Tuesday, 10 September 2013

High Hopes Challenge #185

This week's challenge at High Hopes is an easy one for some of you ....
Buttons and Bows
but when you're button-challenged like me it's a toughie!!  I've no idea why I find them such a difficult embellishment to use, so I was delighted to find this wee santa hat button in my stash that was a great match to my image ... Elegant Santa.

I didn't want to add even more height to my card (the button's quite bulky) and only had a smidgen of this ribbon left, so I just folded over the wee leftover bit to make a loop and then stuck the button down in the middle to give a bow effect.

I added some of this fluffy fibre stuff that I bought a year or two ago at the Belfast Craft Show to Santa's hat.  Wow, that stuff is magnetised to everything ... hands, face, jeans, papers, probably even the dog!
Red glitter added to the holly berries and clear sparkle to his bauble.  Memory Box border die.

Other Challenges:
Papertake Weekly - Child's Play
Totally Gorjuss #200 - anything goes
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas challenge #141 - at least 3 layers
Stamping Sensations September challenge - photo inspiration - I used the greens and red theme
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas extra - September


  1. Oh, what a cute Santa. I love your card. Are you covered with fluffy fibre? Ha And, what a wonderful border die you used. You're making me want to order something. What's new? Ha

  2. Ho, ho, ho - love your super Santa card Lynne! At least the fluffy stuff will blend in with Ruby's coat! Jo x

  3. He is a very jolly Santa - fab card. Hugs, Claire x

  4. More lovely cards since my last visit, I think I am slowly catching up LOL. I find it difficult to use buttons to so you are not alone :o)
    Jackie xx

  5. Love the fluffy fibre stuff Lynne (though not the fact you got covered in it lol) Gorgeous Christmas card! Sarah x

  6. so gorgeous lynne.i love your fab jolly santa :D

    xx coops xx

  7. What a super take on our theme Lynn, Santa would never have occurred to me.

    Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

  8. Love your jolly Santa - delightful card for both of my CHNC challenges. You could also share this lovely card for The Glory of Christmas challenge 15: 'anything goes' - I'd love to see it there too, Hazel, Glory of Christmas DT. Hope to see you again soon. x

  9. Thanks for joining Stamping Sensations with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  10. FAbulous card, great santa image, thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly, Karenx

  11. What a Fabulous poppy colored creation
    thanks for joining us a Stamping sensations this month and good luck!

    Francesca x

  12. A beautiful Christmas creation. Thanks for joining us at CHNC Extra this month. Carol GD x


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