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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Hambo Christmas Challenge

My Hambo design team friend Jane had a fun idea for a challenge this month - she challenged us to make a holiday card, but we couldn't use any of the stamps from the Christmas or Winter pages at the Hambo site. So, I had to dust off the ol' thinking cap once again! I actually thought of a couple other ideas before settling on this one. I'm a bit nervous sharing it with you - I truly hope it doesn't offend anyone - my sister tells me she has a snowman nativity scene that she got from her in-laws, and it bothers her a little to have the holy scene made of snowpeople. And what did I go and do? I made wisemen out of vampire pigs!!! But... my sister thought it was a cute idea, so hopefully you will too. :-) As I was looking through my stamps, they called to me because their capes looked sorta like robes. I made the little hats, beards and gifts myself - the beards look somewhat goofy, but they were necessary to hide the fangs...! LOL I was able to avoid inking up the pumpkin this little guy is usually holding with my teardrop shaped ink pad, but the fangs were just too difficult to avoid. I printed the sentiment on the computer. Which again I hope isn't offensive! I think Monica assumed I'd be offensive with my card, considering that she made her card with me in mind!! Geesh. (I told her I didn't like it one bit, but in reality I think it's pretty darn cute and funny!) And check out what the other girls came up with as well: Holly, Jane, Judy & MacKenzie. Thanks for stopping by!
  • Stamps: Vampire Pig from Hambo Stamps
  • Paper: Garden Green, Whisper White, The Paper Studio DP
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers for coloring
  • Accessories: Nestabilities, StarDust Stickles, purple bling, computer & printer


  1. Oh dear, I'd conjured up all kinds of bad stuff when you said this might be offensive, but it's not nearly as bad as I'd imagined. I think it's funny that 4 of 6 of us used pigs for the challenge!

    Very creative Libby -- and I especially like how you cleverly covered up the fangs, and eliminated the pumpkins -- since I don't think any of the wise men carried Halloween candy! Good call!

  2. baahahaha... too funny, Libby! You're a hoot :) I really love it. I know a few people who would also get a kick outta this!

    Very well done!

  3. I think it is really cute, I like it, even if it is slightly sacrilegious!

  4. Very funny card, Libby and very clever, too.

  5. Cute card! I agree with your sister but I think this is cute. Still thinking on what I will do.

  6. You crack me up!! I think it's so funny!! :)

  7. Hilarious! Such a clever idea - I love it!

  8. Fantastic job with the challenge, Libby!! This is super cute and creative!!

  9. More funnies from Hambo! I thought at first they were carolers till I read the sentiment and your post. So clever and cute!


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