Sunday, 6 March 2011

Christmas Card #8

Good Afternoon Bloggers. Isn't it a lovely day, blooming cold though!!  My card today is again my weekly Christmas Card.

I started off making it for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge which this week is more than one fold.  I wanted to do a gatefold card but scored my card in the wrong place so ended up with this offset gatefold card.  I quite like it though lol.

I am also entering it into the following challenges:
Bah Humbug - Embossing
Winter Wonderland - Snowflakes
Sketch Saturday - The Sketch
Simon Says Stamp - Recipe 1 image, 2 papers, 3 embellishments
DCD Christmas Club - Inspired by a song (Oh Christmas Tree)
Top Tip Tuesday - Favourites (swiss dots embossing folder, love it)
ABC Christmas Challenge - E Embossing and Embellishments
Sparkles Christmas Challenge - Red and Green
Crafty Hazelnuts - Embossing

The cute stamp is from the Penny Black Jolly Friends kit and coloured with Promarkers.  The papers are from Stamping Up.  Strip of red card embossed with Swiss Dots folder.  Martha Stewart Snowflake punch covered in Glamour Dust. Gems and ribbon from stash and Sentiment made on computer. 


the crafty duck said...

Hi Debs, what a cute card! Love the mouse,and your card folds
hve turned out great, lots of love Steph

Crafting Gill said...

this card is lovley love the image thanks for joining Sparkels xmas challenge

GIll xx

Vicky said...

Oh Debs this is gorgeous hun and what a delish image ~ love all the sparkle too :o)

hugs Vicky xx

Hazel said...

Love the cute image an the offset way the gatefold ended up. Thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 10 - hope to see you again soon. x

Chrissy said...

I do that all the time lol..great fold though, you may have started a new trend.Fabulous image, love the snowflakes, looks fabulous.

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Debs, what a gorgeous card. I love the cute image and your papers are beautiful. Thanks for joining us at winter wonderland this week. Hugs, Denise x

Paula (PEP) said...

This is lovely - you are amongst those who have developed my love of Penny Black stamps. I love your ProMarker colouring of the tree & the mouse's scarf & theose little cheeks, your glittering of the tree is so lovely & subtle & I do think I prefer the offset gatefold - happy accident I think! Delightful the way those snowflakes hang off the circle too.
Have a good week.
Paula (PEP)

Anonymous said...

Hey girl fabby card! Swiss dots is a great favourite to have! And love your Image too, thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas challenge and Top Tip Tuesday this time, hope you can play next time too! Hugs Samantha :0)

Delphine said...

Gorgeous card, Debs! I love the image you have used, so cute! Wonderful layout and gorgeous papers too! Thanks for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge and good luck! Delphine xx

Kathyk said...

SUPER duper card, love the offset gatefold


xxxtglxxx said...

I like that is is 'offset gatefold' :) It looks so unusual and yet its spot on! ;)

Adorable little image and nice sparkle.



Becca Fabozzi said...

Super dooper cute!!! Love that image. Thanks so much for joining us at Dcd Christmas club

Sally said...

Great card, like the off set gate fold especially with the circle I think it works well. Love the image. Thanks for joining us at Winter Wonderland this week.
Hugs Sally xx

Heather said...

Fabulous card Debs, love your accidental offset gatefold, gorgeous PB image and such lovely details, especially the sparkling.

So glad you could join us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge,
Heather xx

debby4000 said...

Oh what an adorable card Debs, love the sweet image.

coops said...

gorgeous card debs.i love the fab shape and image and stunning colours :D

xx coops xx

Annie said...

oh my goodness another ooooooooooooh so cute card. I just love Penny Black - they are all so gorgeous and the way you have used this one is just perfect.
Love it to bits.
Thanks for joining us again at Bah! Humbug! and good luck in the draw.
Ann xxx
Bah! Humbug! DT

Aquarius said...

PB stamps are brilliant aren't they and I really like the offset gatefold effect.

Lisa xx said...

Hiya Deb, this is such a fab card, layout work really well and what a cute stamp!

Anonymous said...

Hi There.

Fantastic card, love how it is off set, great colours.

Thanls for joining us at SFCC, good luck.

Huggies Angel

Caroljenks said...

Gorgeous creation, love the fact it's an off-set gate fold - great slip up ;)
Thanks for joining us over at Top Tip Tuesday this week :)

Carol x

Sharon said...

What a great card, and that image is so cute.

Kath Stewart said...

gorgeous card debs......thanks for joining in the fun this week at Penny Black Saturday...hugs kath xxx

An Occasional Genius said...

Fab card Debs, Such a sweet image (I love P.B's!). Love the offset gatefold, works perfectly x

jenny said...

Fabulous card! I love the fold...a happy crafting accident :)
Thanks for joining us at Penny Black Saturday x

Jenny x

Susie Sugar said...

Such a sweet card love that ickle mouse
Thanks for joining us @ the DCD Christmas club this week
Hugs Susie and the Christmas Dream Team xx

paige said...

This is a delightful card - love it!

Max said...

Brilliant embossing ... swiss dots has got to be THE most versatile folder ever! It looks good on ANYTHING! A happy accident to create an offset gatefold is an added bonus. Thank you for sharing with us at Bah! Humbug!

Max's Craft Creations
Bah! Humbug! Challenges DT

Karen said...

Great Debs and such a cute image, thanks for joining us at DCD Christmas Club.

Helen said...

What a happy accident - the fold looks fab! Cute card!
Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x

Tasha said...

This has to be one of the sweetest christmas cards, super cute image love tasha xx

Unknown said...

Such a sweet card Debs.

Thank you for joining us for this months Sparkles Christmas Challenge.


Joanne x