Practicing Creativity

Merry Fishmas! & LRW #688

It's my turn hosting the challenge at Little Red Wagon this week and I've chosen the theme 'Sea You Then!', meaning anything goes with a sea associated theme – fish, beaches, shells, etc. Come on over and check out what the other girlfriends have made. We're looking forward to SEA-ing your creations!

I decided to dig out my step card dies for a sea themed Christmas card. The image is a one of several free Christmas Polkadoodles digis and sentiments offered by Papercrafter magazine on their website. I tend to associate the sea with summer, but there are some very cute SEAsonal Christmas greeting images out there, too (e.g. the digi on this Santa Claws card, which just also happens to be a step card). 

Digital paper is Prettygrafik Baby Sharks & Ocean Fun. Embellishments are starfish and my trusty ric-rac die. Candara Light font was used for the sentiment.

Supply List
Paper – cardstock, Prettygrafik digital Baby Sharks & Ocean Fun
Digital stamp – Papercrafter magazine Polkadoodles freebie
Dies – Crafts-too Presscut Step Card die, Gemini Fancy Borders Ric-Rac
Embellishments – starfish
Font – Candara light
Spectrum Noir Illustrator Markers
Art-n-Fly white pen

I'm linking up with the following challenges: Allsorts Challenge Wk 711 – ATG opt Winter Blues, The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #131 – ATG Christmas, Passion for Markers Wk 673 – Going Dotty, The Cutie Pie Challenge #178 – January Blues, and Digi Chooseday Wk 2 – ATG.


  1. So very cute and fun Shani, love the colourful fish decorating his tree, the starfish and fabulous card design.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  2. A fun card, many thanks for joining in our AG/Winter Blues theme at Allsorts challenge this week.

    B x

  3. A superb design and perfect for our 'Winter Blues' challenge at Allsorts, thank you for joining us there.

  4. This is so much fun and I love that sentiment. Great colours too. Thanks for taking part at Allsorts challenge.

  5. What a fun ocean themed Christmas card!
    Thanks so much for sharing at Allsorts challenge!
    Ellibelle's Corner

  6. Fabulous stepper card, Shani! Your colouring of that fun underwater scene is brilliant and your paper and embellishment choices compliment it perfectly...
    Thanks for playing along with my challenge this week at Passion for Markers, Lisa x

  7. Wonderful stepper card!
    Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday! Jane S (DT) Paper, Pencils & Pretty Things! xxx

  8. Such a cute card, Shani! I love the fact that you made a Christmas card with this theme. Loving colouring and your embellishments are perfect!

  9. Cute card and lovely scene, Shani. Lovely "Sea" themed Christmas Card !


  10. Popping back to also thank you for joining in at Passion for Markers this week too.

  11. What a fun stepper card Shani. The image is so adorable and your colouring is perfect. Really like your colour combo too. Thanks for sharing with us at Passion for Markers this week. Hugs, Denise x

  12. Stunning card, Shani - beautiful colours and a great interpretation of our Going Dotty theme - thanks for joining in our challenge at Passion for Markers this week, good luck, Julie

  13. What a cute sea scene youʻve created. I love your gorgeous coloring and punny sentiment. Great challenge, Shani!

  14. Awesome card, Shani!! Such a super design and your papers are perfect! Such fantastic embellishments too!

    Thanks for a wonderfully fun challenge!

  15. Anonymous7/2/23 20:00

    Cute card. Thanks for sharing with is @cutie pies. X


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