Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Happy (almost) November everybody!

Can you believe it?  I know I can't.  2017 is almost over, and I feel like it has only just begun!  But guess what blogger friends?  I have a surprise for you...I am now a member of the Christmas With The Cuties design team!  Isn't that great?  Now I have even MORE of a reason to get cranking on those Christmas cards throughout the year!  The challenge for this time is "tags," and this month's sponsor for the challenge was Sasayaki Glitter, who has the CUTEST digi images!  Check out Naz's Etsy shop, if you haven't already by now!  Here is what I created with the sponsor images:


 
I don't usually "do" Christmas tags, so I may put these onto card bases at some point.  The images are "Snowman and Duck" and "Candy Cane Penguin."  I used alcohol markers to color both tags, and cut them out using Labels Eight from Spellbinders.  While they were still in the die, I went around the edges with Picked Raspberry and Candied Apple Oxide inks, respectively.  I really love how that turned out!  I really need to make time to play more with these inks!!
 
Challenges:
 
Jingle Belles:  Not a Creature was stirring (animals)
CHNC #357:  ATG or something with wings
HIMCR #324:  Any Holiday
The Outlawz:  Festive Fridays- Christmas
 
Thanks for stopping by this evening, and have a blessed rest of the week!
 
~Marie~

Sunday, October 1, 2017

October 2017 CHNC Extra DT Post

Howdy fellow bloggers!  Can you BELIEVE that it's October already?  CRAZY!!  Just plain crazy!  I'm ready for the change in the weather, but not sure I'm ready for sending out my Christmas cards just yet.  To add to the collection though, here is my card for the CHNC Extra challenge:

 
I had fun making this card!  I've been on an embossing folder kick lately, as well as a kraft card stock kick.  I picked out a bunch of folders from my collection, cut down some kraft to fit, and went to town!  Since this folder has that lovely snowman on it, I thought adding some white ink would be perfect to enhance the embossing.  I pounced and pounced my white ink pad all over the paper while it was still in the folder (to keep the dimension), and let it dry overnight.  I didn't want to cover too much of this cute folder up, so I searched through my Bugaboo stash until I found the perfect image:  BUGSMBLOCKS.  If you click on the link to take you to the image, you will see that I cut it apart to use just the peeking fellow in the top right corner.  My Silhouette Cameo came in quite handy for this.  The snowman was colored with alcohol markers, and I added him to the upper right corner of my panel.  The panel was added to a piece of bright blue card stock to match the colors used on the snowman image, and the whole shebang was added to a kraft cardstock base.
 
Challenges:
 
CHNC #353:  ATG or optional black, white and one other color
Christmas Card Challenges #22:  ATG or optional inspiration pic
 
Outlawz Festive Friday:  Christmas
 
 
That's it for today!  Please join our CHNC Extra challenge, because you could win some fabulous Bugaboo, and don't forget to check out what my teamies have created as well!
 
~Marie~