Friday, 8 April 2011

Guest Designer Bah Humbug Challenge Candy Cane

Morning Everyone,

I have been working hard on my card for my Bah Humbug Challenge where I am a guest designer for the month of April.
This weeks challenge was to make something with candy canes. I just could not resist this little stamp, such a cutie pie, and holding his candy cane as tight as he can.
The card is made using Green card base, the backing paper is pr
inted from Joanna Sheen House Mouse Inserts CD Rom, as is the insert that I have custom made with my own verse. The image is also from Joanna Sheen and is from her range of House Mouse unmounted Christmas range. Which have being coloured in using Promarkers. The borders at the top and bottom of the page are from my new Cricut cartridge from Martha Stewart which is just adorable. The flowers again at the top and bottom are cut from my Cricut and I have hand made them into roses, the leaves to are from the machine and the swirls are made from funky foam, that I have twisted around a pencil, and heated up slightly to create a tight curl that stays put. The "Merry Christmas" is from stock that I am using up, but again I believe it was cut from the Cricut machine.

Front off the card

Close up of the topper.

The Flowers

The Inside

The Verse

The Ingredients used to create the card.
Card Base-Green Hammered Base Card
Backing paper and Insert - Joanna Sheen House Mouse Insert CD Rom (Please note the wording is not included on the cd)
Topper - House Mouse unmounted rubber stamp from Joanna Sheen
Cricut - Create Machine
Cricut Cartridges - Martha Stewart Elegant Cake Cartridge, All Mixed Up (flowers), Wild Card (leaves)
Ink - Black Memento ink pad
Swirls - Green funky foam
Flowers - Pearls for the center
Promarker's used. Meadow Green, Forest Green, Poppy, Caramel, Sandstone, Pastel Pink, Ginger, Blush, Cool Grey 1

Thank You
Thank you all for taking the time to have a look at my blog and I hope I have giving you all the information you need to re-create this card.
I look forward to reading any comments you have on this card and on any others.
Well for now I will wish you all a good day
Speak Soon
Kelly xx


Ann said...

Kelly your card is just gorgeous - love both the outside and the inside. Joanna's new CD is so useful isn't it. I love your verse - did you write it - it's a good fun one - love it.
Thanks for being a fab guest designer at Bah! Humbug!
I'm going back to the blog now to add a little note to your card about the verse - I'm sure everyone would like to read it.
Ann xxx
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Pink-Crafty-Devil said...

Thanks Ann that has really cheered me up.. I found the verse on a copyright free internet site but edited quiet a bit.. I do try and make my own verses up, just need a little bit off inspiration first. Thank you for putting them comment up on the Bah Humbug blog, for everyone to see.
Kelly x

irene said...

Hi Kelly
The card is beautiful I love the roses.
Can't wait for the next card as you make some beautiful cards Lots of love Irene

Aquarius said...

I love this card and you can't really lose with House Mouse can you?

veronica said...

love the house mouse Kelly, and it is beautifully coloured too! congratulations on getting it onto the Us site, too

Max said...

I fell in love with this card when I saw it kelly - the image is so cute and the layout is perfectly balanced which shows it off very well. Fabby idea using funky foam for the twists - love it! Thank you for once again doing us proud at Bah! Humbug!

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