Friday, 31 July 2015

What? Just one 'Ho!'?

The current challenge over at Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge is 'Ho! Ho! Ho!', and I do tend to follow challenges a bit literally so there was some scrabbling here for a 'Ho! Ho! Ho' sentiment stamp (of which I have only one little LOTV tag stamp).

So then there was a hunt for Santa image/stamps - bit thin on the ground there as well.

But, the other night, unable to sleep, I turned to the way I find can sometimes send me off to dreamland - lying in the dark idly thinking about different challenges and 'sho nuff' - the image of a NBUS stamp popped into my head. Luckily I remembered it the next morning, managed to locate it and so this card was born:
I used:

- DL white card blank

- a snippet of white card onto which I stamped the 'Stamps Happen - dolly mama's' image called 'Ho', using Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink. I'll explain more about the story behind this NBUS stamp underneath this list of ingredients but I do love that it's just got the one 'Ho' :)

- then I coloured the image using Whispers markers plus tickles of clear Wink of Stella on the fur trims

- backed the image with a snippet of SU's 'Certainly Celery'

- before adding the image to the card I just popped some patterned 'Certainly Celery' onto plain backing pieces and added them to the top and bottom of the card to fill in the white spaces

I'm not 100% sure where I got this quirky pre-loved stamp from, I suspect it was either a WOYWW crop or one of the Stash Selling Face book sites. But, as soon as I saw it, she reminded me so much of my hairdresser Jane. I bet you're wondering now about what sort of hair salon I frequent?! I've followed Jane from one salon to another for 20+ years in fact, she's a brilliant stylist, fantastic at cutting and now she has her own small salon which is wacky and such fun. I never know what colour or style her hair will be (purple and pink have featured for sure) - and I'm sure this card will appeal to her sense of humour.

So that's another one for the box, I only made the one as I do suspect there's a limited audience in my circle of friends and family who would totally 'get' this :)

I'd also like to enter this into Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for July - where it's always anything goes.



Liz said...

Brilliant! What a great image. Love it! xx

Jane Willis said...

This made me laugh out loud - I used to have a similar stamp that said "Santa, define naughty" but once I'd sent cards to every friend who would laugh at it, it was rehomed and I still miss it.

Kathyk said...

I have this stamp - really SHOULD use it more often! FAB make Di


Kath said...

A great card and a real whacky image - love it!
Kath x

Barb said...

Very different hehehe. Great fun card Di. Barbxx

Sarah said...

Fabulous card Di and she really suits the long tall card too xx

Irene said...

Brilliant Di - hope you are keeping well.


Pat said...

This is quirky and cute Di. A brilliant card. x

Sarn said...

Quirky and COOL! Ho, ho ho!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

It made me laught a lot!! You have found a trick for insomnia! Very humorous card, you have a cool idea!

Sue - said...

Really fun card, but as you say probably limited to only a few friends! Hope your hairdresser enjoys it!

Kathleen said...

Think I could be one of them, love this card and it made me laugh, if it was a male I would certainly send this one to Chris. just about his enthusiasm for Christmas.

Kath xx

Hazel said...

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

Karen said...

I think we're all suddenly aware of how quick this year is going. I've made one of my special ones this week because I had a bit of a panic. Love this card, your hairdresser will love it too Karen x

Dana M said...

Sooo cute!! I love it!

ike said...

LoL !! Fabulous card - love the design and that very cool stamp :-)


IKE xxx

Kathyk said...

Congrats on your win with this make too, Di


Mrs A. said...

Super image. Good job you knew where to locate it. I love her wand. Hugs Mrs A.

MaryH said...

Oh this made me laugh! I have family that sound similar to yours, so you have to find a special person to appreciate some kinds of humor. This one is darling, and your super hairgal is gonna love it. The colors are pretty together and this skinny Santa lady is just precious! Well done! Was so pleased to see that you won over at Crafty Hazelnuts too. TFS & Hugs

Brenda said...

OMGosh, this card is fabulous and made me laugh! I do love a good laugh especially when things seem down. It was just what the doctor ordered! lol Your hair stylist sounds like lots of fun, although I don't think I could pull off the pink or purple hair colors. lol But so fun that she can! I think she will love this card, I know I do! Hugs, Brenda