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 

58 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Wenche
    Jan 08, 2011 @ 10:48:46

    Nice card, love the image. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.



  2. Teri
    Jan 08, 2011 @ 11:15:22

    Aw, cute card hun!
    Thank you for playing along in our Delicious Doodles Challenge this week, and good luck!
    Teri x


  3. Kim B
    Jan 08, 2011 @ 12:20:41

    Cute! Thanks for playing at do you stack up.
    Hope to see you again next week.


  4. Rainbow Lady
    Jan 08, 2011 @ 12:26:14

    This is lovely. Great background and lovely image. Well done for making a card for this Christmas too. Thanks so much Love Cynthia x


  5. Sandra
    Jan 08, 2011 @ 14:52:15

    Hi. Such a sweet card, and love the image and your papers. It looks lovely with the scalloped border.
    Thank you for joing us at Tellens Place and good luck.
    Happy crafting. Sandra.


  6. suzy
    Jan 08, 2011 @ 15:22:22

    Aww would never have thought to pair hedgehogs and snowflakes – but I love it! 😉 Thanks for linking up to TPV this week! 🙂


  7. Nancy Bush
    Jan 08, 2011 @ 15:58:28

    He is just too cute!! Love the paper that you used!! Thanks for joining us at Woodware USA this week!


  8. Cec
    Jan 08, 2011 @ 16:16:34

    Very cute card and how wonderful that you already have a head start on cards for next Christmas. Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges.


  9. Tamara Morton
    Jan 08, 2011 @ 16:37:28

    Hi Lisa, what a fab card, I adore the DP. I have this paper pad as well. You have teamed it up nicely. Thanks for joining in the fun at Belli Challenge this week.



  10. Tamara Morton
    Jan 08, 2011 @ 17:00:12

    Hi again Lisa, got my other DT hat on, a really cute card really made me smile. Thanks for joining in the fun at Cutie Sunday


  11. Nadine
    Jan 08, 2011 @ 17:24:40

    Hi Lisa

    your card is great.
    Thank you for playing Cutie Sunday.

    Hugs Nadine


  12. Hazel (didos)
    Jan 08, 2011 @ 17:58:54

    WOW Love the card its super, Thanks for playing along on Rainbow Ladys Challenge. Hazelxox


  13. Croms
    Jan 08, 2011 @ 19:16:10

    I have to agree with the majority here – a really cute card and a great start to next Christmas cards. What does it matter if it doesn’t fit the trend later in the year? Someone will recieve it with love.
    Thankyou for joining us at Tellen’s Place this week and hope to see you back next time


  14. allison
    Jan 08, 2011 @ 19:23:24

    lThanks for playing along with Delicious Doodles this week
    Allisonxovely card


  15. *Alison*
    Jan 08, 2011 @ 19:39:50

    This is simply adorable.. Way to “STACK UP” and use your buttons.. Thanks so much for playing along with us at DYSU Challenge Blog 🙂 Can’t wait to see what you create next week.. HUGS



  16. Janna
    Jan 08, 2011 @ 20:04:40

    such a cutie 🙂 really lovely xmas card! thanks for sharing it with us at DYSU.


  17. Audrey
    Jan 08, 2011 @ 21:14:41

    How adorable. I love the DP. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.


  18. Claire C
    Jan 08, 2011 @ 21:54:23

    Beautiful card, love the colours! Thanks for joining us at Cooking it up with Katie this week and good luck
    Claire xx


  19. Peggysue
    Jan 08, 2011 @ 21:59:42

    I love hedgies too! I like the double matting of the solid CS and the mix of DP. Very nice!
    WELCOME to the DYSU challenge! I hope you will be a regular.


  20. debs m
    Jan 08, 2011 @ 22:55:41

    great card, cute hedgie and fab buttons x


  21. Helen
    Jan 09, 2011 @ 00:16:06

    So cute! Love the snowman paper!
    Thanks for joining us at Pile It On & the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x


  22. mindy
    Jan 09, 2011 @ 02:06:55

    cute! cute! cute! Love the sentiment on the ticket! THanks for sharing with us at TPV!


  23. Amy K
    Jan 09, 2011 @ 02:48:51

    awww, who doesn’t love a hedgehog! very cute! thanks for playing along with us at TPV!


  24. jan
    Jan 09, 2011 @ 02:51:38

    This card is just too cute! That image is adorable and the papers and design are just terrific! Thanks for sharing your card with us at The Paper Variety!


  25. Julie T
    Jan 09, 2011 @ 02:54:24

    You did a fabuouls job with the hedgehog. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments


  26. Miranda van den Bosch
    Jan 09, 2011 @ 09:44:08

    very cute card, love those images from Penny Black
    thanks for joining us at the do you stack up? challenge blog



  27. Scrapbook Sisters
    Jan 09, 2011 @ 12:07:42

    Thank you for entering your fantastic card in our 17th Scrapbook Sisters Card Challenge. Hugs from Julie and Karen xxx


  28. *Arwen*
    Jan 09, 2011 @ 15:23:10

    It’s wonderful!
    Thanks for joining Cutie Sunday this week.

