Thursday, September 22, 2016

The Nature of Christmas

Happy Thursday bloggers!  Have you heard that there are less than 100 days until Christmas?  How has this happened?  Wasn't it just January 1, 2016??  I hope all of you crafters are in the midst of preparing...on that note, here is another Christmas card for my 2016 stash:

 
I have been "working" on this card for some time now.  I've had the Fred, She Said Pine Trees file imported into my Silhouette program for FOREVER, waffling back and forth about what to do with it.  I finally settled on making a pyramid with it, but I didn't want just a square or rectangle, so I went with ovals!  I did all the shapes in the Silhouette program, painstakingly making sure they were layered over the images just right.  I'm sure it should have been easy...LOL!  I also created the silver oval layer and the navy scalloped oval layer to perfectly match my image.  I dry embossed the upper part of the square card base with the Darice Snowflake Trim folder to add some more texture, and stamped The Paper Company Christmas Glamour sentiment on the flat lower area.  To better distinguish between the 2 areas, I added a strip of the sliver glitter paper, and this was done!  Well, with the exception of some Wink of Stella on selected parts of the image, of course!
 
Challenges:
 
12 Months of Christmas Link Up #21:  Nature of Christmas
CHNC #299:  Cute or ATG for Christmas
Holly Jolly #81:  Technique-Embossing, wet or dry (mine is dry)
Winter Wonderland:  Use at least 2 dies OR add some Sparkle
Snowflakes Promise #29:  ATG or optional seasons theme
Christmas Card Challenges #41:  ATG or optional color challenge
Outlawz Paper ala Mode:  Fall/Winter Holidays
613 Avenue Create #189:  ATG or optional colors of fall
Broken Fairy Designs #11:  ATG or optional girlie twist
 
 
Well, that's all I could find...thanks for stopping by!  Have a great weekend, and God Bless!
 
~Marie~
 

Thursday, September 15, 2016

CCAYR Christmas Belles time!

Happy middle of the month everybody!  I'm here today to share my CCAYR Christmas Belles DT card:
 
 
I decided to go monochromatic for my card, building it based on the musical "Joy To The World" piece.  I used an old Papertake sketch, #84, for my design.  Kraft card base, layered with cream card and papers from Pink Paislee's Snow Village 12x12 pad, which is also where the topper came from.  Musical stamp used on the horizontal kraft strip is from Recollections.  I had the bottom layers all glued together, but it seemed to be lacking something...enter the gold glitter strips to save the day!  Then I added a gold glitter layer under the already kraft-backed topper to tie it all together.  And what card these days is complete without sequins?  ;)
 
Challenges:
 
12 Months of Christmas Link Up #21:  The Nature of Christmas
CMC #84:  Earth Tones
CRAFT challenge #381:  Christmas
 
 
Thanks for stopping by this evening, and God Bless!
 
~Marie~
 

Thursday, September 1, 2016

What month is it again???

SEPTEMBER, you say?  I can hardly believe it!  My older DD will be 18 (!!!) on the 11th, and we are *that much closer* to Christmas!  On that note, I'm here to share my DT inspiration piece for Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Extra for September:
 
 
I have been wanting to make a toilet paper roll ornament for a good while now, and I thought now was the perfect time.  Next time I do one though, I will make my pieces thicker.  I sprayed them last night with pearl white shimmer mist, and then today, dipped one side in glue and glass glitter.  In keeping with the silver look, I used silver glitter card stock for my scalloped oval layers (there is one in the back too).  This adorable mouse lives at the Bugaboo store, here
 
Please go and check out the other makes from the rest of the DT for this month...you won't be disappointed!  Don't forget that YOU could win $21 worth of Bugaboo goodness, just for joining us!  I can't wait to see what you will create.
 
Challenges:
 
12 Months of Christmas Link Up #21:  ATG or optional Nature of Christmas theme
CHNC #297:  ATG or Vintage
Winter Wonderland:  Cute Christmas characters or an easel card
Christmas Card Challenges #39:  ATG or photo inspiration
Animal Friends #42:  Animals with Fur
Digi Choosday #35:  ATG
ABC Challenge:  "O" is for OPEN (anything goes)
 
 
Thanks for stopping by, and God bless!
 
~Marie~