Thursday, 16 January 2014

N'ewe' to the flock

     We are midway through our monthly challenge at CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra, so here is the Bugaboo digi stamp that I used for my 'Thank ewe' cards, this time used to make a Christmas card.
     I printed him twice so that I could cut and lift his head. The sentiment is the one you receive with the image. I printed onto some card stock that is recommended for use with alcohol markers, it's quite thick so I had to 'help' my printer gently swallow the card, once in it prints very well.
     He is coloured with the same pens as before but his fleece and hat fur have been flocked in white. I used a fine tip on my Art Glitter PVA glue and made sure that I didn't cover any of the curls.
     His head is mounted using some sticky foam pads, I just had to make sure the drawing lined up when I stuck it down. The sentiment bar is also mounted with foam pads and has a small border of gold glitter pen around it to make it sparkle.
     There is a new challenge in blogland called CraftyHazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.  The idea is to use some of the mountain of patterned paper that we crafters seem to collect (and never use because it's too nice!).
     I was sure I had some paper in my stash with candy canes on it, do you think I could find it? Eventually I did but to my surprise I only had one sheet, one sheet in the whole stash with canes on it! How could I possibly use the only sheet I had left? Oh the torment, what should I do? I made a cup of tea, had a ginger biscuit and got out the trimmer, time to be brave.....I did it, I actually used it!! So I'm off to the shop I got it from tomorrow to see if they have any left! Well I might need some more one day, maybe I should get two sheets just to be safe! Somehow I think this whittling down of the stash is going to be harder than I thought.
   
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:


2 comments:

  1. Such a sweety image!!
    Thanks for sharing with us at TTCRD,
    xxxx
    Riette, DT.

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  2. Thanks Rocky for another inspirational card for CHNC challenge extra for January and also for entering this into my Patterned Paper challenge for January - hope to see you there again soon. x

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