Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge #302 - turquoise/aqua ... a little or a lot

First of all - am still playing catch up here and will be round to comment on Playground entries 'toot sweet'! Still not made Len's Birthday card either, sigh.

Broke open a couple of new purchases from the Coventry trip (with Mrs A and Kim) for today's card:
I used:

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

- an image from the Hunkydory Little Book of 'Sparkling Season' toppers, ever so slightly trimmed

- mounted the image onto a piece of deep red silk/satin mirri card, cut just slightly larger than the image

- next stamped the sentiment using Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink and a stamp from Phill Martin's 'Scribbled Christmas Sentiment Corners'

- finally, glued the image panel in place and called it done

This particular set of toppers caught our attention as almost the very last purchase of our three day 'adventure', Kim had left us the day previously. Love the contemporary images and they were obviously very popular as only a handful were left. Mrs A and I just split the contents of a single pad between us. A great way to end up with a nice selection of 72 toppers for half the cost.

And of course, the Christmas corner sentiments were a 'must have' as I love my Phill Martin 'Everyday' ones so much! It might be just my view but I do think these sentiments work best on very simple cards and seem to just 'lift' the card to another level. I do know of a couple of other people who also indulged at the Phill Martin stand needless to say :)

I'd like to enter this into Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge #302 as well as Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for October.

And I made three the same - hooray for the Misti!





27 comments:

Liz said...

Wonderful card, Di. Super image and I love the style of the sentiments going round the corner. xx

Pat said...

These Phill Martin corner sentiments are just that bit different and the Hunkydory topper with those cute snowmen is so pretty with just that red mirri. A beautiful card Di. I must start making a few more of my own soon. x

Greta said...

Super cute topper, Di! I used to share lots of purchases with a friend, but no longer have a stamper friend near me--sure miss it!

meg said...

Love the topper and card Di but the corner sentiment is what makes the card for me

Jane Willis said...

Both the topper and the sentiment are lovely, great buys. And splitting the pad of toppers is a great idea - I never would want to use 72 things from the same range, but 36 sounds much more doable!
Jane

Aquarius said...

That is such a happy and fun image and I agree with you about the corner sentiments, very classy.

brenda said...

A really happy trio of snowmen Di and really like how you placed he sentiment.

B x

Swissie said...

Stunning!
Liv xx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

I love the gorgeous image of these happy snowmen Di. I love how you have the sentiment going around the corner.

Sue xx

Di said...

Oooh Jane. Each pad actually had 144 images in to start with.

xx

Sandra H said...

This is gorgeous l love the snowmen how cute!! great sentiment too take care xx

SARN said...

I love the look of those happy snowmen. Great festive card.
Hugs, Sarn xxx

Barb said...

A very happy snowman card Di. Phil's sentiments really are very stylish. Barbxx

KandA said...

Gorgeous card Di, love the way the sentiment is placed and that super topper. I see I shall have to go on another shopping trip now.... and I haven't even started on my last few parcels of goodies xx

Lia said...

A very funny and great christmascard!
Lia xx

Em Louise Fairley said...

Beautiful card, Di.
Hugs,
Em xxx

Bad Kitty (Fiki) said...

wonderful card
Fiki

Craftychris said...

Gorgeous card! Lovely topper and I love the sentiments too. xxx

Kath said...

A fabulous card - lovely image and I really like the sentiment stamp too.
Kath x

Carole said...

Great card Di...loving those sentiments ; )

scrAPpamondo said...

Just fabulous card!!! Love this cute and fun topper, so festive with these colours and the font of the sentiments is awesome! Very well done!!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

These snowmen look quite dapper. Very nice!

Kathleen said...

Love this super image and the colours so very different and look stunning. I would have to have stamped the sentiments first as I would have probably ruined the whole thing if I had done it last.
Good bargain too.

Kath x

Janice said...

Fabulous Christmas card Di, I love the sentiment stamps!
Janice x

craftyhazelnut said...

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

Donna said...

Love the colours on this one, Di :)

Helen said...

Great card!

Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.

Helen x