Monday, November 29, 2010

Ho-Ho-Holidays!


Hi everyone!  I couldn't resist going all out on this card, even had to go back and take off some flowers I'd added and replace them with this holiday sentiment... per my husband's suggestion, LOL!!!  The cute santa image is the Santa Tree digital stamp from Bugaboo Stamps.  My card was inspired by this week's Stamps R Us holiday card challenge.


My card base is Chocolate Chip cardstock layered with PTI White then Fairland Street patterned paper.  The strip is Chocoalte Chip layered with Wonderful patterned paper and the shadow layer is Chocolate Chip layered with Nestled patterned paper.  The image was printed on PTI White and colored in using copic markers. 

The sentiment is from the Stampin' Up Ho-Ho-Holidays stamp set.  I stamped it on PTI White using Memento Tuxedo Black then punched it out using the Large Oval Punch.  To embellish the card I added a strip of ribbon and bow using Riding Hood Red Striped Grosgrain Ribbon and added a Crystal Trinket Pin.  I also added several Snow Pearls on the image and along the top of the card.  Santa was highlighted using White Liquid Applique.

Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Santa Tree (Bugaboo Stamps), Ho-Ho-Holidays (Stampin' Up)
  • Paper: Chocolate Chip, PTI White, Fairland Street Patterned Paper (Scenic Route Roxbury Collection), Wonderful and Nestled Patterned Paper (BasicGrey, Figgy Pudding Collection)
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Copics E000, E00, R20, R29, C8, E29, YG95, YG97 
  • Other: Riding Hood Red Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (Stampin' Up), Crystal Tinket Pin (Maya Road), Paper Piercing Tool and Mat Pack, Snow Pearls (KaiserCraft), Large Oval Punch (Stampin' Up), White Liquid Applique, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape

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52 comments:

The Mama Monkey said...

What a cute Santa! Love how he is colored...and love the Basic Grey paper!

Pam~ said...

Such a cute image and fabulous job coloring it! I love all the details you put into this card ... adorable!

jimlynn said...

He's a cutie for sure! Wonderful card.
Lynn

Berenice R. said...

Super cute card! Thanks for sharing :)

redwasher1 said...

Karen, this is absolutely adorable!!
Thanks for sharing it with us at Speedy's Friends.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Very cute! Nice layout also~ Thanks for playing with Speedy's friends!

Ms. Jen said...

Dang, look at all those challenges! You go girl. I really like your card. The layout, colors and that image is just too cute!

Jeanette said...

I love the rich colors and beautiful bg papers you used on this card. Nice touch with the hat pin thru the ribbon.
Thanks for joining us at I Did It Creations.

Larisa said...

Nice card)) So funny image - Santa is great!!! ) Love the paper a lot) All is good though))

Purple Crazy said...

this is so fab Karen. Thanks for joining us at Gingerloft this week. xx

darling Ho said...

Haha!! What a funny image! and the color you used are perfect!
Thanks for join us at SEW MANY Challenge, hope to see you next time.
Hugs, ~darling Ho~

annieambriel said...

Gorgeous card!!! Love the image.. so very cute. Beautiful colouring.

Thanks for playing along with us at SMC Challenge this week.
xxx Annie

Benzi said...

This is such a cute and fun card. Love your stick pin added to the ribbon. Good use of the Liquid Applique and great dp. So glad you joined the Stampin B's holiday challenge.

Tammy said...

Hi Karen! I saw your card over at Stamps R us! I absolutely love this! Gorgeous papers and details! ...and thanks again for your challenge blog!! It's awesome!

Helen said...

Fab card - love that Santa!
Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Karen
A fabulous card,thankyou for joining us at CraftyCatz,
Hugs Dianne xx

Shirley G said...

What a cute card. I especially like the "Ho HO Holidays" sentiment.
Please check out my blog, I have something for you.

Jill said...

Great image Karen and such a pretty card. Thanks for playing along at Ellephantastic this week and hope to see you again soon. Jill

Diane Clark-Sutton said...

Cute image. Love the card.

Pinkllilac said...

What gorgeous card Karen and such beautiful detail.
Thank you for joining in our challenge over at Sew Many Cards
Hugs Linda

Suzanne said...

Love this card - fab image and gorgeous colours. Thanks for joining us at Fab n Funky this week x

Paige said...

Oh, Karen your card is delightful!

Jo Davies said...

Beautiful and such a fun card Karen... simply gorgeous and thanks for sharing with us this week over at Crafty Sentiments Christmas Challenge! Jo xxxx

Rachel Hope said...

hee hee! This makes me smile! Thanks for playing along with the Woodware USA Anything Goes challenge!

KER said...

i love that santa...love the details you added to the card

Laura said...

Way to go on your pick! I love how you added the furry look to the santa's coat. I love all the DP.

Tabitha said...

Very cute card. Love your stamp. TFS

Julie said...

Great card. Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best
Hugs,
julie

Gale Varland said...

Very cute. You did a great job with the colors! Tell your husband good call on the sentiment! It is perfect. Thanks for playing with us at GLC. :) Gale

Neeti said...

This is so cute Karen. I agree with Rachel, the image brings smile on your face. Love how you colored it. Thanks for sharing your lovely creation with us at Freshly Brewed Challenges.
Hugs, Neeti

craftybunny said...

Super card.Love the papers and added texture.Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best :D
Lisa x

Karen said...

Great card Karen, love the sentiment too, thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.
xx

Carrie said...

this is so stinkin cute Karen! that paper you used is gorgeous and your coloring is fantastic. You won't believe this but I actually put a ribbon on a project the other day LOL Love yours of course.

Tracy said...

This is great! Fun image and wonderful papers. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!

Joanne (jojot) said...

how cute....thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends

KraftyKoolKat said...

A fun/cute card. Thank you for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

Deanna said...

So fun!
Thanks for playing!
Dee - LRW DT

Jóna said...

Love this card too :D
Hugs,Jóna

maryr917 said...

this is such a cute card and image-thanks for playing along with us at creative belli challenge-my hubby gives me design tips as well-glad to hear he's not the only one engaged in his wife's work

Harriet Skelly said...

This is so cute! Thanks for playing with us at WoodwareUSA weekly challenge!

Marcy said...

HAHAHA so adorable. I love that image!! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Gingerloft Challenges. Marcy DT

CARLA PREDIGER said...

Funny Santa! Thanks for joining us at IDIC.

isu.alum said...

So cute! Love the crisp coloring in the image, the patterned papers and the layout! Good luck with all the challenges.

Kerry
WoodwareUSA DT

Lynn said...

Gorgeous card and love that big bow :)
Thanks for joining us at Gingerloft Challenges.
Huggs
Lynn xx

Ellephantastic Cards and Crafts said...

Such a lovely card & lush papers. Fab details. Thank you for playing along with Ellephantastic hugs x x

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Karen this is so cute, I love that you went all out - how fun! It's a work of art!

Patty said...

Super cute holiday card, I love Bugaboo images!

Joan Ervin said...

This is such an adorable Christmas Card...what a darling image and great details!!! Thanks for playing in the Belli challenge!!!

Rica said...

A truly stunning card Karen, wonderful colour and papers choice and that Bugaboo image is adorable.

Thanks so much for playing along with us at Basic Grey.
hugs Heather xx

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Super cute card the image is fab and the embelies are devine! Thank you for playing along with Gingerloft Challenge.

Patty said...

Beautiful card!

Rae Anne said...

Hey Karen! We featured this card and a link to this post on the Bugaboo Stamps blog: http://bugaboostamps.blogspot.com/2010/12/12222010-wednesdays-around-web-waw.html! :D MWAH!