For nearly two weeks I have been cleaning, purging and reorganizing in my home. Let me say it needed doing but it is NOT FUN work. I am not finished either but it is a rainy day here. I couldn't resist going in my craft room and making cards. I'll resume the non-fun work tomorrow but I needed a day of crafting. (Wink.) I wanted to create a card for the new Jingle Belles swap called "Look What Santa Brought." This swap wants you to use the new crafty goodies you received at Christmas. I used my new Fiskars guillotine cutter Santa brought. My youngest daughter always makes sure my husbands gets my "crafty wants list." ;) I am loving this guillotine cutter with the self sharpening blade. No more ragged edges and constant blade replacing with this baby.
I did an alcohol ink background on glossy cardstock and then diecut the trees (Sizzix Thinlits Woodlands). I used a cloud stencil (old Stampin'Up) and Distress Oxide Ink (Broken China) to create the clouds. The stamp images and sentiments are by Lawn Fawn (Toboggan Together). I used alcohol ink markers to color the images and Stickles for the "ice" on the trees and snow. My deer friend is going to join these challenges:
Jingles Belles (Look What Santa Brought)
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge (Alcohol, Drinks Or Inks)
2 Crafty Critter Crazies (Anything With An Animal)
Crafty Animals (Anything With An Animal)
Christmas Crafts All Year Round (Let It Snow)
The Holly and The Ivy Christmas Challenge (Anything Goes)
Fab 'n' Funky Challenges (Creating For Christmas)
ABC Christmas Challenge (A Is For Anything Christmas Goes)
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge (Anything Goes)
Winter Wonderland Challenge Blog (It's Snowtime)
Beautiful card with the sweetest of images, fabulous background trees and sky!
Thanks for playing along at Fab 'n' Funky.
What an adorable little holiday scene ... so glad you're enjoying the new cutter (and kudos to your girlies for helping Dad shop) ... thrilled to see you sharing your new goodies with us at Jingle Belles.
Love the scene you have created with this card. Thanks for playing along with us this month. Lisa DT Crafty Animals
So adorable and cute..love the sparkle too..
Thank you so much for sharing your project with us at Winter Wonderland..
Great card and I love your little reindeer! Awesome trees too! Thanks for joining us at CCAYR and hope to see you again.
You created such a gorgeous, fun scene here Beverly and I love that inked background.
Thanks for sharing with us at ABC Christmas Challenges.
Such a cute card, I love the scene you've created and your colouring is fabulous! Thank you so much for playing along and for joining us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... x
Super cute card, Beverly. Love the scene. Thank you for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Luv, Wilma
So sweet and cute. Love those fluffy clouds in the background too. Thanks so much for joining us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies.
what a fabulous and colorful card, that amazing background really MAKES it! thanks for showing off your fab xmas goodies with us at JINGLE BELLES! ♥
(ps: i am a guillotine girl all the way... i think you'll love your cutter for years!) ;)
(every few months you may need to gently and carefully wipe the blade with goo-gone or nail polish remover... mine never gets dull but it does get a bit sticky from cutting through adhesive-y paper all the time!)
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