Sunday, November 29, 2015

Hoppy Christmas Card

This week's sketch challenge over at the From the Heart Stamps blog is one of my favorites so far. I just like the look of the design and could think of lots of different stamps sets I could use for it. I ended up going with this adorable frog and his "Hoppy Christmas" sentiment, but really the sketch lends itself to any season or occasion with those 3 strips of patterned paper (or ribbon, Washi tape, etc.) behind the image which could be switched around for any theme.
I went with a 5x7 inch Kraft card base for this card. I tend to use Kraft paper a lot. In this case, since I already had a lot of white on the patterned paper and the image, I wanted to use the Kraft card base to break up the whites and reds.
I imported my digi stamp set to my Silhouette Design Studio software and sized up my image and sentiment. Then I printed them out and colored the image with Copic and MEXPY markers. I used a Marvy liquid appliqué marker for the frog's hat. I applied it and then used my heat embossing tool on it to make it pop up. Here's a close up:
I die cut the sentiment with a banner die from Sizzix and used my paper trimmer for the patterned paper strips and the red cardstock matting. I cut out and embossed the image and mat with Spellbinders Scalloped Circles dies.
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
I {heart} sketches challenge


Craft It Up & Link It Up Linky Party by Craftin Desert Divas - 2W - (Week 1) Christmas
Digistamps 4 Joy (P1/15,SIO) #118 Anything Goes (Optional Twist = Autumn)
My Besties Spanish Challenge (M,P10) #17 Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread 2W, E3, no digital projects Always Anything Goes (Week 1) 
Through The Craft Room Door W, 2E - Always Anything Goes
Card and Scrap (2W, P1/15) #107 Christmas
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra (M,P1) Anything goes as long as it is Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper (M,P1) Anything goes with Patterned Paper
Creatalicious Challenges (M,P15) #81 Merry Christmas
Creative Craft Cottages Challenges (2W,P1/15,E3) #52 Christmas
Crafting By Designs - W,F, 3E -  Get Ready For Christmas November EditionCrafty Gals Corner -  W, E2 - #47 Anything Goes
Creative Moments - 2W, 3E - #81 Always Anything Goes (Week 1 of 2)
CropStop Linky Party M, 2nd Wednesday of M, E5, SIR(see blog for details)  #10 AnythingGoes (Week 3 of 4) 
Inspiration Destination - W, F- #61 Always Anything Goes 
Paper Shelter Challenge - W,3E, SIO - #229 A Christmas Card
Simon Says Stamp - W, 5E - Anything Goes
WordArt Wednesdays - W,5E , scriptural word art freebie offered each week - #211 Anything Goes

4 Crafty Chicks W #274 Masculine
C.R.A.F.T. W,5E #339 Winter
Craft Rocket Challenges 2W,3E #4 Add A Sentiment (W2 of 2) + A Month long Anything Goes Challenge
Crafty Girls Creations 2W,3E Always Anything Goes
DL ART Thursday Challenge 2W,2nd & 4th Thurs,3E #169 Christmas (W2 of 2) Monthy Challenge: Always Anything Goes
Graph'It Colour Challenge - W (any medium)- No.48 - Christmas
Jingle Belles - 2W - must be Christmas - (W2 of 2) - Use Your Crafting Leftovers (scraps of paper, last sticker...) I used some design paper leftovers from other Christmas cards
Jo's Scrap Shack - W, 3E  - No.116 ATG
Left of Center Creative Challenges W - No.106 - Nothing Square
Stempelsonnen Challenge - 2W, 3E, stamp as main focus - No.155 - (W1 of 2) - Always Anything Goes
Turtle Soup Forum - D until 3rd Friday of the month - 1E per day -  Use Banner on a Card or Layout
The Outlawz Coloring challenge W - Any color medium allowed - Must sign in to play - Anything Goes with option of Christmas
Crafty Catz - W, 3E – #303 - Masculine613 Avenue Create - W - #152 Anything goes with optional twist: Paper piecing
AAA - 2W, 3E, CAS - #53 Anything Goes (W2 of 2)
CAS on Sunday - 2W, 1E, CAS only -   #72 Christmas (W2 of 2)
Christmas Card Challenges - W, must be Christmas / Winter – #52 Anything Goes
Colour Your World with Lucy Sunshine - 2W, E3 Anything Goes (W1 of 2)
Come and Get It WUnlimited Anything goes with a sentiment
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - 2W (1st and 3rd Sunday) E3 #22 Anything Goes   (W2 of 2)
One Stitch At A Time - 2W, SIO - #250 Anything Goes with Winter (W1 of 2)
Pile It On - W #97 Use Red and Green
Quirky Crafts - 2W - #24 Anything Christmas (W2 of 2)
Scrapbook Blessings Club Tutorial Challenge - M,  November - Anything Goes  (Optional Twist- Using Red, Green & White)
The Glory of Christmas (The Christmas Challenge)  - 2W -  #73 Outside scene (W1 of 2)
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas W,must be Christmas die cuts or punches 
Hiding in my Craft Room W,1E  any holiday 
The Pencil Case 2W, E2  (w2)G = green 







43 comments:

  1. The frog is daring! I love what you did with accenting his Santa Hat with the Marvy applique!

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    1. --Kathleen M (I finally found the time to check out your lovely cards!!!)

