Wednesday, 22 April 2015

F is for........................

Over at Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Card Challenge the current theme is 'Something beginning with F'.

So, folks, I present to you - Flying Father Christmas and Fearless Furry Fido with Fairy lights in a Flurry of Frosty snow with a Foiled sentiment - snigger :)
I used:

- 5" x 7" white card blank, tent style

- a layer of SU's 'Real Red' card stock from the snippets folder

- a snippet of white card stock, embossed using Darice's 'Snowflake Background' embossing folder

- the front of a 2014 Christmas card from the up cycling box. The card was circular with a straight piece at the spine and a very narrow straight piece along the bottom edge. It was just a case of finding the right sized circular die in the Tonic Studios 'Circle Layering' die set. I totally love this set of dies, there are 14 in total ranging from the largest at 14cm in diameter down to the smallest at 2.5cm in diameter - plus they come in a durable plastic package with their own magnetic sheet as well

- final touch was just a red, foiled with gold, sentiment topper - which I'm sure dates back to when Lakeland Limited sold a few craft supplies!

And this card is also for Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Card Challenge Extra for April, where it's always 'Anything goes'.

And I just realised that it's right in line with the current challenge over at Merry Monday #125 - Use a cat or a dog. Wahoo, three challenges with one card!

Di
x

33 comments:

Liz said...

What a brilliant image! Fantastic, fabulous, fun, flying Father Christmas card. ;-) xx

Mrs A. said...

Well that worked a treat using the tonic circle on the old christmas card. I love rout-ling through my stash for challenges.
Service provider has told us problem is now fixed. I have been on puter now for 4 hrs and its either goner be the network or me that falls over. Zzzzzzzzz. hugs Mrs A.

scrappymo! said...

Great image...love that adorable dog!
Wonderful use of your upcycled image...looks fab on that pretty embossed background.

Kath said...

A fab card - you should get a bonus for so many 'F' items!
Kath x

Aquarius said...

Certainly plenty of 'F's here - so glad I'm not the only one who keeps things forever 'cos I have some of those Lakeland sentiments too!!

Carole said...

Fabulous!!

Hazel said...

Lovely fun card, Di (with the emphasis on the f, of course - lol!). Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

scrAPpamondo said...

Ha ha ha!!! You made me smile so much with "Flying Father Christmas and Fearless Furry Fido with Fairy lights in a Flurry of Frosty snow with a Foiled sentiment" !! I think it's perfect for a simple "F"!!, good luck with the challenge!!
Your card is adorable with this lovely image and the embossed background, all looks great! Fido is really a cutie, so fun in flying with Santa!!

Pat said...

This is such a cute and funny image Di and fits in the circle you have die cut so prettily. That snowflake EF is great in the background and finished with the sentiment which matches your background layer perfectly! x

SARN said...

hi Di can't see the picture very well as I'm on my phone due to flaky Internet! But knowing you I'm sure it's lovely! Hugs, Sarn x

SARN said...

hi Di can't see the picture very well as I'm on my phone due to flaky Internet! But knowing you I'm sure it's lovely! Hugs, Sarn x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

You couldn't just do "Fa la la" now could you?! This is a scream!!!!

Jacee said...

Fabulous festive card Diane, love Santa in his plane, great !
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Notes by Nina said...

So very cute and I love the fun image. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday this week.

Viv's Visuals said...

That's a lot of 'f's Miss!!! Great card though - LOL x

conil said...

Okay now...this is how I've alway seen Santa. An animal lover with a furbaby of his own. Truly a fun card.

Kathleen said...

Brilliant, love it, didn't realise it was a Up C image till I read the instructions, my first thoughts were 'got to have this image for my Grandson's school cards' oh well.

I have broke the handle on my Grand Caliber, major panic but found were I can get a replacement for £5, better than having to buy another one.

Hope back is improving and you are getting lots of vitamins with this lovely weather.

Kath x

Bonnie said...

Wow! I think you fully covered the F's! Love the delightful card! I'm sure glad it has a furry friend fido so he could come to Merry Monday!

Sue - said...

Fabulous fun card( couldn't think of a word for card beginning with f)!

Di said...

Made me laugh here PJ - thanks :)

Carol L said...

There are a few "F" jokes I could toss into the mix, but I'll refrain and just say this card is fun with a capital F :) Great take on the challenge!

April Cheetham said...

Fantastic Di!! How cute is furry Fido? Love it! x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Snigger, indeedy! lurve it!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Giggling at Carol! Great card, Di! Love the way you rescued that "F"lipping card front!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Okay, you win! Ain't nobody gonna be more effinger than you, Di!! Too bad effin' is a bad word now, because it is the only right made-up word for your alliterative work of art!! I hope you're feeling better! Hugs, Darnell

Gail Townsend said...

Great fun card, love how you have recycled. gail xx

Heather Hopson said...

How cute is this card. I love it!

Greta said...

What a darling card & I LOVE the title!

Brenda said...

OMGosh, what a cute, cute Christmas card Di! I love Fido and Father Christmas and I love their flying machine!! Too cute. Hugs, Brenda

Marty Fishman said...

What an adorable card - love the dog with his scarf and Santa's aircraft!

Linda said...

This is sooo cute!!! Great layout too xx

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Oh now that is adorable!!!!!!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Merry Monday.

Deanne :)

Sarah Mabery said...

I really like that little hit of red that the white emboss piece is matted on and the shape your sentiment is on. Great job up cycling that card because that image is really cute.