‘Twas the night before Christmas…

…when all through the house not a creature was stirring,not even a PENGUIN?!

I had the idea last year to use this little cutie as a Christmas stamp even tho’ he’s from the Pink Cat Studio Fairy Friends stamp plate.But like sooo many of my stamps this is the first time he’s seen ink!I’ve coloured him with Promarkers and added a coating of clear Copic Atyou Spica over his wings and dotted some Sky Blue on his wand.(Click on the pic for a closer view).I used a mix of Standard, Inverted Scalloped and Classic Scalloped Circle Nestabilities to mount him on.A short length of grosgrain ribbon has been folded in half and sandwiched between the layers.The front of the card has been cut diagonally,a greeting stamped and a piece of acetate that has been embossed using the Cuttlebug Snowflakes folder attached with brads.I mounted a piece of Daisy & Dandelion Winter’s Tale paper,that I had left over from last year,onto some card from my stash.These have also been cut diagonally (not to be confused with Diagon Alley!As any H.P. fan knows!).The topper was adhered with foam tape for extra dimension.Because I have loads of Christmas cards to make I try and create an effective, stylish design (I think) and also use my stash frugally.I’ll probably mix these up a bit with different images,papers and embellishments.I may even substitute the acetate with vellum.

Here are some challenges this card was made in mind for :

Ooh La La Creations – Christmas in July

Cupcake Craft – Acetate

Stamp with Fun – Fairies

The Shabby Tearoom – Christmas in July

Flutterby Wednesday’s – At least 3 or more layers (hoping this is eligible ‘cos of the way the card is constructed – please tell me if it’s not)

Gingersnap Creations – Spicy Supply Challenge : Markers

Stampavie and more – Anything goes

The Pixie Cottage – Triple Play: 3 of something : Sketch,theme or both.I’ve gone with the theme.

Cute Card Thursday – Get a Head Start (Christmas cards)

Paper Cutz Challenge – Christmas : No red or green

Stamp Something – Recipe : 1 designer paper,1 ribbon and 1 image

Sunday’s with Crissy – Monochramatic (Mostly)

Ann’s Creative Nook – Anything goes

Sentimental Sunday – I can see clearly now : Use a clear element on your creation plus a sentiment

Magical Craft – Christmas in July

Creatalicious – Show some 3D

K L Stampin N Scappin – Dry embossing

Fussy and Fancy – Christmas in July

Digi Doodle Shop’s Best – Use those scraps!

Passion for Promarkers – Animals

Christmas Cards All Year Round – Anything goes

Fab ‘n’ Funky – It’s Christmas in July

Fresh Brewed – Christmas in July

Stampotique – Christmas in July

Theme Thursday – Something round 

No Time To Stamp – Christmas in July

Order of the Opus Gluei -Sending smiles

Shelly’s Images – Lots of layers


Lisa x