Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Nutcracker Elf

     My daughter has collected Christmas nutcrackers for many years and I've contributed my share of them to her growing collection.  But I've never done a Christmas card for her with a nutcracker image so this year I've done two different ones and now have to decide between them.  :-D  This is the second one and I used the image from the Progressive Challenge at ArtbyMiRan.

I used the sketch at Come and Get It.

     I started by coloring the image with my ProMarkers, then die cut it with a die from Spellbinders.  I dug out a couple of snippets of dp and red CS, then layered everything together following the sketch pattern.  I did reverse the position of the red square and the striped dp strip because it just looked better this way.

     I added sparkle gel ink to the bell and glitter to the fur on her costume.  I printed the sentiment on the computer, fussy cut and adhered it, then added the three, glittery, snowflakes for embellishment.

A Snowflakes Promise
Colour Crazy Craft
Crafting with an Attitude
Crafty Addicts
Creative Fingers
Great Impressions
Hiding in my Craft Room
Incy Wincy
Jo's Scrap Shack
Mark's Finest Papers
Outlawz Greetings
Pencil Case
Pile It On
Pixie's Snippet Playground
Send a Smile 4 Kids

     I think this darling little elf with her Nutcracker Soldier is just too cute.  She makes a perfect Christmas card for anyone, my daughter or otherwise.  :-D  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


Donna Hanley said...

My MIL collected them for years also. First off I need to apologize for not visiting too often of late. Just getting into other things and time slips by for me. I love this card and I know your daughter will also. Great coloring job and your pick of a die is ideal for the image. Background papers are perfect also. Have yourself a great day and please forgive my absence.

Di said...

What a fun card Connie - and just perfect for a nutcracker collector as well. Wonderful colouring and great to see you in the Playground!


Di xx

*Vicki* said...

Awe! She's just as sweet as can be Connie! :) I just adore your coloring on her along with your pretty papers and snowflakes too!! HUGS

Crafty Mamma Mia said...

Hi NanaConnie - such a pretty card and I'm sure your daughter will love it! Great sparkly snowflakes. Thanks for playing along at Incy Wincy Designs this time.
Helen x (DT)

Maria Giselle B. said...

Love the image! I am sure your daughter would love it! Thanks for sharing your creation with us @ Incy Wincy Designs All That Glitters Challenge. Good luck!-Maria Giselle B.

Bunny said...

Nice coloring and sparkle. Cute card. Thank you for joining us at Come And Get It Challenge. Bunny DT

Jackie T said...

Hi this is a stunning card I love the image you have used. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Heather said...

This is adorable!! If you go with this one, I know your daughter will love it! Such a cute image and I love those silvery snowflakes! Thanks for playing with Jo's Scrap Shack.

Teresa Arsenault said...

your coloring is gorgeous and the design is fabulous. hugs, Teresa

Linda Simpson said...

A gorgeous Christmas card Connie, loving the sweet image and beautiful die you have framed her. Loving the papers too.
Linda xxx

Unknown said...

What an adorable card! Thank you for participating in Jo's Fun Friday Challenge.
:) Michelle

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

This is precious even though I don't like nutcrackers. My DIL collects them only because her mother gave them to her. They are a little scary to clowns. Anyhoo, your daughter will love this.

Pam Tiedtke, or Pammie Lou said...

Aw, such a cutie image and sweet card! Thanks for joining in with us at MFP Stamps Challenge!

Donna Ellis said...

So darling, and beautifully colored in fun, bold images, Connie! She's sweet! XXOO

Oh You Made Me Ink said...

What a cute little elf! She is colored so well too! Great layout! Thanks for sharing it with us at HIMCR! Cyndi, DT

creationsnz said...

Super vibrant colours really show it off. So glad you joined us at Come And Get It, CarolG

Unknown said...

So sweet and lovely colouring Thank you for joining us at The Pencil Case Challenge. Helen DT

Bev said...

Oh this is just lovely. Thanks for joining in the fun at The Pencil Case.

Scrappy Scatty said...

How lovely - Thank you for joining us at Pencil Case xx

Helen said...

Sweet card!
Thanks for playing at Pile It On!
Helen x