Monday, January 25, 2016

Down to One Layer...

No, it isn't anywhere NEAR warm enough to be dressed in only one layer...maybe in the Southern Hemisphere, but not here in PA!  The card I'm here to share with you doesn't mind the cold temperatures, however:
 
 
My obsession with Bugaboo digi images continues with this simple card.  Here, I'm using Christmas Words - Jesus.  How could I not, when it is the truth!  Colored with Prismacolor markers, added some yellow Stickles to the star, and went over the smaller letters with a Sakura black metallic Gelly Roll pen.  DONE!
 
Challenges:
 
12 Months of Christmas Link Up #13:  Sketch or anything goes
Merry Monday #189:  One layer card
CHNC Extra:  Anything Christmas
The Glory of Christmas #76:  silver, gold, or anything goes
CHNC #265:  Use a sentiment
Crimbo Crackers #98:  Anything goes
 
 
Well, that's all for this evening, fellow bloggers!  May you all have a blessed week!
 
~Marie~
 

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Christmas Blessings

I know, I know, Christmas is over, and Valentine's Day and Easter will be upon us before we know it!  I'm hoping to *maybe* sell some Christmas cards this year though, so I need to have a bunch ready!  Here is the latest one:
 
 
That gorgeous wreath image is from the Fred, She Said store, here.  I bought the pre-colored set, because Tracey's digital coloring is much better than anything I can do!  Ribbon and bling from my stash, and sentiment from PaperTrey Ink's "Signature Christmas."  Also, I used the sketch from the 12 Months of Christmas Link Up:
 
 
Challenges:
 
12 Months of Christmas Link Up #13:  Sketch or anything goes
CHNC Extra:  Anything goes
The Glory of Christmas #76:  Silver/gold, or anything goes (hey, I actually match the theme this time!)
CHNC #264:  Cute or anything goes
Winter Wonderland:  Glitter and shine
ABC Christmas:  Anything goes
Create and Inspire #37:  Anything goes
 
Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you had a blessed Sunday, and will also have a blessed week! 
 
~Marie~
 
ETA:  This card was randomly picked as the winner of The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up #13 challenge!  Thank you so much!  :)
 
 
 

Thursday, January 14, 2016

CHNC Extra DT Mid-Month Inspiration time!

Hello blogging friends!  I hope all is well in your necks of the woods.  All is well here, and the new year has started off in pretty decent shape. 

Tonight, I wish to share my CHNC Extra DT mid-month inspiration card:


Isn't this just the cutest angel?  Even though we don't have to use a Bugaboo image for our mid-month card, I couldn't help but use this one!  She is Wee One - cloud, and she comes in several other configurations as well, so go check it out.  I decided I wanted to use this Silhouette card file with this image, because of the stars in both.  The sentiment, which also has some stars, is from Inkadinkado's "Warm Holiday Wishes" set.  I added some silver Stickles to the solid stars in the cut pattern as well.

Challenges:

12 Months of Christmas Link Up #13:  Sketch or anything goes
The Glory of Christmas #75:  Easel card or anything goes
ABC Christmas:  Anything goes
Crafty Calendar:  Something new (new design team position!)
Catch the Bug:  BINGO (bow, blue and sentiment)
 
 
Thanks for stopping by and God Bless!
 
~Marie~

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

A Merry Little Christmas

As promised, I'm back again this evening to share another Christmas card made last night:
 
 
This little kitty in a present is a Cut and Print Silhouette file that's been sitting on my desk since last year...poor kitty!  Finally he finds a home on this card, with an exceptionally appropriate dp from the Recollections Jolly Jamboree 8.5x11 paper pad.  I've been seeing this type of angle on cards for awhile now, and finally made one myself.  I think it's just awesome...it leaves the perfect spot for a sentiment!
 
Challenges:
 
CHNC Extra:  Anything goes
CHNC Patterned Paper:  Anything goes
CHNC #263:  Red
12 Months of Christmas Link Up #13:  Sketch or anything goes
The Glory of Christmas #75:  Easel card or anything goes
Holly Jolly #63:  Use designer paper
ABC Christmas:  Anything goes
Create and Inspire #37:  Anything goes
 
Thanks again for stopping by...God Bless!
 
~Marie~
 
 

Seeing red...

Good Wednesday evening folks.  I hope you are all doing well.  Here in PA last night, we saw a lot of white (all at once, it seemed!), but I was also seeing quite a bit of red...
 
 
See what I mean?  LOL!  I've had these papers and matted Bugaboo image sitting on my desk for a while now, so I decided to get them used.  I may or may not have mentioned before that Poppi Penguin is my favorite Bugaboo character, and this image is called Poppi xmas snowballs.  The dp is from the Recollections Jolly Jamboree 8.5x11 paper pad.  The bottom layer is a very subtle plaid.  Here is a close up pic:
 
 
I'm sure if you click on the pic to enlarge it, it will be easier to see!
 
Challenges:
 
CHNC Extra:  Anything goes
CHNC #263:  Red (do you think I have enough red??)
12 Months of Christmas Link Up #13:  Sketch or anything goes
The Glory of Christmas #75:  Easel card or anything goes
Holly Jolly #63:  Use patterned paper
ABC Christmas:  Anything goes
CHNC Patterned Paper:  Anything goes
Create and Inspire #37:  Anything goes
 
 
Well, I sure do appreciate you stopping by today.  Stop back soon (like in another hour, lol!)  for another post.  Until then, God bless!
 
~Marie~
 

Monday, January 11, 2016

BRR!

Well, it seems the temps have finally gotten winter-like here in PA, so it seems that this Christmas card will fit right in:
 
 
This Bugaboo image is called Winter Birds - Scarf.  Such an adorable birdie!  I colored her up to match my Recollections dp.  The pink cardstock is also part of that pack.  There is some glittery Stickles on the snow, and the gingham ribbon is from my stash.  The simple little sentiment is from a Studio G collection.
 
Challenges:
 
CHNC Extra:  Anything Christmas
12 Months of Christmas Link Up:  sketch or anything goes
The Glory of Christmas:  easel card or anything goes
ABC Christmas:  Anything goes
CHNC Patterned Paper:  Anything goes w/patterned paper
Card Mania:  Winter Fun
Christmas Card Challenges:  Anything goes
 
Thanks for stopping by the blog today.  God's blessings to you all!
 
~Marie~