Tuesday, 22 September 2020

Deacon Elf Presents

 


It is time for another challenge for Team B at Through The Craft Room Door


The sponsor for this challenge is Bugaboo Stamps
There is a prize of $12 to spend in the store for the lucky winner.


I absolutely adore Bugaboo Stamps images and over the years have built up quite a collection. I chose to use Deacon Elf Presents to make a Christmas card.

The image has been coloured with Promarkers. I added a little smile to the face as I am not overly keen on expressionless faces. I used lots of Stickles glitter glue in red and gold and added some gems to the spotty gift and stars onto the hat. I went round the outside of the image with a light grey Flexmarker and fussy cut. This is then mounted onto some thin 3d foam squares.

I used the latest card sketch from Stick It Down for the layout.



The base of the card is a sheet of white A4 cardstock. I have used scraps of patterned papers and cards for the patterned papers, adding a strip of candy cane stripe washi tape to the centre gold panel. The gold strip, red paper and sentiment have been recycled from shop bought Christmas cards I have received.

I used a Nestabilities die to cut the mats for the image. I used the largest one to cut the spotty paper layer and then used the inside edge of the template for the gold layer and the outside edge for the green. These were drawn with a pencil and cut by hand. I think they can quite often make a nicer size layer than using the next size up or down die.

On a previous card I had used some ribbon 3d stickers that were shaped like gift boxes and decided to have a go at making my own. I used some scraps of card and wrapped some ribbons round them with a contrast on the box 'lid' and a small piece of ribbon for a bow. I am really pleased with how they came out and they add a lovely texture to the card.

Our challenges at Through the Craft Room Door are always Anything Goes so easy to enter. I hope you will join us.

Card Details -

 

Size - A5

Digital Image - Deacon Elf Presents by Bugaboo Stamps

Dies - Nestabilities Labels 25 by Spellbinders

Colouring Medium - Promarkers, White gel pen

Embellishments - Ribbons, adhesive gems, Stickles glitter glue, washi tape


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order)




55 comments:

  1. A lovely card for Christmas. The backing papers go so well with the main image. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday Plus DT

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  2. Hi Mandy, so pleased you shared your gorgous card with us at CraftyCatz this week.x

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  3. What bright Christmas colours.
    Thank you for sharing with us.
    Carol xx
    CD Sunday Plus DT

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  4. Creative and absolutely lovely design and thanks for entering into our "RIBBON/BOW" challenge, hope to see you again soon .. ♥

    ARTSYSTAMPER DIGITALS. Good luck in the draw. . Love to see you next challenge.

    ~aNNie DT member
    https://thejourneyisthestarthere.blogspot.com/{My Blog}

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  5. A lovely Christmas card and your 'smile' works perfectly.
    Pamela
    CD Sunday PLus DT.

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  6. Adorable card! I really love your color choices. Thanks for sharing with us at Polkadoodles this week.

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  7. A very festive card! Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Divas!

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  8. A cute image a great card for Christmas card ! Thanks for sharing at 613 Avenue Create xx Please join us again.
    https://wwwkraftyjean.blogspot.com/

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  9. Very cute card and you did a great job following that sketch to make it your own. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas in our Holidays challenge.

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  10. such a fun image and a cool take on the sketch! so pleased you could join our JINGLE BELES fun!

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  11. This is so beautiful. Nice work.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT / Admin / Registered Owner for https://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/

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  12. Hi Mandy, a fun way to upcycle the elements from store bought cards, love the layered label behind the image. Thank you for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty friends, good luck in the prize draw... Megan DT LPoCF

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  13. Very cute Christmas card! Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. I hope join us again real soon!
    Hugs, Joy
    Joyfully Stamps
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

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  14. what a cutie ... so glad you joined our GOLDen Christmas at Jingle Belles.

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  15. SUCH A CUTE and creative holiday card!! Your layered pieces are perfect complements to your wonderful festive papers. Thank you for joining Stick It Down--with your adorable card! Sharon DT

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  16. Awesome Christmas card and fun Bugaboo image. Thanks for sharing over at Crafty Sentiments (and Always fun, Aud Sentiments, Catch the bug, Colour Crazy Crafty Catz, Make my Monday)

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  17. Lovely card. Thank you for joining us at The Creative Crafters challenge.
    Sabina DT

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  18. Cute Christmas card and take on the sketch. I just love using card sketches, don't you?! Thank you so much for linking up at Crafting Happiness Challenges this week. Hope you'll link up again! Don't forget to click on LIKE for all the other entries you like. The Most Liked Project will be featured on Sunday along with some of my favorite picks.
    Smiles!
    :) Janis, Owner & Design Team Member @ Crafting Happiness Challenges
    My Craft Blog: PauseDreamEnjoy.blogspot.com

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  19. Beautiful Christmas card Mandy-love the papers and Bugaboo image.Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create
    Carol DT x

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  20. Love your adorable image and card,thank you for joining in at the Crafty Calendar Challenge

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  21. Beautiful stripes and sparkle, fabulous card..
    Thank you so much for sharing and joining in with us at CCAYR...[ Christmas Crafts All Year Round]

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  22. Such a cute card. Thanks for joining us at Creative Fingers.
    DT Mari, my blog Ittetehty

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  23. Such a cute card. Thanks for sharing with us over at Scrapping4Fun Challenges and good luck.

