Wednesday, 24 July 2013

ABC Christmas Challenge - O is for...

It's time for a brand new ABC Christmas Challenge...this fortnight Wilma is the host, with a theme of:

'O is for - O Christmas Tree'
Feature a Christmas tree on your card...simples ;0)

We are sponsored for this challenge by Bugaboo Stamps:

The prize from Bugaboo Stamps is 7 free digis!

I have quite a lot of Christmas tree stamps in my collection...I didn't realise just how many until I had a look through to choose a stamp for this card...I think I must have a bit of a problem! Anyway, I settled for this cute little Penny Black hedgy hurrying home with his tree safely strapped to the roof of his car from the 'Joy to the World' set. I coloured him using watercolour pencils, then carefully cut around the image. For the background, I started with a piece of Echo Park 'Winter Wishes' paper, then built a scene on top using lots more Christmas trees (cut using a Marianne Designs die), some grey card for the road, and some torn white card for some snow. I added some more snow to the trees and edges of the tron white card using 'Polar White' Flowersoft.

I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
For more inspiration from my lovely DT buddies, please pop over to the ABC Christmas Challenge.


Claire said...

This is fab. Hugs, Claire x

Dorte said...

I love your little Penny Black hedgy hurring home for Christmas, Helen. Wonderful card,
enjoy your day,
hugs Dorte

Lisa Jane said...

oh this is cute .. love the trees in the background .. fab idea
Lisa x

Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

What a great image! I always love a story card. Great idea to cut the pine trees out of different shades of green.

Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up Challenge for our Christmas in July challenge!


Sarah said...

Such an adorable festive card Helen. Thank you so much for joining us at Allsorts this week x

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Helen :-) the whole snowy scene is FAB ,, I love how you did the road :-)

Lols x x x

Migdalia said...

Simply ADORABLE!! Love it!
Thank you for joining us at Cut It Up Challenges.
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Berni Cuttino said...

Amazing design and dazzling embellishments, simply an awesome card. Thanks for stopping by and leaving the lovely comments.

brenda said...

Hello Helen,

Thank you so much for sharing your inspirational work with us at Allsorts challenge.

B x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great card, love the background looks fab!

Thank you for sharing with us at Sparkles Christmas this month, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Wendy L said...

This is a lovely card, so cute, thanks for joining in my challenge at Allsorts this week. xxx

Cathy said...

This card is an awesome creation! I love every detail! The image is wonderful!

Jill said...

gorgeous creation hun thanks so much for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

Craftevan said...

Fab card love the image and layout
Thanks for joining us at cards for men
Kate xx

Whisper said...

Oooo what a great stamp and scene too, Luv Sam x