Wednesday 27 September 2017

Jingle all the way

It's time for another challenge with us at the

This week we are letting our creative juices flow with
Challenge #142 - Anything Goes

The sponsors for this challenge are: 
Alicia Bell
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PRIZE: $10 Euros

Prize: 3 Digital Images


Today I have used the super cute Elf With Gifts digital stamp from Alicia Bel, one of our generous sponsors this week, to make a fun pop-up Christmas card.

I started with a cut file for a pop-up card on my Silhouette Cameo design mat and sized the Elf to suit then printed it on X-Press It blending card.  I heat set the image and coloured with Copic markers, fussy cut then went around the edges with a black marker.

I cut the pop up sections for the tree, gift and snow drifts using my Cameo then manually cut the card base, front panel and patterned paper panels on my craft mat.  I had plans to use some "real" bells on my card, so I found a font that looked jolly and cut out "jingle" several times using the PN Lady Bug Bold Font in 150pt.  I layered five of each letter together for dimension and coloured the top layer with Copic markers.

The three tiered tree was smothered with liquid adhesive and glitter before assembling.  It was finished off with pink rhinestones.  I coloured the gift box with Copic markers.

The layers were assembled with liquid adhesive,with the sentiment being last to go in place.  Sadly I only had small silver bells in my stash, so I tried going over them with a Copic marker ... all I can say is YR24 sure works a treat!  Gold thread was knotted on to each bell and then they were tied around the "g" for some extra jingle and fun.

The cool thing about this card is that it folds flat, with only the bells adding to the bulk.  It still fits nicely in a 6x6 card, so it should make for a happy surprise when opened.

Here are a few more pics to show the dimension of this fancy fold.



Alicia Bel digital stamp -  Elf With Gifts
Copic markers - skin - E0000-000-00-11 + R01
Copic markers - eye - B000-00-01-02-04
Copic markers - hair - E21-23-25-27
Copic markers - clothes - YG01-03-25 + B01-02-04 + YR60-65-68
Copic markers - bell - Y00-11-15 + YR23-24
Copic markers - Santa sack & hat - RV00-21-23-25
Copic markers - jingle sentiment - RV00-21-23-25
Copic markers - gift box & bow - RV00-21-23-25 + YG01-03-25
glitter - hat trim - American Crafts WOW! - white
glitter - tree - American Crafts WOW! - Key Lime, Citron and Emerald
Memento Tuxedo Black dual tip marker - to go around edges of fussy cut image
Kaisercraft - Mint Twist Collection - Peppermint
American Crafts - 12x12 textured cardstock - white
American Crafts - 12x12 textured cardstock - Primaries
Silhouette Cameo
Silhouette Design Store - Design ID #167041
pop up box card Christmas Cat by Lori Whitlock
Silhouette Design Store - Design ID #137615
PN Lady Bug Bold by ScrapNFonts 
"real" jingle bells
gold thread
Wink Of Stella clear glitter brush - on elf hat bell
Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive - to adhere the layers
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Adhesive - to adhere the sentiment

Sending a big Thank You to Alicia Bel for supplying the digital stamp I used today and for being a sponsor for Challenge #142 with us at the Crafty Gals Corner.
I am going to enter my card in the following challenges (alphabetical order):

A Bit More Time To Craft - Challenge #52 - Anything Goes
ABC Christmas Challenge - S for Sketch, T for Trio
I have a trio of  bells dangling from my sentiment
CCC Digi Creations - Challenge #81 - Three Of A Kind
there are three bells dangling from my sentiment
Come And Get It Challenges - Anything Goes FUN
Crafting By Designs - Let's Get Ready For Christmas September Edition
Day Dreamer Challenges - Challenge #3 - Always Anything Goes
Digi Choosday Craft Challenge - WK38 - Anything Goes
Dragonfly Dreams - September 2017 Challenge - Patterned Paper
Fabrika Fantasy - Challenge #13 - Add Pearls / Gems
Happy Little Stampers - HLS Christmas Challenge Septmber 2017
Anything Goes - optional twist - Sparkle
my tree has lots of glittery sparkle, so does the trim on the hat
Incy Wincy Designs - 18th Sep to 2nd Oct - Unconventional Christmas
Love To Scrap Challenge Blog - LTSCB #101 - Anything Goes
My Besties Art Spain - Challenge#17 - Anything Goes + Stamp
+ optional theme The Symbol Of Peace
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Challenge #125 Anything Goes
option Use The Colours Orange And Brown
my card has three metal bells that really do jingle & ding
my card is a side pop-up which has lots of surprise dimension
optional theme Picture Inspiration


  1. Beautiful card!!! Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday Challenges. Monica.-DT

  2. Such a cute card, thanks for sharing at Fabrika Fantasy Digis!

  3. Amazing card! Thanks for joining us at the Come and Get it challenge. ~DT Dana

  4. She is such a cutie - and the layout is perfect for her. Thank you for joining the weekly Anything Goes - with the option of embossing - challenge at QKR Stampede. Dorothy S, DT member.

  5. What a fun shaped card! I love your use of paper and all the details, this has a very finished, skillfully made look, well done! Thanks for joining us at HLS September Christmas Challenge!

  6. Nice image and fun colors, great job :-) Good luck in the draw. Thanks for joining us at Come And Get It challenge.Neva

  7. This card is adorable and I love the card looks amazing! Thank you so much for sharing and for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... x

  8. Gorgeous Christmas card!Thanks for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.Good luck and hope to see you again.Gr.Kaija Dt-member

  9. Many thanks for your gorgeous creation for our current challenge, your chosen colours are beautiful, please join us again. [aNNie] DT for Scrapbook Stamp Society

  10. fab card and love the funky fold you used. great colouring. thank you for sharing it with us at TTCRD and good luck, Theresa DT xx.

  11. Super cute card! Thanks for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Lisa DT xxx

  12. This is fab.
    Thanks for joining us over at the ABC Christmas Challenge.

  13. Such a super cute Christmas card! Thank you for joining us over at Making Memories Crafting this month, good luck in the prize draw and I hope we'll see you again soon, love Jacky x

  14. Absolutely stunning card. Thank you for joining us at Day Dreamer Challenges
    ~DT Deb xx

  15. Thank you for such a wonderful challenge. It has been a pleasure to see all this beautiful digis colored by you. Cristina GMuñiz, Design Team of The Wonderful World of Alicia Bel

  16. it's very beautiful Tracy
    Thanks for join us at
    {ScrapbookStampSociety DT Member}
    Hope to see you again and goodluck

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator


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