Friday, July 11, 2014


Happy Friday!  Time for another challenge from Christmas Stampin' All Year Long.  This week, it's a fun one: a recipe.  All you have to do it use 2 cardstock/patternpapers, 1 image, 2 embellishments, and 1 sentiment.  The sponsor is Eureka Stamps and the winner will receive some of their adorable images.  I got to work with this cute little Santa on Skis.  Now, I'm not normally a Santa fan, but I think this card is adorable!!  I just couldn't bear to let him stand all by himself, so I created a sweet little ski hill scene.  I've been in a scene building mood lately; it's really fun!
I started out by masking the hill, then inking up the background with a mid-tone blue then a dark blue around the very edges.  Then I stamped the trees.  I cut out the image and made it look like he was on the fast track downhill. : )  I used two cardstocks (navy and white) AND papers (just to be safe!), and my two embellishments are ribbon and gumdrops (oops, just realized I also used a brad in the center of the snowflake--just ignore that for now, ok?)

Sugar Pea Designs #6--sketch
Sketch Challenge - SPDSS06
Sparkles Christmas Challenge #42--A winter scene
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge--make your mark (I used markers to color the picture)
Sentimental Sundays #214--red, white, and blue
Verve July Inspiration Challenge--red, white & you (my third color is blue)
Cutie Pie Challenge #73--use a cute digi
The Paper Girls #59--red, white, blue
Our Daily Bread Designs--red, white, blue
Loves Rubber Stamps #111--red, white, blue
Creative Inspirations #273--Your Favorite Occasion (definitely Christmas!)

Stamps: Eureka Stamps "Santa on Skis" digi; Verve "Merry & Bright" sentiment; SU! "Lovely as a Tree"
Dies: PTI "Fancy Flakes"
Papers: DCWV Christmas pack
YNS: blue gumdrops


Jane Savage said...

Wonderful fun Christmas card, Heather! Love the scene you've created and those fab papers!
Thank you for joining us at the Cutie Pie Challenge. Jane xx

Pat said...

Super Christmas card with a great image, thanks for joining in our challenge at Sparkles Christmas.

Pat xx

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Heather, what a great idea to use red, white, and blue for a Christmas card! I love it! So glad you've joined us this week for the ODBD Shining the Light challenge! Hugs!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a fun Christmas card combining the red, white and blue challenge as well as the sketch!! So non-traditional but perfectly done!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at the ODBD Shining the Light challenge.

Fabiola said...

trop sympa Heather, jolie scène, un bel emploi de ce tampon, biz

Hazel said...

Love your skiing Santa, Heather. Thanks for entering your lovely card for CHNC challenge 184 - hope to see you again soon x

Sheri Gilson said...

Great christmas card! Love the fun Santa image!

Lisa Lara said...

Beautiful Heather.

Dangina Martinez said...

Super cute! Love the idea of a skiing Santa, lol! Thanks so much for joining us here at Loves Rubber Stamps this week!
Good Luck & Hugs, DT Dangina

Angela said...

I agree - that Santa is adorable! What a cute card. I love how you designed the scene! Thanks for sharing your creation with us for the Sentimental Sundays Challenge Blog! Hope to see you again soon!

Inky hugs,
Making Mayhem | Because Life is Messy

Lydia said...

Great project x thanks for linking up with us at Loves Rubberstamps x

NGCARDS said...

What a fantastic card! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations! xxx

JoAnn said...

Heather, this is beautiful. I love the scene you created with this cute Santa image. The colors and papers you used are perfect.

Sandra H said...

Your card is gorgeous and thank you for joining in our challenge at Sparkles Christmas Challenge "A winter scene " good luck and hope to see you again next time Dt Member Sandra H xx

Unknown said...

What a very cute image and a lovely card.

Thanks for joining in with us this time at The Cutie Pies.


Linda Carson said...

What a fun card Heather! Santa never looked so good in red, white and blue! Thanks for joining us at ODBD!

Charity said...

love this card, great use of masking.
Thanks for linking up with the Paper Girls