Saturday 20 December 2008

OMG I have managed to do a challenge - Dutchdare - Charms

I cannot believe it I have actually managed a challenge and apart from Henry teething we are all ok. I just hope that this was the end of the bugs for this year. Well this is the start of my thank you cards, I did not send many Christmas cards in the end and the thought of doing them now makes me feel bad. All the images and papers I plan to keep with my everyday stash and do one now and again so I don't have the dread of them all next year.
This cute image was sent to me by Racheal sorry I don't know what it is called. I have coloured it with my promarkers as I am finding them very quick to use, even though I cannot shade with them for the life of me so colour is blocked.
The papers are all basic grey from the LilyKate pad which I adore, will have to reorder this eventually (Paul has brought me 9 pads of basic grey as stocking fillers as they are half price on the glitterpot at the moment, so I think it will be a long way off unfortunately). I have cut the ovals with my friskars as I am still awaiting delievery of my Nesties my Nan brought me for Christmas and I am impatient and want to use them now!
The charm is stash from ages ago when ABC did C is for Charms and was from Hobbycraft the best I could find at the time and seen much nicer since but need to use these up. The beads are part of the blog candy package I received from Nessy.
The flower is one of the old making memories hydranger package. I have 2 packs of the new prima's and they are so lush, but have been confiscated for Christmas day or I would have used them.
I think the unusual layout works and will use this again, but will faux stitch the papers as they look abit plan to me. Hope you like it.


Ali Watson said...

Gorgeous card Vicky, PB are just so adorable.I'm so glad to hear that you are all on the mend, missed having you about. all those fab goodies to look forward to there will be no stopping you. Big hugs xx

Heather said...

lovely card Vicky, that image is so cute. Glad to hear you're feeling better. Have fun with your new stash! :)

Lynsey said...

Hi Vicky
I'm so pleased to hear that you are all well. Hopefully it will stay that way now and you will all be able to enjoy Christmas. I bet your boys are excited! Your card is lovely by the way.
Hugs Lynsey :)

Linanna DESIGNS said...

Hello Vicky, this is such a great card hun, glad you got to do a challenge. i havn't done a challenge in weeks and can't wait to get back to them in the new year. Thank you for entering my blog candy and good luck. Oh how lucky you are to have all those basic grey pads for christmas. I love the basic grey pads, i placed an order too, and can't wait to start using them. Have a great christmas. Hugs Linda x

Karin said...

Gorgeus card.
I love the pretty papers and cute image.
Thanks for joining the DDCC.

xoxo karin

nessy said...

what a cute , pretty card vicky ~ i have missed your visits to my blog and looking at your creations!!
hope you and your family have a wonderful christmas (germ free!!)
vanessa xx

craft mad Jenny said...

ah, gorgeous card. Me too - I'm not going to hide my xmas stuff away until next year, I'm going to keep it all out and try and make at least 1 or 2 xmas cards a month, that way I don't have a mad rush next nov!

Desire Fourie said...

What a lovely card. That image is just too cute for words. Thank you for entering the Dutch Dare challenge this week. Hugs from Desire (DD DT member)

SeaStar Creations said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


Sandra said...


what a great card..thanks for joining us at the DDCC

happy holidays

regards sandra

Unknown said...

Cute card and love the lil' hedgehog

with love,

Heidi said...

Your card is so cute my friend-love it. Great coloring and the image is so sweet.

Hugs from

Tabitha said...

I love your hedgehog card! I need to dig out my hedgies today!

I hope you get your nesties soon! I've been waiting for my labels 1 for over two months now! Frustrating indeed, I'm sure yours will get there much much quicker!

I've never heard of the markers you used but they do look cool in the photo~