A Sweet Elf :)


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.

Here’s the utterly adorable Candy Elf A by A Day For Daisies.Thought I’d try a non-traditional Christmas colour palette along with a different colour combo rather than just grab my usual favourite pens.As a starting point to the card I wanted to try an idea with these recently received magazine freebie stamps.So out came the kraft card and some white embossimg powder plus my Versamark pad.Have to say I’m pretty impressed with the results,not only from the quality of the stamps but the embossing powder too.A die cut poinsettia topped with a jute twine threaded button and some pompom trim have been added as finishing touches.I did stamp and heat emboss a greeting at the bottom of the card and enhanced it with chalks,but the camera has failed to pick it up.Also it has failed to show the shine on the sweetie given by the 3D Crystal Lacquer I applied.It all looks so much better IRL…never mind as the little elf really deserves to be the star of the show 😉

This is actually a card for NEXT Christmas (2017) as I’ve already finished all those for this year 😀

Supplies :

Image : Candy Elf A by A Day For Daisies

Background & Sentiment : Freebie Stamp Set from Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine (Issue 163 Christmas)

Mediums : Copic Ciao Markers,Gold Copic Atyou Spica Pen,Versamark Watermark Stamp Pad,Stampendous White Detail Embossing Powder,Unbranded Craft Chalk Set,3D Crystal Lacquer

Paper & Card : DP Papermania Craft Collection Pastels (for Poinsettia Petals),Kraft from crafty stash

Tools : Papermania Heat Tool,X-Cut Guillotine,Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies set stansen no. 23,All Occasion Dies Small Poinsettia Set,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors

To Embellish :  Pink Pom Pom Ribbon from Papermania Craft Collection Pastels Trims, Button from DoCrafts Create Traditional Christmas Assorted Buttons,Jute Twine from crafty stash


Some challenges I would like to enter :

Addicted to Stamps : Die Cuts and/or Punches + a Stamp

Christmas Card Challenges : Christmas/Winter – Optional Color Challenge (not taken part in)

Left of Center Creative Challenges : Christmas/Creepmas

Stamping Sensations : Christmas Greetings

The Ribbon Girls : Use Any Image

Crafty Friends Challenge : Use Flowers

Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas : Cute or Anything Christmas

Imagine That! Creative Playground  :  November – Christmas is Coming

Scrappers Delights : Anything Goes

The Pencil Case : Anything Goes

A Day for Daisies : Add some Burlap (or Kraft) – at a push Jute Twine is woven into Burlap but there is definitely Kraft in my creation 🙂

Artbymiran Challenge : Anything Goes

Brown Sugar : Anything Goes

Colour Crazy Challenge : Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Creative Corner : Anything Goes

Creative Fingers : Anything Goes

Morgan’s Art World : Use an Item From Your Stash

Polkadoodles : Anything Goes

Winter Wonderland : Poinsettias or Snow is Falling

Aud Sentiments Challenge : Anything Goes + A Sentiment

C.R.A.F.T. : Christmas

Crafting With An Attitude : Always Anything Goes

Crafty Girls Creations : Always Anything Goes

Crimbo Crackers : Anything Goes

Cute Card Thursday : Christmas/Holidays!

Christmas at Sweet Stampin’ : Anything Goes Christmas

Crafty Gals Corner : Any Holiday

Creative Moments : Always Anything Goes/Twist

Inspiration Destination : Anything Goes

Little Red Wagon : Emboss


Thanks for looking

Lisa x



32 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Cecilia Smith
    Nov 21, 2016 @ 12:46:31



  2. Viv
    Nov 21, 2016 @ 14:14:05

    Lovely card. Pretty poinsettia stamps highlighting the ADFD image! Thanks for sharing at Stamping Sensations


  3. Mary The Ribbon Girl
    Nov 21, 2016 @ 14:15:12

    love elf card! Thank you for joining in with The Ribbon Girl November ‘use any image’ challenge – good luck! Mary http://www.ribbongirl.co.uk


  4. Ginny♥
    Nov 21, 2016 @ 14:51:14

    Fabulous card design .Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥
    Aud Sentiments
    My Blog As I do Rodos


  5. Jane
    Nov 21, 2016 @ 16:07:26

    Love your color palette! Love the image. ❤️. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Scrapper’s Delights challenge blog. Jane P. DT


  6. Gina
    Nov 21, 2016 @ 17:43:42

    This is such a fabulous card Lisa. I love the colours and design. Thank you for sharing with us at the Ribbon Girl, good luck and I hope you will join us again.
    Gina xx


  7. Wendy
    Nov 21, 2016 @ 18:49:10

    Lovely card, great colouring, thanks for joining us at Crafty Friends. xxxxx


  8. afmmac
    Nov 21, 2016 @ 18:51:05

    I love the elf, so sweet and great colors. Way to use your poinsettia from your stash.

