A Green Christmas

tiny punched green christmas tree in bottom right corner with green ribbon and bow at top left of card
this is part of a set of cards i made for my daughter; she loves green. i tied the bow on the card, which took longer than the entire card because i have three fused fingers on my left hand.  i should’ve known better and next time i’ll just use my bow-easy. (my emphasis).  the card is 4.25″ square and the tiny ornaments are peel offs.  i’m submitting this to the less is more challenge to use a ribbon or button. thanks for popping by.

Rudolph Day In July

santa teddy with sack and lantern
i joined sandra’s challenge to make christmas cards on rudolph day – the 25th of each month; it’s a great way to build up the card stash for the holidays. i watercoloured santa teddy with distress inks, although i don’t think the photo reflects the real colour and red is just one of those tricky colours to edit.  i’m also entering this into The Stamp Man challenge to use anything by tim and Winter Wonderland challenge to use holly.  thanks for popping by.

Blue Christmas

white glittered trees stamped on navy blue
penny black saturday challenge 127
is to make a monochromatic christmas card, so this was the only stamp that came to mind. i stamped the trees and snow in white on navy,  added snow and stickles. the sentiment was heat embossed and the ribbon was tied on with a snowflake button glued on top. thanks for popping by. i’m also submitting this for the following challenges:

simon says challenge: let it snow
bah humbug: feeling the blues
paper pretties: clean and simple

Candy Cane Teddy

teddy with candy cane and bird
i created this card for a couple of challenges. this week’s penny black saturday challenge is “all my favourite things.”   i love to watercolour my images, i used stickles on the berries and for snow, glossy accents on the candy cane and holly leaves (i love holly), ribbon, flower soft, textured paper, punches and peeloffs. whew! i don’t normally use them all in one card, but it was fun trying to see if i could.  the penny black at allsorts monthly challenge is “it’s beginning to look a lot like christmas,” and the penny black designers showcased cards on the inside and outside this week, so i was inspired to do that too.  finally, this is for the flower soft challenge at splitcoaststampers.inside of teddy card with holly punched border
i used my new MS holly punch around the page and continued the peeloffs on the inside, which came in handy after several failed attempts to stamp a sentiment.  thanks for popping by.

Christmas Down Under

teddy watering window box flowers christmas card

the theme of lili of the valley’s Challenge 66 is Untraditional Christmas, so i was glad that i could participate as i’ve missed a few.  i’m particularly fond of this teddy stamp; i wish there were more. (hint, hint).  until i order some of the oh so cute Christmas stamps, this is the perfect image for a Christmas card for a friend in New Zealand.  i watercoloured the image, added fibres, dew drops and a peeloff sentiment.  i know some stampers refuse to use peeloffs, but it takes me just as much effort to align a sticker as it does to stamp with one hand. lol.  Thanks for popping by.