Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Ugly Sweater Contests

     OK, as we get to the bottom of the alphabet over at Beccy's Place Month of Holiday Cards, it gets more and more difficult to find suitable Christmas topics that match up with the letters of the alphabet.  But today was no challenge whatsoever.  The letter is "U" and it couldn't stand for anything other than Ugly Sweaters!


     I'm sure some of you who have Beccy's 12 Days of Christmas set will think these were meant to be the 2 Turtle Doves, but you'd be wrong.  Look at those facial expressions.  They are clearly the sad winners of their hometown Ugly Sweater Contest!

     I colored the image with my ProMarkers, then paper pieced the sweaters, using papers from Bo Bunny.  No insult intended to Bo Bunny - the papers are great on Christmas cards or scrapbook pages but as sweaters?  Not so much.  :-D   I did have to do some work to get the design variations on the two papers in exactly the right places to accentuate the Ugly part of the sweaters.

     I added the sentiment and one tiny ribbon bow and then left it without any further embellishment.  I wanted those sweaters to be front and center.  lol

     Challenges:
Aud Sentiments
Beccy's Place
Crafting with Friends
Crafty Catz
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas
Di's Digi Designs
Jo's Scrap Shack
Outlawz Festive Friday
Send a Smile 4 Kids

     I hope you got a tickle on your funny bone today and Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie

12 comments:

Lori Kobular said...

What a fun idea to have the birds wearing Ugly Christmas Sweaters!!

Beccy said...

You definitely tickled my funny bone NC, I enjoyed reading your post... and you're right about their sad expressions. I love the "sweaters" you added to the birds and I love your interpretation of today's letter, it really was a hard one. Great job!
Cheers,
Beccy

Donna said...

Well, that's a "U" I didn't think of. But what a great idea. Love those ugly sweater birds.

Linda Simpson said...

These are so cute and love your idea for the letter "u". Happy Thanksgiving my friend I hope that you have a wonderful time with your family.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Donna Ellis said...

LOL! You are OH SO CLEVER when it comes to making fun cards that no one else thinks of. Your ugly sweaters definitely win the award. Gosh, I cannot even imagine wearing a sweater as warm as our temps have been! Darling card, Connie! Happy Thanksgiving! hugs, de

Aunty Sue said...

Oh this is a lovely card thanks for sharing at crafty catz this week

Anet van Zyl said...

Beautiful Christmas card Connie, love the paper piecing. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Digi Designs. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

Glenda Atkins said...

Awesome pick for the 'U' challenge. Those birds are hilarious with those paper pieced sweaters. Very clever Connie! Love it!
hugs
Glenda

Furrbster said...

Brilliant - absolutely love it!! Great choice for U too.

Thanks for sharing at Aud Sentiments,

Hugz Tinz

CraftingMum said...

Lovely card thanks for joining us at Crafting With Friends Louise DT x

Sandy How said...

Congrats on the Ugly sweaters - you got them just right, lol.... Sorry I'm late popping in. Thanks for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments Challenge blog.
Hugs, Sandy DT

Deborah said...

Lovely Christmas card. Thank you for joining us over at Di's Digi Designs and hope to see you again soon.
Deborah A