Wednesday, March 9, 2022


Hello friends!  It's time for another ABC Christmas challenge!  This month's letters are:

E for Embossing

F for Fussy & Fancy

G for Glitter

Here are the cards I created using both E and G:

To create these cards, I grabbed two digis from my image basket that were already colored.  The penguin is from the now sadly closed Whimsie Doodles shop, and the snowman is from Little Scraps of Heaven, which is also sadly closed. These images are too cute not to use though! for the penguin card, I die cut a piece of green glitter cardstock from Recollections using the largest die from Spellbinders A2 Card Creator set A.  The snowy-looking patterned paper, also from Recollections, was die cut with the next size down in the same set.  I did have to finish the penguin by coloring his scarf to match the other greens.  I also gave him green eyes, but I think he kind of looks possessed now! 😆 I added foam tape to the back of the penguin and placed him on a slight angle for a bit of playfulness. The sentiment comes from Lawn Fawn's Winter Scripty Sentiments set, and was heat embossed with Recollections Snow embossing powder.
The snowman card is 5.5" sqaure.  I dry embossed the Big Snowflake stencil from A Colorful Life Designs onto a scrap of 65 lb. white cardstock.  I cut the panel down to 5.25" sqaure, and then replaced the stencil (which I had sprayed with Pixie Spray) and inked up the snowflake using white pigment ink.  I had watched a Gina K video where she used white pigment ink instead of Versamark or another sticky embossing ink, so the ink wouldn't stick to the stencil and pull it up.  It worked really well, although it was pretty difficult to see the white ink on the white paper.  I lifted the stencil and poured Ranger's holographic embossing powder all over the snowflake.  Unfortunately, thanks to the Pixie Spray, the glitter also stuck to a lot of the area around the snowflake.  I tried to brush it off, which didn't really work, so I embossed it anyway.  After the embossing, I tried various methods to remove the extra fingers, a pink eraser, my tweezers, and a Swiffer cloth.  All of these worked to some degree, but none were fully successful.  Nonetheless, I continued with my plan to ink blend over the panel with Salty Ocean oxide ink and a blender brush.  I concentrated the darker color in the center of the snowflake, getting lighter towards the edges.  The scratches on the paper that my tweezers left behind actually gave it a nice texture, I think.  The snowflake panel is adhered to the card base with Bearly Art glue, then I added foam tape to the back of the snowman and placed him on top to cover a couple of spots that didn't get any ink. 😉


Christmas With The Cuties:  Anything Cute and Christmas
Merry Little Christmas #43:  ATG Christmas (1/8)
CHN Patterned Paper:  ATG with patterned paper
Love to Craft #67:  ATG (2/8)
Mix it Up #58:  ATG (2/8)
Craft Rocket #90:  Use an Animal
613 Avenue Create:  ATG (1/8)
Crafty Animals #59: ATG using animals
Critter Crazy #60:  ATG featuring animals (1/5)
Unicorn Challenge #74:  Dots and/or Stripes 
A Place to Start:  ATG (1/8)
Holly and Ivy #111:  ATG Christmas (1/3)
Double Trouble #105:  Bring on the Green
Heart 2 Heart:  Going Green
Peace on Earth #11:  ATG Christmas (1/3)
CD Sunday Plus:  ATG (1/3)
C.R.A.F.T Challenge #629:  Christmas (1/2)
Simon Says Monday:  Add Some Green (1/5)
Polkadoodles #10:  ATG (1/2)
Digi Choosday #10:  ATG (1/2)
Colour Crazy #9:  ATG w/ coloring (1/2)
CHNC #584:  ATG Christmas

Well, that's all for today!  I appreciate you stopping by, and don't forget to join us at the ABC Christmas challenge to get those Christmas cards crossed off your to-do list!  Until next time,

💗 Stay Healthy, Take Care, and God Bless! 💗

~ Marie


  1. These are so cheerful & cute!
    Helen x

  2. I don't know which one is cuter!!! That penguin might have the edge on cuteness, but they are both fun and sparkly!!!

  3. Such cute cards. I love the penguin, but that snowman is adorable. Thanks for playing along with us at Let's Craft and Create. Deanna DT

  4. Your cards are both so cute! Love that adorable penguin image. Thanks for sharing at 613 Avenue Create.

  5. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Mirtillamente, we love to see everybody’s entries. We are a home for creativity! Good luck and do come back!
    Jackie, Mirtillamente DT

  6. Aww, these are adorable images and cute cards! Thanks for sharing your lovely project with us at The Paper Funday Challenge.
    The Paper Funday Challenge
    The Inspiration Station Challenge

  7. Such cute creations! 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!!


  8. Marie, love your penguin card! I don't think he looks demonic with his green eyes, just a little "soused" from celebrating the holidays! Love how you colored the scarf for our Double Trouble "Bring on the Green" challenge! Thank you for sharing your card and creativity with us at DT!!! -Donna

  9. I love your snowman in front of that snowflake, which turned out beautiful even after all! Thanks for joining us at the Paper Funday Challenge!

  10. Beautiful, cutie and lovely card
    Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday Craft Challenge
    Good Luck
    Rose DT

  11. Two lovely christmas cards, great images
    Thank you for joining us
    CD Sunday plus DT

  12. Super cute and fun cards! Thank you for joining our challenge at Peace On Earth!
    Diane POE DT {Nellies Nest}
    {Peace On Earth}

  13. So very cute, love your sweet snowman..
    Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Chrissy DT

  14. Cute cards Marie..I love the penguin.Thank you for joining our challenge at
    Let's Craft and Create this week and good luck.. Ursula Uphof DT

  15. I love your card, thanks for sharing it with us at the Unicorn Challenge Blog.
    Hugs Ilonka DT

  16. I love your card, thanks for sharing it with us at the Cute As a Button Challenge Blog.
    Hugs Ilonka DT

  17. I love your card, thanks for sharing it with us at the LeAn's World 101 Challenge Blog.
    Hugs Ilonka DT

  18. So much fun and completely adorable! So glad you joined us at Christmas with the Cuties!

  19. Lovely Christmas cards but my favourite has to be the penguin!
    CD Sunday Plus DT.

  20. Both cards are so cute! Love that penguin. Thank you for joining us at Heart 2 Heart.

  21. I love your cute winter cards Marie! I love penguins but the snowman is adorable too. thanks for sharing your creations with us on the Papercraft-Challenges blog. Lisa x

  22. 2 lovely cards. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  23. You are so right, both are absolutely darling! Thanks so much for joining us this week over at CRAFT Challenge!

  24. Cute and Cuter! Nicely crafted!

    Thanks for stopping by A Place To Start !
    Chana Malkah, Owner
    Redora Lee Designs , My Blog
    A Place to Start , Owner
    613 Avenue Create , Owner

  25. Such a cute penguin, Marie! I love his green eyes. Thank you for playing along with us at Double Trouble #105.

  26. Lovely snowman card. Thank you for entering the Shabby Chic/Vintage Challenge at CHNC.

  27. Darling winter cards! Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble! :)

  28. So sweet images, adorable winter cards. Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create. DT Vesna

  29. Two great cards. Thanks for joining us at CHNC Patterned Paper Challenge this month.

  30. Oh what a cute work!

    Thanks for playing along with our Challenge at Critter Crazy and good luck!

    Hugs and please come back soon!
    Kleido’s BastelStüble
    *Owner* Do-Al(l) Kreatives
    *Owner*Critter Crazy Challenges
    *List Manager* Challenges for Days
    *DT* Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2

  31. Beautiful creations!
    Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge April "ATG".



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