This next challenge comes straight from the pages of the November/December issue of Paper Crafts magazine. Due to the wide popularity of critters of all shapes and sizes in paper crafting products of all types and varieties, we did a product-based feature in which we asked our submitters to create holiday projects that incorporate any kind of animal. Entitled All Creatures Great & Small, it's a festive collection of cards that features a festoon of our furry friends. Here are a few of my favies:
All Creatures Great & Small Card by Kim Kesti, p. 63
Moxie Fab Alert: My favorite thing about this card is the posture of the gnome as he reaches down to that sweet little mouse. Kim has kept the design simple, causing your eye to go straight to the kindness of his gentle spirit.
Moxie Fab Alert: These deer are peaceful indeed as they gaze upwards in a sea of white. It's simple. It's understated. It's moxie fab.
Not a Creature Was Stirring Card by Kim Hughes, p. 70
Moxie Fab Alert: If this card doesn't melt your heart, I don't know what will. One glance and I'm reciting the lines of my favorite Christmas poem to my daughters on Christmas Eve--which we do every year, by the way, no matter how old they get.
Peaceable Kingdom Card from Hello Lucky
Holiday Cardinal Plate from Crate & Barrel
Christmas Berry Bower Art Tag from mulberrymuse
Stitchy Octopus Ornament from Anthropologie
Stocking Monkey Card from Hello Lucky
Season's Greetings Card from farouche
Dachshund Family Takes a Sleigh Ride from watercolorqueen
Woodland Friends Card from Hello Lucky
Twig Reindeer from Pottery Barn
Holiday Gift Giving Animals Card from bubbledog
Christmas Card Pack from GuinnessTheGreyt
A Penguin's Christmas Postage Stamp from zazzle.com
Snow Pup Mug from Crate & Barrel
Ready to play? Great! Upload your projects using Mr. Linky below following these instructions:
- Create a paper crafted holiday project (card, gift bag, tag, layout, home decor, etc.) that incorporates some kind of critter.
- Upload a photo of your project to your blog, come back here and post the URL to your project page (not your main blog URL) in the Mr. Linky box below. Post a link to the Moxie Fab World in your blog's text to encourage your readers to see the other projects that have been linked and to try the challenge themselves.
- If you don't have a blog, go to this Flickr gallery, upload your photo, and post the URL to your project (not the group) in the Mr. Linky box below.
- Accomplish this task by midnight on Monday, December 21. The winning entries will be showcased on this blog on Wednesday, December 23 and will receive a truly moxie fab prize!
Have fun with this one, friends! I'll be oohing and aahing over them periodically. In the meantime, I hope that wherever you are today, you are happy and well! Thanks for taking some time out of your busy day to stop on by!