A B C Christmas Challenge ‘U’ and ‘V’….

Hello everyone. A new challenge has begun at ABC Christmas Challenge. Julie is the host for this month’s letters – ‘U’ for Up In The Air, and ‘V’ for Vixen. Julie has also provided a prize for the winner – so please head on over and join us.

These are my cards:

‘U’ for Up In The Air
‘V’ for Vixen – other reindeer welcome

The Penguin swinging in the air on a string of lights is a digital image from Whimsy Stamps, printed, then coloured with Copics.

I had a play with using the ‘N’ greys in Copics, and had even more playtime with the lights. I had a go at trying to create a glow around the lights – following (kinda) instructions from a Kit and Clowder class last year.

I used three colours of red and three yellows – then went around the outside of the colours with the colour-less blender to give an impression of a glow:

The sentiment is from Avery Elle ‘Bring On The Joy’, the striped frame is using a Hero Arts die set, and I think the striped paper is from Stampin Up – though I may be wrong.

For the second card – the reindeer card – I used a digital stamp from Bugaboo, printed then coloured with Copics, adding glossy accents to the eyes.

Using the same striped paper, I also cut a green layer from Altenew gradient card-stock. I thought it looked a little plain, so I searched through the Color My Life app for ‘holly’ and came across a stamp set from Clearly Besotted which had this holly stamp and die.

I stamped four times, coloured with Copics, die-cut, then stuck down in the top corners as you see, also adding Spectrum Noir clear sparkle to the berries.

Two cards made using digital images – I am finding these quite easy to use, and at a fraction of the cost of polymer or rubber stamps – I tend to look for these now when a theme comes up for my DT cards and when I can’t find anything in my stash to match, or which inspires me.

I hope you can come and join us, getting your Christmas stash well on the way, maybe winning the prize from Julie – but I would also love to see your creations in our gallery. xx

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Reindeer card:

Colour Crazy Challengeanything goes colouring

2 Crafty Critter Craziesanything goes with critters

Merry Little Christmas Challengeanything goes Christmas

Penguin card:

Creative Fingers Challengeanything goes

Crafty Animals Challenge anything goes with animals

Christmas Blog Challenge Christmas and Penguins

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23 thoughts on “A B C Christmas Challenge ‘U’ and ‘V’….

  1. Oh my gosh, the penguin image is adorable and that sentiment!! Beautiful coloring and love the CAS feel. So glad you joined us for our Penguin Challenge at Winter Wonderland!

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  2. Super cute and the lights on the penguin card look like they are on. Thanks so very much for joining us this time at the Creative Fingers Challenge, Elizabeth

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  3. HI Lynda! I’ve got my DT hat on for the Merry Little Christmas Challenge! This is such a pair of cards! You have done a marvelous job of coloring each one and I love that cute little penguin swinging from the light string! I also like the striped frame…I’m going to put that into my ‘idea’ file and Case you down the road! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at the Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog!
    Rachelle DT – : )

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  4. Love your cute cards! The glossy accents on the reindeer eyes is a great touch. Thanks for joining us at Merry Little Christmas challenges

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