Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Four for Christmas

Hi there.  I'm so glad you stopped by!

I don't usually post so many cards at one time, but challenges are closing soon
and now that the year is half over (gasp), I need to build up that
Christmas stash.

First up for Christmas Kickstart #63 - Pawfectly Pawsome

I've colored with Copics and added some stenciled some snowflakes
in the background.  The trio is framed with a die cut.

Next in line is for Jingle Belles - The Man with the Bag.

I used a NBUS Santa stamp for this one.  He's also colored with Copics.
The frame was sitting on my table and I ran a red Sharpie around the opening.
To get the little candy canes going in both directions, I stamped on a piece of acetate
and pressed a snippet of cardstock over it.  It didn't stamp well but was easy to color in
with an Ultra Thin Sharpie and fussy cut.

For Peace on Earth #18 - ATG Christmas/Mood Board below,
Snowy is wearing a paper pieced scarf and cap.  The embossed vellum was in my 
Christmas UFO box.  Snowy was colored with Copics and die cut before being
tucked into some torn snowdrifts.

Finally, for Rudolph Days - ATG Christmas 
is a remake of a past Christmas card that I'd disassembled because I wasn't
happy with it.  I popped it on another embossed piece from my UFO box
and stamped a sentiment.  I like this much better than before.

If you have stuck with me through all this, thank you.


Card Recipe (card 1)
Stamps:  Furry Christmas (SSS)
Ink:   Memento Tuxedo Black, Weathered Wood (DI)
Paper:   Neenah, Cherry Cobbler
Other:  Copics (R29, R37, G21, G14, E11, E13, E23, E25, W0, W1, W2, C0, C2, N3, N5, 100), Layering Mini Stencil #31 (TH), Winter Stencil (Echo Park), Holiday Frames Die (SSS)

Card Recipe (card 2)
Stamps:  Jolly St. Nick (Whipper Snapper), Christmas Sentiments (PB), Jolly Bingo Bits (ret. SU)
Ink:   Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper:   Neenah, Real Red
Other: Copics (R29, R37, R00, E000, E01, C00, C0, W0, W00), Elongated Dotted Hexagons (Studio Katia), Subtle EF (SU)

Card Recipe (card 3)
Stamps:  Snowy (PB), Christmas Sentiments (PB)
Ink:   Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper:   Neenah, Vellum, Black, DSP (ret. SU)
Other: Copics (C00, C0, R00, YR07), Pine Bough EF (ret SU), Frost's Snow Die (PB)

Card Recipe (card 4)
Stamps:  Birds (ret. Inkadinkado)
Ink:   Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper:   Cherry Cobbler (SU), Neenah
Other:  Double Pierced Rectangle die (AE), Copics (B23, B24, Y17, E13, R29, R39, W4, W5, Y15, B0000, C0), Chunky White Frantage EP (Stampendous), Pine Bough EF (ret.  SU)


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Vicky Hayes said...

Wow Bonnie, this is quite the Christmas card stash you've made here!! I love them all but my particular favourite is the quirky bird one. I love the embossed background and the adorable birds with the splattered snow. Vicky x

I Card Everyone said...

Bonnie, you have really impressed me with all these Christmas cards! Snowy always delights, but your newest goodies are also darling! Something for every challenge, every one a winner in my book!

Susan said...

Four fabulous cards, Bonnie!! I love the first one as it is such a cute image of the animals and they look so good framed by the Merry Christmas die. Santa with his candy canes makes for a great card for a child. The snow splattered birds are adorable. And finally, Snowy looks fabulous in his black gingham hat and scarf - thank you so much for joining us at Peace on Earth with such a perfect take on our mood board!

Lisa Elton said...

What a darling lineup of Christmas cards, Bonnie! That fluffy little snowman has won my heart!

Marcia Hill said...

I'm lovin' all four of your cards Bonnie, and other than the Santa stamp, I have all 3 of the other ones, so now I have inspiration to CASE!! All four are FABULOUS my friend! Way to go to build up that Christmas card stash!! Hugs. :0)

Trina P. said...

You nailed all the challenges with these four! Beautiful Copic colouring. Wonderful designs.

kiwimeskreations said...

