Category Archives: C.R.A.F.T. – Christmas Challenge

Trimming the Tree

Trim the Tree

Trimming the TreeHello there!!! It’s just starting to look like spring here, so that must mean that it’s time to make a Christmas card!! This week at C.R.A.F.T., our theme is just that, Christmas!  We have 2 amazing sponsors, Star Stampz and Digital Papercraft :)

 

 

 

 

I used Imagine Fairy Girl, from Digital Papercraft for my card.  She’s not really a Christmas image, but I saw her reaching to put a star on the tree as soon as I came across the image :)  I colored her with my SN markers, then glittered up her wings (of course….fairies need sparkle wings!)  I fussy cut her out, then die cut 2 trees, which I cut up and layered, then decorated with glitter.  I mounted them with foam pads on a die cut shape that I edged in doodles, and placed a glittery star in her hand.  I put this on a DP background, then found some coordinating ribbon to accent the corners.  A bow and a stamped sentiment finish this off :)

I’d like to enter this card into the following challenges:

The Paper Shelter Challenge – #285 Away With the Fairies

Winter Wonderland – For a Child

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge – #325 ATG with the option (I didn’t use the option) of no pattern paper

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Extra Challenge – Christmas

Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge – ATG

Christmas Bunny

Here we go with….A Christmas Card!!

Well, my 2016 resolution was to make Christmas cards all year, to avoid the rush close to the holidays (which I did, but some personal stuff caused a totally different kind of rush, and I never got any of my cards mailed!!)……it worked out so well, that I’m going to continue with this :)  Over at C.R.A.F.T. Challenge, we have a Christmas theme challenge every month, which keeps me on track.  That’s our challenge theme this week :)  Our fabulous sponsor is:

Christmas BunnyI used the adorable image “Christmas Tree Time“.  I colored the image up with my new Prismacolor pencils, then used 2 dies to cut out the wonky shape :)  The card base was cut with my Cricut, and after backing the trees with some glitter paper, I added a Joy (also cut with Cricut), and some stars to finish this off :)

I’d like to enter this card in the following challenges:

ABC Christmas Challenge – A is for ATG or B is for anything starting with B (blue, bunny, birds)

A Day For Daisies – January challenge – 2 or more layers

Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Extra Challenge – January ATG

Sparkles Christmas Challenge – Lots of Glitter

Deer Friends

Deer Friends

Good morning!!! Today is the start of our new weekly challenge at C.R.A.F.T.  Our theme is Christmas, and since time is quickly passing, and before we know it, the day will be here, it’s a great time to link up a card or two :)  Our fabulous sponsors are:

The Paper Shelter   Oddball Art

 and

I used this beautiful image from The Paper Shelter, called Holy Night.

Deer Friends

I’ve had the image for a while now, and couldn’t decide what to do with it….then the idea of a monochromatic card came to me.  I colored the image with my SN markers, then added some embossed die cut trees, that I brushed with matching Distress Inks to give a bit of definition…before adding some twinkly embossing powder.  I stamped the background paper and embossed with the same embossing powder (a mix of white and tinsel)  A stamped sentiment, some ribbon, punched twigs and some embossed gems (same powder :)) finish this card off.  I’m so happy with this card, because it is very rare that I get a picture of something in my head, and the finished product matches!!

I’d like to enter this into the following challenges:

Glitter N’ Sparkle – #214 ATG

Artistic Inspirations – #167 ATG

Craft Your Passion – #338 Always ATG

Crafty Sentiments – Snowflakes

Lemon Shortbread – ATG #28

Crafting by Designs – Little Animals

Crafty Creations – Animals #328

Deep Ocean Challenge – Inspired by a Song or Movie – song: Winter Wonderland

Fab N’ Funky – #327 Digi Girls or Hats

Inky Chicks – Winter Wonderland #75

The Paper Shelter – #273 More than One of Anything – trees :)

Simon Says Stamp, Wednesday Challenge – Christmas Critters

Tic Tac Toe Challenge –    I used the diagonal Scene, Use Dimension and Texture

Christmas at Sweet Stampin – Anything Christmas Goes

Sasayaki Glitter Challenge – November – Winter

Open Minded Crafting Challenge – #11 Christmas/Hanukkah

Sparkles Monthly Challenge – Christmas is Coming

Crafts Galore Encore – November ATG

Crafty Hazelnut’s Monthly Extra Christmas Challenge – November

Digistamps4Joy – #130 ATG with optional twist Christmas is Coming

Classic Design Team Open Challenge – November

Just Keep On Creating – November ATG

Kitty Cup

A Cup of Kitty :)

Hi there!  It’s a beautiful fall day here.  It’s amazing how fast summer passed us by :(  That being said, I’m certain that before we know it, winter will be upon us, and with that, Christmas.  So, it’s the perfect time to start on your Christmas cards, if you haven’t done so already!  And…..that is exactly what our challenge theme is this week at C.R.A.F.T.!  We have 2 fabulous sponsors this time around:

   and  The Stamping Boutique

Stop by and get in the Christmas spirit with the wonderful DT cards!

Kitty CupI was given “Cup of Love” by Pickled Potpourri to work with.  It’s not in their Christmas section, but it is such a versatile stamp!!  Depending on your choice of color scheme, it can be used at any time of the year :)  After merging the kitty into the cup, I colored it up with my SN markers.  I added gold and some sparkly highlights on the mug pattern.  I stamped a pretty sentiment in the corner of the image piece.  All the paper I used was from my scrap folder…it’s time to be using some of that up :)  I added a strip of a brown paper bag, and a bow at the bottom, and some little blingy things that I made from polymer clay around the image.  A few more swipes with the glitter pen on the sentiment and the bow, and everything was coordinated quite nicely :)

Coffee Fairy

Christmas Coffee Fairy

Hi there!! It’s time again for another challenge over at C.R.A.F.T.  We realize how easy it is to leave our Christmas cards until the last minute, then fly into a panic in December, so we’ve been giving you Christmas theme challenges throughout the year to help out a bit.  And with THAT preamble, you have probably guessed that our theme this week is Christmas!! Lol :)  For our sponsor, we have the fabulous  Nikki Burnette :)

Coffee FairyI was given the beautiful Sadie, to work with.  I colored her up with my SN markers, then glittered her wings up (because I have a firm belief that fairy wings sparkle!!)  For the cup and saucer, I dotted parts of each with a white gel pen, then colored them over again with colored pencils to get the polka dot effect without losing shading detail.

For the papers, I dove into my Christmas scrap folder and had some fun :)   I tied the bow, then adhered some candy canes that I fussy cut from another paper scrap and topped with Glossy Accents.  A computer printed sentiment and some silver glitter baubles finished this card off :)

I hope that you can stop by the  C.R.A.F.T.  challenge blog and enter a Christmas make, and while you are there, check out the beautiful inspirational projects that my amazing teammates have created :)

I’d like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Robyn’s Fetish – Glitter and a Bow

Crafting When We Can – #125 Things With Wings