Hedgehogs and buttons

I just love hedgehogs and buttons.And here’s a card with two of my favouritest things!

For my card I’ve used  a cute hedgie from The Best Day Ever (always makes me think of Spongebob!) clear stamp set from Penny Black.I got this set as a freebie for subscribing to Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine but I only made two Christmas cards using a different stamp from this set.I’m planning on using them a lot more for this year’s cards.I’ve coloured him with Promarkers and taken the whiteness out by applying Desert Sand Memento Ink around the edges.This is a kind of prototype for this year’s Christmas cards.I tend to pick a style and then mix up the images,papers and embellishments for a bit of variety.I also try and eke out my papers.So I cut  the snowman paper into 3 equal strips and carefully matched up the top and bottom pieces.The centre piece I’ve omitted shall be used on another card. I know there were a lot of cards out in blogland last Christmas using kraft card and tickets and I don’t know if it will still be on trend when the big day rolls round but I like how this card turned out and I’m going to stick to it.

Supplies :
Image : From The Best Day Ever by Penny Black
Sentiment : Freebie Christmas Digi Ticket Stamps from The Beary Scrap Blog
Mediums : Promarkers,Desert Sand Memento Dew Drop Ink Pad
Papers &Card : DP Basic Grey Jovial 6 x6 pad,Kraft and green/black card from my stash
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Fiskars Scallop Sentiment Edge Punch,Standard and Scalloped Large Circle Nestabilities,Woodware Inverted Corner Punch,Big Shot
Embellishments : Buttons from my stash,Dovecraft Red Grossgrain Ribbon

Some challenges this card is for :

The Paper Variety : Snowflakes (on DP)
Sundays With Crissy : Ribbons
Pile It On : Brand Spanking New (DP pad)
Creative Cowgirls : Something New (DP pad)
The Crazy Challenge : All things New (DP pad)
Woodware USA : Something New (DP pad)
Cooking It Up With Katie : Button Me A Ribbon Animal
Cute Card Thursday : Out With The Old (green/black cardstock and red ribbon – had both for over 2 years!!)
Really Reasonable Ribbon :Something New & Ribbon (DP pad)
ABC Christmas : A is for Anything Goes
Anything Goes : The Letter C (Christmas)
Aud Sentiments : Only Have Two Words
Creative Belli : Snow (on papers)
Crafty Purple Frogs : New goodies or technique (new DP pad)
The Creative Cottage : Something New (DP pad) 
Creative Inspirations : Use Something New ( DP pad)
Cutie Sunday : Winter
Delicious Doodles : New (DP pad)
Delightful Challenges : Buttons
Do You Stack Up : Cute As A Button
Lothian Crafts : Anything Goes
Paper Sundaes : Something New (DP pad)
Rainbow Lady’s : It’s All New To Me (DP pad)
Scrapbook Sisters : Anything Goes
Tellen’s Place : Punches
The Pink Elephant : Winter Wonderland


Lisa x