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Thursday, January 1, 2015

Naughty or Nice Challenge #11--Use something NEW!!!

Hi and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!  Since it's a new year, the challenge this month at Naughty or Nice Challenges is....


I know, I know, Christmas is over, but there's a reason I'm sharing a Christmas card.  This is the first Christmas that I didn't send Christmas cards out in my adult life. It felt really strange, but after deciding that I was too busy to make and mail dozens of cards, a great relief swept over me.  We've been very, very busy and it was one less thing on my long "to do" list. I didn't bake either, which is so not like me, but again, I just didn't have time. Now, having said that, I did want to send something to my parents and my in-laws so I made a few cards and wanted to share the design with you today.  I hope you like it!  

My something NEW for this card was the silhouette of Santa and his reindeer. I also used a city scene, which I have never used before and distressed the entire background, which I can't remember if I've ever done ;)

I used three colors of Distress Ink to color the sky.  The image of Santa and his reindeer isn't a solid image, so I had to stamp and heat emboss, then had to color in all the spots with a Versamark pen and heat emboss again.  It was fun because with the distressing no two cards were alike :)  I also added some glitter with my Wink of Stella under the reindeer and behind Santa's sleigh to make it a little more magical, although it's not easy to see in the photos.


Santa's Flight by Amuse Studio
Distress Inks in Evergreen Bough, Salty Ocean and Peacock Feathers
Black Embossing Powder
Wink of Stella in Clear
Versamark Ink
Versamark Pen

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  1. What a stunner of a card! I love the city scape below Santa! Happy Hew Year to you, Jo x

  2. Gorgeous card. Love the black embossed Santa sleigh. Very effective design. Thanks for joining in with the Southern Girls last challenge of 2014. I wish you a crafty Happy New Year! Hugs, Wends x SGC DT

  3. P.S. I can't find where you've listed our challenge Rosie. Make sure you do to be eligible for the prizes hun. Hugs, Wends x SGC DT

    1. Hi, Wendy! I was having trouble with the linky tool so I wasn't sure that my card posted! Thanks for letting me know! I'll list the challenge now! Sorry about that!

  4. Love this design! Your distress ink background is gorgeous! Hmm, no cards and no baking... I might just have to try that. It does sound remarkably less stressful than my normal Christmas. :D

    1. Lindsey, it was a really nice change LOL I love baking and card making so it was a tough decision, but once I decided not to, it was sooooo nice :)

  5. Very Nice and liked the embossed sleigh ... Thanks for playing around with Southern Girls Challenge ... DT Neha

  6. Super cute card,....perfect Holiday Card.
    Sure hope you share with us again at Southern Girls Challenge......sorry I'm so late on commenting I hate when we get sick

    Shell ~ SGC-DT

  7. Wowser I do love that gorgeous background and embossed silhouette! Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls Challenge :)


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