Tuesday, November 11, 2014

happy holidays... rockin' and shakin' with Rudolph!

*** Top 3 Pick at Pile It On! ***

Hi everyone! I'm so happy to share the cutest (and I mean c.u.t.e.s.t.) Christmas card I think I've ever made! I had the absolute best time creating this one - it's a rocking card with a shaker! And it's not even a design team project... this one is strictly for play! There are always so many fun Winter/Christmas type challenges going on this time of year - I'm sure I can find a few to play in!

I chose some great plaid Christmas paper along with some pretty die cuts and flourishes. I've got a ton of Christmas brads and eyelets that (yep...) I only get to pull out of this bin once a year! The snowflake brads are the newest in my stash.

Isn't this little Rudolph just the cutest?! This YNS stamp set is just amazing and I see several more of these snow globe shakers in my (near) future! They are so easy and so much fun! I've even got the pieces and parts cut already! ;)

I created a little forest of Christmas trees on the left side.

I added a couple candy canes on the right side.

And here's a peek at the inside. This one is for my granddaughter. :)

So proud to enter my rocking shaker card into the following challenges:

  • GKD White, Cherry Red and Fresh Asparagus cardstock; scrap of GKD Christmas pine cardstock; Heartfelt Creations clear cardstock; The Paper Cut White/Gold Metallic cardstock
  • The Paper Studio Old World Winter 6x6 paper
  • Silhouette rocking card cut file
  • Your Next Stamp Snow Globe stamp set
  • Copics: C5/7, YG61/63/67, R27, E33/39/99
  • Memento Tuxedo Black ink
  • Blockheads Paper Arts Snow Crystals
  • Cheery Lynn Italian Flourish die
  • Magnolia Doohickey Swirl die
  • Lil' Inker Designs Stitched Sentiment Flag die
  • Really Reasonable Ribbon white cotton lace
  • Sakura Stardust pen
  • GKD snowflake eyelets
  • Christmas tree and candy cane brads, and Christmas tree eyelet from stash
  • Tiny white flat-back pearls

Well, it seems the hustle and bustle has begun... we're gearing up for Christmas, as that jolly little man in the red suit will be here in no time, whether we're ready or not! It is truly a beautiful time of year! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time! ;)


Lisa xx said...

great card Leslie, love the shape and the image and the papers!

thank you for joining in with the cuties xx

Jane Tillsley said...

lovely card thank you for joining our first challenge Jane DT

Kim M said...

Awesome card! Love that little Snowglobe! And that reindeer is adorable. Thanks for playing along with us over at Inkspirational! :-)

La Papera Gialla said...

Gorgeous card!
Thanks for entering our C.R.A.F.T. Challenge this week!
Monica - DT

Pamellia Johnson said...

Oh my gosh Leslie, you are right, this is the cutest Christmas card! I love the rocking card idea, I've never tried anything that fancy! The shaker addition is just brilliant! What an amazing way to showcase that sweet little reindeer! Great papers and I love the festive colours! I love it all , actually! big hugs :)

Sue B said...

Aww this is really sweet Leslie!! what a fab shape and design! I love the cute little reindeer and the gorgeous papers and embellies… the little candy canes are adorable! :-)
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT and good luck in the challenge!
Big hugs
Sue B xx

Pat said...

Lovely Christmas card, thanks for playing along at Alphabet Challenge.

Pat xx

Marlene Atkinson said...

such a gorgeous card. Thank you for sharing with us at c.r.a.f.t. challenge. Marlene DT

Marlene Atkinson said...

Just me back with my DT hat on. Marlene

Sid said...

Great card design Lesley ! I have also become your latest blog follower !

Shona Hamill said...

What a great card! Love all the little details. Thank you for sharing with us at the Cutie Pie Challenge. Shona xx

julie_woolston said...

Oh wow how cute is this gorgeous card, love it.
Hugs Julie xxx

Sandy Fredrick said...

Awesome design, I love the shape of your card, the shaker globe and the wonderful embellishments. Thank you for joining us in this weeks blog challenge at SweetStamps.com.

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

What a cute little rockin n shakin holiday card. Love it. Thanks for joining us at Melonheadz Friends.

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Beautiful card, thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie's. Sue x

FiestyCrafter (Tina) said...

OMG! This is stinkin' cute!! Such fabulous details and paper. It's a shaker card too, how cool is that!! Your granddaughter is going to LOVE this!

Sue said...

A gorgeous card. Thank you for joining us at One Crazy Stamper this month.

Jan Ltc said...

Fabulous card thanks for joining us at CCC xx Jan

Lia said...

love the shape of the card and the reindeer is sooo cute!

you should join in the LiaStampz challenge too it's anything goes

Teighan Barton said...

Hello, A lovely project, I love the image and the colour choice. A lovely style. Thank you for joining us this month with our first challenge at A Crafty Mess Good luck. We would love to see you again next month.

Teighan DT

Jane Savage said...

Love this card shape and all your fab detailing! That image is so cute!
Thank you for joining us at the Cutie Pie Challenge. Jane xxx

Tammy said...

Awww this is so sweet Leslie! I love that little Rudolph and the fabulous shape! Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog!
Tammy x

Rose said...

So glad you joined us for our CHNC extra challenge this month with this wonderful creation!!
Hope to see you back for our next challenge :)

R.Maria Sabina said...

The card shape is so nice! Should give it a try! Also, the image goes perfect with the other elements.Thanks for sharing Lia Stampz Challenge Blog DT

caroline said...

such a little cute, love him, thanks for joining us at sisters of craft, good luck
caroline dt

Crafty EllenH. said...

Wouw what an awesome shaker card!!! VERY LOVELY!!
Lia Stampz Challenge Blog DT

Hazel said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for my CHNC challenge extra for November - hope to see you again soon x