Monday, December 4, 2017

Snowy and Hedgy Xmas

I've made another Christmas card with some leftover background card stock I've made for a special card some while ago...

Stamp: "Snowy and Hedgy" from Penny Black 
Sentiment: die cut
Ink Pad in black
Colours: Polychromos from Faber Castell, water colours to create the background   
Dies: Memory box "Lindeman Snowflake", "Merry Christmas" from China
Stickles, Arlene's Glitter Snow, plain papers and cardstock from my stash.

I am entering the card into the following challenges:

crafty sentiments challenge - anything goes
craft aholics r us challenge 47 - anything goes
pause dream enjoy challenge 201 - winter weather
penny's challenge 357 - anything goes
crafty creations challenge 355 - anything goes
through the craftroom door challlenge - anything goes
crafty gals corner challenge 151 - anything goes
just add ink challenge 388 - glitter
simon says stamp wednesday challenge - anything goes
crafty catz weekly challenge 395 - anything goes + optional let it snow
pink gem challenge 208 - animals in the snow
alphabet challenge - snow is for snow people
qkr stampede challenge 272 - christmas
pile it on challenge 137 - non-traditional Christmas colours
polkadoodles challenge 48 - anything goes
sweet stampers challenge 14 - christmas
christmas at sweet stampin challenge - anything christmas
artistic inspirations challenge 191 - anything goes
pammie's inky pinkies challenge 1749 - anything goes
simon says stamp monday challenge - icy inspiration
aud sentiments challenge 194 - christmas + a sentiment
creative moments challenge 132 - anything goes
cuttlebug mania challenge - let it snow
as you like it challenge - favourite animal and why (one of my favourite animals is the hedgehog as they are just sooo cute!)
a bit more time to craft challenge 57 - anything goes
crafting with friends challenge 56 - anything goes
crafting with dragonflies challenge 95 - christmas card all glammed up
lil' patch of crafty friends challenge 71 - anything goes
crazy challenge 263 - christmas is coming
creative fingers challenge 141 - anything goes
crafty calendar challenge - it's christmas
card mania challenge 99 - christmas
your scrapbook place challenge - anything goes
one crazy stamper december challenge - christmas/winter
sparkles christmas challenge 83 - snowman/men
love to scrap challenge 104 - winter wonderland
love to craft challenge 17 - december anything goes
mix it up challenge 8 - anything goes
christmas cards all year round december challenge - anything goes
crafting by designs december anything goes challenge
penny black friends saturday challenge december - winter or christmas


  1. Lovely Christmas card! Thanks for join us at Crafty Sentiments Designs, good luck and hope to see you next time. Hugs Beatriz

  2. Oooo, a new twist! I love it!! Had a confused moment there, certain I'd already visited you and doubting my sanity! Fabulous dimension to the snowy ground, and more gorgeous dies!! Thanks for sharing these with us at Penny's Challenges, Melanie! Linda

  3. OOOO, this is a stunning creation! Thank you for playing with us at TTCRD ATG Challenge! Looking forward to seeing you again next time and good luck!
    Sunila and Aditi

  4. Gorgeous card Melanie! The image is adorable and I love the background.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  5. Gorgeous card Melanie! Fabulous the blue and purple combo as well as your background paper! Thanks for joining our weekly challenge at QKR Stampede!

    Brenda DT

  6. Die Weihnachtskarte ist total niedlich. Vielen Dank für die Teilnahme bei den Sweet Stampers. LG Karina

  7. Very cute Christmas card. Love the sparkle. Thank you for joining us this week at our anything goes challenge. Judy DT Polkadoodles

  8. I love this cute image thanks for playing at agoac

  9. Supersweet Snowman card. Thank you for joining us in our week 48 Anything Goes challenge at Polkadoodles Sharon

  10. What an adorable stamp and card! Love everything about this. Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede. Julie, DT member

  11. The frosty looking background was a good save!
    Thanks for sharing with us at the Alphabet Challenge blog. :)

  12. Love the lil hedgie!!! Thanks for joining us in our week 48 Anything Goes challenge at Polkadoodles

  13. What a wonderful christmas project.
    Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampers challenge and i hope to see you again.

  14. Wunderschön gestaltete Karte, liebe Melanie!
    Vielen Dank für die Teilnahme an der Sweet Stampers Challenge! Ich hoffe, du bist das nächste Mal auch mit dabei :-)
    Viele Grüsse, Marlene

  15. Your card is super sweet! Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles Craft Challenge Anything Goes.

  16. Ohhh... such a lovely work.
    Thank you so much for joining us at Polkadoodles Craft Challenge Anything Goes.
    Hugs, Tina – DT
    Polkadoodles Challenge

  17. Beautiful card! Love the background! Love the image as well! Thanks for sharing it with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends!
    Sandy DT

  18. I´m sorry for the late comment. This is a gorgeous card! I love the background technique you used. Hope to see you with us next week too.
    Nick DT

  19. Love this background! Great card :) Thanks for joining us at CCAYR for our December challenge and hope to see you again! Tammy - DT

  20. Aw, I love snowmen and that one is a real cutie. The whole card is adorable. Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

    Cathie ♥

  21. beautiful card with so much lovely sparkle! thanks for joining us at Creative Moments.

  22. I love your pretty background and these little PB images are so cute! Thank you for joining in at As You Like It x

  23. Hi. Back with a different hat on. I love your card with my favourite colours too. Thank you for joining in at Sparkles Christmas challenge x

  24. This is just the cutest card ever and just perfect for our challenge over at Sparkles Christmas Challenge "Snowman/men" good luck and hope to see you again next time Dt Member Sandra H xx

  25. Oooh Penny Black do some fabulous images and I particularly love those hedgehog ones. The background is perfect too! Thank you so much for entering the CCAYR (Anything Goes) Challenge this month. Lots of luck to you and I hope we see you again very soon. Sue Pxxx DT

  26. A very cute hedgehog!! Thank you for joining in at AYLI. Sarah DT

  27. Gorgeous card. Love that image and beautiful background. So lovely. Thanks for joining us at Mix It Up.

  28. Love that gorgeous background and the whole goes together so well. Thanks for playing along with the challenge at Crafting with Dragonflies.

  29. Lovely card Melanie. love the background. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Calendar and we hope to see you again soon. Hugs, Gale DT

  30. Such a cute Christmas card. Love the background you made. Thank you for your lovely entry at Love To Craft! Challenge Blog! Hope to see you again soon!! HUGS!
    Ann DT

  31. This is fab. A very Happy 2018 Thanks for joining us at YSP xx Jan DT

  32. Adorable snowman card. Beautiful background too.Thank you for sharing with us over at Sparkles Christmas. Good luck. Hugs Debs DT. Xx

  33. Beautiful card! Such a adorable image. So happy to see you at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog
    Tina dt

  34. A gorgeous card. Thank you for joining us at One Crazy Stamper this month.

  35. Wonderful the colors. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black Saturday Challenge. ♥ Sue Kment

  36. Lovely cute card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Crafting with Dragonflies, Creative Fingers, Pause Dream Enjoy and A Bit More Time to Craft. Hope to see you again next time.


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