Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Flamingo and Unicorn Christmas

     I'm sharing another commission for two Christmas cards for 6 and 4 year old granddaughters.  The 6 year old loves unicorns and purple is her favorite color (mine, too!) and the 4 year old loves flamingos and her favorite color is pink.  Their Nana chose the images from many which I have in my collection and I did card designs which complement each other in style.

     First, the Flamingo:

     I don't know who drew this image.  It was in my collection of clip art.  I colored the image with my ProMarkers, then die cut it with an Unbranded die. 

     I dug out a Cheery Lynn die to cut the hat and scarf but had to add the pointy bit and the pompom myself since the hat was just a simple stocking cap and I wanted it to look more like a Santa hat.  I colored the brim with white gel ink.  I folded the scarf piece before adding it to the flamingo's neck.

     The sentiment was cut with a die from Die-Versions, and I added a glittery snowflake for some texture.

     Challenges for this card:
A Gem of a Challenge
Brown Sugar
Crafty Friends
Crafty Hazelnut's
Outlawz Festive Friday

     Next, the Unicorn:

     This unicorn is an image from Bugaboo Stamps.  Again, I colored with ProMarkers, adding gold paint pen to the unicorn horn, then used the same Unbranded die to cut the image.  The hat is cut with that same Cheery Lynn die and I added the pointy bit and the pompom to make it into a Santa hat.  The 'fur' is done with white gel pen.

     I used the same die cut to cut the sentiment and added another glittered snowflake.  I think these two sisters will love their cards.  ;-D

     Challenges for the unicorn card:
Catch the Bug (Texture/ No dp/ Bugaboo image)
Crafty Calendar
Di's Digi Designs
Hiding in My Craft Room
Jo's Scrap Shack

     That's it, my friends.  I trust you are on top of all the holiday things which seem to mount up during the last few days before Christmas.  How nice it is to NOT be the home to which the entire family will flock for Christmas dinner.  I love letting someone else in the family do all the cleaning and cooking and decorating while I simply travel to their house for the festivities.  :-D  Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie     


  1. Too cute for the unicorn lover and flamingo lover! Darling cards and so pretty and fun.
    Have a great Christmas and safe travels.

  2. These are gorgeous Connie, love the unicorn. Have a fabulous Christmas and safe travels.
    Linda xxx

  3. It is a very nice card with the flamingo. Thanks for joining us at CHNC. That unicorn is also very sweet!

  4. Both gorgeous cards, thanks for joining us at the Crafty Friends challenge, xxxx

  5. Stunning set of cards.Love your images and your CAS design...thank you for joining as at A Gem of A Challenge,hope to see you again
    Željka DT xx
    You can also enter your make at Anything Goes challenge at Polkadoodles

  6. Gorgeous cards, Connie! I love the scarf and hat you added to the flamingo. It gets cold there in Florida, or so I've heard!
    Merry Christmas to you, and thanks for joining in at Catch the Bug challenges. Your friend, Julie O (and DT member at Bugaboo Stamps)

  7. Two cards sweet and so funny!!!!
    Thanks so much for participating in our Brown Sugar challenge. Hope you participate in our next!!
    Bettascrap DT

  8. Adorable cards! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Calendar. Happy New Year! Donna - DT Member

  9. Hello… Thanks for joining our ‘charms’ challenge with your lovely flamingo card…
    Diane Louise
    [Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

  10. A lovely project here, gorgeous colours and perfect for our theme…thanks for joining in our challenge this time and good luck in the draw. :)
    [aussie aNNie designer for Brown Sugar Challenges] BROWN SUGAR

  11. Your unicorn card is adorable. Love the purple and the beautiful die cut. Thanks for joining in the Catch the Bug Challenge, Lisa Lynn DT.


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