Wednesday, 12 October 2016

ABC Christmas Challenge - U is for...

We have another fun ABC Christmas Challenge starting today...Sue is the host and the theme is:

'U is for Under the Pile!'
(In other words...use something old or forgotten)

We are sponsored for this challenge by Bugaboo Stamps:
Prize - 7 Digis of the winner's choice!

I dug deep underneath my pile of patterned papers...and found my Penny Black 'Madison' pad...I've had it since the pad first came out in 2012, but hadn't used it in a while. I picked a piece with a snowflake pattern, and paired it with a neglected stamp set ('Christmas with Barkley' by Crafter's Companion). I stamped the image directly on to my card blank, then coloured it using watercolour pencils...you can't tell from the photo, but I added some sparkle to the snowy ground using a Wink of Stella pen. I cut a curve along the bottom of the snippet of patterned paper using a Lawn Fawn 'Stitched Hillside' border die, and added one of the sentiments that accompanied the image in the set.


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.

13 comments:

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Helen, the image is adorable and I love the colourful snowflake paper and how you have used it, the whole design is absolutely fabulous :-)

luv
Lols x x x

Viv's Visuals said...

Fab Christmas Card Helen.

Dot said...

Your CAS Christmas card is super cute, lovely design paper and a sweet image,
Dorte xx

Jane Savage said...

Wonderful card! Beautifully coloured!
Thank you for joining us at The Pencil Case! Jane (DT) xxx

Di said...

Oh Helen - what an adorable Christmas card and using the curve of patterned paper at the top part is brilliant!

Hugs

Di xx

Patti Krauss said...

Adorable card, Helen. I love the kitty! Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion Challenges! - Patti (CYP DT)

Bev said...

I adore this style of card. Beautifully coloured too! Thanks for joining in the fun at 'The Pencil Case!'

Julie Odil said...

Very cute and creative! Thank you for joining our Anything Goes challenge this week at Crafty Sentiments Designs. Julie, DT member

beatriz blazquez arrabal said...

Great CAS card! Thank you for joining our Anything Goes challenge this week at Crafty Sentiments Designs. Hugs Beatriz DT

Theresa Pace said...

sweet card. and that image works so well with the patterned paper. thank you for sharing it with us at TTCRD and good luck, Theresa DT xx

Jan Ltc said...

What a great card! Thanks for joining in with our challenge at TTCRD xx Jan DT

Scrappy Scatty said...

How lovely - Thank you for joining us at Pencil Case xx

Sue said...

Hi Helen, this is a gorgeous card, I love how you have coloured that image and your card design is lovely with that die cut panel.
Sue...xxx