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Gingham Toby:

Good morning all.  I have a rather simple card to share with you.  Hmmm... still took me a few hours though.  I thought after years of practice that one could get better and faster - certainly not the case for me :)

I love gingham almost as much as I love polka dots.  I surrounded freebie Toby (link found on my side bar) in lots of sparkle, gingham, and buttons - the perfect Christmas combo!

Card Ingredients:  StampFairy digi, DCWV papers, Recollections cardstock, Prismacolor pencils (fur - Chocolate, Dark Brown, Dark Umber;  cheeks - Magenta, Crimson Red;  ears - Magenta, Crimson Red), Recollections wood grain stamp, Recollections Chocolate Brown ink and Breeze chalk ink, Studio G sentiment stamp, Gelly Roll white pen, Martha Stewart Mica tinsel glitter, Dress It Up buttons, Martha Stewart bakers twine, Wilson's doily.  Tools:  sewing machine, C.C. Designs Fence and Cloud dies.

I made Toby for the following challenges:  Crimbo Crackers - Christmas animals, CSAYL - choose a sketch and make it Christmas, Stampin' Sisters in Christ - sparkle, Crafter's Companion - Christmas,  Sweet Sketch Wednesday - sketch:

As always, today is StampFairy's New Release Friday.  

Well I think that's it for today - have a wonderful weekend!!!



Linda Anderson said…
Hi Deanne! Adorable, absolutely adorable!! Love the gingham and the tinsel glitter! Fun and fabulous!! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Angi Barrs said…
Love the sparkle and shine.
Jingle said…
Very cute! I love the ginghams and the sparkle!
Such a darling card! I love the glitter you added to it and the papers are such a great match! Thanks for playing along!
Erika SSW DT
Jessie said…
I love gingham too! Adorable card Deanne :)
Annette said…
GORGEOUS - it's just fabulous Deanne. I love the snow effect on the snowball too. LOVE it.
Carissa said…
Gorgeous, you certainly make it look like it comes easy. Love your sweet, sparkly card.
Lynne said…
Such an adorable and wonderfully crafted seasonal card!
Oh Deanne, your card is precious. I love the gingham and the sparkle. The button and dollie adde such a nice finishing touch. Hope your are doing well. I was thinking about you the other day. It is really nice to have you join us.
Hugs, Nancy
Jeannie said…
I just love the sparkly snow and the doily is a fun embellishment too! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Peace & Luv,
Miesje said…
Very, very cute! I love the sparkle and the stitching is wonderful. Thanks so much for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ!
Heide said…
What a darling Christmas card, Toby is just darling and love the gingham paper.
Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesdays.
Hugs, Heide SSW-DT
Kathie said…
Hi girlfriend I was thinking about you the other day whilst I was up the mountain and the boys were skiing is was cold about -5c and then I thought of you and your cold winters. That temperature is a bit like spring for you LOL. Love your card, I too adore gingham on cards I just don't know why I think it looks clean and fresh. I know what your mean about how long it takes to make a simple card that happened to me yesterday. Love your card and this very cute image which I must grab. Awesome job and thanks so much for sharing your card with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck.

Kathie SSW-DT
Sharon Basel said…
I'm with you on the gingham and polka dots Deanne! Both are such cheerful patterns and the gingham is just that on this card. What a cute card, especially with all that glitter and sparkle. Always good to see you back here at SSW! Thanks for playing along again!
Mynn xx said…
LOVE your use of the tinsel glitter! And your cloudy skies is amazing! Thank you for joining us at CSAYL! :)
Heather said…
Aaaawwww. . . He's so cute and I love his giant sparkly snowball. Great use of gingham, too! Thanks for playing with CSAYL
Deanne Saunders said…
Adorable card!!! Thanks for participating in CSAYL's challenge! Hope to see you again!!!