Sunday, August 25, 2019

Crafty Elves' Countdown to Christmas - August 2019 Edition

Welcome to the August edition of Crafty Elves' Countdown to Christmas!  My friend Debra Davison and I decided we were going to create a Christmas card a week for the year so that come December all of our cards would be made and it has been awesome!  I've so been enjoying the chance to use some of the products I purchased during the season last year and love our monthly posts!  

For me, this month's post is all about elves! So without further ado:

I picked up this Elf'd set from Ellen Hutson after one of the first Coffee Lover's Hops I participated in.  It was a while ago... and this is the first I've used it.  It's not even available any more and I'm just NOW using it.  The good news is I just got the coordinating dies on clearance!  I don't know why I hadn't used it... I love it... that's why I bought!  So I'm very excited to be using it now.

I used the die for this guy and laid it on some Copic friendly cardstock and traced the outer edges with a very light cool Gray Copic... C0 I think.  Then I used C00, C0, and C1 and dotted around the outline using the darker color on the crevices and lighter as I moved outward.  Then I used some Alene's True Snow and dabbed it around with a paint brush.  Next I used some glittery clear stickles and dabbed it around.  And Voila!  Snow Angel!  I popped up that cute little elf right in the middle.

The snowflakes and sentiment banner are from Paper Smooches.
The sentiment is from Picket Fence Studios.
I used this embossing folder from Taylored Expressions.

Of course I had to have a cup or two for you!  I used the Holiday Cheer papers from Sunny Studio Stamps.  This one was fun!  And did you see how perfect that sentiment die is for one of these cards?

There is Elf right there in it!!  I added some mirror cardstock over the glitter on the "elf" area so it would stand out just a little bit more.

The Treat Yo-self Die is from Ellen Hutson (also not available any!)
The heart and mug are from MFT.

For this one I used the Sunny Studio Stamps paper and the awesome Letterboard Essentials Dies from Ellen Hutson and that Christmas Light Border is from Craftin Desert Divas.

And guess what I got since your last Crafty Elves visit:

I got my hands on one of these adorable Crafty Little Elf stamps from Unity Stamp Co.... you know... the namesake of our little monthly post!  

Well... the splatters are but some of those splatters are with some pearl white watercolor... hard to see, but it's in there!

I've also used:

Christmas Over/Again by Brutus Monroe for Unity Stamp Co.
Sending Love from Birch Press Design.
Nested Rectangles and Nested Deckle Rectangles from Rubbernecker Stamps.
Wow Gold and Wow Sparkling Snow Embossing Powders.

And finally... yeah... he's not an elf, but I love this Winter gnome from Picket Fence Studios A Gnome Winter Stamp Set:

Isn't he just so adorable??

For this one I also used the following items:

Cable Knit Embossing Folder and Snowflake embossing folder from Taylored Expressions.
Funky Flakes and Coffee Cup Fri Dies from CAS-ual Fridays.

Now it's time to announce the winner of some Happy Mail from last month's Crafty Elves post:

Lagene!  Please e-mail me at bzscrapper66 at gmail dot com with your mailing address!

We're doing it again... next month I'll choose someone from the comments on this post to win some Happy mail from me.

Thanks so much for stopping and come again soon!  Be sure to head on over to Debra's place and see what she's created for your viewing pleasure!


~amy~ said...

Elves + a gnome, that made my morning. So cute Lisa!

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a wonderful array of cute elf cards. You are certainly getting a good supply of holiday cards on hand.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love love love love love these!! I have those elf stamps too!!! These are just FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!

Lagene said...

Awesome gnome & elf cards! I especially love the crafty elf on kraft and turquois!

MadeByMeghanK said...

I love the Picket Fence Gnome soooo much! It's on my wish list! These are all darling! But I love that one the most!

Becca Yahrling said...

Fabulously fun cards with that adorable elf and the gnome, too. Love all the yummy details you incorporate. Love how you made the snow angel - clever!!

Debra Davison said...

I intensely dislike Elf on the Shelf BUT your elves just might make me change my mind !!! How cute are they ?!?!?! Especially the snow angel elf !! I'm so glad we are staying focused and continuing with our countdown !!! Fabulous cards as always !!!!

Denise Bryant said...

I love all your fun holiday creations! Cute elves and gnome! The snow angel card is my fave!

Pineconelass said...

Oh boy, the elf cards are cute, but my heart belongs to the gnomes. This gnome card is fantastic!!! I’ve never bought Picket Fence stamps before, but as soon as this posts, I’m going shopping! đź›’

{S} said...

Fantastic!! Super bummed to discover the Ellen’s elf is no longer available!

Sue D said...

Cute elves and gnome cards. Congrats to Lagene too!

Scrapper69 said...

I have so enjoyed seeing your Holiday cards every month! Just think of all those cards you've stashed up for the holidays! How cool is that? Your Elf inspired cards are ADORABLE!!! I love the tiny little elf making the snow angel!~ So CUTE!


Crystal O. Minkler said...

Wow! Lots of fabulous Christmas cards!!! I’m absolutely loving your Crafty Little Elf card... wonderful design!! And your gnome card is fantastic! I have that cute gnome and haven’t inked him up. Shameful! Thanks for the inspiration!!