Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Holiday Hedgehogs Christmas card by Stampin Up, Freshly Made Sketches #15 and me.

Hi dear Stampers.

welcome back! I know, (smile) this is my second post of the day. We're taking it slow here in this household today. I have to say.. last night was a bit challenging with our youngest daugther having the tummy flue.. (So sad, she had no idea what was happening and why her food came all the way up again :) and landed on her favorite blanky and covered her bed.. yip.. guess what this sleepy mom was doing most of the night :) Anyhoo.. we're taking it real slow today.. we're not going anywhere. And my daugther made it very clear.. sitting on the middle of the coffee table and reading a book is a good way to take it slow :)

  • After I hopped over to the Freshly Made Sketches and saw their new Challenge #15 created by Cindy Hall (please check out her take on the sketch.. it is absolutely adorable.) I knew I had to use my 'free hour of the day (while my youngest had her nap)' to create this card. Cindy's layout was so inviting and I just had to play.

  • The Hand Stamped Sentiments ladies also had a Theme Challenge #97 - An old fashioned Christmas, that I wanted to work with. I don't own a whole lot of Vintage / old Fashion stamps.. but this cute little critter sure worked for this challenge. It reminds me of the good old Christmas days in Holland when I was a child. We didn't get a whole lot of snow in our winters there, but when we did, building a snowman (sneeuw pop) was the fun thing to do!

  • And what do you know.. I just peeked at the Friday Mashup #36 Challenge site and their Challenge is to use a 'snowmen' in our creations. Well.. how fun is that? I loved seeing all the cards that were on their site created with those many adorable snowmen.

So what can I say.. An old fashion snowmen card in the perfect layout, it is :)

there are lots of retired Stampin Up products used in this card. The Holiday hedgehogs from Stampin Up, which were released in 2001, will never grow old on me, that's for sure. It was so fun to color these 2 cuties. My 2 Stampin Up star punches were just what I needed to ad that extra dimension to my card.

Well.. My hour is up. Life is going to start soon again here in this household. Thansk everyone for all your kind comments on my previous posts. I always love to hear from you and I will for sure take a peek at your blog if you leave me a message. It's the inspiration we all love while hopping through blog land, right!

Enjoy the rest of your day!

Inky hugs, Pauline


  1. Love the hedgie Snowman! Very fun card! Thanks for playing the Friday Mashup!

  2. Oh my, I just LOVE that you used the Holiday Hedgehogs set! What a great take on the snowman part of the Mashup challenge! Thats one of the sets I am always on the lookout for. Adorable card, thanks so much for joining us at The Friday Mashup!

    Hope your little one is feeling better soon...my 13 yr old son has been sick since Sunday with the flu. He sleeps on the top bunk and lets just say that when the nausea hit it wasnt pretty! LOL

  3. SU had hedgehogs???? Oh my !! Too bad I was not a SU person back then!! This is so cute and I really hope your daughter feels better soon! Thanks for joining Freshly Made Sketches!

  4. Poor girl! Well, I say she's sick, she has every right to sit right in the middle of the table! Who needs a table anyway? I hope she is feeling better though!

    Oh and nice card too!! I love the stamps, really cute :)

  5. glad you were able to steal away for some much needed "you" time today, hope your little one feels better soon! Your card made me giggle, lovin' that little prickly snow POP! ;) Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog and thanks for sharing your fun Christmas creation with us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments! Have a wonderful holiday!!

  6. Gorgeous job Pauline! Your card is soooo cute and your little girl is even cuter:) Hope she is feeling better:)

  7. These images are just adorable - and so is the one of your daughter reading! hOpe she feels better!

  8. Hi Pauline,

    Fabulous card, isn't it great that it also fit our Friday Mashup challenge as well. Thanks for joining in. Love the hedgehog snowman.

    Kasey ~ in Oz
    Friday Mashup DT

  9. Wat een plaatje van een kaart, Pauline! Zo vreselijk mooi... En wat een lieve foto van je dochter, het is echt een schatje zo zittend op tafel. *smelt*

    Liefs, San

  10. Ach de lieverd; je bent zó ellendig met buikgriep. Ik hoop dat ze zich alweer wat beter voelt. Je kaart; zo lief! Ik vind egel en egel sneeuwman :) superleuk en mooie kleuren.... De ster en die cirkel met Joy maken het helemaal af. Geweldig!

  11. I love your hedgehogs! They are so cute. Lots of elements to keep you interested in the card. Thanks for playing with us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

  12. Pauline - this is so delightful! I love that cute little hedgehog image and the textured panels of the crumb cake background. You rocked all 3 challenges, in my opinion. Hope your little angel feels better soon!

  13. This is a classic Stampin' Up set I love the Hedgehogs.. I still have my Halloween one. This is super cute with the layout and the papers are perfect for a Holiday Card. Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup.

  14. Oh! I forgot how cute those hedgehogs are! I love all these gorgeous layers. So glad you carved out some time to join us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  15. Wat een pracht van een kaart is dit! Zo schattig! Is je dochter al weer een beetje opgeknapt? Fijne zondag!

    Hugs, Laura

  16. So cute!!! Love the coloring on the stamped image and the layers pull it all together. Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

  17. Look at that prickly little snowman:-) Very cute! I like how you tied in the punched stars with the brad! Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

  18. Super cute ... love the hedgehogs, love your clean styling!!!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

  19. Wow Pauline, what a beautiful card. I adore that little hedgehog. He reminds me of when I lived in England and we use to see them out in the spring. Living here in Australia, we certainly don't see much snow this time of year!!

    I really hope your little girl kicks her tummy bug. My three little monsters are all fighting colds at the moment. Not fun when they are all under five!!

    Thanks for the inspiration.

  20. Awww....this card is so cute! I love you color choice and the stamp set you used. I forgot about those cute little characters. There are so many great textures and layouts, too. Thank you for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

  21. Your daughter is adorable, sorry to hear she was unwell! Love your colouring and use of dsp! I love to visit your blog to see your work.


Thanks so much for leaving your comment. Enjoy the rest of your day! Take care, Pauline