Thursday 5 January 2012

Overdressed Duck

Ha, Christmas ain't going to catch me out in 2012! This is my first entry for Hazel's Weekly Christmas Card Challenge, then with Rudolph Day each 25th of the month I should have....quick count on fingers and toes.......over 60 cards in time for next Christmas. Ooops, was that a little pink pig I just saw flying by? But, at least I'm going to try!!
I used:

- 6" x 6" square white card stock

- Penny Black 'Overdressed Duck' stamp - brought by Santa after I'd been drooling over it on another blog - coloured with Pro Markers

- backing papers from Bo Bunny's 'Father Christmas' collection

- dark green card from snippets

- sentiment by Craftwork Cards

- gossamer white and gold ribbon from The Ribbon Shop. I've posted about them before when I ordered a load of wedding stationery ribbon - and a couple of metres of this gossamer white and gold ribbon also fell into my online basket :)

I'm entering this for Hazels 'Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge 53' - and Hazel is also offering some lovely candy so do hop over there to see what's going on!



  1. Oh Di. You are sooooo organised. I am just so glad to have put away all my Christmas stash for this year .....but I think that is more about hospitals than the actual festivities :-)
    A x

  2. I just wonder who Santa was when you were drooling, was it your fingers clicking on that mouse button? Love the card,
    and the After Eights were purely medicinal!!! I get really bad indigestion at Christmas, and no one else likes them!!!

  3. Hello Di

    Brilliant Christmas card. The image is so adorable and perfectly coloured. and what stunning gorgeous ribbon.


  4. Super ducky - love the card - thanks for linking for my CHNC challenge 53 celebration candy x

  5. Hi

    What a great idea!! All ready for next Christmas, my trouble would be that I would forgot where I had kept them??
    Love the card, keep it up!!!!

  6. My gosh this is great! I need to jump on board with you!!! I never seem to have enough and then I end up sending boxed cards!!! Ha!

    Love your layout and that Christmas Duck is fantastic!

  7. A gorgeous card Di, I love the gold ribbon, its really Christmassy :)

  8. A girl after my own "Elf" heart! Good for you my Pixie friend ;)
    I've decided the same thing this year so I'll keep my fingers crossed for both of us! Your card is too cute Di...great start!

  9. Hi Di, I'm afraid I'm not as organised as you as my crimbo stash has been put away 'til October. I love this little duck, he's so sweet & the ribbon is goegeous.
    Sally x

  10. Hi Di, Your card is brilliant, and what a great way to bring those numbers down by doing challenge throughout the year, that's how l manged to get the most of mine dine last year, and 60 cards is a lot when they are handmade Good luck with the challenge:) Sandra H

  11. Well done you! not sure I can handle any more Christmas makes myself just yet. Gorgeous ribbon - I sometimes wish you hadn't posted about The Ribbon Shop. I have little gold boxes with beautifully labelled ribbons that I look at and then have to order ribbon to actually use from somewhere else!! Am I mad??? Carry on the good work Di. xx

  12. A fabulous card! I was going to try and do one every week last year, and then forgot until September! Sixty cards would be a brilliant achievement. Go for it, Di!

  13. The world loves a tryer! One down 59 to go. Great card, love the duck. Great papers and layout too.
    Loved your GG and Brownie message, I also loved the camping, I was always the cook too, not for me digging latrines.

    Kath x

  14. Hi Di. I don't think I have bumped into you on Hazel's Christmas challenge blog before. I did it most weeks last year. I haven't come across Rudolf day but maybe I'll catch up with you there too. Anyway, I love your little duck. He (she?) looks very proud of her garlands!
    Kate x

  15. Luv a duck!!!! Brilliant.
    Hugs Mrs A.
    p.s Try saying Sainsburys Sicilian Sausages with Sider when youv'e drunk the said bottle. Hic.

  16. pps. Think i just adopted another Monkey cos I clicked on the button and it said thanks you paid so wash dis space. Hic.

  17. This is so cute, absolutely love that duck image, brilliant design
    Lindsay xx

  18. That little pink pig keeps flying over my head too....but like you I am DETERMINED to do some Christmas cards EVERY Rudolph

    p.s. great card BTW,I nearly forgot to comment!!

  19. Oh my Di, how organised are you, I feel like I only just finished last years. I also don't want to get caught out so maybe before putting all the christmas stuff away I should make a few. Hugs, Amanda x

  20. Well done on starting your Christmas cards so early. I said I would make an effort this year to get all mine ready but I've put all my Christmas stuff away for a couple of weeks...I can't face it yet lol

    the card is lovely.

  21. Oh what a cute little duck. Maybe I should do some Rudolph cards too, then when my health lets me down (as it does often!) then I can still have some cards to send. Good job I made loads the year before!!! Have fun! K x

  22. Super card, Di ... love the image and the papers are fab. Now, I've said I won't be doing the weekly card this year but I might just manage a Rudolph day card as it is only once a month and I've a pile of snippets ... yes, not a bad idea my friend :)) Elizabeth x


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