Saturday, 21 April 2012

Christmas in April

Well, it could be Christmas with the weather we're having at the moment, we've just had another hail storm here.

I have decided that I'm going to ink up one of the many stamps, that I have languishing in my stash, every week and the first one I haven chosen is Humphrey's Corner 'Snow Fun'.  I have so much 'stash' that I have never even taken out of the packaging it's getting to the point where I can't fit anymore in my craft room and it's just got to stop!

I've noticed a few Christmas challenges starting to appear and thought I would make a start on my Christmas cards early this year.  I love this cute little image, I coloured him with ProMarkers and used papers from the accompanying CD.

Two of the white snowflake brads started life as silver brads, but as I wanted them all to be white I painted them with my Pebeo paint.  I added Crystal Lacquer to the snowflakes and snow on the image but you can't really see in in the photographs.  Full details of everything I have used are listed below.

The inside of my card is decorated using the same papers.


Image:  Crafter's Companion Humphrey's Corner - Snow Fun
Papers:  Crafter's Companion Humphrey's Corner - Christmas Collection CD-ROM
Card Stock:  Crafter's Companion - Core'dinations
Tools:  Spellbinders - Classic Circles, Classic Scalloped Circles
Embellishments:  metal snowflake brads, snowflake charm and twine from stash
Sentiment:  LOTV

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

ABC Christmas Challenge - H for Hardware and DT call
CHNC Challenge 69 - Lots of Layers
Christmas Card Challenge Week #20 - Twine
Christmas Inspirations Challenge 45 - Bingo (White, Sentiment, Layers)
Cute Card Thursday Challenge 213 - Metallica
Moving along with the Times - Merry Christmas
Crafter's Companion Monthly Challenge 23 - Four Legged Friends
PaperPlay Challenge 16 - Animal Antics
Paper Crafting Journey Challenge 7 - 3 or more patterned papers
Sparkles Christmas Challenge #15 - Colour Me Happy (my favourite Christmas colour combination is red and white)

Thank you for looking in today, I hope everyone is having a great weekend and I hope to see you again soon.



Claire said...

This is a really cute card Pauline and love the matching inside too. Thanks for playing along with MAWTT this week. Hugs, Claire x

Hazel said...

Delightful card with lots of layers - and love the cute image. I like too that you've decorated the inside of your card - gives that special touch - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 69 with your first Christmas card of the year - hope it's the first of many more to come. x


Wonderful card, Pauline! Thanks for joining us at Christmas Inspirations challenges this month. I hope you will play with us again soon.

judit said...

Wonderful card, love all the layers and the colouring is fab! I very rarely dare to colour in red... Hope you have a lovely weekend! judit x

Jo said...

This is a gorgeous card Pauline, fabulous colouring and I love the layout and embellishments.

I know what you mean about un-used stash, I just can't help myself either!

Jo x

Mau xx said...

This is lovely Pauline, I love the layering and your colouring is superb.
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week.
Hugs mau xx

Catherine said...

This is so cute and I love the papers you have put with him.....

Carol said...

Gorgeous Christmas card Pauline, I know what you mean about un-inked stamps I'm building up quite a collection! Hope you had a great birthday yesterday. Carol x

* Shaz * said...

Lovely card!

thank you for joining in the fun with us at Sparkles Christmas for our " Colour me Happy " challenge

Hope you will join us again soon
good luck in the draw

Hugs Shaz x

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous and adorable card Pauline.

Kizzy said...

Ohh this is so gorgeous! What a cute image! And that the inside is almost the same as the outside is so fantastic!
Have a great weekend!
Hugs Kizzy

Hazel (Didos) said...

Hi Pauline, Ah this is super, what a great card, Glad you got a Christmas card done!!! Its like winter here too, YUCK! Hope you have had a great weekend with the Birthday celebrations. Thanks for playing on MAWTT this week, Love Hazelxox

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Absolutely adorable Pauline! Humphrey is soo cute and I do love the matching papers. I love your cards everyday but I am really looking forward to seeing what else you keep in that stash of yours :) Hope you have a great weekend hun (Hugs) Ohh and thanks for playing along at Moving Along With the Times too :))

May said...

WOW!!! Pauline this is simply beautiful... love the image and the papers are gorgeous, Hugs May x x x

Brigitte said...

Ohhhhhh, he is sooo cute!!! Your papers are adorable and the image is so sweet! Thanks for joining us this week at CCC and we hope to see you again next challenge. Hugs, Brigitte

debbi taylor said...

I love this card - love the layout x

Sue said...

Aww what a cute image Pauline! I love the lush papers and fab layout - great colour combo too !! and love those snowflakes and the little charm - it's a really sweet card!
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT and Good Luck in the Challenge!
Hugs Sue xx

Jan said...

Adorable card Pauline fab colours xx Jan

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

This is so adorable, I love the sweet humphrey image and the papers are fab
Lindsay xx

Susan Flynn said...

Hi Pauline what a lovely Christmas card I do like the image and your great choice of papers. Beautifully finished as always x

Ani said...

Beautiful card! I'm so happy I'm joining you guys from the DT of Bearly Mine Design!
Hugs, Ani

Sandy said...

This is so very cute - love it!!!!

Anonymous said...

Fabulous card soooo cute too! love the image, and beautifully matched papers and the hardware too! Thanks for entering ABC Christmas challenge this time,

and Good luck with the DT call too! and thanks for applying to join our team!
hugs Samantha :0)

Catie Cuddles said...

Beautiful card ... And I just love little Humphrey! As you will see if you pop by my entries for crafty hazelnuts ... Went a bit bonkers with him this week!

Debbie said...

Hi Pauline, your card is adorable.Humphrey is so cute.Lovely papers and embellishments too.Great idea to paint the snowflake brads.Thanks for joining in with us over at Sparkles Christmas ' Colour me happy' challenge.Good luck.Hugs Debs x

Lisa Jane said...

whata cute little image and fab layout
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week for our Christmas in April challenge
Lisa x

Lisa said...

Hi Pauline, Aww this is lovely! Great colours and adorable image. Well done on making a start on your xmas cards.

Thank you for joining us at the Crafter's Companion Monthly Challenge.

Lisa x

Laura (sandytoz) said...

What a lovely project!
Thanks for playing along with us
at Paper Crafting Journey.
Love, Laura PCJDT

Magali said...

Marvelous work! Just perfect!
Thanks for joining us at Christmas Inspirations challenges this month.

Helen said...

Awww...such a sweet card!
Thanks for playing with us at the ABC Christmas Challenge...hope you'll join in with our new fun challenge!
Helen x

PS - thanks for entering our DT call too!