Steampunk Christmas

I recently signed up for a Secret Santa swap in the Make It Crafty Facebook Group.  I got a bit of a chuckle when my partner’s name came up, and it was one of my besties from right here in Saskatoon!! Lol.  I knew that she likes Steampunk, so off I went shopping at the Make It Crafty store!  I found the Steampunk Santa House and then the gorgeous Elizabeth J, which I merged with the house.  I wanted the background to be a subtle, old look, with miss Elizabeth “popping” in the foreground.  I went to work with my SN and Copic markers, with all this detail, the reading glasses were put on a few times!!  After coloring, I did a chalk background with some shimmering Pebbles chalks (that I completely forgot I had!), and added some sparkle to the snow.  I had a really cool idea for a sweet fancy fold for this card, however, though the image was teeny when it came to coloring, it was too large for the fold I had in mind.  I decided on a simple easel card, matting the image in a browny-green CS and some patterned paper.  I set to die cutting snowflakes, using a few different sets of snowflake dies for variety.  After laying everything out, and adding a stamped and embossed sentiment, it still needed something …. so I printed, colored, and fussy cut the Steampunk Gift digi.  The house and the gift digis came in a set, with a few other images, that saved me money, and gave even more options for future makes.  It was great fun making this card…and delivering it over coffee, rather than posting it, lol.

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

Crafting by Designs – November ATG

Fab N’ Funky Challenges – #369 Fashion

Morgan’s Artworld – #22 ATG

Polkadoodles Craft Challenges – Week 44 ATG

Winter Wonderland – Fun Folds

Pug Present

If this isn’t just the cutest little guy, ever!!! I wouldn’t mind getting him from Santa 🙂  This card was made for a swap over at the Kit and Clowder Facebook group, and when I searched to find something about my partner, the one thing that stuck out was that she LOVES her little pug 🙂  So I took it from there, and was lucky enough to find this adorable little guy, from Just Inklined.  I colored him up with my SN and Copic markers, then carefully added a holly pattern, with a small stamp, to the gift box.  I layered everything up with white CS and mirror card (which was, as always, a joy to photograph), that I’d die cut a window into.  The holly was cut with a Tim Holtz Sizzix die, and the sentiment was done with an unbranded die.  I added a red bow and some silver baubles to finish this card off.  I hope my swap partner likes it!!

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

Allsorts Challenge Blog – Week 439 Christmas Creatures

2 Crafty Critter Crazies – #7 ATG with Critters

Incy Wincy Designs – Oct. 16 – Nov. 5; Dress Up (all dressed up like Santa!)

Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge – #357 ATG with optional theme (I didn’t do the option) something with wings

Crafting By Designs – Get Ready for Christmas, October Edition