A Non Traditional Chrissy!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Good Morning, Good Morning!

Lord do I feel ten times better this morning than I did last night! Remember how I said that yesterday was my work Christmas party/late lunch/early dinner? Well, the fish burger I ordered didn't sit well in my stomach and by 9pm I was hugging the white porcelain! Blah! It definitely wasn't the one pint of Munich beer I had - that tasted good! That's my reason for the late posting today.

Today's challenge (HSC48) on Hanna Stamps is to create a non-traditional Christmas card. This can be done either by using non-traditional colors or by using a regular set and making it Christmassy (Is that a word? It should be!).

I might get the buzzer for this card because it has some red in it, but I thought the majority of the colors weren't very traditional. When making this card, I very quickly realised that the only 'Christmassy' Hanna Stamps set I own is the Ski Bunny set! Ummm ahh! That's so bad! LOL But I made the most of it and used the cuppa cocoa with this fun paper from SEI. If you click on the image, you'll notice that the scalloped panel is not a nestibility but two punched scalloped squares from my Marvy punch. Shhhh! Don't tell anyone, but I don't own a Cuttlebug or any nesties! I improvise!

I came up with two cards for this challenge because I wanted to try using a 'regular', non-Christmas stamp and make it fit the season. The layout for this card is the work of a VERY talented 8 year old girl, Madelynn. She is the daughter of Jessica Diedrich, better known as The Whimsical Butterfly. I thought it was so amazing that she came up with her own sketch for her mum that I couldn't resist playing! So this is my card for Madelynn's Terrific Tuesday Sketch!

I found the main stamp at Michaels, and I believe it's by Stampendous. The scarf is from Hanna Stamps 'Ski Bunny' set. Christmas is beginning to feel a bit like a rollercoaster for me! I kept these cards simple because the patterned papers are so busy.

I hope everyone has a great weekend. We have some more Christmas shopping to do, gymnastics with DD and maybe another round of baking. It's going to be a busy one that's for sure! Toodles!

Supplies:
Stamps: Hanna Stamps!
'Ski Bunny', Inkadinkadoo 'Rollercoaster - 97938'
Inks: Staz On 'Jet Black', Soft Sky, Real Red, Cranberry Crisp, Vintage Violet, Creamy Caramel
Paper: Bazzil cs, Georgia Pacific cs, PP - SEI Holiday Hoopla 'Merry Messages/Rowdy Rudolph', (Polka dot pp from Michaels - unknown)
Access: Ribbon, dimensionals, square scalloped punch, circle punches, paper piercer, zig pen, micron pen

7 Comments:

the whimsical butterfly said...

Sandra this is ADORABLE!! OMGosh I love it, and I HAVE to have that stamp LOL! So funny and TRUE!

Here is DD w/ her comments. You caught her at JUST the right time, she is home right now, it's a snow day!!! Here she is:

Hello it's Madelynn. I think this is a really cute card and I really like that sentiment. Mom laughed. Thank you so much for playing my challenge. I love it. I really like the scarf, too. M.

Tracey said...

Gorgeous cards! I love these!

Catherine said...

they're both adorable :)

Merry Christmas to you and your family :)

Summerthyme Studio said...

Both of your cards are adorable Sandra! Nice work

Kristi said...

Oh I love these cards. I am glad your feeling better. Nothing like being sick!

Michelle said...

I love this! Well, these!!! I think using the cocoa cup was a brilliant idea and the 'life' saying is sooo true - LOL...

Glad you're feeling better darling! Stay away from fish burgers :)

kadie said...

I love both of these cards. When I grow up I wanna be able to color just like Sandra!!

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