Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Crafty Elves Countdown To Christmas - October 2022 Edition

Welcome back!  We're back with a full Crafty Elves post and now we have a new Crafty Elf joining us!  So after you leave here, be sure to head on over to Debra's, Michael's and Misty's places to see what they've created for you!

Here's how I was inspired:

I wasn't sure if I'd have time for all four cards this month, but then I remembered I had some images already colored up from Jenn Dove's Bootcamp and pulled out this adorable Penguin Flies image from Whimsy!  I also used a gel print made with the Swirls Stencil and die cut the image using the Nested Scallop with Half Holes dies from Rubbernecker Stamps and added a sentiment and strip from MFT Stamps.

I promise you that without the help and direction of Jennifer Dove I would not have been able to pull off this coloring!  I know I could if I practiced some of these techniques more.  So that's my goal for the upcoming year... but this one has all props going to Jennifer's expert instruction.  If you ever have a chance to attend one of these Boot Camps, I highly recommend.

Then I came across these images also from Whimsy from the Fa La La Llama digital stamp set!  We were given some practice sheets and this little guy was on some of them... so I colored him up myself in between other coloring as well as the last two.  For this one I'm playing along over at Double Trouble Challenge Blog... there's a sketch challenge:

Be sure if you play along, you use this sketch!  There was a different sketch through the 23rd and this sketch goes through Sunday October 30th!  If you use this sketch you can link up over at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and if you make it a Halloween or Fall theme you'll have an extra chance to win at Double Trouble.  Hope you'll give it a go!

For this one I used a gel print background I created with the Frosty Flakes Stencil from Miss Ink Stamps, the Sentiment Strips from A Jillian Vance Design, that Inside Scallop Circle from Stamps of Life, snowflakes dies from Lawn Fawn and the poinsettias and foliage also from some AJVD dies.

This one I decided to use a red and green theme, but it's not your grandma's red and green!

Another gel print blues and green and gold and a touch of red!  Perfect for this guy.  I used that awesome inside scallop from Stamps of Life again and the trees and snow layer are from Rubbernecker; the snowflakes are from Lawn Fawn and Paper Smooches, and the Merry die is from Trinity Stamps.

And this one I used a couple different gel prints and I ran them through my Minc with some Deco Foil... it's so hard to see all of the beautiful shine in these pic so I'll be posting a reel over on Instagram to show it off better.  The Joy word die is from Rubbernecker along with those trees again.  Snowflakes are from Paper Smooches and that cool circle frame I picked up from Reverse Confetti before they closed up shop.

I love that I had gel prints on hand in colors that coordinated with these cutie pies!

With this one I'm playing along over at the BYSH Cardmakers Falling For The Holidays Hop!  It runs through October 28th!  Create a Christmas Card and play along!  Lots of sponsors and prizes and Therm O Web is a sponsor!  You should definitely check this one out!

Before you move along and check out what everyone else has created, let's see who won some Happy Mail from last month's post!

Karen!  Send me your Snail Mail to bzscrapper66 at gmail dot com!

Thanks to everyone who stopped and left us some love!  And of course we're doing it again!  Leave me some love and be sure to check out my fellow Crafty Elves and leave them some love too!

Now get going for more awesome Christmas Card inspiration!  Thanks for stopping and come again soon!



Melanie Hungerford said...

Wow, just love your Double Trouble entry (and the others too!) What an amazing background, and such beautiful colors! Thanks for playing along at Double Trouble!

Vannessa Osbourn said...

Lisa, these are gorgeous cards and I love that sketch! Saved it for future reference! Thanks for joining us at BYSHCardmakers Linky Party!

Denise Bryant said...

I love all the cute critters! Adorable cards!

Alyson Mayo said...

Wow - so many cute cards from which to choose - I love the first one! Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble :)

Becca Yahrling said...

Yummy. Fun. Gorgeous. Interesting. Creative. Adorable. Your cards have it all, Lisa. I love every single one.

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Aren't you glad you went through our Boot Camp colorings from last December and found these adorable images that were perfect for Christmas cards and ready to be placed on a card. Your layouts and backgrounds for all the cards are beautiful and fun Christmas cards. Thank you for sharing with us at Double Trouble and love the one you did with the Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge.

MadeByMeghanK said...

These are adorable! I LOVE the penguin one! Such great designs and coloring!

Crystal O. Minkler said...

Such a sweet card, Lisa! I love the pretty colors! Thanks for playing with the Falling for the Holidays 2022 {BYSHC} Linky Party!

Joyce Verdon said...

Love your gelli prints… just gorgeous backgrounds for your cute Christmas cards! Love them all!

Karenladd said...

Thanks so much for the giveaway win...just emailed you. As for your cards, awk!! That little llama is the cutest little guy I've ever seen!