Special Christmas Delivery

Today I’m over at Country View Challenges sharing a card as inspiration for this month’s Cats and/or Dogs challenge. As I featured cats on my first project, my design this time includes this cute dog who already seems to be in the Christmas spirit (smile!).

This was a simple card design; for the background I started ripped a panel of design paper and I applied some Vintage Photo Distress Ink to the torn edges before sticking it onto a blank white 6×4” card using a glue stick. The Special Delivery wording and the cute dog, sending Merry Christmas wishes, was from a Tim Holtz Christmas Snippets Ephemera set and the rest of the sentiments were from a Christmas Sticker Book also by Tim Holtz; they were all edged with the Vintage Photo Distress Ink before sticking them in place.

I hope you are inspired to join our Cats and/or Dogs challenge over at Country View Challenges too, if you do, you’ll have a chance to win a £20 voucher to use on the Country View Crafts.

I made quite a few Christmas cards for family and friends using this technique; here are some of my favourites (smile!).

I hope that you are staying safe and well!

Thanks for joining me today! If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear from you.


As well as Country View Challenges, I’m pleased to be joining the following challenges:

Paperbabe Stamps and their #168 – Anything Goes challenge with my Christmas card.

Sparkles Christmas Challenge and their #136 – Christmas Sentiments challenge with the Tim Holtz Christmas sentiments that I added to my card.

The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge and their Anything Christmas Goes challenge with my cute dog Christmas card.

MLCCB #44 Anything Christmas Goes over at Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog with my Christmas card.

Layer It Up challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge with my layered papercraft card.

12 thoughts on “Special Christmas Delivery

  1. I would never have thought of using Christmas for cats and dogs, but it really works. This month is not a good art month for me, but this sounds like a challenge I really would like to join. Between gardening and all my supplies being packed up or moved …but the end is in sight. I hope-smile. I am loving your Christmas dog. He is very cute and has a fun vintage feel. I hope you have a great weekend Jo. Hugs-Erika

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  2. Very cute cards, but too early to be thinking about Christmas and Winter!! We’re about to get our first taste of Summer in May! 90s! hot and humid this weekend! Summer cards. Make Summer cards. 😉

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  3. Oh gosh, Jo, adorable! Love this little guy – he’s all decked out and ready to go! What a great image! And I love your sentiments features – perfect! Thanks so much for playing at Sparkles!

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  4. I’m not even sure if you will see this comment, because I am so late visiting. You many have read that my computer died after being hit by a lightening strike. I am back online and busy playing catch up, Jo.

    What an adorable little dog. He definitely has the Christmas spirit. Reminds me a bit of the dog that used to play Sykes on Midsomer Murders.

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