Sunday 1 April 2018

Monstrously cute mistletoe kisses

on the My Besties Spanish Challenge Blog!

Yes, it's time for another challenge with us at the
My Besties Spanish Challenge Blog

Our challenge for April is
Challenge #46 - Anything Goes

Remember:  You can participate with ANY project; altered, scrapbooking pages, cards, and anything you can think of.  If you have My Besties images, that would be ideal, but you can use any kind of stamps or digital stamps.  And also remember: You are playing for My Besties digital Stamps!


Today I had the pleasure of colouring and creating with the super cute
Sherri Baldy's My Besties img826
- Adorable Little Monsters Christmas - Mini Monster - digital stamp
to make a monstrously cute non-traditional Christmas card.

I placed the image on my Silhouette Cameo design mat, sized it to fit on an A5 sheet, added a digital sentiment (combination of the Alyssum Blossom and Ariel fonts) and printed it on A5 X-Press It blending card.  I heat set image panel, trimmed down to 5 1/4" square, then coloured with Copic markers.  You can't see it very well, but I tried a technique to add texture to the fur.  I took a piece of towel, wet it with colourless blender alcohol then blotted the image ... I think it might have worked too well!  I matted the image panel several times using Perfect Layers Rulers then adhered it to a 6 1/4" card base.  I die cut several mistletoe sprigs from white cardstock, leafy sprigs from shades of green cardstock and a dimensional bow from pink (bubblegum) cardstock, then used liquid adhesive to assemble them together on the card front.
I finished off the card front by adding Stardust Stickles to the sparkling gems of her necklace.
I matted the inside of the card with several layers to co-ordinate with the front.

... after looking at my card while writing my blog post I thought it needed something more, so I cut some more white mistletoe sprigs, coloured some rhinestones to match the darkest pink Copic marker and added them to the cluster under the bow.

What do you think?
Better with bling?


NOW it's YOUR turn!
I hope that I have inspired you to get creative with your
My Besties (or other branded) images and make a project to enter the

Sherri Baldy My Besties - digital stamp - img826
Adorable Little Monsters Christmas Mini Monster
Copic markers - skin/lips/fur - RV000-00-52-55-66
Copic markers - eye - pupil - T5-7-9 +Y18 
Copic markers - eye - iris - E53-55-57-59
Copic markers - earings/bow/necklace - YG01-03-17-67
Copic markers - flower cluster - Y13-18 + YR16
sentiment fonts - Alyssum Blossom and Ariel
Sizzix Big Shot
Winnie & Walter - In Bloom: Paulina's Greenery Cutaways
layered leaves
Winnie & Walter - Take a Bow Cutaways
dimensional bow
Couture Creations - Be Merry Collection - Holly Berry Sprigs Set die
the white "mistletoe" cluster under the bow
Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive - to adhere the layers
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Adhesive - to adhere the sentiment

I am going to enter my card in the following challenges (alphabetical order):
A Bit More Time To Craft - Challenge #65 - Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra Challenge - April Challenge - Anything Goes
Colour It!  Create It!  Show It Off! - April Challenge - Anything Goes
Colouring In Scrapland - March Challenge – Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs – Pink With A Twist – use pink & add one more colour
my card is pink and green
Crafty Creations Challenges - Challenge #363 – Anything Goes
Creative Moments Challenge Blog – Challenge #139 – Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Challenge #523 – Add A Quote
mistletoe kisses and Christmas wishes
Digi Choosday Craft Challenges – Wk 13 – Anything Goes
My Besties Art Espana - Challenge #22 – Anything Goes + Blue Color Option
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - PIP Challenge 1812 – Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog - Penny’s Challenge 373 – Anything Goes
Polkadoodles Craft Challenge - Week 13 Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - Challenge #289 – Anything Goes
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Challenge #135 – Anything Goes option Easter
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog - Simon Says: Inside The Box
my little Christmas monster is boxed in by lots of square layers
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog - Simon Says: Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter - Challenge #332 – Digital Image
Through The Craft Room Door - TTCRD Anything Goes Challenge March 27th


  1. Oh this is so cute. Thanks for joining us at Color It Create It Show It Off.

  2. Cute holiday monster! Love the green and pink combo Tracy! Looks like you have a head start on the holidays. Thanks so much for joining our Inside the Box challenge this week at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Happy Spring! Maura

  3. This is adorable! I'm so glad you entered our weekly challenge at QKR Stampede!

  4. Cute card. Thanks for joining in with us at PIP Challenges!

  5. Aww what a cutie! Great colour combo too!
    Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday! Jane S (DT) xxx

  6. Sucha cutie. Thank you for joining us at the Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge week 13. Helen DT

  7. Great card.Thanks for joining us at Through the craft room door this week.

  8. trhis is so adorable
    thank you for joining us at my Besties french challenge

  9. Muy lindo tu mounstrico, linda tarjeta muy tierna, gracias por participar en nuestro reto.
    Carmen Aurora DT

  10. How cute! I love the color combo, and the bling really gives it an extra pop. Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles!

  11. Gorgeous card Tracy :-) the little monster is super cute and I love the colours and details, so pretty :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Lols x x x

  12. This is Beautiful Tracy hope your well and looking forward to your cards with us at Crafty Catz

  13. Aw, she looks like the sweetest monster ever! Great creation and love all the pink you used. Thanks so much for playing along at The Paper Shelter Challenge "Use a Digital Image." Hope to see you again next time! Many hugs:) Audrey DT

  14. Gorgeous card!Thanks for join us at
    ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.
    Hope to see you again and good luck.
    Gr.Kaija Dt-member

  15. Really lovely card Tracy and great image good luck with the challenges

    1. Thank You Sue :)
      PS - hope to link my Crafty Catz card today

  16. A sweet creature ;) Thank You for joining us at Creative Moments challenge . DT Ella

  17. This is such a super card. I adore the image. Wonderful colours.

    Thanks for joining us in our week 1 Anything Goes challenge at Polkadoodles

    Hayley x

  18. What an adorable card! I love that you created it with your Silhouette. Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede challenge blog. Julie, DT member

  19. Such a neat monster you have coloured him so lovely - these images are just so cute. Thank you for sharing it with us over at Colour It, Create It, Show It Off Challenge. Good luck with your entry. Hugs Andrea

  20. very cute and beautiful Tracy
    Thanks for join us at
    {ScrapbookStampSociety DT Member}
    Hope to see you again and goodluck

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  21. Great card! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations. Anna-Karin DT


  22. This is adorable !!! Thank you for being with us at M.B.A.E. Lilina Carvalho DT

  23. Muy tierno tu proyecto!! Gracias por acompañarnos en MBAE - Ruth DT

  24. This is so wonderfully crafted and perfect for our challenge. Thanks for sharing your creative talent with us. Good luck.
    {Color It Create It Show It Off Challenge DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  25. Realmente es un bello proyecto... esta preciosa esa mosntruita!! Gracias por participar con nosotros. Saludos. Andy Ro- Dt My Besties Art España


  26. Great fun card. Love your colors. Thank you for joining our challenge and we hope te see you next time.

    Dorothy DT coordinator Dutch My Besties


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