Saturday, April 30, 2016

And again, we begin a brand new month...

at CHNC Extra!  Come on over to the blog everybody, and get your Christmas card-making mojo on track!  We are almost halfway through 2016...tick tock, tick tock!  LOL!  Here is my DT submission for May:
 
 
As per the requirements, a Bugaboo image was used, and this one is Scene it - Angels Believe.  This image is just too adorable!  I seem to be going for the CAS look with these cards lately, focusing on my coloring of Jodi's cute images.  Now, I took many pics of this card from different angles, trying to capture the shine of the Wink of Stella that I covered all the clouds with, to no avail.  You can see the yellow and crystal Stickles I used on the stars and wings tho! 
 
Don't forget that if you join in the month-long challenge, you could be the randomly picked winner of $21 worth of Bugaboo stamps!
 
 
Check out the other DT makes for May...they are FABULOUS!!  Thanks for stopping by, and God Bless!
 
~Marie~

 
 

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

A miss, but still a hit!

It's Tuesday night, and I'm back with a Christmas card for the ole stash:
 
 
If you're guessing by the color scheme that this was originally planned to be posted for the last Merry Monday challenge, you would be correct...hence the miss.  BUT, the current Merry Monday challenge is Let it Snow, so this card is a clear hit for that one!  LOL!  I had this card all but ready to go on Sunday...all it needed was the sentiment and the snowflake die cut.  Then regular life got in the way, and before I knew it, the challenge deadline had passed me by.  I was bummed, until today when I saw what the new challenge theme was...HOORAY!
 
Anyhow...I used Milled Lavender, Dusty Concord, and Seedless Preserves distress inks in an emboss resist technique over the Snowflakes A-Plenty Inkadinkado stamp.  Silver glitter paper used as a mat and for the snowflake.  The sentiment stamp is from Momenta.  Try as I might, I could not get a decent shot of the sentiment!
 
Challenges:
 
Merry Monday #202:  Let it Snow
12 Months of Christmas Link Up #16:  Anything goes or optional gifts galore theme
The Glory of Christmas #83:  Stamp or digi only or anything goes
CHNC #278:  Use a sentiment
Crafty Calendar:  Anything goes
Creative Card Crew #111:  Embossing (wet or dry)
Create and Inspire #44:  Anything goes
Simon Wednesday:  Make it Girlie
Crafting with Friends #19:  Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #226-227:  Anything goes
Rudolph days for April:  Anything Christmas
C.R.A.F.T:  Christmas
Craft Your Passion #309:  Anything goes
Outlawz Monday Greetings:  Anything goes
 
Whew!  That was a lot of challenges to sift through!  Thanks for stopping by, and may God bless you this week!
 
~Marie~
 

Sunday, April 17, 2016

A quick stop by the ole blog...

Happy Sunday evening to all!  I hope the weekend was good to you!  I'm back to share this Christmas card with you:
 
 
I used Poppi the penguin from Bugaboo again...he is my favorite character!  I used two papers from the MME 6x6 Merry Little Christmas pad, Cotton Candy Stickles on the hat and stocking, and puffy paint on the hat brim, stocking top and toe. 
 
Challenges:
 
The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up #16:  Anything goes or optional "gifts galore" theme
The Glory of Christmas #82:  Anything goes or "make a scene" option
Sparkles Christmas #63:  CAS Christmas
CHNC #277:  Cute or anything Christmas
Holly Jolly #69:  Santa (Poppi is playing the jolly guy, isn't he?)
Winter Wonderland:  Pink or blue
52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown:  Christmas Foliage
ABC Christmas:  H for Hat (Christmas ones, of course!)
A Snowflakes Promise #20:  Anything goes
Crafty Calendar:  Anything goes
CHN Patterned Paper:  Anything goes
Create and Inspire #43: Anything goes
Crafting with Friends #18:  Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #226-227:  Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments:  Anything goes
CRAFT Challenge #359:  Clean and simple
 
 
Whew!  Thanks so much for stopping by, and may God bless you all this week!  :)
 
~Marie~