Sunday, December 13, 2015

Nordic Christmas

What is time when your having fun
or you just happen to have a Pesky Elf
living with you for December!
I really did go to the Hairdressers on Thursday too.
If your looking for todays Elf antics then check
the post above this one.
For days 1 through to 12 then see posts below.

It is time once again for the girls in 
The Christmas Card Club to show our makes.
Zoe chose the theme this time which is the last one for this yr.
'Anything Goes.'

My hairdresser loves anything tartan so her card always
incoprorates a bit of it somewhere.
Diaster nearly struck though as I was sure I had tartan
design paper in my stash in christmas colours.
Everything but!!!!!
Then I spied a roll of half used christmas tartan washi  tape
so when in Rome do as the Romans do.

I covered two 5" sq. card blanks with strips of washi tape
very carefully matching up the stripes each time.
The background is a  a lovely nordic
' Reindeer Parade'  Embossing folder by Crafter's Companion
which I embossed onto a 6"sq sheet of white card.
Attached to a card blank and then adhered a tartan sq on top.
The stamp is called 'Doodle Santa' by Leane Creatief
and when I saw it on another blog just had to go and buy it forthwith!
Coloured with my Promarkers, outlined with a silver gel pen
and then dusted over with  white pearlised chalk.
This gives a lovely sheen to your colouring. 

I attached the other tartan square inside and the sentiment 
and star embellishments  are silver stickers from my stash.
I put a plain piece of white card between the stars 
to write my message on. 
Below is a close up of the stamped image.

Entering into the following challenges:
Crafty Hazelnut's #259 Anything goes christmassy.
A Snowflakes Promise #11 Anything goes.
The 12  Months of Christmas Link Up #12 Santa Claus is coming to Town
Crafty Hazelnut's Extra #  Anything goes.
Crafty Boots # Christmas image.
Use Your Stuff #202 Stamping. 
Clear It Out Challenges # Anything goes + anything goes stash.
I love  ProMarkers #298 anything goes.
C.R.A.F.T Challenge #341 Christmas.
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #207 Use your snippets (1/2 used roll washi tape.)
A Gem Of A Challenge #159 Anything Christmas goes
Card Mania #75 Christmas . 
Crafts Galore # Merry Christmas /anything goes.
Lets Craft And Create #108 Christmas. 
One Crazy Stamper # Christmas/winter.
Pattie's Creations #117 Any Christmas creation.
Scrap & Craft #16 Anything goes christmas.


Catherine said...

This is cute Valery Anne ! Love this image ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Wow! This image is really a cutie and looks so well with the silver outlines! Love your design with the tartan and the embossed white background!It's so stylish!

Viv said...

A great image Mrs A.. lovely card! x

Zoe Tant said...

I love him he looks full of fun and mischief just like your elf on the shelf character. Happy Christmas to you and yours. Zx

Unknown said...

Fabulous card! Love that check paper and cute image!
Lucy x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Merry Christmas Valery, love this fun image and your tartan card.

Margreet said...

Gorgeous! Love the reindeer embossing folder and what a clever idea to make your tartan papers with washi tape....beautiful work!
Great coloring of the cute image too!
xxx Margreet

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

This is FAB xx

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

This is FAB xx

Di said...

Flippin' 'eck Mrs A. - you clever sausage making that tartan! And a really funky image too. Lovely work!

Been laughing at the Elf antics here and have also changed your link name in the Playground to Mrs A. - I just couldn't handle yer 'for best' name!


Di xx

Rita said...

Love your card Valery Anne. Maybe just a wee bit attracted to the lovely tartan paper. Hugs Rita xxx

Carol said...

SO cute Mrs A and a great idea with the washi tape, do love that EF too. Hope you have a great Christmas. Carol x

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Valery, super fun card, great Santa image and love the tartan, Kate x

Kathleen said...

Clever idea and it looks fabulous, great image too.

Kath x

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Mrs A
Great idea to use the washi tape and very effective too.
Best wishes.
Ang x

Gail said...

Tartan is one of my favourites ,especially red and green-this is such a sweet card- love the image- his hat looks like ice cream. thanks for playing at Lets Craft and Create.

rachel said...

a lovely card Valery - love the tartan! Hugs rachel x

Dee's Craft Room said...

Fab Christmas card Valery. The tartan does have a Christmassy feel, but I can not explain why that should be. Thank you for sharing your Christmas project with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


Sarn said...

Really lovely festive make.

Sounds like you have your hands full at the moment, what with dress rehearsals AND an Elf!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Majo said...

Beautiful cute image on your card! Thanks for joining us this week at *Use Your Stuff*!

Majo (DT)

Sandra H said...

Fabulous card and the tartan paper and image is gorgeous x

MaryH said...

Great thinking to use the washi tartan tape but oh matching those stripes, must have caused a lot of eye strain! So pretty though, with the wonderful EF edge that is showing. A delightful Santa gnome, and this one is sure to bring a smile to your hairdresser's face. Great work! Enjoyed reading about the elves' adventures too. Thanks for the absolutely gorgeous card you KNOW I love it! Merry Christmas, TFS & Hugs too. Wishing you the best of New Year's too.

Judy McKay said...

Lovely card. Nice design. Thank you for joining Incy Wincy this week.Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

Lilibet said...

Fab card- thanks for playing at I love promarkers. Good luck x

Karen Day said...

This is such a cute image! And I love your plaid background - well done! Thanks for joining our December challenge at One Crazy Stamper.

Cheryl W. said...

I adore the tartan paper. Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at Let's Craft & Create.


Lovely creation!
Thanks for playing at I Love Promarkers Challenge.

Sandra DeFalco said...

Thanks for playing in our "Christmas cards, tags, anything Christmas with an Image" Challenge #117!
Sandi ♥
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

Judy McKay said...

Lovely card. Thank you for joining us at Patti's Creations this month. Hope to see you back here again in 2016. Happy Holidays. Judy DT

KandA said...

Missed this post but luckily spotted in the Playground so hot-footed it over here for a proper look. Super little Santa and clever you for making that brilliant washi tape background xx

Barb said...

A lovely festive card Mrs A. What a cute image. Barbxx

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x


Lovely creation!
Thanks for playing at Card Mania Challenge.

Suze said...

Clever use of the tartan washi tape. Thank you for joining in the Santa Claus is coming to Town challenge at 12 Months of Christmas Link Up.


Lovely creation!
Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge December ATG.

Susan Renshaw said...

Excellent matching of the washi! Love the image!
Thanks for sharing with 12 Months of Christmas Link Up!


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