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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Christmas is Coming...and so is Santa!

Well, it's time for a new challenge at The Paper Shelter Blog and our topic is  CHRISTMAS IS COMING! This beautiful image is from our sponsors The Paper Shelter.

My little image's name is Yep, I have my methods. Click on the link to the left and see how he looks all colored and the background color, too!  And you can color him yourself with the black and white option. My last posted Paper Shelter card was Fantasy on Ice and it was wonderful to use the already beautifully colored image. This week I sat and enjoyed coloring Santa myself. To put the card in perspective, this card is 6"x6".


My papers are from Doodlebug and I made the poinsettias with my Nellie Snellen poinsettia punches and a brad in the center. I used a Cheery Lynn die for the vines. The sentiment is one of many that I don't know the brand and I stamped it in green. The red metallic round brads in the corners are actually stick-ons!


I colored my image with Copics and used some 3d white paint and then sprinkled WOW white glitter on top of it, and then I used clear Rock Glitter by Ranger for Santa's beard. I used Star Dust Stickles all over the balloon. For those of you who dislike glitter...there's nothing wrong with your house looking sparkling. I think it takes the attention off the little fuzzy kitty hair balls rolling around.

Something to note about our challenge: if you enter, and get picked, you win 3 stamps....and that's a sweet prize. But, if you enter, get picked and used a Paper Shelter image, you rock!  Look below:


You can more than triple your winnings using a Paper Shelter image in the challenge. Check out the images and get one that is versatile for you!

The Design Team has made some awesome cards this week to get your all inspired.  Please come on over to The Paper Shelter Blog, see the cards, then come on over to The Paper Shelter, buy a stamp (and trust me...it's difficult to pick out just one) and make a card for our challenge...the cost of one stamp is tiny compared to what you can win!!

Let's see those cards depicting CHRISTMAS IS COMING this week!!!!

                                                                        Hugs
                                                                        Gail

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Creative Corner, Addicted to Stamps, Challenges 4 Everybody, Paper Playtime, ABC Christmas, Songbird (Here Comes Santa Claus), Scrappers Delights, Great ImpressionsCrafty Girls, Sparkle n Sprinkle, Wags n Whiskers, Christmas Cards All Year Round, One Crazy Stamper, A Little Bit Crafty, Crafty Bloggers Network, My Heart Pieces, Send a Smile 4 Kids, Crafty Calendar, Whimsy Inspires, Word Art Wednesday, Make It Monday

33 comments:

  1. What a cutie this is! I love the snow effect, wonderful Christmas card Gail
    Hugs Julie P

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  2. Super cute card Gail. Love the little bird & beautiful glittery snow.hugs, Janie

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  3. Hi Gail! I found your sweet blog through Paper Sweeties. By the way, congratulations on your win over there. The easel card you shared was awesome, I enjoyed browsing all through your blog to see the sweet creations, and I'm delighted with all your creations. You are super duper talented, and I'm definitely inspired. I was also VERY excited to see that you live in Arizona. I live in Nevada (sort of your neighbor), and I don't have near as many participants from the U.S. as I'd like to at my challenge blog. I would absolutely LOVE to have you stop by and share your wonderful creations in our challenges. Every Wednesday a new challenge begins, and they are always Anything Goes as long as they're family-friendly (which yours certainly are)! I really do hope that you will stop by to check us out and play along with us. You can share up to five projects per week and that's ANY type of art. It would be SUCH a tremendous blessing to have you share your talents with us. We have awesome prizes each week too, so you can win some really lovely prizes. I hope you will join us.
    Have a blessed week!
    Karen
    Word Art Wednesday
    www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com

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  4. Fabulous!!!! I so love the image and all of the glittery goodness!!! The poinsettias down the side are great. Thank you so very much for joining our 'Sparkle' challenge at Paper Playtime!!!! :)

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  5. What a sweet Christmas card - so beautifully put together - and it has such a great traditional feel. The fur on Santa's coat looks fluffy, and the glittery snow and balloon are such nice touches. Great choice of papers and colors too, and your punched poinsettias are so elegant!

