Yup, you got it right, Christmas Is Coming is a theme for next week at Phindy's Challenges.
But I didn't have quite the right jingle-bell mood while I started making this card so I kinda cheated and made a wintery card that COULD be given for Christmas too. The name of that image is Let's Play and it's one of Phindy's "older" winter images. :)
I used Copic markers for colouring, colours are listed further on.
The papers are from Basic Grey, all sponged with Antique Linen. I wanted a soft but structured look so went for double matting in muted tones.
The embossing punch I've used I found in my punch box. It's a lovely pattern but not really good for heavier cardstock - luckily the tan one I used was not too thick.
The sentiment is from a Whimsy Stamps new release, the set is called Winter Seals and it's one of my all-time favorites!
Dog: E39/35/53, YR24, W3/1/0
Dog coat: YG91/93/45, G45/40
Skin: E21/11/00/000, W3/1/0
Scarf, hat, boots: RV99/95/93/91/25, T3/1/0
Challenges I'm entering:
Cupcake Craft Challenge - sketch
Crafty Creations - buttons
Creative Cottage (2 weeks) - for someone special at christmas
A Spoonful Of Sugar - snow / snowflakes
My Time To Craft - roses (the punched border)
Stamps R Us (2 weeks, 2 entries) - buttons and bows
Crafty Calendar (monthly) - winter
One Stitch At A Time - winter wonderland
Paper Sundaes (3 entries) - let it snow
Thank you so much for looking!