Sunday, 19 March 2017

There are many people today who have, in fact, never seen an elf

This is the third Christmas card I’ve made on this wet and dreary weekend, featuring a cute image from Glimps called Surprise.

The inspiration for this card comes from Muse: Christmas Visions and the cute card by Cornelia Wenokor.  I used the image appearing from behind a design element, in my case flipping it sideways and having my elf appearing from behind a ‘north pole’.  I also picked up the texture of Cornelia’s brickwork and added in some True Snow on my pole, which I couldn’t help but make into a shaker.

With my image on the ‘edge’ as well I am also entering this into the E is for Edge challenge on at ABCChristmas.  Even after adding my sentiment I had lots of white space left but didn’t want to make my card too fussy so I added in a few snowflakes.  I stamped these with embossing ink and sprinkled on clear embossing powder so they are really subtle and are completely invisible in the photo!  Over at Jingle Belles they are looking for bling on your Christmas cards which gave me the idea of adding a gem to the middle of each snowflake to help them stand out a bit more.

Apart from the practice I need on my watercolouring I love this cute little elf; think I’ll be buying more images from Glimps.

Chalks & Powders etc
Dies, SVGs & Templates etc
Inks & Paints etc
Posca Metallic Pen ~ Gold
The House of Paper Romanesque ~ Pearl
Royal Langnickel 160gsm Paper ~ Watercolor
Stampin’ Up! Cardstock ~ Cherry Cobbler
Yellow Vellum from stash
Stampin’ Up! ~ Serene Snowflakes (retired)

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. What a clever little shaker ... so glad you helped us *bling* on the holidays at jingle belles.

  2. This is so cute! Love how you created that little shaker - Truly clever! Thanks so much for playing along with us at MCV! Come back next month, too!

  3. such a fun and fab holiday card and of course the sparkly touches are my favorite part! so pleased you could help us "bling on the holidays" this fortnight at JINGLE BELLES! <3

  4. Wow! I love the shaker element and that adorable elf! So glad you joined us at MCV!

  5. Your North Pole shaker and sweet little elf are fantastic, Emily! This is such a great take on Cornelia's card!! Hugs, Darnell

  6. Fabulous card Emily, beautifully coloured and a fun shaker card too

  7. Such a sweet little shaker card!
    Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

  8. Interesting take on the challenge theme. Love your adorable little shaker box.
    Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge.
    Carissa :)


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