Thursday, 14 March 2013

I'm not too late, am I ?

No, of course not, don't be silly, it's on till 10pm tomorrow night :o)
What am I going on about ? Hazel's weekly Christmas card challenge, of course :o)
I've had a busy week, what with making cards from my recycled challenge parcel, knitting a baby smock top/cardigan for Kids Co., the charity I knit for, knitting a special something else that I can't say more about yet, because the person it's for reads my blog, making a start on some possible Christmas presents  & life in general with 'imself :o)
BUT - I wanted to make a card for the challenge which, this week is Santa (shudder !!!) and/or his helpers. I say *shudder* because I'm English & it's Father Christmas to me, always has been, always will be :o)
But anyhoo - amongst all my Christmas bits,  I found the Father Christmas & Elf stamps. Both are a bit contemporary for me - as I've said before, I'm an old fashioned traditional girl - but I decided to use them, rather than the other ones I have & this is what I came up with.
I wasn't keen on all the white around the stamped images, so I rubbed an ink pad across them, giving them a bit of a grungy, distressed look. It still didn't look right, so I stamped all over with a tiny present stamp.
It's not easy trying to take a photo of an easel card & not getting the stuff behind it in the shot & I really didn't think you'd like to see my tatty old bread bin, so that's why the pic is a bit deformed !! :o)
As usual, I'll also enter it into Hazel's monthly Anything Goes challenge :o)


  1. I love it - I'll have that one for Christmas thanks lol.

  2. Very attractive card (like you, I'm English and tend to still call him 'Father Christmas') - thanks for entering this for both of my CHNC challenges - hope to see more of your Christmas cards soon. x