Tuesday, 27 September 2011

A Spot Of Gardening Christmas Card

Well has been a busy few days for me, but I have finally managed to take some time out to finish my 2nd entry in this week's Willow Sketchie Challenge. Am hoping to have the 3rd card done tomorrow. Once again I have used the Willow "A Spot Of Gardening" digi stamp that I won in their challenge 2 weeks ago, although I have made a slight twist to it, hope the willow DT don't mind. Hope you all like it. :D

 A Spot Of Gardening Christmas Card

I used a red textured card as my base card, I then made a red and white polka dot paper which I cut  a square out of slightly smaller than my base card and then I glued it to the center of my base card. Next I cut a square slightly smaller than the red and white polka dot paper out of dark green textured card and I then once again glued this to the center of the card. Lastly I cut another slightly smaller square out of a green and white polka dot paper I made and also glued this to the card. I cut 3 rectangles out of red textured card and made a "Merry" and "Christmas" sentiment which I glued to 2 of the rectangles. I glued 2 paper flower embellishments to the 3rd rectangle. I then glued the rectangles down the right side of the card.

For my "A Spot Of Gardening" digi I decided to make it as Christmasy looking as possible. Once again I coloured it in using Photoshop, and trimmed around the image. I made a little santa hat for Winnie by cutting the shape out of red foil card, I then glued on a white pom pom and used cotton wool for the fluffy trimming. I cut her dress out of dark green textured card and again glued cotton wool on for the trimming. I also glued cotton wool onto the top of her boots. I replaced the shovel in Winnie's hand for a candy cane, which I made out of red foil card and white paper strips. I then glued all of these onto the digi. I cut a rectangle out of red foil card and attached Winnie to it, and then glued it onto the left side of the card.

Once again it has been a blast making this card, and I would like to thank all of the DT from Willow Sketchie Challenge for such a lovely digi and a great sketch. Good luck to all that enter. :D


  1. Brilliant Teegs, I love what you've done with Winnie especially the santa hat and fluffy trimming. Can't wait to see your third card, I hope you manage to get it done in time.
    Thank you for joining us again at Willow Sketchie.

  2. Thanks Pauline :-* I really love my Winnie Digi so much, I just had to use it, but I really needed to make more Christmas cards with Christmas around the corner, so I sat looking at Winnie and asked her "How can I make you Christmasy?" lol, then the idea came to me. So I'm really glad that you like it :D Me too... I have already made the image for it, I just need to put it all together... So I should just scrape it in ;)

  3. A lovely card, I love the way you have adapted the image and the fluff is great.

    Thanks for joining us again this week.

    Kelly x

  4. Fab card hun, love what you have done with Winnie she looks fab!
    hugs shell xx

  5. Teegs this is brilliant! I think Winnie looks fantastic dressed like that - what a great idea :0)

    Thanks for playing along again today with Willow Sketchies challenge :0)

    Love Clairebears x

  6. Ah Teegs its brilliant what a great card and just shows how much you can let your imagination work with the images to fit all times of year, thanks for playing on Willow Sketchie this week, Hope to see you back soon, Hazelxo

  7. Thanks Kelly :-* Cotton wool certainly comes in handy... Lol ;)

    Thanks Shell :-* Glad you like it :D

    Thanks Clairebears :-* I was quite pleased with how she turned out... Has made me brain storm other ideas for Winnie ;)

    Thanks Hazel :-* Lol... Sometimes I even amaze myself with what ideas pop into my head ;) I'll be there next week for sure :D

  8. Fab card Teegs, lovely to see a Willow Designs image. Thanks for playing along with Willow Sketchie this week. Hugs, Claire x

  9. Thanks Claire :-* Yeah I'm slightly hooked on my Winnie digi at the moment ;)


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