Sunday, 5 December 2010

Just Cute Bears & Friends - Anything but a card

Today sees the last Just Cute Bears & Friends Challenge of 2010...but have no fear, we'll be back again with lots of lovely challenges in the new year. The theme is:

'Anything but a card'
Perfect for those of you making your Christmas gifts this year.

I've decorated a snowglobe that I bought in Hobbycraft. It's designed to hold two photographs, but I've used stamped images. On one side I've got a cute Penny Black hedgie stamp (from the 'Holly-Jolly' set):

And on the other side, are some sweet little mice, also by Penny Black (from the 'Christmas Critters' set):

This was so simple to do...embarassingly so, but really effective I think...I can't resist giving it  shake every time I walk past! lol

I'm also entering this into the following challenges:
For more inspiration, please check out the fabulous creations by my lovely Just Cute Bears & Friends DT buddies.


downrightcrafty said...

these are fabulous aren't they I wish I had bought more when I got mine, love the beautifully coloured images you have used, and great gift idea
Hugs Kate xx

Aunty Sue said...

wow these are brilliant. Thanks for joining Creative Inspirations this week.

KraftyKoolKat said...

Helen this is gorgeous Hun. Thank you for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best.


Kat said...

This is gorgeous Helen, what a lovely idea. We have a Hobbycraft in Aberdeen but in this weather!! Maybe they'll still have some when the weather improves.

Kat xx

Violets Corner said...

Fabulous snow globe!

Thanks for joining us at Penny Black at Allsorts, hope to see you soon again.


NGCARDS said...

Fantastic work! Thanks for joining in with our theme of Christmas Decorations over at Creative Inspirations Wednesday's Challenge Blog! xxx

Annie said...

this little ornament is just adorable Helen!
hugs, annie x

Sandra said...

Yes snap you say simple to make but very effective!...and i also keep giving it a shake each time i go past...lovely little gift for a child...or a big

Take care
San x

Jules said...

Hi Helen

Sometimes the most simple things are the most effective.

I love what you have done here and cannot decide which cute Penny Black image I like the best. You have coloured both perfectly!!

Thank you for sharing with Penny Black at Allsorts this month.

Love Jules xx

Julie said...

Your snow globe is adorable. I have a snow globe that is supposed to hold a photgraph too and you just gave me a great idea! Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best
Merry Christmas

Tinemor said...

What a lovely snowglobe!
Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodles shop`s Best
Hugs ~ Tine

My name is Wynneth said...

Great snowglobe, fabulous idea to put two different images on it. Like you I can't walk past a snowglobe without giving it a shake!!

Karen said...

Very nice, thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.

Anonymous said...

What a great idea.Cute images and beautifully coloured.I'd have to shake it too.Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best :D
Lisa x

Cor* said...

Maybe simple, but perfect for sure. I would shake it all the time too! Was great to see you create 'Anything but a Card' this fortnight at Fussy & Fancy!! Happy Holidays!

Anita said...

Helen, this snowglobe is adorable. I love the PB images you chosen. I need to see if I can find one of those snowglobes over here. Love it!

brenda said...

Hi there Helen

A great project, super use of the image and snow globes always seem so magical.

Thanks for joining in at Penny Black at Allsorts this month and good luck.

Katja said...

These snowglobes are very pretty! Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodles Shop`s Best.

Good luck!

Katja (DDSB-DT)

Shirley said...

Helen this is so gorgeous. I must make one for my Grand-daughter when she gets a big bigger. I am sure she would love it.
Thank you so much for showing us your lovely creation at Penny Black at Allsorts and we hope you will join us next month.


Ellie said...

What a fabulous idea Helen! Love those images you chose to use, your coloring is amazing!! These would make some really cute gifts!
Thanks so much for sharing them with us at penny black at all sorts!!

Mervi said...

Wow they are stunning,
wonderful project!

Thanks for sharing these with us
at Penny Black @ Allsorts Challenge
this month and good luck;-))m

Cheryl said...

this is one beautiful gift,anyone would be delighted to recieve,this,bless you for playing at creative inspirations,this week,.love hugs cheryl xxxx

Tracy said...

How Cute!!!!! Love this idea. Who doesn't love a snow globe. Wonderful! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

These look amazing!! I just bought a couple of the same globes here in Australia a few days ago - and thought they were such a cool idea!

Vintage Milly said...

Awe gorgeous, love this idea, thanks for joining in with our challenge at Creative Inspirations,

Anonymous said...

HEhehehe!! I missed you posting these just seen them noW! AWESOME! helen they are well cute! Samantha :0)

Kirsten...x said...

This is just fabulous such a great idea...x

Thanks for joining us at Penny Black at Allsorts hugs kirsten...x