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Sunday, 23 August 2015

Stampin' Up! Christmas Cuties for Christmas Card Club

Santa Claus is coming to town is the title of our Christmas Card Club fortnightly challenge set by Carol.  I've used one of the new stamp sets from the upcoming Stampin' Up! UK Autumn/Winter catalogue.  This very cute, LOTV style, character is one of three from a set called Christmas Cuties.  Isn't he adorable and his two friends are an angel and sweet snow-suited little fellow.  They are perfect for all your Christmas cards and great for children too as they are outline images just asking to be coloured in with any type of markers you have.  I used my Stampin' Up! blender pens and ink from the lids of the relevant colour ink pads.  I stamped him first in the new Basic Black Archival ink onto watercolour paper and then it's easy to colour him in picking up as much or as little ink as you want with the blender pens allowing for a little light and shade and if you get too much ink you just flick your blender across a piece of scrap paper to loose some of the boldness of the colour.

He's framed with a gold foil doily and as you know I like my bling so a string of gold sequins unites the top designer series paper with the bottom border. Both are from the Merry Moments DSP pack in the Stampin' Up! annual catalogue.

The 'Ho Ho Ho' is another sneak peek from another new set coming in and you can use the alphabet rotary stamp to make any sentence you want on any card.  Each word is punched out with the word window punch and then reinserted from the bottom of the punch to shorten the window with the smaller words.  Sneaky peek buttons and it's all displayed on a simple stepper card as I've not only made this card in mind for our Christmas Card club challenge, but a couple of others one asking for different folds on your card and another asking for dots and/or stripes.

Be sure to visit the other ladies in our club for varied and beautiful inspiration.

Enjoy your Sunday and the week to come.

You can purchase many of the products used for this card now in my Stampin' Up! UK Online Shop right now and remember if you add the stampin' rewards code in the top right of my sidebar and spend £25 or more up to £150 you will be sent a gift in early September by me after I have closed the code and ordered some rewards for everyone who has a qualifying shop on this code.

CSAYL - Folded card
Sweet Stampin' Challenges - spots and/or stripes
Christmas Card Challenges - Anything Goes


  1. Hi Zoe
    Are we both burning the midnight oil... Lol... Fabulous card ... Love the set... Really cute...
    Hugs Sylvie xx
    Going to the UK tomorrow so trying to get in front...

    1. It would seem like we are! Have a safe journey and now off to see your card. Thank you for visiting when I'm sure you must be busy getting ready. Zx

  2. Such a cute image Zoe. Lovely stepper card. Hugs Christine xx

  3. lovely card Zoe...what a sweet image and that fab backing paper! xxxx

  4. Love your card Zoe. The papers are fabulous. Have a Good Day. Hugs Rita xxx

  5. I love the stepper card design and he is definitely a cute little elf. Gorgeous card.

  6. fab stepper design Zoe and a cute little image, lovely embellishments too, hugs Kate x

  7. Adorable elf with his little golden circle. Love that you made a step card, and the dp is so pretty with the different patterns. The sequins gleam very brightly to combine with the gold circle die cut. TFS & Happy Sunday.

  8. fabulous make Zoe - gorgeous little character! Big hugs rachel x

  9. This is so cute Zoe, lovely image and design. Carol x

  10. I love the gold doily and the sequins make a great addition. Hugs Mrs A.

  11. Lovely card, thanks for sharing with us at CSAYL. Sue x

  12. Such a fun Christmas card, thank you so much for sharing with Sweet Stampin'. Have a wonderful evening!

    Love and hugs

  13. Your Christmas card is so fun and happy. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week :)


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