Tuesday 13 December 2011

Christmas Animals @ Oldie But A Goodie

A very good morning to all my lovely blog friends, it looks like those up north are finally sharing their weather as we are expecting some nasty storms and winds! I'm heading out to the shops later and hopefully I won't have to go out of the door again for days!

It's time again for a brand new challenge at
I'd like to thank everyone who joined us for the last challenge, we had some beautiful entries and you can find the winner and top 3 announced on the main challenge blog.
This week our lovely Tracy is hosting and she would like to see
Christmas Animals
and as Christmas falls at the end of this challenge the powers that be have decided that this challenge will run for a month, giving us all a nice little break.

Now I had a major problem with this challenge - I don't own ANY Christmas animal stamps! I didn't know this until I was searching for one, so I had to think outside the box a bit and this 
is what I came up with!
Yes? No? What do you think? Well it really made me smile while I was making it! lol The stamp is a Penny Black that I have had for ages and of course never used. The photograph looks a bit royal blue but it is actually navy. I've blinged up a Magnolia snowflake again (don't know what I'll put on my cards after Christmas!) done the same with a chipboard number and the sentiment are a mix of stickers and rub ons. Really simple and I hope you think - fun!

You can find all the details of the challenge plus the prize on offer on the main blog page and while your there check all the fabulous inspiration from my super teamies!

Remember to be in with a chance of winning you must use a stamped image that is at least 6 months old

Thank you for visiting this morning, 
I'll be back later with my 2nd DT post of the day

Love 'n' Hugs Laurie x

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
ABC Christmas - Y =Yippee Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Delightful Challenges - Blue Christmas
Crafty Cardmakers - Use It 3 Times
Secret Crafter - All Creatures Great & Small
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes


Lisa Jane said...

oh i love it Laurie !! Great thinking!
Those french hens are soo cute lol..and french stick and a glass of wine sounds a great Christmas dinner!
Lisa x

Fleur said...

Fantastic Crimbo card Laurie ~ such a fin image.
BIG HUGZ Fleur xXx

Janice said...

I just love this card - It made me smile too, the minute I saw it - very clever use of the theme with the stamps you have, well done Laurie it's brilliant, Jx

Anonymous said...

This made me smile too. Great card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers. xx

Crafty Loops said...

What a fantastic card Laurie, I was in stitches at those hens. Lee x

Debs said...

LOL!!!! I love it Laurie - genius!!!
Have a fab evening.
Debs xx

Claire said...

Brilliant work Laurie - you certainly came up trumps with this one. Hugs, Claire x

Sue B said...

Oh Wow! Laurie this is genius!! 3 French Hens - I really love it!! Fab layout, gorgeous colouring and the embellishments are just perfect! Definitely a Winner for me!!! ;-))
Love Sue xx

downrightcrafty said...

what a gorgeous choice of a little creature, and beautiful creation, thank you for sharing your lovely work with us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
Hugs Kate xx

Larelyn said...

Oh my. This definitely brings a smile to my face. I love it! Thanks for sharing at Delightful Challenges.

lindyloo said...

oh I have had to smile at this one love it thank you for joining us at crafty catz this week linda x

Mynn xx said...

LOL--LOVE the wordplay and the images! This is gorgeous! What a fabulous interpretation of the Crafty Cardmakers challenge! :) LOVE IT!!!

Christine L said...

Am actually giggling at your take on three french hens..... but not sure you can get away with hens being animals!! LOL! When I went to school, they were birds!!
Your card is FAB and certainly outside the box - well done Laurie!
Christine x

Sally said...

A great fun design & a brilliant idea using the french hens! Thanx for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week.

Aunty Sue said...

Fab card and thanks for sharing with us at CRAFTY CATZ and Happy Christmas. xx

Curly said...

Oh wow what an out of this world creation I love the image and the design , layout and colour theme its just perfect for our challenge this week

Thank You so much for taking part at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge: 164 All Creatures Great and Small , I hope you join us again next week,

Have a lovely day,
Good luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget :0) x.

Digi Darla said...

Fabulous cards laurie..
I love your style, Thanks that you shared please visit my challenge blog...

Scrapcat 1 said...

What a clever way to use your stamp.
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and we hope to see you next year!

Tracy said...

Hi Laurie
Thank you for creating this gorgeous creation for my Christmas Animal challenge. Your image is so perfect, it's genius to have come up with this.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Heidi said...

So cute! Thanks for playing along with the ABC Christmas Challenge.

Doreen said...

lovely card. The image is sooooo cute *lol*
thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week.
Hugs Doreen

Josephine said...

What fabulous French Hens! Lovely card too.

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this time.