This posting involves three very different symbols of Christmas that start with the letter "s"- Santa, the Star and [elf] Shoe. (Okay... the last one is a bit of a stretch! But it is a cute shoe!)
My entry in Beccy's Place Fifth Annual Month of Holiday Cards Challenge for the letter "Z" includes an adorable Lili Of The Valley digi image of Santa and a sweet kitty sharing some "Zzzzzzzs!" I laughed when I saw that Beccy had included snoring in her list of suggestions for the letter Z since I'd made my card last weekend. It really is true that great minds think alike!
Added a bit of translucency to my card by writing the words on vellum scraps, detail with a white gel pen on his beard and mustache, and texture with Polar White Flower Soft on hat, collar, and cuffs. (And the Dec 25th scrapbook sticker is a perfect sentiment… since this is what Santa would be doing on the day after his big adventure every year!)
Beccy’s Place Challenge- November (beccysplace.blogspot.com)
Deep Ocean Challenge- Santa Clause is Coming to Town (deepoceanchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au)
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Anything Goes (simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge)
Artistic Inspirations Challenge-Challenge #191 (artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.com.au)
In my last posting, I shared a card inspired by entries in the Crafty Christmas Collaboration (CCC). While surfing that site, I was inspired by many of the card, especially those created by Jessica at allthesparkle.com. Decided to CASE one of her cards. Here is her original and my CASE. I love the simplicity of the card and, of course, the bling! The star is a wood mounted stamp but with no company name, the Love die-cut is SU. The star shine is made with a sponge and white craft ink. The stars and die are cut from white glitter paper.
And this is Jessica's card that I am CASEing-
AAA Card Challenges- Christmas (aaacards.blogspot.com/)
Less is More Challenge- Let It Shine (simplylessismoore.blogspot.com)
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Star Light, Star Bright (simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge)
We Craft Cards Wednesday Challenge- Let It Shine (wecraftcards.com/forum)
Cute Card Thursday- #505 Stars (cutecardthursday.blogspot.com)
Years ago, before I had collected enough stamps to open my own store, I made cards with paper, fussy cutting and little else. Often I would hand letter the sentiments. This card is dedicated to those days. When I found the sentiment on Pinterest I just knew that I had to put it to use. The wonderful colors on the SumMoreFun mood board gave me the push I needed to be creative. So fun!
SumMoreFun Challenge- Color Challenge- Let it Snow (summorefun.com)
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge- Anything Goes (craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk)
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge2- Extra for Nov (craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.com)