Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Joy to the World


                                                        Joy to the World

I think that sentiment could be very effective every day of the year, don't you?  However, today's card is for Christmas, Merry Monday to be exact.  The challenge this week was to feature a santa hat... take a look here ... there are some adorable samples too.  Well........... I know Hedgie has on a cute santa hat but it might not be enough of a focal point. I love him all the same.  I also loved Jen's Deconstructed Sketch this week and was determined to make all the different pattern papers work.  Here is her sketch... check out her gorgeous sample here.  So I combined the two challenges.   Post script.... Here is another challenge which I just found out about... today is Sunday June 15... anyway, it is all about Christmas and it's called "Jingle Belles".  Their challenge this week is for a red and green card so I am also entering Hedgie in this challenge ... see it here




Here is my card using Stampin Up's (retired) dsp 'Snow Festival'.  I used my Penny Black "The Wonder" stamp set again - I adore the cute images.


I colored Hedgie with my copics which was the easy part.  Finding papers that I thought looked good together? ... not so easy.  I thought I had a pretty good eye for pattern paper choices ... gonna have to re-think that ... although I like the end result.  I had some pretty bizarre paper selections going on for a while today ... but, fortunately, they were rejected =^..^=.   The little sentiment is from Whiff of Joy called (aptly enough) "Season's Greetings".  My cardstock colors are gumball green and cherry cobbler - and whisper white, of course. 


So, I hope you like him.  He's going to be entered in Jen's Deconstructed Sketch as well as the always fun, Merry Monday.  

Thanks so much for coming by to look at my cards.  I appreciate it and always look forward to your comments.  Have a great day....

{{Hugs}}




11 comments:

  1. You came up with the perfect mix of papers to highlight this delightful image and wonderful sentiment! Thanks, Pat, for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

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  2. Awwwww...too cute! You did a great job coloring your hedgie and I think your patterned papers go together just beautifully! Great card! :0)

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  3. Hedgie is sooo cute, and the papers are the perfect match. xx

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  4. Super cute card, Pat! Love your sweet little hedgehog - you've colored so cute and I love the snowflake accents! Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday!

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  5. Wonderful card Pat, I love the papers and colours you used and the image is super cute. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

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  6. Very cute card and I like your paper choices. Glad to hear I'm not the only one who shuffles papers around until I find the right combination.

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  7. That little hedgie is too, too cute and you've colored him beautifully! Gorgeous card! Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday.

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  8. Love your card and your mix of papers is perfect. The image is adorable and your coloring is beautiful.

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  9. Hedgie is sweet in his Santa hat...I don't know if you've ever heard of the Christmas challenge called Jingle Belles, but they are asking for red and green this week if you wanna check it out! I think this would make a great addition to that gallery as well! :)

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  10. going to have to confirm that you have an AWESOME eye for pattern-combining not to mention mad coloring skillz! loooooooooove that uber-cute hedgie! thanks for rockin' the red and green with us at JINGLE BELLES! ♥

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  11. what a cutie ... and such awesome shades of red & green in your design ... so very glad you joined us at Jingle Belles.

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