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Hi everyone! I am a veterinary technician living in NY who loves to pen pal and make cards in my spare time. I have never been good at crafts since I can barely draw a straight line with a ruler but I was determined to give it a go.  I love learning all the different techniques and ways to craft. Follow me on my journey as I grow as a card maker!

Friday, July 19, 2013

Christmas Freebie Friday

The final card for the Catch the Bug Challenge Blog Christmas in July event. Head on over to Bugaboo Stamps and get this adorable image for free! I love Friday Freebies. Bugaboo Stamps images are amazing quality at decent prices. Not to mention the owner is super sweet! I followed the sketch at Sketchy Colors for the card layout! Lots of layers here. I used paper from my stash and sparkly black gemstones.  Isn't the little bow so cute in the corner? The cute bear is colored in with my Promarkers. I had a lot of fun making this card.

Entering the card in the following challenges:
Fairy tale challenge blog Challenge 72
Sketchy Colors Challenge 171
Catch the Bug Challenge Blog Christmas in July event
Crimbo Crackers Challenge 46
Paper Crafting Journey Christmas in July
Rhedd and Rosie Challenge Blog Challenge 11
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge 136
The Papert Shelter Challenge 121
Crafty Creations Challenge 231
I heart Promarkers Challenge 177
Let's Craft and Create Challenge 74
Delightful Challenges Glitter
Anything Goes Challenge Blog 97
LEJ Designs Challenge Blog
Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 156
Through The Craftroom Door
The Cutie Pie Challenge Blog Challenge 48
Songbird Challenge blog Challenge 24
Card Mania Pearls/Gems
Pin and Tack Spark Your Creativity 11
One Stitch at a time challenge 172


  1. This is absolutely adorable! I love that bear and how you've framed him with the other layers. Thanks for joining us this week at Crafty Creations Challenges!

  2. Thanks so much for helping to make our CIJ event at CTB a huge success!

  3. Super card Erin well done .
    Thank you for joining us at our THROUGH THE CRAFTROOM CHALLENGE this week and GOOD LUCK hugs Elaine

  4. Thanks for joining us this week at TPS for our CAS challenge. This is such a sweet little card & you've done a wonderful job with it.

  5. Cute card. Love seeing some Christmas in July...and with these temps it is refreshing to think of snow. Love the snowflakes. Thanks joining our Celebrate with Glittery Bling and Sparkly Things at Delightful Challenges.


  6. Really cute card and you made the FF image so cute. Thanks for joining us this week at Catch the bug CIJ.

  7. Super cute card Erin!

    Thanks for joining us at One Stitch At A Time this week, good luck....see ya soon!

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    Shell in Alaska

  8. Love the many layers. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown for this challenge.
    Margaret, DT

  9. How adorable! I am so blessed that you share your amazing and creative works in our challenges this week. Card Mania Challendges

  10. great card Erin...thank you for joining us at LCC for our challenge.

  11. Your card is so very beautifull. Thank you for joining us at Fairytale Challenge! xx Bianca

  12. Great card ,love the image and fab colours you have chosen
    Thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers challenge. and good luck
    Tracey x

  13. What a super cute card Erin, such a fun image and great colours, thank you for sharing with us at LEJ Designs, this week, good luck xxx

  14. A lovely card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "use black somewhere on your project” challenge & good luck in the draw…
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge on Wednesday.

    (DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)

  15. This is SO cute!! You've inspired me to make a Christmas card♥ Thanks for playing with us at Digital Delights by Louby Loo.

  16. Fabulous card and such a cute bear. Thanks for joining us at the PCJ challenge xx

  17. Fabulous card and such a cute bear. Thanks for joining us at the PCJ challenge xx

  18. Your card is so pretty. Thanks for joining us at the Fairytale Challenge.
    Hugs, Uta

  19. Hi, gorgeous card, lovely image & coloring!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Fairytale Challenge!
    Hugs Nela