Monday, 9 February 2009

Wk 18 Just Birthday/Christmas Card Challenge

Monday morning again ladies. No snow, but it hasn't stopped raining since i got up this morning! I heard there has been more snow, so if you do have some, hope its not causing you too many problems this morning. I cant wait till Friday as Jasmine breaks up from school for her half term holiday. Yes, more relaxed mornings for me, i can't wait!

I worked at the craft shop this weekend. It was the monthly craft weekend. oh my goodness it was busy, and very cold!!! They made 6 lovely cards, one of which im going to try and have a go at later this week. Unfortunately Im behind with my DT commitments, so i apologise for the delay in posting my card this week. This is this weeks sketch for the Birthday/Christmas card challenge. Its a lovely sketch by the lovely Amanda i believe.

My christmas card is using one of the gorgeous penny black hedgehog images. I was sent this via a RAK i love this image. Sentiment from stock and im afraid don't remember where the papers are from! The poinsettia is from our local garden centre.

This weeks prize is a wonderful stamp named "Adoration" from the wonderful Paula over at Pollycrafts. Paula has some gorgeous stamps and downloads, so please go take a look if you are not familiar with her work.

I hope to do a birthday card to this sketch later today if i get round to it, ill add it to this post. Hope you have a great day no matter how you are spending it. Hugs Linda x


Chris said...

A gorgeous card Linda! Love that hedgie and your beautiful colouring. Great papers and I also love the punched border. We're the same as you, rain, rain and more rain, I think I'd rather have snow! Chris x

Anesha said...

Lovely card and hope you have a great week.

Kim Piggott said...

Linda this is so adorable!
Love your image so sweet and coloured beautifully.
Hope this rain stops soon!
kim x

Natalie said...

Great card Linda, such a lovely PB image. x

Liza said...

Beautiful card Linda. The little hedgie is so cute and I adore the fabulous border.

Liza x

Sue said...

beautiful card Linda and gorgeous papers:)

I'm lookign forward to Friday too for the same reasons.will try my hardest to make time and email you later:)


Linniepink said...

fabby card great layout

Annie said...

beautiful christmas card Linda and such a cute image. love the background holly paper and the little poinsettia embelishment. keep warm and dry - it's still raining! hugs, annie x

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

This is beautiful, love the colouring as usual, you do it sooo well hun! Love Jasmine's blog, and her little card, so sweet. Wish the rain would go away, lets have some sun for a change. Heidi xxx

ger76 said...

Lush card hun I love the border on the bottom :)

Kristine B. said...

Hi Linda...what a super cute birthday/Christmas card! I love hedgies and mine are tucked away in a bin that I've forgotten about :( Don't know why? Been busy with those precious Magnolias, but I need to get my hedgies out again...thanks for that little "push" :)

I can't believe I haven't clicked to follow yet--although I do stop by a lot :) But I am now and added ya back onto my new blogroll as I lost them all when I switched to a 3rd party template :(

Donna said...

This is such a sweet card Linda and a very cute hedgie :) Donna x

Maria said...

Hey Linda!! I'm really loving your card!! I love hedgehogs. ..they are so adorable!! Such a pretty Christmas card and I'm glad you're working on your Christmas cards too!!!

It's raining on my end too. I love rain when it's not too cold!! California is in the middle of a drought so any rain is welcomed here.


Anne said...

Oh Linda, this is wonderful - only last night I was thinking of starting a Christmas Cards only blog and now that I've seen this I am more tempted - I feel like I want to go and make a Christmas Card right now!! Thank You so much for your really lovely comments on my cards, I so appreciate you taking the time to leave feedback, and I am loving what I see on your blog!

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Gorgeous card Linda, such a cute image and i love the beautiful dp. Hugs Nikki x

Moni said...

Gorgeous card, as always! Hugs, moni

gina said...

Gorgeous card Linda, the image is so sweet and love the border
Gina xxx

nessy said...

gorgeous card linda ~ that flower is amazing ~wow!! wonderful xmas card!
vanessa xx

Love to Doodle! said...

Wow - this is stunning Linda - really love your colour scheme and papers....gorgeous! Just rain for us far! xx

Emma said...

