Thursday, 22 June 2017

Joyful Greetings

No, you're not seeing things.  I had so much fun creating with the Joyous Elf digital stamp from Rick St. Dennis, one of the generous sponsors for our latest challenge at the Crafty Gals Corner that I had to make a second card... and think I'll be making even more!
Don't forget, you can learn all about my 1st card (Holiday Cheer) and
Challenge #128 - Any Holiday with the Crafty Gals Corner 
or you can click on the card below.


Here is my Joyous Elf Joyful Greetings card.

I hope it makes you smile :)

My card is a 6x6" top fold.

This card uses the Joyous Elf digital stamp from Rick St. Dennis.
I printed the image on X-Press It blending card, heat set then coloured with Copic markers in a solid bright cheery colour combo, with lots of shading and rosy cheeks on his face.  I trimmed the panel down to 3 1/2" square, matted with green cardstock.  I matted the card base with green 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.

Here are the Holiday Cheer and Joyful Greetings cards together.
It's difficult to see, but the Holiday Cheer card has two extra black matting layers.
Which one do you prefer?

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


Don't forget, you can learn all about my 1st card (Holiday Cheer) and
Challenge #128 - Any Holiday with the Crafty Gals Corner 
or you can click on the card below.
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.
Colour Crazy Challenge - Week 24 - Anything Goes
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
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog - Challenge #334 - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - Challenge #248 - Quilting/Stitching Real/Faux / 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. Such a happy and festive card,Tracy. This little elf leaves a smile on your face. Love the colours you used and the beautiful background paper.
    Have a great day,

  2. Super cute - I'm glad to see you are working on your winter stocks :-)
    Thank you for playing at IKEsWORLD Challenges.

    IKE x

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  3. I arrive wearing two different DT hats today, Bunny, and that elf is just so cute! Beautifully done in blue. :-D Thanks so much for playing along with us in our "Anything Goes or Stitching" challenge at QKR Stampede this week and at Ike'sWorld "Anything Goes/Blue Christmas." Good luck in each draw.
    NanaConnie DT

  4. WOW, that's great. 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

  5. Adorable image, beautifully colored. Thanks for joining us at Through the Craft Room Door

  6. This card is lovely!
    Thanks for playing with us at CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for June!
    Monica - DT

  7. This is a fun card! Lovely colours too. I like both of them just as much tbh.

    Thanks for playing along at Aud Sentiments, and filling in TWO rows!

    Hugz Tinz

  8. I can understand why you wanted to make more than one card with this fun image. Love the green and blue colour combo. Thank you for joining in the Sparkle or Shine challenge at Incy Wincy Designs.

  9. This is so delightful and definitely makes me smile! Loving the sparkle on the bells. Thanks for sharing with us over at Digi Choosday! ~Katrina

  10. Lovely card. Thanks so much for joining in the fun with us at Digi Choosday Challenge, good luck! Yvonne (DT)

  11. A great, fun design.

    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.
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  12. Great cards Tracy, getting ready for Christmas well done. This is such a cute image and I really love the colour combo you've used and your embellishments are perfect. Thanks so much for sharing your card with us over at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge and good luck.
    Kathie PPCC~DT
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  13. Tracy, This is just adorable! It's easy to see why you couldn't stop at just one elf card. Thanks so much for joining us at Sparkles Christmas. :)

  14. Great card! This is so cute! Thank you for joining us at CCC Digi Creations. Cindy (DT)

  15. Lovely card, and you can never have enough sparkly bells :)
    Thanks for joining in with our challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge,
    hugs Samantha :0)

  16. Great colors and I love the block look of this design! Really fab card! Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's and hope you will play along again! Tammy DT

  17. Your cards are adorable.
    Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge.

  18. Super cute - I'm glad to see you are working on your winter stocks :-)
    Thank you for playing at IKEsWORLD Challenges.


  19. Lovely cute card. Thank you for joining the challenge at the 12 months of Christmas cards link up. Hope to see you again next time.


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