Sunday, November 29, 2015

It's the last day of November!!!!

Is anyone panicking yet?  Do you feel like you've accomplished enough throughout the year to be ready for Christmas?  Looking back, there is so much more I wish I had gotten done, but Christmas time has come around again!  With that in mind, I have a card to share:
 
 
Pretty simple card, with some emboss resist going on.  I was originally trying to use my newly purchased laminator to foil this beauty, but something didn't work out...I'll try again later on!  Angel stamp by Inkadinkado, and sentiment by Stampendous.  Mustard Seed ink for the resist.
 
Challenges: 
 
12 Months of Christmas Link Up #11:  Sparkle, sparkle everywhere, or anything goes (my sentiment was embossed with glitter embossing powder)
CHNC November Extra:  Anything Christmas
Jingle Belles:  Holiday Leftovers (believe it or not, my card base is left over from the church bazaar!)
Holly Jolly:  Embossing
52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown:  November Technique challenge of embossing
Penny Black and More:  Anything Christmas
 
 
Thanks for stopping by today, and God bless you!
 
~Marie~
 

Friday, November 13, 2015

Back again, really quickly!

I just wanted to come back again for a minute to share this Christmas card also:



My card features Patches from Stamp Fairy, getting ready to decorate his tree!  I used more of those Recollections Jolly Jamboree papers, since they were still on my desk.  The sketch is #99 from Papertake Weekly.  The snow on the tree is white puffy paint, with Stickles added afterwards.  I used Prismacolors on this also.  His little red ornament is Stickled as well.  The sentiment comes from the Heidi Grace set, Believe.
 
Challenges:
 
Papertake Weekly:  Christmas Critters
CSAYL #60:  Anything Goes
12 Months of Christmas Link Up #11:  Sparkle, sparkle everywhere!
Glory of Christmas #71:  Glitter and/or shine
Sparkles Christmas #59:  Christmas decorations
CHNC November Extra:  Anything Christmas
ABC Christmas:  "W" for wild thing (wild animals)
CHNPP:  Use patterned paper
 
 
 
Thanks for stopping by today, and God bless you!
 
~Marie~

Busy, busy, busy!

Hello friends!  I am busy today die cutting lots and lots of Christmassy shapes for a children's card-making booth at our church's Holiday Bazaar tomorrow...right now my Silhouette is doing all the work so I can post this!  I'd like to share a couple of Christmas cards with you:

 
 
My card features a stamp from Marianne Design that I won a few weeks ago in a challenge.  It has no name, but the number is HM9457.  She really needs a name though...how about Aggie?  Sounds good to me!  So Aggie is colored with Copics (pink), and Prismacolor (green and hair) markers.  Her wand seems to be giving off sparks, so they are colored with a clear Sakura gel pen.  Her star halo, wings and shoes also have some added sparkle, which you cannot see, of course!  The embossing folder from Darice is called Snowflake Trim.  The letters I used to spell the sentiment come from Glitz, Teeny Alphas.
 
Challenges:
 
 
CSAYL #60:  Anything goes
12 Months of Christmas Link Up #11:  Sparkle, sparkle everywhere!
The Glory of Christmas #71:  Glitter and/or shine
CHNC November Extra:  Anything Christmas
Merry Monday #179:  Pink, green and white
CHNC #254:  Bright colors
The Cutie Pie challenge #93:  "Simply" cute and Christmassy (clean and simple!)
Penny Black:  Anything Christmas
Crazy 4 Challenges (C4C 310):  Anything Christmas
 
I think that's it!  I'll be back super shortly with another Christmas card!  Take care and God bless you!
 
~Marie~
 

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Here's the green!

Back again this Saturday evening with another card for the Christmas stash:

 
On this one, I used an adorable Bugaboo image called Peace, Love, Joy Penguins.  All the dp comes from the Jolly Jamboree 8x11 paper pad from Recollections.  I picked a matching green cardstock to layer them onto, and used the same for mounting the image.  The white embossed sentiment is from Studio G, series 37.  I had lotsa fun coloring the image, especially the dotted sky, and the snow is glittered up with Stickles.
 
