This is my entry to the Penny Black Saturday Challenge this week which is Christmas with the added theme of Gold and Presents. I chose the Penny Black slapstick stamp Sweet Snowman for this one and coloured him with Promarkers. Indeed he is a sweet snowman and, as I have a soft spot for cute snowmen whether it be ornaments cuddly toys or tree decorations, I couldn't resist adding this cuddly fellow to my stash this year.
To follow the gold and present theme I used gold mirricard embossed with parcels. Why is it when you know you have something in your stash that you can't find it when you need it. I knew I had this card in a kit I'd bought from Create and Craft a long time ago but could I find it. I think I made more mess hunting for it than I did actually putting this card together. I also used gold card with Merry Christmas embossed on it, matt gold card as a matting layer and a gold glitter pen for colouring. Stampin' up Dazling Diamonds glitter was sprinkled here and there to add some sparkle. The stamped image has a present on it and I added some more peel off presents which had been stuck on to green card and then cut out bofore being added to the card.
Along with a few brads, star peeloffs, a sentiment created on the computer and some ribbon this card was not too involved to put together so I think I may make a batch of these for some of the male relatives and friends in the famly. I always have a problem knowing what to put together, especially with three nephews in one family, but by changing the colours on the scarf and hat they can each have one. Same but different.
Doing Christmas and sketch challenges at this time of year is really helpful in giving you a focus to work from rather than pulling out all your Christmas stash and wondering what on earth to do with it so thanks to all the design teams who come up with these ideas and inspirations for us. I think we need a snowman challenge though as I haven't seen one anywhere.
I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges
Penny Black Saturday Challenge Week 177 - Christmas/Gold and Presents
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - Never Seen Ink
Cards For Men Challenge 23 - It's Nearly Christmas
Crimbo Crackers Challenge 2 - Make It Sparkle
Creatalicious Challenge 28 - Christmas/Make Sure it Sparkles.
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Lothian Crafts Challenge 20 - Christmas
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