Christmas Blessings and GiveAway

Whew! After safely driving (actually I simply rode, but that was hard to do) from Texas to North Carolina and back (total of 35 hours) I have finally recuperated enough to finish creating my Christmas cards and am once again ready to share.

I also want to announce that I will soon be giving away a "Pazzles" cutting machine to include several cartridges to go along with it.  Unfortunately, though the winner will have to commit to paying the cost to ship it since I think it will be more than I am willing to pay.  When will I give it away you goal is to award it as soon as I reach 700 followers or someone offers to buy it $150, whichever comes first.  Everyone is invited to join in but unfortunately, the cost to ship overseas may simply not be worth it.  I've only used this machine 3 times, so when I say it is new it certainly is new.

After my third video tutorial, I decided that it would be easier to stick with Cricut so I purchased the newest version of that machine. I put the Pazzles machine back in its box and in the closet, it went and it has sat there for over 2 years gathering dust (thank goodness it was in a box).  At first, I thought I would sell it at a really good price but never did so now I am going to offer it for free.

Included in this bundle is the Pazzles machine complete with the users manual and warranty information. 

This giveaway and others can be found on the Blog Giveaway Directory. Click here to see more listings.

I also purchased a few image CDs so there is a ton of images that can be used for your projects and it comes with a whole book of ideas to get you started.  

If you're interested just keep a watch out so you can add your name to the list and become a follower if you're not one already.  By the way, tell your friends and add it to your blog so we can drive the numbers up quickly.

Now on to what I have to share with everyone.  I have a few cards for those special people in our lives that we seldom think of until we need them.  You know the ones...our mechanic, beautician, the nurse at the doctor's office, the lady that grooms your pet and even our local postman.  I thought it would be nice to let them know we think and appreciate them as well.  Here are the cards I want to share and enter into the challenges as listed.

This little card I thought would be perfect for the lady that grooms my little Yorkie-Poo every month.  I colored the image using Spectrum Noir and Copics and I changed the words on the cup to say Happy Holidays.  On the inside, the words say "Wishing you a Dog-gone awesome Christmas and a Tail-wagging New Year".

Kitty Bee Designs - #109 Anything Goes/Christmas (12/24)
Color Crazy Challenge - #48 Anything Goes/Must Color (12/15)
Winter Wonderland - Christmas Colors Red and Green (12/06)

Hopefully, this card will put a smile on my beautician's face.  The image is one by Robert Jackson and she was colored with Copics. The DP is an old MME called Santa Claus. The inside has two messages.  One side says "Beauty comes from the inside...from the inside of a Beauty Salon" and the second message in keeping with the Christmas spirit says, "Hope your holidays are "STYLED" with fun...Merry Christmas".

Simply Papercraft - #53 Anything Goes (12/28)
Crazy4Challenges - C4C414 Color Your Day

I certainly couldn't forget about the staff of nurses that sit at the front desk in my doctor's office.  The image is from Mo Manning and she was colored using Copic markers.  I used Spellbinders dies, a Martha Stewart punch and Basic Grey paper. The words I chose for this group of ladies is as follows: "Sending you guys wishes for a HEALTHY little Christmas and a WELL blessed New Year".

Quick Quotes Friday Challenge - #82 Die Cuts (12/29)
Crafty Calendar Challenge - It's Christmas (12/28)

Of course, there is the mechanic that keeps those vehicles of ours running and although they do charge quite a bit, I still think a little kindness will go a long way especially this time of year.  I received a set of vintage images as a gift from a friend and they were just in time for this card.  All I had to do was use my dies to create a frame, add some foam to the back for dimension and then adhere it to a card base.  I couldn't think of any wordplay phrases so I simply said "Wishing you a never-ending season of love and peace".

Crafting With Friends - #56 Anything Goes (12/13)
Crafty Hazelnut Christmas - #362 ATG Christmas/Quick&Easy (12/05)

Well, folks there you have it for me.  Not sure when I will get the chance to create and post again because things do get hectic this time of year.  I'm going to try and find time for my craft-room amidst all the chaos but until then

Stay safe, create and thanks for stopping by
Sending Hugs From Texas


Mary J Scrapper said...

All those cards above are so so cute.

Lois Wyche said...

An awesome set of cards. So inspiring and beautiful.

Penny Light said...

The little doggy is adorable. You colored it so perfectly. Your background is beautiful!
You did a lot of work, well done! Thanks for sharing your talent at Colour Crazy challenges.

Larelyn said...

Your cards are wonderful. Thanks for sharing at Aloha Friday Challenges.

Sue said...

Fabulous! thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Calendar Challenge hugs Sue J x

Pat K said...

Lovely set of cards. The little yorkie poo is my fav. Thanks for playing along with us at Winter Wonderland. Pat K xx

Golden Goddess Designs said...

lovely set of cards! thank you for sharing with us at Quick Quotes this month!


Connie Mercer said...

Beautiful!! Thanks for joining us at Quick Quotes!

Susie Bentz said...

I love all of your cards Lesia! Thank you for playing along with our challenge this month over at Quick Quotes!

Rhonda Van Ginkel said...

Greetings! I wanted to congratulate you for winning the challenge over at Quick Quotes!

Please email Rhonda (dot) quickquotes (at) gmail (dot) com to claim your Challenge 82 prize. Thank you!

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