Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Dancing Elves

The challenge this week at For Fun Challenges is Christmas and you're definitely going to want to play this week! Our sponsor, Rick St. Dennis has a fantastic prize this week and his digital images are amazing - so detailed! The prize includes the three images our DT used, as well as at least three more gorgeous images! Do go visit his blog here, and his Etsy shop here...

My project this week is shockingly not a card but a Christmas bag. I used Rick's Dancing Elves image and then flipped the same image again so that I had a pair of elves. Dancing is always more fun with a friend. The image is coloured in copics, cut out and then I popped up the hands that are touching and the leg that is in the air to give the elves the feeling of movement. It looks quite effective in real life. The sentiment is stamped with Fired Brick and then embossed for a bit of extra texture and to frame the elves, the bottom piece is a piece of Real Red run through my big shot for a few snowflakes. All in all, a very fun project to make.

I do apologize for the off colours in the photos. The images were taken after midnight and with my husband's camera so I'm not quite up on how to adjust the image properly. I will retake the photos this weekend for a natural light shot.

Challenges this project meets:
Cards for Men - Embossing
Christmas Card Challenge
Daring Cardmakers - Book Inspiration (The Shoemaker's Elves)
Mark's Finest Paper - Dry and heat embossing with part of the image popped up
Paper Playtime - Use a digi stamp
Saturday Challenge - Christmas


  1. OMGosh this is such an adorable Christmas card, and such lovely design and layout

    thanks for sharing with us at Secret Crafter: 127 Christmas In Spring

    Good luck with the challenge,
    Hugs Bridget :) x.

  2. Thanks for sharing your lovely project and joining in with The Daring Cardmakers Book Club challenge this week

  3. Very beautiful card

    Thanks for joining us at Secret Crafter Saturday challenge this week and good luck!


  4. This is so cute! I love the bag! Those elves are too funny! Thank you for playing along with us at Paper Playtime!

  5. What a cute gift bag and those elves are so fun! Thanks for playing with us at Speedy's Friends!

  6. A beautifully decorated bag - love those cute little elves too. Thanks for joining in with Daring Cardmakers.

    Lynda xxx

  7. Gorgeous!

    Thanks for joining us at Secret Crafter this week


  8. Fun gift bag! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

  9. Lovely gift bag ,the image is such fun...Thanks for sharing with us at Cards for Men...
    Mandy x

  10. Good for you, getting a start on Christmas projects! This is such an adorable elf bag. Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends. :)

  11. You did a wonderful job on the Dancing Elf. Glad you entered then at Cards for Men. Perfect embossing. We always love seeing your creations and we are happy that you join us at Cards for Men good Challenge.
    Hugs, Patricia

  12. Very Christmassy!

    Thanks for joining our "Christmas in Spring" challenge at SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

    Hugs Jane x

  13. Great bag..and great take on the challenges! Thanks for playing with Speedy's friends!

  14. Such a fun image and I love the embossing folder you have used.
    Thanks for playing along with our embossing challenge at CFM.
    Hugs, Alison x

  15. This is so cute! Thanks for joining us on the Christmas Card Challenge blog this week. :)

  16. What a fun project, thanks for sharing!

    Hey, I have a giveaway here, please come join in the fun!

  17. What a cute project, this will make a great gift bag for the holidays! Those elves are very fun, I like how you made a set of reversed twins :-)