Sunday, 20 April 2014

Krafty christmas

Happy Easter everyone!! Hope the Easter bunny has left lots of choccy goodness!! 

Spring and Easter creations seem to have been the order of the day lately so my Christmas card drive has taken a back seat. However, to redress the balance I have thrown one together with a few current challenges in mind and this is what I did

I had a challenge win and chose this adorable little owl as part of my prize and coloured him with Pro/Flexmarkers. I embossed the kraft card with an old Cuttlebug folder and then rubbed gilding wax over the raised snowflakes. The twinkle is by Glamour Dust and liquid pearls. I've had the burlap/hessian ribbon in my stash for ages so thought it was about time it saw light of day. 

I was inspired by these challenges

Brown sugar #90 -  Use Burlap
Allsorts #255 - Birds & Feathers
Christmas Fun - April challenge
ABC Christmas Challenge - H for Home (I'm thinking homespun?)
Scribble and Scrap #16 - Anything Goes

Have a lovely Easter Sunday and BH Monday. Martin is working this morning but we are hoping to have a drive out this afternoon.

Thanks, as always, for coming to see me  and for your kind words. xx


Lynn Whitehouse said...

Cute card, love the image, Thankyou for joining the Scribble and Scrap challenge - Hugs Lynn DT :-) xxx

Whisper said...

Aaah what a sweetie and am loving the effect the gilding wax gives, and i have just used the website Icon, where you got a spellbinders die from - great prices, thanks for the tip.

Happy Easter and i hope you manage to get a dry drive out this afternoon - here in Sussex at the moment it's chucking it down :-(, Luv Sam x

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Sarah, adorable image. I love the red gingham with the Kraft and fabulous burlap ribbon.
Sue xx said...

Sarah fantastic card I too have this image but my use of it was nowhere as nice as your creation. Love Alison xxx

Mojca said...

oh such a pretty card, love the natural brown colour and the cute image. Hugs! Mojca

Lisa xx said...

this is gorgeous Sarah...gingham will always get a thumbs up from the hessian too, gives the card a real touchy-feely quality xx

Annette said...

Fab card. Love all the elements, fab kraft card, and love the vellum sentiment.
Happy Easter Sarah,

Hazel said...

Sarah this is such a cute card, love your little owl. Hazel xx

Karon said...

Fabulous card - love the use of burlap! Happy Easter.

Rebecca Bradshaw said...

Gorgeous, the red and kraft look fab together and I love love love your hessian bow!

Sue said...

Ooooo Sarah I totally love this image its so cute!!! and love how you have done this card. Just watching tv and eating a bit of choccy lol hope you have had a wonderful day huggles Sue xx

Diane said...

What a delightful design Sarah.

Hugs Diane

MaryH said...

Hi Sarah, Happy Easter. Your sweet little owl made a beautiful card. I love his little red self, with all the pretty background embossing and especially the red gingham. That grabs my eye every time. The burlap bow was darling. Good for you on the win. My snippets were taking over..I had some in several boxes, also plenty piled around on the desk and my cutting area. (Still need to clean up the desk). When I saw the colored boxes, I thought it would be good to just toss the appropriate color into that box(I'm more apt to toss in a box, than file in a folder! LOL). I HOPE this strategy will help me be a bit more organized. I still have boxes of things from the garage sale early in the month that need to get put away. I did manage to clean up a bit (at least to my eyes...anyone else would think it still a big mess). I am hoping to do a bit more this afternoon. I really needed to get round & enjoy some inspiration first however. Hope the rain goes away for you, and your area gets some sunshine. I think of you when I watch Doc M on Saturday nights. I watched the Horse dvd MC did and that's such a lovely area where you live. Hugs & TFS

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous card Sarah, love the image.hope you have had a good day and managed to get out too. Thanks for sharing at Allsorts ;Birds & Feathers' challenge and good luck x Susan x

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering your lovely card for CHNC challenge 173 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for April - I'd love to see it there too. x

Laine said...

A fabulous and festive creation Sarah. Love the hessian ribbon detail.

Mervi said...

Fabulous card, cute image, love the bow, beautiful details.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts Challenge.
Sunny Easter greetings;-))m

brenda said...

What a super creation for our Birds and Feather theme Sarah, thanks so much for joining us at Allsorts challenge this week.

B x (Not sure if you entered my Grand Calibur candy here if not there is still time to do so)

Tracy said...

Such a sweet card, and an adorable image. Thanks for joining Allsorts challenge. Good Luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

thecraftycavalier said...

Aww this is super cute! Love the image and I really love the bow :) Beautiful. Hugs, Jayne xx

Chrissy said...

What a gorgeous card the little owl and fabulous the hessian and gingham...gorgeous card.


Peanut said...

LOVE the colour combo and how you've used burlap on the card. Give it a warm home-spun feel... so perfect for Christmas.
hugs, Asha

Michelle said...

Beautiful card Sarah. Congratulations on your win. Its an adorable image. The burlap bow looks so great with the kraft card and red colour combo. Fantastic Michelle x

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

Oh Sarah, I love the colours you used and how you incorporated the burlap bow into your creation. That image is just lovely too.

Thanks for playing along with us this week at Brown Sugar Challenge Blog in your Burlap challenge. Good luck.


Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Sarah :-) the image is super cute and I love the gingham and burlap together, FAB :-)

thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas Challenge
Lols x x x

Marie Richardson said...

I LOVE this that image is so cute (great prize pick) and that burlap bow is fab
Thanks for joining us this month over at Christmas Fun challenge blog.
Good Luck with the challenge and pop back on 1st for the next challenge
Marie (DT for Christmas Fun)

Dorte said...

Super sweet image and a lovely colour combo for your pretty Christmas card.
Thanks for joining our challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge this time,
Dorte x