Sunday, September 3, 2017

Loads of Christmas Wishes

9/10/2017 Update: Favorite of the Week at Splitcoast Stampers for the week ending 9/09/2017.

9/06/2017 Update: Top Three winner at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!

Here it is - September, and I only have a few Christmas cards made. I thought I could accomplish one per week but it has not happened. I managed to get one made for this week and here it is! The layout was inspired by a sketch challenge.
The images were stamped onto white cardstock, die cut and colored with markers. The sentiment was stamped and the shape is from a punch.. On a panel of white cardstock, a strip of black cardstock was added to represent the road and the tree was adhered and topped with a sparkly snowflake. The strip of patterned paper was added along with the green satin ribbon and red sequins. The remaining elements were popped up and adhered with foam tape. A piece of ribbon was added to the lower right corner of the sentiment. The inside was stamped with the image of gifts and colored.

This card is being submitted to:

1. Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #227

2. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #349 (Always Christmas; add sparkle this week.)

3. Watercooler Wednesday Challenge #134 (Anything Goes)

4. Addicted to Stamps & More #257 ("Make Your Mark" by using pens, pencils, chalks, paints, brushes etc.)

5. Happy Little Stampers September Challenge (Anything Goes with Dies)

Techniques: Coloring, stamping, sponging, die cutting
Size: A2

Stamps: Stampendous
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White, Real Red, Basic Black
Paper: Stampin' Up! DSP stripe from stash
Dies: Stampendous
Punch: Stampin' Up!
Misc.: Stampin' Up! Dimensionals foam tape; ribbon, sequins, snowflake from stash


  1. Great card! That's a lot of coloring and it's so beautiful! Thanks for playing along at Atlantic Hearts this week!

  2. Cheery colors and you can't go wrong with a Country Christmas theme! Love it!

  3. That's a very cool card Melanie! Love the old truck filled up with gifts, cute design! :) I need to get going on my Christmas cards too...I only have about 10 made myself!

  4. Wonderful Christmas card, Melanie! Thanks for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.

  5. Wow, Melanie, that's definitely a truckload of gifts! Lots of good wishes and lots of wonderful colour. This card has such a great old-fashioned feel to it. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

  6. A truck load of presents. Who wouldn't love that. Beautifully colored and executed card, Melanie. Thanks for sharing it with us at Addicted to Stamps and More.

  7. What a fun card! Beautifully done! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Watercooler Wednesday!

  8. Melanie this is simply a great Christmas card. The truck packed up with a load of presents is awesome. Love all the colours. Thanks for sharing your card creation and joining us this week for the Watercooler Wednesday "Anything Goes" challenge.

  9. You've created a most marvelous Christmas scene with your present-laden truck and decorated tree! I'm sooooo far behind with Christmas cards that I'm nearly at the YIKES stage! Thank you for sharing this gem in the ATSM gallery!

  10. A lot of fantastic coloring and so bright and cheery...Christmas just around the corner, can you believe it? Thanks for sharing with us at AHSC.

  11. Adorable card! Your colors and coloring are picture perfect. It would be a delight to receive this card for Christmas. Thanks for playing along this week with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

  12. Fabulous card, Melanie! I love the images you chose as well as the festive color combo, and your coloring is impeccable. Thanks for sharing with us this week at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

  13. Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 349 – you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for September - I'd love to see it there too x