The Paper Shelter Challenge #180 Is it too early for Christmas?

Veronica has been bringing out so many gorgeous new winter/Christmas digi at the minute and I am so glad this challenge is perfect for them! This week at The Paper Shelter, we would like you to make a Christmas card/project. I know I am going to need lots of Christmas cards again this year, so it's always handy to make an early start (but I will probably still be making them the last few days of the season too!).

I used the gorgeous Holy Night, which is one of the latest releases. Isn't she gorgeous and the reindeer is cute too! I added some snow writer for the snow on the ground and some little flowers in the corners to act as poinsettias. I don't actually have any poinsettias dies and only 1 stamps, which was too big for what I wanted. Thinking about it now, I should have used my Silhouette Portrait to cut some out, but it just didn't occur to me at the time!

Anyway here she is....I printed her a bit smaller than I usually do and whilst it made her a bit harder to colour, I like the smaller size (sometimes!).


Stamps: Holy Night from The Paper Shelter, Holiday Photo Finishers from Papertrey Ink, Petite Petals from Stampin' Up

Papers: Real Red, River Rock, Whisper White, Dashing DSP (Retired) all from Stampin' Up, Copic X-Press It Blending Card

Inks: Real Red from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers, Golden Star Gelly Roll Pen, White Gel Pen

Accessories: River Rock Ribbon (Retired), Petite Petals Punch both from Stampin' Up, Tender Leaves Dies from Memory Box, Die-namics Dainty Lace Border Die from MFT, Square and Scalloped Square Nestabilities both from Spellbinders, Xmas Red & Diamond Stickles, Snow Writer, Gems from Papermania, Photo Finisher Strips Dies from Papertrey Ink

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair - E21, E25, E27, E29
Dress - YG61, YG63, YG67, E42, E43, E44
Red - R35, R37, R39
Reindeer - E30, E31, E33, E35, E39
Holly Leaves - G17, G28
Toggles - YG63, YG67

And that's all from me for today folks! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over too The Paper Shelter Challenge blog and check out all the other gorgeous cards from the DT and why not join in the fun whilst you're there too?! There are some fabulous prizes to be won!


  1. Gorgeous card Vannessa. I really like the colours you've used and beautiful flower detail. hugs, Pat K xx

  2. Just gorgeous Vannessa, beautifully coloured and I love all your details, hugs, Colette xx

  3. Absolutely fabulous..... you did an awesome job with everything..... xo Nikki

  4. Your coloring is truly outstanding. I love this card. Those papers are perfect with this...the polka dots are just the right amount of print to accent this beautiful image. Gorgeous coloring on this image...truly beautiful! Hugs, Gail


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