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  2. Very cute card. Love the background paper and the frog. Great job!

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  3. A great card - thanks for joining us at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra,

    Helen x

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  4. A great card - thanks for joining us at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra,

    Helen x

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  5. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at HIMCR, good luck!!! Amy DT

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  6. Super Cute card! Love the Christmas lights paper! Just really cute! Thanks for sharing with us at Lacy Sunshine Challenges!

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  7. Great take on the sketch. I love the paper and the cute frog. Thank you for joining the DL.ART Christmas Challenge. Katie-DL.ART-DTmember

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  8. Great design and take on the sketch! Cute lil froggie! Thanks for sharing with us this fortnight. Lisa DT Craft Rocket Challenges

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  9. FUN Card, Carrie. I´ve never used this Image - thanks for the reminder.
    Thanks for joining our Sketch Challenge with a Twist # 128 @ From the Heart Stamps. Hope to see you back again soon !!

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  10. Fun card..
    Thanks for sharing with us at CarftyCatz this week.x

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  11. A fun and cute image, love the bands of patterned paper too. Thanks for sharing it with us at 613 Avenue Create this week.
    Lorraine DT

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  12. Fun and festive, super bright happy card. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

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  13. Oh what a fun Christmas design, Carrie! Love the lights in the background, and of course that frog, too! Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

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  14. Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenge too!
    Monica - CCC DT

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  15. Love the paper and the frog's hat. Fun card.

    Thank you for joining us at Come And Get It challenge. Bunny DT

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  16. What a cute card. I love the sketch you used. Thanks for joining the Left of Center Challenge this week. Wendy (DT)

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  17. Wonderful card! Thanks for entering I {heart} card sketches with a tWist - hope to see you again next time!

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  18. Even frogs can celebrate Cute card .....TFS Craft Rocket Challenges....Lis DT

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  19. Very cute Christmas card. I love the layout. Thank you for joining us at Inspiration Destination, good luck!!! Patricia DT.

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  20. Who knew a frog could look so cute in a Santa hat. Thank you for entering DLART Christmas challenge.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    DLART Guest Designer

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  21. Adorable and so perfect with your selection of the background paper - love it!! Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Pile it On Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

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  22. Super cute- I love the sketch you used. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner.
    Amy-DT

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  23. Adorable! I love the papers and that image makes me smile! Thanks for joining the challenge this week at From the Heart Stamps!
    Lyn

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  24. this super-HOPPY card will definitely put a smile on someone's face! what a great use of your "holiday leftovers"! thanks for joining our festive feast at JINGLE ELLES!

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  25. What a beauty.
    Thanks for joining The Paper Shelter.
    Greetings, Marianne

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  26. Fab Christmas card perfect for our Winter challenge at CRAFT this week. Good luck and hope to see you again
    Aunty Sue DT

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  27. Oh my goodness this card is super cute! That frog is adorable! Toadally LOVE him! LOL ... and i love the string of lights paper in the background! Great take on the sketch too! Thanks so much for playing in our Funday Friday challenge this week! Have a great day!
    Hugs,
    Jo
    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

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  28. Oh my word...this is just SO CUTE and FABULOUS. I love the colours, sweet image and wonderful card design!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful project with us Come And Get It challenge.Neva

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  29. What a gorgeous Christmascard! Love this one!
    Thank you for joining our challenge at CAS on Sunday!!
    Gr. Mariken

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  30. Love that fun little froggie ... so very glad you joined us with your holiday leftovers at Jingle Belles.

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  31. So cute! Thanks for joining at Lemon Shortbread: Anything Goes
    Hugs
    Dewi

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  32. Hermoso proyecto !! Muchas gracias por jugar con nosotras en My Besties Spanish Challenge Blog. Esperamos verte en el próximo reto.
    Lidia DT

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  33. Oh wow...this is so adorable! I love the image and the background paper you chose. Thanks for joining Fun~day Friday at Jo's Scrap Shack.

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  34. A really darling Winter card, I adore the wee frog and the way you have finished off his hat too :) :) Thank you so much for joining us at OSAAT this fortnight. Hugs Jane xx

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  35. Cute card - ribbit!! ;) Thanks for sharing with us at AAA Cards - Jenny :)

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  36. Thanks for entering all of my Craftyhazelnut's challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

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  37. How adorable!! such a cute card!
    Thanks for joining us at CCC this week!

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  38. Gorgeous cute card... Thanks for playing along writh us at the Cutie Pie Challenge.
    Wendy xx

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  39. So cute!! Thanks for linking up at Craftin Desert Divas!!

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  40. Such a cute card thanks for joining us at color you world at lacy sunshine.
    Caroline senior ct

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  41. Such a cute card thanks for joining us at color you world at lacy sunshine.
    Caroline senior ct

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  42. A great Christmas card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Merry Christmas” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    Hugs,
    Melanie
    (DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Come and Get It)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT Tuesday Throwdown)

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