Monday, 25 April 2011

Holiday Hugs

Well we can't complain about the weather - how glorious has it been, although i'm not sure if it's the best weather to sand down and paint a kitchen !!, all equipment is now in and working, yipee. We are taking son out today to make an easter bonnet and have some fun with his friend Chloe.

I was fortunately sent this image, by a fellow blogger ages ago and as i loved the ABC Christmas Challenge H for Hotspot so much i decided to make another card and add some embossing to it too.

Todays Card and Challenges :

ABC Christmas Challenge  - where H is for 'Hotspot'

Bah Humbug - where Challenge No: 16 is 'The Great Man Himself Santa or Father Christmas'

Simon Say's Stamp - where the Challenge is 'Emboss It'

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas - where CHNC 17 is 'A Touch of Easter For Christmas' - to choose either yellow and or an oval - i chose the Oval bit.

Sweet Sketch Wednesday - where they are up to Sketch No: 98 and it was just what i was looking for, thanks

Image - Penny Black - 'Holiday Hugs'
Papers - DCWV - 'Christmas Wishes'
Embossed Circle and Snowflake - CB - 'Ice Crystals'
Embossed Strip - Papermania - Christmas Borders
Snowflake - Nestabilities - 'Snowflake Wonder'
Ribbon - Stampin Up
Brad from stash

Thanks for looking, Luv Sam x


Genevieve said...

Beautiful Christmas card, your hotspot technique is fab! Thanks so much for joining us this week @ Sweet Sketch Wednesday :)

Happy Easter
Genevieve SSW-DT

Hazel said...

Delightful card - great combo of those challenges - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 17 - hope to see you again soon. x

Kay Carley said...

Looks like you're getting set for Christmas then Sam!!

So pleased you have finally got the Scrolling Along stamp - I'm sure you'll find it useful. I know that I wouldn't be without mine!!

Not too sure at the moment if I'll be able to make it to The Glitter Pot's weekend so keep an eye on my blog as I wouldn't want you to make a special trip to see me and then find I'm not there!!

Hope you've been enjoying this gorgeous weather. xx

Arlana said...

Sam what anadorably sweet christmas card. Love those papers and your embossing on your card. The added pearls make it so perfect. Hope you had a happy easter. Arlana@ ssw!!!

kay said...

great card sam,have a fab day,x

tilly said...

this is a really cute image and layout, happy Easter bonnet making lol
Tilly x

Carissa said...

This is supercute. I love coming by here for a visit. Please stop by my blog as I have left a little something there for you. Hugs, Carissa

Max said...

Hi Sam, Spotlighting is a fabby technique and you have done a great job with this cute image. Thank you for sharing with us at Bah! Humbug!

Max's Craft Creations
Bah! Humbug! Challenges DT

Sharon Basel said...

Wow Sam! The spotlight technique is so perfect with this sketch - especially because of all the circles on it. This is just a fabulous card - gets me in the Christmas spirit once again! Thanks for sharing this wonderful card with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!
Sharon, SSW-DT

Jeannie said...

What an adorable holiday card and a beautiful snowflake! You can never start too early right? Great job with this week's sketch and thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Peace & Luv,

coops said...

gorgeous card sam.the image is fab and i love the effect of the spotlight technique :D

xx coops xx

Wishcraft said...

Great card Sam :o) Love the image and the 'spotlight' looks fab. Lisa x

Jules said...

Hi Sam

Beautiful work!! I am loving this spotlighting technique and keep telling myself I must have a go .. .. but then I have about 50 things I want to have a go at!!

Hope you have had a good Easter.

Love Jules xx

Kathie said...

Hi Sam, I just love your image and the Hotspot or Spotlighting technique??? Not sure which one it is looks amazing I must give it ago. This sketch works perfectly for you and I adore your embossing as well. Great job and thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck.

Fluffles said...

Brilliant card Sam. Santa looks so sweet in the spotlight! Jx

Jennifer said...

Really clever creation! xx Jenny xx

Helen said...

Such a sweet card that image!
Thanks for joining us (again) at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x

mulberry station said...

I love your spotlight card. It is really a fun Christmas card. And that snowflake is awesome! I love all your detail work. Thanks for joining us this week.
Nancy SSW-DT

debby4000 said...

Oh wonderful card Sam, what an adorable image.

Anonymous said...

Oh how cute is your card! great image and love santa's fuzzy beard and hair! Thanks for playing along with us on the ABC Christmas challenge too! hugs Samantha :0)

The Stamper's Touch said...

Oh how beautiful!!! I love that spotlighting technique, just never think to do it!!! Thanks for the inspiration. And thanks for joining us at SSW.


nessy said...

gorgeous xmas card ~and what a fab idea!! love it!!
vanessa xx

Ruth said...

Cute card - like the way you did the spotlight!

Ann said...

Just catching up with everyone's projects after being away for the week in Scotland. This is fab - a real stunner of a Santa - and I love that spot light technique. Thank you for joining us again at Bah! Humbug!
Ann xxx
Bah! Humbug! DT