Stocking up for Christmas

It’s the lovely Anne-Marie’s turn to host at Willow Sketchie Challenge this week and here’s her fabby sketch :

The theme is Christmas in October.Don’t forget you can follow the sketch and/or theme.You could be the lucky winner of a voucher to spend at Willow Designs too!As well as a winner (chosen randomly) there will be a hand picked Top 3 and they will receive a super cute badge for their blog.Don’t forget to stop by the challenge site and check out my fellow DT’s beautiful creations.A truly inspirational bunch.

For my card I’ve used Keeping Warm clear stamp from Willow Designs.He’s been coloured with ProMarkers and whitened his bobble,the stocking trim and spots with a white Souffle pen.It does add a minimal amount of  texture but the camera has failed to pick it up.I’ve teamed him with some quite funky papers and used my fave Punch Around the Page set.It’s kind of hard to describe how I made the corner pieces…I punched two corners  of a piece of green cardstock then trimmed them down at right angles.No real technique nor clever measuring,just eye balled it.I added two sizes of flat backed pearls for the berries.

The reasoning behind my post title is because I’m making a desperate attempt to get my Christmas cards completed in plenty of time instead of my usual mad scramble to get them in the mail on the last day of posting!I’m sure you’ve never been in that position…right? 😉 I’ve not counted how many I’ve made as DT cards but I know I have 4 finished cards (yes that many LOL).I have 16 others in various stages of completion.I have to say I’ve had to keep them really simple in an effort to keep the postage costs down 😦 Not had them weighed or measured yet…so hoping they don’t fall in the large letter category.Curse you Royal Mail  for quashing our creativity!

Supplies :

Image : Keeping Warm clear stamp from Willow Designs
Sentiment : Dovecraft stamp (I think?)
Mediums : Jet Black Archival Ink,ProMarkers,Sakura White Souffle pen
Papers & Card : DP Dovecraft Back to Basics Christmas,Green card from stash
Tools : X-Cut guillotine, Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies Circles,Nestabilities Standard Circle Large,Big Shot,Martha Stewart Holly Leaves Punch Around the Page set
To Embellish : Flat backed pearls from stash

Some challenges this is for :

ABC Christmas Challenge : U  for Up to You
I Love Promarkers : Christmas
The Perfect Sentiment : Christmas Critters
A & T Emerald Faeries Challenge :  Anything Goes
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge : I need a P (use things beginning with P) – Punches,pearls,polka dots,pattern,papers,ProMarkers
Ooh La La Creations :  Christmas Sentiment 
PanPastel UK Challenge : Animals 
The Crafty Pad : Use an Animal 
One Stop Craft : Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy : Anything Goes
Jingle Belles : Living Creature
QKR Stampede : Animals
Totally Papercrafts : Christmas
Thanks for looking 
Lisa x

20 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Cathy(Kraftykoolkat)
    Oct 25, 2012 @ 14:16:48

    This is so cute sweetie. Yes the nasty Royal Mail are a pain with their postage costs. Thank you for sharing it with us at Totally Papercrafts and good luck.



  2. Brenda Brown
    Oct 25, 2012 @ 17:09:23

    A very sweet card and image. Thanks for linking this to PanPastel UK animals challenge.
    Hugs {brenda} xxx


  3. Bettina
    Oct 25, 2012 @ 20:10:39

    This is beautiful Lisa. Love the design with the corners, punchwork and colours. Thanks for playing at ABC Christmas Challenge and good luck. Hope to see you back wednesday for a new challenge. Bettina xx


  4. Dawn Lancaster
    Oct 25, 2012 @ 21:36:13

    Too cute! I love that image! Thanks for playing at The Crafty Pad this week in our Use An Animal challenge!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx


  5. Tory Frail
    Oct 25, 2012 @ 22:22:24

    Love it! Thanks for playing along at QKR Stampede!!


  6. sassyraggedy
    Oct 25, 2012 @ 22:32:18

    Lovely border and papers. Such a wonderful Christmas Card.

    Thanks so much for joining us this week at QKR. We would love to see you again next week also. joann sassy raggedy


  7. Maggie
    Oct 26, 2012 @ 01:09:03

    What an adorable image and card. Love the die cuts you used in your design. Thanks for playing along with us at Perfect Sentiment Blog Hop. If you check out my blog, you’ll see that I also have some blog candy to giveaway. Just go leave a comment and you’ll be entered to win.


  8. Sonia **Sony**
    Oct 26, 2012 @ 01:59:07

    Hi Lisa
    Absolutely BEAUTIFUL creation, great job!
    Hugs, Sony


  9. SmilynStef
    Oct 26, 2012 @ 02:58:55

    That stocking is just too cute … love the holly corners too … so glad you joined our Creature Feature at Jingle Belles.


  10. Tracey
    Oct 26, 2012 @ 03:32:37

    What a fab card ,love the sweet image and holly edging
    Thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers challenge and good luck
    Tracey x


  11. Andreja L.
    Oct 26, 2012 @ 06:29:06

    Gorgeous card you made and I like your image! Thank you for playing with OneStopCraftChallenge this week!
    Hugs, Andreja


  12. Sazzle
    Oct 26, 2012 @ 07:48:35

    Super cute image and fab papers 🙂

    Thanks for joining us over at Fussy and Fancy for our “anything goes” challenge – good luck!

    xx Sazzle xx


  13. Samantha :0)
    Oct 26, 2012 @ 10:46:05

    tehehehehee just fabulous love the colours too, Thanks for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge this time,
    hugs Samantha


  14. Pauline
    Oct 26, 2012 @ 19:26:37

    This is a fab card Lisa, I love your holly border.
    Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Pad this week.


  15. Jac
    Oct 26, 2012 @ 21:07:35

    Oh this is adorable, he looks so warm and snug, thanks for joining us at the Emerald Faeries Challenge this fortnight.


  16. Julieanne Cremen
    Oct 28, 2012 @ 12:27:15

    A great Christmas card, love the holly border and corner dies/punches. Thank you for joining us at The Emerald Faeries. Good Luck xoxoxo


  17. lauren
    Oct 28, 2012 @ 19:08:31

    what a sweet & adorable holiday card–that owl is just TOOOOOO CUUUUUUTE! thanks for joining in the “creature feature” fun with us at JINGLE BELLES! 🙂


  18. Lorraine
    Oct 29, 2012 @ 20:28:20

    Gorgeous Christmas card. Such a cute image and fabulous colours.
    Thanks for joining this weeks challenge at I ♥ ProMarkers.
    Lorraine x


  19. Lynn's Designer Creations
    Oct 30, 2012 @ 10:53:00

    So cute and sweet for Christmas!! Love the little owl too!!
    Thankyou for joining us at Fussy and Fancy Challenges
    Lynn xxx


  20. Carissa
    Oct 31, 2012 @ 03:18:50

    Such a wonderful creation. Great image.
    Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge.
    Carissa 🙂


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