Friday, December 12, 2014

Ham It Up for Christmas

     Friday and Christmas is less than 2 weeks away!  Another challenge starts today at QKR Stampede and this week our theme is "Trim the Tree."  I found this fabulous barn yard (or in the barn) image from QKR Stampede (Digi 9609 Christmas Pig) and paired it up with the perfect sentiment (Digi 9806 Ham It Up.)  I just love the fact that he has clearly trimmed his own Christmas tree and is now snuggled inside, out of the snow and ice.  :-D

     I admit to having waaay too much fun coloring this image (ProMarkers) and fussy cutting it before matting it with dark brown CS.  The sentiment is also fussy cut but I matted it with a punched piece for a star look.  The glittery star on the top of the tree is also a punched piece.

     Even knowing that this card was going to be a guy card, I thought the bright red bow and the pearl swirl were still appropriate for a Christmas card.  It's amazing what we can do on masculine cards when they're for a holiday like Christmas.  :-D

Animal Friends
Cardz for Guys
Catch the Bug
Come and Get It
Crafts Galore Encore
Crazy Challenge
Creative Craft Cottage
Emerald Faeries
Going Grey with Scrap-Creations
I {heart} ProMarkers
Ladybug Crafts
Loves Rubber Stamps
Melonheadz Friends 
Passion for ProMarkers (Ribbon, gems, punches)
Pile It On
Sisters of Craft

     I love the silly humor on this card and I think the recipient will love it, too.  Short post but I have a ton of things to do today, starting in about 15 minutes.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


Shona Erlenborn said...

This is very cute! You've done a great job with the coloring ... and the sentiment goes perfectly!

Donna Hanley said...

I don't know what to say about this ham except that he is just too funny. Great job with this challenge. Enjoy your day.

Benzi said...

HAha....I love that FAT pig and the image is just too, too cute. If he keeps eating, he will not be able to get into the barn. :-) Perfect sentiment to go with your digi.

Cazro said...

A terrific fun card, that's one real fattened hog for Christmas. Thanks for sharing with us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz

Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous card as always and love the sentiment.
Linda xxx

Jen Leeflang said...

Cute card - I love the image!! Thanks for joining us for our Holiday Chaos week at Bugaboo! We hope to see you every day so you can be in the running for that big prize!
Jen L
Bugaboo Stamps DT

*Vicki* said...

I apologize for leaving so many comments at once...trying to get caught up a bit! :) This piggy is cracking me UP!! LOL!! You've colored him in perfectly NC!! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*
My Blog: Stamp Smiles

jimlynn said...

LOL!!!! My kind of card and especially on a Fun Friday! Love your coloring on this little guy too. FABULOUS!!!!!

C'est La-Vie Designs Unlimited, LLC said...

I'm in hog heaven! Cute! Happy Holidays! It’s a Christmas/ATG challenge this month. Thanks for joining us at Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog. Good luck!

La-Vie B. – Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog DT
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Holly AKA KopyKat said...

OMGosh this is so fun. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

Jane Willis said...

What a fun image, I love it! Thanks for joining in at Cardz 4 Guyz

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

such a cute image gorgeous card. Thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers challenge good luck Ginny x

Mema's Crafts said...

Your card made me smile and your coloring is awesome. Thanks for stopping by and playing with us at Mema's Crafts. We love the company and hope you will visit us again real soon.

Kimbo said...

What a porker! A great card

Thanks for playing along at Cardz 4 Guyz this week x

PaperDaisies said...

This is so cute. Thank you for sharing your talents with us over at Loves Rubberstamps. Hugs Nina

creative lady said...

Cute card, love the sentiment. Thanks for playing along with Mema's Crafts.

caroline said...

Great card, thank you for joining us at soc, good luck
Caroline dt

Amy A said...

Oh how I love me some piggies! This is just too cute NC! Love it! Great image and design. Thank you for playing along with us at Emerald Faeries Challenges- We sure hope you join us again!

Amy- DT Emerald Faeries Challenges
{Lil Cutie Creations}

The Crafty Den said...

Super fun card NanaConnie. Thanks for joining in with our Mega Christmas challenge at PFP. Good luck and Happy New Year! Hugs, Denise x