Friday, 25 March 2016

Oh Christmas Trees !!


I promise not a bunny insight ;-). Today Harrison is going to a cookery class, while we walk Clio, tomorrow we are going bowling, then lunch with one of H's Rugby friends, then we are meeting up on Monday with another one, wishing you all a Happy Easter (seems weird saying that, when i'm showing you Christmas cards !!).

Today is my second month as Guest Designer on the fabby Maureen's Rudolph Days Challenge and this month Maureen is offering a choice of one of these lovely Memory Box dies as a prize this month :


Remember the Challenge starts today and ends Thursday 31st March and all you have to do is make a Christmas card and join in the fun - now pop over and check out what Maureen and the rest of the Guest Design Team have come up with.

When i get a new image, i stamp them onto card, so hopefully i don't buy repeats, well these two were sitting side by side on my Xmas images and as one is old (1996) and the other is new (2009), i thought i would do a bit of a contrast - a vintage version with the old one and a modern version with the new one, using the same sketch and center embossing folder, both cards are 4 x 4 inch square.

The stamp is : Penny Black - 'Christmas Hedgehog / 971D / 1996', the snow is : Stampendous - 'Chunky White Embossing Enamel', the paper is : Basic Grey - 'Figgy Pudding', the sentiment is : LOTV - 'Christmas Tags', the embossed trees : Cuttlebug - 'Winter Trees', the ribbon is from stash.

The stamp is : Penny Black - 'To Have And To Hug / 4009F / 2009', the snow is : Stampendous - 'Chunky White Embossing Enamel',  the paper is : First Edition - 'Stocking Fillers', the sentiment is : LOTV - 'Christmas Tags', the embossed trees : Cuttlebug - 'Winter Trees', the ric rac is from my stash.

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are :

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas - where Challenge CHNC No: 273 is 'Cute Or Anything Goes, As Long As It's Christmas'

ABC Christmas - where 'F Is For Frills Or No Frills'

Christmas At Sweet Stampin' - where the Challenge is 'Cute'

Holly Jolly Christmas - where Challenge No; 68 is 'Use Your Stash' - all of the stash i've used on both cards is all old

Di / Pixie's Snippets Playground - where Di is up to Week No: 221 

Sparkles Christmas where Challenge No: 62 is 'An Old Fashioned Christmas' - I would like to enter the old / vintage style, first card

Thanks for looking and for any comments you would like to leave, would be most appreciated, Luv Sam x


Kelly Lloyd said...

Both cars are equally cute
Hugs Kelly

Kathyk said...

Smashing makes - who DOESN'T love a hedgie?

Happy Rudolph Day

Fellow GDTeamie

Sarah said...

These are lovely Sam, love the take on old and new, particularly that gorgeous ric rac. Have a lovely weekend xx

Aunty Sue said...

Fab cards Sam couldn't pick a favourite as both are super cute. Have a lovely Easter

Di said...

I love both of these Sam - great that you brought them to share with us in the Playground (lookin' for choklit are we? Check under the upturned plant pot behind the tree house).

Happy Easter!


Di xx

brenda said...

Super creations as always Sam.

Have a lovely Easter.

B x

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Gorgeous images here and they work really well with you background papers x

Jane Willis said...

So sweet, I love the way they are "the same but different"

scrappymo! said...

These are both so lovely, Sam. I love that adorable Penny Black image! We do not have hedgehogs here and when I first stamped a Penny Blackimage at a card class I took, I coloured it all wrong I made it brown with a dark beige underbody. I think it was golfing hedgie and the colours worked with the papers and golf embellies i was using. Now I cringe when I see it as it still sits in my stash cards!

Thanks for making these lovely inspiration cards for the March Rudolph Days Challenge.


Both beautiful card's Sam thank you for joining us over on
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge '68' Use a item from your stash
Dianne x

Chrissy said...

Two little cuties Sam and two fabulous Christmas cards..


Berina RGA said...

Beautiful cards!! SO cute too!! Love the background papers you have used!
Moxie Craftie

cotnob said...

Two super Christmas cards, they are both fabulous.

Kathleen said...

Two fabulous Christmas cards and two lovely PB images, brat papers too.

Kath x

Linby said...

Nice to see the old and the new side by side. For a moment thee I thought you had bought the same stamp twice! Not that you would ever do that :)

Great DT cards.
Lynn x

LesleyG said...

Love both your hedgehogs, couldn't choose. Happy holidays xxx

Joan said...

Two lovely hedgehog cards, do love a PB hedgehog!

Thanks for joining us at Christmas Sparkles this month


Janice said...

Great Christmas cards Sam, very sweet! And talking of sweet...I hope Harrison is taking home some of his cooking for you to sample? Happy Easter, Jx

Carol L said...

Those hedgies are adorable and made even more so with that fabulous Figgy Pudding dsp! That's got to be my all-time favorite!

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Sweeeeeeeeet you can't go wrong with PB hedgies x

Sue said...

Hi Sam - I am smiling to myself now as I wish you Happy Easter!
Gorgeous Christmas cards - such a super cute image and really lovely card designs.

KandA said...

Two super christmas cards Sam and both fabulous PB hedgies xx

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 273 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for March - I'd love to see it there too x

chrissy xx said...

GOrgeous! The cutest of cute stamps! LOve your design. Poor little chap walking through this pretty 'snow'.
Thank you so much for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge.

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

Such sweet little hedgehogs !! Thanks for entering our challenge at Holly Jolly. Hope to see you again soon. Good Luck.
Lynn, Holly Jolly DT

MaryH said...

Hedgie is always delightful, whether vintage or new. Love your contrast idea, and the papers & design on each are so pretty. The border strip with the embossing is really effective, and love the bright green of the rickrack dressing up little Hedge. Both are just splendid cards! TFS

Megan J said...

Hi Sam, two gorgeous hedgehog Christmas cards, love the vintage style one, your embossing is wonderful too, have a wonderful week, thank you for the inspiration... Megan

Jenny L said...

Hi Sam,
what brilliant Rudolf DT cards.
Great designs, and wonderful images also.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Neva Zver said...

Both cars are very cute.....Thanks for joining us at Holly Jolly Christmas challenge.Neva

Helen said...

These are so cute - love the old & the new!
Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x

Margaret said...

I have been a great fan of PB for many years and love the cute images. Love both of your cards.
Margaret M

Cindy said...

Oh, how cute are these? Love the snow effect, too! Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Christmas Challenges :-)

Sharon said...

Gorgeous cards, love the little Hedgehogs..xx

Heidi Stamps said...

How interesting and fun. The artwork is styled a little differently when you put them side by side! Great cards. Love your use of patterned paper.

Wishcraft said...

Two super cute hedgies... lovely cards Sam :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Barb said...

Two lovely cards Sam. I think we all like hedgies. Barbxx

Hettie said...

I am such a bad blogger!! I have not had chance to go and visit blogs for a few days. Glad I have as your cards are divine. So cute. I love the recent card too.
Hugs and thanks for visiting.

Marilyn said...

Adorable little hedgies and such cute cards.
Pretty card Claudia. I love that brilliant shade of blue and the little wood embellies.
Thanks for joining us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' and I hope you'll be back again.
Marilyn S