Saturday, 21 November 2009

Santa & Penguin

This adorable stamp arrived this morning...it's from a set called 'Santa & Penguin' by Craft UK, that I'd ordered nearly 6 weeks ago from the Crafter's Companion website (my first order with them)...I was beginning to think it had been lost in the postal strikes when it hadn't arrived after a few weeks...and after getting no response from their Customer Services to my three emails asking if it been posted ('cos they'd charged my card on the day I'd ordered) I had given up hope of ever seeing them...so I couldn't believe it when they popped through my letterbox today...with a packing note dated yesterday! Excellent service from the Royal Mail (for once), but I have to say that I won't be using the Crafter's Companion website again! :0(

Anyway, I couldn't resist inking them up straight away, as I thought that this image would be perfect for the 'St Nicholas' theme of the Winter Wonderland Challenge...which ends today, so I needed to get in there quickly. I followed the fab Sketch Saturday sketch...which is perfect for those larger images...and combined it with the Colour Create combo of 'Green, Red & White' with these funky papers by Doodlebug. I added some 'Polar White' Flowersoft for the snow, the sentiment stamp is from the same set as the image, and the snowflakes were cut using a Cuttlebug die.

12 comments:

Lynda said...

How cute is this image - I absolutely love your card. Thanks for joining in with Winter Wonderland.

Lynda xxx

Jeanette said...

Gorgeous card and such a sweet image (at least it came)
Thanks for joining us over at Sketch Saturday!
Hugs Jeanette :)

Uma said...

wow what a cute image. Lovely card as always

stardustgemsandribbon said...

What a great card! Love the sweet image and your wonderful colouring.
Hugs
Carole x

Cathy said...

Gorgeous card Helen, such a cute image and fab papers.
Hugs
Cathy xx

Kaz said...

OMG how cute is that image! Worth waiting for. Totally love your card.
Kaz xx

Mina said...

oh wow Helen this is a fabulous image so cheerful and festive...thank you for joining in with the Colour Create challenge
Mina xxx

Sarah said...

Such a sweet card and a cute image!
I don't know if it's any help, but this stamp had been on back order for a number of weeks on the Crafters Companion website. Rather than say out of stock, it will say back order and they will send it the minute it arrives. It is wrong that they charged you though before they had it in stock. I have used them many times before and delivery has always been quick when the items are in stock.
xx :0)

Sue said...

gorgeous card luv the image coloured perfect, lovely papers, sue,x

Ruth said...

This is really cute,I love the image,Ruth x

Pauline C said...

Aww Helen this is a fab fun card - lvoe this gorgeous image :-)
pauline x

Sara said...

Great take on the sketch. Cute image.

Sara xx