Friday, October 21, 2011

A Cuddly Buddly Buddy Christmas

Oh Boy!  This was just too much fun to make.  I don't know about you but I'm pretty much a big old kid when I sit down to craft.  It's like back in those school days when you knew you had art class and couldn't settle down till you got there and then the smell of the glue and crayons was just intoxicating.  Yeah, I'm an art nerd. 

I used to save my allowance till I had enough money to buy a big box of crayons.  OMG, 64 colors put my head in a tailspin.  Well, little has changed since those days and I still have a big box of crayons and I'm not afraid to use them.
This card brought those feelings back because I got to play with a bunch of new toys that I'd been anxious to break out.
First of this is Cuddly Buddly  time for me. This week the Cuddly Buddly challenge #17 is "Best Friends".  For this card I chose "Dancing on Ice", that way I had friends that I could use for a Christmas card.   And of course they are an adorable couple that just happened to be a lot of fun to use.  After I had the image colored I broke out the "Lost Found" Christmas paper that's been begging to be used, and then there's the Spellbinder's die that I have been dying (not sure if the pun is intended) to use.  As if that wasn't enough fun stuff to launch me into craft nirvana I used a ribbon that's been sitting around forever AND flower soft. 
Now I have to try to calm down a little.

Here's the deets:
stamp - Cuddly Buddly "Dancing on Ice" digi
ink - hp printer
paper - Bazzill "Ruby Slipper"  and green cs; My Mind's Eye "Lost and Found Christmas" dp
miscellaneous - copics; glaze pens; Polar white flower soft; bling; Her Arts snowflake bling; snowflake charm; baker's twine; ribbon; Nesties "2011 Heirloom Ornament"  and "Inverted Scalloped Circle" dies

Here's the challenges:
Cuddly Buddly #17 - Best Friends (a card for your best friend)
Ruby's Rainbow #14 - Cute and Cuddly
Terrifically Thrilling Thursday - Show Us What You Got
ABC Christmas - "U" is for unused stash (the flower soft, the ribbon, twine, charm and bling have been sitting around awhile)
Creative Belli #128 - Flower soft, felt or chunky glitter (I thought of the Belli as soon as I picked up the  over a year old jar of flower soft - lucky for me it's this week's challenge)
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Some Stripes
My Time To Craft #162 - Punches and Dies

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you come back again and that you'll find some time to play in the Cuddly Buddly challenge to make a card for your best friend, won't that make them happy.


  1. Hey fellow art nerd! These two are adorable! I love the ornament shape & the papers are great!

  2. what a sweet and delightful card!

    great combi of spellis and the ribbon looks fantastic!

    thanks so much for playing along with us at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  3. Fabulous card, thank you for joining us at MTTC & Rubys Rainbow hope you can join us again soon x

  4. Hi Chris,
    Oh what a Gorgeous Christmas card!!! Love the adorable image, the dps, the colour scheme is gorgeous too. Love the layout. Coloured perfectly. Thanks for joining us at Ruby's Rainbow and Good Luck. Hope to see you joining us again.
    Hugs Jacqui xxx

  5. very lovely and really great colours and stripes! Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!!

  6. Such a wonderful card, I love the vintage feeling. Cute image and fab colouring.
    Thank you for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge. Hope to see you again.

  7. This is adorable, thanks for playing along with Creative Belli, great card!!!

  8. What a darling image and I love how you used the Flower Soft!!! This is such a beautiful Christmas card!!!Thanks for playing along with the Creative Belli Challenge!!!

  9. Gorgeous card Chris :-) the image is very cute and I love the bauble shape with the fab ribbon and charm ,,, lovely ! :-)

    thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  10. Fab card - I love the shapes you've used too.

    Thanks for joining in at Ruby's Rainbow.


  11. Beautiful card - love that big bauble!
    Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x


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