Monday, October 31, 2016

Oh no...it's NOVEMBER!!!

And that means a couple things...this year is going by WAY TOO FAST, and we are only 54 days away from Christmas 2016!  Oh, and one more thing...it's time for another great challenge over at Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Extra!  Here is my design team card:

 
As you all know, for our first-of-the-month submissions we are required to use a Bugaboo image.  This one is from Jodi's newest release, and is called BUGSNOWMAN004.  I have to admit, I fell in *love* with this guy as soon as I saw him.  I HAD to have him; he is just perfect!!  *SQUEEEE!!*
 
This past weekend, we went to Michael's to see if any Christmas paper was out yet...it took me awhile to find it, but find it I did!  I love how Recollections has a bunch of 8.5 x 11 cardstock packs to choose from.  Lemme tell you, the choice was difficult, but in the end I chose the Winter Frost pack.  (I may have to go back and get a few more--he he!)  It has the most gorgeous light blue snowflake patterned cardstock in it that I must hoard stock up on.  I used some of that here.  I distressed the edges with Tumbled Glass ink.  The cardstock panel running through the middle was embossed with a snowflake ef by the Paper Studio, and also inked with Tumbled Glass.  Hard to see though, since I made my image panel larger than I had intended to.  I colored this guy up with a combo of Sharpies, Copics, and Prismacolor markers.  Added some Crystal Stickles to the snow and snowflakes, and the image panel was done.
 
I followed the sketch over at Paper Play Sketches:
I thought this adorable guy would do well as center stage in this sketch.
 
Other Challenges:
 
ABC Christmas : "V" for Vertical
CHNC #305:  ATG Christmas
Jingle Belles:  Animals
Winter Wonderland:  Frosty or All Wrapped Up
 
Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Don't forget to stop by my CHNC Extra design teamies' blogs to give them some lovin' for their creations, and I hope to see YOUR creations on the blog!
 
God Bless!
 
~Marie~
 
 

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Is it really the middle of October already?

Well here I am, behind the 8-ball for getting my card done for the CCAYR mid-month inspiration challenge reminder...all this bedroom renovation is cutting into my crafting time!  BUT, everything is done now, except for a few minor details...Leandra can move right in!
 
Ok, back to my CCAYR DT card:
 
 
Deanne asked for orange this month, a little or a lot.  I went with a little, as I really couldn't picture a Christmas card with a lot of orange on it.  I recently got some Lawn Fawn goodies to add to my stash, and this adorable Winter Bunny was one of them!  I figured his scarf blowing in the wind was the perfect way to add some orange.  I sponged the sky background using a scalloped oval as a mask, and added a couple of Silhouette cut file clouds that I added a dashed line into to match the Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Border dies I used for the snowy hills.  The fun sentiment is stamped using a ombre ink pad from Recollections (in orange!), and is actually 2 sentiments .  The "snow" comes from Lawn Fawn's "Snow Cool" stamp set, and "much fun" comes from Winter Activities from The Paper Company.  I added some Frosted Lace Stickles to the snowy hills, and that's it!
 
Challenges:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thanks for stopping by, and God Bless!
 
 
 
~Marie~