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Friday, 9 July 2010

Bah! Humbug! Challenge 26

Another week has flown past in a blur but "Thank Crunchie It's Friday!" and time for another Bah! Humbug! Challenge.   This week the theme is to make something for A Special Friend - hmmmm tricky huh? 
I chose to make a cute card for my daughter to give to one of her best friends as my own Special Friends are prone to popping in here for a looksee and I wouldn't want to spoil the surprise.
The patterned papers are from last year's Daisy and Dandelion Christmas pad and are matted onto a combination of red cardstock and gold mirri card.  The image is another cutie from Tubes by Amanda which was printed onto smooth white cardstock and cut around.  I deliberately chose the penguin image as I wanted to check out the new Black Stickles bought last week.  Guess what?  I love them and I have a feeling they will be popular so had best stock up pretty darn quick I think.  
I found them a little tricky to get flowing at first but persistent poking with a safety pin down the nozzle worked, along with a good shake to get the contents to the top.   I used them on the sign lettering too which demonstrates how fine the tip is ... perfect for detailed areas.   
Icicle Stickles were used on the fur trims and the snow which give a lovely pinkish sparkle which is a little hard to see in the photos.  I finished with a lovely red and green double-sided sparkly ribbon tied around the fold and knotted near the top along with some letters matted onto oval nesties to spell 'FRIEND' for the inside panel.
The other Bah! Humbug! DT members including Debs from Pink Dandelion's Craft Space have some super cards to show you and we have also announced the winner of our Monthly Prize Draw so you'd better go and see if it's you.

I'm going away this weekend for a few days fun and frolicking with my family before hubby goes back to work, so won't be around blogland.  I know you'll miss me ... bwhahahahaha ... but will do my best to fit in a few visits when I get back, although I may not get to everyone, so apologies in advance.
Hope you all enjoy a fabulous week, wherever you are and whatever you are doing.

8 comments:

Rita said...

Love what youv'e done with this card Max. It looks so chrismassy too. Hugs Rita xxx

Ann said...

Have a fantastic time Max - will miss you.
Love your card and the stickles are just magic.
Ann xxx

Irene said...

Hello Max

This is just gorgeous and amazing. Perfect infact. I love the papers and colours and your penguins are adorable. Enjoy your little break.
Love to Naomi.

luv
irene
xxxx

Debs said...

Fabulous card Max. Love those cute penguins and the black stickles is just gorgeous, I'll have to go and hunt some down. Debs xx

Aquarius said...

Love these cute penguins and the stickles work well - must go shopping methinks!! Have a good weekend.

Tasha said...

Max this is so cute - how adorable are those penguins! Loving the glitter
love tasha xx

Ann Whitfield said...

I love this card Max! I also wanted to pop by to congratulate you for making top 3 for challenge #17 at Crafty Ann's. Lorraine has great taste! Don't forget to collect your blinkie :o)
Ann x

Ikki said...

Great Card, love the stickles on the sign. Hope you had a lovely weekend and thanks for dropping by. ikki x