Thursday, 29 August 2013

Off To Bed Before Santa Comes - card for CHNC

Afternoon Everyone,

Just a quick and easy card to share with you today. Another one with a recycled card topper and using up a tiny smidgeon from the stash mountain. I thought the little characters looked so cute in their little nighties and bedcaps - off to bed to wait in eager anticipation for Santa :)
All I had to do to make this card was fussy cut the little topper, and layer it on to some gold textured paper (origin unknown) and the Mary Kilvert designed red/white check paper which came free with a magazine – details long forgotten. The base card is tiny too, just 4” square. The finishing touch is some red gems and gold scalloped peel-offs dug out of the stash. I bought peel-offs at the beginning of this cardmaking adventure thinking they were a necessity – how wrong was I, I rarely use them.
Inside I’ve just popped a free digi greeting stamp from Bizzy Bec’s blog, printed out in red. 

I'm submitting it to the usual challenges:
Hazel's, at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 139, - the challenge for this week is for a ‘Cute’ card.

Hazel's other challenge - CHNC Challenge Extra for August - where, as always, the challenge is for anything as long as it's Christmas.

And, of course, Pixie's Crafty Snippets Playground Week87 ... the gold textured paper is the snippet here.

Still busy making patchwork, but hoping to find time to make another card later ... my Christmas card count is nowhere near the number needed come the day. But first I have to visit the library, I have books due back today. I'll be rooting around the craft section again ... wonder what gem I'll unearth today :)

Hope you are all having a good day, hopefully a warm and dry one, wherever you are.


  1. Delightful card, Elizabeth, with such a cute, sweet image - thanks for sharing for both CHNC challenges - hope to see you again soon. x

  2. What a cute card - those two little ones are so sweet :) Hugs, Di xx

  3. This delightful and I can just imagine the excitement of these 2 little kiddies going up to bed. Loved all the detail you have going on with your topper, and that's a great save & recycle. Like it lots! TFS

  4. I do like this with the red check backing. Hugs Mrs A.

  5. What a sweet little image! Great to upcycle too!

    I have a stack of papers and other elements from when I first started too. I have used a few this year and need to weed them out of my regular stash and keep them in a large box to try to use them up.
    They are perfect for when I am asked to make sets of cards to donate for charity! lol My theory is that non card makers do not know when an element is a couple of years old!

    Love that free to check it out.
    Will be back this week to try to catch up on your was harder to visit properly while on holidays.

  6. They are so sweet Elizabeth. Lovely card.

    Feel sleepy now!!!!

    Sarn xxx

  7. Great card there Elizabeth. Love the recycling going on there and a little hint of tartan too!
    Hugs and Happy Friday.

  8. so gorgeous elizabeth.i love the adorable image and your papers are fab :D

    xx coops xx


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