Hi Linda,
Hope you are keeping warm!
Gorgeous card, love the image too. Hope you get on top of things very soon.
Emma x

Supermum said...

Lovely card Linda, hope you are well, enjoy half term!
SUe. x

Jill said...

beautiful card Linda, I love the layout and what a cute image hugs Jill x

Andrea, said...

Gorgeous card Linda, the little hedgie is so cute and I love the papers and flowers. Have a good week

Rach said...

love your card Linda,
that image is adorable, i can't wait for the half term to start as well.. yay!! just hoping that i can get some crafting in..
all of our snow has gone now. but has been forecast for more overnight...sigh!

Lisa Olson said...

Great Job Linda, loce this card, am sure it will cheer up even the drabest of days.
Thanks for stoping by today, though its been mainly snow our end!!! Hope the rain stops soon.

Bubbles said...

Hi Linda, this is a gorgeous christmas card, the image is so cute, I really like the fancy edge on the spotty paper and the pointsettia is the perfect addition.
Hope you are well.
Joanne x

Deb said...

beautiful christmas card Linda, that image is so sweet! Wish i could get a few Christmas cards done, I am struggling to find the time just now!
Have a great evening, Debx

gina said...

Hi Linda
Me again :) I have left an award on my blog for you, I know you may have already got it but I wanted to give it to you anyway xx
Gina xxx

Rica said...

Wonderful card Linda - love it. Sweet Hedgie image, and the punched border is fabulous.
hugs Heather xx

Katrina said...

Lovely card as always Linda! Really cute image. What a great way to get Christmas cards done way in advance!


Katrina xx

Macpurp said...

this is beautiful! I love the flower on it!
there is a wee tagg on my blog HERE for you
love teen xx

Crafting Joanne said...

Fab card Linda and I so love these adorable hedgies. Joanne x

Marcea said...

Hi sweetie, this is just lovely .... another xmas card done - well done. Lucky you with half term :o( I will still be getting up for work

The twins mum said...

What a gorgeous card the hedgehog is so cute, and thank you for the kind words left on my blog

cats whiskers said...

Morning dear, what a lovely little creation this is I love it all especially the lovely border and the cute image. Thanks for your kind words dear they means a lot
Hugs Jacqui x

Maya said...

Awww so cute card,Linda!!
Love the image,and the MS border punch!
Have a wonderful tuesday,
hugs from Maya :)

Kim Dellow said...

Oh so pretty. Hope the rain goes away. Kim

Riet said...

Hi Linda,
I heard in the news about the snowproblems. Is there a lot of trouble?

This card is amazing. So beautiful.


Bev said...

Absolutely adorable! Love this card Linda, the hedgie is so sweet. Sorry I've been such a bad blogger, been snowed under with DT work.

hugs Bev x

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Gorgeous card Linda, love the image :-) The border is fabulous and so is the poinsettia.
It's been a lovely day here today..sunny...but cold...perfect walking weather, though I didn't of course...just made a card instead LOL!
Thanks for your sweet comment.
Carole x

Wendy said...

Gorgeous card and a fab sketch to work with
Wendy x

Julie's Crafty Corner said...

Beautiful card! Love the sketch.


Janet said...

Beautiful christmas card! You are well organised lol! We have been selling lots of christmas stamps recently....must be the weather!X

Chrissy said...

Beautiful card, I love it.All these people making gorgeous christmas cards! I want some time to just to make "A" card, although I do think that sketch is rather inspiring and I may use it for something, even if it is not this week! thanks for the inspiration..Hope you are well - Hugs - ChrissyX

Valems said...

Fabulous card! Great papers and an adorable image.
Hugs, Vanja

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

Great card Linda! gorgeous colouting o the image and I love those ponsettias!
Judy x

Vicki May said...

ooooo my goodness Linda I haven't been on here for ages and you have done some amazing cards. And finally I get to see you. Didn't know there was a picture of you on here, that's new. Speak to you soon my friend big hugs Vicki oxo's

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Such a cute the PB image. Still can't bring myself to thing about making a christmas are so good!
Carole x

Ilona said...

a Beautifull card :D

And I'm stil oke just a little bit bussy. but almost a short vacation ;)
greetings Ilona

Rleen said...

Another beautiful card. I love the border.