Monday 8 October 2012

A Carol of the Holly

Used one of my favourite images here and new papers and ribbon from Hobby Lobby in New Mexico. Sigh, that took some bravery I can tell you, me not too good at chopping into new goodies :(

Bit of a wobble on the bottom loop of the bow I see, but it's late on Sunday now and I took this photo the other day, I just tweaked it and it's fine so I blame the rather hasty and not very good photographer :)

I used:

- 6" x 6" square Kraft card stock

- the image is one of my Christmas favourites, called 'Carolling Duck' by Penny Black, cut using a Sizzix die and coloured with Pro Markers. The background was too white so I coloured that with 'Ivory' and then whisked the edges with TH DI 'Old Paper'

- plain red backing card, holly paper by Paper Studio from their 'Cozy Little Christmas' pad (on offer at Hobby Lobby with a piece of Paper Studio's 'Christmas Music Collage' paper tucked behind

- you might not be able to see but the gingham ribbon (also from Hobby Lobby) matches the berries in the holly paper so well I almost cried when I found it

And this card is for Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 93, which is 'Carol Singing' this week. I think this fits the bill.......quack, quack, geddit?!

And thanks to Brenda B for letting me know that this also fits the Penny Black @ Allsorts Challenge this month which is 'Animal Magic'. 



  1. Get that loop sorted woman!!
    Great card though barring the wobbly ribbon! Love that image and those papers are scrummy!
    Hugs xx

  2. P.S. Saw some of your friends on the Canal today! Quack Quack!! Hope you enjoyed the was Kingsmill you know!

  3. So you didn't use yer bow maker then!!! Thats obviously why you quacked( cracked) it up!! Hugs Mrs A.

  4. What I can't get me ead round is how come Sam posted 2 comments before you even posted yer post!!!!

  5. Awww...what a sweet little image. Love the backing papers and beautiful ribbon.
    Diane xx

  6. Oh, this is so sweet, and there is wooble is all of my bows when I photograph! Who's to notice! Just think what happens in mailing! :-)

    I love it! The gingham ribbon is fantastic~ I {heart} gingham! :=)))))

  7. It certainly does fit the bill (quack quack) - love the choice of carol - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 93 - hope to see you again soon. x

  8. Great card Di. Wouldn't even notice the wobbly bow

  9. Hi Di

    Never even noticed the wobble on the loop until you mentioned it!! Try not to let it happen again LOL!!!

    I love this little PB image and the backing papers you have teamed him up with are just perfect.

    I hope you had a good weekend with your friends.

    Love Jules xx

  10. You're too hard on yourself, l didn't notice the wobbly ribbon but did notice what a lovely card you've made. Love the PB image, he is very sweet. The ribbon is gorgeous and a little 'shaker' style, it fits perfectly with the papers - perfect!

    Well done on using your new stash, l know that it is NEVER easy :)

    Happy Monday Di xxxx

  11. Fabulous card Di, Love the image and gorgeous papers. I'm the same about using up new stuff.
    ~Caz x

  12. Fa la la la la, la la laaaaaaaa!

    Quacking card there Di xxx

  13. Would never have noticed the wobble had you not pointed it out.... looks like you need to keep that bow maker yourself!! Love that paper, might have to take a little trip to Hobby Lobby meself now! You'll be glad to hear that I have an almost completed card, yay! And I like it too, yay! Only had to colour the image twice!! Seriously out of practice!!


    PS. This also fits at Penny Black @ Allsorts too.

  14. Don't be too hard on yourself Di your card is amazing and wouldn't of been noticable had you not said anything and you can hardly notice anyway!! its still a beautiful card the papers are gorgeous as is the image so beautifully presented xx

  15. Wobbly ribbon, whatever next? :) Your card is lovely. I really must invest in more PB stamps. You will be pleased to know that I'm finally in the process of setting up my For Sale page, it should be live tomorrow :) xx

  16. Wobbly ribbon happens, it's usually the after the photos I noticed as well. But it's a great card Diane.

    Thanks so much for joining our Animal Magic theme at Penny Black and More challenge this month.

    B x

  17. Do you know I never looked at the ribbon, because I can not do ribbon and I get so jealous so avoid it when I can, unless it is a really huge and fabulous bow, I have 2 bow makers and a bowdabra and I still can't get it right.
    Love the image and like the way you have made it stand out, great papers.

    Kath x

  18. Hiya Di, this is a gorgeous card, I just adore that holly paper, That was me in the photo :) lol. Joey xx

  19. a very pretty card, di, and such a cute image! i love the holly paper and the check bow; i didn't notice anything until you mentioned it either. i'm also one of those who has a hard time using new stuff (and sometimes old lol).

    thank you so much for sharing this cutie with us this month at penny black and more.

  20. This is adorable, Di! I'm so proud of you for using your products! That does take a lot of bravery!!

  21. OOOH so lovely image and card, beautiful match with papers and ribbon.
    Thanks for sharing at Penny Black and more, good luck;-))m

  22. Terrific card, Di. Love that cute duck and what about ribbon that matches berries - that's clever coordination. Elizabeth xx

  23. A great card and fits the challenge perfectly.
    Thank you for joining in the Animal Magic challenge over at Penny Black and More @ Allsorts and good luck x Susan x


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