Monday, 18 March 2013

Scruffy's Plight

Today we were visited by an elf named Scruffy who had fled from King Ruston’s court. He came to the Crafters Guild seeking asylum, as the King’s men were now hunting the little guy down for escaping. I asked Scruffy why he had fled the court and he explained he was tired of being laughed at for the royal courtiers' amusement. He wanted to do something with more meaning. When he heard about a clan of elves living in the north who constructed toys for the Winter Festival, he thought he could join them and do something constructive...literally.

I started this card by stamping “Scruffy” by Make it Crafty and colouring him with Prismacolors. I added some glossy accents to the bells on his hat (which you can see a lot better if you click the picture and make it big) and set that aside to dry. I dug aaaaaaaaall the way to the bottom of my paper stash to find that super glittery paper that I bought on sale three years ago, and used it for the background. I stamped the banner using the Lawn Fawn “Bannerific” set and then stamped the sentiment inside using the My Pink Stamper “Christmas Wishes” set. I cut the ornament out using the Winter Frolic cartridge and embossed it with some snowflakes using my Cuttlebug.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment using a cheap Recollections brand set. The baubles I stamped using the Dylusions “Christmas Borders” set and coloured them in using Distress Markers. 

I stamped some more baubles on the envelope to match the outside of the card, earning me +382 coordination exp points.

This glittery Christmas card will sparkle in the following challenges:
CHNC Challenge #116: Merry and Bright (I used lots of bright colours for this card!)

I told Scruffy the Lady Commander of Copics and I would help smuggle him to the northern region, where the toy making elves resided, as I sympathized with his plight. King Ruston’s court was known to be a cruel one, and I wasn’t going to send the poor guy back. We donned our winter furs, packed the sleds, attached them to the direwolves, and set out over the snowy tundra to set poor Scruffy free.

~ Guild Master Crystal ~


Valerie said...

What a lovey holiday card. And thank you so much for linking your project to Love to Scrap challenge blog.

Winnie and Patty said...

Very cute Christmas card! Thanks for joining us this week at Speedy Fox & Friends blog challenge!

Leslie said...

Very awesome! Love this image and design! And I always smile when reading your posts! Thanks for sharing your talent with us in the Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog's second challenge - Emboss It!
Leslie, DT

Cherished said...

Your card is sooo cute. Great embossing. Wonderful design. Thanks for joining us at loves to scrap.

Angelique said...

Gorgeous card. Beautifull papers and great colouring of the image!
Thank you for joining us at Love to Scrap!


Debby said...

Nice colors used
love your stamped image
thanks for playing with us at CSAYL

hugs |Debby

Heather said...

Well, I have to say that today your creative storytelling is matched by your creative (and very beautiful) card. And I'll give you your bonus points for coordinating everything so nicely. : ) That paper looks stunning and I'm sure even more so when you can really see the sparkle. And Scruffy is very cute. Best of luck to him on his adventure. Thanks for playing with CSAYL.

Laurian said...

oOOOh! What a lovely Christmas card, such beautiful colouring!
Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge and I hope we see you agains soon!



Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Oh so cute!!! Thanks for participating in our LOVE TO CREATE challenge!! Hope to see you again next week!


Michelle McClure said...

You rocked this card! It is just so adorable and all the various stamps and techniques work so well together. Thanks for joining us again at Love to Scrap! challenge blog.

Elizabeth Hart said...

Super cute holiday card - love the fun colors. Thanks so much for joining us at the Pile it On Challenge.

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

You card is very cute. Thanks for playing at Love to Scap!!!!

Pat Garvin said...

Cute Christmas card. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

Mian said...

What a wonderful card and cheerful too! The image is colored beautifully and the design is fab.

Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this week at Love to Create.
Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

Love to Create Design Team Member

FeistyCrafter said...

What an amazing Christmas card!! I love this!! Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog

Jenny said...

Das ist ja eine tolle Karte. Das Motiv ist so niedlich.
Danke für deine Teilnahme bei CSAYL. Liebe Grüße Jenny

wannabcre8tive said...

So adorable. Thanks for joining us for The Speedy Fox and Friends challenge.

Kate (Small Bits of Paper) said...

What a fabulous card - inside and out! I especially like the wonderful sentiment banner you've added to the front of your card.

Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

Small Bits of Paper

Julie E said...

What a cute image - a perfect pairing with the banner. Thanks so much for joining ua at CSAYL!!!

Hazel said...

I love your merry and bright card - thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges - hope to see you again soon. X

sue w. said...

What a fab Christmas card, love the image and the snowflake bauble is wonderful. Thanks for joining us at CCAYR and good luck.
Hugs Sue W.

Valerie said...

Love everything about this card. Darling.

Lyndsey Turner said...

Great card, love the sweet image. Thanks for joining in with our Go Green Challenge at Milkcoffee this fortnight xx

Cathy van de Bruinhorst said...

What a cute card!! Thanks for playing along in our challenge!!

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