Wednesday 21 June 2017

HO HO HO ... Holiday Cheer!

It's time for another challenge with us at the

This week we are letting our creative juices flow with
Challenge #128 - Any Holiday
I have chosen Christmas and look forward to seeing what holiday you choose.

The sponsors for this challenge are:

           Rick St. Dennis              Lemon Shortbread
      Prize: 2 Digital Images                        Prize: 3 Digital Images


The challenge is "Any Holiday" and today I have used the Joyous Elf digital stamp from Rick St. Dennis, one of our generous sponsors this week, to make a cute and cheery Christmas card.

My card is a 6x6" top fold.
I printed the image on X-Press It blending card, heat set then coloured with Copic markers.  I coloured a couple of images with lots of shading then decided that this little elf needed solid bright colours.  I trimmed the panel down to 3 1/2" square, matted with black then green cardstock.  I matted the card base with green, black and white textured cardstock then adhered four panels of pretty patterned paper, topping it off with the matted image panel.

The sentiment and bow are die cuts by Paper Smooches.

I finished off the card with a touch of Wink Of Stella sparkle on each of the bells.

I had so much fun with this little cutie that I made two cards.
You can learn more about my second card HERE.

Rick St. Dennis - digital stamp - Joyous Elf
X-Press It - A5 blending card
Copic markers - skin - E0000-000-00-11 R01
Copic markers - eyes - B06
Copic markers - clothes - BG53 YG03
Copic markers - candy cane - R27
Copic markers - bells - Y17
Wink Of Stella clear glitter brush - bells
Paper Smooches - Bows Dies
Paper Smooches - Christmas Words Dies
Kaisercraft - 12x12" patterned paper - Mint Twist Collection - Trimmings

Sending a big Thank You to Rick St. Dennis for supplying the digital stamp I used today and for  being a sponsor for Challenge #128 with us at the Crafty Gals Corner.
I am going to enter my card in the following challenges (alphabetical order):

ABC Christmas Challenge - L and M are for?  L is for Love and M is for More
My Joyous Elf has more than one sparkling bell
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - Challenge #182 - Bingo + A Sentiment
I have used patterned paper + a digital stamp + fave colour (green & blue)
I have also used die cuts and markers
CCC Digi Creations - Challenge #75 - Inspired By A Song / Nursery Rhyme
I was inspired by the song "The Happy Elf" ... crooned by Harry Connick Jr.
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Challenge #420 - Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - CHNC Challenge #338
- Anything Goes
 ... as long as it's Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra - CHNC Extra for June 2017
- Anything Goes
 ... as long as it's Christmas
Digi Choosday Craft Challenge - WK 24 Anything Goes
Ike's World Challenges - Challenge #91 - Anything Goes with optional theme
"Blue Christmas"
Incy Wincy Designs - Sparkle or Shine
The bells on my elf sparkle and shine
Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenges - PIP Challenge #1725 - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - Challenge #248 - Quilting/Stitching Real/Faux / Anything Goes
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Challenge #119 - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog - Simon Says: Use Patterned Paper
Sparkles Christmas Challenges - Challenge #77 - Non-Traditional Colours
My non-traditional colours are blue and green
The 12 Months Of Christmas Link Up - Challenge #30 - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - TTCRD Challenge June 20 - June 26


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.
      Good Luck and hope to see you again

      Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  2. Bravo! Super cute card!
    Thank you for joining us at Ike's World Challenges.

  3. Lovely card - great colouring on the cute little guy :-)
    Thank you for coming over to play at IKEsWORLD Challenges.
    IKE x

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  4. These are both so sweet I love the design and the contrast between the black sentiment and the blue.
    Thanks for sharing at CRAFT.
    Hugs Sheryl DT member xx

  5. Super card - I think I need to get that image myself. Thank you for joining us at Sparkles Christmas

  6. What a cute elf! Thanks for entering the QKR Stampede Anything Goes challenge this week. By the way, thumbnails will be back next week. Dorothy S, DT member

  7. Such a cute elf thanks for joining us at incy Wincy hugs Nikki

  8. I love the colour combo on this brilliant card . Thank you for joining us at CCC Digi Creations challenge good luck Ginny DT for
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  9. This image really makes me smile, it's such a fun loving image. Thank you for taking the time to join in with our challenge and sharing your creativity with us, I love to see your talent, creativity and imagination at work. I hope to see more of your creativity in the near future. Love 'n' hugs Sall IkesWorld Challenges DT

  10. Gorgeous card!Thanks when you came to the ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.
    Good luck, hope to see you again
    Gr.Kaija Dt-member

  11. So wonderful creation and a wonderful design!!! I love that sweet image that you made so perfect!!
    Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    HUGS Cicci
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  12. Wow Tracey this is so so pretty!! Thank you so much for joining us at Scrapbook Stamp Society challenge this week. Hope to see you again soon!
    Linda DT SSS

  13. This sure is one cute elf! LOve your choice of colours and such pretty design. Good idea to make two. Thank you so much for joining us over at ABC Christmas Challenge.

  14. What a cute and fun holiday card. I love your color choices
    Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments
    Julie T

  15. Oh, this is so perfect for our Blue Christmas theme, Tracy! Love the elf and your coloring. Thanks so much for joining us at Ike's World this fortnight. We love seeing and being inspired by your creations. Good luck in the challenge.
    NanaConnie DT

  16. Tracey, that is one happy elf. Such a joyful, bright card. Thanks for joining us this month at The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up. Julie, DT member

  17. cute!
    Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

  18. Lovely card - great colouring on the cute little guy :-)
    Thank you for coming over to play at IKEsWORLD Challenges.


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