Yeah it's the weekend!

Hey there!  I know I have been missing this week with posts but life calls.      ;-)  I am really starting to fret over this holiday coming upon me too fast!  I am such a procrastinator with shopping.  I keep thinking, well I'll get it later.  But it's later and I have not one person checked off my list.  I have sent exactly 5 Christmas cards.  That's it.  Pathetic huh?  I make them and yet I have not sent nearly enough out.  This weekend I am booked with Christmas engagements so it might be New Year's cards I will send.  I am still waiting to get the "perfect" shot of my daughter for a card.  She has the Pageant of Peace next week where the National Tree is and will be singing with her choir which means ideal picture opportunity. 
Two cards to share today.
First is my Penny's [Paper-Craft creation using a really cute penguin from Fairy Dust Crafts.  I just started working with the design team at Penny's and let me tell you these ladies are fantastic!  Super fun and talented!  Courtney is so organized (a 2012 goal for me)and has all of challenges for the next year laid out.  Wow!  Pop over here to see the cutest and loveliest designs created using these images here.
I kept this really simple and sweet because I think the image is just too cute to distract from.  I actually used some paper scraps for this one which made me happy because the tiniest of pieces are being used and not wasted.  I colored the image with a grey marker and highlighted with white gel pen.  I used Martha Stewart fine glitter for the ice accents.  His ear muffs are covered in blue flocking but you can't see it too well.  Lots of texture on my snowy friend.  I cut him out and popped him up with pop dots to give a shadow effect. 
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
A Spoonful of Sugar: #144 A Christmas Card
Creative Card Crew: Anything Goes
Daring Cardmakers: Snow Much
Digital Tuesday: #88 Tis the Season
Lollipop Crafts: #19 Welcome Winter
Penny's: #44 Merry Christmas
Pixie Dust: #52 Let It Snow
Tuesday Throwdown: CAS

My last card I did with lots of color so be forewarned.  I was feeling a little daring and thought it would be great to mix prints and colors.  This week at Crafty Creations, Purple Panda Designs offered the design team really cute teddy bear images to work with.  The designer of PPD is Kayla, a 16 year old with lots of ambition!  You can find her amazing artwork here. I chose this one because it reminds me of Garfield's Pooky with a mix of Alfa from Little Rascals. :-)  You should see the rest of the design team's designs.   Go here to view.

So I decided to print my little fella on red and pink polka dot paper and cardstock and paper piece.  I used Creative Imaginations papers mixed with some cardstock pieces I had in my spare draw (again) and then stitched around the edges for some texture.  I added an orange bow for because everything looks better with a bow right?  He's all wrapped up and ready to go. 
The challenges for this card are:
Card Patterns:#93 Sketch
Craft Your Passion: #35 Anything Goes
Crafty Creations:  #97 Bear
Digi Doodles: #37 Animals
Totally Papercrafts: #46 Paper Piecing

I almost forgot my advent swap pix!
#6 is a clever box indeed!  It comes from Marcia
This was inside Marcia's box:
 isn't this beautiful?  She hand stamped repeatedly the sentiment and brackets on this linen fabric!  Love it!
Number 7 is gorgeous with it's silver and gold details!  Kelly made this beauty with a resin pin as the gift inside. 

The fabulous #8 came from Jan and she altered the tiny puzzle piece for the inside.  It will make a great pendant on a necklace. 

#9 is from Pam at with these two cute ornaments (which my daughter thinks are the sooooooooo cute!)  and a really cool bead at the bottom. 
and that's it.  Yep, I am done for the night.  I so need to get caught up on my house and decorating.  Take care!



your cards are so delicious and sweet!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo


All of these are really super cute!
Thanks for joining us at DDSB this week


Lovely cards, thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.


Super cards. Thank you for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best.



Wow what a great post today, cute cards!


I love your card it is so cute! I have your matchbox number 12 and love it! Thank you and Merry Christmas!!


Both lovely card, I thought the second one was super cute especially, I liked the fun mixture of patterns. Good luck getting ready for the holidays!!


Such a cute card! Thanks for playing along with CP this week!

Heather Rogers

So cute! Don't feel bad. I don't have anything bought or any cards sent yet either. LOL :)


great matchboxes! thanks for sharing them!


Amy your cards are amazing! stopping by with a sss post update please stop by =)



Fabulous creations, I love the bear you paper pieced, he suits those colours perfectly! thanks for joining us at tpc



Lots of lovely crafting makes to look at! Thanks for sharing your beautiful Penguin card with Daring Cardmakers.

Love Lynda xxx


darling, darling cards!! I have not got my cards mailed yet, either.


Super cute cards!


Your cards are so cute! Thanks for playing along with us at Craft Your Passion this week. x x


Your cards are gorgeous. I love the soft look of the first one and the bright and happy look of the second one. I didn't send all my cards either; still making them and last week the mail was on strike.... We do the best we can; don't be hard on yourself. We are all busy!!

Lauretta See

very cute cards!! i really like the one of the penguin ;) so cute.. Thank you for joining us this week on our Anything Goes Challenge at Craft Your Passion. Best of luck!


Cute cards.
Thanks for joining us at DT this week.
Best wishes, Sharon


Hi ya
fabulous creations, your bear looks great in pink,thank you for joining us at Totallly Papercrafts this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x


Great items here, love all the spots on the teddy card,thank you for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best this week
Ruth x


Darling image, adorable card. Thanks for joining us for this weeks animal challenge.


This is one very cute card! Thank you for playing along with us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!
Diane x

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