Sunday, October 25, 2009

A Holly Jolly Christmas

Here's a jolly little Christmas card. No challenges - just something I wanted to make. I'm working on a few personal goals this weekend - using some stamps I haven't used or haven't used in a long time, using some of my scraps and stuff in my stash and making simpler, smaller cards. This stamp is one of the very first stamps I ever bought and I used it to make my very first stamped card several years ago. I still think it's really cute. Since it's so small and has the hand-drawn look, I chose to color it with chalks instead of my usual Prismacolor Pencils. That's another one of my goals by the way - to use some of my other coloring media.

Supplies
Stamps: Jolly Ranchers, Merry Christmas 02 (Stampabilities)
Ink: Vintage Sepia (VersaFine); Vintage Photo and Fired Brick Distress Ink (Ranger)
Paper: Tan cardstock, green cardstock, DP - all scraps from my stash
Embellishments: Long rectangle Nestabilities, scallop border punch, ribbon, button
Techniques: Chalk, distressing
Finished Card Size: A2 (4 1/4" x 5 1/2")

8 comments:

Janice W. said...

This is a cute manly card! :)

Traci said...

OMG..... Judy you won't believe it. That is the first stamp I bought for Christmas cards several years ago. I still have my stamp also. Super Cute card!!

Traci

craftycrafter said...

Hi Judy,this is a really lovely card
its really cute with all the dancing cowboys the colours are great thanks for sharingDorothy xxx

GiftsByHeidi said...

That is so adorable. Love those snowmen. I need to make some challenges for myself too. Can't wait to see what else you come up with for your own challenges!

Jessie said...

Wow Judy! I love everything about this cute card, especially the cute snowmen and how you coloured them!

Barbara said...

WOW! Cowboy snowmen! So incredibly cute. Great chalking and distressing.

Jessie said...

Hi Judy, thanks for stopping by my blog and for the lovely comments :) Here are 2 links to info on Jaffa cakes

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaffa_Cakes


http://www.jaffacakes.co.uk/


I hope you can get something like them in the US as the witches hats are really fun to make (and eat!) Hope you are having a great day :)

Jenny said...

Very cute Santas. I like the chalk.
Jenny