Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Hot Chocolate Henry

Yes...I'm making an early start on my Christmas cards again this year...making at least one card a week worked so well last year...I ended up with some cards left over! lol
I'd used up most of my Christmas papers...so I had a bit of a splurge on some in the post-Christmas sales...well, I had to make sure I'd have enough to last 'til Christmas! ;0)
This combines quite a few challenges: the fab sketch from the Allsorts Challenge; the colour combo of 'Aqua & Red' from the Whiff of Joy Challenge; the 'Hot Chocolate' theme of the Simon Says Stamp and Quixotic challenges; Stamp with Fun's 'Snowflakes' theme; and Cute Card Thursday's 'All New' challenge.
I used 'Henry Mouse with Hot Chocolate' (by Whiff of Joy)...and was very brave, and cut into some of my new My Mind's Eye 'Colourful Christmas' papers...love the zingy colours on these...and they don't just have to used for Christmas either...I used some on a birthday card yesterday too...but you'll have to wait until later in the week to see that. I distressed all of the edges, and added some faux stitching too. The snowflakes were cut using a Cuttlebug die, and I couldn't resist adding some card candy in the corners.

I'll be back with another Christmas card tomorrow...with my DT card for the second ABC Christmas Challenge...if you haven't joined in with our first challenge...'A for Angels'...and our 'Say No' candy...it's not too late...but you'll have to be quick!


Always with a Sentiment said...

Hi Helen. You do right. I love your image, so cute and your design and the colours are just fabulous.
Have a lovely day.
Love Sandra xx

Pauline C said...

Fabulous Helen - this colour combo really pops off the page!!
Pauline x

Lisa said...

Hi Helen, Gorgeous card! Such a cute image and fab colour combo.

Thanks for joining us at Allsorts.

Lisa x

Victoria said...

oh this is fab - I need those papers!!!!

Kim Dellow said...

Beautiful, love Henry - so sweet! Thanks for joining The Quixotic Paperie Challenge this week. Kim

brenda said...

Hi Helen

Great idea to get aahead of the game and a very sweet Christmas card as well.

Thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts this week.

B x

Bev said...

Wow this is so sweet, such wonderful detail! Thanks for joining us at Whiff of Joy this week x

Lorraine A said...

fabulous card Helen :-) I love this image and the papers are lovely :-)
( I am half way through a card using those papers ,,, aren't they gorgeous ! :-))

thanks for joining the Simon Says Hot Choccy Challenge :-)
Lols x x

The Crafty Den said...

What a cute card. Love the image and the papers are gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at stamp with fun this week. Hugs, Denise x

Debs said...

Hi Helen
What a great idea to get ahead with your Christmas cards and this one is soooooo cute. Love the colour combo. Thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week.
Take care
Debs xx

Jane said...

No that's what I call organised! Gorgeous card, thanks for joining us at WOJ, hugs, Jane xx

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Helen.

Hugs Riet.xx

Victoria said...

Such a cute card Helen. I adore these Henry images. Thanks for joining us at WOJ this week!
Hugs, vICKY ~x~

Chris said...

Ah, what a cutie and such a beautiful card. Chris :)

Uma said...

cute, like the blue and red, it actually works really well

Nilla said...

Fabulous card and love the colors! Perfect! Thanks for joining us at SWF this week! Hugs Nilla

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

HI Helen

Fab card hun I love Henry mouse and he is perfect for the weather we are having at the moment

Thanks for playing at Allsorts

Emma xxx

Anonymous said...

Awwwwwwww hunny he is sooooooooo cute!! I love Henry! and the layout and papers you have used are scrummy too! :0)