Wednesday, November 14, 2018


     It's time for the next monthly challenge at World Wide Open Design Team and, as usual, we have an Anything Goes theme.  I used this sweet image from Julia Spiri called "Little Lori."  It wasn't designed to be a winter or Christmas image, but I used gel inks to add the snow and it made a perfect Christmas Eve image.  Can't you just feel Little Lori missing all those who are due to come for Christmas?

I was influenced by the sketch from My Favorite Things
but I flipped it a quarter turn so that my card would be horizontal instead of vertical
and moved the vertical bow off the image to the side.

     I colored with ProMarkers, then used dies from Art Impressions to cut both the image and the frame.  I chose a pre-made card base from DCWV and the "Holly Jolly" design is printed right onto the card front.

     I went through my stash of Christmas ribbons, found two that were gold and glittery, used one to wrap the card front and the other to tie a double loop, double layer bow with the help of my Bow It All.

     I printed and hand cut the sentiment.

Addicted to Stamps
A Gem of a Challenge
Aud Sentiments
Craft-Dee BowZ
Creative Fingers
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends
Mod Squad
Simon Says Stamp
Words to Craft By

     Come play with us this month, won't you?  Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie


*Vicki* said...

Really sweet image Connie and I have to say that I really love the paper you've used on this!! So many fun Christmas cards you're making!! Thanks for sharing! HUGS

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

Fabulous card. Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge. Good luck Ginny ♥
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brenda said...

A delightful image and pretty card, thanks so much for joining in with our 'Poppies or Red' theme at Allsorts challenge.

B x

Wendy L said...

This is so sweet, thanks for joining us at Allsorts. Xxx

Elaine Stark said...

An adorable card. Love the image. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine

Sandy Palmer said...

Oh how adorable! Love how you changed the scene to winter and she is waiting for Santa! Very clever! Thanks for sharing it with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends!
Sandy DT

Marlies said...

A lovely sweet and adorable card. Thanks for joining our challenge at Addicted to Stamps. Marlies

Celeste Goff said...

Such an adorably sweet card! Thank you for joining us at Words 2 Craft By!

Karin Åkesdotter said...

Your card is so sweet! Love all the gold!! Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge! /Karin

Sybrina K said...

Connie, What a sweet card! What a perfect Christmas Eve scene! (Great idea to add those snowflakes!) Thanks so much for playing along with us this month at Words 2 Craft By. :)

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Connie :-) the image is adorable! I love the little girl waiting for Santa with her little kitty, super cute :-)

Congratulations you have won the $50 voucher on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. Please email us, there is a clickable link on the sidebar of the challenge blog :-)
Lols x x x

Creative world said...

Sweet image and great card design and idea...thank you for joining us at A GEM OF A CHALLENGE this week,hope to see you again
Željka DT xx

Lisa said...

So adorable and congrats on your win over at SSS!!