Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Christmas Train & Reindeers

It is almost Christmas now and I've posted the last of my Christmas cards today... Everyone is getting more and more excited over here as the holidays are soo close.
Over at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog we're starting our last challenge for this year today. The DT will take a little break over the holidays and we'll be back on January 2nd with a new challenge for you.

Anyways, the theme of the challenge that's starting today is Merry Christmas, so show us those last minute Christmas cards you've made... or the ones you're doing already for next years Christmas.

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I got to work with great images from Dustin Pike... I made this gorgeous card with one of the provided images and some gift tags.

Stamp: "SantaTrainC" (precoloured version) from Dustin Pike
Colours: Joy Crafts Decoratice Chalks
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities, Creatables
Embossing folder Merry Christmas from CraftConcepts
Stickles, plain papers and cardstock from my stash.

I am entering the card in the following challenges:

love to create challenge 46 - winter fun
through the craft room door challenge 48 - anything goes 
the paper shelter challenge 93 - anything goes 
latinas en america challenge 53 - christmas 
the squirrel and the fox challenge 33 - christmas 
simon says stamps challenge - merry christmas 
forever friends fortnightly challenge 51 - christmas cards
a and t sketch challenge 19 - anything goes 
hooked on craft challenge 27 - Christmas 
take time for you challenge 82 - Christmas
sparkles challenge 39 - anything goes
hooked on craft challenge 27 - Christmas
crafty sentiments challenge - all that glitters 
by the cute and girly challenge - red white and blue 
emerald faeries challenge 38 - christmas 
papelitos stamps challenge 24 - anything goes 
die cuttin divas challenge 95 - holiday spirit 
whimsy inspires challenge 54 - anything goes as long as it's festive 
card makin mamas challenge - happy holidays 
here come the boys challenge 42 - anything goes 
songbird challenge 10 - merry christmas 
digital tuesday challenge 191 - layers 
divas by design challenge 66 - anything goes 
papertake weekly challenge - pick of the year (anything goes) 
forever friends monthly challenge - Christmas cards 
dream valley challenge 47 - christmas

Stamp: "NosesCircle" (precoloured version) from Dustin Pike
Sentiment stamps from My Craft Spot
Pigment Ink Pad in Black
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities, Magnolia Doohickey
Stickles, ribbon, plain papers and cardstock from my stash.

I am entering the card in the following challenges:

tammy scrapin corner challenge 41 - anything goes
abc christmas challenge - y is for your favourite die/punch 
fussy and fancy challenge 78 - tags and banners 
artistic inspirations crafts challenge 20 - anything goes 
balisa challenge 67 - x wie x-mas 
crafty creations challenge - seasonal tags 


  1. Your tags look great Melanie,
    Wishing you a wonderful Christmas & new year
    Klair xx

  2. Cute card and wonderful reindeer tags, Melanie! Thanks so much for playing along in our Anything Goes challenge at Tammy's Scrapin' Corner this week. Good luck in the draw.
    NanaConnie DT

  3. Fabulous Christmas project, thank you so much for joining us at Love to Create this week.
    Merry Christmas Greetings.

  4. Your card and tags are great..thank you for joining us at TTCRD this week.

  5. Super cute tags! I am sure who ever get them will love them, they make a great addition to any gift.

    Thank you for playing along with us at Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge...good luck!


  6. Very cute and love the tags too. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs and Happy Christmas.

  7. Cute card, love the image, and the tags are great too. Thanks for joining us this week for anything goes.
    Karal DT for Tammy's Scrapin Corner

  8. Such a cute card! Thanks for playing the DTC this week!

  9. Fabulous tags!
    Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Merry Christmas!
    Helen x

  10. Thank you for having played with us last week at Love to Create Challenge!! Merry Christmas!! See you in 2013!

  11. sweet tags. love yhe simplicity and kraft paper. Thanks for playing CCC this weel. we love to have you, good luck! kindly,

  12. Great job Melanie!! Thanks so much for playing with us at By The Cute & Girly’s Red, White & Blue challenge and Merry Christmas!

    Tammy, BTC&G DT from Créations LaDiva :) xx

    I have some candy on my blog, you are more than welcome to join and thank you if you already have ☺

  13. que belleza de tarjeta amiga!!!
    gracias por participar
    Nathally DT latinas en america

  14. Te quedo super lindo!! Gracias por participar!!

  15. Really cute creation!

    Thank you for sharing with us at
    Emerald Faeries, A&T Challenges & Sparkles Monthly good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  16. lindo trabajo gracias por participar, suerte en el reto... y a feliz navidad....

  17. wonderful card
    Thanks for entering the challenge 53 of Latinas en America
    Good luck
    MO- DT Latinas en America

  18. Beautiful card!!!
    Thanks for joining us at Latinas en America!!
    Ruthie DT

  19. These are fab thanks for sharing at artistic inspirations hugs trisha dt

  20. Cute card. Love the happy reindeer and the glitter border. Thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations.

  21. Hello Melanie... You've made a lovely card and tags... thanks for joining the Forever Friends ‘Christmas Card’ Challenge. Good luck in the draw and hope you will join us for our next challenge. Merry Christmas, Hugs Diane x

  22. Great card and love your tags too, Melanie. Thanks for joining our 'Anything goes Christmas and New Year Challenge' over at Here come the Boys. Hugs Teresa xx

  23. A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Dream Valley Challenges and good luck.

  24. Love the tags, it is obvious that you have been very busy! Thank you for joining us at THE PAPER SHELTER CHALLENGE! Good luck on winning, remember if you use a TPS prize your winnings increase and their images are fabulous! Happy New Year

  25. Hi Melanie, I love your fun cards and gift tags they're so cute. Thanks for joining us at Forever Friends Challenge.
    Huge Hugs, Lorraine xx

  26. I love your card and your tags are just adorable! You did an awesome job! Thank you for joining us at Artistic Inspiration. Hope to see you again. hugs

  27. Das sind ganz tolle Tags!!
    danke für Deine teilnahme bei BaLiSa.
    Einen guten Rutsch wünscht Maxie


  28. Thank you so much for joining us for our “All That Glitters ” Challenge at
    The Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge blog
    Your card is fabulous well done
    I wish you a HAPPY NEW YEAR and good luck Hugs Elaine .

  29. what a very pretty card thank you for sharing it with us at FF hope to see you again hugs sassyxx

  30. Love the images you used! Super cute! Thanks for joining us at Love to Create this week!

    I have a $15 voucher up for grabs on my blog at, come by to check it out if you get a chance!


  31. Great card, love that image of Santa driving the reindeer train! Thanks for joining in with the December challenge at By The Cute And Girly, hope to see you again tomorrow for our first challenge of 2013. Happy New Year.

    ** Kate **

  32. Hi Melanie, what a cute image and a fab card.

    Great tags as well!

    Thanks for joining in with us this time at Divas by Design.


  33. Love this cute image on your gorgeous card and your tags are brilliant too.
    Thanks for sharing them with us at songbird challenges.
    Hugs Emma xx

  34. So lovely, love the colours. The tags are great too.

    Thank you for joining us at Whimsy for this months challenge x

  35. Fabulous creation!

    Thank you for joining in the fun at Sparkles Monthly Challenges for our * Anything goes * challenge

    Hope you will join us again & good luck in the draw
    Hugs Shaz x

  36. I love your card and the tags are fab!Thank you for playing at Sparkles Challenges.
    Rebecca xx

  37. Tolle Weihnachtskreationen! Die Tags gefallen mir besonders gut!

    LG, Kiki

    PS: Vielen Dank übrigens auch für's Mitmachen bei Take Time For You.


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