I am scheduling this post as today I would like to show you the Christmas card I made for my husband …I never publish it until after he has had chance to open it on Christmas Day 😀
Back in September I made him a wedding anniversary card using the gorgeous Lee Holland cuddling “Love Dragons” image (post here); so when I saw the same dragons wearing Santa hats I just had to have that image for his Christmas card 😍
I coloured my image with Promarkers and drew “scales” with fine liner pens, then embellished the hats with holographic glitter, and created snowflakes with my Posca pen. I then matted and layered with my papers, ribbons, die cut and stamped sentiments, and die cut and punched snowflakes. I have to 'fess up that the teeny snowflakes were prompted by one of them needing to cover a smudge with my Posca pen .. but after so many hours creating the card I just had to rescue it!!
My thanks also need to go to Alyce at Kit & Clowder for her fab colouring class which covered colouring LH dragons and drawing scales .. I think I still have some way to go but I love colouring them nonetheless!
Stamps: Lee Holland Christmas Dragon Couple; sentiments - Me To You;
Papers: LotV Nitwits ‘Twas The Night;
Tools: Tattered Lace die - Merry Christmas; Cuttlebug Cut ‘n’ Emboss - Ice Crystal; Martha Stewart snowflake punch;
Gems and glitter from my stash.
Challenges I would like to enter:
As You Like It - Favourite Christmas Sentiment and why (2nd entry)
(I actually have several, but I always think Merry Christmas hits the spot, and this ornate Tattered Lace die never disappoints. Also I love making cards with the sentiment “For My Wonderful Husband” 😍)
Christmas With the Cuties #56 - ‘Twas the Challenge Before Christmas
( I have chosen theme #55 - Make A Card for Someone Special)
Crafter’s Cafe # 280 - Use Some of your Favourites (2nd entry)
(I have used.a Lee Holland dragon image, and my favourite Christmas sentiment die).
Crafty Calendar (December) - Christmas (3rd entry)
Creative Moments #229 - Anything Goes
Cutie Pie Challenge #166 - Cute and Cuddly Christmas
DRU #183 - Anything Goes using a brand of die DRU sells (2nd entry)
(I have used Tattered Lace)
Pammie’s Inky Pinkies #2151 - Anything Goes
Passion for Markers #621 - Mega Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes (2nd entry)
Uniko Challenge #68 - Celebrate with option of Reds and Greens (3rd entry)
I hope you are all enjoying time with your loved ones - I will be spending the day quietly with my husband, hopefully enjoying a lovely turkey dinner and chilling in front of the TV. Hope you all have a wonderful time whatever you’re doing. I will be taking a break from cardmaking and blogging over Christmas and look forward to seeing you on 1 January with my DT card for the first Allsorts challenge of 2022.
Until then - wishing you all a very happy, healthy and peaceful Christmas, and hope you stay safe in these uncertain times.
Thanks for visiting,