Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Too Much Eggnog!

     I have a dear friend who loves giraffes so I make cards for her for all kinds of occasions but it's often hard to work them into a Christmas card.  This image (From the Heart Stamps) made me think of Christmas because his expression makes it so obvious that he's really been dipping into the eggnog!  LOL  I know she's going to love it.


     He's colored in yellowy-beige and bright Christmas red with ProMarkers and I added red Stickles to the spots on his head.   The holly and berries which make his tie (I added that myself - it's not part of the image) are also sparkly.  I managed that by paper piecing with sparkled, hologram paper.

     I die cut the image with a die from Spellbinders and layered that onto berry red CS.  The sparkly ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon and I used a scrap of white crocheted lace ribbon to tie the bow.  Finally I added the glittery poinsettia next to the bow to give it even more Christmas flair.

     Challenges:
Artistic Inspirations
Craft-Dee BowZ
Crafting from the Heart
Craft Your Passion
Crafty Boots
Crazy Challenge
Love to Scrap
Melonheadz Friends
Our Crafty Corner
Shabby Tea Room
Simon Says Stamp

     Hope your week is going well and that you're right on target to have all your holiday preparations done before Christmas lands smack in our laps.  :-D  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

13 comments:

  1. LOL! Perfect for a giraffe lover for Christmas! Love the holly and berry bow tie and it dressed him up just perfect. Really a cute card.
    Lynn

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  2. Brilliant idea. I've used that giraffe for my son-in-laws daughter's birthday card, who also loves giraffes but would never have thought of dressing it up for Christmas.

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  3. Great card, I love the humour and the fabulous strong colours. Thank you for sharing your Christmas project with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

    Dionne

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  4. You are so funny! This is too cute and I love the sparkly red paper.
    hugs,
    Teresa

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  5. Oh I am loving this cheeky chappie, lovely card.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  6. What a cute giraffe! Fabulous Christmas card! Thanks for joining us at Craft-Dee BowZ! Hugs, Gail

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  7. Your card is very beautiful !
    Thank you for joining us at Craft your passion!
    Good Luck and hope to see you again.
    >^.^<

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  8. LOL! Love the sentiment with the image!! Very creative...Love it! Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog
    Tina dt

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  9. Wow! A Christmas giraffe! I don't think I've ever seen a card with a Christmas giraffe, but you nailed it! I really like how you were able to pull in the holiday spirit here with the clever details you added. My mom is a huge fan of giraffes, so they always have a tender place in my heart and this card was an absolute joy to see! Thanks for sharing your talents with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

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  10. I LOVE that image, must get to make something with it! You have done a fabulous make here, love it.

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  11. This is such a fun card! I love the image and the lace is gorgeous. Thank you for playing along with us at Craft Your Passion. We would love to see you again!
    ~ Bonnie DT

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  12. Such an awesome project with so many wonderful details! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us in the Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog's "It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas!" challenge this time!
    Hugs,
    Leslie, LTSCB DT
    Love To Scrap!
    Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog DT
    Really Reasonable Ribbon DT

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  13. Ha ha! Great use of a non holiday stamp! Thank you for joining us at The Shabby Tea Room. i hope to see you play along again next week!

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