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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!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Cozy up by the fire

Two posts today for the Catch the Bug Holiday chaos! I have been crafting away all week after work. It seems that my boyfriend is missing me. He made the comment that he hasn't seen me all week.  Do I really need to explain that it's Christmas time and I have soooo much to do?! Silly men! Anyway back to my card!  Tuesday's title was Cozy up by the fire.  I chose this recipe to work with featuring Tuesdays cute new digi releaseCocoa & Holiday Music - Use the Color Chocolate & Something Silver

The card layout was inspired by a sketch at Passion for Promarkers.  I colored the image with my promarkers.  I colored her dress with my new metallic silver promarker. The papers were all from my stash.  I added some faux stitching around the image.  I saw another card maker using a faux stitch stamp.  I really need to find me a few of those.  My shaky hands makes it very hard to do on my own! I added some new buttons that I just got from Oriental Trading.  The sentiment is a tag die and stamp set from My Creative Time.  A dear friend sent me some of these cute handmade silver bows that went perfectly with the theme I chose to work with!

I really have been having so much fun with the Chaos themes.  It's helping me get more of my Christmas cards made instead of watching tv!



Entering in the following challenges:
Passion for promarkers - sketch

Catch the bug - cozy up by the fire challenge
Craftitude - button
Robyn's fetish - xmas cards
come and get it challenge - xmas
the scrapbooking queen - royal digi challenge
one crazy stamper - holiday
natalie and amy - cute and cuddly xmas
eureka stamps - buttons


  1. Fab card, Erin! Love the pretty papers, cute image and great use of the sketch! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Passion for Promarkers! Lisa x

  2. Wow, Erin, I think this is fabulous! Love your colours and your sketch looks great! I know what you mean about men. My BF thinks I'm obsessed with cardmaking and challenges (well, maybe I am LOL). Good luck in your challenges - I love seeing you win!

  3. Cute image, great use of the sketch, thanks for joining us at Robyn's Fetish challenge this week

  4. very cute card! love the bow! thanks for joining our Christmas Chaos week at Catch the Bug

  5. This is just adorable. I love the colors. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Bugaboo.

  6. What a darling card and using the new release image wonderfully. Thanks so much for joining us at CTB Christmas chaos.

  7. Love this card Erin...such a sweet image too.

  8. aww thisis so cute, thank you so much for joining us over on the PFP challenge blog
    hugs Lou x

  9. What a great project, very cute!! We appreciate you taking the time to join our Holiday Chaos Event! Hope you get to play along all week and good luck!

  10. Love this fabulous colourful card the image is super cute................such a wonderful piece of work..................thanks for joining us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge this week........ We hope you will play along with us again soon! :)

    Robyn's Fetish DT

  11. Another great project, Erin . Thanks again for joining us in our Holiday Chaos challenges at Catch The Bug! :) Becky G Bugaboo DT Member

  12. Ohhh this is super cute! just adore the little image ;o)

    Thanks for joining us at Eureka Stamps this week. Hope to see you again next week DT Crafting Vicky

  13. another cutie project, thanks for playing along at craftitude, good luck and hope to see you again
    caroline dt

  14. Lovely card. thank you for joining the challenge at Craftitude.

  15. That's so sweet! You're right that silver bow was just the right finishing touch.
    Thanks so much for sharing this at CAGI for our month long blog hop. Good luck at winning one of our incredible prizes!!
    Come and Get It Design Team
    Queen Bee Paper Crafts