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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Christmas Frog

I bumped into this cute little Christmas frog over at From The Heart Digital Stamps and just couldn't resist it. I printed him straight away and colored him with Promarkers in several shades of green and yellow, and red for his hat. I added glitter to the fur trim and glossy accent to its eyes and heart. To be quite frank I've always found this Christmas DP - both front and back - rather ugly, but I think it works for this design. As for embellishments I was a bit stuck at first - I didn't think the traditional choices of poinsettias, snowflakes or Christmas trees would be right, and I wanted to make this card for a man, so I chose to add panels of gold Mirri card, stamped clouds (Craft Lounge) and die cut grass (Whiff of Joy). The sentiment (unknown) is stamped with black ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

This card is for these challenges:
1) Cards For Men - Christmas in July
2) I love Promarkers - #178 Christmas in July
3) Crafty Boots - Animals
4) Southern Girls - Animal Antics
5) Digi Galore - One for the Boys
6) Sweet Stamps - #127 Christmas Greenery
7) Make it Monday - Anything Goes

27 comments:

Crafty Lark said...

This card gave me a great chuckle Pia, it is so much fun and makes a great male card. xx Flora

Sue - bearhouse said...

Fabulous card Pia. I love the fun image, your colouring is wonderful and I love the papers. The clouds and die cut grass work so well with the image
Sue xx

cotnob said...

This is an adorable card Pia, such a fun image and sentiment. Your clouds and grass are fabulous details.
Pauline
x

Asha said...

You've certainly transformed the "ugly" DP and made a lovely card. And to put a froggy on a Christmas card is creativity at its best!
xxx Asha
Sunny Summer Crafts

Dee's Craft Room said...

Really cute frog and lovely design to your card.

Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

Dionne

Stephanie Eaken said...

LOVE this card! The frog is too cute!! Thanks for joining us at SGC!

Roxie said...

Cute card, love that frog image! Thanks for playing along in the SweetStamps.com challenge!

Deepti Stephens said...

Eeee.. so cute!!

Shirley-Anne Barber said...

all coordinated beautifully to make this card amazing .
love the image and trimmings . thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

Gail said...

This card is adorable. I love the unusual style Christmas cards...not just ones showing horse drawn carriages, since I live in the desert and don't have that type of weather. So, this frog made me smile since this is more like what Santa's helper might look like. hahahahhaa! GREAT card. Hugs, Gail
P.S. Thanks for all your nice comments on my blog!

scrappymo! said...

Great masculine card that made me chuckle when i first saw it. Those design papers so suit this stamp! Just the right touch of masculine Christmas feeling.

Lisa M said...

That's really Christmas paper?? I can see why you'd find it 'nontraditional' of sorts, but you're so right about it being perfect for this image. Your scenery is exceptional for this adorable little Christmas frog!!! Fantastic card with the best choice for masculine touches. :)
hugs,
Lisa x

Pat K said...

Fabulous card Pia and I can see why you were smitten with this cutie. Great job on keeping him in his elements while creating a Christmas theme. Enjoy your weekend. hugs, Pat K x

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is gorgeous sweetie and really made me smile. He is so cute and you have really brought him alive with your fabulous colouring.

Have a good weekend.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxxx

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Brilliant card love your jolly frog. Thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers good luck Ginny x

Tammy said...

Awww that frog is so cute Pia, I love his Santa hat! Fabulous coloring and grass!
Hugs, Tammy

Chrissy said...

Fabulous,fun, masculine card Pia, love the image and I have a stamp similar..the papers do work well with him, fab colouring too..

luv CHRISSYxx

PinkyLisasInkyCrafts said...

What a great card. You have this really mature and serious beautiful surrounding and then the really fun and cute Christmas from. I really love this for so many reasons

Hugs Lisa xxxx <3

Shelby said...

This is too stinkin cute! What a fun Christmas card and love how you've colored up this frog!

Shelby

LJT said...

I like this, a very simple christmas card. Thanks for joining us at Digi Galore
Laura x

Julia said...

I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!

My entries are #3, #4, #98, #152, and #154.

I would love to have you visit my blogs: Paper and Scraps Creations by Julia and Me and Myself on the Dark… and become a follower.

Hugs,

Julia

Patricia St Martin said...

Pia, So creative! I understand how you felt about what to put with the frog. The sentiment take care of having to add anything and what you added is perfect. Love the glitter, great job.
Hugs, Pat

chrissy xx said...

What a FAbulous Fun Christmas card!
I LOve this cute image with his hat and cute little eyes lol..Great colours Pia..Great design too.
Chrissyxx

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

Another fun card and another for the Christmas pot.

PAC CHARITY CARDS said...

Fab card, love the Xmas frog
Thanks for joining us at Cards for men
CAZ

Danielle Vincent said...

Started smiling as soon as I saw this and am still smiling Pia! This is a terrific card for a male - especially a younger one. Gonna have to check out that digi site - always looking for new digis.

Skye said...

A fabulous card for a male. Love the image and the scene you have created