Friday, March 4, 2016


... Christmas!   I have to admit that I had a bit of a tough time getting my head around the latest theme at Merry Monday. Being a born and bred New England girl, I'm highly partial to classic Christmas scenes in my seasonal cards.  So it took me a couple of days to figure out how to tackle this challenge.

Here's what I came up with:

Using an SVG cut file from My Scrap Chick, I cut all of the pieces with my Silver Bullet Digital cutter.  I used its print and cut capabilities to add the Santa and sleigh to the moon.  I highlighted each of the pieces with Distress Inks, and added an extra layer of waves to the background using the off cut as a stencil.  I popped up some of the palm tree pieces with foam dots.  To give the moon some dimension, I shaped it with my largest round stylus, and popped it with more foam squares. 

I have to say that I really enjoyed stepping out of my "Christmas comfort zone"  for this challenge! 

I wish everyone a fabulous weekend!



  1. I'm a New England girl too, Elizabeth and I'll bet many New Englanders would love to see Santa flying over the palm trees at Christmas! Love your scene! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

  2. This is fabulous for a tropical Christmas! Great idea
    From another New England girl (CT)

  3. Charming. Santa flying over the tropics. Your palm tree and ocean are beautifully layered.

  4. I'm up in Canada, so also had a tough time coming up with idea for this challenge! Your take is brilliant! I love Santa flying over the ocean and palm tree!!

    Small Bits of Paper

  5. Fab Santa with sleigh and reindeer going over a tropical scene - love it!!

  6. Wonderful holiday scene. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

  7. What an awesome tropical Christmas card, Elizabeth!! Love that flying Santa :) Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday this week xoxoxo

  8. Great idea to have Santa flying over the palm trees. Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday.

  9. Great tropical Christmas card! I wouldn't have a clue what to make! Hugs!


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