A little bit of Christmas

It's challenge time again and this week we are sponsored by Doodle Pantry over at Sister Act Card Challenge.  I have loved Doodle Pantry Images ever since I started card making!  I love the cute little animals, those sweet little mischievous ants that are always up to mischief and that the images come in both colour and outlined.  This image is pre-coloured for an easily constructed card.  I added some tree stickers, some  pom-poms and a little bling.

Christmas isn't that far away - only 7 months now, so getting a start on cards is a really easy way to be prepared when the silly season is upon us and we have little time to create.  I'm going to be in the middle of moving this Christmas and was packing away some of my decorations ready to send up north to our new house, when I thought about creating this card.  I'm also trying to use up a lot of my supplies so there's less to move.
I found my Christmas stickers in my stash and then decided that white pom poms would make great snowballs!  Pity we don't get snow here - Queensland is quite hot at Christmas, and Santa wears thongs/flip-flops and board-shorts!

Now about that stash sorting I am going through - well this past week has been Teacher Appreciation week, and Amber decided that she liked my altered Teacher's Apple that I created a while back.  We spruced it up, and filled it full of goodies for her favourite teacher as a sort of Teacher Survival Kit. (The ruler look band that goes around the middle of the apple to hide the seam is not shown in photo)
Pencils: you brighten our world, Highlighter: you're the highlight of our day, Rubber band: to have flexibility, A band-aide  for when feelings get hurt, A paperclip: for holding things together, A shiny coin: for good luck and a felt fortune cookie.

Remember if you can read this - thank a teacher :)

Challenges I have joined:

My teacher's gift WON!!
Thank you 613 Avenue Create!


  1. A lovely yummy cupcake card - and the hundreds and thousands look great! Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Hazel x

  2. Wow your apple is amazing, what a fab appreciation kit, love it, fantastic shaker card too, thanks for joining us at Divas By Design this week. Jac x

  3. How stinkin' cute are both of these?! LOVE 'EM (and that cupcake looks good enough to eat!!
    Thanks so much for playin' along with us for the Shelly's Images Challenge.
    We hope you'll join us again very soon for another FUN Challenge! Hugs & Happy Days! ~Min
    Kaymin Kreations

  4. Sarah: These cards are so cute.

    Hope to see your creations in our upcoming challenges too.

    Simply Create Too Design Team Member

  5. Oh what fun card/project Sarah! Sure to make any child smile!! Thanks so much for joining our "Kids themed" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
    Shelly's Images Design Team

  6. After X-mas is before X-mas, I know *lol.
    A cute make!

    Thank you for playing along with us at OurCreativeCorner!

    Claudia x

  7. Aw! please don't talk about Christmas yet, I'm hoping for just a little bit more sun before then. Such a great image and card and thank you for joining us at OSAAT. Jennie x

  8. Sarah, this is a very clever project! I love the thoughts attached to each item. The shaker cupcake is fabs! Thanks so much for dropping this off by our house at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

  9. This is soooo cute!!! Love the wonderful details on that Christmas card and you have me discouraged with that comment about 7 months until Christmas... vacation hasn't even happened yet lol. That teacher's apple is such a fabulous gift idea. Love it.

    Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

  10. Beautiful card and so festive! Thanks for playing at Ruby's Rainbow Challenges. Jennifer

  11. I like the cheerful Chrismtas card and the teacher survival kit too. I think it's an awesome idea. I'm sure your daughter's teacher will love it! Thanks for joining our challenge at Crafty ribbons!


  12. This is beautiful thanks for playing with us at PCJ this time
    Jacki xx(PCJ DT)

  13. Adorable cupcake, love the window with sprinkles.
    Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'.

  14. Lovely♥. Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week and good luck♥.

    Hugs, Marita

  15. Wonderful creation! Thanks for joining us at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges. :) Janis

  16. this is totally gorgeous!

    thanks so much for playing along with us at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  17. Now that is seriously cute! Thank you so much for joining us at PCJ for our anything goes challenge Karen P, Paper Crafting Journey Design Team http://stampinginpink.blogspot.co.uk/

  18. Both of these are so cute, Sarah! Especially love the Christmas card with those darling carolers from Doodle Pantry. I'm so glad you joined in our challenge at Simply Create Two this week. Hope to see you again soon.
    NanaConnie DT

  19. What a fun Christmas card Sarah. I love this image. Thanks for joining us at Simply Create Too and good luck. Hugs, Gale DT

  20. Adorable cupcake shaker card! Perfect image to make into a shaker!!!!! This is just so cute that I can just sit and look at it and imagine shaking it. Too cute! Thanks for joining us at the challenge at Sweet Stampin' and hope to see you again soon! --Gail

  21. What a stunning shaker you have made. It fits our challenge this week well of “anything but a card”. Thanks for taking part and good luck. Best wishes, Kym (Delicious Doodles Challenge Blog Design Team Member)

  22. Love this, super cute.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin'

  23. What a fun, vibrant Christmas card - love it! Thanks for playing along with us at Our Creative Corner.
    Alison x

  24. Christmas already!? Well, I wish it was Christmas every day! and your adorable card certainly was lovely to see - Thanks for sharing with us at Our Creative Corner - Love from Laura xxx

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  26. Well done for being so organised with your Christmas crafting, thanks for joining us at Crfaty Ribbons, Rebecca x

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