Saturday, November 23, 2013

Little Toy Elf -- Guest Designer for Color Me Creative and Scrapping 4 Fun

Hope you are well !! :) 
This card was a fun crafty
fusion of 2 guest spots that came 
together very nicely into one sweet little 
holiday card for one of my girls or their teachers.
They haven't quite decided if we are keeping her or not.

I was asked to Guest Design for the Scrapping 4 Fun Challenge blog
as well as the Color Me Creative Classroom and the 2 challenges went
together very nicely.  The Color Me Creative Classroom provided me with this
sweet image and the Scrapping 4 Fun Challenge gave me a color palette to work from. 

This little cutie is a sweet digi from Digi My World called Little Elf 
and she reminds me of a toy in one of the holiday cartoons
that my girls see on TV during this time of year, but 
I don't really know her name.  I colored her as if
she were a toy and didn't have actual hair,
but rather that plastic helmet one piece
hair that most toys have. Think
Lego hair!!!  LOL!!  :) :) 

At the Color Me Creative Classroom it's ANYTHING GOES!!! 

It's a color challenge this week over at Scrapping 4 Fun
and you are to use 3 of the 5 colors on your project.
I chose to use the green, white, & gray
because my red is a little brighter.

Here are the colors that I used for my card.
I use both shin-han touch brush markers (white case)
and mix them amongst my copics for some added depth of color.
There is also a Spica glitter pen in there for the sparkle on her clothes.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
Crafty Creations Challenges: #24 Ready for the Holidays
Addicted to Stamps and More: #72 Make Your Mark
Bearly Mine: #113 Christmas & Traditional Colors
Without Words: Getting Ready For Christmas
Clear it Out Challenge: The Snow is Falling
Stampavie and More Challenge: Christmas
The Paper Shelter: Christmas Is Coming
An Oldie But a Goodie: CAS Christmas
(My red card stock is over 6 months)
Creative Knockouts: Snowflakes
Cards in Envy: Punches & Dies
Use Your Stuff: Let It Snow


To my lovely blog friends:
I cannot wait to see all of your
latest creations this weekend!! xo

Here are the products that I used on my card:


  1. Hi Nicole - what a terrific card! Love the Lego hair :o) and the wonderful jingle bell swag at the top. I always enjoy popping in to see what you've made. Thanks so much for joining us this week at ATS&M for Make Your Mark. Hugs D

  2. This is a fabulous card Nicole! Love the colouring on your little toy image! I do like these stitched mats will have to put them on my wish list! Susan x

  3. So gorgeous Nicole. I love the sweet image and you have coloured her so beautifully. The paper is wonderful and the Jingle Bell border looks fabulous too.
    I hope you have a good weekend
    hugs Sue xx

  4. Gorgeous card Nicole, love the beautiful colours you have used on this stunning image. Have a good weekend x Susan x

  5. What a beautiful card, absolutely wonderful coloring, so envious! :)

  6. Lego hair - *snort* That would be a good way to describe my teenage lid back in the late 80s due to my liberal use of hairspray. Really, how else could one make bangs that high and fluffy last like that all day?

    Cute card! I really like that die cut along the top and the papers.

  7. Congrats on the dts. Love your card, perfect coloring. How do you funnel your text???

  8. Congrats on your GDT spots. This card is gorgeous, I love your gorgeous colour scheme and layout.

    Have a super weekend.


  9. Awww she is so cute!! I've said it before, but your coloring is absolutely amazing!! Wow!! I love the bells along the top too!! Congratulations on your guest spots too! I don't know how you keep up with all that you do??? I want to thank you for the sweet comments on my blog!! THey always make me smile and laugh a little too!

  10. Nicole...this is one amazing card! What a sweet little elf is just so festive and. I love the thought of Lego hair, just just imagine how that might even look. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

  11. Love it! That jingle bells die is great and the colorful paper makes me smile. And I love to smile... :)
    Have a great day!

  12. Hi Nicole, this is gorgeous. Your colouring looks amazing, really professional. I love the little jingle bells and pretty DP. Thank you for joining us at ATSM.

