Candy that is good for your ‘Elf’!


** Please click on the pic for a clearer view 🙂 **

At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous A Day For Daisies as our sponsor too.Head on over to check how to play and win.Don’t forget to take a look at the DT inspiration,they’ve done a wonderful job.

How adorable is Candy Elf C by A Day For Daisies?Totally!And what’s more this cutie is calorie and sugar free 😀 All coloured up with Copic Ciao Markers and 3D Crystal Lacquer on the sweetie for that cellophane wrapped feel…

Here’s a closer look.Please excuse that the reds look more pink on this one.Think it’s because I had to hold my craft lamp nearer to capture the shine.That’s what I’m really trying to show…

I also used a Graph’It Shake Marker in Gold to make the little dangly things on his hat jingle bell like,but I suppose they could be anything you want then to be depending what you added 😉

I placed him on this beautiful backing paper and layered with coordinating green card.Around this is wrapped a length of baker’s twine.The wooden candy cane is painted with Gesso.Once dry I lightly ran a red Stardust pen over the top,allowing the ink to flow so as not to clog the nib.Next (as I couldn’t find my clear Stardust pen) I coated the white stripes with Winsor & Newton Iridescent Medium.It’s quite sparkly IRL but the camera failed to pick it up ,and not my lack of photography skills as you’d assume 😉 After stringing the bells onto a shorter piece of twine they were tied on,finishing in a bow.A tiny dab of dries clear PVA stops the cut ends from fraying 🙂 The greeting has been embossed with a magazine freebie border folder.

Supplies :

Image : Candy Elf C by A Day For Daisies

Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,3D Crystal Lacquer,Gold Graph’It Shake Marker,Maimeri White Gesso,Red Star Sakura Stardust Gel Pen,Winsor & Newton Iridescent Medium

Papers & Card : DP Past Magazine Freebie Kaisercraft Pad,Green card from Papermania Christmas Collection,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank

Tools :  X-Cut Guillotine,Nestabilities Classic Rectangles Large & Classic Scalloped Rectangles Large,Past Magazine Freebie Christmas Border Embossing Folder,Big Shot

To Embellish :  Dovecraft Back To Basics Traditional Twine,Helz Cuppleditch Santa’s Workshop Wooden Elements,Artemio Golden Bells


Some challenges I would like to enter :

A Gem of a Challenge : Christmas Anything Goes

Allsorts : Clean and Simple

Crafty Friends Challenge : Christmas

Di’s Digis Designs : Winter Holidays

Hiding in my Craft Room : Christmas Colors

Just Us Girls :

2 Creative Chicks : Anything Goes

Card Mania : Christmas

Christmas Cards All Year Round : Keep it Simple

Connie Can Crop : Candy Cane

Copic Spain Challenge : Christmas

Crafter’s Cafe : Die Cuts and/or Punches

Crafts Galore Encore : Anything Goes

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra : Anything goes as long as it is Christmas

Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper : Anything goes with Patterned Paper

Crafty Time : Anything Goes

Creatalicious Challenges Merry Christmas

Creative Craft Cottages Challenges : Christmas

Creative Craft Cottage Digi Creations : Anything Goes

Dies R Us Challenge : Christmas

Digistamps 4 Joy : Anything Goes (Optional Twist = add 3)

Just Keep On Crafting : Anything Goes

Natalie and Amy’s Challenge : Christmas

Sparkles Forum Christmas : Die Cuts for Christmas

The Sisters of Craft : Anything Goes

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Brown Sugar : Anything Goes

Craft for the Craic : Christmas Cheer

Creative Fingers : Always Anything Goes

Fairy Tale : Something Metal

Fussy and Fancy : Words

Jo’s Scrap Shack : Christmas Joy

Just Add Ink : Just add C (Christmas,Candy Cane,Copic colouring,Crystal Lacquer and…Candy Elf C…LOL)

Pattie’s Creations : Any Christmas Creation with an image

Polkadoodles : Traditional Christmas

That’s Crafty! Challenge Blog : Season’s Greetings

Craft Rocket Challenges : Anything Goes

Cute Card Thursday : Festive Colours

Scrap & Craft Challenges Anything Christmas


Thanks for looking

Lisa x

47 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. felisha
    Dec 07, 2015 @ 17:46:13

    So beautiful!! I love all the details you put into it and your coloring is lovely! Thank you so much for taking part in our Art by MiRan Challenge ♥

    ArtByMiran Challenge Blog DT


  2. Darlene Pavlick
    Dec 07, 2015 @ 18:45:37

    What a cute holiday creation! Great coloring! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘CHRISTMAS’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)

    P.S. DID YOU KNOW? A friend and I have a new challenge blog beginning in 2016. Please check it out. Double D Challenges


  3. pst
    Dec 07, 2015 @ 19:27:06

    Beautiful card, the image is very cute and I just love the candy cane with the bells (that gave you so much trouble). Thanks for joining us at Crafty Friends.


