Friday, December 15, 2023

Hope the Holidays are all they're Cracked Up to Be

Hi Crafty Friends,
I was inspired to create these nutcracker cards by the Pawsome Stamps Moodboard Challenge for December with is all about the shades of blue (see below). These SWEET Nutcrackers and funny pun sentiments are from one of my FAVORITE Pawsome sets called Sweet Christmas. I used the Taylored Expressions Create-in-Quads Snowflake Layering Stencil for my backgrounds.

Make Crafty Friends Q & A:
Q: Which nutcracker below is your favorite?
A: Me? I love the one holding the gingerbread men

Card #1: Hope the Holidays are all they're Cracked Up to Be

Card #2: Sweetest Christmas

Pawsome Stamps Sweet Christmas
Taylored Expressions Create-in-Quads Snowflake Layering Stencil
My Creative Time Scalloped Frame Dies

As You Like It Challenge Anything Goes
D.L Art December Linky Challenge
Christmas Craft Creations Challenge : Christmas Decorations (Nutcrackers)
ABC Christmas Challenge Y is for Your Choice
Park Hopping is My Happy Place Inspired By Nutcracker Village in Stubenville, OH


  1. Gorgeous nutcrackers and love all 4 of them!! The gingerbread men one is adorable especially but they all are! Live your cards!!

  2. Fun cards with the nutcrackers! The one with the dessert hat (figgy pudding?) makes me laugh!

  3. Fabulous cards, I love the nutcracker.. Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge this fortnight at As You Like It..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  4. I kind of favor the last two. they are
    watching out for Christmas and look
    military. Both cards are great.
    thanks for sharing.

  5. Your cards are fabulous. I love the colours and those nutcrackers are so cute. Thank you for joining us at As You Like It. xx Wilma

  6. Always so nice seeing your cards, this is such a pretty card, love these nutcrackers. Thanks for playing our Decorations challenge at Christmas Craft Creations. Merry Christmas!

    Leanne DT Member/CCC

  7. A great background with the Quad stencils - and very colourful nutcrackers. Thank you for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge xx Lynda/Loopyloo DT

  8. What a fun set of cards. They are so colorful and pretty! Thank you for joining us for this challenge at Christmas Craft Creations Challenge and look forward to seeing you again soon!
    Anna, Design Team

  9. Love these cards - especially the backgrounds and the nutcrackers' adorable hats. The Christmas pudding hat made me chuckle! Thanks for joining us at Christmas Craft Creations.

  10. I really love your colouring. Thank you so much for joining us at ABC Christmas challenge


  11. Both are wonderful cards, Meghan! Love the backgrounds, your great coloring and of course the punny sentiment on the first card! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Christmas Craft Creations!

  12. Such great cards! I love the nutcrackers xoxox Thanks for joining us Christmas Craft Creations this month xoxoox

    Lori - CCC DT