Monday, 4 April 2011

When Father Christmas got stuck in the chimney

As it was April Fools Day on Friday, there are a few challenges around asking for a funny card to be made, so I found a Father Christmas joke on the internet and made a card with a pocket to hide the answer until it's pulled out.

The snowflake background paper was free with a magazine and the striped paper is a piece of Basic Grey. The Anita's Santa in the chimney stamp is one that I love - coloured with copics - but I don't think I used it at all last Christmas, so I'm entering it for Pollycraft 87 'old/neglected stamp'.

Please excuse the quality of the scan (better irl):

Thinking about it afterwards, I think I ought to add a piece of ribbon at the top of the pull out piece to make it more obvious that it can be pulled up.

This is for:

Incy wincy 88: include a pocket
365 cards day 32: April fools - make a funny card
Alota 56: April fools day - something funny
Phindy's Friday: humour - make us smile
Jingle belles: Batman smells - April fool's holiday card creations
Bah! humbug 13: cards that make you giggle
For fun: Christmas is here
Craft your passion 52: anything goes
Bugaboo: anything goes

Now I must make sure that tomorrow I get on with Easter and commissioned birthday cards etc.


  1. LOL Hazel that is just so cute
    Thanks for Sharing at Incy Wincy this Week
    Hugs Nikki and the rest of the DT

  2. Very cute! Thanks for the giggle!

  3. That one made me laugh - typical 'cracker' joke and fun

  4. Cute card. I can never get enough of that joke. lol!

  5. How fun! Love the idea..and your discipline at sticking with a christmas card for stocks!

  6. oh Hazel what a brill idea to have the punch line in the chimney - how clever. That is such a great idea - must remember it.
    Great card.
    Ann xxx
    Bah! Humbug! DT

  7. Very fun card with that great sentiment/joke. Thanks for joining us at Phindy's Place.

  8. Hi Fabulous creation with wonderful details thank you for joining us at Craft your Passion

  9. Love it, that is too funny!

  10. HAHAHA! that's hilarious and a great joke for the fab image! also, i love that this is a *pocket* card! :)

  11. Love the fun little pocket design ... very clever indeed ... thanks for joining our jingle belles mayhem this week.

  12. LOL...cute, Hazel. I agree with design to make this a pocket card!

  13. I love it...tooo fun Hazel!

  14. Aren't you so clever! All of the Christmas jokes I could find were riddles and I didn't want to make a card that you had to open to get the joke. It never occurred to me to do a pullout card like this! Love it!

  15. hahahaha!! This is very clever and fun! What a great image too. Thanks for playing with us at 365 cards!

  16. Fantastic card! Thanks for joining in the Pollycraft Challenge this week.
    Hugs Lynsey x

  17. Awww, how cute! Thanks for playing along with our anything goes challenge at Catch the Bug, good luck!


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