  4. Lis
    Dec 07, 2015 @ 20:30:17

    Every child is looking for a candy that big Cute card TFS Craft Rocket Challenges Lis DT


  5. Shirl
    Dec 07, 2015 @ 21:17:58

    Great job on your coloring and the details…Thanks for sharing it with us over at Brown Sugar Challenge~


  6. Nancy L.
    Dec 07, 2015 @ 21:44:19

    Love the little elf and the candy! Your coloring is top notch! Thanks for linking up with us over at Just Us Girls this week, we really appreciate it!


  7. Lisa J
    Dec 07, 2015 @ 22:01:30

    He looks like a naughty Elf! Thanks for sharing with us this fortnight. Lisa DT Creative Craft cottage


  8. Lisa J
    Dec 07, 2015 @ 22:04:24

    Back for another look at this naughty elf! Thanks for joining in with us this fortnight, Lisa DT CCC Digi Creations


  9. Cass
    Dec 07, 2015 @ 22:20:04

    Great card. Thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar this week for our “Anything Goes” challenge.


  10. Sandi DeFalco
    Dec 07, 2015 @ 23:47:45

    Thanks for playing in our “Christmas cards, tags, anything Christmas with an Image” Challenge #117!
    Sandi ♥
    DT Coordinator for Pattie’s Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie’s shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!


  11. Nana
    Dec 08, 2015 @ 02:20:53


  12. Kleido82
    Dec 08, 2015 @ 05:36:53

    It’s an awesome sugarfree candy christmas card 🙂 I like the christmas border embossing folder. Everything fits perfectly together on your card.

    Thanks for playing along with our Crafty Time Challenge for Dezember and good luck!

    Doris *DT*


  13. Eithne
    Dec 08, 2015 @ 09:19:45

    Beautiful card. Love your embossed edge. Thank you for joining us this month over at Craft for the Craic.


  14. Tracy W
    Dec 08, 2015 @ 09:59:56

    Super Cute! Thank you for joining in with the Sisters of Craft challenge, good luck in the voting and we hope to see you again. Crafty Blessings. Tracy SOC DT x We now also have a Sisters of Craft Facebook Group where you share your makes, find inspiration and take part in mini challenges.


  15. smithgfb
    Dec 08, 2015 @ 10:56:57

    I love the little elf and the background paper is amazing! I’m so glad you decided to play along with us at Dies R Us for our ‘Christmas’ challenge!


  16. Christine Dring
    Dec 08, 2015 @ 14:55:20

    Your coloring is amazing! (Reds are soooo hard to color!) What a fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!


  17. Beth Brovold
    Dec 08, 2015 @ 17:37:12

    Thank you for sharing this ADORABLE card with us at Fussy and Fancy “Words” challenge! Good luck and hope to see you again next challenge!
    Take care,


  18. Kath
    Dec 08, 2015 @ 21:04:00

    Great image and fabulous colouring.
    Thank you for joining in our CAS challenge this week at Allsorts.

    Kath x


  19. anneke
    Dec 08, 2015 @ 22:34:13

    This is gorgeous. Thank you for joining the challenge of Creative Craft Cottage.
    Have a nice day.
    Greetings Anneke


  20. Chasing the dream
    Dec 08, 2015 @ 23:55:27

    Love the image and coloring. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Brown Sugar Challenge. We look forward to seeing you again.


  21. Gale
    Dec 09, 2015 @ 01:25:12

    Awesome Christmas card Lisa. Love the cute elf. Thanks for sharing with us at Creatalicious in our “Merry Christmas Challenge” and we hope you will join us again real soon. Hugs, Gale DT


  22. ursulauphof
    Dec 09, 2015 @ 07:44:24

    Such a cute image. Lovely card.
    Thank you for joining our challenge at
    Creative Craft Cottage this week and good luck.. Ursula Uphof DT


  23. Mervi
    Dec 09, 2015 @ 16:49:32

    Lovely card.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts, it’s cas theme this week;-))m


  24. Pattie
    Dec 09, 2015 @ 17:56:33

    This is perfect for our current challenge “Christmas Creation with Image” at Pattie’s Creations. What a cute image too! Thanks for joining us!
    Pattie ♥
    at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge!


