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Monday, April 24, 2017

Three More Christmas Cards Done!

There's going to be a lot more "ho ho ho" at my house come December when all my Christmas cards are done and ready to mail.  This makes nine so far.  I don't know how I managed in such a short time last year.

Anyhoo... today it's my not-yet-used Power Poppy set called Fully Stocked.  Cute stuff which I didn't get around to for Christmas 2016.  All the cards have basic similarities making the completion of three a faster process.  Same paper pack, same layout.  The sketch is from this month's Power & Spark Pick-a-Sketch Challenge at Power Poppy.  I think the first is my favorite, probably because I'm a kid at heart.




Coloring was done with Copic markers on X-Press It Blending Card.  The set includes a small coordinating stamp for each stocking, so I used those as accents.   The card bases are a nice shimmery ivory, but I covered two of them with very lightly patterned designer paper.  Below are the next two:




That's it!  I'll list ingredients further down, but first... here's that Power & Spark Pick-a-Sketch Challenge:




I used Sketch 2, flipped it and modified it only slightly to make it work.  There sure are a lot of pretty entries in this challenge.

Thanks a bunch for your time, and I hope to see you again this week.  Have a happy day!



Stamps:  Power Poppy Fully Stocked  Paper:  X-Press It Blending Card, Shimmery Ivory, Graphic 45 Twas the Night Before Christmas designer paper  Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics for coloring  Accessories:  Stickles Stardust glitter glue, 3/4" circle punch, Taylored Expressions Stitched Rectangle Stacklets, Taylored Expressions Ric Rac Borders

21 comments:

  1. good for you. Very nice.
    I've probably got enough left over from last year not to have to make any... Have a great day

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  2. Each stocking is so colorful and filled with Christmas Cheer, Leslie. Love how you used the sketch with your pretty DSP's. TFS and making me want to start on my Christmas cards. Hugs...

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  3. OMW Leslie! more gorgeous Christmas cards, love these stockings and wonderful colours you have used, fabulous layout.
    Hugs Pam xx

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  4. Way to go, Leslie! A great start, for sure! Love all of these beauties. Such awesome papers and dies. And of course your coloring is not too shabby, either, LOL! Kind of hard to choose a favorite when they're all fantastic, but I think it would be the third one:)

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  5. These are fantastic! LOVE the images! Each one is a mini masterpiece! And as always your coloring is just pure joy! I wish I had some Christmas cards started. I say this every year & just can't get into the holiday mood when it is almost 80 degrees outside and the windows are open! Lol! I'm so proud of you for getting a head start!

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  6. You are being sooo good! Christmas cards - way to go! These cards are so cute. This shows how you can make different cards just changing the design up a bit.

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  7. Oh Leslie.. Christmas cards. Wow I'm so impressed. And these are really adorable. What darling images which are, as always, beautifully colored. So lovely.

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  8. Were you just bragging? I haven't done one Christmas card and you've done 9!! These cards are so pretty! I really love the ric rac!

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  9. Pretty, pretty Christmas cards, the bear peeking out of the stocking is so cute, but I am sure the garden stocking with all the goodies was meant for me from Santa..positive in fact..lol! All are beautiful! I think I might have all my Christmas cards done (only because I never mailed any of mine out for 2016...teehee). I purchased my first Power Poppy stamps yesterday, I think they are Fall/Halloween...well kind of, as I won a gift certificate to Simon Says...so they bought them for me...!!

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  10. Oh your cards are stunning!! The details in those stocking are amazing and all the more so for your colouring ... Well done to you - I don't start my Christmas cards till December - we have enough winter here and Christmas always reminds me of winter.. I want summer!

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  11. Oh girl, you are putting me to shame. I can't even begin to think about my Christmas cards. Now you have made me use the "C" word! Your cards are lopvely!

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  12. These are darling! I like that you are a kid at heart. :-) The papers are great, love the stitched layers and each stocking is darling. So glad you are getting ahead on these this year. Then in Dec you can relax.

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  13. WOW these are absolutely gorgeous Leslie. Love the design. So festive. WOW.

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  14. Sweet and sentimental...and they do look like something from someone's childhood!! Way to go on being ahead on Christmas cards, Leslie! I had to comment on something you commented on on aging...in context I said I felt younger in spirit than I did when I was younger...but you said, we just become more of who we are!! You know, that is something I've always said as I've observed it working with the elderly and my own aging parents...it is a very true statement. So I always say, the habits you cultivate, the thoughts you think, is who you are becoming and we are all always becoming...it made me excited to read your comment because unless you have studied aging, most people don't get that.

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  15. Love the fun layers of cute papers...and such sweet stocking images too! I'd say you have a good stash going for Christmas already. I have to laugh, as I write this we are getting 6 inches of snow...it looks like Christmas out my window right now...LOL! And to think last week I was cleaning flowerbeds in short sleeves and capris!!!

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  16. Oh, Leslie, these are gorgeous, and I love how you've used the sketch on each of these along with the great DP! Beautifully done, and I really do LOVE these darling stockings! I am thrilled that you are ahead of schedule for your Christmas cards already...good for you! I need to get on the stick myself, so this post was really inspiring! Hugs! xoxo

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  17. Love these, those little accent stamps to go with the main image are so cute, terrific coloring and my favorite is the first one also :) Good for you having so many done already, yes you will be thanking yourself :)

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  18. Gorgeous cards! Good for you for keeping on top of your Christmas cards. I should hang my head in shame, because I was going to try to do at least one a month, and it is almost May and still not one! Leslie, you always inspire me with your creativity - basically the same image but just by changing papers and colours they all look unique in their own way. Well done! And sorry for posting so late, I'm so far behind again this week, gosh I haven't even posted this week. Too busy out in the yard after work, enjoy the nice weather we have been having. Heading out to the Provincial Parks, some spring migrants are coming through. Can't wait. Take care,

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  19. Leslie, these are so pretty! Your gentle, vintage, enjoyable coloring, and the darling sketch patterns make these true Christmasy works of art! Pure delight, and wouldn't they make a cute framed collaged? I love the images AND your sweet cards. I especially like how you created a white stocking with careful shading. I learned a lot just by looking at these exquisite miniatures, and hope to be able to employ what I've learned! hugs, de

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  20. oh what fun! I love Christmas but you knew that! I'm always saying it! lol I always love seeing it too! Gorgeous coloring and designing Leslie!

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