Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Candy Canes

Every time I go looking in my Christmas paper packs, I come across this candy cane paper (which is pretty much the only pattern that has whole sheets left) and wonder what in the world I am going to do with it.  The colors are a bit odd and candy canes don't really go with many Christmas images.  But then I remembered this candy cane image I have from DRS Designs and an idea was born.  Here is what I came up with:
I love sketches that have a lot of layers as they can be perfect for using up lots of scraps, even pieces that aren't large enough but can be pieced together under other layers like my circle patterned paper.  So, I used some paper scraps and the mulberry layer under the sentiment circle was in my bits and pieces stash.

Stamps: DRS Designs "Candy Canes"; Verve "Ornamental Christmas"
Dies: Spellbinders "A2 Matting Basics A" rectangle and "Classic Circles, large"

Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog--anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper--anything goes with patterned paper
Cheerful Sketches--sketch

Crop Stop Challenge #38--anything goes (spellbinders)
Crafty Creations #364--anything goes
Crimbo-Crackers #156--anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #381--anything goes
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #27--anything goes
The Merry Christmas Challenge #16--anything goes with the optional twist: presents
Penny's Challenge #376--anything goes
Craftaholics R US #15--anything goes


Linda Mc Enery said...

What a great use of paper you weren't sure would ever have a purpose! Fantastic image and all put together so beautifully to match your sketch! Thanks so much for sharing this lovely card with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges!

Esther Asbury said...

What a great combo of papers on your bright and merry Christmas card! So happy you linked this up to Cropstop!

Janis Lewis said...

Cute!! Thanks for joining us at The Merry Christmas Challenge.
Pause Dream Enjoy

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 381 and my Patterned Paper April challenge - hope to see you again soon x

Janis Lewis said...

Sweet card. Thanks for sharing with us at Craftaholics R Us, The Merry Christmas Challenge, and Holly & Ivy.
Pause Dream Enjoy

Bernadet said...

Lovely card!
Thanks for joining us at Cheerful Sketches!!
Bernadet *DT*

Margreet said...

Cheerful card with all the candy canes!
Thanks for joining us at Cheerful Sketches.
xxx Margreet

Caren B said...

Love the candy cane stamp and coloring. Thanks for joining the Merry Christmas Challenge.

Julie Temple said...

Love all the Candy Canes!! Thanks for playing along with Merry Christmas Challenge this week!


Michelle said...

This is a lovely Christmas card and great take on the sketch. Thank you for joining us at Pennys Paper Crafty and good luck - Michelle x

Julie said...

Great Christmas card
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Hazelnut's Pattern Paper Challenge
Julie T