For my first card, I've used this lovely Christmas Paper from Digi Stamps 4 Joy - they are having a monthly progressive challenge over there for Christmas cards, and this paper is the March image. I printed it on some freebie digital paper from Papercraft Inspirations and doodled stitching around the edge. The Christmas Paper was a little plain on its own so I added the cute snowman image from Fresh Brewed Designs called Snow in Love.
Fresh Brewed Challenges is having a Monthly Blog Candy Link-up Challenge (see prize below), and I wanted to play along there too. I coloured the little snowman with my Prismacolor pencils and added Stickles along the snow. I used a number of layers for this card, embossed one of the panels with Cuttlebug Swiss Dots, and added Liquid Pearls on three of the corners.
I would like to enter Card #1 in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create Anything Goes 3E #3
Artistic Inspirations Anything Goes 3E #2
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Brr...it's Cold Outside 2E #1
Completely Christmas Anything Goes UE
C.R.A.F.T. Inspiration Picture (I was inspired by the blue) 5E #2
Crafting from the Heart Anything Goes/Spots or Stripes (I used spots) 3E #2
Craftitude Anything Goes 3E #3
Crafts 4 Eternity Anything Goes 3E #3
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge All Wrapped Up UE
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra Anything Goes Christmas UE
Creative Fingers Anything Goes 3E #3
Cuttlebug Mania Dottie 3E #1
Decosse's Dynamite Doodles 12 Months of Christmas Cards Link-up (both cards) UE
Digi Stamps 4 Joy Monthly Christmas Challenge 1E
DL.ART March Linky UE 1/day
Fresh Brewed Designs Monthly Blog Candy Link-up Challenge 3E #1
Hiding in my Craftroom Let's Get Digital 3E #3
Just B Creative Crazy March Anything Goes Linky Party UE 1/day
Just Keep on Creating Anything Goes UE
My Craft Creations Anything Goes UERudolph Day 2 Christmas Cards 1E
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Glitter It (used Stickles on snowman) 5E #2
Treasured Times Anything Goes with Layering
Weekly Christmas Card Challenges Anything Goes UE
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes with Uplifting Sentiment 5E #3
Card #2For my second card, I wanted something fairly quick. My time is pretty limited these days with my upcoming move, so I recycled a kitty image from an old Christmas card, added gold-embossed velvet snowflake ribbon and some gems, and voila.
Thank you for looking at my cards - I look forward to reading your comments. Wishing you a joyful day!