Wednesday, 20 April 2011

ABC Christmas Challenge - H is for...

Here's another card for the ABC Christmas Challenge, where the theme this fortnight is:

'H is for Hotspot'

Our sponsor for this challenge is Simon Says Stamp, and the prize is a $ 15 shopping Voucher to spend in their shop!


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And...if that's not enough to tempt you...we are having a Guest Designer call on this challenge, so if you fancy joining us ABC Christmas girls next month, make sure you join in.


This time I've used a Lili of the Valley image, called 'Decorating the Tree'. I stamped them whilst at my friend Kaz's last week...but I had trouble getting to grips with using the rubber glued straight on to the acrylic block (I EZ Mount all mine), and the first couple came out a bit patchy...I thought I wouldn't be able to use them, but Samantha had the brilliant idea of using the 'less than perfect' images for 'hotspots'...so that's what I did! I coloured my 'hotspot' with watercolour pencils, and then cut it out using one of my circular Nesties. The papers are from the 'Countdown to Christmas' pad by My Mind's Eye, I used my EK Success 'Scalloped Diamonds' punch along the bottom of the red card under the image, and added some spotty ribbon from my stash.


Here's a close-up of the 'hotspot':



I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
You can find more inspiration over on the ABC Christmas Challenge, and there's a fab tutorial by my lovely DT buddy Dorte on last week's 'Hotspot' post...along with the linky widget for your entries.

23 comments:

Hazel said...

This is a great card - love the LOTV stamp spotlight and the MME paper. Thank you for joining in my CHNC challenge 16 - hope to see you again soon. x

Karen said...

Very nice, love the spotlight idea too, thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle shops Best.
xx

Denise and Louise said...

Lovely card. The spotlight is brilliant. Thanks for joining us at DDSB this week xx

Samantha said...

Its turned out brilliant Helen so please we were crafting together at Kaz's house.... Think there will be a few more Christmas hot spot cards before the year is out! theheheee :0)

Donna said...

oh wow, what a great idea, love the spotlight, fabulous card. Thanks for joining us at the DDSB, hope to see you again. hugs Donna x

skylife said...

That is completely awesome! Love that card!
Thanks for sharing with us at DDSB

ahlers5 said...

Love your choice of papers. Nice card. Thanks for joining us this week at DDSB.
Diane

Debs M said...

great technique, lovely card and papers! Thanks for joining the Stripes Challenge at DDSB
Debbie DT x

KraftyKoolKat said...

New technique to me!!! Thank you for joining us at DDSB this week.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

Julie said...

Love this technique. Thanks for joining us at DDSB
Hugs,
julie

Riet said...

So gorgeous card Helen,I love the image and your papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Dot said...

Great card, Helen. Perfect way to use some not so perfect stamped images.Thank you for joining the mid-way post.
hugs Dorte

dj1952 said...

That's a great idea for using up your stamped images that are messed up. I also use them for the bottom image when I want to pop-dot something. Thanks for joining us at DDSB and hope to see you again real soon. Hugs, dj

Wanda Cullen said...

This is a great technique that I haven't seen for awhile! Great way to get your Christmas card stash done early! Thanks for playing along with us at Raise the Bar!

craftybunny said...

Great technique and way to save the images.Lovely card.Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best :D
Lisa x

Crystal said...

What a neat idea for a card, love the spotlight! Love your layout and DP too! Thanks for playing along with us at Critter Sketch this week :)

Gill McCall said...

Oh gosh XMAS !! i love this technique it makes the card pop. thanks for joining us at DDSB

Shirl said...

Gorgeous card - makes me want to start my Christmas cards. Thanks for sharing with us at Digi Doodles Shops Best.
Hugs Shirley x x

sgc said...

Great job with punches! Thanks for playing in the Critter Sketch Challenge.

MacKenzie said...

What a fun image to play with. Your card is adorable! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Christmas Stampin All Year Long!

~*Joni said...

Oooh Hotspot technique! What a wonderful card, this truly makes me smile. :0) Thank you so much for joining in on our Tree-Mendous challenge this week at Raise The Bar!
~*Joni RTB DT

Judy Applegarth said...

What a super cute card! Thanks for joining us over at CSAYL, hope to see you next week!

Ruth said...

This is a great idea for a card. So cute, too!
Ruth C