Monday, March 25, 2019

Moves on Hooves + Rudolph Days

Hi, Friends........

It's the last day for this fortnight's Christmas Kickstart Challenge with the adorable theme of "Moves on Hooves".  I don't know if Jo made that phrase up or not, but I find it such a fun and amusing Christmas challenge theme.

I really hoped to use a neglected stamp for this challenge, but none of my overlooked Christmas critter stamps were showing their hooves. It's not a requirement that you can see their feet.....I just *wanted* hooves showing....or at least lower legs!!!....for this fun theme.

So instead I went to my Christmas stash and found a lovely patterned envelope I had saved from a card a neighbor sent me in 2016. (I could still read the postmark!) I wish I had taken a picture of the envelope before I started slicing and dicing to turn it into a card!!! I love the desert colors and the image of Joseph and Mary on their way to Bethlehem.

With the usable leftover pieces from the envelope, I decorated up an envelope for my card. I sponged with Distress Ink and laid down a strip of sky and a die cut ornament. I guess you could say that this is an envelope decorated with an envelope.

Supplies used include:
My Favorite Things Die-namics - Stitched Square STAX die set
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Katharine Cutaways die set
Unity - "Wishing you a blessed Christmas" from Unto Us
Versafine ink in Majestic Blue
Spellbinders - Holiday Tags die set
Scraps of solid cardstock from stash
Old Christmas decorated envelope from stash
Distress Inks in Tattered Rose and Hickory Smoke

Hope you liked this card in the non-traditional colors. Thank you for stopping by today!!


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Christmas Kickstart Challenge #6 - Moves on Hooves
2. Crimbo Crackers - AG Christmas
3. Crafter's Castle Challenge #15 - Anything Goes w/ opt. Use Glitter
4. Pixie's Snippets Playground Challenge #348 - Use Snippets
5. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #430 - AG Christmas
6. Mod Squad - Use 1 or More Metal Dies
7. TCP March Tuesday Challenge #355 - Envie Envy (decorate an envelope to go with project)
8. Rudolph Days March Challenge


  1. Amazing card, love how you recycled the scene and the bauble on the envelope. Fabulous earth tones, this card is just perfect for any recipient, but I think especially for male!!

  2. Fab to recycle - one of my favorite things to do - thanks for dropping this off at Mod Squad - have a blessed day!

  3. Your card is so gorgeous and I love that silhouette image.

  4. A wonderful recycling job. I like the muted colours, and I always love silhouettes against an interesting background. The Spanish post office doesn't like decorated envelopes but I like yours! Kate P. x

  5. Hi Janis, great ass. Sorry, couldn't resist bwahahhaaahhahaaa. Thanks for joining the Christmas Kickstart challenge. Hugz

    1. Ha! Nice way to enhance the Christmas spirit, Gail. LOL.... :D


    2. Ooops!! Was I bad?? No santa for me then. Naughty little elf!!! Hugz

  6. What a stunningly beautiful image - kinda makes me feel a little teary. The colours are lovely too. Thanks so much for sharing this at The Christmas Kicktart and for ll your support and encouragement, Jo x

  7. This is a fabulous upscaled Christmas card. I love the image and it does fit your theme.
    The envelope is gorgeous!

    Thanks for taking part in the March Rudolph Days Challenge.

  8. Wow, just look at you. Upcycling and re-defining like a BOSS!! I'm glad I'm not the only crafter who recycles and saves nice envelopes. I save plain colored envelopes for die-cutting because most are not fancy like this one. Beautiful, non-traditional colors and a lovely image!

  9. This is lovely and your envelope envelope is very pretty.

  10. Absolutely fabulous Janis! Wonderful card and I do so love the envelope! They look so classy.


    Di xx

  11. Love this! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Crafter's Castle this month!
    Hugs... Mike
    Crafter's Castle

  12. Great recycling. Thank you for joining in at CHNC with the Anything Christmas Goes Challenge with an optional twist of Inspired By Christmas Song or Carol. Apologies for the late comment.


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