Thursday, December 1, 2011

12 Days Of Christmas Challenge


It’s December 1st today, and the beginning of our “12 Days Of Christmas” challenge at Catch The Bug.  Each day check out the Catch The bug challenge blog for the theme, and play along with us.  The entry deadline is December 16th, and the winner will be announced on December 18th.  Do you want to know what you are playing for?  We will have a Daily challenge winner, who will win (5) images of their choice.  We will also have a Grand Prize winner who will win the full “12 Days Of Christmas” image set and a January Guest Designer spot with the Bugaboo Stamps design team.  Wow, what an amazing prize! 

So, for Day #1, the theme is Trees.  You can add a tree anywhere on your card/project.  It can also be trees on your designer papers.

Partridge Pear Tree

This is one of the new 12 Days Of Christmas digital images that will be offered as the grand prize.  So totally cute!!

The designer papers are from the Nordic Holiday paper pad by Basic Grey, and the music sheet paper is from the Authentique paper pad.  The music sheet was distressed then I used Tim Holtz Antique Linen distress ink on the edges.  The Peace Dove was made with a Cricut cartridge, then I added Diamond Platinum stickles for the glitter.  I’ve used a MS border punch and snowflake punch. 

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you will join our 12 Days Of Christmas challenge.  Have a wonderful day!



2 Sisters Challenge Blog – #67 Holiday.

Sweet Stampin' Challenges – Punches and Dies.

Craft Your Days Away – #34 Buttons or Bows.

Totally Gorjuss – #108 Sparkle.

Stamps & Fun-Creativity – #75 Distressing.


  1. Oh Marilyn, what an absolutely GORGEOUS card. So elegant in the colors and papers. I absolutely LOVE it. Also love the sparkle on the partridge and of course, the sentiment is perfect!

  2. Shhh, don't tell the other DT on the Bugaboo team but this is my favourite card of the bunch. All of them are lovely but this one really stands out for me. I love the little glittery bits, the way you coloured the image, and that bow, gesh I could go on -lol. Well done :)

  3. WOW - I'm absolutely speechless looking at this one! It is AMAZING!! Love the distressing AND that Ribbon - YUMMY!!
    Hugs & Happy Days!

  4. great card Marilyn! love the note paper and bow too! great job!

  5. Oh Marilyn this is adorable! Love the image and the way you have combined your papers. It's always a pleasure to see your cards so thank you for playing with us over at Sweet Stampin'. Tracey xx

  6. Gorgeous card, marilyn! This is really fantastic! All those layers and the embellishes are wonderful!

  7. Marilyn this is so beautiful and just gorgeously created! Love the image with the sheet music distressed behind it! Everything is perfect from bow to the snowflakes! Hugz!

  8. What a great image, beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

    Pam x

  9. A great "sparkle " card. thank you for joining bus at TG this week

    p.s. I have blog candy on my blog to old and new followers and Hotshot crafts have launched their first challenge today

  10. Fab card love the layout and the image, thanks for sharing with us at CYDA, hope to see you again, Gaynor DT :)