Sunday, November 26, 2017

"X" Marks the Spot !

     We're closing in on the end of the Month of Holiday Cards at Beccy's Place and I've managed to play each day - a fact of which I'm really proud!  Beccy is using the letters of the alphabet as the daily challenge themes and today is the letter "X."  Yeah, go ahead - figure out an "X" you can use to make a Christmas card.  lol

     My daughter came up with "X" Marks the Spot and I looked through my collection of Beccy's images until I found this darling house with a Christmas tree.  I did have to add the snow but more about that in the "how I did it" description.  I just knew Santa wouldn't be able to land his sleigh on that tiny roof so I added a sign and an "X" to the front yard to tell him where to land.  :-D

     I started with a pre-colored image, added some shading with my ProMarkers, then used a white gel pen to add all the snow to the roof, the tree, the windows and door sill, and the ground.  With all respect to Beccy (who's in Australia), I added the snow for all of my friends up here in the Northern Hemisphere who celebrate Christmas in the winter.  :-D

     I printed the sentiment, then made the sign to go around it.   I printed the X when I printed the image.  I used a narrow rectangle die from QuicKutz to cut the image and added ink to the edges.  The paper came from a very old paper stack by DCWV and the silver, snowflake ribbon was new this season.  I added the sparkly snowflake embellies and called it finished.

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     Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie


Ella's Design said...

What a fun interpretation of the X challenge theme, using that cute winter house scene, Connie. Thanks again for playing along with my challenge this week at Passion for Promarkers! Lisa x

Suzanne H said...

This is a wonderful idea!

Donna said...

Wonderful card, Connie! Love this idea. I hadn't thought about a Santa landing pad. Great embellishment with the snow. I agree with your Xmas comment. That's why I didn't use it! Have a wonderful week!

Heather said...

Very cool and very creative! I love reading your explanations about how you incorporated the letter of the day. It does sound like a fun challenge. Anyway, great card! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

Beccy said...

I love it NC!! "X" really was a hard letter but your daughter's idea is fabulous, and I love the way you interpreted her suggestion. I agree that Santa definitely needs a bigger place to land than that little roof. Great job!

Unknown said...

Great card. I love the embellishments! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations. Ciao, Lisa

Linda Simpson said...

Another fabulous Christmas card! I have so enjoyed your Christmas alphabet cards they have been so inspiring.
Linda xxx

coops said...

Gorgeous card Connie, fab image and I love all the added snow and sparkle.
Thanks for joining us this week at PFP 😁

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh this is super, Love the X marks the spot!! Thanks for playing on Passion for Promarkers this week, Hazel xx

Nikki said...

Great card! Thank you for playing along with us on I 💜 ProMarkers.
Nikki, DT member x

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

Fabulous card . Thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers challenge good luck Ginny DT forI ♥promarkers My Blog As I do Rodos

Lori Kobular said...

That tall thin house is just adorable!!

Helen said...

Lovely card!
Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x

Anna-Karin said...

Fun card. Thanks for sharing this with us at Crafty Creations Challenge. Anna-Karin DT

Carissa said...

Very cute take on the X marks the spot challenge theme.
Thanks for playing along at the ABC Christmas Challenge.