Thursday, 19 April 2012

MAWTT Challenge 145 - 'Christmas in April'

Good Morning! The weeks are just whizzing by now aren't they? and yet I still have to pinch myself that we are in April - it's So blooming cold!! but never mind - why not stay indoors snug and warm and do some crafting! and as it's Thursday - it's time for a brand new challenge over at 

Our lovely boss Hazel is hosting the challenge this week and has chosen the fab theme of ...

'Christmas in April'

I hope you can join us in what promises to be a fun challenge - I certainly had fun making this little card and it's a great way to get ahead with your Cards, Gifts, Tags - so that you are not rushing around and making them all on Christmas Eve!! It doesn't have to be a card but it does have to follow the theme and be something Christmassy!!! 

We have a Fab Sponsor this week... Bugaboo!!!  Ooh I do love their images...

and the Winner of this week's challenge will get a very generous prize of 7 Bugaboo images of their choice!!! (worth $21) - Wow! How cool is that!! :-))

Bugaboo also very kindly gave us some fab images to play with and I chose this little gingerbread man! 'Christmas Gingers - 'Candy Canes'. I wanted to do a Gingerbread card last year but never got around to it. 

I've used the Nitwits Collections - Woodland Wishes papers again. I chose some cream and plum papers from the set and digitally coloured the gingerbread man to match. I have done some shading with Prisma pencils but it's not really showing up in the photo. I used the colours to make matching sentiments.

The embellishments are all from one set. They are buttons and I just took the back off the sweeties and lollipop. The little gingerbread house was already flat. 

So this was quite a quick card to make but I really like it. Oops I nearly forgot - the icing on the Gingerbread Man. I used my new Snow Marker and then heat embossed it slightly and then brushed it with glossy accents. It looks quite like icing in real life as it glistens.

Hope you can hop on over to MAWTT for more wonderful inspiration from my Teamies! And don't forget to check whether you were a winner last week. Can I say a Big Thank You for all your wonderful entries into my Vintage/Shabby Chic Challenge - it was So hard choosing three winners - they were all so fab!!!

I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges:-

Stamptacular Sunday - Challenge 159 - 'Freebie Week' ends 21st April 2012
Incy Wincy Designs - Challenge 142 - 'Digi's Only' ends 22nd April 2012
Crafty Sentiments Designs - 'Use a Digi' ends 23rd April 2012

I have to apologise for being a bad blogger this week - I still can't shake off this cold and it's making me really tired. I hope to catch up with you all very soon!! I'd also like to welcome my new followers! and to say a big Thank You for all your lovely comments!
Take Care
Love Sue xx


Debs said...

Oh Sue your wee Gingerbread Man/Lady looks scrummy yummy! I love the embellies they are sooooo cute :o)
Sorry to hear you're still not too well hun.
Wrap up warm and keep your fluids up.
Take care
Debs xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great card, love the colours & the embellishments are fab!
Hope your feeling better
hugs shell xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ohh Nitwits Papers are amazing, I love them, This wee Gingerbread man is so cute. Love the card,

Hope you feel better soon, sending big hugs, Love Hxxx

chrissy xx said...

WoW! Sue...What a lovely surprise lol...A Christmas card in April.....
Now you know me....I LOve Christmas cards A.Y.R. and this ticks all my boxes....Fabulous papers..Fabulous image...Those sweets and that Ginger House look good enough to eat..Just Stunning....I LOVE it.

Ira Huberts said...

Cute cute cute Sue! I adore your little gingerbread man with his hearty cheeks and those candy pieces look so real! Your Christmas card is non-traditional with these lovely colours, very cool!! Big hugs, Ira xox

Claire said...

Gorgeous card Sue, love this image and fabulous papers too. Love the little sweets! Have a fab evening. Hugs, Claire x

Teresa - My Crafty Heart said...

Hi Sue, What a fabby card - I love how you did that frosting, that was a clever idea :) Love those little sweetie buttons too and that house...I always wanted to make a gingerbread house :) I think I wanted to live in one as a child! Hope you shake off that cold soon Sue, Have a good evening and get plenty of rest, Big Hugs, Teresa xxx

jo said...

Gorgeous card, Sue!Fab image and love those cute litle buttons!Rebecca wants us to make a gingerbread house next Christmas......yes, she does have a to do list even in April lol! Hope you feel better soon!
Hugs Jo x

Lisa Jane said...

Oh Sue - this is fabulous .. i love those cute little embellies -especially the gingerbread house
Lisa x

Judith said...

I love the colours you've used for this card sue and the way you've coordinated them perfectly and those cute little embellies! just keep on looking after yourself and get well soon hugs Judith xx

Donna Mosley said...

Hi Sue, this is a really gorgeous Xmas card hun. I agree, the gingerbread man is so sweet and I love all the cute embellies too. Hope you feel better soon hun, keep wrapped up snuggly warm.

Donna x

DesignerDiva said...

Sue your embellies on this are amazing! I love that little gingerbread house. Clever you colouring digitally! I was printing out some party invites for my friend the other day and tried a bit of digital colouring in photoshop - give me a copic marker any day!
Love your papers today too Hun I think I need some nitwits!
Hope you're soon feeling better
Hugs Laurie xx

xxxtglxxx said...

I think I am more in the mood for christmas in April than you think. I was stood outside in the sleet today!! :) tut! lol

Love your scrummy xmas card, gorgeous candy and gingerbread embellies and perfect frosting on the gingerbread :) Smashing card hun!



EELS said...

Sue this is gorgeous the colours are very compatible and absolutely love the 'icing'.

coops said...

aw so sweet sue.i love the gingerbread man and fab colours and details.
i hope you feel better soon :D

xx coops xx

cotnob said...

Fab card Sue, I love all your scrummy embellishments. I hope you soon shake off your nasty cold.

Susan Flynn said...

What a gorgeous card Sue and love the embellies! Hope you are feeling better soon hun and enjoy your weekend xx

Lily Anuska said...

Hi Sue. What a sweet card with sweet embellishments. Wonderful image and color selection. I like papers and sentiment. Hope you feel better. Wishing you a wonderful weekend. Lily

Anonymous said...

Soooo cute Sue!! Love everything about this. Fab font too.

Hope you start to feel better soon.

Sarah said...

Hi Sue, what a cute image! Great colour combo - and love that little gingerbread house.

You are very organised doing Christmas cards this early.


Doreen said...

Oh this is fantastic Sue,I love the image and that gorgeous house,a great layout.

I do hope you start to feel better

Sandy's Stamping Scene said...

Hi Sue,
Great theme for the challenge. I should really join in...I haven't made any more X-mas cards since my very energetic start in January...

So many sweets on this card. :-) Very cute!


Anita said...

This is so cute! I just love all of those adorable little embellishments that you added. Thanks so much for joining us at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge!

Joan Ervin said...

Your little gingerbread man is just precious, all the adorable buttons you added, too....sooo cute!!!

Nikbee said...

A wonderful card - great colours. I love the buttons. Thank you for joining us at Incy Wincy.
Nikki F x