Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Quick and Easy Holiday Cards!

Nellie van Leeuwen is the hostess at Stampotique Designers Challenge Blog and her theme is "Quick and Easy Christmas Cards". Here's what she had to say about her challenge.
"It's that time of the year when you know you should have started earlier with making
your Christmas cards. So now you have to come up with some quick and easy (yet stunning of course :-D ) Christmas cards."
If you'd like the chance to win your choice of $30 worth of Stampotique stamps, you should play along with this challenge. Visit Stampotique Designers Challenge blog and be sure to read the rules so that you'll have the chance to win that great prize!!!  Remember to check to see the deadline for all of this month's Stampotique Designers Challenges!

Here's my card with Stampotique's  Chilly (Jo Capper-Sandon).

Chilly was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink (Tsukineko/Imagine Craft) and colored with Copic markers. White Gel pen (Sakura) was used to add snow to Chilly's arms and hat. Red Spica Glitter pen (Copic) was used to add some glitter to Chilly's buttons. Clear Gelly Glaze pen (Sakura) was used to add some dimension and gloss to Chilly's carrot nose and his glittery buttons. Clear Stardust Glitter pen (Sakura) was used to add some glittery snowflakes to the background.

The patterned papers are all from the Making Merry 6x6 pad (Little Yellow Bicycle) and were layered according to Sketch #27 from Your Next Sketch Challenge. I like to use sketches when I'm feeling a bit rushed. Since this challenge was "Quick and Easy", a sketch was clearly the way to go! All patterned paper layers were die-cut with the dies from the A2 Card Creator die set (Spellbinders) and edged with Hickory Smoke Distress ink (Ranger). Christmastime Remnant Rubs (Tim Holtz/Idea-ology) provided the sentiment.

Here's the sketch so you can see how I did (other than flipping it).

Thanks for visiting today!

I shall enter this card into the following challenges:
Copic Marker Europe Challenges: Christmas
Allsorts Challenges: Three or More Die-cuts
Your Next Stamp Sketch and Color Challenges: Sketch #27 
Always Playing with Paper Challenges: Christmas 
Come and Get it Challenges: Snowmen


  1. I love this, the cutest Christmas card ever!!

  2. Love your snowman. Great layout and coloring. Thank you for joining us at Come And Get It challenge. Bunny DT If you celebrate Thanksgiving today I wish you a very Happy and Thankful day.

  3. Beautiful card and love your colouring! Thanks for joining us at Your Next Stamp!

  4. WOW! WOW! WOW! Your coloring is incredible and so is this image! Fabulous choice of DP - the colors are a perfect match! Thanks so much for sharing your card with us at 'the challenge' Happy crafting :)

  5. The sketch looks great rotated on it's side with that wonderful snowman taking the spotlight. Great coloring. Thanks for joining in YNS challenge #27!

  6. Cute and lovely card!
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

  7. Your snowman is such a fun fella! ;) Fantastic coloring~

  8. Nice image and fun colors, great job :-) Good luck in the draw. Thanks for joining us at Come And Get It challenge.Neva

  9. Very pretty card and wonderfully colored snowman! Thanks for playing The Challenge!

  10. Beautiful card and what a wonderful coloring!

  11. This is fab Kathi, gotta love Chilly! Have a fab weekend xx

  12. Beautiful card! Thank you for joining us at The Challenge this week.