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Saturday, December 28, 2013

Christmas in Review

Well, Santa has come and gone.  Our Elf on the Shelf is back at the North Pole.  The gifts are opened and strewn across the living room.  And I finally have a moment to blog again now that there is no more shopping, wrapping, or baking to be done.  I love the holidays but they can be so busy and hectic that there is little "me" time.  I did squeeze in some crafting, though, and was able to make a few cards for some special people.  Now that things have calmed down a bit, I thought I'd share them.  First up is a trio featuring La-La-Land Crafts' Luka images: Christmas Present Luka, Christmas Elf Luka, and Letter To Santa Luka.

Christmas Present Luka is colored with Copics and fussy cut.  I added some Snow Writer to the trim on his hat and boots.  Papers are My Minds Eye Christmas.  The layout is a sketch from Addicted to Stamps (#71).  For dies I used several from Spellbinders: Fancy Tags, Labels Fourteen, and Lacy Squares.  The snowflake punches are Martha Stewart.  A single rhinestone adorns the center.  The sentiment is from Waltzingmouse Stamps.

Christmas Elf Luka is also colored with Copics and trimmed with Snow Writer.  I cut him out using Labels Fifteen from Spellbinders.  The Waltzingmouse Stamps sentiment is stamped on a Fishtail Flags Stax Die-namics by My Favorite Things.  Papers are My Mind's Eye - Vintage Christmas.  Snowflakes are again Martha Stewart with a K&Company snowflake brad added.  The sketch is Try Stampin' On Tuesday (#147).

Letter To Santa Luka is colored with Copics.  The sketch is the current Sketch N Stash Challenge (#128).  Papers are Basic Grey - Wassail (Mantle and Falling Snow).  I added buttons that have been in my stash forever.  The Fishtail Flags Stax appears here too and the ornament border punch inside is Martha Stewart.

Ugly Christmas Sweater is a cutie from Saturated Canary.  She is colored with Copics and cut using the Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles.  The gorgeous snowflake border is from Memory Box and the snowflake punches are once again Martha Stewart.  I also really love my Fishtail Flags Stax Die-namics and used it for the sentiment here too.  Papers are My Mind's Eye - Merry Little Christmas.  Layout is from the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #199.  The only embellishments I added were some pearls and a metal corner.

Noel from Saturated Canary is colored with Copics, cut with the Long Rectangles die and matted on a Long Scalloped Rectangles die, both from Spellbinders.  The sentiment is Stampin' Up and is stamped on a Ribbon Banners die, also by Spellbinders.  Papers are Authentique - Festive.  The design is from Tuesday Morning Sketches (#229).  Here I added some flowers, punched Martha Stewart branches, and a couple of pearls.

And lastly, a big announcement and my final card!  I am proud to share with you that beginning in January 2014 I will be part of the design team for KennyK's Krafty Krew!  My final holiday card was made using Christmas Shopping from KennyKdownloads.  Sketch is Sweet Sketch Wednesday (#237). The image is set in the Spellbinders Snowflake frame. Papers are My Mind's Eye - Merry Little Christmas. I added pearls and Stickles as my only embellishments.

We had a magical Christmas, and I am looking forward to new adventures in 2014! It is exciting to be joining such a fabulously talented design team, and I can't wait to get started!

Markers used: Copics
Christmas Present Luka (E00, E11, E21, E23, E25, E31, R32, R37, R39, R89, YG93, YG95, YG97)
Christmas Elf Luka (E00, E11, E21, E23, E25, E31, BG10, BG72, N4, N6, N8, YG93, YG95, YG97, R32, R37, R39, R89)
Letter To Santa Luka (E00, E11, E21, E23, E25, E27, E31, E33, E34, R32, R37, R39, R89, B32, B34, B37, YG93, YG95, YG97)
Ugly Christmas Sweater (E00, E11, E21, E23, E31, E34, E79, R32, R37, R39, R81, R85, R89, N0, N2, BG10, BG72, YG93, YG95, YG97)
Noel (E00, E11, E21, E23, E25, E31, E33, E34, E79, N8, R32, R37, R39, R89, YG93, YG95, YG97, Y28, Y32)
Christmas Shopping (E00, E11, E21, E25, E31, E34, Y28, Y35, B06, B32, B34, B37, BG10, BG72, R32, R37, R39, R81, R89, V20, YG95, N2, N4, N6, N8)



Janet - aka stacky said...

My goodness what a lovely bunch of cards I love the images and gorgeous papers.
Thank you for joining in the fun with us at sketch n stash xx

knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

You certainly did your "thing" on all of these beautiful creations. TFS

Linda Palmer said...

Beautiful coloring on everyone of them. They were all beautifully designed with great sketches and beautiful work.

Robin said...

These are all just so darn cute! HAPPY NEW YEAR! Hugs, Robin

Vivi Casale said...

wow, you have made great cards!!
Thanks for joining us at Sketch N Stash Challenge!