Friday, 26 June 2015

Fabulous Festive Fashion

I bought a couple of great 'House of Zandra - Fabulous Festive Fashion' stamp sets a little while ago but always fretted about the amount of colouring/detail on them. However, over at Merry Monday #164 the current theme is 'Gettin' Funky - create a card with a funky hat on it', so out came one of those NBUS stamp sets - yay!

It's also Rudolph Day over at ScrappyMo's - where it's always anything goes. And you have until the end of the month to enter.

Plus, it's 'Merry and Bright' over at Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge #234 - and, over at Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra, it's always 'anything goes'.

So this card is going to play in four challenges:
I used:

- 5" x 5" square white card blank

- patterned backing paper from Dovecraft's 'Back to Basics Christmas - Modern' paper pack

- the image was stamped using Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink onto a snippet of white card. I used a couple of stamps (one image and a sentiment) from the House of Zandra 'Fabulous Festive Fashion' set- if you look closely there's even a little robin perched :)

- the image was coloured using Pro Markers and Letraset Ultra Fine Tips - I sure wouldn't like to attempt using Pro Markers without those add on tips for such a detailed image

- then the image was die cut using a Spellbinders square die, mounted onto a square snippet of SU 'Real Red' card stock and adhered in the centre of the card using Collall All Purpose Glue

That brings my total number of Christmas cards made to 68. Am almost on track for the target of 12 per month, five days left to make another four :) I can see some batch work going on here!

Di
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30 comments:

  1. That really is a cute hat, and so perfect for Christmas! Congrats on adding 68 to your stash! I need to get busy - seriously!!

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  2. So very cute! Love that image you used Di. You're rocking on getting those cards for Christmas completed!
    Lynn

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  3. A fabulous card and I love the detailed colouring of the image.
    Kath x

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  4. So impressed with your commitment and the fact that you are meeting your target. Love the hat, it's really fun. x

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  5. I'm totally in awe of your Christmas card total, mine's till in single figures and we're almost halfway to Christmas. Eeek! Make that OVER half way!!! Your card is gorgeous and I love that hat, I'd wear it!
    Jane

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  6. Your Xmas card dedication is paying off with totals like that! Good on you, girl!

    This image is lovely. I have a soft spot for hats...and this one looks mighty stylish. Wonderful card, Di.

    Thanks for taking part in the June Rudolph Days Challenge.

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  7. What a fantastic image. Totally love it. Great Rudolph Day card.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  8. I love this festive hat Di and the pretty paper you have used with it, and it certainly lends itself to batch making. I'm afraid my Christmas card making has barely got off the ground yet! x

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  9. Beautiful card! You have already made a lot of cards for the next Christmas, well done! I must still to start!

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  10. It's a super stamp Di and it looks fabulous with the striped paper xx

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  11. Great hat Di, and a great card too! x

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  12. love that fab hat,it's made a great card
    Tilly

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  13. Wow Di what a fabulous little stamp, and great colouring. I love the font on the greeting stamp too, A lovely Rudolph Day card.
    Jean x

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  14. You couldn't have found a more perfect stamp for the Merry Monday challenge, Di! What a fantastic hat! Thanks for sharing it with us!

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  15. Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

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  16. Blow me Di, it is true that sometimes a purchase that you felt was an error can always come in handy and so has this gorgeous stamp, but coloured brilliantly.
    Great card.

    Kath x

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  17. Oh how fun--love this, Di!

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  18. This furry red hat looks so festive & warm...just the thing for a frosty Christmas outing. Also looks quite Victorian on the cute hat stand. And always love your background papers...your cards are so 'put-together perfect'. TFS, Happy wkend, and Hugs to you & Parsnip (Len too ;-)

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  19. Lovely image for a Christmas card. Congrats on your progress so far this year. Thanks for joining in the challenge at CHNC Extra for June and look forward to seeing some more of your creations soon.

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  20. Cute hat with so much detail, love your card a lot! xxx

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  21. Oh what a cute, cute card, and I LOVE that stamp...haven't seen them before..fabulous!!

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  22. Great card, what a wonderful image. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

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  23. Such a great take on the Merry Monday Challenge this week, Di! Thanks for playing along with us. :)

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  24. That hat is both funky and fabulous. You did an amazing job coloring it, although, I can see why you were a little hesitant about it. Great card.

    You are way ahead of me on the Christmas card count. I haven't even broken a dozen yet.

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  25. Gorgeous image and perfect for the challenge! Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday.

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  26. Love the hat! What a fun card for the challenges!

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  27. Maybe, since you are on target with your goal, I could hire you to help me with mine? Oh, sorry, did you fall off your chair just then from laughing so hard? Sorry. Love, love, love your fun and festive card, Di! Hugs, Darnell

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  28. What a cute, cute card Di! I love that image and glad that you got these NBUS stamps out and had a play with one of them! I love that sweet hat and wish I had one like it for the Christmas Holidays. lol I think it is adorable! I love the way you colored it too. Your striped paper is fabulous as well. Glad you are on target with your cards. I don't think I have that many made, but am pleased that I've been keeping up for the most part. lol Hugs, Brenda

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