Sunday, November 26, 2017

"X" Marks the Spot !

     We're closing in on the end of the Month of Holiday Cards at Beccy's Place and I've managed to play each day - a fact of which I'm really proud!  Beccy is using the letters of the alphabet as the daily challenge themes and today is the letter "X."  Yeah, go ahead - figure out an "X" you can use to make a Christmas card.  lol

     My daughter came up with "X" Marks the Spot and I looked through my collection of Beccy's images until I found this darling house with a Christmas tree.  I did have to add the snow but more about that in the "how I did it" description.  I just knew Santa wouldn't be able to land his sleigh on that tiny roof so I added a sign and an "X" to the front yard to tell him where to land.  :-D


     I started with a pre-colored image, added some shading with my ProMarkers, then used a white gel pen to add all the snow to the roof, the tree, the windows and door sill, and the ground.  With all respect to Beccy (who's in Australia), I added the snow for all of my friends up here in the Northern Hemisphere who celebrate Christmas in the winter.  :-D

     I printed the sentiment, then made the sign to go around it.   I printed the X when I printed the image.  I used a narrow rectangle die from QuicKutz to cut the image and added ink to the edges.  The paper came from a very old paper stack by DCWV and the silver, snowflake ribbon was new this season.  I added the sparkly snowflake embellies and called it finished.

     Challenges:
ABC Christmas
Beccy's Place
Crafting by Designs
Crafty Creations
Crafty Sentiments
Creative Inspirations
House that Stamps Built
I {heart} ProMarkers
Passion for ProMarkers
Word Art Weds.

     Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie

15 comments:

  1. What a fun interpretation of the X challenge theme, using that cute winter house scene, Connie. Thanks again for playing along with my challenge this week at Passion for Promarkers! Lisa x

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  2. Wonderful card, Connie! Love this idea. I hadn't thought about a Santa landing pad. Great embellishment with the snow. I agree with your Xmas comment. That's why I didn't use it! Have a wonderful week!

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  3. Very cool and very creative! I love reading your explanations about how you incorporated the letter of the day. It does sound like a fun challenge. Anyway, great card! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

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  4. I love it NC!! "X" really was a hard letter but your daughter's idea is fabulous, and I love the way you interpreted her suggestion. I agree that Santa definitely needs a bigger place to land than that little roof. Great job!
    Cheers,
    Beccy

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  5. Great card. I love the embellishments! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations. Ciao, Lisa

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  6. Another fabulous Christmas card! I have so enjoyed your Christmas alphabet cards they have been so inspiring.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  7. Gorgeous card Connie, fab image and I love all the added snow and sparkle.
    Thanks for joining us this week at PFP ๐Ÿ˜

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  8. Oh this is super, Love the X marks the spot!! Thanks for playing on Passion for Promarkers this week, Hazel xx

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  9. Great card! Thank you for playing along with us on I ๐Ÿ’œ ProMarkers.
    Nikki, DT member x

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  10. Fabulous card . Thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers challenge good luck Ginny DT forI ♥promarkers My Blog As I do Rodos

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  11. That tall thin house is just adorable!!

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  12. Lovely card!
    Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

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  13. Fun card. Thanks for sharing this with us at Crafty Creations Challenge. Anna-Karin DT

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  14. Very cute take on the X marks the spot challenge theme.
    Thanks for playing along at the ABC Christmas Challenge.
    Carissa

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