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Thursday, 25 October 2012

Sometimes things are not as they seem! - this weeks challenge for Delightful Challenges

Hello blogfriends

Its another Thursday and the last challenge of the month for Delightful Challenges
 - where did October go?  

The challenge this week is 


Stitching - real or faux




I decided to use this cute precoloured digi from Digital Delights called Stocking Noah (coloured) for this challenge just to "give it a go".  Its not something I've used very often before - if ever when I think about it - but I think this idea is Absolutely Fabulous (darling!)
 - now am I Patsy or Edina, I think there's a bit of both of them in me - I'm ashamed to say lol.

Anyway back to the plot - This image was just what I needed this week as I'm still battling away with technical problems with the computer and its been a bit of a busy one at home as well.  It was such a quick easy card to make and the colours have printed just beautifully - Who'd know I hadn't coloured (or stitched!) this card myself.  It could be just the way to go to make cards at the busy time coming up - no I'm not going to say the word - but you know what I mean!  You can still design your own card but put a pre coloured image on - it saves so much time and its not as if its a problem matching papers,  as all the Christmas (there I said it) papers are going to go with Christmas (there I said it again!) images.

If its the choice between not having time to make a card and using a precoloured image - its just a no brainer, and I know some crafters who - shock horror - BUY Christmas cards - the scandal of it lol.

Our sponsor this week over at Delightful Challenges is 



Who are offering the Absolutely Fabulous (oops I'm off again!)
Prize of 3 sets from their store

This is what I did...

Image - Stocking Noah from Digital Delights
Santas little helper Sentiment - Christmas sentiments set from Digital Delights
Paper - Winter wonderland from my Minds Eye-(Little tag also cut from the pad)
Card shape cut with - Spellbinders grand nestie - scalloped circles
Stickers and stars - K & Co - Hopscotch boy grand adhesions
Ribbon from ebay
Glitter - Martha Stewart Glitter glue
Faux stitching done with white gel pen

I'd get myself over to Digital Delights and nab some of these if I were you - before there's a rush on -  and you can have Christmas sorted in no time lol!

Challenges I'm entering with this card

Charisma cards challenge - Dont be square
Nutcrafters challenge - Circles
Stampavie and more - stitches


Hugs

Judith xx



12 comments:

Caroline said...

Morning Judith gorgeous card the image is adorable and the shape of the card is fabulous. Caroline xxx

Caz said...

Super cute card Judith. Love the adorable image and fab design.
Hugs
Caz x

Pat K said...

Gorgeous card Judith and I'm liking your idea of pre-coloured. I have a few in my stash already..they look soooo good! Hope your techie problems get sorted and enjoy the weekend. hugs.xx

Lisa Foster said...

Hi Judith!
Oh my! This is totally darling! I love all the colors and your stitching is so fun!
Hugs,
Lisa F.

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

LOL your mad, your post has made me laugh this morning, thank you just what I needed!
Gorgeous card hun, love the shape & the colours are AB FAB!!
lol hugs shell xx

mixamatoasties said...

Oh this is fab Judith!

I would never ever buy *coughs* Christmas cards....

Susan x

Larelyn said...

Terrific card - love the layout. Sometimes those precolored images are just what you need.
Hugs,
Larelyn

Cat's sCrap said...

Lovely card. Adorable sprite. Wonderful papers. Bravo ! Good work !

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week and good luck !

Hugs from France.
Catherine.

Gram's Treasures said...

Sweet card! So glad you could join us this week at Charisma. Good Luck!
Joyce xx

Sarahshandmadecardsx said...

A great Christmas easel card. I love the image and your great details.

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week and good luck.

Sarahx

Karin Trollkatta Lilleseth said...

What a cute card you`ve made Judith :-)
Thanx for sharing at Stampavie and More.
Hugs from Karin

mylittlecardstudio.blogspot.com said...

Gorgeous easel Christmas card. Love the design and image. Thank you for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week. Good luck. Hugs, Jill x