Monday, 31 August 2009

Christmas Stampin' All Bank Holiday Long

I sat down before lunch for a bit of bank holiday relaxation, and I've made a Christmas card that I'd like to enter into eight challenges - I'm quite chuffed with myself to manage so many!

I used the wonderful first birthday sketch by Domi for this week's Everybody-Art-Challenge #54, (happy birthday ladies!).
I also followed the theme of Christmas Stampin' All Year Long #32, which is traditional colours - red/green/gold,
One Stop Craft Challenge #44 - Cute and Cuddly,
Stamp Something - Animals,
Pollycraft Challenge #23 - Furry Friends,
Forever Friends Challenge - eyelets or brads,
Colour Create #26 - ruby, cream and gold (hope my card is ok cos there is a tad of green on there, but I noticed some of the DT cards have a little green on them too :-) )
... and last but not least Pile It On #13 - round & round we go (I have used three round brads on my snowflakes and of course there are lots of round holly berries on it !)

I used:
Main image: Forever Friends, coloured with watercolour pencils and decorated with glamour dust;
Sentiment: Craftwork Cards "Oh My Words!";
Papers: BasicGrey "Wassail";
Supplies: Doodlebug sugar coated red brads; silver jewel brad and gold ribbon from my stash;
Tools: lLarge snowflakes cut using new Spellbinders Shapeabilities "Create a Flake 2"; small snowflakes cut using Cuttlebug snowflakes die.

Here's another view to try to capture the twinkly glamour dust on the fur of Santa teddy's coat!

Hope you're all having a great bank holiday :-)


  1. Pauline, Your card is sooooooo CUTE!! It made me smile!!!

    Thank you for joining us at the Colour Create Challenge blog this week.
    hugs, janny

  2. wow your card is really fantastic and so wonderful.
    thank you so much for your entry with sketch to the eac.
    hugs, bea

  3. Blimey Pauline, seven birds with one stone - must be a record! Fabulous card, and a very huggable ted! Squirrel x

  4. I'm always very impressed when you can remember all the things you have to do to enter one card in so many challenges...I haven't done a challenge card for a while! This is lovely and I like the ovals....

  5. Gorgeous card Pauline - love everything about it and what a feat covering all those challenges.

  6. Awww...cute card! Love the colour scheme!
    Helen x

  7. so so lovely... i just LOVE your snowflake with the rhinestone in the center, so elegant!

    Amy -- Pile It On DT

  8. Super cute! I love this little guy! Very festive...can't wait for Christmas! Thanks for playing at Stamp Something!

    Janna :)

  9. Hi Pauline

    Love your card - well done on fitting it into so many challenges.

    Super cute image coloured perfectly. How on earth would be manage without our wonderful glamour dust!!

    Love Jules xx

  10. So cute, and I just love that snowflake!!
    Fredrikke :o)

  11. What a beautiful card Pauline,i love the image and colours.

    Hugs Riet.x

  12. Wow Pauline - 7 challenges! That image is so adorable! Great Job with the Colour Create colours!


  13. Wow Pauline! This is one fantastic Christmas card. Love the glamour dust. Well done for combining so many challenges. Thanks for sharing your card with us. Thank you for joining the Colour Create Challenge.
    Sharon xx

  14. OOOPS! Forgot to say, Thank you for joining us at the One Stop Craft Challenge too. (blush)
    Sharon xx

  15. HI Pauline! Love this festive card, such a cute stamp from FF! The sparkle looks great! Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something, Shelly xx

  16. Such a fab christmas card love that image must get some of the new stamps

    Thanks for playing at FF this week

    Emma xxx

  17. your card is, wow, wow...sandra

  18. Just adorable! Love that bear and all the snowflakes and circles! Thanks for playing with us at Pile It On!

  19. You should post this on Practical Scrappers too-the deadline is not until tomorrow!

  20. wonderful card, thank you for taking part in the forever friends challenge

  21. Pauline! My goodness your card is super duper cute. . .I just love that bear and you colored it so beautifully! Beautiful job on your Christmas card. Thank you for playing along with us at CSAYL! Hope to see you playing again!


  22. Stunning card Pauline and so cute.
    Thanks for joining us at Pollycraft & good luck.
    Emma x


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