Christmas Panda

Well, I’m back to work today, so this is the last Christmas card I’m going to share for now. My ‘adopted’ daughter (aka Kiddo Bear) loooves pandas, so I always try to incorporate one into the cards I make her. I love the bears, from Lili of the Valley, so decided to color James With Big Star up a bit different, and make him into a panda 🙂

I added some white Posca highlights to the star, then die cut a black frame. I wanted to carry through the star theme, so die cut a swirly star motif in the bottom of the background paper. Gold stars peeked out from under the cut, and coordinated nicely with the red and gold plaid paper that I’d chosen. A simple black die cut sentiment finished things off.

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Christmas Kickstart Challenge – #45 If It’s Christmas, Link It Up

Digi Choosday Challenge – Week 52 ATG

Lemon Shortbread Challenge – #136 ATG

Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge – #522 Anything Christmas Goes

World Wide Open DT Challenge – #12 Dec/Jan ATG

Santa’s Helper

I promise, I’m almost done with the Christmas card posts! Lol! This one was a favorite, because it features an image from Mo’s Digital Pencil. I just love the images from here!! I colored Toyshop Helper up with my Copics.

I had printed the sentiment at the same time as the image, and it was placed just right on the sheet of paper, so I just cut the 2 out all in one piece. Perfect for a clean and simple design! I doodled a bit around the edge, then matted it with a cute print paper. No embellishments necessary with this adorable image!

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Mo’s Digital Pencil Challenge – December Anything Mo Goes

AAA Cards – #180 Made In Minutes….Christmas

Coloring In Scrapland – December Christmas/ATG

Dream Valley Challenge – #238 Christmas

Crafty Calendar – December..Christmas Theme

Decked Out Deer

Hello 🙂 Here I am again with another Christmas card! This gorgeous Reindeer image is from LC Waterworth, a “new to me” artist. I colored this beauty up with my Copics, and touches of white Posca, then stamped a sentiment between his antlers.

I did some rummaging through my paper stash, and chose a number of pieces from the same collection to layer the card up. Some enamel dots provided a quick finishing touch.

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Creative Inspirations – December HoHoHo

The Paper Funday Challenge – #24 ATG with optional Christmas

Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge – #522 Anything Christmas

World Wide Open DT Challenge – #12 Dec/Jan ATG

Di’s Digi Stamps Challenge – It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas

2020 Tree Ornaments

Every year, since my kids were born, I have purchased or made a tree decoration for them. This was with the understanding that, when they were grown and on their own, I would get them a tree, lights, and topper, and give them the decorations that had accumulated over the years. <3 Although they both have their own trees, that doesn’t stop this momma from continuing with the decs! I had to made one that commemorates this year somehow. I still have a bunch of Fimo and Sculpey clay, so decided to use some of it up. Oy!! Although it wasn’t dried up, it was fairly hard, and I certainly gave my hands a workout softening it up! (Perhaps because it’s been sitting for about 15 years, lol). I had much grander plans for the decorations, but after the softening process, I found that I was way out of practice!!!! Duh! I managed to get this pair of masked snowmen, holding their sanitizer, made up and sent off to both my kids 🙂

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Creative Moments – #205 ATG

Classic Design Challenge – #12 ATG

Christmas Crafts All Year Round – Gifts

Purple Sparkle

Hi there 🙂 Well, it’s hard to believe that I’m sharing my last inspiration card of December, and 2020, for the Ching-Chou Kuik Facebook Challenge!! Our theme this month is Happy Christmas/Happy Birthday/Just Because, and there’s still a little bit of time to get your entry in! I used one of my favorite CCK images, Snowflake Imprint, for my card. As it’s for someone that loves the color purple, that was the predominant shade! I colored it with my Copics, and added some purple ice Stickles and tiny rhinestones for sparkle.

I lucked out and found a purple snowflake print paper in my stash!! I cut the image out with a circle die, then layered a snowflake diecut over top to frame it. I stamped the image and cut it out so I could tuck it in the corner. The inside parts of the frame had some lovely snowflake cut outside, so I used them and a few punches to sprinkle around the image. More Stickles and rhinestones were added, for an extra boost of sparkle.

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Allsorts Challenge – Week 603/4 Sparkle and Shine

Papercraft Challenges – #65 Snowflakes

Coloring In Scrapland – December Christmas/ATG

A Perfect Time to Craft – #12 December ATG

Classic Design Challenge – #12 December ATG

Corgi Joy

Well, I’m continuing on with the posting of this year’s Christmas cards 🙂 I made this one for my kid, using an adorable Christmas Corgi from Power Poppy. I colored the sweet little pooch up with my Copics, then fussy cut him out.

The shape of the image, as well as his reindeer antlers, gave me the idea of doing an interactive card. He just had to be flying in the night sky, over the tree tops! I cut out a slimline base, then cut a slot to assemble a penny slider mechanism in.

