#Elfie - Such A Christmas Cutie!

by Joanne James7. October 2019 17:30

Today I'm squeezing in my card for this week's Freshly Made Sketches challenge that I intended to blog on Saturday, but, well, the day was just too busy!

 

I made my card on Saturday afternoon as I was enjoying some World Card Making Day craftiness and indulged in two of my favourite past-times, colouring and fussy cutting to create this festive card - take a look:

 

My card features this fun Christmas elf from the #Elfie stamp set, inspired by Million Sales Achiever Karen Duke and I just love him! I fussy cut each of my three stamped images and mounted them on white stitched squares as I liked the added definition, then added my heat-embossed sentiment. A little stamping to the inside completed my card:

 

Easy as that! On reflection I'm wondering whether on this occasion I should have snipped away the bauble from the bottom image on the front of my card just to give a better balance - what do you think? 

Either way, I still love this cute little chap!

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:

 

You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

I've started the week with my monthly technique class this morning which was a lot of fun (I'll share some of those cards later in the week) and some of the usual cooking and cleaning that seems an ongoing task in the James household. As is the ironing - that's where I'm headed next, wish me luck! Enjoy your evening and I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!

 

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

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Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
10/7/2019 7:30:47 PM #

I think it was the right call to leave the bauble unsnipped. He looks like he's about to kick a football and is having fun. Love the bright, non-traditional colours you've picked too. The Blueberry base is a winner.

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Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
10/11/2019 9:25:25 AM #

Thanks Jan - always good to hear a second opinion!

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Amy O'Neill
Amy O'NeillUnited States
10/7/2019 10:33:24 PM #

I love the fun, bright colors and the cute images on this sweet card!  Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

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Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
10/11/2019 9:26:02 AM #

Thanks Amy - I wasn't sure about this sketch in the first instance, but it ended up working perfectly for my elfies!

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LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
10/7/2019 11:47:41 PM #

Oh my, I predict a winner here...cute little images and great COLORS!

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Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
10/11/2019 9:26:55 AM #

You are too kind! Not quite a winner, but I love it too and hopefully so will the recipient too!

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Jen Timko
Jen TimkoUnited States
10/8/2019 1:31:37 PM #

What a fun and happy card!  So glad to see you this week at FMS!

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Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
10/11/2019 9:27:39 AM #

Thanks Jen - I do love playing along with FMS whenever I get the chance - you can't beat a good sketch and the DT inspiration is always first class!

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