Tuesday, September 20, 2022


Hello friends and welcome back to my blog! 😊 I hope you are all doing well on this third Tuesday in September.  Things here are trucking right along as usual.  It being a Tuesday means that it's time for another new challenge at Digi Choosday!  The DT theme for this challenge is FRIENDSHIP, and here is my card:

Now I ask you, what better way to spend a day than with a sweet kitty (or your favorite pet) friend on your lap and a nice beverage, and probably a good book, or binging your favorite crafty YouTube channels?  I know it sounds like a fab day to me!  I used the super sweet Cat Naps - Honeypie from the Honeypie Just Lovely collection, and I created a shaker card!  I am SOOOOOO in the mood for Fall, so I used fall colors.  I started by choosing papers from the 12x12 Fall Orchard paper pad from Recollections that I think I bought last year.  I wanted my mug shaker element to be pretty large, so I opted to use a 5.5" square kraft card base.  The mug shape is a Silhouette cut file that I modified a bit to make it into a shaker.  I cut it 8 times from Accent Opaque 80lb card stock so there would be lots of room for the shaker bits to move.   The top layer was inked with Fired Brick oxide ink, which I thought matched pretty closely to the red on the plaid paper.  My shaker bits consist of different pieces from some Sparkle Blends that I have in my stash:  Eggnog with Nutmeg, Hot Cocoa, and Frosted Gingerbread, plus some miscellaneous sequins also.  I colored the Honeypie image to match using Copic markers, and a gold gel pen to make her little mug special.  I added glue and foam tape behind the image, as she is adhered onto the shaker and needed added support in some places.  To finish it off, I added some Cafe Au Lait half back pearls from Twiddler's Nook.


Creative Moments #238:  Autumn Colors
Moving Along with the Times #146:  Trees and/or leaves (there are leaves on the black patterned paper)
613 Avenue Create #9:  ATG w/optional twist - leaves (5/8)
Crafty Animals #65:  ATG w/animals
Stamping Sensations:  Feminine (2/3)
Colorful Options:  Beautiful Brown
Four Seasons:  ATG Fall
My Time to Craft #491:  Pick 3 Autumn Colors (red, kraft, black)
CD Sunday Plus:  ATG (2/3)
Dream Valley #278:  Autumn Colors
QKR Stampede #452:  ATG (2/3)

Well, that's all for today, friends!  Thanks for stopping by today, and don't forget to head on over to the Digi Choosday blog to enter into the challenge.  We love to see what you create!  Until next time,

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

~ Marie


  1. Fabulous Shaker card!
    Thank you for joining in at Festive Fridays Challenge!
    Val - DT Leader

  2. Fantastic Autumn themed Shaker card with a precious image. Thanks for entering your lovely project in The Paper Funday Challenge!
    Donna xx
    The Paper Funday Challenge
    The Inspiration Station Challenge

  3. Hi Marie,
    what a wonderful shaker design and such a lovely mug shape for your shaker.
    The sequins match the card perfectly.
    Love your sweet image and you have coloured it fabulously.
    Thank you for joining the MAWTT Challenge.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

  4. A sweet card in the warm Autumnal tones, many thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations September challenge.

    B x

  5. I love a shaker card and yours is fab! Beautiful colour choices and the image is coloured beautifully.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  6. I like the autumnal colours you've chosen. The shaker elements look like bubbles in her drink!
    CD Sunday Plus DT.

  7. A very imaginative card. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Carol xx
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  8. such a cute card, thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.


  9. Adorable shaker card! Thanks for sharing at A Place To Start's September, "Anything Goes with a Twist/Fantasy" Challenge.

  10. Love this darling shaker card and the delightful image. Thanks so very much for joining us this time at the Creatalicious Challeng

  11. You did make it sound like a fab day. I love your great shaker card. Nice fall colors and the pearls are perfect. Thank you for joining us. Bunny - designer for The Four Seasons Challenge

  12. Adorable shaker card with perfect Autumn Colors. Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's ArtWorld. Love to see you join in each month.
    ~ Pam CT

  13. 🤎🤎🤎 this! Your shaker card is fabulous! Thank you for sharing with us at the Colorful Options Challenge. Cheers, Makira

  14. nice card
    thanks for joining our challenge
    greetings jolanda bongers
    DT the creative crafters

  15. Super cute! Great coloring! Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious Challenge.

  16. This is adorable. Love the shaker shape and your gorgeous coloring! Thanks for playing along with our September "Frame It" challenge at Let's Craft & Create! All the best, Cathy LC&C DT

  17. Thanks for joining us at Mirtillamente Challenge!
    //evelin*mlj °owner and designer°°

  18. What a beautiful project!
    Thank you for taking part in the September Mirtillamente challenge!
    I hope see you again!
    Good luck,
    Roberta Mirtillamente DT

  19. What a great shaker card and I love all those shades of autumn. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  20. Really great card! so beautiful! :) Thanks a lot for joining us at Creatalicious! :)

  21. Marie this is lovely. Beautiful image and I agree, I would love to have a little dog to snuggle up with on my lap. One day I hope to do so but hubby won't allow it until I am no longer working and that will be many years from now :(

    Great idea to make this into a shaker card.

    Thank you very much for another fab entry into our challenge. Good luck with the prize draw.

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

    Mandy ♥
    DT for The Paper Funday Challenges
    Made By Mandy – My personal Blog

  22. So adorable and loving these fall colors! Thank you so much for joining in at my Crafty Wednesday challenge!
    Hope you'll play along again soon! A new challenge starts this Wednesday!
    Ellibelle's Corner

  23. A really cute card - love the shaker part!

    Thanks for joining us at My Time to Craft.

    Helen x



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