Sunday, December 13, 2020

Christmas Trio

The Paper Shelter Team is celebrating their 10th Anniversary with lots of prizes. So… of course I had to dig out a few of their wonderful images and get busy. This is the second, a daring Santa snowboarding the slopes! I had fun coloring the digi with bright colors and adding a bit of bling and furry texture. The background scene is from a different Paper Shelter digi set. (The background scenes are one of the things that I love about TPS digi sets. I love mixing and matching them!)

·   Background- The Paper Shelter Digi Set (Snowboarder Girl-Background)
·   Image- The Paper Shelter Digi Set (Xtreme Xmas)
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Inside Sentiment-QKR (Merry Christmas)
·   Cardstock and HoHoHo stickers from my stash
·   Black photo corners- Pioneer
·   Stickles- Star Dust (on snow)
·   Furry texture created with Polar White 
Flower Soft that you can find HERE
Entered into: 
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Let It Snow
The Paper Shelter-  A Special Celebration (10th Anniversary)
Double D’s Challenge- Dec. Santa Hat                                         
The Sisterhood of Crafters- Christmas/Winter   
Crafty Catz Challenge- Anything Goes #531  
Do-Al[l] Kreatives #48 Winter Wonderland

I won this wonderful Santa image from Scribbles Designs a few months ago. I had fun using a snowy background from The Paper Shelters, plus many items from my stash to add layers of rich colors, textures and even some bling to this card. The silver snowflake stickers and Merry Christmas sentiment are from a fundraising mailer we received earlier this month. (Been getting tons of groups asking for donations this year. This is from one that we do help support!)
I’m entering this card into several challenges including Simon Says Monday Challenge- Favorite Technique (I enjoy adding patterns and details to digi images with gel pens to create texture and interest. I added “embroidery” and straight stitching to Santas coat, plus lots of wayward hairs from his beard and mustache) and Monday Outlawz Greeting Challenge (my card includes green, silver and deep red.) 
·   Digi- Scribbles Designs (Woodland Santa)
·   Background- The Paper Shelter Digi Set (Penquins Friends-Background)   
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Front Sentiment- metal Happy Holiday Chart from my stash
·   Inside Sentiment- Silver stickers from my stash
·   Assorted cardstock, burgundy ribbon and sheer blue ribbon embossed with silver snowflakes from my stash
·   Silver photo corners available from several web sources (WXJ13 13 Sheets 13 Colors Photo Mounting Corners)
Entered into: 
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Favorite Technique                   
Scribbles Designs Challenge- #94 Layer It Up               
Outlawz Challenges- Monday Greeting Challenge- Red, Green and Silver
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #468-469 Anything Goes                   
Polkadoodles Challenge-Week #50 Anything Goes                                    
Outlawz Challenge- Crash Your Stash- Charms
Outlawz Challenge- Inlinks Challenge

This week I’m hosting a challenge at we craft cards. Challenge themes this month are to relate to Movies. I love Christmas movies... so it was hard to pick just one but I finally decided on picking one that makes me laugh, “A Christmas Story.”  I love that provides a bit of nostalgia but with a humorous twist. (Back in the ‘60s I actually licked a flagpole when after my older brothers dared me to do it! So… that scene made me laugh, but also cringe! And then laugh again when I remembered that my brothers were duly punished that Christmas!)
My challenge is for participants to create a card that might bring a smile to the face of the recipient. And, if it features a touch of nostalgia or real-life, participants will get their name in the prize drawing twice.
My sample card is a tri-fold that features an adorable digi with two cute puppies. I added a bit of humor with the computer-generated sentiment on the inside flap… as I remember our dog DID eat Santa’s cookies one Christmas.
·   Digi- Createful Designs- Curious Christmas Pups
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Front Sentiment-- TLC Creations Freebie (Santa Stop Here)
·   Flap Sentiment- Computer Generated
·   Inside Sentiment- Love SVG Freebie (May your Christmas be Sweet)
·   Cardstock and 2-sided background paper from my stash
Entered into: 
We Craft Cards Monday Challenge- A Christmas Story
Createful Heart Designs- Nov Challenge #26 
Incy Wincy Designs- Christmas or Red/Green  
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- December             
2craftycrittercrazies Challenge- Dec 2020 #44                             
Cute Card Thursday- Challenge #664 Anything Goes
Outlawz Challenge- Saturday Paper Ala Mode- Christmas      
Outlawz Challenge
- Festive Fridays       


  1. Oh, this is so adorable, Kathy! I love this Santa image. Thanks for joining the Double D, "Santa" Challenge.

  2. Lovely work. Thank you for joining the challenges at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies and The Paper Shelter. Hope to see you again next time.

  3. What a cool Santa! Fantastic colouring of this fun image and such a great idea to mix and match with your backgrounds! This one is perfect for him. I love the glittery accents you've added, and Santa's furry bits. Such a fun card Kathy! Thanks for playing along in our Special Celebration Birthday Bash at The Paper Shelter! Good luck in the draw!

  4. Hi Kathy your cards are gorgeous. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  5. Fabulously cute cards! Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
    Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

  6. Awesome cards Kathy! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Santa Hats’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    Please stop in for a visit!

  7. Thanks for joining us over at the Paper Shelter bloghop/challenge.
    Love n hugs

  8. I believe I have not watched that movie, A Christmas Story. I love your story tied to this story. Thank you for sharing your creation with us @ Incy Wincy Designs Christmas/Red Or Green Challenge. Good luck!

  9. Soo cool card!! Love this image! Thanks for playing with us at TPS this week! Good Luck! hug Lena

  10. A super card - I have just used this image for my grandsons!Thank you so much for joining in our Tenth Birthday Celebrations over at The Paper Shelter Challenge - good luck! Hugs Susan

  11. Great card! thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles this week.

  12. Me again ... I just love these holiday cards! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    Please stop in for a visit!

  13. Three fabulous cards, thanks for sharing your creation with us at Scribbles Designs, we hope to see you back again.

  14. Fabulous creations! Thanks for joining us for Week 50 at Polkadoodles Craft Challenge!


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