Sunday, November 13, 2016

Days 4 and 5 of Sandra's 12 Days of Christmas at M!P!D!

I'm still hanging in there, but I'm struggling a bit with the 12 Days of Christmas, not because I'm not having fun, but we had a party to go to last night so I didn't get yesterday's posted, and then I had a GDT assignment due today plus Day 5 of the Markers! Papers! Digis! FB challenge to finish all on 4 hours of sleep (and a bit of a food AND wine hangover, to be honest).  YIKES!

So above is Day 4 of Sandra Caldwell's challenge using the adorable #941 Old Lady Candy Cane.  I decided to go a different route and make a treat box ornament from a Stampin' Up die and popped that cutie on top.  She's colored with Copics and I've added Stickle to the red on the candy cane so it sparkled like the DP I used.  I originally couldn't decide on peppermint or spearmint, so I went peppermint for the cane and spearmint for her hair.  LOL

Day 5 features # 109 Poinsettia Pretty and I went with non traditional Christmas colors from some old Stampin'Up DP and used the sketch from this week's Outlawz Wednesday Sketch Challenge.

I really struggled with this sketch but I finally got it to work for me by tweaking it a bit.  Close enough, I'm thinking, although I always find it hard now to follow a sketch exactly.

Here's a closeup of #109 Poinsettia Pretty.  She's colored with Copics and I've used a Prismacolor pencil for hair detail.  I tried to color the poinsettia like the cool peachy pink mottled ones you see now and again.  You can tell I'm tied because I forgot her pearl earrings but I just can't bring myself to take more pix and watermark again so you'll just have to use your imagination.  LOL

Remember, you can jump in any time from the 9th to the 20th at Markers! Papers! Digis! and all of Sandra's $1 digis will be available though Nov 20th HERE.

I'm also adding this to the DL.Art November Linky Challenge, CHNC November Christmas Challenge ExtraCHNC Christmas #307 Coral (or close color) and CHN November Patterned Paper challenge


  1. These are gorgeous, Donna! I am especially enamored with your treat box ornament! I've never seen anything like this before - your papers are perfect for this cute image! Your card is gorgeous too! Your colouring is always sooooo beautiful!

  2. Love the hair details on the poinsettia image! Thanks for joining us at CHNC Extra with this sweet card! :)

    ~Marie B -DT

  3. Thanks for entering all of my Craftyhazelnut's challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

  4. Great card - a really cute design.

    Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.

    Helen x


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