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Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas and a Special Blog Hop!

Coffee of the Day - Eggnog

Merry Christmas, one and all! and God Bless Us, Everyone! :)

I pray for all of you, peace, good tidings, and blessings in abundance!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. grab a cup of yummy coffee while I tell  you about a most lovely lady by the name of Alyce that some of us are recognizing with a special little blog hop.

if you are following the trail left by Santa and his reindeer, then you should have come here by way of Jamie Peters. if you have a moment, please stop by our esteemed Santa, Mari, who worked hard to put all of this together and tell her thank you! :)

a full list of the hop can be found here, at Carol's blog. :)

if you don't know Alyce and her AMAZING class group called Kit and Clowder, then I suggest you head straight on over just as soon as you can! not only is she one of the nicest people you will ever meet on this big blue marble, but she is super dee duper talented with Copic markers. I haven't even started my classes full throttle yet, and I have learned so much from her. I could sit and watch her color for hours, if given the chance. she has a Facebook group that is such fun, filled with kind and encouraging people. as the new year begins, I am jumping in with both feet to Copic markers, so be on the lookout! :)

we were encouraged to create either a regular Christmas card for Alyce or an ugly card. I chose to go the 'ugly sweater' route, using the adorable image from Saturated Canary, 'Ugly Christmas Sweater.'  papers are from the Basic Grey Nordic Holiday collection, flower is Petaloo, and mini flourish dies are Cheery Lynn. a paper straw tied with baker's twine and some sequins complete the card. I did add some sparkly touches with  stickles and a clear spica glitter gel pen.  her glasses are coated in crystal effects.

I think my card works for both the 'ugly' and 'ugly sweater' portion of the challenge, don't you?! ;)

your next stop on the hop is Carline Samedy. be sure to wish her a Merry Christmas when you get there! :)


Alyce Kit and Clowder said...

Ugly?! Are you kidding me!! This is such a fun card.. I love your use of the straw!!! ^_^ Hahahaha I love the idea of the ugly sweater though ;) Thank you so much for your super kind words and for everything this year. So glad to have you as part of the group :) Wishing you an amazing christmas filled with lots of love and joy!!! ^_^

Dorte said...

A wonderful card, Jen, beautiful colours and details.
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
hugs Dorte

Sandra said...

NOT ugly at all!!! i just love it, you're so creative with your embellishments!! A straw on your card, awesome!!!

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

Soooo cute...and not so ugly. Love it. What a fun blog hop. I sure am proud to be a part of Kit and Clowder and this hop for Alyce. Merry Christmas.

Davinia said...

Defo the cutest and prettiest 'ugly' jumper i have seen! she is adorable and you have coloured her gorgeously! xx

cebelica said...

He he, this card made me smile. I know that jumper should be ugly, but I kinda like it. ;) Fab work!
Hugs! xx

Laurian said...

This is a fabulous ugly sweater - anyone would be proud of it! xx

Cindy N. said...

I absolutely love your card.

CraftinGranny said...

So ugly it's adorable......LOL Great coloring job Jennifer and what a cute layout and design. Alyce is gonna love it! Sorry so late getting around but just now getting some free time. Happy New Year and Hugs, Carol

Anet's Crafting said...

Adorable card Jennifer, love the cute image and pretty layout. Wishing you and you family a Happy New Year and all of the best for the new year. Anet x

Gail said...

i think it is adorable!!!..huggzz