We're still a bit Christmas themed in the Playground this week - normal service will resume as soon as possible, I promise :)
This card used just some plain red snippets - it's the last card I made before taking a break from crafting, and was made for my lovely Len:
And a closer peek:
- 6" x 6" white card blank, scored then folded in half again on one side plus one front to make an easel card
- 'Christmas Cuddles' stamp by Wild Rose Studios, coloured with a mix of Pro Markers and Polychromos pencils. Added 'Polar White' Flower Soft to the little couple's Santa hats :)
- SU 'Real Red' snippets
- dark green patterned paper came from LOTV's 'Classic Christmas' paper pad
- the sentiment is an Elzybells one, stamped with SU 'Real Red' ink
- totally resisted the urge to add too much more, apart from some round red and green Josy Rose nail heads, plus a red heart shaped one over the little cuddling penguins, aaaah
Len loved it :)
I'd like to enter this into the current 'Merry Monday' challenge
which is to use an animal on your Christmas card.
And also Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge 157
which is to share any Christmas card not already shown or made in readiness for next Christmas - as well as Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra
, where it's always 'anything goes'.
OK, here are some picks from the past couple of weeks - as always, such a hard job, and I see they're all Christmas related too. My first pick surely stole the show this week:
This adorable snowman was knitted by Kanda/Andrea's Dad
- a very talented gentleman who is aged 93 years young. Well done Doug - you're this week's Playground star pick! I do hope you girls will hop over to say 'Hi' to Doug, Andrea read the comments left already to Doug and he was thrilled.
Oh how I love this Christmas card, made by Cornelia
. So, so elegant.
, who lives in Spain, used these adorable images to make some great snippets Christmas cards. What totally tickles me is how sweet and innocent the one on the left is, and the angel on the right is twiddling her toes, peeking and also has a slipped halo :)
This card really has the Wow factor I'm sure you'll agree. Made by Maureen (ScrappyMo)
and I was so taken by the way the skates (some clever chalking added to the die cuts) just pop out at you!
This absolutely stunning card made by Cathy R
was loved by so many of you playmates. It really is beautiful - and I just spotted that Darnell was also bowled over by it too. Oddly enough, Darnell and I often share the same ideas about weekly picks - shows I must be doing something right :)
I love, love this Gingerbread man/person card made by Bonnie
. Fantastic impact and there was much speculation as to where the other two Gingerbread folk she'd lost went to. I reckon they eloped Bonnie!
I absolutely HAD to include this fabulous Rudoff the red nosed reindeer
(who is quite clearly a reindeer and certainly NOT a dog), made by Little Mr P (Maureen's grandson) and then carefully hung on her Christmas tree by the little chap himself - adorable!
I'm gonna move onto the draw for those Woodware stamps now - Len is out as I type but am under orders not to sit over the laptop for too long. I feel sooooo much better over the last few days that am going to continue heeding the advice!
So, with a little drum roll, the winner is:
Oh well done Shaz - your stamps will be in the post to you as soon as possible. I know you really loved the Bethlehem one especially so I did smile when your name was chosen this week.
This next week's prize is still a Christmas themed one, it's never too soon to start planning for next year's cards :)
The prize is two stamps, one is the Wild Rose Studios 'Christmas Cuddles' (same as I used for my snippets card today) and the other little cutie was kindly donated by Eve
, by Whiff of Joy.
The snippets challenge will run for one week and the Playground gates will close at 11am UK time
on Saturday 4th January and will open again at
midnight UK time on the same day. Maximum of three entries and please
say 'No thank you' in a comment if you wish to still play but not be the
winner of the prize
, maybe you don't do cute? Now, some of you might already have one of the stamps, or perhaps you might only fancy
one of them - if so please do say and if you win I can do a second draw
with whatever is left.
Mr Linky is below - please
let me know if you have any problems linking, I can sort it out for you
quite quickly and am always happy to do so.
Hope you have a wonderful time over any New Year celebrations and that 2014 is a fabulous
year for you all.
Di - and of course Parsnip