Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Happy Little Stampers May Christmas Challenge - 'Gift'

The current Christmas challenge over at Happy Little Stampers is 'Gift' - a lovely theme, although I really had to do some serious searching through my stamps for a Christmas image with a gift/gifts on. This is the result:
I used:

- 4.25" x 6" white card blank

- pale blue backing card behind the image and the patterned paper layer

- patterned card panel from LOTV's 'Twas the Night' paper pad with a couple of strips of a striped pattern from the same pad just wrapped across opposite corners to break the card up a bit

- the image was stamped using Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink and a Stampendous stamp called 'Snow Angels', then coloured using a mixture of Faber Castell Polychromos pencils and a Whisper marker to strengthen the red of her coat

- tickles of clear Wink of Stella on the wings and hat trimmings

- then it was die cut using a Lil' Inkers 'Stitched Rectangles' die and layered onto a little piece of pale blue card 

I'd also like to enter this into Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge 280 (under the 'Anything Goes' option) as well as Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for May (always 'Anything Goes'). 

Di
x

26 comments:

Brenda in IN said...

This is so cute. I love the pattern paper and she is so cute offering her gift. Your design of the corners is so unique and pretty.

Kath said...

A lovely card - such a cute image and I like the way you added the paper across the corners too.
Kath x

Juls said...

Gorgeous, love it xx

brenda said...

A perfect image for the theme Di, nice to pop another in the Christmas basket.

B x

Jane said...

What a sweet stamp and a lovely card Di x

MaryH said...

Saw this at HLS Christmas challenge, and had to pop over to say how darling it is. At first thought the background dp was embossed..so pretty. Like the corner 'ribbon wraps' and the image is just cute as can be with this little sweetie carrying her gifts. Love it! TFS & Thanks for joining in the HLS May Christmas Challenge.Hugs

SARN said...

Adorable image and great card. I like the ribbon treatment the card got too!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Carol L said...

This is so cute, and I love the ribbon treatment on the corners! I'd better get cracking on those Christmas cards soon - it will be here before we know it!

Sarah said...

I love all the little details you add, they really make your cards special! xx

Em Louise Fairley said...

So cute, Di!
Hugs,
Em

Viv's Visuals said...

Lovely cutie card Di! x

Cara said...

Such a cute card, I love the paper you've used with the image. Cara x

Barb said...

Oh this is so sweet Di. A beautiful card and such a pretty little girl. Barbxx

Sue said...

Really lovely Di x huggles Sue xxx

Kathleen said...

Aaw, really sweet image and love those papers, great use of the ribbon.

Kath x

scrAPpamondo said...

Just adorable!!! This cutie looks wonderfully with the words in the background! Fabulous image and very festive design!

Greta said...

Sweet image & lovely card, Di!

Janice said...

Another lovely Christmas card Di, you must be building up quite a collection now!
Janice x

Whisper said...

Aaaah what an absolute sweetie, luv Sam x

Donna said...

This is very sweet, Di.
Clever you :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

You might have had to search for that precious little gift-bearer, but it was worth the time, Di! This is a winner in my book!! Hugs, Darnell

Craftychris said...

Such a sweet image and a gorgeous Christmas card! xxx

Hazel said...

Love your card, Di - thanks for entering this for both of my CHNC challenges xx

Suze said...

Great CAS card Di. Thank you for entering the challenge at CHNC Extra for May.

Ingrid said...

Love your project! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Happy Little Stampers! :)

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Such a sweet little card. I like that backing paper, such fun Christmas-y sayings. "I can explain!"