surprising phrase!
    Lia DT POE

  3. This is really fun and cute and the inside sentiment is fabulous too! Thank you for joining our challenge at Peace On Earth!
    Diane POE DT {Nellies Nest}

  4. Such a pretty card - love your design! Thanks for playing along with us at Passion for Markers this week, good luck! Juliexx

  5. I love a circle card and this is an easel card too - fabulous! Thanks for joining in at Passion for Markers this week.
    Lorraine DT

  6. Wonderful coloring and i like the touch of glitter.

    Thanks for joining our "No patterned Paper" Challenge @ Little Red Wagon this week. I hope to see you back again soon.


  7. A fun, beautifully coloured, circular easel card, Marie. I'd like a unicorn too! :) Thank you for sharing your project with us at the Crafts Galore Encore “Anything Goes” November Challenge. Good Luck and hope to see you again soon!
    Carole x DT Craftilicious Creations

  8. So cute! I love the color palette you used and added sprakle on the unicorn!! Thanks for participating in the Gem of A Craft Challenge! I hope to see more of your creations soon! ~Michelle, DT Polkadoodles

  9. Oh Marie this is just precious! Love the shape and your coloring is fabulous! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Peace On Earth Christmas challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often. We appreciate your support on our new challenge adventure!!

    Please stop in for a visit!

  10. thanks for sharing at PFM with our Christmas challenge

  11. Fabulous! Thank you so much for linking up at my challenge blog, Crafting Happiness Challenges.
    Blog, Pause Dream Enjoy
    Owner, Crafting Happiness Challenges, Always Anything Goes & Unlimited Entries
    Design Team, Let’s Craft & Create

  12. Fabulous Christmas card Marie. Love that sweet unicorn and sentiment. Thanks for joining us at The Cutie Pie Challenge. Pat K. xx

  13. How lovely this is a fabulous image thank you for joining our challenge at DRAGONFLY DREAMS this month
    lorraine x

  14. Great card. Cute image and fun colors. thanks for sharing over at Colour Crazy, Crafty Catz, Aud Sentiments.

  15. What a wonderful fold card, and the colors you used are so pretty, thanks for playing our challenge at Christmas Craft Creations, have a wonderful day!

    Leanne DT/CCC
    Christmas Craft Creations

  16. Wonderful coloring !! Love the unique card shape too

    Thanks so much for joining us at the Gem of a Craft Challenge!

    Jill, Polkadoodles DT

    Tiny Treasure Workshop

  17. Beautiful card. I love the fancy fold and shape.
    Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday
    Annette - Netty's Cards
    Proud to design for :
    Polkadoodles Digi Choosday,
    Lili of the Valley,
    Dies to Die For,
    As You Like It Challenge.

  18. This looks beautiful!! Thanks for joining us at Pearly Sparkles Challenge. Hope to see you again next time.
    DT Ine

  19. me again ;) Love this!! Thanks for joining us at The Creative Crafters Challenge. Hope to see you again next time.
    DT Ine

  20. So cute card! Thank you for sharing at Polkadoodles Craft Challenge. Good luck and hope to see you again.

    Merja DT

  21. Cute card you created! Thank you for joining the Polkadoodles Craft Challenge. Good luck and hope to see your creation again.

    DT Polkadoodles

  22. Wonderful card!
    Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

  23. Just gotta love a Christmas Unicorn! Wonderful card, Thanks for sharing with us at The Paper Funday Challenges! Donna

  24. A great card - thanks for joining us at The Paper Funday Challenge.

    Helen x

  25. Great easel card! Thanks for joining Colour Crazy Challenges, good luck. Dawn DT

  26. 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

  27. Beautiful card!! Thanks so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CRAFTS ALL YEAR ROUND challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafting day!! Stay safe and healthy!!
    *Sorry for being so late commenting but please know that I have checked out your project and appreciate you entering my challenge!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper



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