Sunday 14 November 2010

A Quirky Christmas

I just got my newest stamp set from Smeared Ink - the Occassions Li'l Grumpies. One of them in particular is ideal for Christmas. Using the sketch over at Quirky Sketches this week, I put this one together to add to my pile of Christmas cards.

The image was coloured with promarkers and the edged ink distressed with some shimmery ink. The little bundles down the side are some seed beads threaded to represent those tangled lights that always need to be untangled before dressing the tree (or is it just here). The patterned paper was (from a fabulous RAK, thankyou LYN) backed onto red cardstock. The lime green paper was ink distressed using the same shimmery ink I have and a few little christmas trees stamped on it then backed onto bottle green. The velvet ribbon was attached with brads (both from stash). All put together and mounted onto a white hammered cardstock base and finished with dewdrops.
I am entering this into the challenge over at Quirky Crafts as it is their sketch


  1. I really love that cute image, and yes,we ALWAYS have our Christmas tree lights in a tangle, no matter how carefully we put them away! Thank you so much for joining Quirky Craft's in our sketch challenge this fortnight, hope to see you for the next challenge starting Sunday evening!

  2. Just popped in to let you all know VOTING has now started (or will do very very soon!!) over on our latest Sketch Challenge on

    Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog

    This is something new, we haven't done before, so we'd love you all to go over come and support our first try out, of choosing a winner!
    We on the team will pick our favourite but...
    the final vote is up to you!!!
    If you have entered this sketch challenge now is the time to ask all your buddies to vote for you!! Good Luck!!!

  3. This is gorgeous Helen. I love the little Grumpie all tangled up and yes it happens here too; lights all tangled and you get so crazed, you toss them and buy more! LOL! I love the papers - you did a great job! Time to vote! :-) Good luck - I hope you win!