Friday 26 February 2021

Happy Elf


I love taking part in the progressive freebie challenges that Stamper's Delights have over on Facebook. You play one month with any Stamper's Delights image and then you can request the following months set to play with. I have a lot of Janice's images and especially like the Kawaii and Chibi style ones.

This little Xmas Happy Elf was the freebie for November.  I have had it printed from before Christmas but didn't get the opportunity to use it so decided to colour it for this month's challenge. I am loving making Christmas cards all through the year so this helps to get me prepared in advance too

I knew I wanted to use red and green and coloured with Promarkers adding Stickles glitter glue to the fur trim. The image has been fussy cut and popped up on some thin foam squares for dimension.

I used the current Stella Says Sketch for the layout. I don't have very much elf themed paper but this 'Express Your Elf' paper is from a 6"x6" pad I picked up from Poundland early last year before all hell broke loose so this dictated the main card colour scheme. I used an A4 sheet of kraft card for the base and added a rectangle of red card. The green and red circles are from one of those Papermania shapes boxes that were all the rage years ago. I have 3 boxes and have so rarely used them but they were perfect for this.

The patterned paper is from the Christmas Glitter Stack by DCWV. The wavy background I thought would be perfect with this cheeky elf, so colourful and fun. It has lots of glitter in it too so matches well with the image.

A strip of the elf paper has been matted onto a scrap of the red card to follow the card sketch. I then added some self adhesive gems and some tiny buttons and this is complete.

Card Details -

Size - A5

Image - Xmas Happy Elf (Stamper’s Delights)

Paper - Christmas Glitter Stack (DCWV) Krafty Christmas (Poundland)

Colouring Medium - Promarkers

Embellishments - Stickles Glitter Glue, self adhesive gems, Papermania Buttons 

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


  1. A fun, bright and cheerful Christmas card. Who ever receives it will love it I am sure.
    Carol xx
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  2. I love that little elf and you have coloured him beautifully. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  3. What a happy elf! And I love all the Christmas colours in the background.
    CD Sunday Plus DT.

  4. So very cute and sweet Mandy..

    Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Chrissy DT

  5. The little elf looks like he's having lots of fun and you've coloured him beautifully.

    CD Sunday Plus DT

  6. Youre card is so beautiful, thanks for sharing with us at the Fairy and the unicorn challenge blog.
    Hugs Ilonka DT

  7. I am very glad you joined us this week at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog. I hope you had a fantastic time!!! See you back very soon to play in another amazing challenge. :)


    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Design Team Member

  8. Such a fun Card!
    Thank you for joining Catch the Bug's B-I-N-G-O challenge and Stella Says Sketch!
    Hugs from Africa!

  9. A super image and love the papers. Thanks for joining AYLI challenge. Elaine

  10. Such a fun bright and happy card Mandy, thanks so much for sharing and joining in at this months challenge at Stamping Sensations.

    B x

  11. Fabulous card Thank you for entering our Anything Goes Challenge atThrough The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge. Good luck Ginny
    My Blog As I do Rodos

  12. Hi Mandy, as always this is a brilliant design. Great colour scheme.
    Thank you for joining us at CRAFT challenge this week.
    Hugs Sheryl CRAFT DT. Xx

  13. Back to say..Thank you so much for sharing and joining in with us at CCAYR...[ Christmas Crafts All Year Round]

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  14. OMG this is so cute Mandy! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    Please stop in for a visit!

  15. This is very cute and very fun!! Love those papers you used! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

  16. Thank you so much for playing along with us at Christmas with the Cuties, what a joyful character on this gorgeous card xx

  17. Happy cheerful and lovely christmas card
    Thank you for joining us
    CD Sunday plus DT

  18. What a fun Christmas card - the little elf is sure happy. Thanks for joining us over at The House that Stamps Built.

  19. What a cute motive! Love the patterned paper. Thanks for joining us at S+F=C.

  20. This is so cute, what a fabulous image and great papers, love the express your elf paper, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week x

  21. I love your happy elf! Thank you for joining us at Try It On Tuesday, Chrisx

  22. So cute and happy! Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations this month.

  23. What a cute image! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at the Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog!
    Rachelle DT : )

  24. Thank you for joining Stamping Sensations with this entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  25. This is so cute Mandy! Thank you for sharing with us over here at The Fairy and the Unicorn Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you join in each month. Thank you.
    Gale DT for

  26. What a fun and cute Christmas card.
    Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday Craft Challenge.
    Good Luck
    Rose DT

  27. Cute Christmas card. Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create this month. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

  28. super bright and colourful fab colouring and thanks for joining in our challenge at crafty catz this week hope to see you back in the new challenge.

  29. Adorable Christmas card!
    Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges.
    Rachelle DT

  30. So cute Mandy!
    So glad you have shared this with us at 613 Avenue Create.
    Please come back again!
    The best of luck with your entry.
    Stay safe and well.
    Jackie, DT member at 613 xx

  31. Beautiful card, thanks for joining ❤️

    1. Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges.

  32. Great card. Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles Challenge.

  33. This is so cheerful, thanks for joining in the AYLI challenge
    Anne x


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