Over at Bah! Humbug! this week the theme is 'Santa Paws' - Festive Furry Friends in your Christmas Creations - your challenge is to make us say "Awwwwwwwwwwww!"
Have a good rummage around and set free all the cute teddies, bunnies, mice, kittens and puppies hiding away in your stash. Let them dress up in their Santa hats, pull some crackers, decorate the tree or just come out to play for a while. If they are creatures with paws ... then we want you to share their little furry pawprints with us at Bah! Humbug! My first thought on reading this was 'oh crikey! have I got anything suitable??" Of course a mental meander through my stamps shows that I have several - there was only one problem - as I was mentally meandering through my stamps this image kept popping into my head! I just couldn't help myself so out came sketch pad, pencil and pen and Pig Hitchin' a Ride got a Christmas makeover! I'll be popping him into the shop when I've finished this post. I know that strictly speaking he's not furry and he's got trotters and not paws.......but he is cute and seeing as the Bah! Humbug! girls inspired this digi, it would have been rude not to enter him wouldn't it?
On to what I've used. The bp is embossed dots and the white pearlescent paper has been put through the C/bug swiss dots folder. The round sentiment is one of three that's part of the digi sheet and it and the image were printed out onto pearlescent paper and coloured with promarkers. The promarkers work on this but it's not so easy to shade with them so I can't see me using it all that often. I've added crystal glitter to all three santa hats, the gift bag and also to the background of the main image to represent snowflakes. The only embellishments are the three snowflakes punched out of some of the pearlescent paper.
Several other challenges have helped to inspire this card:
- Sketch and Stash for the sketch (my new stash is the digi)
- PTW - Cutie Pie
- Little Red Wagon -Dry embossing
- ABC - S is for sparkle (this card sparkles a lot more in real life than it does in the photo so I hope there's enough)
- Theme Thursday - Hats or Crowns
- Stamp Something - Something Layered (this card has 6 layers not including the snowflakes)