Thursday, November 7, 2013

Christmas Banner

Hello, everyone.  Today I would like to share my Christmas banner.  I've never made one of these before but I'm challenging myself to create different projects for the "12 Days of Christmas" challenges going on at Mark's Finest Papers - here is MFP's tutorial on creating a banner.  My banner has lots of critters and snowmen so I think kids will love it - what do you think? 

I'll show a close-up of each section of the banner so you can see the images I used.  On the first section, this cute little snowman below is from Doodle Pantry - it's a freebie that's still available, so go check it out!  I added Stickles to the snow.  The sentiment is a clear stamp from Studio G.  For all the sections of the banner, I embossed the strip of cardstock with Snowflakes embossing folder from Cuttlebug.   For all sections of my banner, I followed the sketch at Your Next Stamp (see bottom).  The snowflakes and bling are all from Dollarama.

This sweet little kitty below is from Doodle Dragon Studios and I won it in a challenge.  I added gems to the holly berries.  The sentiment is a Studio G clear stamp.

This adorable little snowman below is a freebie from Creatalicious.  I added red Stickles to his heart.  The sentiment is a clear stamp that came with a recent issue of "Cardmaking and Papercraft" magazine. 

These sweet little mice below are a freebie from Free Dearie Dolls.  I added some gems to the holly berries.  The sentiment is a clear stamp from Studio G.

Look at this cute little penquin below - isn't he adorable!  I got him as a freebie from Cre8ive Hands.  The sentiment is a wood-mount stamp from Hampton Art for Studio G. 

I would like to enter the following challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge Christmas is Coming UE
Animal Friends Network 1 Snowman (I have 2), 3 Snowflakes (I have 5), 3 gems (I have many gems) 3E #1
C.R.A.F.T. #232 Christmas 5E #1
Challenges 4 Everybody Anything Goes UE
Craftitude #52 Anything Goes/Use Twine or String (used twine) 3E #2
Craft My Life Anything Goes - No Cards UE
Crafting by Designs Anything Goes UE
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra November Anything Goes Christmas UE
Delightful Challenges All that Glitters (used Stickles glitter glue on 2 of the images, also glittery snowflake on 2nd section of banner) 1E
Divas by Design Use a Digi (I used 5 here) 2E #1
Doodle Pantry DPDC40 Any Digi Goes (used Doodle Pantry image plus others - hope this is okay) 1E
Incy Wincy Ribbon, Twine or Fibre 5E #1
Just Be Creative Crazy November Anything Goes UE 1E/day
Just Inspirational Challenges Glitter (used Stickles glitter glue on 2 of the images, also glittery snowflake on 2nd section of banner) 3E #2
Loves Rubberstamps #77 Anything Goes UE
MFP 12 Days of Christmas Day 11 Christmas Banner 5E #1
My Craft Creations Anything Goes UE
One Stitch at a Time #188 Use a Digi (I used 5 digis) 3E #2
Papertake Weekly Anything Goes 5E #3
Pile It On Animals with Character UE
Ribbon Carousel RCC87 Holidays and Celebrations UE
Stempelsonne Pennant 3E #1
The Scrapbooking Queen  Anything Goes 5E #2
Totally Gorjuss Anything Goes with Snow (snow/snowmen) UE
Whimsy Stamps #65 Anything Goes 3E #3
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes with Uplifting Sentiment 5E #2
Your Next Stamp #6 Sketch UE 

Thank you for looking at my little project - I enjoy your comments.  Wishing you a wonderful day of crafting.


Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

What a lovely project and of course I especially love the penguin part of your banner !! Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week. Good luck.

Silvis Kreativstube said...

Eine wunderschöne Idee. Das gefällt mir sehr gut. Vielen Dank für die Teilnahme an der Animal Friends Challenge. Liebe Grüße Silvi

Unknown said...

Busy beaver lol, this banner is just awesome...good to see you busy.xx

Chris Hanselman said...

Great banner. Love it. Thanks for joining our All That Glitter Challenge at Delightful Challenges.


Lisa Winnard - TheCraftarageStudio said...

Wow Christmas bunting. Brilliant! Thanks for sharing with us @ OSAAT. Lisa DT

Hazel said...

A lovely idea and you've certainly followed our theme of using a digi (or five). lol Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Hazel x

Hazel said...

I love your banner - super idea - thanks for sharing for CHNC challenge extra for November x

Nadelmarie said...
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Nadelmarie said...

Ein wundervolles Werk vielen Dank für die Teilnahme bei SsC LG Maria

Anonymous said...

Great banner, love the little images and the colors. Thank you for joining us at craftitude this fortnight. Abbie xx

Karen Letchworth said...

