Friday, October 16, 2015

Holiday Shopping

     We are starting another challenge at QKR Stampede today and our theme is "Make Your Own Background."

     For more than a month now, I've been doing fall/ Halloween/ Thanksgiving theme projects and today I'm thinking about how we'll all feel after one day in the Black Friday crush of shoppers.  Here's another card for my Christmas stash.

     This image is actually called "Couch Potato" (Digi 8503) but I added the sentiment "Shop till You Drop" (Digi 11402) and suddenly it became a Christmas Card.  :-D

     The image is colored with ProMarkers and die cut.  I hand-cut the shopping bag and popped it up on dimensional dots.  The background is made from natural fiber paper (great texture!), and I chalked the red and green Christmas colors onto it.  My final touches were the ribbon bow and the little gems on the corners of the image piece.  Pretty CAS and it really showcases that fun image.

     I'm already thinking of three more themes and sentiments for this Couch Potato, one of which has to do with Super Bowl Sunday and another for "after the meal" Thanksgiving.  I may even do something with a sun lamp and a 'baked potato' sentiment.  lol  This is going to be a very versatile image!

613 Avenue Create
A Snowflakes Promise
Chalk n Stock
Christmas Card
Colour Your World
Country View Crafts
Crafting from the Heart
Crafting Musketeers
Crafting with Friends
Crafty Girls Creations
Crafty Ribbons
Craft Your Passion
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra
Digi Choosday
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends
Not Just Cards
Really Reasonable Ribbon
Simply Papercraft
Winter Wonderland

     Grab some materials from your craft room, make a fabulous background, and come play in our challenge this week, won't you?  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


Jo said...

Love that background & your fab, fun image. Hope you're well NanaConnie....have a lovely weekend. xx

Linda Simpson said...

Great background and love the colours. The image made me chuckle, it is how I look after cleaning through the house!
Linda xxx

Rae Ann said...

Love the texture of the background on this card. Such a fun image for the coming shopping season.

Thank you for joining us at Li'l Patch of Crafty Friends for our challenge.

jimlynn said...

LOL! Too cute and fun. IF I ever did Black Friday this is exactly what I'd look like too. Love it! Actually I've done Black Friday once in my life (many years ago) and once was more than enough!

*Vicki* said...

Oh my gosh...yep, it's about that time again, isn't it?!! Oh the shopping is the only thing I dread about the Holiday!! I do love your fun card with the awesome background and Christmas colors here! Have a happy weekend!! HUGS

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Fun card thanks for playing at crafty ribbons. I have some candy so hop over

Michelle said...

This is such a funny image. Great how you put it in a christmas card.
Thanks for playing with us at Craft your Passion.
Hope we see you again and good luck.
xxx Michelle (DT)

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Connie! Your project is absolutely FABULOUS, and we are SO grateful to have you share your amazing talents with us. Thanks so much for playing along,. We hope you will join us again real soon.
Really Reasonable Ribbon

La Papera Gialla said...

Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges!
Monica - CCC DT

julie_woolston said...

Beautiful card thank you for joining us at Winter |Wonderland.
Hugs Julie xxx

Lynsey said...

Hi, what a fun card!Thanks for joining in with the Crafty Ribbons Challenge this time!
Hugs Lynsey x

Patricia Alvarez said...

I love your background and the image is so funny. Great card. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion. Hope to see you again on the next challenge! Good luck!!!

Kelly Patricia said...

Thank goodness for online shopping - that looks exhausting! Great card, fun image and lovely colours. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafting Musketeers Challenge ☺ xx

Faith A said...

Love how you see more in the images you use, this is fabulous.

Dawn Lancaster said...

Lol! Poor little dude! I feel for him!
I love love love your background!
Dawn xx

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,thanks for sharing with us at Country

Tamie said...

This is so cute! I do believe you captured me perfectly with your inspiration...LOL. Fantastic card. Thank you so much for playing and sharing your awesome creation with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

Tamie DT

Mrs A. said...

I love hoe you created the background for your wee couch potato who looks absolutely exhausted from his days shopping! Thankyou for sharng with us at Crafting From The Heart. Hugs ValeryAnne D.T.

Glittertastic said...

What a fun make and the background looks great! Thanks for sharing it with us this week at Simply Papercrafts!

Sharon (Glittertastic)
DT Member

tanya miller said...

That card has really made me chuckle. Fab make. Thanks for entering the Digi Choosday Feeling Sentimental challenge (DT)

Anjie said...

Great make, such a fun image. Thanks for joining us in our Feeling Sentimental challenge at Digi Choosday
Anjie (DT)

Helen said...

Great card - thanks for joining at the Crafty Girls Challenge.

Helen x

Heather said...

Awesome!! This totally made me laugh. I don't go Black Friday shopping, precisely because that is how I would look afterwards. : ) Great way to use a non-traditional image for Christmas. So fun. Thanks for playing with CHNCC2.

lorby said...

Great coloring and card. That image made me laugh. :) Thank you for entering our October Challenge at Chalk N Stock. DT Jearise

Moni said...

Love this card and digi. Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday Challenges. Monica.-dt

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

This image is so cute and I love the sentiment with it! Thanks so much for playing at Digi Choosday's Feeling Sentimental challenge! Hugs:) Audrey DT

Anonymous said...

Thank you for joining us this month at
Not Just Cards
The team now have a Facebook Group where you can share and promote all your wonderful work, come and join us please. Paper Crafting Facebook Group
Hugs Lori

Anonymous said...

This is a great project and a fun addition to our challenge. Thanks for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon.