Thursday, August 17, 2017

CCAYR August Mid-Month DT Post

Hi folks!  Sorry it has taken me so long to get this post up, but my desktop decided it didn't want to work anymore, and also our internet service is crap.  Just plain CRAP!  It is SUPPOSED to be "unlimited," but after the first 10 gigs, it goes down to 2G speeds, which makes it difficult to get things done!  I HATE IT! Rant over.  Now on to prettier things:
 
 
Here is my card for the August CCAYR challenge to use yellow.  Now I know Deanne has these prepared months ahead of time, but I'm more apt to just do what is immediately in front of me.  THIS challenge threw me for a bit...YELLOW on a CHRISTMAS card?!?  That made me think that it had to be the predominant color at first.  Then I saw my fellow DT makes and I realized that yellow could be more of an accent color.  That's where I went with this card.  I found this yummy Christmas paper in the Mistletoe and Holly 12x12 pad from Love, Nicole.  The flip side of this design is the dark green that I used to cover my card front.  The red doily-punched strip between the designer paper and the cream piece was left from another similar card I made earlier.  It also comes from the same paper pad.  The sentiment is from Cloud9 Design, and is stamped in gold ink.  Gold ribbon wrapped around the red piece and a bow on top complete this card.
 
Challenges:
 
12 Months of Christmas Link Up #32:  ATG or optional "use Christmas colors" theme
CHNC #346:  ATG or optional "Nativity" theme
ABC Christmas:  P Q R, for People, Quick or Red
Christmas Card Challenges #19:  ATG or optional inspiration photo
Simon Says Wednesday:  Use a Sentiment
 
 
Make sure you check out the main post here, and the mid-month reminder post here to see what the Gingerbread gals and the other Christmas Belles have created for your viewing pleasure.  Don't forget to join in too!
 
Thanks so much for stopping by, and again, sorry this is so late!
 
God Bless!
 
~Marie~
 
 
 

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

CHNC Extra DT Post for August 2017

Howdy folks!  It's that time of the month again...the beginning of a new month means some new Bugaboo Christmas inspiration from the Craftyhazelnut's Extra Design Team gals.  Here is mine:

 
For this card, I used Winter circle sentiments--let-it-snow (retired).  I colored it up in shades of blue, and then searched thru my hoard, supply of Christmas paper and cardstock for something to match.  I found this snowflake paper from a 12x12 Love, Nicole pad that seemed to fit the bill nicely.  I decided the layout should just be simple cardstock layers with the circle in the middle to let the image and snowflake paper shine.  I added some Star Dust Stickles to the snowballs and the snowman, and also to the centers of some snowflakes on the dp.
 
Challenges:
 
12 Months of Christmas Link Up #32:  ATG or optional "traditional Christmas colors" option
Christmas Card Challenges #18:  ATG or optional inspiration photo
 
 
CHNC #344 ATG or optional "gingerbread" theme
CHN Patterned Paper:  ATG with patterned paper
LTCCB #13:  ATG
MIUCB #4:  ATG with optional "paper piecing" option
HIMCR #311:  Freestyle with a twist...Christmas in July
A Gem of a Challenge #199:  Christmas in July
Winter Wonderland:  Use a digi image
Make My Monday #51:  Monochromatic
 
 
Thanks for stopping by, and don't forget to join in for your chance to win 4 Bugaboo images!  God Bless!
 
~Marie~