Practicing Creativity

Ham it up Pig Christmas card

I'm always on the lookout for quirky Christmas stamps. This QKR Stampede Christmas Pig digital stamp is a perfect example. And if the image suits a punny sentiment, so much the better. I created this one with Castellar font. I had to explain what 'Ham it up' meant to my French husband, so I guess that rules out sending it to any French speakers. And now that I think about it, it might not be the best card for a vegetarian either.

The paper is Carta Bella's Christmas Delivery paper pad. I purchased it a couple of years back so it's probably retired now, although I suspect it's still available on eBay or Amazon. It's my favorite Christmas paper pad and I've made serious inroads into it. There are three cards up on the blog made with it: Snow Time Bear, Cardinal Christmas, and Snowmen Joy.

I kept embellishments simple with a wooden snowflake and button.

Supply List
Paper – cardstock, Carta Bella Christmas Delivery
Digital stamp – QKR Stampede Christmas Pig
Color – Caran d'Ache Luminance 6901 pencils
Embellishments – wooden snowflake, button
Font – Castellar

I'm linking up with: QKR Stampede #355 – ATG, Crafty Calendar July – Christmas in July, CHNC #445 – ATG Christmas with option men/boys (and I think this card would qualify for that!), Winter Wonderland July – Christmas Buildings/Winter Buildings (I'm hoping the inside of a stable counts), The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #52 – ATG Christmas, ABC Christmas Challenge July – N is for No Peeking/ O is for Ornament, and Cute n' Crafty Christmas #15 – ATG Christmas.


  1. Tee hee - what a fun card! And you're right...I don't think a vegetarian would see the humour. (: I love the papers and that snowflake/button embelli too.

  2. LOL! Cracks me up! That pig is sooo ugly he is cute! Love that your DP looks like a barn wall and that the wall in the background of the image mimics that DP!
    Well done!

  3. This is fab!!! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Calendar challenge hugs Sue x

  4. What a fun card. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Hazel Nut's Christmas Card Weekly Challenge - Myrna DT

  5. Fun image and sentiment. Great papers. A vegetarian may get a laugh out of it.

  6. I love your coloring! I have this image and haven't used it in years as I couldn't get the colors just right - you've inspired me to try it again!

  7. Thanks for sharing your cute Christmas card with us at ABC Christmas Challenge, and we hope to see you again next month!
    Dorte x


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