Tuesday, September 18, 2018

The Tropics

Starting out today with this message I found on Pinterest:

It is so my craft room today--LOTS of ideas waiting to be created! LOL!
So it is amazing that I could come up with these cards for Darnell's Twofer challenge using leaves. I am using palm leaves.

The Santa image is a digi I purchased on Etsy here. But there is a similar one in the SU new Holiday Catalog. Santa is colored with SU blender pens. I think he ran off from the North Pole without his sunscreen and is getting a bit pink surfing in Hawaii. The palm trees are from My Favorite Things. I stamped then colored with SU Blender Pens and fussy cut them. I attached the palm trees only by the trunk so the tops are swaying in the wind.  There are 3 punched yellow circles in the upper right to add a little sunshine. You know, how you squint your eyes in the sun and see yellow dots.

The Flamingo is from Stampabilities also colored with SU blenders. The DSP behind the flamingo is SU Tropical Escapes paper pack. I accentedt his one with 3 pearls.
I used the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches for inspiration.
Now I think I must do a little cleaning, straightening, and organizing.  A messy desk is a sign of a creative mind but too much mess stifles creativity!


  1. They are both so gorgeous!! I love the adorable surfing Santa and the flamingo!! And I love the quote...especially since my craft room is a huge mess right now :) Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  2. These two cards are really great. Love the swim trunk Santa. That sunburn is going to chafe under his Santa suit!! I love the flamingo, too. I don't have a single flamingo stamp or die, but I always admire them on others' cards.

  3. True that, Donna! If I get too (ahem) "creative" in the Playhouse, I become paralyzed and then I have to stop and put everything away to start fresh and mess it all up again! Your two cards are super! Your tropical hugs with the flamingo and palm tree and awesome pp will be loved by the recipient and your surfin' Santa Baby is a hoot! He looks just like a Santa should on December 26, lol, even if he did get a little pink in the process!! Thank you so much for playing in Twofer Card Challenge #9! Hugs, Darnell

  4. Adorable tropical leaf cards Donna! LOVE the fun Christmas card with Santa. Yes, he definitely needs to put on some sunscreen! :) Your flamingo and palm tree with the tropical leaf patterned paper is a great design. Wonderful combination of elements and great colouring skills!! Thanks for playing along with us at Twofer Card Challenge!

  5. Fabulous idea to use palm leaves! Your tropical flamingo card makes me want to go on vacation! This Santa in a bathing suit put makes me laugh, what a fun card!
    Great to see you in the Twofer gallery!

  6. These are both so cute!! (I must have lots of ideas waiting around in my craft room!! LOL)
    Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches
    Debbie ~ TMS DT
    Debbie's Dash of This and That

  7. Really fun cards! I love the palm trees and the Santa image is adorable! Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.