Monday, September 18, 2017

CCAYR September Mid-Month DT Inspiration

Apologies to Deanne and my teamies at CCAYR for my blog post being so late.  You know how life can be sometimes!  Anyway, no time for chatter, here is my card for the mid-month challenge of "Leaves."
 
 
And what better leaves to use for a Christmas card than holly leaves?  I have 2 holly embossing folders, and this one is from the Paper Studio.  I decided to make this an easy card, and just colored over the embossed leaves and berries with Prismacolor pencils.  I left my panel in the folder while I colored, so as not to flatten the design.  I distressed the edges with my favorite Frayed Burlap Distress Ink, and popped it up on fun foam.  The sentiment comes from the Lawn Fawn "Deck the Halls" stamp set.
 
Challenges:
 
12 months of Christmas Link Up #33:  ATG or optional picture inspiration
 
Jingle Belles:  Tic Tac Toe
 
I chose red, cardstock, bling.  HONESTLY, there is Spectrum Noir clear sparkle pen on those red berries.  You DO believe me, don't you?
 
CHNC #351:  ATG or option to use 3 different patterned papers
Christmas Card Challenges #21:    ATG or optional photo inspiration
 
Simon Says Wednesday:  Clean and Simple
Cute Card Thursday #495:  Add a banner/flags
Mix it Up #5:  ATG or optional inlaid die cut technique
The Paper Shelter #309:  Embossing of any kind
 
Whew, that was a lot!  I really need to organize my favorites!  Thanks for joining me today, and don't forget to join in the CCAYR challenge to use leaves!  There's a cool prize to be had!  :)
 
~Marie~
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Friday, September 1, 2017

CHNC Extra DT Post: Septmeber 2017

That's right.  You read the title of my post correctly...IT'S SEPTEMBER 2017!!!  How has this happened?  Wasn't it just February or something?  Wow.  At any rate, I know you aren't here to hear me complaining about how quickly this year is flying by, so how about a card for the CHNC Extra challenge blog?


 
 
Speaking of February, this cute snowman would feel right at home in typical PA February weather!  I have used the Bugaboo "Make It Snappy Snowman" image, which is either retired or not yet available on the new Bugaboo site.  I love all things snowman, so of course I couldn't resist this guy!  I chose to use paper from my favorite Recollections paper collection, "Winter Frost," to enhance the frosty feel of this card.  My snowman is colored simply, and then I added some clear Wink of Stella to his body.  I *think* you can actually see it in this picture...at least I can!
 
Challenges:
 
12 Months of Christmas Link Up #33:  ATG or optional photo inspiration 
CCC#20:  ATG or optional photo inspiration
Create and Inspire #65:  ATG or optional summer days theme
 
 
 
Thanks for stopping by, and don't forget to add your own creations to the CHNC Extra gallery for your chance to win 4 Bugaboo images! 
 
Take care and God Bless!
 
~Marie~