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  6. The DP' in your work is awesome and you had such a wonderful lay-out. I love all the glitters and how yo make them look like snow...Awesome. I am totally blessed by your artwork. Thanks for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday. Please join us again in our brand new Challenge today. Hugs, always!

    JO ANN
    http://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com

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  7. This is super Gail. That is a fabulous santa and super papers xx

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  8. Gorgeous card love the design love the poinsettia another winner I'm sure Love and Happy Crafting Carole x

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  9. Hi Gail, oh wow what a stunning design for you card, I love how youve glittered the beard and the snow. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

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  10. Fabulous Christmas card Gail, beautifully coloured and love the traditional colours. hugs, Pat K xx

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  11. Thank you for playing at Paper Playtime. Your project is featured on our Facebook Page today and linked to your blog!
    Paper Playtime Challenge Page on Facebook
    Stop by our new linky party blog An Inky Situation and Link Up!
    :) Janis
    Shop Stampin' Up! with Janis

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  12. Lovely Christmas card, Gail! Your Santa is delightful, and beautifully coloured! Love the papers/colours you have used and the poinsettias are gorgeous!
    Chris
    x

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  13. What a pretty card. I love the image and then all the glitter you have added. Great card. Thanks for sharing this week at Creative Corner.
    Nancy,DT

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  14. Your card is so pretty gail

    malika

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  15. Gorgeous Gail!! Love the snow and the glitter!

    Hugs Eva

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  16. Gorgeous card, I love the christmas image

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  17. Beautiful card and such a jolly santa. Thanks for sharing at scrappers delight hugs trisha xx

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  18. Wow, what a lot of detail you put into this wonderful card. It's beautiful.

    Mary Anne, Great Impressions DT

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  19. Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing this for CCAYR 'winter wonderland' challenge - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, CCAYR design team - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for November - I'd love to see it there too. x

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  20. Santa's an adorable image and I love all the glitz and glitter you used on this design. The poinsettias make a nice border and I love the holly leaves you added to them. Other colors are nice, but you just can't beat the traditional red and green holiday cheer !! Fantastic card, Gail, as all yours are !!

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  21. What a cute card. Thanks for joining us at My Heart Pieces. PennyRae DT

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  22. What a pretty card, thanks for joining in at Make My Monday this week
    Rosie x

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  23. What a super card - love your cute Santa image. Thanx for sharing with us at Make My Monday.
    Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

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  24. What a lovely card that gives a real Christmas spirit!
    I think you managed great with the painting and the balloon is wonderful!
    I like it ... <3

    Hug Lena

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  25. beautiful card love the image and all the sparkle,great papers and dies-thanks for joining us at Crafty Girls
    carol DT x

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  26. Gorgeous. Love the sparkle and winter design. Thanks for playing at ABC Christmas Challenge this time. Hope to see you back wednesday for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member at ABC Christmas Challenge xx

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  27. Wonderful Winter Wishes! Thank you for playing along with the ABC Christmas Challenge.
    Carissa

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  28. Your card brought a smile to my face! Adorable image and love the sparkle! Thanks for playing with us at ABC Christmas Challenge!

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  29. Thanks for playing with us at Christmas Cards All Year 'Round!

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  30. Wow what fabulous card, love the colouring job and all the details! Thanks for playing with us at Whimsy Stamps!

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  31. OH this is truly a Christmas card, truly amazing, the image the sparkle the flowers, the everything. Great job, thanks for sharing! The paper so pretty.
    Thanks for playing our Christmas Challenge at One Crazy Stamper!

    Leanne DT@OCS!

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  32. So sweet & sparkly & love the fresh green......Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar this time & good luck!
    hugs Jo x

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  33. What a fun card. I love the sparkle and the floral embellishments along the side. Thanks for joining us at the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge and I hope you will join us again in December.

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