Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Christmas Crafting Has Officially Started!

I know it seems like summer just ended, but the leaves here have mostly turned and a lot have fallen off the trees already - plus I swear I saw a snowflake today! Anyway, I think I'm justified in officially starting my Christmas cards! When I saw my friend, Janis' new challenge blog - The Merry Christmas Challenge Blog - well, I had to enter a card! Her first challenge is to use a favourite stamp. One of my fav's definitely is this cute Gingerbread House from Pretty Cute Stamps! I stamped on watercolour paper and used my Distress and Tombow Markers to watercolour in my images, using some masking to add this adorable penguin from the Warm Fuzzies PCS stamp set. And, of course, I had to add some lovely white and mini star sequins from the Wedding Bells sequin mix from SpiegelMom Scraps! (see the code below to save on your order!!)

I felt like this little guy needed a Santa hat so I used the hat from the Little Llama PCS stamp set along with white heat embossing the snowflakes from this set. I even used one of the cute little candy canes from the Oh, Christmas Tree PCS set!

I used Glossy Accents and Distress Rock Candy Glitter to add 'sugar' to my scene and used some white Liquid Applique, which I heated, to add some snow.

Inside, I used this fun sentiment from the Gingerbread House set and added two yummy gum drops! 

Here's a look at the stamp sets I used to make my Chrismas card!
Gingerbread House
Warm Fuzzies
 Little Llama

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Do you think it's too early to start Christmas card crafting, or are you starting to feel the spirit?!! Oh, and that code I mentioned above... Save 35% on your order at the SpiegelMom Scraps store October 1-30th using the code MOVE35 - now that's a deal! Think of how pretty your Christmas cards will be with some sequin sparkle on them!!

Linked to:
The Merry Christmas Challenge Blog - #1 Use Your Fav Stamp
SpiegelMom Scraps IG Challenge for World Card Making Day - Use #smswd2016 all of October to win.
CHNC Christmas Challenge - #301
CHNC Challenge Extra - Oct AG Christmas


  1. Yummy gingerbread house. The colors look fabulous!

  2. Yummy gingerbread house. The colors look fabulous!

  3. Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

  4. Completely adorable! Thanks for joining us at The Merry Christmas Challenge this week. Hope to see you again next week!
    ~DT Janis

  5. Well it's about time Karla! LOL Nice to see you joining the rest of us making those holiday cards! :) Your card is super duper cute.. LOVE the penguin and the scene... fabulous!

    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

  6. hi
    great card
    thanks for playing with us at CHCC2
    hugs Lisbeth