Monday, 11 March 2013

Santa's helpers - snigger

A busy day here yesterday, need to do some serious blog hopping today to play catch up - especially as quite a few of you have been playing in the Playground already! I'll be there ASAP.

The current challenge over at Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge is 'Santa and/or his helpers'. Plus, am entering the same card into Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra, which is always 'Anything goes'.

I went to my box of saved shop bought cards which were sent to us last year and made this:
Think I need to get out a bit more 'cos I sat here 'home alone' chortling to myself whilst making this. Santa would be lost without his helpers although this lot look like they've been at the sherry bottle and then all piled into one of those photo booths - hic :)

I used:

- an almost square cream card, just about 6" x 5.75"

- image from a Christmas card, upcycled by die cutting with a 'wonky square' Nesties die and then mounted onto red backing card from the snippets folder, hand cut after drawing round the outside edge of the same die

- sentiment is by Hero Arts, called 'Merry and Bright', it's a pre-loved one I recently got from Sarn. Stamped with Memento 'Tuxedo Black' and the little stars were coloured with Whispers pens. Those pens have really fine nibs at one end and are great for speed if you don't want to clip Ultra Fine nibs onto Pro Markers, plus they don't 'bleed' through card stock

- the little bells are from the elasticated bracelet I bought in Estepona in November and just snipped apart, they're tied on with red fine cord

- and the final touch, which set me off giggling even more - 'googly eyes' on Rudolph :)

A happy card for a child, or an adult who never grew up!

Di
x

29 comments:

Amanda said...

made me chuckle too, I think the wonky square makes me think I have been at the sherry too lol. I have a set of marvy pens that I use the same way but don't try to cover them with glossy accents cos the blighters run lol. Hugs, Amanda x

Mrs A. said...

Thought his eyes looked a bit googly but then they would from the bottom of a cider bottle.!!!! I needed a drink OK. hugs Mrs a.

MaryH said...

Oh how cute these goofy deer are...bet they did hit a bottle of some sort. But what can one expect...they need a little warmup before flying a sleigh all night in the cold!!! Love that wonky die too. I always wondered how it could be used! Great job, & TFS. I'm behind too....surfing AND posting!! (Maybe I need some of what those reindeer guys found?!)
Hugs

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Another stunning winter cretation.
Have a nice day/week
hugs Tamara

Annie said...

I love it Di......I never want to grow up. I tried it once and didn't much like it :-)
Hugs,
A x

Crafty Lark said...

Also made me have a good chuckle, love it especially cut with the wonky squares, xx Flora

tilly said...

that die make the image so cute lol, how funny they look........
Tilly

Caz said...

Love this Di, fab image and I love the googly eyes.
Hugs
Caz x

Samantha Elliott said...

Great card Miss. I know what you mean about not going out much! I get more conversations with my chooks than two legged peeps!
Hugs
xx

Bonnie said...

They do look like a happy bunch! What could be better than making a card and giggling at the same time! Good for the soul!

Mrs F said...

They looked very surprised reindeer Di, do you think Rudolph has been naughty? Those tiny bells couldn't be more perfect for this card, you have a keen eye Miss :)

Bringing over cake and lemon curd butties so don't leave it too long before you come to see us all at the brazier. Sam's the one talking to the chickens lol

Keep warm xx

MaggieC said...

A definite snigger there. You have reminded me that I have a set of whispers pens that have not seen the light of day for a long time. Must get them out and have a play. xx Maggie

Mary said...

Your card is so cute. I agree, I think they all did pile into a photo booth. Your imagination amazes me!

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Am I too late for some of Rachel's cake?

LOVING the googly-eyed reindeers! And loving your use of the sentiment stamp! Whoop whoop!

Hugs
Sarn xxx

Carol L said...

I love your description of this adorable herd of deer, and your card just makes me grin from ear to ear! Fun!!

butlersabroad said...

Snigger, I love it too, especially your description about the alcohol and the photo booth!! We need a good giggle on a Monday!

Hugs
Brenda

Kath said...

Fab card - yes, they do look like they're in a photo booth!
Kath x

Beverley said...

FAB card! Love those reindeers! Great upcycling too. Hugs Bev x

Kathleen said...

Oh I just love this, and your ideas on the card are just spot on, brilliant use of the stock.
The comment about being a nightmare was entering so many challenges at once, I got totally lost and frustrated, will only make cards for one or two at the most in future.
Have deleted it as thought folks would think I was mad..... me never.

Kath x
Off to bottle me mango chutney now.

Katina said...

Lol, I love this - their faces just make me smile!
xx

Sandra H said...

Another fab card Di, fun images and beautifully presented as always xx

scrappymo! said...

I think Rudolph and the gang have been partying up a storm! And you're right...they did go for a wee photo! teehee

I think it is a hoot and would bring a cheery smile to anyones face....a GREAT Christmas card.

Glenda Atkins said...

Love the look on those reindeer faces, just too cute!

Hazel said...

Awww what a cute card - thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges - hope to see you again soon. (I've been making plenty of cards, but no time to blog them, so I've not been in the playground for a while ... must get there soon!!) x

Darnell J Knauss said...

A giggle fest for everyone, Di! This card could go to any one us on the Playground who never grew up and never intend to do it!!

Helena said...

I love it! The googly eyes are just perfect!

Cathy said...

This is hilarious Di :) Topped off by googly eyes !! Would be the best chrissy card ever to receive and so clever :) Cathy x

Julia said...

Fabulous job upcycling!!!

Elizabeth said...

Brilliant! I think I'm the adult who has never quite grown up - I love the image and the googly eyes. Oh, and the wonky square die - that's just gone on my wish list! Hugs, Elizabeth xx