Before putting things together, I gave a quick spritz of Glimmer Mist on the top layer, then added some twinkling stars with a Posca pen. I die cut a number of pine trees, and some pieces to look like snow banks, and arranged them on the bottom of the card. The die cut sentiment emulated the movement of the pup, so was perfect for this! I got the image attached on the slider, all ready to spread Christmas joy 🙂 I finished off with some tiny rhinestones in the centers of the stars, and some snowy glitter on the trees and snowbanks.

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Crafts Galore Encore – #82 December ATG

ABC Christmas Challenge – Y & Z are for… Y for Your Favorite Things – Power Poppy stamps, and dogs!

Tuesday Throwdown – #472 ATG

Lemon Shortbread Challenge – #135 ATG

Dream Valley Challenge – #238 Christmas

Christmas Carolers

Hi there 🙂 Another one of this year’s Christmas cards to share. This one, I used part of Lili of the Valley’s Christmas Band. I selected the carolers from the set, and merged them together before printing the image and coloring it with my Copics.

I left the design fairly simple, as the image is so cute, I really wanted it to stand out. I stamped a sentiment above the image, then layered it up on a cheerful polka dot print paper. I die cut some musical notes multiple times, and glued them together to give a bit of dimension then added Glossy Accents to them before adding them to the card.

I’d like to enter this in the following:

The Paper Funday Challenge – #24 ATG with optional Christmas/Holidays

Penny’s Papercrafty Challenge – #486 Year End Mega Challenge

Digi Choosday – Week 51 ATG

Tuesday Throwdown – #472 ATG

Christmas With the Cuties – #45 Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas; ATG with optional based on a song – “Here We Come A-Caroling”

Merry Christ-moose

Hi there! I hope you all had a good Christmas, different as it was for so many of us! I’m going to try to blog as many Christmas cards that I can in the next couple days, seeing as I finally have time, and most of them have made it to their recipients. When I saw this handsome guy in the latest release at Power Poppy, I knew I had to have him!! I colored up Maximo Moose, from the Forest Fellas collection, with my Copics, then cut him out to hang off the square focal piece.

I wanted to do a rustic, masculine card, as this was for my son. What better prints to use than woodgrain and buffalo plaid?!?! I layered the pieces, wrapping the printed papers with a piece of twine, before attaching the image. I spattered some white paint, to give a feeling of snow, then cut the sentiment (from the same set as the image) with a fishtail banner die. To finish this card, I attached some wooden snowflakes…perfect compliments to the rustic look!!

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Classic Design Challenge – #12 December ATG

Jan’s Digi Stamp Challenge – December ATG

Crafty Creations – #416 ATG

ABC Christmas Challenge – Y & Z are for…. Y is for Your Favorite Things – Power Poppy stamps and plaid!

2 Crafty Critter Crazies – #45 ATG with a Critter

Dec. 25th

Hello, and Merry Christmas!! I hope everyone enjoys the day safely, and finds all the joy that this day is about <3 We have a special post over at Creative Fingers today. A Merry Christmas to all our sponsors throughout the year, and a blog candy giveaway!!

Angelique and Tindaloo have generously put the above candy up for grabs!

I made this card using a cute stamp and die set that I received from the one and only Angelique, earlier in the year. I colored the snowman with my Copics, then set him aside as I assembled the rest of the card. I stamped and embossed the sentiment with red sparkle powder, then layered the beautiful snowflake die cut over red mirror card. Then I got the bling out! I used minuscule rhinestones in the holes encircling the sentiment. I got this pick up pencil that makes handling such tiny embellishments easy, and it’s a game changer! Larger stones were placed in the centers of the snowflakes. Finally, I popped the snowman on the card, using some foam dots.

I’d like to enter this in the following:

ABC Christmas Challenge – Y and Z are for….I used the Y, for Your Favorite Things….I love bling!

Creative Inspirations – December Challenge….HoHoHo

The Paper Funday Challenge – #24 ATG with optional Christmas/Holiday

Crafty Gals Corner – #214 ‘Tis the Season

Tuesday Throwdown – #472 ATG

Not a Creature Was Stirring

Hey there 🙂 Well, we’re into the home stretch, and I hope everyone is ready, and able to enjoy the holidays <3 I had fun doing this card up with a non-Christmas image from The Paper Shelter. When I first saw Nap In a Cup, I immediately thought of a tuckered out elf on Christmas Eve! I colored him up with my Copics, and added a Christmas motif on the cup with colored pencils.

When I printed the image, I added a sentiment, that I created, to print at the same time. I die/fussy cut this out and layered it on a patterned paper that I’d wrapped a pretty ribbon around. A sprinkling of chunky embossing powder added just a bit more shine to the card.

I’d like to enter this in the following:

The Paper Shelter – Christmas Break Challenge ATG

Cute Card Thursday – #665 ATG

Penny’s Papercrafty Challenge – #486 Year End Mega ATG Challenge

Dream Valley Challenge – #238 Christmas

Christmas Kickstart Challenge – #45 If It’s Christmas, Link it Up!