Friday, 26 February 2010

Season's Greetings

I bought this stamp with a bunch of others about 2 years ago. It has remained in the box since that time, but when I heard that the challenge from ABC Christmas, was E for Elf, the old grey matter whirred into action and I remembered this little chap.
I coloured him with my Copics in the required red and green for the challenge, and paper pieced the present with some dotty backing paper. I have to say that this was really fiddly!
The front of the card was embossed with a Nestie square and some smaller ones used for cutting and mounting the image.
The sentiment is from Papermania and the card is finished with a length of grosgrain ribbon!
We are meeting some friends for lunch today in Guildford, hopefully my car will be ready sometime before we have to leave, it's been in the garage for 3 days... an expensive 3 three days, it needed a couple of things to be done, at a cost which I expect will be approaching £1000. (If I'm to believe the costings told me over the phone). Still, apart from servicing, this car hasn't needed any attention ever since I bought it, so I should be grateful for small mercies I guess.


  1. Love the card but hate the car bill. Wow that seems excessive but I guess they do nothing for nothing these days. Bank loan it is then!
    Have a lovely lunch out.
    A x

  2. lovely fresh clean look to this card Chrissie, and such a cute little elf! thanks for playing with us in the ABC Christmas blog challenge this week.
    hugs, annie x

  3. fab Christmas cxard, I must must must start making mine!

    Hope car recovers and doesn't cost you as much as you think. Mainly though - enjoy lunch


  4. I love this little fella, you have coloured him in lovely. Thanks for joining in with us on ABC Christmas Challenge Blog.

    Jayne xx

  5. He's a great little elf - and a good way to be organised for Christmas!!!

    Eeek about the car. hope they surprise you with a lower bill than that!!!

    Paula x x x

  6. Very sweet, and I do love clean and simple. Hope the car didn't cost you too much and that you had an enjoyable time with your friends and at the craft show too!


  7. Great card Chrissie, love the little paper pieced pressi! and you did a great job of the embossed frame I have been teaching a cuttlebug class that among other ideas at the weekend love yours! its great to have you along of the ABC Christmas challenges! hope to see you again too! Samantha :0)

  8. Gorgeous elf card. Thank you for joining in the ABC Christmas challegne this time.
    Cathy xx

  9. Fantastic card! I love the simplicity of it and the use of the nestability to emboss. Thanks for playing along with our challenge! We have another fun one for you this week...F for Frosty with extra Snow. I hope you can play along again!!
    ABC Christmas Challenge DT


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