Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Holly Jolly - Clean and Simple

As it gets sunny and warm outside, you may think Christmas is the last thing on your mind. But I'm here to remind you about that crazy rush in December and how you can avoid it. By starting your Christmas crafting now! And for the next two weeks we have a great challenge over at Holly Jolly - Clean and Simple. So this will mean you can enjoy the sunshine, and once the sun is down, you can get into crafting mode and design a quick and simple Christmas card for your stash. If you need inspiration to get you going, just head over to Holly Jolly to see what the amazing DT has shared. 

You can also find more inspiration over at our sponsor's websites. This time our wonderful sponsors are Bugaboo, Dr Digi's House of Stamps, Digital Runs Stamps and Stamp and Create. Not only are they giving out generous prizes for our winners, they also have a great range of digis for your crafting.

For my card I chose the super cute Bugaboo digi Penguin Joy. I printed three copies of the image and die cut them using the Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle dies (probably my most used dies ever). I chose three colours for the cards, traditional Christmas Green and Red but also a purplish pink for a more non-traditional look. As the finishing touch I added some Ice Stickles to the snow for a bit of sparkle. I think this is such a great clean, easy and quick card design. It looks great but it's easy to make a good stash without having to spend too much time. I think I'm going to make a few more of this design in even more colours.

I would like to link up with the following challenges:

The Glory of Christmas - Focus on the Sentiment
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra - Anything Goes
Christmas Card Challenges - No patterned paper
Jingle Belles - Happy Hybrid Holidays (use a digi element)
Addicted to CAS - Bird
Clear it out - Green

Card: Coloured 240 gsm kraft card raspberry, green and red
Stamps: Bugaboo digi Penguin Joy
Colouring: Copics
Other: Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle dies, Ranger Ice Stickles


Donna B. said...

Very cute card. I love that image and all the different colors you used. Thanks for joining us this week at Christmas Card Challenges.

Loll said...

Adorable image!! Love the special touches you've added with the sparkle and stitched detail. Thanks for playing along at ATCAS.

Kylie said...

Brilliant cards. Love the image and your colouring and the stitched rectangles. Thanks so much for playing along at ATCAS xx

SmilynStef said...

What a cute little trio ... I love those stitched frames ... so very glad you joined our hybrid holiday celebration at Jingle Belles.

sweet art designs said...

What a perfect subject for our theme. Thank you for sharing with us at The Glory of Christmas - Myrna DT

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering The Glory of Christmas challenge 58 with your lovely crafting, Hazel, DT - thanks also for entering this into my CHNC challenge extra for May- hope to see you again soon. x

lauren bergold said...

love that uber-cute penguin and the fact that you've colored each one differently to make each card unique! thanks for joining our happy hybrid holiday fun at JINGLE BELLES! :)

Vicki Dutcher said...

How CUTE is this stamp! Great, fun cards - Thanks for joining in at ATCAS~

Renate said...

Leuke kerstkaarten met een mooie afbeelding van Bugaboo. Leuk zo'n serie! Bedankt voor je deelname bij CHCC Extra.

Groetjes, Renate