Cute Card Thursday challenge - our theme is 'Hip to be Square' and you can interpret as you will. Our sponsor for this challenge is Whiff of Joy Stamps.
I recently treated myself to some new Lili of the Valley Christmas stamps and this little chap is the first one I inked up. And this is the first time colouring with my new specs too - much better at seeing things than the old ones! I've coloured with my Copics and then added touches of Stardust Stickles for the snow. I've also added a little extra robin at the top - he has flown in from the robin bird table stamp and filled the gap I thought.
Here is my card, a square white base and I've used Nitwits papers with squares on (a freebie in a recent magazine). I've matted each of my layers with dark red card and then cut out the snowflake and heart dies from my new Marianne set CR1256, the stocking die set. The pretty candy cane ribbon is from my friend Jenny's new craft shop. I found I'd already got the LOTV circular sentiment stamped from last year so that came in handy to finish things off. The card is less embellished than many I've made recently, my excuse is that yet again my craft stash is on the move .. .. I've taken over the sideboard in the living room for my most used items so I don't have to venture into a freezing cold conservatory on dark winter nights to rummage for stuff. That means the old falling apart chest of drawers can go to the dump - once I've re-homed the two drawers of wooden stamps somewhere .. .. Of course, I can't find a thing and everything is squeezed up, but hopefully once the living room has been plastered, painted and the floors laid I can get re-organised again!
I see that the monthly theme on the Lili of the Valley inspiration blog challenge is for ribbon or lace, so I shall enter my Festive Christmas card. I'm also going to enter the Totally Gorjuss anything goes challenge, and the ABC challenge that's up to the letter U for unlimited (that means anything goes!).