Friday 5 March 2021

Elephant Christmas Tree by Bugaboo Stamps for Winter Wonderland Challenge for the 5th of March, 2021

At Winter Wonderland this month, we are hosted by Christine.
Welcome to our third challenge for 2021.

Our theme is:


So here is my card:

I took this photo outside in some sunshine, but you can't see the sparkle very well - however the close up image below shows a heap of sparkle from the glitter pens!

Please remember that it is Christmas projects only and they must include the theme.

Our sponsor for this challenge is
Our sponsor for this challenge is Bugaboo Stamps:

Everything that you ever wanted to know about Bugaboo Stamps - a short essay!
As if raising five children in the frozen land of the North was not enough of a challenge, Jodie Mackrell decided to dip her cold little Canadian toes into the world of paper crafting by opening an online store full of her illustrations. That was seven years ago.

Today Bugaboo Stamps is one of the leading companies in digital images and we're still growing! From seriously snarky to sugary sweet to sublimely soulful all the way over to the other side of the super sexy spectrum, you're bound to find all that you need and more to create your paper projects.

Jodie works hard to provide new releases and freebies every week!

And the prize on offer for our lucky winner is:
$12 gift code to spend in the Bugaboo Stamps store.

I chose Elephant Christmas Tree for my image, which I digitally printed on to X-Press It blending card and then cut out using my paper cutter.
I have coloured the image with the following Copics markers:
  • elephant - C00, C0, C1, C3, C5, R20, G07, clear Wink of Stella
  • hat green - G02, G05, G07
  • hat red - R22, R24, R27, clear Wink of Stella
  • tree - YG03, G14, G17, G29
  • stocking green - G12, G14, G17
  • stocking blue - B12, B14, B16
  • stocking purple - V20, V22, V25
  • ornaments - glitter pens
  • tag - E30, E34
  • ribbon - R22, R24
  • brown - E13, E15, E17
  • background - BG0000, BG000
  • outline - BG01
I then adhered the coloured image on to a white square card from Envelope Solutions, which I stamped on all four edges with one of the border stamps from Snuggle Down by the wonderful Marcella at Power Poppy using Elderberry Memento ink and my MISTI. Unfortunately Snuggle Down seems to have been retired.

The sentiment is from Deck the Halls Clear Stamp Set by the wonderful Irina at La-La Land Crafts, but it also seems to have been retired. I have stamped the sentiment in Nautical Blue Memento ink using my MISTI.

As usual, I have taken inspiration from the wonderful Monthly Classes and Bonus Classes from the awesome Alyce at Kit and Clowder.

Here are some close-ups of the sentiment and colouring:

Just looking at the part of the image between the elephant and the tree - I didn't realise that it was a present! I thought it was a balustrade or something wooden with a tag and a ribbon! 

Anyway, I would like to add this card to the following challenges:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies March Challenge - Anything Goes as long as there is a critter or two!
ABC Christmas Challenges E, F and G - G is for Garland on the tree
Christmas with the Cuties Challenge #46 - Anything Christmas Goes as long as it is cute and optional theme of Elves/Gnomes and Fairies
Christmas Crafts All Year 'Round March Challenge - Something that starts with E and/or F - I have an elephant!

There is inspiration from the rest of the Winter Wonderland DT over on the Winter Wonderland blog, so please pop over to everyone's blog by clicking on their name. We always appreciate a comment or two! :) You can also find out what other challenges are out there, which could give you some ideas for your card stash.
We all hope that you are able to join us for this challenge. Please remember that it is Christmas Projects only! We look forward to visiting your blogs and seeing your gorgeous Christmas creations. Please be sure to post a link back to the Winter Wonderland blog in your blog post in order to be eligible for a prize!
Have fun and remember that you can enter up to 3 times. This challenge will end on Thursday the 1st of April, 2020.
Please check the Winter Wonderland blog on Monday the 8th of March to find out the winners of the Our Tribute to Eileen - Anything Christmas Goes Challenge.

Thanks for looking!


  1. Beautiful card with a Christmas elephant. Wonderfully colored! Thank you for joining the CCAYR call. I hope you will take part in our next call. Martina-DT

  2. Beautiful card and your elephant is cute!
    Patty DT Winter Wonderland Challenge

  3. What a totally cute image (one that would intimidate me a bit!), and it is beautifully colored! I especially love the elephant's festive green toenails! Thanks for sharing with us at 2CCC, and good luck! :)

    ~Marie B -DT

  4. What a lovely Christmas card, thanks for sharing with us at the Holly and Ivy Christmas challenge. Hugs, Shona xx

  5. Super cute Ellie, love your colouring of the tree!
    Stay Safe
    Hugs Shell xx

  6. This is wonderful, I love the image and your beautiful colouring. Thank you so much for joining us in our challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies this week. Good Luck and I’m looking forward to seeing you again in our next challenge.
    Faith A DT