Sunday, 9 June 2019

He, He, Hee

Hello.  Welcome.  I would like to extend my eternal thanks to all the Christmas challenge blogs out there who are helping me keep on track to replenish my Xmas card stash.  It was seriously depleted to zero last year and I am enjoying the challenge of building it up again, one card at a time, cos that's how I roll........

Here's an Elf for the Christmas Kickstart Challenge.  That theme actually threw me a bit cos I remember I was elf challenged a few months ago.  I can't for the life of me remember if I solved that challenge, but luckily today I remembered I had this Paperartsy set that contains a number of little, slender xmas characters, including this elf, who I think looks a bit like a stick of dynamite!!  

I was the lucky winner at Hazel's Christmas challenge two Saturdays ago and a lovely pack of christmas papers have found their way to me.  Thanks Hazel.  I decided to do a partial fussy/die cut on this one using a craft knife to cut around the three envelopes and then die cut with Stamplorations Snowy Stitched Hills die.

Really love how that stitched border seems to tuck behind the little envelopes.  I edged the patterned paper panel with turquoise chalk and stamped the elf on a scrap on white card.  I coloured him with Promarkers and fussy cut.  Doesn't he look mischevious?!  A perfect card for a young man me thinks.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Elf is joining the fun at
Christmas Kickstart Challenge #12 - The Elves and The Shoemaker just realised it didn't actually have to be an elf, but it works, so all is merry and bright with the world.
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 441
ABC Christmas Challenge - L is for Little little elf, little envelopes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Masculine


Dotty Jo said...

He's an adorable elf! I love his cheeky face, plus your attention to detail with th Christmas card evelopes. Thanks for playing along at The Christms Kickstart again and I'm very pleased that all is merry and bright for you as a result! Jo x

Lindsey said...

I'm not a huge fan of a lot of the elf stamps out there, but this one is awesome! And what a great idea to fussy cut around the envelopes before die cutting the border, I think that's brilliant! Thanks for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge.

Julene Matthews said...

He's gorgeous. It caught my eye on the ABC site.

debby4000 said...

Love how you made the envelopes overlap the side panel, fabulous christmas card.
Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

Marina said...

He's a quirky chap and you've made a fun and fabulous card.

Granmargaret said...

Lovely cute card. Thank you for joining Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge. Hope to see you again next time.

Helen said...

Such a cute card! Love how you used the going to try to remember that trick!
Thanks so much for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x