Wednesday, April 6, 2011

A Funny Card for the Ladies of Humbug Hall

Hello Friends -

This week the Ladies of Humbug Hall (Bah! Humbug! Christmas Challenges) have asked for a Christmas card to make you giggle.  Now, they had a couple of real doozies so I was feeling a bit intimidated.  What card could I make that would have folks giggling?  With the traveling and all, I almost didn't do one but then, I remembered all the great digis from Bugaboo Stamps.  Well, I did a bit of mix and matching (I always was a fan of those Garanimals).  The sentiment is from one of the Stella images while the image of Fanny didn't have a sentiment.

Here is a close-up of the sentiment/tag.

and the image of Fanny.  She is pop dotted because I would have never gotten her to lie flat on top of that ribbon.  You can't exactly see it in this shot but I added Stickles to the bulbs and her earrings for a bit of sparkle.

I found this new (new to me) Christmas Card Challenge site which also had the theme of funny cards.

I wanted to leave you with some more artwork from our trip.  On our way home from Ohio we stopped in Berea, KY.  If you've never visited Berea, it is well worth a visit, especially if you are a fan of arts and crafts (which I'm guessing you are if you are still reading this blog).  Here is a bit of the history of Berea, and a little bit about the school.  Many people know of their strong Arts and Crafts programs but Berea College is a liberal arts school with many majors besides arts and crafts.

You have already seen my fascination with outdoor sculptures.  I'm especially intrigued by the sculptures where an entire town/city has a series of sculptured all with the same base but each decorated for the artist or the organization commissioning the artwork.

In Berea it is hands.  Here are a few of the ones we saw.
The Hand of the Creator
Mano a Mano with Wonderkid
Gone Fishing
These photos are courtesy of the Berea Tourism Office.
A Bird in the Hand
Power of Make Belief

We Make You Kindly
Do you have a favorite outdoor sculpture?  Anything like this in your city or area?  I'd love to know about it.

While we were gone every leaf in the neighborhood arrived.  I'll take some pictures tomorrow as it is quite a difference from my pictures just a week ago.


Carol Anne said...

Love the card, and really love those sculptures! Thanks for sharing!!

Ann said...

Such a fun card - it really made me giggle. That sentiment is just such a winner.
I'm a great fan of sculptures too. The ones you have shown of hands are amazing. I've taken photos of sculptures all over the world and just when I would like to share one or two I can't find the folders on the computer. Typical - anyway I will let you know when I find them.
Have a great day.
Ann xxx
Bah! Humbug! DT

Catherine said...

Thank you for joining us at Catch the Bug with Bugaboo Stamps this week ! Your card is great ! One of my fav digis ! Good luck !

sgc said...

I love the pictures of the sculptures! As for you card, what a great creation! Thank you for playing along in the Bugaboo challenge!

Max said...

Fantastic card which definitely got me giggling. Such a great sentiment and perfectly matched with a super image. Thank you for sharing with us at Bah! Humbug!
Those hand sculptures are amazing. Wonderful idea.

Max's Craft Creations
Bah! Humbug! Challenges DT

DonnaMundinger said...

Too funny! Love this! Those hands are really cool. We've got huge painted hearts all over San Francisco. You know..."I left my heart..." xxD

brochure printing said...

Yes, this is very funny from the Ladies of Humbug Hall. Very great idea and your card is very funny. The image and the colors style of the card are very awesome. Thanks for playing along in the Bugaboo challenge.