Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Christmas lambs

Happy Wednesday!!  It's time for another challenge from the House That Stamps Built.  It's a Designer's Choice week, and Cheri has chosen All Creatures Great and Small.  Fun, huh?  Here is the card I created:
Personally, I am getting a bit tired of all the cold weather we've been having (I do love snow, but enough is enough!).  But, I never get tired of Christmas cards!  So, I had in mind to use this sweet little image of the shepherd boy and his little lambs; so cute!  I had the larger stars in my bits and pieces stash and the two smaller stars were die cut from a little piece of aluminum tape that was also in the bits and pieces stash.  The patterned paper strip was a scrap, I didn't even need to trim any of it.  And the scalloped piece was die cut from a scrap of red card stock.
     Make sure you hop over to the House blog to see what the rest of the team has done with this challenge and then get inky and play along!  I can't wait to see what you come up with.

Stamps: Repeat Impressions "Shepherd Boy" and "Christmas"
Dies: Spellbinders "Classic Ovals, large" and scalloped border die; Sizzix star die; MFT western cirlce border die (little stars)
Darice Damask embossing folder

Crop Stop Challenge--anything goes using companies from the store (Spellbinders, Sizzix and MFT)
2 Crafty Critter Crazies--anything goes
Inspiration Destination #147--anything goes
4 Crafty Chicks #396--crazy egg--Anything goes
Crimbo Crackers #155--anything goes
Winter Wonderland--animals
Crafty Catz #410--anything goes with optional twist: use old stash
Cardz TV #41--anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #379--anything goes with the optional twist: include a star
Sketch Saturday #507--sketch (I chose #276)

Pixie's Crafty Workshop #323--anything goes with snippets
heARTful Stamping--anything goes
Christmas at Sweet Stampin'--anything goes
Sparkles #87--feature a creature
Divas That Cut--anything goes
Dies R Us #94--anything goes using dies from Companies Dies R Us carries (I used dies from Spellbinders and Sizzix)


Glittered Paws said...

How sweet - a Christmas card - and this does reflect all creatures great and small. Perfect for this DCC challenge.

Donna said...

What a great choice for this challenge, such a beautiful card, this is one of my favorites Repeat Impression stamps and so many great ways to design with it like you did!

Cheri said...

I love that you chose this stamp set. I love Christmas cards too and this is adorable. Adding those aluminum stars gives the whole card a brightness.

Darlene said...

So sweet! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Anything Goes DRU’ challenge at Dies R Us. Good Luck and please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop by for a visit.

Kathy Krug said...

Great focal image and Christmas card. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Dies R Us Challenge Blog. We hope you will join us for future challenges.

Carol L said...

Sweet little Christmas card and those stars are a great accent! So cute!

Diane said...

Super cute card...thank you for joining our challenge at Dies R us.
Diane DRU DT {Nellies Nest}

Laurie Unger said...

Great use the of DCC challenge this week! Cute card.

Esther Asbury said...

That is one of my all time favorite RI stamps -- and you colored it so beautifully! Love your take on the challenge!

BTW - So happy you linked this up to the Cropstop blog link party too!

joy said...

Love this image and what an encouragement you are to me to get started on my Christmas cards - I always tell myself I'll start early and never do! Thanks you sharing!

Michelle N. said...

This is such a sweet image, and it's never too early to start on Christmas cards! Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Diva's.

Patti J said...

Great idea, and what a pretty card! Love it!

Di said...

?Really lovely card Heather and such a sweet image as well. Love the sketch too!


Di xx

Wendy Ann Batchen said...

Lovely card Heather, thanks for sharing with Inspiration Destination and we hope to see you again next time. Wendy DT xx

Cheryl Morgan said...

always a good time for Christmas cards, I love the embossed background on this card and the cute little lambs - perfect for Easter. I love the fact that you have used up some scraps too! lovely card, just the job for 2CCC challenge. X

Arlene said...

What a darling card and there's never too many Xmas cards in my stash either. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

Juliet A said...

stars with a shepard - great idea! Thanks for joining the HeARTful Stamping Challenge!

Sybrina K said...

Heather, This card is just so pretty, and I love your interpretation of that sketch! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Sparkles Christmas. :)

Tip Top said...

Wonderful card! Thanks so much for joining in with the Crimbo Crackers challenge - hope to see you again next time!

LOU said...

Beautiful card Heather. Love the image and your colouring.
Thank you so much for joining us at Winter Wonderland. Hope to see you again soon,
Lou DT xo