Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Happy Little Stampers May Christmas Challenge - 'Gift'

The current Christmas challenge over at Happy Little Stampers is 'Gift' - a lovely theme, although I really had to do some serious searching through my stamps for a Christmas image with a gift/gifts on. This is the result:
I used:

- 4.25" x 6" white card blank

- pale blue backing card behind the image and the patterned paper layer

- patterned card panel from LOTV's 'Twas the Night' paper pad with a couple of strips of a striped pattern from the same pad just wrapped across opposite corners to break the card up a bit

- the image was stamped using Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink and a Stampendous stamp called 'Snow Angels', then coloured using a mixture of Faber Castell Polychromos pencils and a Whisper marker to strengthen the red of her coat

- tickles of clear Wink of Stella on the wings and hat trimmings

- then it was die cut using a Lil' Inkers 'Stitched Rectangles' die and layered onto a little piece of pale blue card 

I'd also like to enter this into Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge 280 (under the 'Anything Goes' option) as well as Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for May (always 'Anything Goes'). 

Di
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26 comments:

  1. This is so cute. I love the pattern paper and she is so cute offering her gift. Your design of the corners is so unique and pretty.

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  2. A lovely card - such a cute image and I like the way you added the paper across the corners too.
    Kath x

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  3. A perfect image for the theme Di, nice to pop another in the Christmas basket.

    B x

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  4. What a sweet stamp and a lovely card Di x

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  5. Saw this at HLS Christmas challenge, and had to pop over to say how darling it is. At first thought the background dp was embossed..so pretty. Like the corner 'ribbon wraps' and the image is just cute as can be with this little sweetie carrying her gifts. Love it! TFS & Thanks for joining in the HLS May Christmas Challenge.Hugs

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  6. Adorable image and great card. I like the ribbon treatment the card got too!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  7. This is so cute, and I love the ribbon treatment on the corners! I'd better get cracking on those Christmas cards soon - it will be here before we know it!

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  8. I love all the little details you add, they really make your cards special! xx

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  9. Such a cute card, I love the paper you've used with the image. Cara x

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  10. Oh this is so sweet Di. A beautiful card and such a pretty little girl. Barbxx

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  11. Really lovely Di x huggles Sue xxx

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  12. Aaw, really sweet image and love those papers, great use of the ribbon.

    Kath x

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  13. Just adorable!!! This cutie looks wonderfully with the words in the background! Fabulous image and very festive design!

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  14. Sweet image & lovely card, Di!

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  15. Another lovely Christmas card Di, you must be building up quite a collection now!
    Janice x

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  16. Aaaah what an absolute sweetie, luv Sam x

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  17. This is very sweet, Di.
    Clever you :)

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  18. You might have had to search for that precious little gift-bearer, but it was worth the time, Di! This is a winner in my book!! Hugs, Darnell

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  19. Such a sweet image and a gorgeous Christmas card! xxx

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  20. Love your card, Di - thanks for entering this for both of my CHNC challenges xx

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  21. Great CAS card Di. Thank you for entering the challenge at CHNC Extra for May.

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  22. Love your project! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Happy Little Stampers! :)

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  23. Such a sweet little card. I like that backing paper, such fun Christmas-y sayings. "I can explain!"

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