I am excited that the Fifth Annual Month of Holiday Cards Challenge at Beccy's Place is on day 21… and I am almost caught up with my entries. Has been such fun to create Christmas cards to fit into the letters of the alphabet, many with digis that Beccy created herself and offers for sale, or provides free, on her site. She also includes tutorials for many, many types of cards and card folds (140 separate tutorials at my count!) If you haven't visited her site I'd suggest it. And, while you are there, you can join in the fun of this challenge!
This is my entry for the letter "S"- "Santa Bear." I used two of the characters from Beccy's "Bear with Me" digi set (one on the front of the card and one on the inside) and gave both of them hats to turn them into Santa Bears. Used a free digi hat from www.clipartmasters.com on the inside bear, and revised it a bit for the bear on the front. Printed the sentiments off on my computer for the front and inside of the card. (PS The checked napkin that I used for the cover background was a bit overwhelming, so I added a few ovals of vellum to tone it down. They provided the perfect base for Santa Bear.)
Beccy’s Place Challenge- November (beccysplace.blogspot.com)
Artistic Inspirations Challenge-Challenge 190 (artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.com.au)
This wonderful sentiment strip is another one of Beccy's digis, this one is one of her freebie. (You can find it here http://beccysplace.blogspot.com.au/2012/11/margies-christmas-freebie.html). I printed the image on vellum, colored it from the back and added white gel pen highlights. Added a bit of bling and then grounded the whole creation with black corner mounts. Am entering it into a few challenges including the Simon Says Monday Challenge (torn edged paper), and the Callin' All Sista's Color Challenge.
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Tear It Up (simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge)
Calling All Sista’s- Color Challenge (callingallsistahs.blogspot.com)
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge- Anything Goes (craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk)
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge2- Extra for Nov (craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.com)
For this card, I "extended" the use of a vintage All Night Media stamp (from 1981), by stamping off of the edge of the card so that he looks like he is escaping the scene vs. holding a balloon. I found the inside sentiment on the internet years ago. Recently spent time researching its source. Didn't find the original author, but it appears that it is actually from the 90's. (http://cyberslayer.co.uk/jokes/diary-of-a-cat-day-751) And the sweet little cat print stamp is from Stampendous.
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Furry Friends (simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge)
Cute Card Thursday- #504 Birds/Animals (cutecardthursday.blogspot.com)
Power Poppy- Portion Control (powerpoppy.blogspot.com/2017/11/power-up-with-portion-control.html)