Monday, December 28, 2015

Relax-y Time and a Few Challenges

Wow. Making a card just for fun! What is that? :)

Today we have been just hanging out around the house - trying to recover from the festivities. Sadly, we aren't quite finished as some of the family on my side (who are 3 hours away) fell ill the morning we were supposed to drive to visit! Yikes. We've had to postpone until everyone is better. So, we were home today unexpectedly and took advantage of that by doing NOTHING. Seriously. We had some errands to run and didn't get out until 4pm. :D Of course, it was storming all morning, so that was part of our excuse.

I wanted to play along with the current Lawnscaping Challenge - once I saw it was still active for Christmas cards and I had received a new stamp in the mail from the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. :)

I paper pieced this cute little fox and adhered him on a card base I had sponged with MFT Blue Yonder ink over the Tim Holtz Fair Isle stencil. I had fun trimming all these little pieces from scrap papers and was much happier with the result than my original colored and hand-trimmed image.   (Boo) As I watched a documentary about the 1990's (thoroughly depressing after an hour or so of that!) I trimmed and glued and was happy as a little songbird.

I stamped the sentiment using Milo's ABC's and then added the twine and Peace, Love, & Joy sequins.

I'm also playing along with (CAS)E This Sketch and Less Is More "Homespun" challenge.

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I hope everyone had a lovely holiday and are able to enjoy some much needed downtime.

Thanks SO much for stopping by to visit! I hope you will come again soon.

God Bless,

I John 3:18  NKJV  (New King James Version)
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  1. The paper pieced fox is adorable and looks great against that background! Love this cozy card!

  2. What an adorable fox, love your paper piecing Mandy! And the background looks fab, perfect for our challenge this week.
    Thank you for joining our last challenge of the year and wishing you a very happy new year.
    "Less is More"

  3. The subtle fair isle background was a brilliant idea and your paper piecing looks fabulous. Love this little card.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

  4. Your paper piecing is very nice...I do a lot of piecing myself and love the affect of it especially when you use design papers. Great card.

  5. Very pretty card! I really love the paper piecing and that background is stunning! Thank you so much for playing the Lawnscaping Challenge!

  6. A fabulous take on our homespun challenge! Great paper-piecing, superb image and sentiment and just a beautiful all round card. Thanks so much for playing along and a Happy New Year to you.
    Less is More

  7. Cute paper pieced fox and love the stenciled background!

  8. I'm sorry that I'm so late in commenting but having various visitors over the holiday period made me rather behind!
    This is really the paper piecing!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is more"

  9. I love the stencilled background with the fox over top! Fabulous take on the sketch!


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