Thursday, January 15, 2015

Monster Christmas

Hello, everyone!  I hope it's warmer where you are than it is here!  Brrr . . . it's definitely winter!  Today, I'm bringing you the mid-month reminder to come and join us at the Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra blog.  We're a month long, anything goes Christmas challenge.  I know we just finished up with the Christmas season, but there's no better time to get started on your cards for this year.  Here's my card:
I did a little something that I haven't done in a while: masking.  I started by stamping the monster on the card stock and then stamping him again on a post-it note, cut that out and used it to cover the monster on the card.  Then I stamped the hat and viola!  You have a Santa Monster. : )  I also did some selective inking on the sentiment.  It actually reads "RAWR! {hello in monster}" but obviously that didn't really work for this card.  So I stamped "Merry Christmas" (from a different set) then inked only the "in monster}" part and stamped that.  Then I inked only the "RAWR" and centered it over the rest of the sentiment, then went back in and added the other bracket before "Merry".  It took a bit of time, but I think it's really cute!  Here's the inside of my card (my New Years' Resolution this year is to finish the inside of each card as I make it; so far so good!):
I stamped the cute little monster again, but this time I added a different hat.  He's cute both ways.  So, now it's your turn to get working on those Christmas cards.  We'd love to have you play along.

Sparkles Christmas Challenge--Christmas critter with a splash of glitter
The Paper Girls #71--Let's sparkle and shine
ABC Christmas--A is for Anything Goes with the option of antlers (mine doesn't have antlers, but he does have horns)
Crafty Ribbons--Let's get sentimental
Di's Digis--winter
Eureka Stamps #123--Baby it's cold outside
Sweet Stamps #204--winter blues
Sentimental Sundays #241--winter sparkle

Stamps: YNS "Silly Monsters" image and original sentiment; Verve "Ornamental Christmas" merry christmas and "Merry & Bright" inside sentiment; JustRite Stampers "Applique Christmas Labels One" both hats
Paper: DCWV Christmas pack (couple years old); American Crafts glitter paper
Ribbon: Funky Hand "September Song"
Corner rounder; silver sequins


Hazel said...

Lovely fun card for mid month inspiration, Heather and thanks too for sharing for our CCAYR January challenge, Hazel, DT x

Desire Fourie said...

This is such a fresh and fun take on a Christmas card. Loving the cute critter.
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Shelly Schmidt said...

Hahaha I love this cute Monster card And, your masking is fabulous! Love the sparkle and sequins too. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stamps!

Lynsey said...

What a fun card! Thanks for joining in with the Crafty Ribbons Challenge this week!
Hugs Lynsey x

wendy said...

totally adorable thanks for joining us at YNS

Julie E said...

Super cute Heather! The monster is adorable with a hat on. Kudos for making Christmas cards this early ;>)
Thanks for joining us at YNS!!!

Rachael Evans said...

Such a fun card - He looks awesome! Thanks for sharing this with us at Sentimental Sundays x

Tina H said...

Oh this is just adorable!! Thank you for joining our Blue & White themed Linky Party at Craftin Desert Diva's! Have a great day :)
DT Tina

karalschuknecht said...

What a cute card. Thanks for joining us this week for our Baby its Cold Outside Challenge at Eureka Stamps.

Sandra H said...

Oh this is just the cutest card ever what a lovely image and just perfect for our challenge over at “ Sparkles Christmas Challenge "Christmas critter with a splash of glitter “ good luck and hope to see you again next time Dt Member Sandra H xx

Helen said...

Fabulous Christmas card!
Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge! We hope that you'll join us throughout the year!
Helen x

Karen (Your Next Stamp) said...

Super cute! Love how you added the cute hats and changed up the sentiment!

Helen said...

Great image! Thank you so much for joining us at Sparkles Christmas Challenges for our first challenge of 2015. Good luck and hope to see you again soon.

Hugs Helen P (DT) x