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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

Pick a treat holiday challenge

The theme for the Chaos challenge is pick a treat for this card.  I chose to work with * Fruit Cake – Make it Funny & use ONLY scraps to create your card.

I love this newer reindeer image from Bugaboo! I went with nontraditional colors for this one.  I have done a few projects with this paper so I had all these scraps in my bin.  I don't know about you but I have a hard time going through the bin to use up scraps.  I would rather get fresh paper.  I thought this was the perfect time to get rid of a few extra pieces.  I colored the image with promarkers.  I used my snow writer to add some snow balls around his head. Some clear pearls were added in the corner.  I love googly eyes and thought he needed some.  The sentiment is from Bugaboo stamps as well.  I used the sketch at My Time to Craft for the card layout.

See you again tomorrow with more Christmas cheer.



Entering in the following challenges:
my time to craft - sketch

Catch the bug - pick a treat
one crazy stamper - holidays
natalie and amy - cute cuddly xmas
party time tuesdays - xmas
creative craft challenge - non traditional colors
 papertake weekly - atg
lej designs - xmas
divas by design - festive
crafts 4 eternity - non traditional
stampin for the weekend- festive
my sheri crafts - funky xmas
pile it on - p is for pink
country view challenges - bah humbug


  1. Fabby card erin love the image and the fabulous colour scheme - very good luck with your challenges hun and see u again real soon x

  2. This is adorable, Erin - love your sentiment! Cute googly eyes too! I need to use them more.

  3. Great Christmas card Erin! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

  4. Fantastic sentiment and I love the googly eyes on the reindeer. Super cute card!

  5. Oh Erin, I just love this card...and the non-traditional colours you used. Just so lovely. I love that Bugaboo image too...it's on my wish list...along with a lot of other images there.

  6. Thanks for taking the time to join in over at my Sheri crafts this time. Great card to share.

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

  8. Thank you so much for joining in this weeks challenge over on the LEJ Designs Challenge Blog, challenge No. 82 - Christmas is Coming.

    What a brilliantly comical fun modern card. Beautiful modern colours used and the layout of the papers is great. Fantastic image with those googlie eyes!

    I hope you will visit us again and join in more of our future challenges. Things are changing in the new year, so keep your eyes open for details.

    <3 & Hugs
    Lisa xxxx LEJ DT Organiser

  9. Super cute and oh so true! LOL Love the papers! Great design. Thank you for joining us at Party Time Tuesdays.

  10. Fabulous project!! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful talents with us at Papertake Weekly and hope you join us again soon!
    hugs, Sharon

  11. this is fun thanks for joining us over on divas by designs xx

  12. Great card! Love that image and your super cute sentiment! Thanks for joining us at My Sheri Crafts!

  13. Erin - I LOVE the googley eyes on this guy (that's one of my favorite embellishments!)
    Thanks for playing along with us this week for the Catch The Bug Holiday Chaos Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps!
    Be sure to check out The Bug Blog for our newe THEME Challenge that starts tomorrow! We hope you’ll play along!
    Hugs & Happy Days!
    ~Min: Bugaboo Asst DT Coordinator
    Kaymin Kreations

  14. A super fun card with a cute image. Thanks for joining us at NATALIE & AMY’S this month, hope we see you again soon. Hugs Sheryl xx

  15. A kewl card, I love the ones that bring a smile to my face. Thank you for sharing your creativity with us this month at Country View Challenges. We hope you had a lovely Christmas and wish you all the best for 2014! Chris xxx