Friday, November 30, 2012

Winter Wonderland Blog Hop, sponsored by the Krazy Crafting Crew

Welcome to the Winter Wonderland Blog Hop, brought to you by the Krazy Crafting Crew.  This is our last monthly hop of the year as we celebrate the holidays, say sayonara to 2012 and welcome in a year that's bound to be great and full of crafting!  

We in the KCC have had a wonderful year with fun themes; have you noticed?  Would you like to join us?  Just let me know in your comments and I'll hook you up!  :)  We're having lots of fun themes, sponsored blog candy, and more in 2013.  Today, the KCC will be bringing you all sorts of wintry projects including our holiday cards. 

Here's my Winter Wonderland card:

Top left: Close up of Santa's sleigh, snowy hill and a reindeer
Bottom: The full eight-panel accordion card, unfolded.
I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut this card, using a design from
the Silhouette Online Store. (All images from the store are half-
price through December 3. This one was just 50 cents!)
The cardstock is Brilliant White 130# ordered from I trimmed out the reins using
gold embroidery floss. The reindeers' antlers are made to
look more like Vegas showgirls' hats by trimming the base
of the flourish with gold Stickles. I made a complementing
kraft pocket card/envelope for the Merry Christmas sentiment,
rather than stamping directly on this pretty card that can
double as a mantle's home decor for the holidays.

Like what you see?  Be sure to hop along. I'm the second stop, right after our hostess Lissa Marie at So Many Crafts, So Little Time. I will post the full blog roll below.  Your next stop is the fantabulous JAMIE at Jamie Lindstrom Designs -- she always has some fun projects, so don't delay.

BUT WAIT!!!  Before you go, Santa's arrived a bit early and dropped off this fun Designer Card Kit from Momenta which could be yours if you win the CardMonkey blog candy!

How to win? Easy!  

  1. Be a follower here and state as much in a comment on this blog post here.  
  2. In your comment, I'd like you to tell me what you'd like to find in your crafter's Christmas stocking (under $20) .... can you tell, I'm looking for some ideas for my Secret Santa gift for a fellow crafter?   
  3. Do tell me, too, how to contact you when you win the Momenta Card Kit!

Other bloggers have blog candy throughout the hop too ... so be sure to stop by and read the candy requirements on each.  For example, your host Lissa Marie is giving out a mini calendar to those who are followers of her blog (confirmation is required or she won’t see that you have signed up if you are new).  She will make the calendar just for you to help you schedule your appointments or if you are a blogger you can schedule all your hops all right next to your monitor! All you have to do is tell her your favorite colors!

Another great reason to comment is so you can also win with our monthly sponsor, Scrapbook Stamp Society (

They would love to reward one special blog visitor with a prize from their store. To be qualified for their drawing, please comment on all participating blogs and let them know you have.

You can receive extra entries for following them on Facebook at
and for commenting on the Scrapbook Stamp Society blog

Thank you for taking the time out to check out my projects Please do click on for more joyous Winter Wonderland.

Remember, your next stop is JAMIE, at
Thanks so much for hopping through our Winter Wonderland!  Here is the full line up in case you need help navigating:

Your Host: Lissa Marie ~ 

DeFiaNtLy DiFfeReNt & CreAtiVeLy Yours,


kdnkdd said...

So cute.


Shawn Mosch said...

AMAZING!!!! I just love the Santa cut!

I am a follower, and have been for years now. You know me . . . I like anything Disney or BLING. And you know where to find me. :)

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Nancy said...

I follow you via GFC: allibrary.

I'd like to find cute themed colorful brads in my stocking!

allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

Camille Short said...

Love this and will definitely have a go at making year! LOL! Thanks for sharing!

gypsyrps said...

Great project. Intricate cutes. I am a follower.
For under $20 I would like a pick me up tool. It would be so handy for those little pieces. I also want to try glitter T shirt vinyl. Thanks for the chance to win.
Merry Christmas, Rose

lorby said...

I love this Santa Card! It's not fair that you have so much talent. You need to pass some of that off to me. I had fun looking at your other cards too and same thing, give me some of that talent there girlie. It's great as always to hop with you.

Lucy Kelleher said...

Ellen - I just LOVE your card. You always find ways to inspire me :) TFS


Lucy Kelleher said...

BTW - am already a follower :) Also, I want Create-a-Critter 2 in my stocking -- I just KNOW it has to be found somewhere for under $20 :)


Karon said...
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Karon said...

Sorry I realised I forgot to say I'm already a follower :-)
OMG that card is awesome - WOW. Now what I would like in my stocking - hmmm some Christmas ribbon, some Christmas stamps, glitter I could go on:-)


Pink Dalmatians said...

Very cute Ellen! I love what you did with the cut. as for your questions, I love embossing folders, sew easy stuff, buttons. You could do a grab bag of smaller items to add up to your $20!

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh! I know I talked to you but I always make it a point to comment on the blog as well! Well I have two complements for you! I love your intricate cuts on your card and the card below... wow simply beautiful! Thank you Soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much for being such a wonderful dedicated participant of KCC this year, you are amazing and I love having you as a friend as well. Even though your printer is bigger and better then mine and you have a cameo and I don't! I still am so honored that you are a part of KCC! Looking forward to another year with you! Love ya!

Unknown said...

Hi i follow you via GFC and email...under $20? i'd like a small Xyron sticker maker, but not sure how much they are, so maybe more paper! Thanks for sharing your Winter Wonderland.


Unknown said...

that card is gorgeous! such intricate cutwork!

Karenladd said...

Whoa...that is some card! Gorgeous die cuts and I love the all-white color scheme! I am a blog follower and I am hoping to find some embossing folders under the tree this year since I finally got a Big Shot!
Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
kladd94803 at aol dot com

K Clark said...

love that card!!! i have been a follwer of yours for a bit... really love that card - seriously i now NEED a cameo

Unknown said...

I have been a follower for quite a while. I am looking forward to more embossing folders and dies. Of course I am a card maker and so anything I can use on a card is always welcome.

D- said...

I am an email follower.
Things under $20 I'd like to see in a Secret Santa gift if I got one would be embossing folders, stamp pad ink refills (especially Stazon black), Micron pens, sponge daubers, adhesive, cutting mat for whatever machine they use.
Hope that helps.
dmcardmaker (at AOL)

Unknown said...

I love your card! I would love your blog candy in my stocking!!! It is just my style. Other things are cute stamps but not Christmas.. nice pens or markers, anything smash related...
<3 Pam