  25. Heather B
    Dec 10, 2015 @ 04:10:29

    Fantastic coloring! Thanks for playing with us at The Crafter’s Cafe Challenge Blog!


  26. mamapia
    Dec 10, 2015 @ 07:49:41

    What a beautiful Card with fantastic Colors! Thanks for showing it for the fairytale-challenge. I love the bells.
    happy Holidays


  27. bad kitty
    Dec 10, 2015 @ 22:16:56

    Your card is very beautiful !
    Thank you for joining us at Creative craft cottage!
    Good Luck and hope to see you again.


  28. Katydid Cards
    Dec 11, 2015 @ 01:06:49

    I never would have thought that sophisticated would pair with your whimsical image, but you pulled it off perfectly. Such vibrant colors and we sure to like that candy cane! Thank you so much for joining us at Connie Can Crop’s monthly challenge,”Candy Cane”


  29. Angela C
    Dec 11, 2015 @ 04:46:35

    Your card is beautiful! That elf is simply adorable and I love the embossing on the side! Thanks for joining us at Connie Can Crafts monthly challenge!
    Angela ~ DT


  30. anna
    Dec 11, 2015 @ 07:13:03

    This is adorable… love the image and the colouring!
    Thank you for joining us at Brown Sugar!
    Anna Dt


  31. vic
    Dec 11, 2015 @ 22:39:55

    OOOH, this is gorgeous! love the striking image and colours you have used… Thanks for sharing your “Christmas” creativity with us this week, at Patties Creations… Vic, DT x


  32. Sheryl Hare
    Dec 12, 2015 @ 09:34:47

    Lovely card – that little elf is soo sweet. Thanks for joining the fun at Natalie and Amy’s this month, hugs Sheryl DT member xx


  33. blueyedscrapper
    Dec 12, 2015 @ 13:05:47

    wow—that is great! Sorry for being tardy on commenting, but thanks you for joining us over on the HIMCR blog!


  34. elizabeth hart
    Dec 13, 2015 @ 03:25:22

    This is such a charming little image – very cute card. Thanks so much for joining us this time month at the Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned paper Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)


  35. Jackie Cornfield
    Dec 13, 2015 @ 10:57:07

    Wow, great work, well done and good luck!
    Hugs, Jackie


  36. Mia Scott
    Dec 13, 2015 @ 16:41:24

    Cute card and I love your colouring!
    Thank you for joining in with the ‘Traditional Christmas’ challenge at Polkadoodles Mia – GDT Member xx


  37. Jo
    Dec 14, 2015 @ 11:13:36

    Adorable card!!!! I love that image and your coloring is beautiful! Thank you for playing in our Funday Friday challenge!
    ♥ Jo’s Scrap Shack ♥


  38. vicky tovar
    Dec 14, 2015 @ 20:49:51

    Adorable Elf. so cute. Thanks for sharing it with us at Connie can crop “Candy Lane Challenge”. Good luc


  39. vicky tovar
    Dec 14, 2015 @ 20:53:01

    The elf is so cute. Thanks for sharing it with us at Connie can crop “Candy Lane Challenge”. Good luc


  40. Susan Zuzarte
    Dec 15, 2015 @ 14:48:06

    The main image is so cute, so bright and happy. Thanks so much for sharing your card at Anything goes December link-up, Just keep on creating
    Susan xx


  41. Bianca
    Dec 17, 2015 @ 15:25:15

    What a lovely creation. The metal part really looks very stunning and christmas like. Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge. Bianca XX


  42. Anjie McChesney
    Dec 18, 2015 @ 17:46:46

    Fab make. Thanks for joining us in our Traditional Christmas challenge at Polkadoodles
    Anjie (DT)


  43. Wendy
    Dec 18, 2015 @ 18:43:42

    So gorgeous .. Thanks for playing along with us at Di’s Digi Designs Challenge this fortnight.
    Wendy xx


  44. Melanie
    Dec 20, 2015 @ 13:45:36

    A great Christmas card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our “Merry Christmas” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT Penny’s Paper Crafty Challenges)
    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)
    (DT Come and Get It)
    (DT Crafty Friends)
    (DT Tuesday Throwdown)


  45. karin
    Dec 25, 2015 @ 17:47:58

    Lisa this is beautiful
    Thanks for join us at
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
    Hope to see you again and goodluck



  46. Helen
    Dec 29, 2015 @ 15:47:28

    So cute. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Sparkles Christmas challenges

    Helen P (DT) x


  47. Susan Renshaw
    Jan 03, 2016 @ 20:31:07

    Fab image and love your colouring!
    Thank you for sharing with Creative Fingers!
    DT for Creative Fingers!
    Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!


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