Nearly every challenge blog has done Christmas in July, but we are Quirky so it is Christmas in August. As well as that you need to use three cheesey triangles from Lyn's Quirky tub of cheese!
I used a Bugaboo image, non traditional colours, made my own background and layers, so I have 4 things, you only need 3 though!
I love these cute little penguins, and I didn't check which image Lyn was using - or colour! Great minds think alike, well sort of as you will see if you hop over to Quirky!
I decided to use a Hero Arts Sizzix embossing folder combo for the first time. I dabbed pale and dark ink on the stamp, which sort of worked, and after stamping embossed it. I quite like the effect. I was thinking about another paper maybe made on the Gelli Plate but had absentmindedly stuck the panel down already.
The ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons, the bauble and branch are part of a Just Rite stamp set which has two corresponding die sets, but only for the baubles. I coloured the images with Promarkers and added stickles, and ink was Memento and Versacolor. The greeting in the bauble doesn't show up well, you need to make the photo bigger to see.
My second card is made using Bugaboo image (x2), non traditional colours and two of everything, two images, two fancy die cuts, two purple rectangles, two freebie papers from a magazine, two ribbons from the Crafty Ribbons lime dots collection, and 2 x 3 green flat back pearls. Howzat!
Hop on over to Quirky Crafts to see more great examples, and to join in. You could win Crafty Ribbons or Bugaboo images from our generous sponsors, and who doesn't want to win those!
I have entered this card into the following challenges:
Catch the Bug - Bingo (something beginning with D - decorate the tree, Bugaboo image, bold colours).
(The first card could also qualify, D for die cuts, Bugaboo image and no DPP)
ABC Christmas challenge P - penguin, pearls and pretty colours.
Joanna Sheen - Embossing - first card, heat and dry embossing.