Wednesday, 4 August 2010

It's a Christmas Dragon!

There's a DT call over at Stampin Dragon Designs and this image of Jiggy has been supplied for applicants to play with! It's a fab image and as soon as I saw it I knew what I wanted to do with it. I'm afraid there are quite a few pictures in this post, so the page maybe slower than normal to load - sorry!

Jiggy has been coloured with Promakers, his wings have been given the stickles treatment and he's had a Glossy Accents manicure. I've cut him and the frame out and then filled the aperture with coloured card. The holly wreath was one of those jobs I started and regretted! I couldn't find my holly leaf punch and as result ended up cutting out hundreds (well a slight exaggeration, but it certainly felt like hundreds) of leaves. They've then been curled slightly and glued onto the frame and given a coating of distress stickles. I've then dotted red glitter glue around the wreath and added some candy canes and ribbons.

The base card and DP's have been distressed and the edges inked as have the sentiments. To finish the card off I've added some faux stitching and some card candy.

Tim Holtz Blender Tool
Tim Holtz Distressing Tool

Base card - Craftwork Cards
DP's - Papermania, Home for Christmas
Plain coloured papers/card - from stash
Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Tea Dye, Walnut Stain
Image - Stampin Dragon Designs
Sentiments - Papermania
Card Candy - Craftwork Cards
Promarkers - leaf green, forest green, moss green and mulberry
Gold and white gel pens - from stash
Stickles - Forest Moss and Diamond
Candy Canes - from stash
Ribbon - white ribbon from stash coloured with Promarkers

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Stampin with the Dragon - Distressing
Cupcake Craft Challenge - Distressing
Totally Stampalicious - Inside Out
The Pink Elephant Challenge - Something Yummy
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - Out of This World
Paper Pretties - Glitter
One Stop Craft Challenge - Patterns
Paper Sundaes - Stitching
Ellephantastic Challenge - Distressing
Our Creative Corner - All about Christmas
Christmas Card Challenges - Non- traditional image
City Crafter - Yum


  1. ooh he looks very christmassy, fab papers and frame

  2. He is so cute peeping through the holly wreath, its beautiful. hugs chris xx

  3. Oh wow I love it. I love the way you have turned it into a Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at Stampin with Dragon for our challenge and DT call & good luck.
    Jenny x

  4. HOW CUTE!! I give you lots of credit for sitting there cutting out those leaves. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Dragon Designs. Best wishes.

  5. Aww sweet! Fabb papers too. Thank you for playing along x x

  6. WOW!! This is stunning!! I do hope you are lucky with the DT call xx

  7. Totally Adorable card, love the dragon! Thanks for joining us for this weeks Christmas Card Challenge!

  8. Claire, your card is gorgeous! Thank you for entering the Stampin' Dragon DT call!

  9. Gorgeous card Claire - I love how you have coloured in the dragon and the colours on the card are fab!

  10. fab card..I love your colouring and the stitching is great. Thanks for joining us at Paper sundaes this week.


  11. Those cute 3D candy canes looks yummy, nice holiday card, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

  12. This card is just so cool, I love the image and the way you coloured him and all the work you have put in holy wreath, just amazing! Hope you will find your punch back well before christmas! Thanks for joining us at SSC and we hope you will join the fun again next week! Hugs Gemma

  13. Really cute image - thanks for playing along with us at CCCB

  14. Hes gorgeous Claire.. I love what you have done with this image... Sending you lots of DT well wishes ;o)

    Choccy x

  15. Wow, that is gorgeous! Well done on cutting out all those holly leaves.

  16. Absolutely gorgeous! I love the way you used Jiggy for a Christmas card. The wreath was so much work to make, and I love the addition of the candy canes. Thanks for sharing this wonderful creation with us in our Distressing challenge and for our DT call at Stamping Dragon.

  17. soo cute. thanks for joining us at the CCCB

  18. Well, Fabulous card, good luck on the DT call.

    Thanks for playing at Paper Sundaes !

  19. What a fabulous card, i love the cute dragon. Thanks for joining us at the OSCC this week. luv gina xx

  20. Absolutely great card! Love it!
    Thank you for joining us at "Paper Sundaes" this week. Hope to see you again!
    hugs Nana

  21. Oh I love what you've done with him! your whole card is fantastic and must have taken some time. So much detail!! Good luck with the DT!
    Thank you for joining us at Stamptacular this week!

  22. Wow, this is amazing! You rocked our non-traditional image challenge. Just fabulous! So glad you joined us for this weeks Christmas Card challenge!

  23. Just a gorgeous Christmas card. I love how you have him hanging out through the wreath. Great idea. Good luck on the Design call. Thanks for sharing it with us at SSC.
    Hugs xx

  24. oh Claire this is stunning, good luck for the DT Call :) xx

  25. Claire, your card is gorgeous! Jiggy looks FANTASTIC all ready for Christmas for sure

    Thank you for entering the DT call
    Hugs Janette
    Stamping Dragon Designs

  26. Oh wow I absolutely love this card, it's gorgeous in every way xxx

  27. D'oh forgot to say best of luck with the DT call, you'd be brilliant on the team!

  28. This is such a sweet card Claire ! I love the wreath around the cute little dragon and your papers are lovely ! Thank you so much for joining us at Cupcake Craft this week and good luck ! Smiles from Catherine

  29. HA! i am seriously ♥LOVING♥ the christmas dragon!!! :)

  30. stunning card,
    Thanks for joining us at Ellephantastic,
    Elle DT

  31. What a brilliant card and wow it must have taken you ages to do the holly, but it looks fantastic. Love the BG paper too, the red one is really lush. Jaqui x

  32. OMgoodness! What an adorable Christmas dragon & the papers are beautiful! Thanks for joining our "Out of this world" challenge this week at SSC.

  33. This is just too cute! Your attention to the details, even the manicure, are so delightful! A wonderful and unusual Christmas Card...thanks for joining us this week at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge...hugs...Barb

  34. What an adorable card, love how you colored in that dragon! I'm so glad you could join us this week for our Out of this World Challenge at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge!

  35. So darling!! Those yummy candy canes are the perfect touch!! Thanks so much for playing along with CCCB!

  36. talk about not your typical christmas i LOVE it!! He is such a cute dragon and is just perfect for our Out of this world challenge!! thanks for joining us this week at SSC!
    Hugs leonie

  37. This is adorable! Great composition, colors and patterns! The image is too cute and I love all your holly leaves that you cut by hand. The distressing is wonderful too! Great job on the Christmas card challenge. So happy you could join in the fun this week at Our Creative Corner.

  38. Such a pretty card!

    Thanks so much for joining us this week at Stamptacular Sunday! ♥ Good luck on our Out of this World challenge!
    Dee (Spryte)
    Sprytebyrds Spot

  39. Wow, this is gorgeous, love that dragon. Thank you for playing at Cupcake. x

  40. Lovely card, I love the glittery effect on his wings


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