Wednesday 30 June 2021

Xmas Elf Gift


Stamper's Delights run a progressive freebie challenge on Facebook each month. If you took part the previous month you get the free image for the following month. I love taking part in these and it is especially nice when you are able to use any of their stamps as I find that helps with creativity.

 I have had this image Kawaii Xmas Elf Gift printed for a little while. When I am printing my digi stamps I like to fill the whole A4 page so quite often print a few extra images that I know I will use for future projects.

When I saw the new sketch that was posted yesterday at Tuesday Morning Sketches I knew it would be perfect for this little fella.

I coloured the image using a combination of Promarkers, gel pens and added Spectrum Noir Glitter Markers. I then fussy cut around the image and added Stickles glitter glue to the pom pom, fur trim and the gloves.

The card base is a sheet of A4 red card. I trimmed the patterned paper to fit and added some glitter ribbon. This is from B&M, it was really cheap something like £2 for 8 rolls in different colours. It is full on glitter and it does shed quite a lot so I was covered in it.... perfect Christmas card then ;) I like to add ribbon before sticking the paper to the card so you get a neater finish to the edges. This one doesn't fray but if it did then I would wrap around the back before taping to my card front.

The oval shape was die cut using an XXL Crealies die. I coloured this with a Promarker and inked around the edges with a small dry black ink pad. The image is popped up using some thin foam pads.

The elf sentiment is from Love SVG. A fellow blogger had used a fun sentiment from them and I went and had a look at the site. Boy am I glad that I did! I don't have a cutter that can do the fancy cuts but each set comes with different file formats and there are hundreds and hundreds of freebies. You can print them in colour or in this case I chose B&W. If you have a fancy electric cutter you can do that too. There are just so many creative possibilities. I think there is probably a freebie file for every occasion you could think of!

So last day of June and I was cutting it fine getting this one made in time but pleased I did. Can you believe it is July tomorrow? This year is flying....

Card Details -

Size - A5

Digital Image - Kawaii Xmas Elf Gift (Stamper’s Delights)

Digital Sentiment - Official North Pole Elf Team (Love SVG)

Dies - Crea-Nest-Lies XXL 71 Oval With Open Scallop (CREAlies)

Paper - DCWV

Colouring Medium - Promarkers, Gel Pens, Glitter Markers (Spectrum noir)

Embellishments - Stickles glitter glue

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


  1. Great Christmas card Mandy-love the cute Elf and fun sentiment
    Carol x

    Thank you for joining us at Krafty Chicks
    Carol GDT x

  2. A really super image with lovely papers and great colours and design. Thank you for joining our 'Use Designer Papers' challenge at Allsorts.

    Kath x

  3. A pretty and fun card, I love that paper!
    Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday! Jane S (DT) Paper, Pencils & Pretty Things xxx

  4. A cute creation in pretty colours, thanks so much for joining in our 'Design Papers' theme at Allsorts challenge this week.

    B x

  5. Just perfect for the Challenge!
    Great project!
    We are so happy that you have shared this with us here at Colour Crazy.
    Stay safe and well.
    Good luck and we hope you will come back again! Jackie DT Member xxx

  6. This is darling. Thanks for sharing at Crafting Happiness Challenges.
    Janis, Owner & Design Team

  7. Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 548 - I hope to see you again soon. x

  8. Such a cute elf and so fab colored. Also love the DP at the back.
    Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.
    xxx Margreet DT

  9. The glitter ribbon worked perfectly with the sketch and I love the added sparkle. Glad you joined us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  10. Oooh so cute, so sparkly! Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  11. Such a lovely Christmas card!
    Thanks for linking up at Polkadoodles Anything goes card making and crafting challenge – Week 26.

  12. Great card! Wonderful work with the sketch. Really cute image and great colouring! Thank you so much for playing along with us at I love ProMarkers. Best of luck with your entry, hope to see you back with us soon again! Nick.

  13. Gorgeous card Mandy - sorry for the late comment.
    Thank you for entering our Anything Goes Challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Hugs Sheryl xx

  14. Cute and so colourful. Great background dp. Thanks for sharing with us at The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge.

  15. This is so adorable, thank you for joining us at Colour Crazy Craft Challenge and the best of luck with your entry.
    Margo DT


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