Warm Wishes & Christmas too!

Hello friends!  Gosh, it’s been a few minutes since my last posting, but I’ve not been with a computer for a while and I haven’t been able to post or see what’s been going on in blog world.  I’m still without sound, but hopefully I’ll be fixed with that soon as well.  After you get used to a computer, it’s time consuming trying to set everything back up on a new one and make sure you have all of your stored photos/files too!  I’m getting there though!

Everything was a bit busy at the end of last year and I was not able to get around to participating in some classes that I’ve been wanting to do.  Unfortunately with no sound, I couldn’t hear the videos, but I managed to easily figure things out anyway along with an instruction print out.  So I was happy to get these Christmas/Winter cards finished:

I absolutely fell in love with the Lawn Fawn Ugly and Bright stamp set and I wanted to play with it and participate in their “Create with Us” class using it.  I colored the stamped pieces similar to the class, but I didn’t have the same snowflake stencil for the background, so I pulled out my Taylored Expressions Let it Snow stencil (retired) to use for it.

The critters as well as the letters were popped up with foam tape and I’ve added some loose glitter to the speech bubbles, and hats.  I used some LF chunky glitter to the bottom section of the letters.  The letters were die cut from the LF Henry’s ABCs and colored with Copic markers. 

And this one was also from the class using the same products as above, except the large sentiment came from the LF Giant Merry Christmas die and this time it was ink blended and sprayed with a shimmer spray.  This was also popped up with foam tape along with the speech bubble and Santa hat.  I was happy about the colors on this one and thought it was fun to put together and color.

For this last card, it was not apart of the class above, but I still wanted to play a bit more with the set and I had an extra deer critter cut out and colored and ready to be clothed!  For this one I decided to keep it as just a wintry theme so it could be used for Christmas OR non-Holiday-ish.  I pulled out the Lawn Fawn Snow Flurries Backdrop die to cut out a frame over top of a piece of the LF Knit Picky Winter Paper Pack that was ink blended along the edges and attached to an A2 top folding card base.

Thought that the deer looked a bit plain with no “grounding”, so I die cut a piece from some silver cardstock for him to stand on. (retired MFT die set) Added some glitter to his hat and sweater and popped him up with foam tape.  I wasn’t sure if I wanted to add some sequins, dots or other snowflakes to it, so I left for now.

  • Really sorry if you’re over with anything Christmas, but I am just happy to have finished the class and hopefully it won’t take me as long to get to the next one…which has already been out and I haven’t gotten to yet!🤨

Thanks so much for stopping in today and hope that you’ve been inspired in some way!  I will be doing my monthly AJ page Saturday, so I hope you’ll come back to see this month’s inspiration.

Challenges:

  1. NBUS – #46 New LF! Yay!
  2. Merry Little Christmas – Anything Goes Christmas
  3. Christmas Kickstart – Masks and Stencils
  4. Once Upon a Time – Snowy Day (third card)
  5. 613 Avenue Create – Anything Goes optional winter theme
  6. The Corrosive – Anything Goes
  7. Pammie’s Inky Pinkies – Anything Goes

16 thoughts on “Warm Wishes & Christmas too!

  1. Vicki, I don’t know of anyone who does cute and fun better than you…These guys are all adorable, and it doesn’t get more fun, than ugly sweatering through the holidays. I love the images the colors, the backgrounds –perfect! Smiles, Kathy

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  2. Three adorable and really cute cards Vicki, love the colours and gorgeous little critters..lovely backgrounds and popped up sentiments..glad you are up and running again, computer issues really worry me..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  3. Your ugly sweater critters are absolutely adorable Vicki, they made me smile this morning, love the background on all three cards. Hope you have sound soon. Meg xx

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  4. Gorgeous cards,love the colours,stencilled backgrounds and cute critters. Sorry to hear about your computer.I lost all my files and images when my computer broke,using sons now but we cant get the sound up and working either??? Some of the videos do have sub titles if you click on the little icon at the bottom
    Carol x

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  5. I’m so happy to see a post from you and know you’re OK and still making cards! This collection is cuteness overload and I always love seeing Christmas cards! All those snowy backgrounds are wonderful and I especially like that tiny Santa hat hanging off the edge of the big sentiment too. Those bright fun colors really set these apart from traditional Christmas colors and they make me happy! Good luck with your computer issues. If mine dies, I’m done because I don’t understand this digital world too much anymore. Have a good week and happy crafting!

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  6. Glad you’re doing ok and all is well. Nothing worse than computer problems so I feel for you. Hopefully all will be well now. Don’t you just love change with a new computer! LOL!
    LOVE your cards and those little guys are the cutest. Love the sentiments that go with them too about the ugly sweaters. Too cute and fun – and great cards!
    Lynn

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  7. Sorry to hear about your computer problems. Hope everything will be solved soon.
    Your Christmas cards are so cute. I think that the green one doesn’t need anything extra. He’s perfect the way he is.
    xxx Margreet

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  8. Your cards are adorable!!!! Thanks so much for participating in my ONCE UPON A TIME challenge!!! I appreciate that you play along and I enjoy visiting your blog!! Have a happy crafty day!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

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  9. These critters and their sweaters are super cute! Thanks for your sharing your stunning card with us at 613 The Avenue Create! Hope to see you again soon,
    Hugs, Kate

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