Deck the Halls with ugly sweaters!

Hi everyone! Happy December 1st – can’t believe it’s here already! Our new challenge is live this morning over at Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project for MLCCB #29 – December Anything Christmas Goes! I have a small collection of Vera and Mable stamps (with accompanying sentiments) from Great Impressions, and I decided on this fun Christmas sweater stamp for my card this month!


Aren’t these two of the cutest little old ladies you’ve ever seen?! I’m rapidly looking like the one on the right, lol! I stamped the image and sentiment on ivory cardstock, colored the image with Bic Mark-It markers and Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, trimmed it and adhered it to a piece of foam for some dimension. The striped background paper is from one of my favorite Stampin’ Up DSP packs… seems like I reach for it a lot! ;)


I covered the inside of the card base with the same striped paper used on the front, and stamped a simple sentiment in black ink.


One more peek… I love how this turned out! Vera and Mable are awesome! ;)


Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft: #12-2020 – Anything Goes
2. Classic Design Challenge: #12 – Anything Goes
3. Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: #82 – December Anything Goes
4. Inkspirational Challenges: #227 – Photo Inspiration

5. Lemon Shortbread Challenges: #134 – Anything Goes
6. Pammie’s Inky Pinkies Challenges: #2048 – Anything Goes
7. QKR Stampede: #409 – Anything Goes
8. Sweet Stampers Challenge Blog: #50 – Christmas
9. The Crafter’s Cafe: #256 – Anything Goes
10. Your Scrapbook Place: December Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: GKD Ivory cardstock, Stampin’ Up This Christmas Specialty DSP
Stamps: Great Impressions Holiday Vera & Mable rubber stamp, Great Impressions Ugly Sweaters! rubber stamp, Paper Smooches Holiday Cheer stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Bic Mark-It markers- Woodsy Brown, Oceanview Blue, Rambunctious Red, Yellow Blaze, Margarita Green; Spectrum Noir- FS6, IG4, IG9; Posca white paint pen
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, MISTI stamp tool, Glossy Accents

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card and will link up a Christmas project with us this month! We can’t wait to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

Deck the halls with ugly sweaters!

Hi everyone! Happy May 1st! Can you believe it?! As you’ll see by the next several posts later on this morning, I’ve been a busy little bee, lol! I’m proud to share that I’m a guestie over at Your Scrapbook Place this month! I was ecstatic when the lovely Holley contacted me, and of course, I said yes!

Our sponsor this month is Limited Runs Stamps and I chose the most adorable ‘Ugly Sweater Good Snowman’ digital image to create my wobble card. It’s been a while since I used a wobble element and they are so much fun – I just couldn’t resist using one with this sweater! I chopped off the bottom of the front flap of the card base at an angle and covered it with TH Melange Tissue Wrap, then added some torn paper and some burlap. The main sentiment is stamped ‘inside’ the angle.


When I colored the sweater, I tried my hardest to make it look like it was pilled. I added Crystal Clear Sparkle marker and then Glossy Accents on the snowman. Then my hubby threw in his two cents and told me to add as much ‘stuff’ as I could, to make it as ugly as I could, lol! So, on went the snowflake sequins with green flat-back pearls, then the blingy red Dot Sparklers around the neck, sleeves and waist.


You can’t see the wobble element, but it’s there underneath. So much fun to just flick the sweater with your finger and watch it wobble, lol! Did I say how much fun I had making this card?! ;)


For the inside, I stamped a simple cozy sentiment on a piece of white layered on the kraft card base. Despite the ‘ugly’ factor, I’m loving how this turned out! ;)


I’d love to enter this card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #43 – Anything Goes
CCC Digi Creations: #72 – Use Pearls
Christmas at Sweet Stampin: April Anything Christmas
Christmas Card Challenges: #11 – Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Challenge: Wk 17 – Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Challenges: May Anything Goes
Crafty Catz: #368 – Anything Goes
Crafty Creations: #340 – Anything Goes
Crafty Friends: #56 – Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner: #120 – Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge: #331 – Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge Extra: May Anything Goes
Di’s Digi Designs: Use Something Digital
DigiStamps4Joy: #136 – Anything Goes
Fab ‘n’ Funky: #348 – Christmas
Hiding In My Craft Room: #299 – Freestyle
Inspiration Destination: #127 – Anything Goes
Pammie’s Inky Pinkies: #1718 – Anything Goes
QKR Stampede: #241 – Wheels or Anything Goes
Scrapping4fun Challenges: #89 – Anything Goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters: The Letter “B” (brown, burlap)
Word Art Wednesday: #280/281 – Anything Goes

Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up! Kraft cardstock, Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium White cardstock, American Crafts Red Burlap paper, Stampin’ Up! Warmth & Cheer DSP, Stampin’ Up! Under The Tree DSP
Stamps: Stampin’ Up! Cozy Christmas stamp set
Ink: Spectrum Noir- EB2, EB3, IG2, IG6, DR2, Blender; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Memento Tuxedo Black marker
Dies/Punches: xxxx
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Melange Tissue Wrap, Stampendous Red Dot Sparklers, KaiserCraft green flat-back pearls

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will play with us this month! We’d love to see what you create! And be sure to check out all Nikki’s fun digis at Limited Runs Stamps! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

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