A Christmas Owl and Panda

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So this was for one of the granddaughters of the lady at work. She requested an owl as that is what the granddaughter is into. I had been wanting to make a stair step card with these owls from Daydream Designs (no longer in business). I didn’t get the card done I wanted to make but I did use the owl! I saw MOJOMonday #477 sketch and thought it would work but was trying to figure out what to put in the corner. They are small but there are candy canes on the owls belly. So I went looking through my Cricut cartridges and found some that were perfect on the Christmas Cheer cartridge.

1) December Inspirational Card Challenge – Bonus Category – have items that start with an “s” or a “t”. Stripes, swirls, santa hat, scarf

Digital Image: Cool Friends – Diane’s Daydream Designs (out of business)
Cardstock: Bazzill (lava, piglet, white, cinder), American Crafts (cricket)
Inks: pre-colored digital stamp printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: Taylored Expressions Diagonal Stripe embossing folder, Sizzix swirls & squares in ovals set embossing folder, Cricut, Christmas Cheer Cricut cartridge, EK Success 1/16 pop dots, Xyron X


For the ladies granddaughter who loves Panda’s. I took a panda image from Deedee’s Digis and paired it with a santa hat and present from Santa’s Accessories at Doodle Pantry. Well, my husband combined them for me in Photoshop! I got my inspiration from Atlantic Hearts Sketch #188. I used some very old (2005) Doodlebug paper!

1) December Inspirational Card Challenge – theme – Christmas

Digital Image: Panda Pride by Deedee’s Digis (she currently post some of her digis at Paper Craft Romance), Santa Accessories @ Doodle Pantry
Cardstock: Bazzill (lava, Bazzill Green), American Crafts cardstock (cricket)
Patterned Paper: Doodlebug (Cheerfully Christmas type)
Inks; pre-colored digital image printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: white brads (paper studio), Darice embossing folder

Don’t be Naughty

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I have a standing order for a lady at work to make her daughter, son-in-law, and 3 grandchildren cards for Christmas. She said for her son-in-law this year she wanted something to do coal and “don’t be naughty”. Well I immediately thought of this Santa looking at his list from Gerda Steiner Designs – Wishlist Santa. I found this saying on the internet and then the inside says “Don’t be Naughty! Merry Christmas”. She said it was perfect and exactly what she wanted. I used Sketch Saturday #430.

1) Gerda Steiner Designs – Monthly Stamp Challenge – use the stamp provided and you get next months stamp free.
2) December Inspirational Card Challenge @ scrapbook.com – Bonus Category – have something that starts with an “S” or “T”. I did Santa, stripes, snowflakes.

Digital Image: Wishlist Santa @ Gerda Steiner Designs
Cardstock: Bazzill (Raven, White)
Patterned Paper: Doodlebug Design (here comes Santa – Happy Holly Day)
Inks: husband colored it in Photoshop and then it was printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: Doodlebug brads, Carta Bella Snow Flurries embossing folder

So Cool turned into Christmas


So the Digi of the Month at DeeDee’s Digital, So Cool,  is this adorable penguin in a Bathtub…


but I could not figure out a card using it the way it was so I started thinking Christmas card. Well, after I saw Pippa’s totally cool card that she entered I wish I would have thought tropical drinks! But instead of copying Pippa I decided to stick to my Christmas ideal. I had my husband put the santa hat from Doodle Pantry’s Santa Accessories Digital Stamp on the penguin. I struggled with coming up with a card for several hours. During that struggle I created this card but didn’t like the penguin on it (didn’t say Christmas to me) so I stuck a Mickey sticker and turned it into a birthday card.


Sketch: Deconstructed Sketch #90


1) August Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Theme Category – Birthday

2) Seize the Birthday – Create a Birthday and use the topping of all yellow if you want. I did not use the topping.

So I decided I needed more color so I cut out the presents and pop dotted them in front of the penguin. The presents are also from the Santa Accessories Digital Image.

Penguin Santa

After finding the right paper and using the sketch from MOJO Monday #337 I finally liked it!! I’m not sure Deedee meant for me to change her digi completely but I couldn’t help it!


1) August Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Favorites Category – an old sketch saved in my favorites

2) ABC Christmas ChallengeO for Obscured – I covered up the ice cubes in the original design and placed presents over them. (I hope that is what you were looking for)

3) Creative Card Crew #67– Christmas

4) Stamp of the Month Challenge @ Deedee’s Digis – Use the image provided to receive next months image free!


Mickey Mouse Birthday Card

Image: Mickey Mouse Sticker (I cut the head out of it)

Cardstock: Bazzill (black, white)

Patterned Paper: Pebbles Inc

Accents/Tools: pop dots

Santa Penguin

Digital Image: So Cool @ Deedee’s Digital Stamps and Santa Accessories @ Doodle Pantry Digital Doodles

Cardstock: Bazzill (Red Devil, black, white)

Patterned Paper: both were scraps (green – My Mind’s Eye)

Accents/Tools: pop dots

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