Saturday, November 15, 2014


Quite a while ago, I picked up this free digital image, aptly named Nutcracker, from AJ's Digi Shoppe.   Beccy Muir is having a November Daily Christmas Card Challenge and for Day 14 the theme was Symbols of Christmas.  What would Christmas be without hearing the songs from the well-known ballet, The Nutcracker Suite? (and candy canes, too!)
I cut the green foil and red polka dot paper with Spellbinders dies.  I even used the teeniest die in the set for under the gold brads.  Ribbon was from my stash.  The 'Happy Holidays' sentiment is a CTMH stamp.  And I used markers to color the image.

While the potatoes are boiling on the stove, I am submitting this card to the following challenges:
Brown Sugar Challenge #120 - Anything Goes
Beccy's Place Challenge - A Month of Holiday Cards
Die Cut Divas Challenge - Holiday Spirit
Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge - Anything Goes 4 Kids
We Do Doobadoo Challenge #19 - Christmas
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe #202 - Bright Colors
Crafty Catz Challenge #255 - Christmas is Coming
Left of Center Creative Challenge #54 - Polka Dots
Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #106 - Winter Holiday with Ribbon
Crafty Ribbon Challenge #106 - Christmas with Ribbon
Incy Wincy Designs Challenge #33 - Stripes


  1. Super cute holiday card! Thanks for joining in the fun over at Left of Center Challenges.

  2. Very nice card. Thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy Challenges this week!
    -Mari K.
    Incy Wincy DT

  3. Thanks for sharing your fabby project with the DT from We Do Doobadoo hun, it looks lovely xxx Terry

  4. Nutcrackers are definitely a symbol of Christmas Debi, I was always half fascinated and half terrified of them as a child... must be those big teeth! I love the striped candy cane paper you used in the background and I also like the multi-layered die cuts you used for your sentiment. Well done!

  5. Cute nutcracker! Love how you did the die-cuts! The teeny-tiny ones are so cute!

  6. So colorful. Thank you for joining us at Incy Wincy Challenge!
    Kaia, DT

  7. The image is such a fun one. Your background paper is so cute too. Wonderful card.

    Glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas for our Holidays challenge.

  8. Hello there - just came from Incy Wincy - you won over there!!! Congrats!

  9. Great card, Debi, and I love the candy cane dp. You've been a busy lady!

  10. Lovely card :) Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

  11. I got one of those nut crackers. Got it from my Grandfater so this card brings up sweet memories.

    Thank you for sharing your talent with us at Crafty Catz. Sorry for the comment being a bit late.

  12. Cute
    Thanks for sharing with us at crafty ribbons
    Hugs Kelly

  13. Lovely card, thanks for sharing it with us in the Brown Sugar Challenge.

  14. Lovely card, thanks for sharing it with us in the Brown Sugar Challenge.


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