Ho Ho Ho

Hi friends, and Happy Thursday to you! Today is our oldest granddaughter’s 17th birthday and I’m sitting here shaking my head at how fast these years have flown by! Every year I feel a little bit older, lol! This morning I’m sharing another website sample for Prickley Pear Stamps. You know how I love fun folds and I’ve created another split panel fold using the most adorable Santa Koala and Mrs Claus clear stamp set for the focal image which I absolutely love! I shared one of these folds for another design team a couple weeks ago that I created in portrait orientation, so I thought this one in landscape mode would be a fun alternative!

I used a fun tree print from one of my favorite 6×6 Christmas paper pads for the narrow panels. I stamped the images on white cardstock in black ink and colored them with Nuvo alcohol markers. I trimmed the panel, layered it on red cardstock, and added a candy cane brad along with several small light green gemstones. I stamped the sentiment on the bottom narrow panel, and the final touch was Glossy Accents on Mrs Claus’s glasses!

I embellished the inside panel with strips of tree print and red cardstock used on the front, stamped the sentiment in black ink, and layered the panel on red cardstock.

And one more peek… so loving how this turned out! I think this fold is one of my new favorites!

https://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/10/world-wide-open-design-team-challenge.htmlSharing in the following challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: October Anything Goes w/ optional Winged Things (no twist)
2. Creative Inspirations: October Anything Goes
3. Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenge: October Anything Goes
4. The Creative Crafters: #33 – Anything Goes
5. The Sisterhood of Crafters: Lots of Layers
6. World Wide Open Design Team Challenge Blog: #10 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, American Crafts Rouge cardstock, Bella Blvd Christmas Wishes 6×6 paper pack
Stamps: Prickley Pear Stamps Santa Koala and Mrs Claus stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Nuvo alcohol markers- 379, 466, 416, 487, 495, 497, black
Accessories: Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamp tool, Eyelet Outlet Candy Cane brad, Darice light green gemstones, Glossy Accents

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project! Be sure to check out all the awesome stamps and dies at Prickley Pear Stamps! If you’d like to save 10% on anything on the site when you shop at Prickley Pear Stamps, use the coupon code LESLIE10 at checkout! And be sure to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ the Prickley Pear Stamps Facebook page to keep up with news and sales, and join Prickley Pear Pals (the fan group) for lots of fun crafty ideas and to share your creativity! Hope to see you there! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

Ho Ho Ho

** 12/11/18 Spotlight Artist Award at City Crafter Challenge Blog! **
** 1/6/19 Top 3 at Creative With Stamps! **

Hi everyone! Happy Tuesday! A new challenge has launched this morning over at Stinkin’ Inkers Challenge Blog and I’m happy to share my DT inspiration project for our Winter Wonderland challenge! We’d love to see you create something this month that reminds you of Winter! I created another Christmas card for my pile featuring Santa and his reindeer flying through the sky on a snowy Winter night!


I inked the background with several shades of blue distress ink, along with one purple shade. I started with the lightest, then using slightly darker ink with each layer around the outside of the panel, I left the center slightly lighter to depict moonlight. I splattered water with a fan brush and when that dried, I splattered Copic Opaque White pigment mixed with a tiny bit of water with the fan brush to mimmick snowfall, and then affixed the panel to the card base. I punched a circle of white cardstock for the moon and slightly inked it, and then cut the cityscape nightline from navy blue cardstock. I added these elements to the panel and colored the window openings in all the buildings with a mechanical pencil. I stamped Santa and his reindeer and the sentiment, and then added several tiny gemstones in the sky.


For the inside, I cut a white panel which I layered on navy blue cardstock and left just a tiny bit of border showing on all four sides. I added a leftover navy blue cardstock strip to the left side, stamped the sentiment and affixed the panel to the card base.


And one more look… love, love, love!


I’d love to enter this pretty Christmas card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #81 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft: #12 – Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge Blog: R for Reindeer
Card Mania: #111 – Christmas
Christmas Crafts All Year ‘Round: December Anything Goes
City Crafter Challenge Blog: Week #441 – Santa Claus
Classic Design Team Open Challenge Blog: #12 – Anything Goes
Country View Challenges: December Christmas Challenge
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: #58 – Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar Challenge Blog: It’s Christmas Time
Crafty Friends: #98 – Christmas
Creative With Stamps: #33 – Santa or Gift
Dragonfly Dreams: Anything Goes
Dragonfly Journeys: #130 – Handmade Holiday Magic
Incy Wincy Designs: Create Your Own Background
Inkspirational: #175 – Designer’s Choice – Anything Christmas
Jingle Belles: Taking Back Our Eight Christmas
Not Just Cards: November Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations: December – Winter Sparkle
Sweet Stampers Challenge: #26 – Christmas
Sweet Stampin Christmas: November Challenge
The Paper Girls: #165 – Die Cuts
Tuesday Throwdown: #420 – Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place: December Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Whisper White cardstock, Stampin’ Up Night of Navy cardstock
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Cozy Christmas and Oh, What Fun stamp sets
Ink: Ranger Distress Ink- Stormy Sky, Dusty Concord, Faded Jeans, Chipped Sapphire; Copic Opaque White Pigment, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Copic Multi-liner Black pen
Dies/Punches: Memory Box Cityscape Nightline die, Stampin’ Up 1-1/4″ Circle Punch
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Fan brush, mechanical pencil, tiny rhinestones,

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card and will link up a Wintery 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 next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,