A Whimsical Card by Jessica

Good morning! Jess here with a card for our current challenge! Today I decided to focus on the colors of the challenge to create a punny ocean-themed holiday card!

I have a good friend whose son has discovered the “baby shark” song recently so I thought this would be a fun Christmas card to send to them! 😉 And she’ll probably kill me for getting it stuck in her head again! (If you don’t know what I’m talking about DON’T look it up unless you want it in your head forever! Seriously.)

To start I blended stormy sky and faded jeans distress ink onto a piece of Strathmore Bristol cardstock. I also blended stormy sky and Forget-Me-Not ink onto a second piece of Strathmore Bristol cardstock. I die-cut that panel with the Ocean Hillside Pop-Up dies and adhered them over the other blended panel. Then I stamped, colored, and die-cut the shark fin from Duh-Nuh with warm grey Copics and tucked it behind the top wave. Next I die-cut the first part of my sentiment from Sticky Note cardstock using Finley’s ABCs and adhered them to my front panel.

On the inside of the card I started by die-cutting the Ocean Wave Accents on the bottom of the panel. Then I die-cut the rest of my sentiment with Moonstone cardstock and the same Finley’s ABCs and adhered them to the inside of the card. I stamped the shark from Duh-Nuh and colored him with warm grey Copic markers and die-cut him with the coordinating dies. Then I stamped and colored the Santa hat from Baaah Humbug with pinkish shades and die-cut it with the coordinating dies. Finally I adhered my shark and added the Santa hat at a jaunty angle! (It’s hard to decide where to put a Santa hat on a fish!

And that’s my punny take on the challenge colors! You have two more weeks to get crafty with our inspiration photo and I can’t wait to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by and have an amazing day!

The Wonderful Winter challenge is a 3 week challenge closing at 11:59PM ET on Sunday, January 6th. We can’t wait to see your creative take on our inspiration!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from your friends at Lawn Fawnatics!

Featured Fawnatics and Challenge 42 Random Winner!

Wow! Your fabulous Winter Holiday cards totally inspired us! There are so many entries and each one is amazing! Thank you all so much for sharing your awesome talent with us, you are all the best! If you are one of our Featured Fawnatics today, we invite you to to grab this badge to share on your blog or other social sites!

by Carol
(using Say What? Christmas Critters, Say What? Gift Tags)

by Ana
(using Christmas Dreams, Quilted Backdrop)

by Kathy
(using Thanks a Latte, Simply Celebrate Winter)

by Jennifer
(using Oh What Fun, Toboggan Together)

by Ellen
(using Sweet Christmas, Here We Go A-Waddling, Holiday Helpers)

by Ulrika
(using Toboggan Together, Here We Go A-Waddling)

by Sharmaine
(using Sweet Christmas, Stitched Star Frames)

by Davina
(using Hay There, Snow Day, Stitched Mountain Borders)


And now we have our Random Winner from Challenge 42 Winter Holiday who wins a $25.00 gift certificate to our shop, lawnfawn.com! And the winner is…#90
Congratulations to Lynn Dionne! Please send an email to fawnies(at)lawnfawn(dot)com with “Lawn Fawnatics winner” in the subject line. Then grab this winner badge to display on your blog and social media!

We will share Design Team inspiration during the next 3 weeks for Challenge 43 – Wonderful Winter! This new challenge runs until Sunday, January 6th at 11:59PM ET. We can’t wait to see your creativity with this inspiring new challenge!

Thank you all so much from everyone at Lawn Fawnatics! Happy crafting!

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 43 – Wonderful Winter

Hello Fawnatics friends! It’s time for a new challenge theme! This time we have a beautiful image and color palette for our Wonderful Winter theme! Feel free to be inspired by the colors (Lawn Fawn ink colors Ballet Slippers, Butter, Moonstone, Forget Me Not, Manatee), the image, the theme or all three! This will be a 3 week challenge that will be open until Sunday, January 6 at 11:59PM ET. Your project should feature Lawn Fawn stamps, dies and papers. Have fun and follow your creativity wherever it takes you!

For each challenge, we will randomly select a winner to receive a $25.00 gift certificate to the Lawn Fawn shop! We will also be highlighting a few of your fabulous projects at the close of each challenge! By linking your projects to our challenges you will give permission for us to post your work to this blog and our social media sites. Check out the How to Play page for a few guidelines to play along. We want this to be FUN so we’ll keep the rules to just a few!

We are excited to have another talented Guest Designer join us for this challenge! Please welcome Ashley Dearie, you know her as 509inspired on Instagram! She has been one of our Featured Fawnatics more than once for making wonderfully clever cards based around fun themes! Thank you for joining us today, Ashley, we are so happy to have you!!

Ashley was inspired by the color palette and the lovely wintry image to to send warm wishes from this cute crew in the arctic! She used lots of fun sets including Sealed with a Kiss, Critters in the Arctic, Critters in the Snow and Beary Happy Holidays! She combined bits of the costumed kids from Easter Party with the donut from Donut Worry to look like this arctic-dwelling cutie is bundled up for the cold!

Ashley used just the lake die cut from the Dad+Me coordinating die set to cut out the water shape and filled it with inked Ocean Wave Borders! So clever!

Let’s see how our amazing Design Team was inspired for this challenge!

Samantha M took snow angels to a new level of fun with these colorful and cute Yeti Set Go critters! This card is just so clever and so perfect for the Wonderful Winter theme!

One of the Yeti cuties is on an Action Wobbler to add even more fun with an interactive element!

Karin‘s Beary Happy Holidays polar bear family has done some successful ice fishing and are sending a sweet greeting to their friends! This frosty scene is so full of charm and warmth!

Jessica‘s beautiful pastel paradise uses all the colors of the challenge palette! Her skating bear is found in Beary Happy Holidays along with the pretty greeting. The Forest Border provides a snowy tree line in the background! I love how Jessica added the heart from Stitched Trails, this skating bear has some talent!

I just love the sweetness of Christy‘s cute card that combines Thanks a Latte and Oh Snap! The Zig Zag Rectangle panel and the Gotta Have Gingham background give her card a fun homespun look!

Joyce created a fun Wonderful Winter Village Shops scene with cute little Coaster Critters enjoying the small town charm! She used Stitched Hillside Backdrop: Landscape to create her fun scene!

Samantha C borrowed scene builder stamps from Critters in the Arctic and Critters in the Snow to create a frosty winter playground for the happy frogs from Toadally Awesome! I love how she used Itsy Bitsy Polka Dot Backdrop to look like a snowy sky!

Franci‘s Say What? Gift Tags are so fun and magical! I love how she filled the shaker windows with Chunky Glitter for lots of sparkle and shine!

Jenn combined some favorite oldies with new favorites to create an adorable friendship card! Making Frosty Friends snow-people with a custom sentiment made with Quinn’s ABCs work nicely with the new Snowfall Backdrop and a Stitched Scalloped Rectangle Frame!

We will have Design Team inspiration for you over the next 3 weeks and of course we’ll share our Featured Fawnatics and random winner for Challenge 42 tomorrow!