Tuesday 26 November 2013

Have a fun filled Christmas

The current challenge over at Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge is 'For a child' - and this is also for Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for November where it's always 'Anything Goes'.

Here's my offering:
When my in-house critic saw it, his reaction was 'Hmmmm, you say it's for a child? Looks like the sentiment was written by a child 'cos it's wonky'.

And he's right, although that's the way the stamp is - looks as if it's been handwritten without the aid of a ruler 'cos I did line the bottom up perfectly - but I think it adds a certain child-like charm :)

I used:

- A6 white card blank

- a rub-on by Forever Friends from their 'Christmas Wishes' set, popped onto white card. Then I went hunting for backing papers and came across a Christmas paper I doubted I'd ever use 'cos it was a landscape scene with a very unexciting image on - and bingo, when I measured, by trimming the Santa Bear carefully round the edges, he would just cover said unexciting image

- the paper I used is from Fizzy Moon 'Festive Fun' pack, popped onto SU's 'Real Red' card stock backing - all the snowflakes were already printed on the paper

- the sentiment is by Pink Gem Designs, stamped in SU 'Real Red'. Now I look at the piece of acetate the clear stamp comes on it most definitely is meant to look 'wonky'

- and just for fun I added a teeny little 'rub-on robin' (try saying THAT one after your third sherry on Christmas Day) from the same Forever Friends set

Remember it's Rudolph Day right now over at Sarn's - but this card isn't for RD, I have more plans a buzzin' for another card!

I can't believe it - we have 25 entries in the Playground already as I type this on Monday afternoon. My fingers are crossed for that elusive 60 :)



  1. He is a cutie and so is the ickle robin. Hugs Mrs A.
    p.s. done 400 comments now.

  2. I always write like that. Can't get a line straight to save my life! Love this image and it is so perfect for a child!

  3. One would think that I designed that stamp...I am a wonky writer...can't keep it straight for the life of me.
    I notice Little Miss C is the same!
    Must be in the genes! lol

    Your card is great...many is the time I have hidden something I didn't like on the background paper...teeheee...you had a great idea there!!!

    The image is so perfect for Hazels child challenge and loving you little birdie!

  4. Love your card Di and it's perfect with its imperfections :-)
    I have been using lots of snippets lately so might enter a few for you to increase the numbers :-)
    Annie x

  5. Such a sweet card, the 'wonky' writing just adds to the charm :-)
    Debs x

  6. Aww . . . a Christmas cutie that's for sure Di. Perfect for a kid at Chrimbo.

    Sarn xxx

  7. Fabulous card Di just love these christmas Bears this is brilliant for a child challenge xx

  8. Hi Di,
    good luck in the challenge.
    Great card, love the image, and beautiful colour red.
    Lots of love. Jenny L.

  9. It is very sweet, and I like the child-like font for the sentiment. Kate x

  10. Dear Di
    this card is fantastic
    so lovely image
    hugs Tamara

  11. Great image and how great that it has managed to cover up something that you didn't like.Great backing paper too.
    Fab kiddy card.

    Kath x

  12. Delightful card, Di - thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges - hope to see you again soon. x

  13. What a precious image and sentiment, and I agree with you on the sentiment! That makes it all the more perfect for giving to a child :)

  14. Your card definitely has child-like charm, Di! Anyone would love it, child or grownup! Hugs, Darnell

  15. Lovely cutie card there Miss. I fink you are going to be up to 60 - I was just 59 - number not age ok!

  16. Delightful image, and I loved your robin. Had to look again aftr reading it was a rub-on..sure didn't look like it. Thought the sentiment was perfeck with little Bear...very cute. TFS & Hugs

  17. Your Santa bear is so darn cute that yes, I emitted a wee squeak when I saw it. Gorgeous card and the slightly tilted sentiment really is a delightful special touch! A-DOR-A-BLE!!


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