Wednesday, August 10, 2022


Hello friends, and welcome back to my blog! Can you believe that we are in August already? 😲 I hope you are all doing well and ready for the new challenge at the ABC Christmas challenge blog.  This month's challenge is 3-fold, P for Pink, Q for Quarters, and R for Reindeer.  Here is my card:

At first, I was a bit stumped as to what the "quarters" part of the challenge meant, until I saw some of the other DT cards (those ladies are always farther ahead than me!) ...and then I knew EXACTLY what image I had to use for my card!  Sadly, it is a Bugaboo image, so I have no way to link it; but it is an image that I still enjoy working with.  I used the Silhouette Design program to size the image to fit a 5.5" square card with a nice border around the edge.  I also added some stitches around the image, but they don't really show up very well.  The scalloped card base was also created in the software program, and everything was cut with my Cameo.  I used alcohol markers as my coloring medium, and I added details with a white gel pen and the clear Wink of Stella brush pen.  The image panel was glued down flat, and the card is done!  I killed 3 birds with one stone in this challenge - HA!


The Outlawz Festive Fridays Aug 5-18:  Christmas

The Outlawz Sunday Songs and Rhymes:  Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (I am always inspired by Christmas songs!)

Winter Wonderland:  Reindeer

CCAYR:  Reindeer or Deer

Christmas with The Cuties #62:  Not just "Rockin Robin" (Christmas critters)

12 Months of Christmas Link Up #91:  ATG Christmas (1/10)

Merry Little Christmas #45:  ATG (4/8)

Crafty Calendar:  ATG (2/3)

Moving Along with the Times #145:  ATG (3/5)

613 Avenue Create #8:  ATG (3/8)

Crafts Galore Encore #102:  ATG (2/3)

Crafty Animals #64:  ATG using animals

Classic Design #8:  ATG 

Critter Crazy #65:  ATG featuring animals

The Paper Funday #44:  ATG (3/6)

A Place to Start #8:  ATG (3/8)

A Perfect Time to Craft #8:  ATG 

Let's Craft and Create #186:  ATG (2/3)

SheepSki Designs #65:  ATG (3/3)

The Corrosive Challenge #8:  ATG (2/4)

Pearly Sparkles #76:  ATG

Happy Little Stampers Christmas:  ATG

LeAnn's World 101 #53:  ATG

Mirtillamente #12:  ATG

Your Scrapbook Place:  ATG (2/3)

Ellibelle's Wednesday Challenge:  ATG (2/3)

Word Art Wednesday #555 - #556:  ATG (3/5)

Through the Craft Room Door:  ATG (3/4)

CD Sunday Plus #91:  ATG (2/3)

The Paper Shelter:  ATG (2/2)

Allsorts #688:  ATG (2/3)

The Holly and Ivy #121:  ATG Christmas (1/3)

Peace on Earth #21:  ATG Christmas (1/3)

Creative Inspirations:  ATG

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Head on over to the ABC Christmas challenge blog to continue building your stash of Christmas cards, or to get them started!  You don't have too much time left in the year to get them done! 😛 While you're there, please consider stopping by the DT blogs and leaving them some comment love, we sure do appreciate it when you do!  Until next time,

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

~ Marie


  1. I love this fun and festive card, a great image (so sad that Bugaboo are no longer trading, I love their images too.) Thanks for sharing at Allsorts this week.

  2. Yes! So sad about Bugaboo, BUT your card is fabulous, love how you did it in the Cameo, so easy for cutting isn't it? Love the colour combo and those sweet reindeer. A Super card.

  3. What an adorable card with these cute reindeer on pink background! It's a shame the image isn't available anymore!
    Thanks so much for joining in with us at Allsorts challenge!

  4. This is really fun! And you've cracked the theme perfectly.
    CD Sunday Plus DT.

  5. Your card is adorable, love it, thank you for joining the FF challenge at the Outlawz ... Anne DT

  6. So cute! Love how you combined all of the themes!
    Helen x

  7. Pink is an unususal color for christmascards but it is doing so well on you cute card!
    Lia DT POE

  8. This is so sweet and cute- lovely to see those adorable Bugaboo reindeer used again! Thanks for joining in at Crafty Calendar this month.

  9. This is super cute! Thanks so much for entering our Challenge at The Outlawz Challenges.
    Cara, The Sunday Song & Rhyme Design Team
    My Creative Chaos {My Personal Blog}

  10. Love ypour pick Christmas card. Very cute. Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create this month. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

  11. Your reindeer are super cute and I love them against the pink. I think you nailed this challenge wonderfully. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at the HLS Christmas blog!

  12. Sweet card!!! I love the pink!!! Thanks so much for participating in our CRITTER CRAZY challenge!!! I appreciate that you play along and I enjoy visiting your blog!! Have a happy crafty day!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  13. Oh my gosh, those reindeer are so cute. Love the pink and your card design. Thanks for playing along with us at Let's Craft and Create. Deanna DT.

  14. Lovely card. Yes it is sad about Bugaboo. I have lots of Bugaboo images. Thank you for joining the challenges at Sunday Songs & Rhyme,12 months of Christmas cards, Crafty Critters and Christmas Crafts all Year round. Hope to see you again next time

  15. A really cute card. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Carol xx
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  16. I love this! Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana Malkah, Owner

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  18. Wow, this is so adorable!! I like the little reindeers very much.
    Lia DT POE

  19. This is fabulous! You've followed the theme so well and I love the images you've used. Great colouring too.
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  20. Great card Marie and I love the colors. I miss Bugaboo and the DT, I had such a great time on that team. Thanks for playing at The Paper Funday Challenge this month!
    The Paper Funday Challenge
    The Inspiration Station Challenge

  21. great Christmas card with a cool layout. definitely fits our chosen song. Thank you for taking part in the Outlawz song and rhymes challenge

  22. Fun card Marie. I miss the Bugaboo images too but it is good to see them pop up again on someone's creation. Thank you for entering the Candy Canes Challenge at 12 Months of Christmas.

  23. I'm back again as I noticed I forgot to thank you for joining in at my crafty wednesday challenge too. So happy you shared and hope you'll link up again soon!
    Thank you so much for joining in this month at my Crafty Wednesday challenge!
    Ellibelle's Corner

  24. A cute card ready for Christmas time. Thank you for joining our challenge at
    Let's Craft and Create this week and good luck.. Ursula Uphof DT

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



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