Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Batch #1 - Christmas Cards featuring Cute "Minoru"

Hey Peeps!  Hope you're all getting a lot of fun crafting done.

I've been jamming away since last month getting a head start on my holiday cards and some crafty projects.   But as soon as 9/2 rolled around, I dropped everything, got the new Christmas release by Sister Stamps  and was eager to ink them up.   For starters, here's "Minoru."  Don't you think he's a little cutie?  

To add some dimension, I used my Pearl Pen by VIVA from Stamps n Memories to create some snow.  Also, added Stickles (Crystal) at the top of the mounds of snow.  You may need to zoom in to see it.  :-)

Here are 10 cards with an assortment of DPs.........

And here are the peppermint candy flowers which I fussy cut.  Nice little project to do while watching TV. The stamp is by Dandelion Designs.

Other crafty ingredients used:
Spellbinder dies
Sentiment by Dandelion Design
DPs by Pebbles and my ever growing stash
Punch by Martha Stewart

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Wednesday's Creative Inspiration - "Challenge 233 - Your Favourite Stamp Brand"  (Sister Stamps)
Stampavie - "Challenge 195 - Flowers"
Bearly-Mine Challenge - "Challenge 105 - Anything Goes"
Party Time Tuesday - "PTT #139 - Anything Goes"
Christmas Stampin All Year Long - "Challenge 34 - Christmas Cheer"
The Cutie Pie Challenge - "Challenge 53 - A Cute One for the Boys"
Glitter n Sparkle Challenge -  "Challenge 51 - Male Cards"
613 Avenue Create - "Challenge 38 - Create Your Own Color Challenge" (Black, Red, and Green)
Eclectic Ellapu - "9/22 For the Boy"
Crafts 4 Eternity - "Recipe 142 - Cute Kids"
Sister Act Card Challenge - "Challenge 25 - Anything Goes"
Kitty Bee Designs - "Challenge 9 - Flowers"

Thanks for stopping by.  Really appreciate your visit.   Hope you HAVE A SCRAP HAPPY DAY!


cuilliesocks said...

So very cute Karen, the little cards are just lovely, as are your designs.
That was a lot of cutting out, the wee flowers are lovely.
Have a lovely day, hugs Kate X

NGCARDS said...

Lovely cards hun, I love the stamp you have used :) thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations! xxx

debby4000 said...

Love your fabulous cute cards. Well done on making 10 my limit is 6 then I'm bored.

Lynn said...

That's a handsome card. Love the color choices and layout design. I'm so impressed by your early start on Christmas.

Deloris said...

Love your cards! They look fabulous!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Super cute! Great stamps! Carri~Abusybee

Cyndi said...

These are so cute! Love the little scene!

coops said...

gorgeous cards Karen.really fab designs and the image is adorable ;D

xx coops xx

Chana said...

Beautifully executed! Those flowers are lovely and that you fussy cut them is amazing! Very, nicely done! Thanks for dropping this off by our house here at 613 Avenue Create!
Chana, Owner

michele said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

Shirley N said...

I envy you starting on your Christmas cards already, beautifully done! Minoru is adorable!

Eileen Ng said...

OMG! So adorable! I see you're having a lot of fun over there!

Colleen Kwan said...

Your first set of Christmas cards turned out great. Making the snow using your pearl pen and putting stickles on the snow adds a nice finishing touch to your card. I can't wait to see the other cards you come up for your Christmas cards. Happy crafting!

Cheryl said...

Oh my, you're so quick to start on Christmas cards already! I haven't even started with Halloween. Cute card using Minoru and the Dandelion candy stamp!

Anonymous said...

Yeah...the holidays will be here before we know. You're getting a great start with these cute cards!

Anonymous said...

Love the image, love your cards, so many to cut out!!!

fabiola jaques said...

thanks to play with us at CSAYL with our christmas cheers challenge Karen,beautifull and sweet card, so lovely scene , hope to see you next time, biz

Penny Nantell said...

Great set of cute Christmas cards. Thanks for joining us at 613 Ave Create. PennyRae DT

Pop's Cards said...

HI sweetie this is just gorgeous hugs Pops x x x

Leanne said...

OMG Karen!! You are so on it with the Christmas cards already in the making!! Go girl and the fact that you fussy cut those candy cane makes my fingers sore jus thinking about it! hahaha!
Totally cute using Minoru too. Love!!
Thanks for joining us for Aloha Fridays at KBD!

Lisa Mensing said...

Super Cute cards! Thank you for joining us at Party Time Tuesdays. Hope to see you next week.

Stamping With Bibiana said...

great job

Katie Stringer said...

Thanks for joining in with Team Kitties at the Kittie Bee Designs Challenge
Hugs katie x

Anne H. said...

These are wonderful!
Thanks for joining us at Stampavie and More.

kel Acopan said...

This is a super cute set!! Unfortunately, we have a combined challenge max of 10, so your entry doesn't qualify for the prize drawing but we'd like to thank you so much for joining us at KItty Bee Designs' Aloha Friday Challenge!

lovies, =o) kel
KBD DT Coordinator