  13. Wow! Nicole, this is a fab card. Cute image and that jingle bell die ...I want!!! LOL.
    xxx Asha - Sunny Summer Crafts

  14. Great coloring ! Your card is beautiful.

  15. amazing as usual ;)
    you've used my fav red combo ;)

  16. This is such a sweet card, and your coloring is beautiful!!!

  17. Love the bright colors and that jingle bell die is so cute! Wish I had lego hair, would be much easier to do every morning!

  18. Adorable card Nicole with such a sweet image and beautifully coloured. Congrats on your GDT spots - very well deserved. Pat K xx

  19. Beautifully done!! No surprise there...your card is amazing! I LOVE the pattern paper and wow, the digi couldn't be any cuter! Your coloring is RIGHT on! Love it Nicole!
    Hope your having a great evening!

  20. beautiful card. I love the colors and your image coloring is fabulous. I love that bell die cut as well!
    thanks for joining my challenge at Use Your Stuff this week.
    Tammy DT

  21. This is such an adorable card Nicole! Your coloring really is amazing!

  22. Isn't she have colored her beautifully, Nicole, and I love the the pretty Christmas paper and little silver bells...sooo fun!!!!

  23. Very Sweet Nicole! Digi My World was my first DT..and i love Annie's images.

  24. Thank you for your Beautiful card as a Guest Designer! Lovely coloring!
    Have a great week!
    Rachelle DT

  25. Such a nice card. Love your digi image and all your punch outs. Thanks for playing along with us at Cards in Envy.

  26. Nicole your card is ADORABLE! Love the colors and those sweet little jingle bells across the top. TFS.
    Crafty hugs,

  27. Congrats on your guest designing positions! Your little elf is precious Nicole! Love the vibrant colors and the jingle bell garland! Hope you and your family have a Happy Thanksgiving :)

  28. Lovely card and great use of the Traditional Christmas Colors. Thank you so much for joining our Bearly Mine Challenge this week.

    Hugs, Natascha

  29. Hi Nicole, I'm back again admiring your beautiful colouring. Thanks for joining us at TPS this week. hugs, Pat K x

  30. Your christmascard is supercute, and your coloring is fantastic.

    Thanx for joining us at The Paper Shelter
    We wish you the best of luck, and hope to see you back next time!

    Eva Gro
    The Paper Shelter DT

  31. She is so sweet Nicole and the dp is just perfecg for her. Beautifully coloured as always sweet friend.
    No there was no cough bugs kn the box ..... it was tooooo full of yummy goodies for them to fit in think it was from my grandson
    Huge hugs Mau xx

  32. Awww, she's a cutie! I know I wouldn't want to give this card away. lol Let's see if your girls can part with it. ;) Awesome work! Hugs! xx

  33. Such a gorgeous card hunny, love those colours, and your design is ace! Thanks for joining us at Without Words this month. Hugs, Squirrel xx

  34. What a stunning card you have made. It fits our challenge this week well of “Traditional Christmas ie red and green”. Thanks for taking part and good luck. Best wishes, Kym (Bearly Mine Challenge Blog Design Team)

  35. How gorgeous! The traditional colours go well with the image and the little jingle bells are a cute touch :-)
    Hugs, Kat x

  36. This is so cute & beautifully coloured :) Hugs Bev x

  37. I like how efficient you are, Nicole, combining the two DTs with one card! She is adorable, just like a sweet toy with Lego hair!! That was funny! Just in case I'm not back again by Thursday, I wish you and your delightful family a very Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you don't get hit too bad by the storm heading East. Big hugs, Darnell

  38. There are those fun jingle bells you were telling me about. :-) Hope Santa brings this cutie with him when he visits. Congrats on your guestie spots sweetie. Hugs!

  39. Beautiful make this week! Thanks for playing with CCC this week!

  40. Very sweet card!!! Congrats on the GDT spots!

    Thanks for joining us at Creative knockouts this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

  41. Congrats on both GDT spots. Your card is Beautiful! !!
    Hugs, Heidi

  42. sooo cute LOVE LOVE the jingle bells!!! thanks sooo much for playing along with Cards In Envy!!!

  43. Such an adorable and delightfully colored card. I am loving that bauble banner too! Thanks so much for joining us at Cards in Envy this past fortnight.
    Danie xx

  44. This is a great card. You did an awesome job on your coloring, and i'm impressed with the stitching! The typography on the blog is interesting too. Thanks for sharing at Creative Knockouts.

  45. Such a beautiful card! So great to have you as a guest designer.



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