Wednesday, April 13, 2011

ABC Christmas - H is for Hotspot

Good Wednesday morning to you all. It is beginning to feel a lot like spring but over on the ABC Christmas challenge, it is looking a lot like my favourite holiday.  There were some gorgeous creations for our G is for Girly challenge and we had great fun stopping by your blogs for a peek.

Today is the start of a new challenge and the theme this week is H is for Hotspot. If you have never made a hotspot card before you are not alone. This was a first for many of us on the Design Team but we have all had a great deal of fun once we got over our initial fear. Dorte has created a wonderful tutorial to outline this technique and it can be found over on the ABC Christmas challenge blog.


We are being sponsored for this challenge by Simon Says Stamp who are offering a $15 store certificate to one lucky winner. We are also offering the chance for you to be a Guest Designer if you follow the tutorial.

This is my first card using this technique. The image is from Stampavie and I have coloured the hotspot using Copics. I have opted to also try a Z fold card which I have made using Basic Grey papers from the Jovial collection. I have used a ribbon to hold the card closed and have embellished using some Magnolia dies and a red flower from my Stash.

This is the full view of the card opened up.

I hope that you will join us in this challenge, it really is a lot of fun and I know that I will try it again.  Be sure to head over to the ABC Christmas Challenge for the tutorial and more inspiration from the rest of the DT.
Happy Crafting!

This card will be entered into the following challenges:


Paddington fan said...

Such a cute card, love the rich papers and the spotlight technique! Thanks for joining us at CRAFT this week for our animal/pets challenge and good luck, love Jacky x

Hazel said...

Lovely card - delightful image and spotlight. Thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 15 - hope to see you again soon. x

Gram's Treasures said...

Sweet....and a lot less colouring, no? I need to try that technique.

Jayne Hayward said...

What an adorable image and beautifully coloured to match the gorgeous dp.

Jayne xx

Gem said...

fabulous creation!Thanks for joining in this weeks animals challenge at CRAFT! Gemma :)

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Carissa :-) I love the image you used and the papers, embellies and design are all fabulous !! I love it :-)

Lols x x x

Delphine said...

Gorgeous, Carissa! Wonderful image, gorgeous papers and I just love the design of your card! Hugs Delphine xx

Helen said...

Fabulous card Carissa - love how you made it Z fold too!
Helen x

Lou said...

Hi! a really gorgeous card and just love the colours/papers together.
thank you for joining us at BasicGrey Challenge blog,good luck!!
hugs Lou.xx

Princess Scrapper Stamper said...

Beautifully done! Thank you so very much for playing along with us at Totally Stampalicious this week, hope you'll come back next week!


Lacey Stephens said...

What a fun card! I love the fold you used and your hot spot is awesome!! This was a fun challenge!!

Ren-Yi said...

Congrats on your win on PaperPlay challenges! your card is so very cute! hope to see you around this week...

Gina said...

This card is LUSH!!! I have only recently discovered ABC Christmas and am going to start at the beginning.