Sunday, 24 April 2011


I cannot believe I have done a Christmas card whilst it was so hot!

I saw the ABC Christmas Challenge last week and really liked the look of it - H is for HotSpot!

They have a fab tutorial over there and some really gorgeous entries - pop over!

Here's my first attempt at HotSpotting!

I wanted to repeat the circle that I'd used to punch out the HotSpot so I punched out some circles of a 'Merry Christmas' text Backing Paper and randomly fixed these over a plainer holly paper (although that has got a bit lost!)

The 'shimmery' coating over the whole backing piece is.................................Wonder'Web!
Yep the stuff you cheating hem your trousers with! I had a roll of it out a while ago and thought it would give a lovely shimmer to a card - and it does! .....I roller-taped strips of it down - it's not ironed on ;)

The Whipper Snapper image is stamped in Stazon and the 'ready-brek' glow added to the uncoloured image.

The coloured 'HotSpot' piece is done with Promarkers.
Both the main image and the HotSpot were completely covered in Versamark and heat embossed with a clear powder.

As I don't have any red gems I coloured some clear ones with my Promarkers.


  1. Wow this is fab Carol. Love how you have embossed the hotspot. Right now I'm off to hunt down some wondaweb, I'm sure I've got some somewhere!! Debs xx

  2. Hi Carol,
    WOW WOW WOW!!! Absolutely stunning! Love how you've done this hotspot technique, once again you have inspired me to have a go at this. Love the cute snowman, the dp, the colours, the ribbon, the layout looks fab. Coloured beautifully (on the hotspot) as always.
    Hugs Jacqui xxxx

  3. stunning card carol.the spotlight technique looks brilliant and i love the image and your big lush bow.
    happy easter :D

    xx coops xx

  4. Stunning Carol I love how you have put this card together and I really love that red ribbon!
    Thanks for playing along with us on the ABC Christmas Challenge this time, Hugs Samantha :0)

  5. Fabulous card Carol...the wonderweb looks amazing!
    Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

  6. Wonderful card Carol. I like that you have focus at the bird, and made it red as the beautiful bow. Thank you for sharing it with us at ABC Christmas Challenge this time.