Christmas for a Cleaning Lady

Hello friends!  As I continue on here with my “Countdown to Christmas” sharing, I’ve also received a request for a Christmas card that I needed to work on along with my own Christmas cards! LOL!  The request was from someone that wanted me to make something special for their “cleaning lady” and here’s what I came up with:


I actually didn’t realize how hard it was to find  a variety of this type of occupation in a digital stamp.  (I didn’t have time to purchase anything and wait for it to get here, so I had to look up something in digital format.)  This person was requesting this type of image specifically and so I sent photos of different images I found and this is the one that was picked out for me to color.

I’ve not heard of this company before, but in searching for this type of image and the one that was ultimately picked is called Spring Cleaning-Version 1 from Cute As A Button Stamps and Design.

Because it needed to be a Christmas card, I needed to make it more “Christmas” than “Spring”…so I just tried using more traditional Christmas colors with it.  Found a nice plaid background paper with a pretty die cut to go along the edge that was cut from some silver mirror cardstock and then added the Christmas sentiment with a bow from some seam binding and then a twine bow with a glossy dot in the center.


Here’s a closer look at the coloring I’ve done on the image.  The eyes were requested to be brown, but I just took the image and again, added in the red and green colors for a Christmas themed look to it.

For the vacuum wheel, I added a silver brad in the center and the handle was colored with a gel pen as well as the “grommets” on her shoes. I used a white gel pen to create the “dots” on the bottom of her apron.  I covered the pail and the liquid in her spray bottle with a glitter brush pen.  You can also see the “foam” from her pail that was made with some liquid applique.  I just heat set it to make it “puffy”.

I used a stitched rectangle die to cut her out with and then sponged on some light green around the edges.  I did the same for the sentiment that was cut from a stitched circle die and then layered with a green piece cut from a scallop circle die.


I think the colors and the silver accents really helped pull this together for a fun Christmas card tailor fit for a “Cleaning Lady”!

The person who commissioned the card has received it and was very pleased with it and even gave me an extra tip for it!  That was not necessary, but very appreciated of course!  I’m happy that it was well received and I enjoy the coloring too!

Hope you’ve enjoyed my share today and I’ll be back again tomorrow with some more Crafty Christmas sharing!  Thanks so much for stopping in!!


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24 thoughts on “Christmas for a Cleaning Lady

  1. Awww….what a cute card! I’m sure the recipient as well as the person who requested the card will both be tickled! I’m definitely going to go have a peek – never heard of these folks until today! Thanks for sharing, inspiring, and enabling!!!


  2. Gorgeous card, Vicki. Great coloring and so glad you could find an appropriate image.
    xxx Margreet


  3. You did a great job Vicki and it is a fabulous image and fabulous colouring..I find it very hard when people ask for a card relating to their job or hobby..or ” can you add cats, she has 6 and their colours are!!!..” lol.. So you have done yourself proud.

    Luv CHRISSYxx


  4. Love love love the cleaning lady – and how you made it Christmas theme. There always seems to be more cleaning around Christmas – but since no one is coming this year I’m just doing routine stuff. I would rather be crafting than cleaning. Great job.


  5. A tricky task but you pulled it off. Even though it’s not the typical Christmas style image, everything else is as Christmasy as it cAn get and suits the image perfectly.


  6. Well I can’t say I’ve ever looked for a cleaning lady image either! She looks great and all the little touches – colors, papers, and those touches of silver, really make for a beautiful Christmas card. I bet she will love it.


  7. What a wonderful way to fulfill a special request! This is so much fun and perfectly unique and will surely be appreciated by the person who receives it! Clever and fun at the same time 🙂


  8. The Cleaning Lady receiving this card is going to feel so very specials. Love your coloring and added textures. Thanks for joining us at the QKR Stampede Challenge this week. DT Kathy []


  9. I like how you used a non-Christmas image to create this Christmas card. Thank you for joining in the Anything Goes challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.


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