Wednesday, 21 March 2012

ABC Christmas Challenge F is for….

F is for! tehhehee well you will see...

Its time for a new ABC Christmas Challenge and this fortnight its Helens turn to host and she has chosen the theme 'F' is for Furry and/or Feathered Friends'
Helen has given us a nice easy or so I thought easy challenge.. The Challenge is to feature an animal or bird on your Christmas project… Easy! yes!! (no) Not for me and the F for for Flung ..... 3 went in the bin….

The 1st one I was so not happy I coloured the image 4 times Flipping heck and the 4th one made it to the card but I hated it! struggling for my Mojo so that got flung in the bin too!
I was to ashamed of it to show you! so I set about making another card with a different image… pretty happy with it I left it to dry Fantastic while I was at work… Blogger has been VERY NAUGHTY and made meFrustrated the last couple of days he has lost my edit pencil and yesterday he would not let Leanne my TTT buddy post our Mid way post she emailed me and I tried but he kept crashing my Iphone with the HTML code….FLIPPING heck! then when I got home I rushed to try doing it from my Main PC 3 goes later it worked… Phew! But that was the start of a crap evening…………… I broke a glass and cut my hand, For FFFFFFFlips Sake! I slipped on the back door stairs while going to feed my Guinea pig and Rabbits, and banged my back…. the steps are so steep! Burnt dinner at which point I cried! ARGH!!! well there is more… I went to get the dry card to photograph and knocked my cup of tea which did not go clean over but slopped a slosh of tea right on the card! ARGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! a few F words muttered! so that went in the bin ruined! I sat at my Computer and stared at the screen ready to scream! I could not get onto most of my programs and had to copy and paste nearly everything I did and I ended up going to bed at 10.15! Reallly behind! yes that Early!! I am normally still up crafting into the wee hours…. SO HERE I am now with a completely NEW card…. and YES It has PINK!! SAY NOTHING!

The Image is Polar Bear from Bugaboo and I have coloured him with Distress inks, the Blue is Core colour card and the brown background is some new Kraft card we have at Penrith Crafts and I have embossed it with a Hero Arts magical swirls Stamp and white embossing powder, the Sentiment is From Netty Thanks hunny, Ribbon and card candy from Stash.
I tried to do some sparkles around the bear with distress inks and stickles but not sure how clearly you can see it? anyway! its here now so yay! but I am still not 100% happy with it :(

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So..Please check out the rest on the inspiration from my flipping Brilliant and totally on time Team buddies. unlike me!
Challenge I would like to play are:

Christmas Inspiration - Embossing - Heat embossing
52 CCT - Theme Photo - Animals
Papertake Weekly - Bingo (Ribbon, Free, punched shape)
Bearly Mine - Dots - Background stamp and around image.
Creative Mondays - Anything goes
Kaboodle Doodles - "how cute is that!"
Love to Create - Anything goes

Happy Wednesday gang!
Have a great day hugs me x Follow Me on Pinterest


  1. Love your card Samantha. That polar bear is very sweet. Here's hoping that you have a much better day today.
    Hugs, Carissa

  2. Love the fact that you've used the polar bear again. He is so cuuuute... Gotta love him. Fab design too hun. Have a lovely day. Hugs Bettina xx

  3. Oh Samantha... what a day!! How frustrating! Soon you will look back and hopefully laugh at the comedy of it all. This day is a testament to your determination - after all this you have a marvelously, perfect card!!

  4. That polar bear is absolutely adorable, Samantha! LOVE the blue and pink--and the swirly paper is fabulous! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)

  5. Oh my, what a day, hope today is better. I think I would cry if my card was taking a tea bath!!
    your card with the polar bear is cute, but it was a long way to the goal!
    hugs Dorte

  6. firstly thank you :) feeling great today since I hopped over as you suggested

    and love this image he reminds me of the bird eye advert lol and love the sentiment too
    Hugs and take care
    Kate xx

  7. This is absolutely gorgeous Samantha :-) OMG !! what a day you had !! I would have given up and thought s*d it ! :-)
    but you persevered and made this beauty !! you are a star me darlin and deserve a gold one !! :-)

    you are a fab inspirational team leader ! :-)
    hope you had a better day today hunny xx

    Lols x x x

  8. Oh my! Sounds like a baddie for sure! Love your little card & hope things have improved & your back ain't too sore, Jx

  9. Awww...he's so cute - gorgeous card hunny! :0)
    Really hope you had a better day today...yesterday sounds like a real shocker!
    Helen x

  10. Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Christmas Inspirations challenges. We hope you will play again with us soon.

  11. Cute card!! I also love Bugaboo designs!! Thank you for sharing with us at Love to Create Challenge!!

  12. This is gorgeous - thanks for joining in this week at 52CCT - Jacqueline xx

  13. Really Cute! Great Design! Thank you for playing with us this week at Love to Create Challenge & For sharing your talents with us!! Come back and join us again soon!!

    Many Blessings,

  14. Regardless of how you arrived at your card (hee, hee), it is a cutie! The snow you created is great - love the idea. And there may be pink, but that is just because he is a sweet bear.
    Thanks for joining in the fun at CSAYL!!!

  15. How cute is this little bear! I love him.

  16. Oh my Samantha, this is too cute!! Love your colors and papers! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Love to Create Challenge.

  17. Oh how adorable this is, love the image!!


  18. Hi honey, what a cute card. Hope your day improved! hugs Sharon x

  19. Really cute image, lovely card hugs Karen

  20. I know it's 'F is for...' fortnight but you don't need to take it so literally!! I'm really sorry you've had such a tough time but hope things are a bit better now. Thanks so much for your kind visit to my blog :) I do like the swirls on the kraft very much - they add so much pretty detail to the background. The polar bear looks great with the glittery touches.

  21. Nontraditional colors for Christmas are a favorite of mine -- perfect with your adorable image and design! Super fun holiday card.

  22. I so love that bear, your card is adorable Samantha. I'm so happy you've got use out of one of my freebie sentiments too!!! Love the pink (sorry, I had to say it!). Hope today is going better for you honey.

  23. back again ,, I forgot to say,,,,

    thanks for joining us on the Papertake Weekly Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  24. Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Christmas Inspirations challenges. Hope you will play with us soon again.

  25. Super card!! Thanks for joining us at Bearlmine this week hope to see you next week too

  26. Awww - so cute!! So glad you made the card in the end despite all the mishaps! Thank you for joining in at Crimbo Crackers – hope you can join me again for the next challenge! Crimbo Crackers


I really appreciate your comments thank you! hugs Samantha :0)

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