    - Hanna, DT

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  24. A lovely Christmas cards, the gifts you have created look great.

    Thanks for joining in with our challenge.

    Jo
    CD Sunday Plus DT

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  25. Lovely card with classic Christmas colors!

    Thank you for participating in Ike's Challenge!

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  26. What a cute little elf!

    Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge.

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  27. Hi Mandy, I love your card with the cute elf.Thanks for sharing with us in our Tic Tac Toe challenge at IAAS and we would love to see you again. Hugs Christine DT xx

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  28. Just gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with us at Make My Monday Challenge. Looking forward to seeing your creative projects in the future galleries again.

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  29. What a cutie great Xmas card.

    Thanks for joining us at the fairy and the unicorn

    Tracey dt

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  30. Very pretty card. Love the image and background papers. Thanks for joining the Stinkin' Inkers challenge.

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  31. Aww! This is such a sweet card. Thank you for entering the Crafter's Castle Challenge. Best of luck!

    --Monica (heartcraftpaper)

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  32. Wow what a beautiful card. 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

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  33. Love this! Thanks for joining us at Bugaboo ~ Catch the bug challengeblog. Hope to see you again next time.
    DT Ine http://creaine-cards.blogspot.nl/

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  34. Great christmas card, love the image
    Thank you for joining us
    Margaret
    CD Sunday plus DT

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  35. Cute Christmas card and I love how you created your own little Christmas gifts. Thank you for sharing it with us at CDSunday Plus Wynn DT

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  36. Such a fun Christmas card, thanks for joining our complementary colour challange over at Country View x

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  37. Very cute Christmas card, Mandy!
    Thank you for playing along with our September challenge over at Country View Challenges.
    xx Evelyn

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  38. Lovely Christmas card Mandy! Thank you for sharing with us over here at the Crafty Calendar Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you join in each month. Thank you.
    Gale DT for
    http://craftycalendarchallenge.blogspot.com/

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  39. This is so cuuute, Mandy! Adorable little elf. So happy to see you playing along and supporting our "Anything Goes" challenge at Jan's Digi Stamps this month. Good luck in the draw.
    NanaConnie DT

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  40. Mandy, your Christmas card is stunning! Love your design, the colors, and the stamped and colored image. Thank you so much for joining us at Stick It Down this month. Maya DT

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  41. Oh Mandy ... what a fun creation! Well done! Thanks so much for playing in our challenge at the Artsystamper Challenge Blog! Good Luck in the draw and hope to see you again next challenge!

    Darlene
    ARTSYSTAMPER CHALLENGE
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS
    Please stop by for a visit.

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  42. Such a cute card and love your take on the sketch with those gorgeous papers. Thanks for sharing at MIU this month.

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  43. Lovely card! Thanks you for joining with us at Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge. Good luck with your entry
    Maritza DT

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  44. Great card. I love elf. This is such a bright and happy card. Thanks for playing along at Stick It Down blog.
    Mandi, card dt.

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  45. What a fun card, you can never have too many Christmas cards :). Thanks for playing along with us at Stick It Down!

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  46. Such a sweet card with perfect colouring. Thank you for joining us at Penny’s Paper Crafty Challenge Blog. Sirisha DT

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  47. Adorable card, I love the bright colours and touch of sparkle, made me smile! Thanks so much for joining us for the Aud Sentiments challenge, I hope we will see you again next time. Jenny Ginger Ninja Crafts xx (Aud Sentiments DT)

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  48. CUTE card!
    Love your sweet image, cheery colours and layers, a fun, festive design!
    Thank you for joining us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges and good luck with your entry :)

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  49. He's a cutie. I am digging the different color and patterns you used together. Thanks for joining us over at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog.

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  50. Cute card! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper challenge. Good luck!

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  51. Lovely Mandy. Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Wendy DT Member for https://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/

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  52. Very cute! Great take on the sketch and the papers you used are fabulous!! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

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  53. Adorable elf for this Christmas card. Great design too. Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at Uniko.

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  54. Adorable card Mandy! Thank you so much for choosing to share your card with us over at Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog.
    Victoria DT

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  55. Echoing the others: your card is absolutely adorable! Christmas spirit soaring in seeing your sweet elf! Thanks so much for joining us at Uniko!
    ~carol

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