Friday, June 24, 2022

Christmas Greetings to You and Yours

 Hello again, hope all is well with you. I am still plugging away, slowly reducing my pile of projects I planned out and then never got to.
Today I have a card made using a Gecko Galz image of 2 cute vintage scottie dogs and a Scribbles candy cane digi that I made a flipped copy of in PSE to make 2 of them. 
I chose this Splitcoaststampers sketch for my layout design, resizing to A7.
White card base, black Bazzill textured card stock for matting, plaid paper is Tim Holtz Idealogy, striped paper is Autumn Leaves. I added a red satin ribbon across it and vintage black photo corners to the base mat and focal image. I printed the candy canes on Springhill Digital, colored them with Promarkers and Sakura rose gold shadow metallic pen, then fussy cut. I add stamped Lawn Fawn and Colorado Craft Company sentiments to the focal image, black Promarker edging, 2 red punched stars and rose gold shadow metallic gel penning on the snowflakes. 
I created and printed my computer-generated sentiment on Springhill Digital, added green Promarker edging and layered it on a few scraps leftover from the front.
The back has more of the Autumn Leaves paper on a black Bazzill mat and a stamped and punched siggie.
Checking my front-to-back continuity...
Close-up to show the Sakura rose gold shadow gel penning on the focal image and the candy canes.
Here's the original image. You can see how I changed it.
And final view. Thanks so much for your visit today and think cooling thoughts! XOX

Little Scottie Dogs
I've used Gecko Galz Scottie dogs and Scribbles candy canes digital images.


Jocelyn said...

Lovely Christmassy colours on this one. Thank you for sharing with us.
Jocelyn x
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Diane said...

Adorably cute card both inside and out, such cute pups! Thank you for joining our fun challenge at Peace On Earth!
Diane POE DT {Nellies Nest}
{Peace On Earth}

Carol said...

Hi Aimeslee. Lovely poochies and perfect sentiments. As usual, I admire how you cover all your cards with goodies. I'll be chatting soon.
Carol xxx
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Lia said...

This is sooo very nice. I like the dog image!

My name is Erika. said...

Those pups are so adorable. I must say, this is my favorite of your holiday cards. OK, so I am partial to dogs (and cats too), and these 2 are very cute. I also like the plaid and the black photo corners. You always make the best cards. Hope all is well and happy weekend. Hugs-Erika

Heather said...

Aw, such cute doggoes! Love them in their holiday duds, lol. Your rich colors are perfect for them, too, very yummy! Thanks so much for playing at Sparkles!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Hi Aimes, I'm back after my break, but I'm sorry I can't comment on each post, however I have to say I love this card, those doggies are so cute and so is the card, your blue poinsettia is gorgeous, the little girl cat in the snow is so adorable and the inserts and backs as usual are just perfect for each card. I also have to comment on your beautiful garden and cacti, looks like you chose plants that are easy to look after, SO sensible when things are not easy to do in the garden. They look good.
Hope all is well and Arfur is behaving?
Faith x

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

My 2 dogs & I like your puppy dogs card.
Melissa CHNC Christmas Design Team 2022
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Kathryn Sturges said...

Your Christmas cards are turning out beautifully! I'm so inspired by what you are creating. Happy Summer!

Seafield Jo said...

A beautiful Christmas card with lovely, traditional colours.
I keep going in my craft room to start my Christmas cards, but always seem to end up making something else!!
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Pamela said...

I love this Aimeslee! A really great Christmas card.
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Jennifer Lewis said...

Hi Aimeslee! Thanks so much for your lovely comment on my blog! I'm glad there was a link so I could drop by and visit yours. Wow, I can't believe the inside and even back of your card! Once I get the front done, I don't have any steam left for the inside and back. I love that SC244. It's very versatile isn't it? And you really rocked it with this adorable image and all those lovely layers. Now next time I visit I want to see some foiling!! You'll end up as addicted as I am....

Deanne Saunders said...

Sweet card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CRAFTS ALL YEAR ROUND challenge!!! I appreciate that you play along and I enjoy visiting your blog!! Have a happy crafty day!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Diane said...

Me again!! Thanks for sharing your awesome card with us at The Sisterhood!
Diane TSH DT {Nellies Nest}
{The Sisterhood}

Darlene said...

OMG! How cute this is!! Your cards are always amazing inside & out! Well done! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.


P.S. Thanks for also sharing this inspiring design with us at our Peace on Earth Challenge! Good Luck!

Kristine said...

Oh I LOVE this!! Those pups are adorable, I wanna scoop them up in hugs, and love that Plaid paper and candy cane 💕🥰

craftytrog said...

Love those cute pups! Great card!

Lynda said...

So very cute - love the little Scottie dogs and the colour scheme. Thank you for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge xx Lynda/Loopyloo DT

Margarets designer cards said...

Lovely christmas card, love the image and the Christmassy colours
Thank you for joining us
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Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

such a lovely card. I love your cute image and the combination of papers that you used to create your card.

Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stamper's Christmas Challenge.

Barb Housner

Martina said...

Very nice card with dogs. Beautiful colours. I'm glad you shared it at CCAYR. Martina - DT

Wendy said...

What a beautiful card! You really have talent with designing the layout and choosing papers. The pups are so adorable too. Thank you for sharing it and playing along with ABC Christmas Challenge ~ Wendy

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Very cute card. I love the plaid paper but what I love best is your colouring and the way you shaded behind the dogs. Whoever gets this card sure is lucky!

Susan Renshaw said...

Love the use og the Gecko Galz image!

Thanks for sharing with 12 Months of Christmas Link Up!


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Dawn Frost said...

Lovely! Thanks for joining Colour Crazy Challenges, good luck! Dawn DT

Valerija said...

Wonderful card. Thanks for joining our challenge at Vesela hiška.
Valerija DT