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I wanted to create a soft winter scene, so I stamped the Winter trees in a light color and then used my watercolors to create the background. I stamped the penguins and Milo on a separate piece, watercolored them in and cut them out. I used a little foam tape to create some dimension. I then thought the little penguin should be holding a flag so I cut one out, wrote the words, glued it on a toothpick and then cut it to fit. The penguins arm fit around it just perfectly. Of course I had to use some glitter to finish things off.

Happy Christmas!
Holly

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
1114-G Milo’s sled picking up speed
5077-D Right foot up penguin
5075-D Sliding Penguin
7073-N Winter trees

lynne-jardine-running-elf

Here’s another Christmas card from Lynne. I love the color combination!! Always fabulous Lynne!

She says:
Here’s a quickie using my favourite Eat Cake Graphics elf! My unusual colour theme was decided by this pretty DP – not colours I would traditionally put together for a Christmas card, but I like how it turned out! I coloured my elf with watercolour pencils and popped him up on dimensionals. There’s LOADS of sparkle on this … I covered his hat and gloves with my clear glitter pen; clear gloss and glitter to the ‘furry’ bits on his hat; and then more glitter dropped into my enamel dots. Corner die is an oldie from Memory Box and sentiment die from Simon Says.

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
1202-J Christmas is coming (elf with newspaper)

Lynne Jardine Penguin Fun

Here’s a sweet Christmas card from Lynne. She said she couldn’t decide which of the penguins she wanted to use, so she used them all! Adorable!!!

Here’s what else Lynne wrote:
The two in the corner look like they’ve got cold feet, the dude in the middle is having a blast sliding down the hill, and the guy to the right definitely looks like the Health and Safety Officer LOL
Coloured with watercolour pencils, and clear gloss added to their beaks and feet.  I finished my card with a Simon Says Stamp Christmas die, Paper Smooches snowflake die, a little silver star and some clear bling.

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
5077-D Right foot up penguin
5076-E Left foot up penguin
5075-D Sliding Penguin
5074-E Looking Up Penguin

lynne-jardine-carol-singers

Here’s a wonderful Christmas card from Lynne. I just love the cheery colors and of course all of her shading. Thank you Lynne for choosing this as your family Christmas card!

Here’s what she wrote:
I loved these little carol singers so much I decided to use it as my card to my family and friends, so there’s been a bit of a production line on my table!  I’ve coloured my little family with watercolour pencils and added glitter to their baubles, trim of Dad’s Santa hat, and Mum’s ear muffs.  Clear gloss added to the lantern glass, and I covered the boy’s hat, Dad’s scarf and the little girl’s skirt in my clear sparkle pen.  I also added some Frosted Lace stickles to the ground for my fallen snow, so there’s LOTS of sparkle on this card!

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
6041-I Lamp post
1203-O Family of Carolers

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Here’s a wintery card sent to me by Lori. It was actually something she made earlier, I just didn’t get a chance to post it. I’m loving the white embossed lines instead of the usual dark stamped lines – really adds a lovely wintery touch.

Lori said that she stamped and embossed on watercolor cardstock and colored with the Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens. Just look at all that shimmer!!home-for-christmas-closeup-lori-barnettx

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
6038-D Little winter house
7078-I Row of pine trees
8230-F Home for holidays (text)

Paula Downs - holly and kitty woogs

Because of a holiday cold (good grief) I haven’t gotten as many posts written as I would have hoped. So today, this wonderful Christmas day, I’m sharing some incredible cards sent in by the talented Paula Downs.

Paula Downs - skating

Paula Downs - santa and kitties

Paula Downs - Paw humbug

Paula Downs - lulu and the tree

Happy Christmas everyone!!
Holly

Here’s a fun Santa Claus is coming to town card from Kim. She used the traditional red and green theme and I think what she did is just swell.

She writes:
I found this pattern paper that had a lot of my favorite holiday prints in rows all on one sheet and thought this is perfect for a holiday card. The sheet music reminds me of all the holiday songs we sing this time of year. The argyle print reminds me of holiday sweaters, and candy cane stripes. I wanted Santa at center stage and heat embossed him and the sign with metallic gold that has a touch of shimmer and colored with copic markers. Then I added just a touch of silver glitter glue to give his Santa’s suit a little sparkle. And I cut these wonderful glitter tree stickers and placed them at bottom of the page to look like Santa had just taken off.

Ho Ho Ho…Merry Christmas!

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
8094-R Santa’s sleigh
8214-I Santa stops here sign (text)

Here’s an adorable card from Kim Klinkovsky. She used little Abagail which she says “…is versatile for any holiday, any occasion, all year long.” She wanted to present her as a holiday hostess serving hot chocolate (oh what yum) to her guests and I think she did just that! She looks oh so cute in her little red dress with tinsel trim. And I just love all that’s going on with the prints, pom moms and other fun embellishments.

Here’s what Kim did:
I colored her with copic markers, glitter pens, cut her out, and adhered her with 3D pop dots for some dimension. Then I added some tinsel ribbon to her dress and her bow to mimic reindeer antlers. I colored her plate with a silver pen. Stamped two cups of hot chocolate, colored with Copic markers, cut them out, and adhered to the plate. Cheers! Eat, drink, & be merry!

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
1021-F Abagail’s too late for cake
9016-B Cup of hot chocolate

Donna West - Where the milk and cookies

Here’s a wonderful Christmas card from Donna West. She’s used oodles of textured papers in the background, but even with all that going on the main image on the scalloped circle still shines. I just love her coloring as always.

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
3058-M Where the milk and cookies go pets
8212-F Where the milk and cookies go (text)

Monica Poo Mr Who Ornaments

I found a post I’d written but I must have not hit the actual “publish” button because oh my goodness I don’t see it anywhere! Monica Poo was on my design team a little bit ago and made these for a Christmas card challenge she was in. Aren’t they just the sweetest! And what a great idea to make a Christmas card that you can actually use as an ornament. I love the little plaid background and the red wreath. Having Mr. Who sit on the little sentiment banner was a wonderful idea. Thanks so very much Monica.

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
5067-D Mr. Who (owl)

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