Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Stamping on Auto-Pilot

Usually I don't really post Christmas stuff before Thanksgiving.  Call me old-fashioned, but I like to concentrate on one holiday at a time, and I don't like it that Thanksgiving seems to be getting ignored more and more each year as Christmas turns into this six-month juggernaut of tinsel and lights.

But I broke the rule today because the Global Design Project theme this week is Christmas.  And I do love my Christmas Cuties set, so expect to see it in action a lot more after next week.  Anyway, I was working on this card and the whole time I was thinking I wanted to put "It's the most wonderful time of the year" as the sentiment but apparently I was on auto-pilot and then all of a sudden "it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas" instead.  I do have one cousin who puts her tree up on November first.  My mom (HI MOM) is a total Christmas junkie, but she does at least usually wait until the day after Thanksgiving to go wild.  (Thanks, Mom.)  But for the whole month of December, she looks pretty much just like this elf.

I kept my card pretty simple so I could also enter it in the Paper Players' CAS Christmas challenge:

This card is the maiden voyage of the Season of Cheer DSP in my craft cave.  Love the watercolor look and there are some gorgeous patterns in there.

That's it for me today, peeps.  Cheers!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Christmas Cuties
Ink:  Basic Black, markers in Hello Honey, Smoky Slate, Real Red, Pear Pizzazz, Basic Gray; Skintone Blendabilities
Paper:  Real Red, Thick Whisper White, Season of Cheer DSP
Accessories:  Circles Framelits, Dimensionals


Lynn said...

Congrats Christy on winning the "what will you stamp" challenge! L. Carleton

Paula Dobson said...

I'm with you Christy, these Christmas Cuties are waaayyyy cute and perfect for colouring in. I like that you picked the colours from the DSP to colour your image and kept the rest of the card fairly simple to let your little elf be the star. Thanks so much for playing at Global Design Project this week

Tanya said...

How FUN! I am loving that DP too and the lights!!! I don't decorate before Thanksgiving, and usually not til the 1st of Dec, but I do LOVE Christmas! :)

Brian King said...

Your jolly elf is paired perfectly with this adorable paper. Such a cute card! Thank you so much for playing along with this week's Christmas Theme Challenge at the Global Design Project.

CCsMom said...

LOVE it. But I wonder if I have that happy face when this season arrives. I have SO MANY THINGS TO DO!!! I am going to enjoy myself, no matter what!

LOVED the card. So cute.

Can't wait to see you!

stampwithamyk said...

How cute! Love your little elf, he's paired perfectly with your designer paper. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players, hope to see you again soon!

Connie Collins said...

This is such a fun card. Thanks for playing along with our Christmas challenge this week at Global Design Project.