Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Guest Elf for Christmas Kickstart Challenge #19


I'm so happy to be Jo's Guest Elf at her Christmas Kickstart Challenge!!! 

Today's cards for challenge CKC#19 have a definite Scandinavian look - which I adore! 

My first card uses a background stamp from SSS [a challenge prize, which makes me even happier!]  I think that little open heart was just the place for these love birds from Wplus9 Woodland Basics, in all their Scandi white perfection!


Julie's darling line-drawn Holiday Characters images were left simply stamped for a more Scandi-style!  One of the fun sentiments from Retro Holiday Greetings were stamped with Stampin' Up Crumb Cake - I could use a re-inker [do they still make it LeAnne, or Linda?]


Now.  I might have stopped there... but you know I had tons of those Basics die-cuts left over... why not a little notecard?  This time I used that center heart - yes, they did make it removable!  I adore the not-quite-white of the Masters Touch water color paper from Hobby Lobby!  Do you use it?

A few Teresa Collins real wood dots are a sweet Scandi-addition - do you agree? 
Please don't ask where I found them!!! lol
Thanks, Jo, for the invitation!  I loved being your Guest Elf, and adding to my 2019 Christmas card stash!  I'm on my way over to you, hopefully with a few friends, to see your lovely Scandi cards!

=]  Michele

34 comments:

LeAnne said...

Holy guacamole, these are amazing! That first background stamp is stunning...I love the calm, neutral feeling to all your cards! Just beautiful! You are a clever elf!

LeAnne said...

And oh yes, they do have Crumb Cake reinkers, LOL!

Karen Dunbrook said...

love these mf....great looking cards as always.
xx Karen

Marcia Hill said...

Oh my gosh girl...all 3 of these are FABULOUS!! They definitely have the Scandanavian look to them with the simple kraft and white lines and I'm loving ALL of them!! :0)

Bonnie said...

First, congratulations on being the Guest Elf! You have done yourself proud with not one, but three awesome Christmas cards! I love the neutral shades and that background stamp couldn't be more perfect! An awesome collection, my friend!

Dotty Jo said...

Your cards are simply stunning, Michele. I'm delighted and very, very grateful to have you as my elf for this challenge, Jo x

ElizStewart said...

All three cards are stunning... you have a brilliant mind!

conil said...

Does your talent know no bounds...Scandinavian designs. All in white in craft. My jaw is still lying on the floor. Sooooo fabulous. If you ask me, Christmas Kickstart picked the right Elf.

Mac Mable said...

Stunning cards and love the kraft and white and also the almost white on white. Very scandinavian and the most fabulous cards Michele x Wonderful inspiration and what a great guest elf you've been x.

Marina said...

Ooooh!

lostinpaper said...

Guest Elf - tick! ROCKed it - tick!

Nora Noll said...

Oh my word, girl, these are AMAZING!! Who but you could pair kraft and white and everything look so elegant. STUNNING cards!!

Lisa Elton said...

You wore those elf shoes and jingled belled hat quite well! These are perfectly charming Michele. I LOVE the first one to bits!

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Killer gorgeous Kraft and white creations. I so love that combination,a nd you have done wonders with it. Love them all!

Cat Craig said...

Oh congratulations on your Guest Designing spot,you have knocked it out of the park.

Barb Ghig said...

Scandi and yummy, my friend! What a lovely collection of Christmas cards...WOW! LOVE your color palette, too! Congrats on your well-deserved Guest spot :)

nancy littrell said...

OMG...Absolutely Stunning Crumbcake and White Scandinavian CAS Card designs, Michele. I am obviously Scandinavian...Scandinancycreates..so love this style. I also just got a new to me Scandinavian stamp set, so I must play:-) TFS your outstanding cards and Congratulations on being an elf for this challenge, my friend:-) Hugs...Nancy

BTW..I am 1/2 Norwegian and my maiden name is Knutson:-)

Marge said...

Love all your CAS cards for today but the third one caught my eyes! Your designs are brilliant as always, Michele!

Unknown said...

Awesome trio of CAS holiday cards! Love the neutral colors! You are a master of mix-and-matching different sets!!! Have a wonderful day! Hugs <3

Jeanne said...

Love, love, LOVE these cards. I sure do enjoy the Scandinavian look myself, too! Sure made me smile this morning! Thanks for sharing, Michele. I love the guest elf title!

Kathy said...

Love them all, Michele....long live kraft and white!

Birgit said...

Wow! All of your Scandinavian style cards are spot on! The white and kraft designs are crisp and beautiful.

Tracey McNeely said...

These are just gorgeous Michele, love the Scandinavian look of them all!

JulieP said...

Wow. Wow. Wow. Such a striking color combination. These are all just so beautiful. Congrats on being a Guest Elf!

Cindy C. said...

OMG these are so clean, crisp and charming!! I so enjoy seeing them. Pinned for future CASE.

Julie Ebersole said...

ohhhhhhhhhh These are wicked fab, Michele!

Bobby said...

What??? No gray??? That's okay. You've done a bang up job with the pretty brown. And those die cuts?! To die for! LOL

Linda Callahan said...

You are the best guest ever! These are all fabulous in Crumb Cake and White! The die cuts are terrific but you make them special my friend! Wow....

Lindsey said...

A trio of beauty! You were a perfect elf for this challenge.

donna mikasa said...

You SO deserve that little elf hat--I simply LOVE all your projects and that first card took my breath away!

TK said...

Gorgeous! I am in LOVE with that background stamp!!! All 3 cards are fabulous and very pretty

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Three beauties in the Scandinavian style, Michele! Especially love the one with the holiday characters. Congrats on being Jo's elf!!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Wow, what a fantastic collection, Michele! Love all of them, using the neutral color combo and lots of die-cuts. The first one is breath-taking!
Congrats on being the Guest Elf!
Hideko xx

Anita in France said...

Congratulations on your Elf spot, Michele! Stunning trio ... I've always loved that Simon background ... you've made it even more tempting with these beautiful folk art styled cards! The clusters of seasonal elements on each of the three (whether Christmas or autumn) are just delicious! Love them all! Hugs, Anita :)