Sunday, 6 December 2009

It's A Quirky Christmas Challenge!

Yes it's that Quirky time again, the time where there's nothing much on telly and you and the cat keep falling asleep on the sofa if you don't do something!! So, here I am, with a cup of tea and a chocy bisqwit, poised and ready to start typing, splinted finger, stuck up out of the way! So I think I'd better load up my DT Christmas Card!!!
Yay!! Who guessed right?? I know, it was easy, you spotted the snowflake on the sneaky peak didn't you? It's Cassy's turn in deciding what to do this time round and she has chosen a Christmas Theme!! Which is quite good really, seeing I've made this Chrismas card!
Other DT members have made an Exploding Box, a Tilda Christmas card, some Christmas tree cards and an altered decorated tin! All good stuff!
I'm also going to enter this card into two other Challenges. (she sez as she flips tho' all the open pages on FireFox trying to find them!)
First one is Fab's Big Christmas Card Challenge Blog, (try saying that fast with your teeth in upside down!) This weeks Challenge over there is to use Freebie papers from Crafty Magazines! Well, you've all got loads of them haven't you!!? All these papers I've used in making this card were from Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine. (choose Quick Cards Made Easy, Issue 66 for these papers when you click on the link above and you'll be able to download three sheets of Christmas backing paper..but there's loads of others there too!) Every month you get a set of freebie papers with the magazine, but what I like most is, you can go to their web site and download them and keep them forever! (Or until you're bored or your computer blows up!) In my view the papers are better printed than used straight from the mag. Some Mags print a different design on the other side so you have to choose which one to use. (Silly b-b-bears)
The Digi Santa is a freebie download from the Digital-Ink Co Challenge Blog...In this Challenge you have to create any paper craft, using at least one Digital-Ink Co. Stamp and also a line from any Christmas Song (I think, but you know I'm a rubbish speller and reader it might mean the whole song!) Anyway! I've typed Jingle Bells on the inside of this card as there wasn't enough room on the front! With the freebie Santa there's also a Snowman's face and a ...squirrel!
Another freebie?? The Font of course! It's called Teacher's Pet and you can download it HERE
The larger font I've used inside the card for the Merry Christmas is also a freebie, (it must be somewhere if I've got it!) but only if you can find it!! Most sites want money or a password! It's called Freehand519 BT and as soon as I've found a freebie link I'll let you know!

Well, that's it! Add a bit of Stickles Glitter and a few 3D foam pads to finish off.
We've had quite a productive afternoon/evening here. Tom and Emma have had a go at Heat Embossing and have 'borrowed' my Heat Gun for the week...I know what someone will be getting in their Christmas stocking this year besides a lump of coal, an orange and some mixed nuts....!!and it won't be a squirrel! Thanks for stopping by!
*Update!!!* This card won a prize on the Digital-Ink Co Challenge blog!!

24 comments:

  1. oh hun this is brilliant love that santa hes so cool so glad you joined in too,you have made such a fab card with that image too love hugs cheryl xxxxx

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  2. What a great card! Thanks for joining us for the DICo challenge!
    Good luck!

    hugs
    Mary

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  3. It's a fantastic card Lyn, really festive looking!!!
    Anne x

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  4. Very beautiful festive card!
    Hugs
    Helena

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  5. Ahh Lyn you make me laugh so much hunny,and you're such a silly b-b-bear, you linked it to the tiniest sneak peak instead of the whole thing. Never mind I found it. Thanks for joining us at DIco hun and good luck in both challenges.
    Sam x

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  6. Spyder this card is incredible!! I can't say enough goo things about it! The colors, the 3-D effect on is just awesome! I also enjoyed reading your colorful story! Very enjoyable. Thank you so much for joining us at the Digital-Ink Co challenge.

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  7. This is gorgeous Lynn!! Love your dp, coloring and all the glitz. Very festive and beautiful!!
    hugs,
    Chris

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  8. Yayyy Spyder you revealed the whole thing lol...I knew who it was I just had to see the whole thing..lol..Yep, everyone is right, this card is beautiful..everything matches so perfect..my kinda gal lol...thank you for joining us at DICO and most of all using my image..good luck at the challenge's hun..
    hugz
    stitchy

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  9. I think your card is just adorable. You captured the magnificence of Santa in all of his glory!!!! He is Jingling all the way into our hearts. Thanks for playing with us at Digital-Ink Co.

    Kym

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  10. Hi Lyn, wow I love your Xmas card will all your mag freebies youve created one stunning card, and I so agree with you some of the papers you get are rather thin and done look as nice, I prefer to download them myself and print them from their website. Well done with lvoe and hugs Shirleyxxxx

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  11. It's so sparkly and pretty! I love what you did!!!

    Angela
    SEWN Together

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  12. This is a great card Lyn, thanks for visiting my blog and thanks for the lovely comment on my tutorial, its my first one.

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  13. Hi there,

    Lovely card, and great sparkly bits.

    Hugs Ali x

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  14. What a beautiful card Lynn,i love your images and colours.
    So gorgeous papers.

    Hugs Riet.x

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  15. Hi Spyder, what a cute card! Your Santa is adorable! Very jolly. I love all the added bling on the card. Great job and thanks for joining us at DICO. Good luck and I hope you join us again soon!

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  16. Great Santa - what a fab combination. Don't know if its something I'm doing but evertime I try to comment on your cards I keep getting weird pop ups appearing - quite probably just me! Cheers Claire x

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  17. Looks like you really enjoyed this one!! Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog. Perhaps you might like to take up my challenge on my DragonsDream blog??
    Frankie
    xx

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  18. Congratulations Spyder on taking 2nd place at the Digital-Ink Co "Holiday Special" Challenge. Your card and blog link will be displayed on our store front today. Be sure to contact us at admin@digital-inkco.com to claim your prize. Again, thank you for playin along.

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  19. Congrats on winning DICO. Now come and get your prize! I hope you play along again!
    Kym

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  20. congrats on winning at DICO!!!!! i love how you combined all of those challenges!

    xoxo
    sarabeth

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  21. oh wow! Thank you sooo much!!
    ((Lyn))

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  22. Yayyyyy Lyn, We Won lmao...ho ho ho, sorry I couldn't resist that one..Congratulations huni, you won 2nd place in our challenge...what a real honor it is for me that you won while using my stamp...makes it even better lol...
    Hugz
    stitchy

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  23. Well done Lyn hunny looks like my Stitchy is well chuffed. Enjoy your goodies hun
    Sam x

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