Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Cute and cuddly Christmas card(s)

The current challenge over at Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge is 'Cute and Cuddly' - a lovely theme!

This is what I came up with yesterday - after pottering round doing some gardening in our wonderful 'Vitamin D boosting' sunshine:
I used:

- 5" x 7" white card blank, tent style

- a layer of white card, embossed using the fabulous Darice 'Snowflake Background' embossing folder

- a strip of red and black ribbon, just across the middle of the embossed panel and adhered behind at either end, with a bow tied round at the left hand  side

- the image is by LOTV from their pre-coloured Art Pad Set 15 'Furry Christmas', which was die cut using a die from the Lil' Inker 'Stitched Rectangles' set

- next I stamped the sentiment (from the Personal Impressions 'Many Greetings' set), using Memento 'Gray Flannel' ink pad

- then the panel was popped in place on the assembled card front, using thin sticky pads

On the subject of sticky, I was delighted to win £30 worth of Stix2 products over at Hazel's on Saturday - such a welcome and really useful prize, I get through loads of sticky products. Thanks Hazel! And of course this card is also being entered into Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for April, where it's always 'Anything goes'.

And, while I was at it, I made a further two identical cards to add to the growing box ready for Christmas 2015 :) I know, I need to get out more!


Liz said...

Love the image - certainly is cute and cuddly! Another great Christmas card, I see you're already up to 41. I must get a move on with mine! xx

Carol L said...

oh my goodness, this is just one adorable card! I love that image and the great color combo, and congrats on your win! Woot!

Margaret said...

gorgeous card. Love the LOTV image, the ribbon and the background. Thanks for joining in at CHNC Christmas extra.
Margaret M

New Creations said...

What a cute and sweet image, a beautiful Christmas creation, love the snowflakes embossing! And congrats on your lovely win!!

Jane Willis said...

Well done on the win! This card is gorgeous - love the image, and everything goes so well together. I really must get my act together and make some Christmas cards

Kath said...

A lovely card Di - such a cute image. Congrats on your win too!
Kath x

Carole said...

Lovely card...like the embossed background and die cut with the pop of red.

Sarn said...

YAY - let's hear it for Vitamin D boosting sunshine . . . got some more here today . . . want some?

Oh Di . . . I think this cute festive make is LOVELY. That image is just ADORABLE.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Sarn said...

CONGRATS on your sticky win too! xxx

Pat said...

Congrats on winning some sticky stuff Di and the card is so cute using this LOTV image and the Darice snowflakes in the background. Love that gorgeous ribbon too. I'm afraid my Christmas card making hasn't really got going yet. x

!neke said...

Congrats on your win !
Great card ! Love the background ! And the image !

Jacee said...

Lovely design Diane.
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Jean said...

Such a cute festive trio, I love the embossing and the striped ribbon.
Congratulations on winning the useful sticky prize.
Jean x

Debs Willis said...

This is so cute! I have some of those LOTV pre coloured images. Need to get them out
Hugs x

Kathleen said...

Love this card, great image and a lovely layout.

Kath x

Sue said...

This is really so cute Di and congrats on your winnings! huggles Sue xxx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Cute and cuddly and super sweet!

Elizabeth said...

Definitely cute and cuddly - a lovely Christmas card. Love the ribbon. It's ages since I joined in with Hazel's challenge. Note to self - must try harder! Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Hazel said...

Enjoy using your sticky prize, Di. This is so cute. Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my this is definitely a cute and totally adorable card Di, I love, love that wonderful image and fantastic design, thank you for joining us at CHNC Extra Challenge
lorraine x

Jane Willis said...

Oooh, just seen on Hazel's FB page that you won this week with this card - well done, it's a gorgeous card!

scrappymo! said...

This is an adorably beautiful image and you have made it into a stunning card. That red and black ribbon is perfect with this!

Unknown said...

I love that image and you used it beautifully. I love the monochromatic feel of the card with just pops of the red. Lovely.