Friday, 12 November 2010

Bah! Humbug! 44

Apologies for being so late this week - this post was scheduled for this morning but ended up in 'draft somehow.  Anyway ... am here now.
This week's card features one of the most universally instantly recognisable Christmas characters of all time!  Little Rudi ... and his secret twin brother ... have been playing around with the tree lights and got themselves in a little bit of a guddle.  Tut tut ... but their really cute expressions melt the heart so it's difficult to be cross with them for too long.   
Let me tell you, they weren't the only one's to 'get in a guddle' this week either!  Everything was layered up and looking fine until the very last moment when disaster struck!  The red stickles bottle split open, just as I was adding the last wee bit of sparkle to the letters and spewed red, sticky, sparkly, gloopy mess, all over the almost completed card!  Don't you just hate it when that happens? GRRRRRRRRRrrrrrrrrr ... the air was a glorious shade of blue as I desperately tried to save something ... ANYTHING!  But alas t'was to no avail.  The card was a definite 'bin job' and I had to start all over again.   

Apologies that the letters look a little curled up,  but the glitter and the snow weren't quite dry when I took the photos.  They look fine now and if I get a chance I will re-take photos.
Fortunately I had a spare set of images and letters printed off and knew exactly what I wanted to do, having already done it once,  so it didn't take long to cut them out and put it all together. AGAIN.  The only thing missing on this version are the red berries on the tree, but that will be rectified when my new bottle of red stickles arrives LOL!  Well ... you've gotta' larf!
Hopefully my fellow Bah Humbuggers and our Guest Designer Pat had a less stressful time with their projects.   We have also announced a winner for our Embossing Folder Prize so check out Bah! Humbug! right now to see if it's you.


Aquarius said...

That's a great card and sorry to hear you had to make it twice due to the misadventure with the stickles - easily done!! I've often squeezed too hard and a great splatt comes out!! Love the twin reindeer

Ann said...

oh my goodness Max you must have been frantic. Your card is gorgeous but oh my - having to do it twice.
You don't know your own strength - fancy busting a bottle of stickles.
Ann xxx

Irene said...

Hello Max

Oh dear me what a carry on with your card. But what a stunner your card is - I love it, and yes those little critters are just fab, love, love, love the red noses. Gorgeous traditional colours and a fabby ribbon.


Pat said...

Oh Max what a shame you had to make your card all over again, but it was definitely worth it, its super, love those reindeer.

Pat xx

the crafty duck said...

Ah Max its awful when you have to start again, but your card is fab, love the "twins" he he looks like they had fun!! love Steph

Tasha said...

EEEEEKKKKKK ADORABLE! Love the reindeer lol and i love Rudi's twin! Love how you have done the snow on the lettering and the beautiful ribbon
love tasha xx

Lorraine A said...

gorgeous card Max ,,, :-( what a disaster with the stickles !! I had a similar one with a box of chalks that fell opened onto my card ,, and in my haste to try to catch it knocked over a cuppa tea onto it too !! it happens to us all :-)

well worth all your effort ,, the finished version is stunning :-)

Lols x x x

Susan.... said...

Evening Max,
Thats a super card Max , love all the detail!
Sorry, l thought l had already popped over to you , my mistake ! one of my moments hehe
Susan x

tiggertastic said...

this is so sweet, love your layout and design, and i spot an amazing special and dear card below. i adore this sooo much thanks Max xxxx

Sarah-Louise xx
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