Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Have a fun filled Christmas

The current challenge over at Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge is 'For a child' - and this is also for Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for November where it's always 'Anything Goes'.

Here's my offering:
When my in-house critic saw it, his reaction was 'Hmmmm, you say it's for a child? Looks like the sentiment was written by a child 'cos it's wonky'.

And he's right, although that's the way the stamp is - looks as if it's been handwritten without the aid of a ruler 'cos I did line the bottom up perfectly - but I think it adds a certain child-like charm :)

I used:

- A6 white card blank

- a rub-on by Forever Friends from their 'Christmas Wishes' set, popped onto white card. Then I went hunting for backing papers and came across a Christmas paper I doubted I'd ever use 'cos it was a landscape scene with a very unexciting image on - and bingo, when I measured, by trimming the Santa Bear carefully round the edges, he would just cover said unexciting image

- the paper I used is from Fizzy Moon 'Festive Fun' pack, popped onto SU's 'Real Red' card stock backing - all the snowflakes were already printed on the paper

- the sentiment is by Pink Gem Designs, stamped in SU 'Real Red'. Now I look at the piece of acetate the clear stamp comes on it most definitely is meant to look 'wonky'

- and just for fun I added a teeny little 'rub-on robin' (try saying THAT one after your third sherry on Christmas Day) from the same Forever Friends set

Remember it's Rudolph Day right now over at Sarn's - but this card isn't for RD, I have more plans a buzzin' for another card!

I can't believe it - we have 25 entries in the Playground already as I type this on Monday afternoon. My fingers are crossed for that elusive 60 :)

Di
x

18 comments:

  1. He is a cutie and so is the ickle robin. Hugs Mrs A.
    p.s. done 400 comments now.

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  2. I always write like that. Can't get a line straight to save my life! Love this image and it is so perfect for a child!

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  3. One would think that I designed that stamp...I am a wonky writer...can't keep it straight for the life of me.
    I notice Little Miss C is the same!
    Must be in the genes! lol

    Your card is great...many is the time I have hidden something I didn't like on the background paper...teeheee...you had a great idea there!!!

    The image is so perfect for Hazels child challenge and loving you little birdie!

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  4. Love your card Di and it's perfect with its imperfections :-)
    I have been using lots of snippets lately so might enter a few for you to increase the numbers :-)
    Hugs,
    Annie x

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  5. Such a sweet card, the 'wonky' writing just adds to the charm :-)
    Debs x

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  6. Aww . . . a Christmas cutie that's for sure Di. Perfect for a kid at Chrimbo.

    Hugs
    Sarn xxx

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  7. Fabulous card Di just love these christmas Bears this is brilliant for a child challenge xx

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  8. Hi Di,
    good luck in the challenge.
    Great card, love the image, and beautiful colour red.
    Lots of love. Jenny L.

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  9. It is very sweet, and I like the child-like font for the sentiment. Kate x

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  10. Dear Di
    this card is fantastic
    so lovely image
    hugs Tamara

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  11. Great image and how great that it has managed to cover up something that you didn't like.Great backing paper too.
    Fab kiddy card.

    Kath x

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  12. Delightful card, Di - thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges - hope to see you again soon. x

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  13. What a precious image and sentiment, and I agree with you on the sentiment! That makes it all the more perfect for giving to a child :)

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  14. Your card definitely has child-like charm, Di! Anyone would love it, child or grownup! Hugs, Darnell

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  15. Lovely cutie card there Miss. I fink you are going to be up to 60 - I was just 59 - number not age ok!
    Hugs
    xx

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  16. Delightful image, and I loved your robin. Had to look again aftr reading it was a rub-on..sure didn't look like it. Thought the sentiment was perfeck with little Bear...very cute. TFS & Hugs

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  17. Your Santa bear is so darn cute that yes, I emitted a wee squeak when I saw it. Gorgeous card and the slightly tilted sentiment really is a delightful special touch! A-DOR-A-BLE!!
    c

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