You share so many amazing projects with us, and I cannot begin to even tell you how VERY grateful I am for that. Thank you for always being there to support our challenges with your beautiful art, your kind and encouraging comments, and for being such a joy to know. May God bless you week, and give you the desires of your heart.
Word Art Wednesday

P.S. I have some yummy BLOG CANDY from Freckled Fawn!

Ceal said...

I love your adorable banner. thanks for joining us for our anything goes challenge this week at at Loves Rubberstamps

Ingrid Mason said...

I'm sure kids will love this Christmas banner Kitty. - and I love it (wonder if that means that I'm still a kid at heart). What a great selection of images you've brought together, all so adorable and conveying the Fun we all want children to enjoy over the Christmas season and they all stand out so beautifully thanks to your use of the same sketch for each pennant of your banner. I see my teamie Lynn Penguin has fallen for your penguin so I'm going to say "that's my favourite" as I point to the mischievous little Kitty. Good luck in our challenge this week. Ingrid xx (OSAAT Team)

Sharon said...

A beautiful Christmas card. Thanks for playing along with us a TG this week. Sharon x

Natalie said...

What a cute banner!! Thanks for sharing the individual pictures so we can see the details better! Thanks for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday!!

Sandy said...

A fun papercraft project. Cute images. Thanks for sharing with us at Incy Wincy challenges this week

dragonllew said...

Wow what a fun project this is going to look fab when you put it up thanks for joining us at Totally Gorjuss this week
Jenny x

Kelly Lloyd said...

Great bunting
Thanks for sharing with us at a gem of a challenge
Hugs Kelly

Dangina Martinez said...

What a cool banner. I need to get working on mine. Thank You for joining us at Loves Rubber Stamps this week. We are so happy to have you playing along with us. Good Luck and Hugs, Dangina

Tracey said...

What a sweet banner! Love all of your many digis. Your panels are so festive and I agree that the young ones will love all the animals. Thanks for playing along with us this week at OSAAT, hope to see you back again soon.
Hugs, Tracey (DT)

fiona mctiernan walker said...

Great design thankyou for joining our challenge at Craftitude good luck fiona dt. x

Jennie - The Crafty Wife said...

What a great idea for the little ones, lovely and colourful. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week. Jennie x

crafty-stamper said...

Great project love the idea of a Christmas banner with all the different images -I love the penguin too-thanks for joining us at OSAAT
Carol DT x

L.Wilson said...

What an adorable banner! Love everything about it, it will make such a fabulous winter decoration. Thanks for entering Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge 40 and for using a Doodle Pantry illustration!

Hermine said...

Your christmas -banner are sweet .
Thanks for joining us at Animal-Friends .

carol said...

Gorgeous Christmas creation, thanks for joining in with our Christmas challenge at CRAFT
x Carol

Sheila said...

Great project, thank you for joining the my craft creations challenge. Good luck x

Lola said...

Such an adorable and festive banner! I too hope to make a banner this year. Thanks so much for featuring a Doodle Pantry image and for sharing your creation with us this week at the Challenge blog!

Mirella said...

Such a fun project ! Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design this week. Hugs, Mirella

Cindye Wile said...

adorable banner, what a great idea. Thanks for another entry with JIC!
Cindye DT said...

What a wonderful way to use the sketch! Adorable idea and so festive!!! Thanks for joining in the fun at YNS :>)

CanadianScraps43 said...

Wow your on a role!! I am not even thinking about Christmas decorations at this point!! Lol. Love the banner and love all the characters. I am sure that this will bring lots of compliments when visitors come to fellowship over the holidays. Thanks for playing along with us at Doodle Pantry Challenge # 40.

Stephanie said...

What an adorable banner!! Each of your images is so cute!! Thanks so much for joining us at Word Art Wednesday.

Aunty Sue said...

Lovely creation thanks for joining us at Divas by design and hope to see you back next week

{ Scrappiness } said...

Hi Kitty, your banner is lovely!! So glad to see the snowman in it!!

Dawn Frost said...

Very fun banner, love the eyes on the Penguin, lol! Thanks for joining us at DoodlePantryDigitalChallenge#40!

Unknown said...

Totally cool, Kitty, love all the elements to this banner, hugs my friend xxx

Anonymous said...

This is sooooo fun!! I love how you've used the sketch for an awesome holiday banner!! :) :) Thank you for joining us @ YNS for our monthy challenge!!
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Lorianna said...

What a FUN Project!! Thanks so much for participating in our Doodle Pantry Challenge #40!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
Lorianna DPDT

Deborah Anton said...

Great card for the layout! So fun! Thanks for joining us over at the YNS challenge!

Unknown said...

Awesome banner ... Thank you for playing along with YNS' Fun Friday Challenge.
Ruza, YNS Designer
Ruza's Craft Corner

Sheila said...

this is great!
thanks for playing along at YNS!

Laura said...

Amazing project, and what a clever use of the sketch! Thanks so much for joining the YNS challenge! :)