Wednesday, June 8, 2022


 Hello friends!  Welcome back to my blog.  Today's post is for the ABC Christmas challenge where we are using the letters L and M... L for Little, and M for Music.  I had the time to make a card for each letter, and here they are:

L for Little (the mice)

M for Music

I really wanted to use a Bugaboo image (miss them so much! 😢) for one of my cards, so I searched through my Christmas/Winter folder for something that would work for the "little."  I have plenty of images with these adorable mice, but I had never used this one with the sign, so this was an obvious choice.  I probably will never get to use all the Bugaboo images I have!  The patterned papers and the pink mats all come from the same 8.5x11 Christmas paper pack from Michael's that I purchased several years ago.  I colored the sweet image in alcohol markers to match.  The embossed layer was run through my Gemini Jr. with the Spellbinders May embossing folder of the month, Faux Stitch.  The sentiment and simple little snowflakes were stamped with VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink using the MISTI.  Merry Christmas is from the set Christmas Dreams, and the snowflake is from Oh What Fun.  That is my absolute FAVORITE Merry Christmas sentiment because I love that font!  I did perform stamp surgery on it some time ago, so that I could use it just like this.

The music card was actually the first card I had an idea for, and this sweet caroling snowmen image is from the now defunct Whimsie Doodles store.  I cut the image using the largest Spellbinders Labels One die, offsetting it to the right side so I could stamp the same Merry Christmas sentiment in the upper left corner.  The patterned paper not only has nice snowflakes on it; it also has pink polka dots.  Based on that color scheme, I colored the image with alcohol markers.  The metal parts of the light post were colored in using a black metallic Sakura Gelly Roll pen.  Both the patterned paper and the image panel were matted onto pink shimmer cardstock.  The mat for the image panel was cut using the accompanying scalloped Labels One die from Spellbinders.  I used a corner rounder to round the corners of the large pink shimmer mat and the patterned paper.  After I adhered the image panel to the patterned paper layer with foam squares, I added Glossy Accents to the globe of the light post.  When that had dried, I added white gel pen accents to the image.


Sparkles Christmas:  Cute Christmas Critters (the mice)
12 Months of Christmas Link Up #89:  ATG Christmas cards (1/10)
Merry Little Christmas #44:  ATG Christmas (4/8)
Crafty Calendar:  ATG (1/3)
Love to Craft #68:  ATG (8/8)
Crafty Animals #62:  ATG w/an animal
Critter Crazy #63:  ATG w/FEATURED critter
Let's Craft and Create #184:  ATG + optional Penny for Your Thoughts theme (use a sentiment)
Dragonfly Dreams:  Outdoors (1/3)
Cardz 4 Galz #174:  2 or more Designer papers (1/3)
Alphabet Challenge:  E is for Embossing (wet or dry)
Peace on Earth #17:  ATG Christmas
Simon Says Wednesday:  Bright and Cheerful
Sweet Stampin':  3 of a Kind

Well, that's all for me today!  Don't forget to head on over to the ABC Christmas challenge to get a head start on your Christmas 2022 stash!  Until next time,

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

~ Marie


  1. Love these Marie - those mice are so cute!
    Helen x

  2. What a gorgeous pair of cards, Marie! I love the colouring and your choice of backing papers. So cute - both of them!
    Take care.
    Carol x

  3. Lovely cards! I love Bugaboo and miss them too, they were the 1st digi stamps I started collecting and then made the Design Team which was a dream come true. I adore your designs and coloring, Thanks for sharing with us at The Paper Funday Challenge, we love seeing all the entries.
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  4. Oh gosh, Marie - I love those little mice! So perfect and adorable! What a great layout to showcase your perfect bold coloring! Thanks so much for playing at Sparkles!

  5. You've created two beautiful winter/Christmas card, and I love how you've brought those Bugaboo mice to life. A Bugaboo digi was my first ever challenge prize, and I managed to collect more of their images through the years. I, too, miss them a lot, and use their digis on a regular basis. I like how you matched the ornaments in the picture with the patterned paper, and how the embossed background adds to the festive scenery. Thanks for joining the Alphabet challenge.

    Hugs, Veronika

  6. Such gorgeous card thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar hugs Sue x

  7. These Christmas cards are so cute!! Thank you so much for sharing at Let’s Craft & Create.
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  8. Gorgeous cards. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin. Pat K xx

  9. Both cards are adorably cute, cute images too! Thank you for joining our challenge at Peace On Earth!
    Diane POE DT {Nellies Nest}
    {Peace On Earth}

  10. Two incredibly beautiful Christmas cards. Wonderful ideas for each. thank you for sharing over at Penny's Challenge. Best of luck, DT~Jana Forrest

  11. Both of these are ever so cute!

  12. I just love seeing Christmas throughout the year and your cute cards both made me smile. Super cute! Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's ArtWorld. Love to see you join in each month.
    ~ Pam CT

  13. Thank you for joining us at challenge Le Ann's World 101 Challenge
    DT Maria

  14. Love the snowmen. Thank you for entering the Dragonfly Dreams challenge.



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