Saturday, October 24, 2015

In the Christmas Spirit

Well, I've broke the seal on making Christmas cards and now that's all I'm making. ;) I'm having fun playing along with challenges and turning it into Christmas to give myself a head start. If I remember correctly, I ran through all my cards last holiday season and I don't plan to let that happen again!

I finally got my hands on the Birdie Brown Jingle All the Way stamp set - I've been pining for it since early this year when I first snooped around the MFT website. :D It is so fun to color, which is my new interest now. I have to change things up now and then to get my mojo going.

I made this card yesterday based on the MFT Card Challenge colors and sketch over at CAS Colours & Sketch blog.

I colored the Santa and tree using PrismaColor Pencils. The white panel is cut using MFT's DoubleStitched Rectangle die and I sponged PTI Soft Stone ink over my Tim Holtz Fair Isle stencil in the area behind the cute little images. The back panel is After Midnight cardstock with the Sketched Chevron background stamped in After Midnight ink and then die cut using Blueprints 13. I added a few dark red glittery enamel dots by My Mind's Eye.
My next card is Paper Smooches fun. I used the Tiny Hearts die to make this cute little wreath.

I die cut all three size hearts multiple times in two different green colors and a few in the red. I stamped the sentiment using the PS Christmas Sampler and die cut the panel using MFT Blueprints 13.
I'm playing along with this week's SPARKS Anything Goes challenge and Freshly Made Sketches.
I think that's it for me today! I'll save my other Christmas projects to share with another post. Thanks SO much for stopping by to visit! Please do so again soon. I love to have visitors, comments, and followers! :)
God Bless and have a wonderful week,
Matthew 5:16  NKJV (New King James Version)
    "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven."

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  1. Great cheeky Santa image. Thanks for using the sketch at CC&S.

  2. What a fabulous use of the Tiny Heart die! Love the wreath you created. Thanks for joining us at Paper Smooches SPARKS!

  3. These are both wonderful! Love the wreath you created from the hearts!!!

  4. OH EM GEEE!!!! Love the cute Santa and his card is so cool around him - the color scheme really rocks on that card!!! And WOW your Paper Smooches wreath - breathtakingly AWESOME - love it to pieces!!! So impressed with the wonderful things you are making - you have so much talent and I think you are an excellent colorist!!! Have a wonderful day!!!

  5. That Santa image is darling! I like the subtle visual texture in the navy panel, and how the double stitched outline on the focal panel coordinates with the single stitched outline on the navy panel. Great attention to detail there! :) Thanks so much for sharing this card with us at CC&S!

    Your wreath card is terrific, too. I love the idea of forming the wreath from the tiny hearts!

  6. Gorgeous cards! I see we've both used the same Santa set for the CAS colours challenge :)

  7. Thanks so much for joining us this week at CC&S. What a fun, comic Santa stamp! Beautifully coloured and a great interpretation of the sketch too. Stef x

  8. Both your Santa Baby and wreath cards are fantastic, Mandy! Gosh, it's too bad you didn't save that wreath a couple of days ~ it would be so perfect for the CASology "heart" challenge! Your design is brilliant!! Hugs, Darnell

  9. I love that the sketch inspired your creativity, colouring the little Santa and tree images. Thank you for playing along with the sketch challenge at CC&S
    Louise xx

  10. Oh I love that stamp set you used on the first card, one of my favorites, so cute! So glad you played along at MFT!


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