Wednesday, 23 December 2015

ABC Christmas Challenge - Z is for...

We've reached the end of the alphabet, so it's time for the last ABC Christmas Challenge of the year...Samantha is the host, and the theme is:

'Z is for Zoo Animals'

Our sponsor for this challenge is Bunny Zoe's Crafts:
Prize - A £10 Gift Certificate!

I went with a monkey for my 'zoo animal' and used 'Monkey See, Monkey Do' by Penny Black, which I coloured using watercolour pencils. The patterned paper is from the 'Countdown to Christmas' pad by My Mind's Eye...and I edged it using some strips of red and blue card (shhh...don't tell anyone, but they're just little snippets of card, and don't go right underneath the paper, just along the edges!). I added some faux stitching using my CutterBee Bug and a white gel pen, and some BasicGrey brads.

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.


Di said...

Brilliant Helen! What a cheeky chappie - and I'm hoping to add one of his Penny Black Christmas monkey friends into the prize pot over in the Playground shortly!


Di xx

Caryn said...

Love how you used the die cuts, and the colours you chose. fabulous.
Thanks for playing along at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.
Caryn xxx

Chris said...

Fab card, lovely design and such a cute image!
Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.
Merry Christmas

Zw@@n said...

Super cute card, Helen. I love that fun image and your papers/colours. Merry Christmas. Luv, Wilma

Lorraine A said...

Super cute card Helen :-) the little monkey is adorable! :-)

Wishing you a Very Merry Christmas
Lorraine xx
p.s, thanks for joining in with the PTW challenge and don't forget to leave a comment on my PTW post for a chance to win my candy ;-)

Linby said...

What a cheery monkey!
Thanks for taking the time to share with us at Penny Black & More.
Merry Christmas
Lynn x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

I just love this cheeky monkey image and your bright and colourful card.

Sue said...

Helen, this is a lovely Christmas card. Your colouring is gorgeous and I really like your card design with those lovely bright colours and brads. I hope you are enjoying a lovely festive break.

Helen said...

Great card, Helen - love that monkey!!

Thanks for joining us at Crafting from the Heart.

Helen x

Sharon Caudle said...

Beautiful card! Thanks so very much for your support of Papertake Weekly through the years, and for joining us in our last challenge. Best of luck to you and I'm sending wishes for a wonderful, happy and healthy 2016!!
hugs, Sharon

chrissy xx said...

Awhh! One cute monkey! LOve your colours, design and papers Helen.
So happy to be on the 'team'.

Karen C said...

Aww, how cute! So glad you came Through ‘The Craft Room Door’ to play! Can't wait to see more of your talent!
Karen C

Irena Stefanova said...

This is adorable! So funny image, that you colored beautifully. Lovely design. Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog
Irena dt

Anonymous said...

Great fun card Helen! love it xx

brenda said...

Great card and design Helen.

Many thanks for joining us at Penny Black and More, Happy New Year and look forward to seeing you again in 2016.

B x

Wendy L said...

Wonderful card Helen, thank you for joining us at Crafty Friends. xxx

crafty-stamper said...

Love the fun image and great B.paper--Thank you for joining us at Simply papercrafts
Carol DT x

Lisa Dümig said...

What a cute card.
Thank you for joining us by SFC Challenge.

Lisa :))

Anne H. said...

Such a sweet card!
Thanks for joining us at Stampavie and More.