Saturday, January 14, 2017

More Christmas cards for the 2017 stash!

Hello, and happy Saturday night!  I hope you all are enjoying your weekend...we stayed home today, due to snow and nasty stuff in the forecast.  We didn't get a whole lot of snow, but the hubby was telling me earlier that the roads were bad??  If you live where there is nasty weather going on, I hope you are staying safe!
 
I'm here to share with you all 2 cards for the Christmas stash:
 
 

 
 
I decided that I was going to make 2 similar cards this time, since the sketch part was already done for me by Stella at Bugaboo:
I didn't use Bugaboo images; I chose instead to use 2 wood stamps from Recollections that I have sitting out, but had never used before. In searching thru my Christmas-patterned papers, I found these that I thought would match the images nicely.  I did some simple coloring of the images, added some bling in the top left corners, and these cards were done.
 
Challenges:
 
12 Months of Christmas Link Up #25:  ATG, or optional out with the old, in with the new theme
ABC Christmas:  "A" for ATG, and "B" for something beginning with "B" (blue)
Cutie Pie Challenge #107:  Winter Warmers
CHNC #316:  ATG or optional "Feature a creature" theme
Crafty Calendar:  Something New (penguin patterned paper)
Cards in Envy:  Snow Birds
613 Avenue Create #193:  ATG or "your favorite technique" theme
Sweet Stampers #3:  Winter/Snow
 
Whew, that took a little while!  Thanks for stopping by, and God Bless!
 
~Marie~
 
 

21 comments:

  1. Lovely and sweet cards.
    Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampers and i hope to see you again.
    Hugs
    Kuni

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  2. Love both your cards! The one for our card challenge is adorable! Such a cute little penguin for a snowbird and love the background paper! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy.

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  3. Both these cards are adorable. Love how you matched the paper images to your stamps. Perfect combo! Thank you for joining us at Cards in Envy!

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  4. Both fabulous cards, your paper and colour matching is perfect. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Calendar Challenge,
    Katrina x

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  6. Gorgeous cards and great design! Thank you so much for joining us at Penny's Challenges!
    Hugs, Mary (DT member)

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  7. These card are so so sweet. Thank you for sharing with us at Digi Choosday. Rebecca x

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  8. super cute batch of cards!!! LOVE the focal circle on them!! Thanks for playing with Cards In Envy!!!

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  9. Gorgeous cards Marie, both of them are super cute, the images and coordinating papers are fabulous and I love the layout too :-)

    Thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas Challenge
    Luv
    Lols x x x

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  10. What cute cards! Great layout and your printed papers are perfect for the images! Thanks for joining us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' for our Anything Goes With Christmas challenge! --Gail

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  11. Two very cute card, loving the sketch and the images are just adorable!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us this month at Penny Black and More!

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  12. Fabulous cards! Thank you for joining us at Love To Craft Challenge Blog!
    ~DT Sherry x

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  13. Hello Marie
    Both cards are super lovely! Thank you for sharing with us over here at Sweet Stampers Challenge Blog, hope we will see you soon again!
    Hugs Marlene

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  14. Marie - both of these cards are super cute! Love them! Thanks so much for sharing with us at LTSCB! -Lori DT

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  15. Great cards, cute images and great papers. Thanks for sharing with us at Cutie Pie.

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  16. Marie i really like both cards and i can't decide which one is my favorite.
    Thanks a lot for joining us at our winter/snow challenge by Sweet Stampers Challenge
    Good luck and hope to see you again.
    Hugs and greetings Angela DT

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  17. Such fun xmas cards Marie. A good start to your xmas stash.
    Thank you for entering our challenge at Penny Black and More this month.

    Shirley

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  18. Thanks for sharing your sweet holiday cards with us at Love To Craft

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  19. Love how these cute cards match up with your patterned paper, Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

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  20. Beautiful cards, I love your design- and the images are very cute. Thanks for joining this years first challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge.
    Dorte x

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  21. Fab cards, thanks for sharing with us at the Cutie Pie Challenge. Hugs, Shona xx

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