Saturday, 21 April 2018

Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers X is for Xyloid

I'm super excited to be guesting over at one of my favourite challenges - the funny, the snarky, the one and only Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers. The design team is just the most fun out there in blog land. Anyhow, this week I have the honour and pleasure to join them. And the theme is... drumroll... X is for Xyloid. Yes, that confused face is very similar to mine when I heard what the theme was. Then Lindsey kindly explained to me that xyloid means wood-related. After putting my thinking cap on for a while, I ended up with several ideas - but then I thought actually getting out a Christmas tree would not only satisfy the challenge requirement but also finally get me started with my Christmas card stash. I mean it's almost May, and I haven't created a single Christmas card?!?! What kind of crafter am I? Have you started your Christmas card stash yet? If not maybe you can take this as an opportunity to get started, although any xyloid creation is, of course, welcome in the gallery of Snark.

I started by stamping the Christmas tree from Lawn Fawn Critters in the Forest, adding baubles using a stamp from Joy to the Woods (another xyloid link right there!). I also stamped the little alpaca, which for this card will have to stand in for a llama (to make the punny sentiment work...). I used Distress Oxides and a water brush to colour the images and die cut with matching dies. I also used Distress Oxides to watercolour the sky for the background and added snowflakes using a white gel pen. I die cut the background xyloids using the Forest Border die, and a snowy hill using the Stitched Hillside die. I die cut the pink frame using the Say Cheese die, and stamped the sentiment using Claire's ABCs. I splattered blue distress ink onto white cardstock and attached the little wintery scene, adding a star to the top of the Christmas Xyloid using a die from the Joy to the Woods set. I decided to add some sparkle using Rangers Ice Stickles to make the baubles shimmer.

Card: White shimmer card, scrap of pink card, scrap of yellow card, Hobbycraft 190 gsm white card
Stamps: Lawn Fawn Christmas Alpaca, Critters in the Forest, Joy to the Woods and matching dies, Claire's ABCs
Dies: Lawn Fawn Say Cheese, Forest Border, Stitched Hillside Border, Say Cheese
Ink and colouring: Versafine Onyx Black, Tim Holtz Distress Oxides
Other: Ranger Ice Stickles


Barbara Godden said...

Kudos for starting your Christmas cards, I start mine in January with the Jingle Belles. That Christmas Llama is adorable great use of the theme item. Super cute card love the photo frame idea. Nice to have you as our Queen this challenge.

Jane Willis said...

I may never think of "Deck the halls with boughs of holly" again without thinking of this card. Adorable! Thank you for being our queen

Dotty Jo said...

Gorgeous card! You've done us proud as our creative crown wearer! Jo x

Donna said...

Ackkkkkkk I love love love llamas!!
And your stuffie!!
I want to pose ALL my cards with stuffies now!
Thanks for being our awesome reigning Queen of Snark!!

Majo said...

So cute! Thanks so much for being our Queen and doing such a great job ♥