Sunday, 26 September 2010

A Recipe 4 A Quirky Xmas Card!

Oh I've had trouble tonight! Mr Blogger is in my bad books!! Ohooo! Smack him hard with a curly lettuce leaf and a stick of very limp celery!
As I said in the post below (I dare not paste and copy it, as this gives Mr Blogger a headache, and makes him very sick) Quirky Crafts is having a Recipe Challenge for the next fortnight. Cazzy's set it, and wants to see... (I know you know, but here it is again...)

Stitching, real or faux
(which means of course you can draw them on or use peel off stickers or sew them on by hand or machine!)
Lace real or paper

At least two different buttons
(different colours, sizes or shapes)
and finally a colour, teal or turquoise!

A lovely easy challenge I thought, so I've made two cards, the decorating bear in the post below and this Christmas card, featuring my favourite Penny Black snowman, 'Snowy.' (click there for Snowman music)
I've also used two types of Pink Petticoat papers in turquoise, and mounted them onto white card, then chalked the edges with two different shades of blue. I've added gems, eye-lash wool and tiny buttons from my stash, a tag from Hobby Craft (about a hundred years ago!) AND!!!don't faint!! REAL STITCHING!! Yep, I got the needle and cotton out. Yes I know what a needle is... I first made the holes and then threadled (that is a word in my dictionary!) the thread around the card. The thread is very old, as it's in yards and I know I've had it for at least 30 years!! I've used my Martha Stewart and Woodware punches, coloured Snowy with Promaker pens but tried to make his scarf and hat look fluffy so also added some ultra fine glitter to these. Out of the two cards I like this one best. I was going to use the teal blue for Snowy but decided it was a little too dark, and suited the bear far better.
Well, there you go, pop over to Quirky Crafts to see what the other DT members have come up with. Later we will be announcing the winner of the last challenge...and talking about Challenges, I've found a few I'd like to enter! Thank you for stopping by!

Christmas card challenges-use tag
Aly's Sunday Challenge-recipe
(Two designer papers and at least two buttons)
Pennyblackatallsorts- Punch Away
Crafty Catz - stitching
Sewmanychallenges-Christmas Themed
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle - stitching
AI Factory - Anything Goes
One Stitch at A Time-anything goes
Anything Goes challenge-cute
Spoonfull of Sugar - Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz - Anything Goes
Tuesday Taggers - It Takes All Sorts (Anything Goes)
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  1. Oh Lyn so lovely you finally joined us again, even if it's on the other side...I sure do miss you and your lovely little blog reads lol...and of course your beautiful know my policy, anytime hun :)...thank you for sharing with us again...

    stitch xoxox

  2. Great job. Love your project. TYSVM for joining us at AiFactory and please be sure to come back and play with us again.

    Laralee DT

  3. Great recipe, just love what you did with it! All that detail especially in the top left corner is very eye catching.

  4. Hi there

    A lovely Christmas card.

    Such a cute snowman and love tghe corner embelishments.

    I think Blogges got a lot to answer for this last week or two,so many of us have been having probolems.

    Thank you for sharing with us at penny Black at Allsorts this month and good luck.

    B x

  5. What a lovely Christmas card.

    I love that little snowman so much .. .. I would say he is one of my favourite Christmas images from Penny Black .. .. but then I say that about them all LOL!!!

    I love how you have used your punch - a really interesting layout which I really like. Great corner featue too.

    Thank you for sharing with Penny Black at Allsorts this month.

    Love Jules xx

  6. Hi Lyn I love your snowman and his buttons are fabulous. The papers and card design is gorgeous. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  7. Hi lynn
    love this card great cute image, lovely papers used, love those little buttons and your layout is brill.
    Hugs Betty x

  8. ooh your card is adorable, i love snowy too,Thanks for sharing your card with us at Crafty Catz, hope to see you next week also for our Birthday celebration x Carol

  9. wow, your doodling is fantastic! Thank you so much for entering the Penny Black at Allsorts challenge, good luck!

  10. Such a lovely wintery card with all those lovely blues!

    Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week.

  11. Great Christmas card Lyn Snowy is so happy looking he looks lots of fun

    Hugs Jackie x

  12. Hi hun
    aww gorgeous card, luv this snowman so cute, fabby papers & design, sue,x

  13. Really sweet card.Thanks for playing with Charisma.
    xx Vee

  14. I love all the little details of this card! it's fantastic! thanks for playing this week at AIF
    -Tammy DT Lead

  15. Hiya! I love your cute snowman and all the gorgeous embellishment! Thanks for joining us over at O.S.A.A.T this week and good luck, love Jacky x

  16. This is gorgeous. Love those snowflakes and the leaves trailing around the edge.

  17. A beautiful card, the snowman is gorgeous & I love your spray of leaves
    Thanks for joining Penny Black @ ALLSORTS this month, hope you will join us again, good luck
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  18. So gorgeous card Lyn,I love the image and your papers.

    Hugs Riet.x

  19. Hiya Lyn
    This is gorgeous! I love what you have done with the branch punch and Snowy looks sooooooooo cute!
    Thanks for playing along with us at PB@Allsorts this month & good luck.
    Debs xx

  20. Awww wow this is awesome, I love your colouring and that PB snowman is soooo cute :) xxx

  21. Hi lyn lovely lovely to see you over again ive not been good at all wth me back nothig on me blog not a peep but will joinn soon

    liz xx

  22. stunning card forgot to say hunnie see u ASAP


  23. Thanks so much for playing at Aly's. You did wonderful


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