    Hugs Arwen


  29. Carissa
    Jan 09, 2011 @ 15:48:54

    Such a cute card. Love the beautifully coloured hedgehog and your paper choice is a perfect complement. Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge.
    Hugs, Carissa


  30. samantha
    Jan 09, 2011 @ 15:50:07

    Great card! love this hedgy image too! Thanks for joining us at ABC Christmas challenge! hope you continue to play throughout the year too! hugs Samantha :0)


  31. Jessica (Thebugstampinmomma)
    Jan 09, 2011 @ 17:06:04

    very cute! i agree the hedgehog is adorable! thanks for joining us at the Creative belli Challenge.


  32. joynana
    Jan 09, 2011 @ 17:48:19

    Really cute card. Thanks for joining us at Tellen’s Place.


  33. Katie
    Jan 09, 2011 @ 17:50:15

    Just an adorable card with the cutest image!
    Thanks for Cooking It Up With Katie this week 🙂


  34. Zoe
    Jan 09, 2011 @ 18:00:36

    This is ADORABLE! I love how you combined the DP and the image is just sooo cute! Thanks for joining us at Sundays with Crissy! hugs xxoo


  35. Bella
    Jan 09, 2011 @ 18:37:47

    It’s so cute! What a lovely colours you have used…………… Thanks for joining Cutie Sunday….



  36. LORi BOYD
    Jan 09, 2011 @ 20:11:50

    Darling!!!! So happy you shared with TPE!!


  37. Jane
    Jan 09, 2011 @ 20:30:58

    Love you hedgehog a lovely card Thanks for playing at Tellens Place
    Luv Jane xxx


  38. kitten
    Jan 09, 2011 @ 21:11:53

    He’s just so wonderful – love the backing paper

    kitten DYSU team


  39. Jayne Hayward
    Jan 09, 2011 @ 21:35:56

    Gorgeously coloured image and adore the dp used.

    Thanks for joining in with us on ABC Christmas Challenge

    Jayne xx


  40. Rachel Hope
    Jan 09, 2011 @ 23:31:31

    Awwww, so sweet! Thanks for playing along with the Woodware USA “Something New” Challenge! 🙂


  41. Netty
    Jan 09, 2011 @ 23:36:31

    This is so beautiful and sweet! I like your colouring!
    Thank you for joining ua at The Crazy Challenge this week!


  42. Jenny Pearson
    Jan 10, 2011 @ 10:04:44

    Fun card, beautifully coloured image. Thank you for joining us at Rainbow Lady’s challenge.
    Jen x


  43. Marianne
    Jan 10, 2011 @ 10:40:38

    Love these cute hedgehogs of PB too!
    Great coloring!
    Thanks for playing along at creative cowgirls challenge!


  44. Marushy
    Jan 10, 2011 @ 11:37:48

    a beautiful card and so cute.

    Thank you for playing at Cutie Sunday.



  45. Kelly Smith
    Jan 10, 2011 @ 14:13:47

    Lovely! Thanks for joining in at The Crazy Challenge this week.


  46. Kathryn Adamson
    Jan 10, 2011 @ 17:47:52

    What a lovely jolly card! I love your colour combo and the buttons. Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes this week, K x


  47. Terry
    Jan 10, 2011 @ 19:58:36

    What a gorgeous card! I love those designer papers and that image is great! Thanks for joining us at Tellen’s Place! 🙂


  48. Bonnie - Really Reasonable Ribbon
    Jan 11, 2011 @ 01:17:26

    How cute! Thanks so much for joining our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.


  49. mary marsh
    Jan 11, 2011 @ 05:33:29

    what a cute hedgie card-love the dp you used as well-thanks for playing along with the creative belli challenge


  50. Carolina
    Jan 11, 2011 @ 12:09:36

    Very pretty card and great penny black image. Thank you for cooking it up with Katie this week


  51. AbbyL
    Jan 11, 2011 @ 14:14:01

    Beautiful card! I love this Jovial line and your image is so cute! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Variety! 🙂


  52. Tammy
    Jan 11, 2011 @ 19:51:48

    Adorable card! I love that image and the papers!! Thank you for cooking it up with Katie this week!
    Tammy x


  53. Susan's Crafty Chaos
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 16:35:03

    So cute! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Tellen’s Place 😀


  54. Poppet
    Jan 12, 2011 @ 17:54:28

    Great card Lisa, love the DP with the jolly snowmen. Your image is very cute and your shading looks fab.

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful card with us at Creative Cowgirls Challenge. 🙂 xx


  55. Vanja
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 01:52:17

    Beautiful card! Wonderful papers and colouring.
    Thank you for joining us at CCT! 🙂
    Hugs, Vanja


  56. Shelly
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 22:22:11

    Great idea for our new challenge! Love the papers and cute hedgie!! Thanks for joining us at The Creative Cottage! Shelly 🙂


  57. Robin Parker
    Jan 14, 2011 @ 16:21:58

    I just LOVE your hedgehog image. Your Christmas ticket is the perfect finishing touch. Thanks for sharing on the Belli chaklegne.


  58. Ruthie
    Jan 18, 2011 @ 18:13:20

    this is beautiful – just love it, the stamp is divine!

    Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments



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