Sunday, 13 November 2011

Bah Humbug Challenge 44

We are on week 44 at Bah Humbug which means I must have at least 44 cards ready for the festive season so that's good news.  This week they are asking for a Baby's First Christmas card which had me thinking a bit for ideas I must say until I remembered this lovely baby stamp from Lili of the Valley.  I coloured him with Coloursoft pencils so that he looks like a mini Santa and I added a bobble on his little hat.  The 'fur' around his hat and the bobble have been covered with textured glitter snow but it doesn't look too glittery on the scan.  The sentiment was produced on the computer.  While I was waiting for the snow to dry I went for a walk and that's when I do a lot of my thinking - I realised it would be a first Christmas for my great nephew so used a Stampin Up pennant punch and X-cut letter dies to add his name.  The image was popped onto a Marianne die cut to which I added some narrow ribbon.  It is thanks to Jenny (Stamping Moments) for that idea as yesterday I went to a brilliant SU Extravaganza day where we made some lovely projects - do take a look at her blog and you will see some of the things we made.


  1. Lovely card Val and yes it was a brilliant day with lots of inspiration....I almost did the same as you with the ribbon but changed my mind at the last minute...just waiting for my glitter to dry!


  2. Super card Val ... and personalised too! PERFECT! Thank you for sharing with us at Bah! Humbug!

    Max's Craft Creations
    Bah! Humbug! Challenges DT

  3. A beautiful card for a baby's first Christmas. I love the way you've threaded the ribbon through the die cut.

    Sue x

  4. Lovely image, I like the backing paper and the little pennant down the side.

    Guest Designer
    Bah! Humbug!

  5. oh how cute is this - I love it to pieces.
    Ann xxx
    Bah! Humbug! DT

  6. lovely use of the pennant punch down the side of the card:) x

  7. Oh this is really gorgeous Val and you've just reminded me I'm going to need just such a card aren't I. New Grandson is due on just over 2 weeks, eeek!

    Lesley Xx

  8. Delightful idea with the little Santa suit. I think when I walk into town for the shopping & whilst I'm having a bath; the time disappears & before I know it I've forgotten what I was supposed to be doing & my husband drags me back into reality - bit dangerous if I'm cooking his potatoes but I've managed to keep the glitter out of his food so far!
    Paula (PEP)

  9. Very sweet card. I love the pennant, and the ribbon run through the edge of the die cut is beautiful.