Handicrafts by Kate Perry and other ramblings

Sunday, April 10, 2011

A challenging challenge.

When I read that Bah! Humbug! wanted us to use candy canes in our design this week, I knew it would be a challenge to find something. But I hadn't expected it to be quite so tough. Having scoured my copious collection of stamps, reeves of paper, folder full of decoupage sheets, and several CDs, I had drawn a blank. Then, just as I was thinking I had better give this one a miss, I remembered my recent foray into the world of digistamps. I wasn't sure where to start looking. There are so many digi-sites to choose from, but I put it in google and after a bit of browsing I came up with a stamp for this cute little gingerbread man enjoying a swing from - Yes - a candy cane, from pinkcatstudio.com. So here you have it.
I coloured the image with water base pens. The pretty layered oval is a Craft Robo template that I bought a while back from www.craftsuprint.com, the blue layer is a Graphicus paper, and the background paper I printed from the Artylicious Season's Greetings CD. In the end it was a relatively quick and easy card, which I am entering in Bah! Humbug! Challenge 14; Candy canes.

7 comments:

Aquarius said...

I struggled to find candy canes too but well done for finding a digi stamp (now why didn't I think of that??). Great card.

Saskia said...

I love that oval. And that digistamp is just too cute!

Max said...

YAY! Well done on persevering and not giving up. That gingerbread man is so cute swinging on the candy cane. Thank you for sharing with us at Bah! Humbug!

Luv'n'Stuff
Max
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the crafty duck said...

Hi, ah, he is so cute!! I only had small candy cane stamps so went with papers from a Cd, love the gingerbread man though, lots of love Steph

Ann said...

ah how cute is that - totally adorable.
Ann xxx
Bah! Humbug! DT

Rita said...

Brilliant card, and I love gingerbread men at christmastime. Hugs Rita xx

vinny said...

Really like that oval and the gingerbread man is so cute x Lavinia