Thursday, March 31, 2016

ABC Christmas Challenge - G for Green or Gold


I'm pulling up the rear with this challenge! :) I'm behind but still here! hee hee. Yesterday was a whirlwind of activities at our house with people in and out most of the day. It all went well, but it makes for one frazzled Mandy, who is used to being in a house all alone every day. :| Loners of the world unite! (Not really - just in thought).

Kinda funny story: we had contractors here doing some work yesterday, and bless their hearts, they were almost finished doing the last thing that was up in our attic, and one of them stepped through the ceiling. Bless. They were ok thankfully - but here longer than expected and I get to see their smiling, winking faces again this morning, when they come back to finish up that repair. LOL. Then the kids had a couple of friends over, and that meant socializing with their sweet Mom at drop-off and pick up time. It was a lot for me. :D My Hubby just laughs and shakes his head at me. (But deep down, he gets it. ;) )

Now on to the fun part! The ABC Christmas Challenge - so much fun. Systematically going through the alphabet for a challenge associated with each letter. What better way to entertain some crafty A-type personalities, right?

G for Green or Gold this week --- I went with Green, since I have virtually nothing gold in my crafty space.

While I have been so busy these last few weeks, I have much appreciated the plethora of colored images that I've had stashed in my desk because I color them, lose interest in what I'm doing - walk away - but can't throw them away. 8-) Claaaaasic Mandy.
So my cute little girl (From MFT Jingle All the Way) was colored in green and cut and in my desk drawer. I plucked her out and made a couple of mats in green (plaid paper from MFT pad and Blueprints 27 die cut, Tim Holtz Watercolor paper sponged in Mowed Lawn Distress Ink and decorated with a few not-so-strategically-placed water droplets.) She is popped up on foam tape and I added a few iridescent sequins and a twine bow to make it feel "complete". The sentiment is from the same stamp set.
While I wanted the card base to be rather simple and plain, I thought the white background was too plain and I added a Typewriter Text background (MFT) stamped in PTI Soft Stone ink. Barely there, but cuts down on that stark white. I love the subtle backgrounds in a really light grey or khaki on my white card bases.
Well that is it for me this morning! I'm off to find some more things to pack. (UGH!) The Piglets are on Spring Break and the poor things have had to entertain themselves while I've worked on jobs around the house for the upcoming move. I've promised them a field trip to a big book store and a movie at the end of the week. With big storms coming today, who knows if we can accomplish a trip or not. Yikes!
Thanks SO much for stopping by to visit! Please come back again (esp this summer, when I get back into the crafty swing of things!) 8-)
Don't forget to check out the Christmas crafty fun over at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
God Bless,
Matthew 6:34   NKJV  (New King James Version)
    "Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble."

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  1. Fab card Mandy - love your watercoloured-y sponged background panel!
    Helen x

  2. Hi Mandy
    This little girl is so cute and i love your subtile background.
    Enjoy your weekend.
    Hugs, Danoesja

  3. Your image is so adorable I'm glad you plucked her from your drawer and used her on this gorgeous card. Our Mojo often suffers when we have other things going on in our lives and I hope your move goes smoothly for you all.

  4. Hi Mandy. This is a beautiful card. I love how you have coloured that cute image and set her in your pretty card design.

  5. Such a lovely card with a super cute image - your colouring looks wonderful and I love your CAS card design.
    hugs Dorte

  6. This is super cute love the cute image and also the twine bow too! hugs me xx


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