Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Guest Elf at Christmas Kickstart


I was delighted to have been asked by the lovely Jo, to be a Guest Elf on the wonderful
It's such a great idea to get a supply of cards ready for Christmas throughout the year, so avoiding all that drama when posting deadlines approach and insufficient cards are ready!
The challenge this time is 

My first thought of sweeties at Christmas is Candy Canes. In the late 1970's, we lived in Northern Virginia for a period of three years. My son was newly born when we arrived and so Christmases  were extra special with a little one. Unlike the UK at that time, there were candy canes aplenty and I used them to decorate the tree (not that he was able to indulge in them that first Christmas)
There seems to be a phrase 'Candy Cane wishes and Mistletoe Kisses', so I used this image from Dustin Pike, added a tiny stamp of mistletoe, (which I think was freebie from a mag) and a tiny scrap of ribbon, tied with my bowmaker. I added a  computer generated sentiment. I just noticed that I missed the 'cane' part off the sentiment, but I think it's still OK!
The frame was die cut with a new set I just bought on Amazon from Presscut. There are 16 Stitch/Dot squares which emboss either side of the cut line, so that both panels or apertures are edged! They range in size from 1/2in to 8 ins and have coordinating plain dies of which there are 32! I think they are going to be exceptionally useful!
Why not join in the fun and get ahead with those Christmas makes!



  1. Thanks so much for being my elf, Chrissie! Your card is lovely (love the bear's eyebrows!) and the little boy is a gorgeous finishing touch. Hope we get lots of entries! Hugs, Jo x

  2. Sweet little bear with candy cane & mistletoe, Chrissie! Just love him in the snowy forest! Congrats on being Jo's elf this time - well done!!


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