Tuesday, July 20, 2021


 This is a combo of challenges - one being a color challenge which leads to all of the bright colors- the other challenge is to use a Christmas Movie as inspiration - which would be the 'Nutcracker'.
The image is from Sweet and Sassy and I used markers.  I cut it down with a die from ArtC - Thinking of You set.  I framed that with both the blue and green cs that I rounded the corners with my corner chomper.  
The front panel is blue cs and I cut the strip of green and then another piece of green on green gingham paper from Recollections.  I stamped the sentiment in Blueprint Sketch distress and then covered that with clear embossing powder to give it shine.  I cut the edge of the strip with the same die to curve it a bit.  Both sentiments are from ArtC Christmas Joy set. The second sentiment is stamped and then I used white embossing powder.  
Everything was stacked onto a bright green cs base and I added some apple green Neuvo drops 

I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may.
Cut it Up - Movies - Nutcracker
Jingle Belles - Christmas Movie
ABC Christmas - on the side. 
Polkadoodles - ATG wk 29
House that Stamps built - Patterned paper and stamps
QKR Challenge - ATG #424
Sisterhood of Crafters - Emboss ... the embossed sentiments
Cupcake Challenge - Green, Blue and Yellow

Thanks for stopping by 
Have a great day



Pamela Duncan said...

Great details in your description on this one. Love the color combo and layout too! Thanks for joining us on Polkadoodles Crafting! Pam, DT

Nelly said...

lovely festive card with a fabulous image! thanks for joining in the Polkadoodles challenge this week, Nelly dt x

Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

Your nutcracker is so cheerful! I love the bright colors you used on this card.

Thank you for joining our Movie challenge at Cut it Up!


MortiCraft said...

Great card! Love your nutcracker image and your colour combination. Thanks for playing along with Christmas Craft Creations. X

Lady Joyful said...

Another fun Christmas design. Great use of the colour combination, and a great layout too. As I mentioned on your other entry, to be eligible for our prize, or to be our winner or honourable mention, you should include our (Christmas Craft Creations) challenge graphic in your blog post. Just like you did with the Cupcake Inspirations one :) Thank you for joining us at Christmas Craft Creations and Cupcake Inspirations - Charlotte/Lady Joyful, DT

Francesca said...

Very pretty card! Thank you for playing at Dragonfly Dreams Challenge!

Bhavya Raghavendra said...

Adorable card! Lovely colouring on the cute nutcracker.
Thank you for joining us at Cupcake inspirations! Hugs Bhavya

Kanan Pandya said...

Sweet card and love your nutcracker. Great take on the challenge colours. Thank you for playing along with us over at Cupcake Inspirations. Kanan DT

NanaConnie said...

Oh, my, Dawn, nothing says the Holidays like a nutcracker! Love your design. I'm delighted to see you playing in our "Anything Goes" challenge at QKR Stampede this fortnight. Good luck in the draw.
NanaConnie DT

SmilynStef said...

what fun colors for your holiday nutcracker ... so very glad you joined us at jingle belles.

Darlene said...

Fabulous holiday creation Dawn! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

Please stop in for a visit!

Nora Noll said...

I love that fun image and your coloring is fabulous!! I like that you used the dark blue in the background with the white sentiment POPPING from the card. Lovely design. Thank you for playing with us at the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge!!

Nora Noll
DT Member
Cupcake Inspirations

lauren bergold said...

such a bold and festive card and that nutcracker is so appealing! i love to watch the "battle of the nutcrackers" each year on ovation, there are so many cool versions of the ballet! thanks for joining our JINGLE BELLES fun!

Annettes Hobby Rosettes said...

How beautiful. Nice work.
Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's ArtWorld. We hope to see you again.
~ Annette CT -

Joy Wilson said...

Such a pretty Christmas card! Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's ArtWorld. Love to see you join in each month.
~ Joy CT

Dorte said...

Super cute Christmas card. Thank you for joining the N and M challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge.
Dorte x

Inkyfingers said...

What vibrant colours and a fun design.
Thank you for sharing with us at ABC Christmas Challenges.

Heather said...

Very cute!! I really like your fresh and unusual color combo! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

laurie said...

Love the image...awesome card! Thanks for joining us at Christmas Craft Creations!