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)
- Allsorts - #630 Use Designer Paper
- As You Like It - Favourite Tip & Use It (stick ribbon to paper before adding to card front so it is neater and can be wrapped round if needed)
- Colour Crazy Challenge - #25 Anything Goes with Colouring
- Crafting Happiness - #102 Anything Goes
- Crafty Catz - #557 Anything Goes
- Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge - #548 Anything Christmas Goes
- Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper - Anything Goes with Patterned Paper
- Crafty Sentiments Designs - Anything Goes
- Creative Fingers - #211 Anything Goes
- Digi Choosday - #25 Anything Goes
- Cute Card Thursday - #689 Anything Goes
- I Love Promarkers - #438 Anything Goes / Animals
- Krafty Chicks - #565 All Occasions
- Lemon Shortbread - #149 Anything Goes
- Merry Little Christmas - #35 Anything Christmas Goes
- Polkadoodles - #26 Anything Goes
- Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - Anything Goes
- The Fairy & The Unicorn - Anything Fantasy Goes (Elf)
- The Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge - #97 Anything Christmas Goes
- Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
- Tuesday Morning Sketches - #612 Sketch for Layout
- Word Art Wednesday - #495-496 Anything Goes
Great Christmas card Mandy-love the cute Elf and fun sentimentReplyDelete
Thank you for joining us at Krafty Chicks
Carol GDT x
A really super image with lovely papers and great colours and design. Thank you for joining our 'Use Designer Papers' challenge at Allsorts.ReplyDelete
A pretty and fun card, I love that paper!ReplyDelete
Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday! Jane S (DT) Paper, Pencils & Pretty Things xxx
A cute creation in pretty colours, thanks so much for joining in our 'Design Papers' theme at Allsorts challenge this week.ReplyDelete
Just perfect for the Challenge!ReplyDelete
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
This is darling. Thanks for sharing at Crafting Happiness Challenges.ReplyDelete
Janis, Owner & Design Team
Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 548 - I hope to see you again soon. xReplyDelete
Such a cute elf and so fab colored. Also love the DP at the back.ReplyDelete
Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.
xxx Margreet DT
Super cute! I love your image!ReplyDelete
Thanks for playing along this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches
Debbie - TMS DT
Debbie's Dash of This and That
The glitter ribbon worked perfectly with the sketch and I love the added sparkle. Glad you joined us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches.ReplyDelete
Oooh so cute, so sparkly! Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.ReplyDelete
Such a lovely Christmas card!ReplyDelete
Thanks for linking up at Polkadoodles Anything goes card making and crafting challenge – Week 26.
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.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous card Mandy - sorry for the late comment.ReplyDelete
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
Cute and so colourful. Great background dp. Thanks for sharing with us at The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge.ReplyDelete
This is so adorable, thank you for joining us at Colour Crazy Craft Challenge and the best of luck with your entry.ReplyDelete