Happy Tuesday and thanks for taking the time to visit the Charmed Life blog. I have been back from San Francisco for a week now and still dealing with the 3 hour time difference. I am not tired when it would be a normal bed time for me and end up staying up until 2:00 am. Then I have trouble getting up in the morning.
But, as I sit here typing up this post, I am very tired and its 8:00 pm. I will be in bed early tonight and then back on East Coast time finally.
Now onto my card for today. This one I made for the color challenge #447 on Splitcoaststampers. Becky was our hostess and she chose the color palette of real red, chocolate chip and Bermuda bay. She also wanted us to use a die cut.
This is also the first card I made for the HYCCT challenges on Splitcoaststampers. Check it out here. This was Kathy's challenge and she wanted us to use a die cut.
My card is using the Stamplistic stamp "snowflake nutcracker". I paper pieced his outfit in the challenge colors. Colored his face and hair with prismacolor pencils and gamsol. This image involves a lot of fussy cutting. Don't know if I will make any more cards for Christmas using this image. It's so much easier to use a die for cutting.
My layout is this week's MojoMonday sketch #314. I made a 5 x 7 size card- to accommodate the size of my nutcracker.
My background designer paper is from the Stampin-Up "jolly holiday" collection. I was able to use some satin ribbon which is one of my favorite embellishments on a card.
The holiday sentiment is from the Echo Park. It is an element sticker from the Echo Park "very merry Christmas collection".
Well that's it for me for this post. So until next time........God bless.
I am also entering:
1. Simon Says Stamp has a Christmas/Holiday challenge.
2. ABC Challenge is a 3-2-1. 3 shapes-2 pattern papers -1 ribbon.
3. Bunny Zoe's Crafts has a ribbon challenge.
4. Craft-Dee-BowZ has an anything goes challenge with a handmade bow.
5. Perfectly Rustics has a pattern paper challenge.