Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Holly Crop!

Today the Lady Commander of Copics and I spent the day scouting the outer borders of Hollyston, as we had received a raven from the inhabitants informing us that Cragle demons had been spotted. Hollyston is a peaceful place, their economy based solely on planting and harvesting holly for the great Winter Festival. Should the Cragles attack the village and ruin the crop, it would be devastating to Hollyston’s income, sending the people into poverty. It wasn’t long before we caught the trail of the Cragles and tracked them to their lair.

I started this itty-bitty card by cutting the white shape at 2 ¾” using the Storybook cartridge. I then inked up The Greeting Farm’s Holiday Anya using Archival ink and stamped her onto the shape. 
She was then coloured using my Prismacolor pencils and given a little sparkle with some ice Stickles and a tiny gem. I stamped the sentiment on the side using the Bug Bites “Mistletoe” set.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment using the My Pink Stamper “Christmas Wishes” set. The holly came from the Tim Holtz “Christmas Memories” set which I “inked” using Distress Markers so I could get two different colours, earning me a cool +271 two tone exp points.

I used this same stamp and technique on the mini envelope I made for the wee little card. Not really sure what to do with this now as it’s too small to mail and too cute to waste on adding to someone’s gift who won’t appreciate it...hmmm...I have a feeling this will remain in my card box awhile before the perfect situation comes along to use it.


This mini ‘lil note card will sparkle in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Stamping All-Stars (Archival black ink - couldn’t craft without it!)


Upon defeating the Cragle demons that had taken up residence near the village, we returned to Hollyston to assure them they (and their holly crop) were safe. Hollinda, the village leader was immensely grateful and bestowed upon us a batch of poisoned holly arrowheads their R&D team had just created. Ummm...aweeeeeeeesome…


~ Guild Master Crystal ~

11 comments:

Jenny said...

Ganz bezaubernd, das Motiv ist zuckersüß. Danke für deine Teilnahme bei CSAYL.LG Jenny

fabiola jaques said...

so glad you join the fun with us at CSAYL with this cutty little card, so lovely, hope to see you next time, biz

Hazel said...

Delightful - thanks for entering my CHNC challenge extra for September – hope to see you again soon. x

PaperDaisies said...

Love how you have coloured the image. Simply beautiful. Great card design. Thank you for joining us over at Loves Rubberstamps. Hugs Nina

Heather said...

How do you even come up with these things??? Whilst I am crafting, I never have to defend against anything, except maybe 3 littles who want to "help". Your life is way more exciting than mine I guess. Anyway, love this adorable little card. I'll give you the exp points for the two tone and I'll even give you bonus points for the matching envelope! Thanks for playing with CSAYL.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

OMGosh this is so adorable, love the stories! Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

Athina said...

How sweet and beautifully colored! Thanks for playing with us at Loves Rubberstamps!

soapHOUSEmama said...

This is so sweet! Thanks for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! - Ashli :)

Cathy van de Bruinhorst said...

Great Christmas card! Thanks for playing along with us at Loves To Scrap!!

Carol said...

Great Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at CHNC Extra this month. Carol GD x

aaemie said...

Cute! Thanks for playing along with us at OCS!

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