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Saturday, December 05, 2020

Festive Nutcracker Man

 Today's card is for my brother, James.It's difficult to make masculine cards anyway but more so at Christmas when there is an urge to add glitter and shine!

I was greatly inspired by this week's challenge at Tuesday Morning Sketches TEAM FAVOURITE- yes, I know it's Saturday but I've been busy!

I was particularly attracted to the three dots in the corner - I often do this with pearls or gems on my cards.

I used a really cute die-cut decoupaged Nutcracker man by a company called Deco. He is mounted on an oval die-cut base matted onto a fancy looped border die in gold mirri.

I've used tartan patterned card with a red border then a gold mirri looped die-cut border. Instead of the dots I've used three tiny die-cut snowflakes.

Finally I've added a greeting created in Publisher using Pumpkin Cheesecake font.

I'm also playing along with the challenges at:

Cardz4guys #259 - traditional Christmas

The Male Room#145 - tartan and plaid

Cut It Up Challenge #214 - Christmas 

Paper Funday Challenge #24 - Christmas

Creative Knockouts #379 - 'tis the season

Color My Heart Color Dare #423 - red and green

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  1. Nutcracker!! Traditional indeed!! Perfect for our "Traditional Christmas" challenge over at Cardz 4 Guyz!! So glad you joined the fun and played along with our challenge!!

  2. I love nutcrackers and I love how you added it on your card. I agree, it is hard to make masculine cards but this one is perfect. Thanks for sharing it with us at Cut It Up for our Christmas challenge.

  3. Gorgeous card with that nice nutcracker. Love the plaid DP too. Thanks for sharing with TMS.
    xxx Margreet DT

  4. Love your card! Glad I stopped by. I had absolutely no idea that a Pumpkin Cheesecake font even existed! Debi

  5. I love your Nutcracker! You have made a lovely card for your brother who I’m sure will love it. Thanks for playing along with Color My Heart Color Dare. X

  6. I agree with you totally about masculine cards but you pulled this off wonderfully!!! Thanks so much for creating with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!

  7. I love that nutcracker! Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  8. What a great nutcracker image paired with the plaid paper. Thanks for sharing with us at Colour Dare :)

  9. Wonderful holiday card Sharon! Lovely use of metallic frames and fun nutcracker image!
    Thank you for sharing your card with us at Creative Knockouts! Hugs !! Bhavya DT.

  10. What a wonderful image, love the frame you showed him off in and the tartan is wonderful and so are the die cuts, a Superb masculine card. Thank you so much for joining us in our Tartan & Plaid challenge at The Male Room this week.I hope you will join us in our next challenge.
    Faith DT

    We would love it if you could display our challenge badge on your post too, thanks.

  11. Love the gold accents and the scalloped frame, and the plaid is so appropriate for your adorable image, and a nice masculine card. I'm sure your brother will love it. Thanks for sharing with us at Color Dare.

  12. Oh so cute Sharon!

    Thank you so much for playing along with us at Creative Knockouts! Good luck!

  13. Wonderful masculine Christmas card (and I would add sparkle and shine to a masculine's Christmas! LOL) Thanks for sharing with us at The Paper Funday Challenges. Merry Christmas! Donna, DT

  14. What a perfect masculine Christmas card, I love it!

  15. Wonderful Nutcracker card! Thank you for playing with us at Color Dare!

  16. Perfect masculine card, Sharon! The plaid paper and gold accessories work beautifully with your nutcracker. Thank you for playing along with us at Color My Heart Color Dare #423.