Challenges:
 
Catch the Bug Challenge:  Stella Says Sketch 317
12 Months of Christmas Link Up #11:  Sparkle, sparkle everywhere (the middle piece of dp is glittered too!)
Glory of Christmas #71:  Glitter and/or shine
CHNC November Extra:  Anything Christmas
CHNC #254:  Bright or Sparkly colors
ABC Christmas:  "V" is for Very Cute
Papertake Weekly:  Anything goes
CPPC November:  Anything goes using patterned paper
 
Thanks again for stopping by this evening..  Take care and God Bless!
 
~Marie~
 
 

Red, Gold (and Green!)

Happy Saturday, blogger peeps!  I'm back today to share another Christmas card:
 
 
 
 
I just wanna say that my picture of this card is absolutely horrible!  I couldn't get the colors "just right," no matter what I tried to do in Picasa!  IRL, this red is not quite so orange!  Be that as it may, this version of this card is actually attempt #4!  I was trying before to make it in this red and white, but each time I kept messing something up!  This version uses Recollections gold tinsel embossing powder for the sentiment, on the die cut candles, and on the layer behind the top red layer.  Matchy, matchy!  :)
 
Challenges:
 
Merry Monday #178:  Red and Gold (no green as my title would suggest...it just reminded me of the Culture Club song, "Karma Chameleon!"
12 Months of Christmas Link Up #11:  Sparkle, sparkle everywhere!
Glory of Christmas #71:  Glitter and/or Shine
Sparkles Christmas #59:  Christmas decorations
CHNC November Extra:  Anything Christmas
Crafty Calendar:  Sparkle, bling and embellish...my card has lotsa sparkle!
Papertake Weekly:  Anything goes
 
 
Thanks for stopping by my blog today!  Enjoy the rest of the weekend, and God bless!
 
~Marie~
 
 

Monday, November 2, 2015

Happy Holiday Wishes!

I'm back again this evening with a simple Christmas card:
 
 
Easy peasy card here:  Wonderful Words Holiday die collection, "Happy" from Studio G, "wishes" from Happy Everything set (maker unknown), ink Memento Rhubarb stalk.  Jingle bell from Silhouette cutting file.  Some bling for the dot in the "i", and call it done!
 
Challenges:
 
12 Months of Christmas Link Up #11:  Anything Christmas or optional "Sparkle, sparkle everywhere"
Glory of Christmas #71:  Glitter and/or shine
52 {Christmas Card Throwdown}: October pick a previous theme (Bells, January 2015)
Winter Wonderland:  Anything Christmas
Sparkles Christmas:  Christmas decorations
CHNC November Extra:  Anything Christmas
 
Thanks again for stopping by!  God bless!
 
~Marie~
 
 
 

NOEL

This post is for the birds!  See what I mean?
 
 
LOL!  These guys are seriously cute tho, so I don't mind.  Sure looks like they've made a royal mess outta this set of Christmas lights, but who could be upset with those faces?  :)  This is an adorable Bugaboo image called Noel Birds, which can be found here.  I colored this with Bics and Sharpies, and accented it with Stickles and Wink of Stella.  The ornament topper was done with a silver Sakura gel pen.  I mounted the image on a piece of black and the whole thing on a white card base.  Easy peasy!
 
Challenges:
 
Winter Wonderland:  Anything Christmas 
12 Months of Christmas Link Up #11:  Anything goes or optional "Sparkle, sparkle everywhere"
The Glory of Christmas #71:  Glitter and/or shine
Sparkles Christmas #59:  Christmas decorations
CHNC November Extra:  Anything Christmas
CHNC Christmas #253:  It's time to sing
52 {Christmas Card Throwdown}: October pick a previous theme (June 2013, Christmas ornaments)
ABC Christmas challenge: "V" for very cute
 (a new one to me) Crazy 4 Challenges C4C310:  Christmas
 
 
Thanks for stopping by my blog today!  Stay safe and God bless!
 
~Marie~