A Christmas Pig for 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge

Hello friends!  Here we are in December already!  Christmas will be here before you know it!  I think this is a great time to remember to pull out your critter supplies and have some fun with them while you make up your Christmas projects too!  The first of the month brings us a new challenge over at the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies blog!  So come play along with us this month!  It’s ALWAYS anything goes as long as you use a critter(s) somewhere on your project!  We look forward to seeing what you come up with!

Here’s what I’ve made for the challenge this month:


This month our lovely sponsor is QKR Stampede and they were kind enough to allow our design team to choose an image to play with!  I have to tell you that this image made me literally *snort* when I saw it!!  LOL!  I have used the Christmas Pig image for my card.  I think this piggy is too cute with his present all neatly wrapped next to the decorated tree while he gets sleepy waiting for Santa to come! 🙂  I do recall growing up in the country and having a couple of pigs.  I always wondered about them in the cold, but we had a place they could come inside the barn to stay warm.  They were funny to listen to, but I always thought they were too stinky to get too close! LOL

I decided to color the image with my Copics and then I fussy cut it out and layered it over a piece of red cardstock.  For the base of my card, I took an A2 top folding red cardstock and then layered a piece of decorative paper from DCWV and then also attached a strip of white glitter paper on each side of it.  I then took some woodgrain cardstock that I’ve previously made and die cut a fence border out with it and placed it across my design.

I then took the layered image panel and attached it over the card with craft foam and then added the ribbon with some red jingle bells attached to the bow and attached the die cut greeting below that with red cardstock.


Upon a closer look at the image panel, you can see that I’ve added some Nuvo Crystal Drops Morning Dew to each red ornament on the tree and then I’ve taken a gold gel pen to color the star on top of the tree along with a clear gel pen to color the star outside the window.  For the snow covered ground in the window, I’ve used some Sparkle N Sprinkle Ultrafine Waterscape Glitter attached with a Nuvo Smooth Precision glue pen.  I’ve also used this pen to attach some Sparkle N Sprinkle Twinkling Clouds Flocking to the piggy’s hat trimmings!  It makes the area so soft and fuzzy plus it has a bit of sparkle added to it too!

I hope you’ve enjoyed my creation and be sure to stop by the challenge blog to check out the rest of the design team’s inspiration and enter your creation in the gallery this month!  We look forward to seeing what you create!!

Thanks for stopping by!  Please come back a bit later as I have something very special for you!

Challenges I’d like to enter:

  1.  QKR Stampede – Anything Goes #324
  2. {Cupcake Inspirations} CIC459 – The Holidays (theme challenge)cic459sprinklesparkle
  3. Crafty Creations – Anything Goes
  4. The House That Stamps Built (N2818) – Anything Goes
  5. Mod Squad – Use a Critter on your Holiday card

20 thoughts on “A Christmas Pig for 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge

  1. Eeeek! Magnificent, my friend! I love your coloring and the plaid paper. I’ve never seen a more contented pig. 😀 Great layers and that bow is the best ever. Terrific shine on the tree ornaments and the tiny red bells are perfect. OK, while I’m here, let me say Thanks for playing in our challenge at QKR Stampede. Good luck.
    NanaConnie DT


  2. LOL! Life doesn’t get any better than this darling little piggy. Love how his nose hangs over the ribbon – Vicki, you always have tons of details on your cards that make me keep looking over every tiny crevice and inch! Like the fence in the background that matches the weathered barn walls, and the glittery border. It’s a fantastic creation, Miss Vicki! xx


  3. Vicki, what an awesome pig with his jingle-bell Santa hat relaxing near the gorgeous Christmas tree with the shiny star. The barn wood and lovely window are gorgeous in the background. I love the plaid paper, beautiful ribbon, and fantastic red bells. Your coloring of the image is spectacular! I love this great card, Vicki!


  4. Super cute card, this is so fun! Fabulous colouring of your little scene, I am always in awe of anyone colouring in a whole background! Love the sweet ribbon treatment too! hugs Debxx


  5. OMGosh this is adorable Vicki!! Such a fun image and awesome coloring, I love the gold bow with the tiny red bells, sooo cute!
    Hugs, Tammy


  6. Oh my who would have thought of a cute pig for a Christmas scene, absolutely darling and love all the detail. I like it when you point out things we may have missed like the nuvo drops on the red ornaments. Thanks for sharing.


  7. Now that looks one contented pig. What a fun card, which brought a huge smile to my face, thank you x


  8. Lol…I’m giggling out loud! What a fun card. Someone’s day will certainly be brighter when they receive this!


  9. I am in love with your piggy! And I adore your layout! Thank you for joining us and good luck with your entry!
    Hugs, Joy


  10. Hahaha, your pig looks like most housewives in Poland on Christmas. Everyone barely lives out of exhaustion with Christmas orders. I love this card, it exudes a festive atmosphere 🙂


  11. Oh my, this card is such fun. Started to laugh when it opened right away. Your not so little pig is adorable and he looks so peaceful waiting for Christmas in the barn. Awesome make and so unique and creative.



  12. How fun! That is one BIG pig!! Love how you added the glitter to different parts of the image. Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.


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