Wednesday, April 03, 2019

CAS Christmas April Challenge

Hi everyone.  Today is the start of the CAS Christmas challenge.  This month the challenge is being hosted by Nance (Soul Stampin') and she has chosen this fun challenge.


I hope you'll check out the challenge blog to see the fun cards from our Designers and wonderful Guest Designer, JoAnn (Crafty Nana's Blog).  Then come play along!  Making Christmas card throughout the year saves a lot of stress of having to produce a lot in the months leading up to Christmas.  Come make your cards with us throughout the year.

For my card, I stamped the image in permanent black ink and watercoloured with distress inks.  I fussy-cut him out ... that was the most time consuming part of the card. :)  Popped him up on my card front that has some die-cut snow hills and a fun sentiment.

Here's a close-up ...







Stamps:  Eddy Elf (Whipper Snapper); Art Deco Celebrate Christmas (Poppy Stamps)
Paper:  Mixed Media paper (Strathmore 140 lb. 400 Series); White card base (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  Zigs; Real Red (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  water brush, stitched snowhill dies (AliExpress)

Challenges:
CAS Christmas April Challenge - Elf


27 comments:

Barb Ghig said...

You have the patience of a saint to fussy cut this adorable Eddie Elf, Loll! Beautiful watercoloring, and I love that you chose red for the fun sentiment! I am definitely inspired to play along :) Barb xx

Mac Mable said...

Wow ...how patient are you with your wonderful fussy cutting on the contemporary Elf image. Fun and fabulous card x

Susan said...

That elf must be a better skier than me to be skiing while holding things and having a gift and a mouse balanced on his skis! Beautifully coloured and wonderfully fussy cut!

JoAnn said...

Looks like your elf is having a "Holly, Jolly Christmas". He is so cute. I know it took a lot of patience to fussy cut him. Great card.

Nstiz said...

Oh my gosh is this ever cute! And you fussy cut that? Love that image, he's just too fun. I also love the added stitched hills. Great card, loll that is sure to bring smiles!

Christine Alexander said...

Loll, your whipersnapper elf is adorable, I can't believe you fussy cut that out. so much work and so perfectly done. great card :)

nancy littrell said...

Such a fun whimsical elf looking so festive and happy for the Christmas season:-) TFS my friend. Hugs..Nancy

kiwimeskreations said...

Love this fun and fabulous card Loll - a really handsome elf you have there!
Blessings
Maxine

Jeanne said...

Eddie the Elf is adorable! Love how you colored him in those bright greens and luscious reds. You did an outstanding job fussy cutting him out. I find it soothing to cut like that a lot of the time. Wonderful card!

Maria said...

What a cute fun Christmas card with the jolly elf!!

Daffodil Cards said...

A wonderful fun card.
Faith

Marcia Hill said...

Oh my gosh Loll...could your Eddie the Elf be any cuter?! Beautiful coloring and awesome job on the fussy cutting!! Sweet, sweet card my friend...LOVE it!! :0)

Trina P. said...

Oh wow, Loll... your fussy cutting is incredible! This elf is whimsically cute and so beautifully watercoloured. A fun festive card. xx

Anita in France said...

Quirky, cute and so fun, Loll ... such amazing fussy cutting to get this little guy out on his snowy banks! Hugs, Anita :)

Julia Aston said...

What a great elf Loll with his short skis(skates?) the holly and grey mouse - he makes me laugh just looking at him - don't you hate when you don't have a die for a stamp like this!??!! great job fussy cutting him - love your design with the white hills and red sentiment all in caps!

Darnell said...

This made me smile so much, Lolly! It's one of my favorite cards of yours! Love the snow, love, love, love the enthusiastic elf, and love your crisp red sediment! Hugs, Dolly

Bonnie said...

This has got to be the cutest elf ever, Loll! I love how he skates like I would if I dared put skates on again! And he looks so happy and fun!

Leslie Miller said...

Ack, he's so cute! Your darling card makes me want to play, but I really have to walk away from my room for a while and take care of other business. What an inspiration and a fun challenge, Loll!

nwilliams6 said...

Adorable elf and wonderfully fun Christmas card, Loll. Love the paper you have in the back of your picture too - adds a frosty feel. Great card. Hugz

Karen Dunbrook said...

super cute and super fun...I bet it was a challenge cutting him out!!
x Karen

Ina G said...

What a fun and fabulous Christmas card Loll. So cute and adorable!

Bobby said...

Such a whimsical little elf you have there, Loll. I mean, a mouse on his foot and mistletoe on his hat? So so cute.

Chrissie said...

This is just the cutest elf Loll, I think he's ace... all that fussy cutting too.... stunning!

Papercraft Boutique said...

OMG, the minute I saw this card, I thought about how much concentration (and pressure not to cut off the small details) it would take to fussy-cut this whimsical & cute elf! You did a fabulous job with it, Loll! A lot of fun things are going on with the elf, so the white-on-white stitched snow hills are perfect to ground him.
Hideko xx

Linda said...

What an awesome elf, Loll and I can't believe you fussy cut him. You are amazing. I only fussy cut if it is very simple and even then I don't like to. Lol...Your card is just too adorable. Love it. Have a great week.

Linda said...

This little guy is soooo cute! Great fussy cutting too xx

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

That darling elf really made me smile, Loll - fabulous card and coloring!!