Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Christmas joy

The current challenge over at Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge is 'Spread a little joy and love' - and this really happy image seems to be full of joy:
I can't help smiling when I see that happy face, saying 'Here's some joy, love me but please don't eat me' :) Am I alone in not eating gingerbread men, jelly babies, chocolate bunnies and the like without a pang of guilt I wonder?

I used:

- 6" x 6" square Kraft card

- Penny Black Stickeroo from the 'Snowy Christmas' sheet

- main background paper from Raspberry Road's Christmas Collection (free with QCME magazine) and all other papers from Echo Park's 'Season's Greetings' paper pad - wahoo, that pad is almost used up - that would be a first here

- strip of Christmas ribbon - too nice to hide and too bulky to tie a bow with

- sentiment was stamped using a SU stamp from the 'Joyous Celebrations' set, SU 'Old Olive' ink pad, punched with a Hobbycraft label punch, threaded with green cord and fixed with a brad from a set by My Mind's Eye called 'Decorative Brads - Red'

Am also entering this into Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for August - where it's always 'Anything Goes'.



jimlynn said...

Di, this certainly does bring joy and love! So cute and love that little tag.

MaryH said...

Love what you do with the stickeroos. This is adorable, and you're right: it's a happy card. TFS

tilly said...

love this cute card, can't help but smile right back lol

Sue - said...

Cute card with a very happy image. I'm afraid I feel no guilt eating jelly babies - and I still bite the head off first!! Not sure what that says about me (lol)!

Sarn said...

GORGEOUS and very happy!

I don't suffer from any guilt about eating the things you mentioned! I am a cruel and heartless woman!

Sarn xxx

Carol Willis said...

Love this sweet Christmas card Di.
Caz x

Viv said...

If you bite the heads off first then the guilt is less cos there's no eyes looking at you....... Cute card Di! x

Hettie said...

This is so cute Miss! I can see why you like her.
As for the nibbling on things with a face.....feet first!

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Fantastic festive card,
hugs Tamara

Karen said...

So cute and such a happy card! You're not alone in thinking/feeling that it's just the rest of us won't admit it 'cos we will look like nutters lol!
I always go for the head first - that way he can't see me eating him little by little lol! Karen x

Kathleen said...

Brilliant card, great image and it is really a very happy card.
You must be well on your way now to finishing your Christmas cards.

Kath x

Sandra H said...

Brilliant is your image Di so happy go lucky chap just right for Hazels challenge he's really joyful looking x

Sazzle Dazzle said...

This is one very cute gingerbread man die. Sweetie! X

Darnell said...

This has me smiling ear-to-ear! It's adorable, Di! Love the design and layering ~ everything frames the jolly gingerboy perfectly. (I don't care for gingerbread men either, but all other men ... well, you expected me to say it, be honest!!)

Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous card, Di, love that ribbon and the gingerbread man is fab - he does look as though he is jumping for joy. I most certainly do feel guilty eating any of your list, twice over! One for what they are ... I mean where do you start, feet or head, either seems cruel, and two, well, all that sugar is bad for me, I really shouldn't :( I won't be joining you over at Hazel's challenge this week - no time. Hopefully next week. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Hazel said...

Love the smiley gingerbread - super card for both CHNC challenges - hope to see you again soon, Di x

Mrs A. said...

Always had to line me jelly babies up and eat the legs followed by the arms and last with a sorry the head. Sweet little gingerbread on yer card Miss. Hugs Mrs a.