Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Nutcracker Sweet - FMS155









A funny thing happened on the way to a traditional Christmas card with a Santa Claus tag.........

There is a Nutcracker Soldier in the Santa Stache set along with Santa and I decided to stamp him just for fun.  He proved to be so irresistible that Santa went back in the box and the solider was colored and "tagged" before I knew it! Then the Christmas paper went back into the drawer and out came the fun yellow polka dot page from Flower Pot DSP . And somehow I remembered there was this cute little phrase in the Nuts About You hostess set and a card was born!



       Have fun with tags on this week's terrific sketch from Karren at Freshly Made Sketches~!
                                           

20 comments:

Cindy Brumbaugh said...

Genius! From the polka dots to the sentiment- just perfect, Linda!! I really love how you did the polka dots!

Ginger said...

Oh my gosh Linda, he is so life like! The gold polka dots are the perfect backdrop for this nutcracker!

Mike said...

Really cute, Linda! Love the fact you placed the tag askew! Looks like it's swinging from a package!

Amy O said...

I can relate to your creative process -- start out with a goal in mind and end up with something completely different. Your detour turned out to be fabulous. And this sentiment cracks me up! Love it!

Jen Brum said...

Great card Linda! I love nutcrackers and this guy is no exception! I love the evolution of the card! Great, fun colours! Love the moustache! Puts a smile on my face!

Claire Creates Cards said...

This is just too fun! I love polka dots and this Nutcracker makes me smile! XX

Karren said...

Ha ha this is hilarious! Such a cute nutcracker and I see you've colored him (and colored well, I might add...) Love this card!

Dawn Tidd said...

There's go your creative mind again! It sure turned out cute. And the polka dots…perfection! :)

Jen said...

Amazing how your creative mind works! You go from one idea to another and the result is fabulous!

Diane - oliver.mdiane@comcast.net said...

Linda what a great card and it would be perfect for a Dec birthday too! Love the polka dots! you're creativity is amazing! love it.
hugs

Cindy Lovell said...

What a fun card,Linda! I love the cute nutcracker and how you've colored him!!

Mona Pendleton said...

Fantastic card Linda! Love the fabulous nutcracker! Thanks for the inspiration!

Stampingcountry said...

How cute is that! Love the polka dots.

Kelly S. said...

I always love your details, Linda! The little silver cord, the pom poms, your scattered polka dots including the sentiment!! Such a fun Christmas card!

Nance Leedy said...

Such a great card, Linda! Love your colors and the candy dots on his hat--brilliant Christmas card!

Rita Wright said...

Love this dude, Linda. I might need to add him to my collection. Thanks for enabling.

Susan Itell said...

Adorable! I adore the big and bold polka dots...a keeper of a card for sure! This is a card that puts an instant smile on your face!

Jen Timko said...

I love this! You are so smart! And what everyone above said!!

Narelle Farrugia said...

Oh this is just fabulous! What a fabulously austere due he is. I just love the colours you've used.

Kim S said...

LOVE that guy. And I love how you have shown him off on the big polka dots - with the dots going over into the red!