Sunday, August 18, 2013

Is it Sunday already?

  This week has sure flown by. It might have had something to do with hubby having surgery (and I'm doing just about everything around the house since he can't see very well right now), trying to get ready for a card class next week (18 gals) and working all day Saturday (his shift and part of mine). Throw my schedule off kilter . . . and I don't know which end is up.

   So, I'm a bit late with my post for today's challenge at Christmas Card Challenges. The theme this week is:
create a holiday or Christmas card using a non-traditional Christmas image 
I gotta say, I don't think I could get any more non-traditional than this . . .

The sentiment is computer printed and my own, but I'm sure someone in blog or digi land has created something like it before.  At first glance I thought the digital paper looked like party hats, but they are actually mini trees with a star at the top. You can see it better in the photo below.
I colored the fishes red and added some sparkle . . . after all, they are "Christmas" fishes.  I paper pieced the bandana bibs using the same digi paper that I used on the inside. That's the nice advantage of using digital paper; I could decrease the size of the plaid so it fit better on the bandana.  I also added some thread "hair" to the tallest bird, since the printed hair was chopped off when I die-cut the image (yup, great planning on my part, right? LOL).
I finished the inside and added two more Christmas fishies to tie it all together.
   Now, hopefully I can remember where everything came from that I used (I made this card a couple weeks ago anticipating a hectic week this week).
   > Bird/Fish image:  Hambo Stamps
   > Inside sentiment: Doodle Pantry Holiday Greetings set
   > Digi papers (front and inside):  Bugaboo
   > Grosgrain and organza ribbon from stash
   > Purple, blue, white cardstock from stash
   > Spellbinders Labels Two die
   > Copics and Studio G glitter glue
Be sure to stop by the Christmas Card Challenges blog and see what my fellow Design Teammates have whipped up for your inspiration this week.
Keep Crafting,

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
  > ABC Christmas Challenge: P is for . . . (purple and plaid)
  > Card Crafter's Circle: #88-Winged Things (the birds have wings, albeit they are strange characters)
  > Delicious Doodles Challenge: #49Christmas in August
  > The Hobby House Challenge: #3-Christmas
  > Sketch Saturday: #272 (I flipped the sketch upside down)
  > Stamping with the Dragon: Christmas in August


  1. This is hilarious, Heather! I have to admit, I have made the occasional purple Christmas card myself, but I'm not sure I've managed this non-traditional -- or fun!

  2. thank you for joining us at the Hobby House Challenge for our Christmas Theme
    Hugs Kate xx

  3. Lol! what a wonderful card - thanks for sharing for CHNC challenge extra for August - hope to see you again soon. x

  4. This is for sure non-traditionel and fun and I just love it. Super image and a fab the colours,
    thanks for joining our P challenge at
    ABC Christmas Challenge, and good luck,
    Dorte x

  5. What a fun Christmas card and definately not traditional. Love the sentiment. Thanks for sharing it with us at The Hobby House.
    Hugs, Janine xx

  6. Fabulous chuckle giver this card .Love the fun image and play on words for sentiment Christmas card I've seen today .
    Thanks for sharing on Card Crafters Circle .

  7. What a fab card, love the colours and such an unusual Xmas card! Thanks so much for joining us at Sketch Saturday last week, hope to see you again soon! x


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