Friday, 10 June 2011

Ho Ho Oh No!

Another Friday and a new challenge over at Daring Cardmakers, and this week it's Jo's turn to set  the dare which is - brace yourselves - Father Christmas. I admit this was a shock to the system making this in June, as I'm more of a November/December girl lol. At least I have a micro head start!

And also this week we have another lovely prize to give away, kindly donated by the fabulous Crafty Emma's Store - which is a real treat to browse and buy from so please take a minute to click the link and see for yourself all the treasures Emma stocks.
As always the winner will be chosen at random, then as long as our simple rules have been adhered to this fab Echo Park 6x6 paper pad could be winging it's way to you

The Rules:
1. Make a card for this week's challenge and share it on your blog, leave us a link or a comment on this post
2. Your post must mention and contain links to
Crafty Emma's Store 
and also The Daring Cardmakers
3. To qualify for the prize you may only link your card to 5 other challenges

Now I love kitsch Chritmas cards, and red and aqua are a fave festive colour combination of mine, and I am obsessed with candy canes and peppermint swirls ;) I've used a fab digi paper (see below for details) and a cute little K&Co Santa. For the Ho Ho Ho, the 'O's are twirled twine wrapped in cellophane to resemble peppermint swirls and layered them onto sewn paper strips. All finished off with a big bow and die cut corrugated star and of course a little pom pom!

Santa, K&Co Peppermint Twist Grand Adhesions
Semi Circle label  'Happy Holidays Cute Cuts', Doodlebug
Peppermint Swirl digi paper, 'Winter Wonderland' from Sweet Shoppe Designs
Red polka paper, Doodlebug
Red flourish sticker, Doodlebug
Gingham paper, from stash
Ribbons, from stash
Button and twine
Paper Lace, Paper Cellar


  1. I'm sooooo happy to have an ally in the nooooooo to Christmas in June camp!!!

    I do love your card though - especially all that fab ribbon.

  2. I love the retro feel to this card - the peppermint swirls are a genius idea and of course Father Christmas is fab too :)

    jo x

  3. Fab card, how clever are those peppermint swirls, with wrappers too! x

  4. Love the colours on this one Fran - it's fab!

    Love Lynda xxx

  5. Aaaaaw, peppermint swirls:0) This card is not only fabulous but refreshing too. :0) Great work Fran.

    Zuz.x x

  6. your card looks great! Nice idea to use the sweets as letters.