This month's theme is "Gingerbread & Candy Canes." And uses this picture for inspiration:
I fussy cut the gingerbread. I added Stickles in red, green, white and yellow. I used some white liquid pearls to resemble frosting. I added 3 rhinestones for the holly berries. I added some Crystal Effects to the candy cane and the peppermint candies to give them shine and dimension. The lacy doily was cut with a Martha Stewart border punch. I added 2 rhinestones candy canes as embellishments.
Hope your holidays are filled with yummy treats.......Paulette
My only Christmas decorations this year. It's a collection of 14 artist trading cards designed by a group of talented women from all over the US and Canada. We met as imaginary friends on the internet but have since become sisters and best friends. A very Merry Christmas to my friends and family. Luv ya, P.
To give the kitty dimension, I cut him out of dark gray paper 3 times and pasted the layers together. I cut the window out of a woodgrain pattern paper and fussy cut away the bird, the birdhouse and the foliage. I used an origami technique to design my tree. I added a flower and some gems as accents.
Wishing you a Merry Christmas...................Paulette
Some of my stampin' BFFs are doing a weekly challenge. This week's topic is penguins. I used a Stampin' Up stamp. Colored with Prismacolor pencils and added a bit of Wink of Stella to the waves. I added a sticker Santa hat and some red diamond mesh as well as punched snowflake. The frame was punched with a Spellbinders die. The paper is from Graphic 45.
I used paper from Graphic 45 Nutcracker Sweet Collection: Gingerbread Delights. I used a doily die to cut the white circle and a NellieSnellen die to cut the green layer. The bow was made by a die. The candy canes were cut from pattern paper and red and crystal Stickles were added to give them sparkle. The gingerbread boy and girl are Recollections stickers and the Santa hat is a Hobby Lobby sticker. The card design is called "Tent Topper" --- a tutorial can be found on Splitcoaststampers.
The Santa circle, the tree with sentiment, the gift circle and the star are all punch-out die cuts from the stack. The pattern papers are also from the FAVOR BOXES stack. I edged some of the pieces with a gold leaf Krylon pen and added some rhinestones and diamond mesh trim.
Hope you are getting an early start to your holiday crafting...Paulette