    So glad you joined us at Morgan’s Artworld.


  9. Kuni
    Nov 21, 2016 @ 19:05:18

    What a Wonderful card.
    The map also fits the first challenge at the Sweet Stampers.
    I hope to see you 🙂


  10. Chris
    Nov 21, 2016 @ 19:32:36

    A sweet image, so beautifully coloured and a lovely design. The colour choice is fabulous too! Thanks for joining us at Creative Moments!


  11. Chris
    Nov 21, 2016 @ 19:55:13

    Thanks for sharing with us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin’ too!


  12. Christine Harrop
    Nov 21, 2016 @ 21:30:24

    This a lovely card with that great poinsettia stamp. Thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland this time and we would love to see you again. Christine DT x


  13. Brenda
    Nov 22, 2016 @ 08:50:36

    A very pretty Christmas creation, many thanks for joining in at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x


  14. shellshearer
    Nov 22, 2016 @ 11:17:56

    This is just gorgeous hun, love the colours against the kraft

    Thank you for sharing with us at Inspiration Destination this week, good luck in the draw!
    Hugs Shell xx


  15. Laura ElleBi
    Nov 22, 2016 @ 11:47:57

    Love it!
    Thank you for joining Crafty Friends
    DT Laura


  16. Veerle Vanspringel
    Nov 22, 2016 @ 16:25:03

    Beautiful card. Thank you so much for entering our challenge.
    Greetings, Veerle DT – ATSC


  17. Sandy Mork
    Nov 23, 2016 @ 02:53:56

    Lisa, I love that white embossing on the kraft paper! Great card, can’t believe your already working on cards for 2017! That’s crazy!


  18. Mags B
    Nov 23, 2016 @ 18:35:05

    Such a cute elf, Lisa, and the embossed kraft background looks fantastic! Thanks for joining in at CRAFT Challenge.

    love Mags B DT x


  19. Tinz
    Nov 23, 2016 @ 19:54:54

    This is really sweet – i love the background!
    Hugz Tinz


  20. Irene
    Nov 24, 2016 @ 17:56:46

    Sweet image!
    Thank you for joining the fun at Creative Corner Challenges. Good luck and please play with us again!
    Crafty Hugs,
    Irene DT member


  21. alysha
    Nov 25, 2016 @ 13:21:05

    Fab project Thanks for joining us in our Anything Goes challenge at Polkadoodles hugs Aly (DT) xxx


  22. Helen Haines
    Nov 25, 2016 @ 19:09:24

    Such a sweet image and lovely design. Thank you for joining us at Scrappers Delights Challenge. Helen DT


  23. Helen Haines
    Nov 25, 2016 @ 19:32:23

    What beautiful colours. Gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at the Anything Goes challenge At The Pencil Case. Helen DT


  24. Hazel
    Nov 25, 2016 @ 22:10:08

    Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 308 – you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for November – I’d love to see it there too x


  25. Debbie
    Nov 26, 2016 @ 01:05:16

    Adorable card!!
    Thanks for playing along this week at Christmas Card Challenges!!
    Debbie (CCC DT)
    Debbie’s Dash of This and That


  26. Samantha Johnson
    Nov 26, 2016 @ 04:52:16

    Such lovely coloring on that adorable elf, thanks for playing along with us at CCC.


  27. Pauline
    Nov 26, 2016 @ 19:58:18

    A fabulous card, such a sweet image.
    Thank you for joining us for our Anything Goes challenge at Polkadoodles.


  28. corysnana1
    Nov 27, 2016 @ 22:35:22

    What a gorgeous card! I love the colors you combined with the kraft paper. Your coloring of the image is beautiful. Thanks for playing along with our “Add Some Burlap or Kraft” for November on the ADFD Blog. Hugs, cathy ADFD DT


  29. Louise
    Dec 02, 2016 @ 01:01:16

    Gorgeous card Lisa. I love that colour combination with the Kraft.
    Thanks so much for joining us at Winter Wonderland.
    Lou DT xo


  30. Lisa Peronto
    Dec 02, 2016 @ 08:12:28

    Beautiful colors for a Christmas card. Great ribbon and Christmas flower. Thanks for joining us at the Imagine That Digistamp Christmas is Coming Challenge, Lisa Lynn DT.


  31. Diane Louise
    Dec 03, 2016 @ 00:03:56

    Hello… Thanks for sharing your card with us at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog… your card is lovely and fits perfectly with our ‘Blossoms’ challenge theme… hope you can join us for our next challenge and good luck in the draw.
    [Diane Louise, Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]


  32. Helen
    Dec 10, 2016 @ 01:15:09

    A great card – thanks for sharing it with us at the Imagine That Creative Playground Challenge.

    Helen x


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