Merry Christmas…

Our weather has cooled off and now it’s beginning to feel like winter and the Holiday Season.  I’ll be getting as many Christmas Cards done as I can and I want to use as many different stamps as I can.  I never do things the easy way. LOL.

On this card I used an older Pure Innocence Stamp from My Favorite Things.  I’ve loved these stamps since they first came out and were carried by our local Scrapbook store at the mall.  At the time I didn’t know that the company was local and that within a few years they would open a retail store by me. Now I love all their products, especially their new 6×6 paper line.

I’ve colored this image with my Copic Markers and used a MFT “Merry Christmas” Die-namics Die.  I used the leftover park from the die and placed it over a piece of Pattern Paper that was in my scrap box.

I also followed Sketch #2 in MsWipz’s Monthly Challenge in the Crafting Circle Sketch Challenge.

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Tree Trimmer…

I’ve had this set of cute “Draco” images, which are done by Digital Artist Janice Cullen Colliers of Scrapper’s Delight, for several months now and when I saw it was her new “Friday Freebie,” I couldn’t resist using him on my next Christmas card. He’s “Christmas Draco 2” and will available for the entire month of Dec.

I should mention that he started out as a Christmas card, but the finished product turned out quite big so I plan to use him on the front of a gift bag.  Now I just have to find a white one…and I think I’ll also make a small matching gift tag.

This time I have colored the image with my Prisma Pencils.  Since I used a very thin computer paper to print the image on, I opted not to use the Gamsol with the pencils.  I think it’s the first image that I’ve ever colored this way and to be honest, I’m not sure if I like it or not.

The pattern papers are from a stack called “Snow Day” by “The Paper Studio” and is one that I bought last year at Hobby Lobby.  I still love this red and turquoise color combination. I used a Corner Die by Die-namics from My Favorite Things, and the Letter Dies are by ART-C and have matching stamps.

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Glittering Santa

I’m really getting caught up in the Christmas In July card making.  This cute image is named “Glittering Glass Santa” and is by Marcella Hawley artist and owner of Power Poppy. It is my card for the August “Crafty Awesomeness Challenge.”

I’ve colored the image with my Copic Markers. The background paper is from a stack by “The Paper Studio” from Hobby Lobby and is called “Snow Day.” The red paper ribbon is from Joanns.

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CHRISTMAS…In July

Wow, it’s hard to believe that the year is half over and it’s time to start on our Christmas cards. But don’t fret…just hop over to the new “Freebie Friday Progressive Challenge” at Scrapper’s Delights.  This time Janice has picked a Christmas image called “Santa’s Helper” and if you completed last month’s image, you can get this image here for Free. If not, it will be available for $1 in the Scrapper’s Delights Store.

The Design Team was asked to make a card with this image using non-traditional Christmas Colors. It’s hard to be in a Christmas mood when the temperature outside is in the 90s, but this card sure helped me to start thinking about how soon all the holidays will be upon us. I for one am going to start picking out all of my images now so I can get my coloring started.  I’m not sure what you do, but I like to make a special card for each person on my card list.

My card base is pre-made from “The Paper Studio” by Hobby Lobby, and the pattern papers are from “The Disney All Season’s” Pad.  The blue and white paper is by TPC Studios and is named “Woodland Winter Carnaval.”

I colored the “Santa’s Helper” image with my Copic Markers, plus I added a few ornaments that I cut from a scrap of paper from my scrap pile. The branches are made with a Memory Box Die call “Pine Branches,” and I just cut them in several different colors and glued them down.  The small red bow is made from my embroidery thread and I’ve also highlighted some things on the card with “Ranger’s Star Dust Stickles” and a “Wink of Stella Gold Brush Tip Glitter Pen.”

I’m not sure if my attempt to make a “fur rug” was successful or not, but I’ve had this swatch of fur/feathers from an after Christmas Sale at Hobby Lobby forever and I thought I’d give it a try.

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