Friday, September 26, 2014

Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop day 4

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When I think of nutcrackers, a cute little guy like the one on my card isn't what comes to my mind. My mom's dad, Papa, had a pecan tree and he would gather, crack and shell the nuts from his tree. He didn't have time for cute. He had an industrial type that when he pulled a lever back it would send the weighted end crashing into the nut with a lot of force. Pecans have never tasted as good as those he cracked for us from his tree. Hard to think I have been without my Papa for 25 years. 
I found a little nutcraker charm to add to my card. I also thought that nutcracker needed some texture. I added the end of a q-tip for his beard and moustache. 

Be sure to check out what the rest of the design team has done with this set.

Here's the Design Team:

Come on back tomorrow for more creativity.


  1. I think this is the cutest nutcracker with its big and beautiful moustache in his wonderful dress!!! Very eye catching approach, I just LOOOOVE this creation:)

  2. Oh MariLynn he is so cute!! That moustache is fabulous and the wee charm perfect for the card. Thank you for sharing about you Papa.

  3. What a nice story and sweet little charm to go with your lovely coloured nutcracker

  4. So rich and elegant, so festive and beautiful! Bravo!

  5. Cute card -- I love how you made his mustache!

  6. Marilynn, some awesome colors and the image is done up wonderfully! My favorite part is the bow you did with the mix of materials - super creative (love the little charm too - so perfect). Wonderfully done! Hugz!

  7. The charm is such a lovely addition and the q-tip moustache suits him perfectly Hugz

  8. Oh my gosh, Marilynn, you found the perfect charm for this image. Amazing and love all the colors and dp use.

  9. Gorgeous!
    The idea of the beard was very good!
    Have a great weekend!

  10. wonderful story about your papa. your card is inspired with the q-tip mustache and your coloring is well done.
    stamping sue

  11. CAS and fabulous. Love how you added the mustache.

  12. What a wonderful story and I like the what you added for the mustache and the charm...
    Well done

  13. MariLynn,
    Your card is lovely and elegant! The DP is so very pretty and the little charm is so perfect!

  14. Very creative use of the q-tip! Gorgeous card.

  15. Beautiful card!!! Love the story abt your Papa....great memory. The little charm really adds to your card.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  16. Wonderful memory! Love the stripes and little charm!