Friday 22 August 2014

Some of my favourite things

The current challenge over at Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge 190 is 'A few of my favourite things'. With time being at such a premium here, I opted not to go for stamping and colouring images or die cutting - which would usually be high on the list! I also avoided glitter and sparkly stuff but did incorporate the following favourite things into my card: a square card blank, Penny Black Stickeroos, Lily of the Valley papers, spotty ribbon tied with a bow, metallic cord and a charm. Not bad, six things I love to use:
I used:

- 6" x 6" square white card blank

- Penny Black Stickeroos from the 'Snowy Christmas' sheet

- plain green and plum snippets of paper from LOTV's 'Woodland Wishes' paper pad. As always, I stuck the snowman image and the greeting onto the paper backing/frames before trimming down to size - you can just bet it'll be 'wonky' if you try to stick directly onto anything. Doesn't matter so much with shaped Stickeroos but too risky where it's important not to have edges/lines askew 

- then I added a few peel off stars from the same Stickeroo sheet

- the ribbon came from my ribbon box, topped with a bow and then a metallic green cord bow with a snowflake charm

Thankfully this card came together in about 30 minutes from start to finish - I hate missing Hazel's Christmas Card challenge, and I did miss last week :( This is also for Hazel's monthly Christmas Card Challenge Extra - where it's always 'anything goes'.

Friday and the weekend beckons, I'm out on Saturday afternoon but hope to finish the Playground write-up for Sunday before I go - fingers crossed!



  1. Lovely card Di, those pb stickeroos are amazing. Such pretty colours on this. Hugs, Amanda x

  2. Di this is super love the snowman and your added goodies.xx

    The Journey is the Start

  3. Looks great. I love those stickeroos and must tie a string round my finger to hunt mine up!

    Your card looks very cute and the snowman is an adorable little guy.

    I read up abou the hedge hogs. They are so cute. Little Miss C would love tiny and sweet!

    She lost her pet fish and her rabbit within 24 hours so I am working on a Sympathy card at the moment. So hard to do that for a child.

    Little Mr P's fish is still swimming about merrily so he is sharing it with her!

  4. lovely card and good to start making right now xmas cards!!! after there is NO time with all the activities in this period. hugs from sunny California

  5. Lovely card Di, love the snowman.
    Veerle xx

  6. Such a lovely Xmas card Di! Love the snowman :-)
    Lucy x

  7. Hi Di,
    what a very super card.
    I love it all, but especially the Snowmans scarf.
    Did you do the pattern yourself ?
    If you did then I think it's amazing.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  8. Super card, Di, for both CHNC challenges. Like me, you have lots of favourite things, so plenty to choose from xx

  9. Gorgeous card - I love snowmen! Fab colour scheme too!

  10. Love your adorable snowman Di....


  11. Gorgeous card Di I've been catching up on your fab creations! everyone a winner sorry I'm behind again LOL lots of huggles have a great weekend Sue xx

  12. Hello Di

    Just brilliant, especially the jolly snowman.

    I don't enter competitions as I don't think my pictures are that good.


  13. Fabulous card Di
    have a lovely weekend
    hugs Tamara

  14. Fabulous card, great choice of colours, love the image best thing about using snowmen on cards is that you have very little colouring to do.

    Kath x

  15. Oh my goodness Di this is just adorable and perfect in every way xx

  16. Quickly adorable, Di!! Love those stickeroos!!!

  17. Lovely colours! And that spotty ribbon is perfect
    Debs x

  18. I love this snowman. He looks so friendly. Your card looks nice too!! LOL!
    Well done for the quick turnaround! Quicker than you answering a text!! Hmmmn. Still waiting!

  19. This is a cute snowman with his fun scarf. I love the added green sparkle cord and the pretty snowflake.

  20. This is really lovely Di . . . .and don't think I hadn't noticed the lovely ribbon and tied on charm! just gorgeous.

    Hugs, Sarnxxx

  21. Love the colour choices for this card! thanks for sharing with CHNC Extra for August!


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