What a fabulous set of cards Bonnie - love the birdy one in particular :)

Pat said...

Four fabulous Christmas cards Bonnie, you have been busy, and I love the cute dogs which look great set in the frame with the pretty background stencilled stars, and the really jolly looking Santa works brilliantly in that elongated hexagon and love the sweet little candy canes, and thank you for bringing this over to the NBUS Challenge this time. I just adore Snowy and the four sweet little birds, and the background of embossed pine branches look wonderful on both, and love the add white ink over them on the grey background which makes them looks frosty. x

JoAnn said...

Four fabulous cards. They are all great designs and great coloring. I need to work on my cards for Christmas also. Thanks for the inspiration.

lauren bergold said...

wow! so many COOL holiday cards!!! i like santa CLAWS in the first one and santa claus in the second one best. i also love the way you've used the frame on the latter to make the design even more dynamic! thanks for joining our JINGLE BELLES fun once more! ♥

Leslie Miller said...

Fantastic, Bonnie! Each card is a delight in it's own way and perfectly fit for its challenge. You're so good! I have those birds and love them. Someday I'm going to revisit all my bird stamps. Right.

Di said...

Great cards Bonnie - each one as lovely as you always make. It's so good that PB have brought out a few dies to go with our much loved older PB Christmas stamps. I know of three they've done. There might even be more! I can suggest a few to them :)


Di xx

Nstiz said...

Four wonderful card, Bonnie! Love that trio and the snowy in plaid just caught my eye. I wondered if you added fuzzy stuff to his fur or is that colored because it makes me want to reach out and touch it! The Santa looks wonderful with the red. I've tried that with a marker and had it bleed all over the card. I do love the image of the bird on the wire too. My you have been productive!

SmilynStef said...

What a fun little mix of holiday cards ... so very glad you shared your Santa with us at Jingle Belles.

Papercraft Boutique said...

What a cute collection of Christmas cards, Bonnie! Each card is beautifully colored and nicely framed. I especially love the texture of the embossed vellum pine boughs and the pretty paper pieced gingham scarf and cap!
Hideko xx

Robyn Oliver said...

Busy busy lady Bonnie, four beautiful cards - love the two ways with the embossing folder, Robyn

Linda said...

WOW! You have been busy. Great collection of Christmas cards (I really need to make a start on mine!) Love the Santa but I think the snowman is my favourite ..... he looks so warm and cozy in his hat and scarf xx

Sandy said...

This certainly is a loaded post! Did you ask me which card is my favorite? It has to be the birds - I am an avid bird watcher.
Sandy xx

Bobby said...

Way to go, Bonnie! I'm impressed. Not only did you add to your Christmas stash but you did it beautifully with four fabulous cards. Snowy is always a delight to see but I'm loving that Santa stamp. I brought a few Christmas things to work on this summer but I haven't accomplished many.

Diane said...

ALL the cards are fabulously created and cute!! Thank you for joining our challenge at Peace On Earth!
Diane POE DT {Nellies Nest}
{Peace On Earth}

Christine Alexander said...

OMG so many wonderful Christmas cards. Love them all ♥ Don't remind me we're almost half way through the year :()

Jenny L said...

Hi Bonnie,
Happy Rudolf Days.
Love all these wonderful creations they are all so gorgeous and very beautifully crafted too.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Brenda said...

I am loving all of these Christmas cards Bonnie! They are all so fun and adorable. Snowy and Santa are my favorite of the four, but love them all. Hugs, Brenda

Loll said...

I LOVE all four of your amazing Christmas cards Bonnie! Great to be able to play along with all these fabulous challenges. And also clearing out your UFO box at the same time. Each design is so unique and filled with fun. xx

TK said...

Sweet bunch of Christmas cards -- look at you chopping away at that void!

Whisper said...

Absolutely delightful and thanks for joining us at June's Rudolph Days Challenge, Luv Sam x

BożenA said...

Four stunning Christmas cards, Bonnie. I don't know who my favorite is, each one is wonderful. I wonder if the embossed vellum creates a gray background in the third tab? Have you colored it gray with a marker? So many inspirations in one post my dear Bonnie!