Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Christmas With A Twist for Elphine House Australia!

I am so excited to participate in my first Elphine House Australia Design Team Challenge!  Elisabeth Bell's sweet, adorable illustrations just speak to my heart and I'm so thrilled to be presenting her images to you again and I can't say enough good things about Helen and Lew!  They're fabulous and totally rock!  Oh, and the design team is so talented and welcoming!  It's great to be around some old friends and making new ones!  Yep, I'm probably over the top but I love these images.  I can't wait to have you join our challenge of Christmas With A Twist and that means taking an image and use non-traditional colors with it.  I decided to use Danny Boy Christmas Gifts and think he's so stinkin cute!

Christmas presents are so fun to wrap.  There's something about the gorgeous paper, the shiny, sparkly ribbon, and the unknown of what's inside the box.  My girls used to love to help wrap presents and Nichole still does!  The day after Christmas, she goes shopping and scoops up on all the deals on paper, bows and boxes.


This cutie pie is colored with copics and cut out with Nestabilities.  I added some Sticikles to his cap and the ribbon and bows and touched the edges with Distressed Inks.  The snowflakes were made with Martha Stewart punches and covered with fine glitter.  The papers are from DCWV's Artic Wishes Paper Pack and the gems are from my stash.


I just love him and could eat him up!  Can't you just see this sweetie being so excited to help with the Christmas wrapping?  Just love his pj's!  We all get new pj's every year for Christmas and I'll bet his have that same, new smell to them.


I love how the snowflakes came out.


Here's a peek on the inside.


You can see the band I made with a Martha Stewart edger punch.


Judy, I mixed things up a little bit and added some snowflakes to the inside!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed my twist on Christmas colors.  I hope you'll stop by our blog and show us your non-traditional Christmas palette!

9 comments:

*Vicki* said...

Oh so CUTE CUTE CUTE Susan!! :) Fabulous colors and design my dear!! What an awesome first impression!! HUGS

..Karen said...

Beautiful card Susan! : )

Danielle said...

What a great card - love all the blues that you used and those snowflakes are adorable.

Suzanne J Dean said...

Awww what a cutie-patootie he is all in blues. Wonderful details and love the layout Susan!

hugz,
Suzanne

CraftinGranny said...

Oh wow Susan, your first DT card is totally awesome with wonderful coloring and layout. Congrats! "Hugs"

julieprice3 said...

He's so sweet, I love blue Christmas cards, beautifully done inside and out
Hugs Julie P

Peggie said...

What a cutie. Love the blues and the snowflakes.

Sheri said...

Completely and totally delightful Susan! He reminds me of out annual Christmas Pajama party at my brother's Such a sweet, sweet card! :)

Sheri said...

Completely and totally delightful Susan! He reminds me of out annual Christmas Pajama party at my brother's Such a sweet, sweet card! :)