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Thursday, 13 January 2011

Friends Make Christmas Very Merry

I made Christmas card using a stamped image that I had from a forum swap. I think it may be an Elzybels image but I'm not 100% sure. I found it in my Christmas stuff and had coloured it a long while ago using Twinkling H20's. It's quite bright and bold as I just cannot shade at all with those paints. I love the shimmer they give but I'm not subtle with them at all so I think I am much better with my Promarkers.

Reminds me of an art project at school. I did this gorgeous A4 pencil portrait of the pop star Morten Haarket from A-ha. I was sooooo in love with him at the time, I was convinced I was going to marry him (I'm sure all 13 year olds go through something similar LOL) Anyhoo, the pencil drawing was really good but then we had to blow it up to a much bigger size and then paint it. I did such an awful job of the painting I completely ruined it, I was so gutted. I'm not very good at drawing but I have got an eye for detail and can copy an image really well and shade with lead pencil but as soon as colour gets introduced I bugger it up big time. I'll never be an artist I'm afraid.......

Anyway, back to the card. I used the current Sketch at CPS for the layout,can you believe they are at sketch #200. Woohoo CPS, you and Di Hickman's sketches are what got me into them big time when I started making lots more cards when I got into blogging. My husband would say you have a lot to answer for LOL.

ll materials used are old except the ribbon which came from a prize I won from the Cards For Men blog hop just before Christmas. The papers are DCVW and I have used a Martha Stewart punch on the text strip with a bit of gold pen the edge it. The sentiment is a clear sticker from a Brenda Pinnick kit from QVC which I have had for about 4 years. To finish off I have added a few buttons, the small ones are Papermania, no idea where the larger one came from. I added a little big of stickles to the snow and as Gordon Ramsey says DONE!! Better than that, it puts my
Crimble card count upto 3 already. Yay :)

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges :-


Anonymous said...

Your on a roll girl! another fabby card! thanks for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge with this one too! and also great to see you at Top Tip Tuesday too! hugs Samantha :0)

Renate´s Stempelwelt said...

very cute and wonderful card. thanks for joining hanna & friends. lg renate

jackid said...

I totally understand where your coming from when it comes to shading I'm terrible lol lovr the card though and boy are you entering a few challenges lol lets hope you win
Jacki xx

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

How cute! Thank you for joining Paper Play in the Cutie Patootie challenge! :)

Jacki Randolph said...

Mandy, this is just adorable. Love your colors,

Thanks for playing along with us at StampFairy Challenge.

Anonymous said...

Mandy, the colors are so pretty on this and your layout is darling!! Snow much fun!! Thanks for your second entry at Inky Impressions challenges!!HUGs

Jane said...

MANDY...IT'S JANUARY!!! Keep up with the shops...Valentines & Easter are NEXT!!!! You are gonna be so ahead of the game next Xmas!!! xxx

pinky said...

That is so cute, love the bright colours. Thanks for playing along at StampFairy this week.

bastelkueken said...

Lovely Christmas card.

Thanks for your third entry at Creative Stamps Friends.

Nice greetings from Germany

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Mandy, what a pretty card. The image is indeed elzybells and it's so cute. Love the bright colours and gorgeous ribbon. Thanks for joining in with my "something new" challenge over at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

Claire said...

Wow, such a cute card, I love the colours you've used. thanks for joining us at Digi's with Attitude! this week
Claire xx

Gina said...

Such a sweet card! I actually got goosebumps, the image and sentiment work so well together :D Thank you for joining us at Creative Cowgirls XXX

Teri said...

Lovely card hun. Very colourful.
Thank you for playing along in our Delicious Doodles Challenge this week, and good luck!
Teri x

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

great card - i do love elzybells!

Thanks for joining us at Stamp Fairy Challenge :)

Hugs Jane x

downrightcrafty said...

oh gorgeous creation and fabulous dots, thank you for sharing it with us at Winter Wonderland
Hugs Kate xx

Dawn said...

Striking card! Well done on using the old stash & getting a head start on the Christmas Cards!
Thanks for playing at DWAC! Hope to see you again!
Dawn xxx

maryr917 said...

I think this is a great christmas card-I love the brightness of it-really cute image also-thanks for playing along with the creative belli challenge

dragonllew said...

Great card love the bright colours thanks for joining us at Digi's With Attitude!
Jenny x

Bonnie - Really Reasonable Ribbon said...

What a fun bright holiday card! Thanks so much for joining our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.

Sharon Basel said...

Very cute Mandy! Love your DP and that is a darling image. Thanks for joining in again at StampFairy!
StampFairy DT

Tazza said...

Love the colors great card! Thanks for joining us at Digi's with Attitude!

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Such a cute card love the stamped image. Thanks for joining in the fun at Creative Belli

Gerda said...

Now that is such cute paper!!! Love the ribbon, too! Thanks for joining us at StampFairy challenge this week.

Hugs, Gerda aka StampFairy

Marianne said...

What a cute card! Beautiful ribbon too!
Thanks for playing along at creative cowgirls challenge!

Lin said...

I thought for a moment I was losing my marbles when I logged on here to find chrismtas cards, lol

shows how well tuned our minds are to expecting things to be in the right place.

Fab bright card, perfect for the rotten weather we are having now


Anonymous said...

Hey girl you played Stamp fairy too, AWESOME! hugs Samantha

Robin Parker said...

Great designer paper and I love your sentiment. Thanks for sharing on the Belli challenge.

Jacilynn said...

very fun and cute! Thanks for playing at ABC Toys & Crafts!

Helen said...

Awww...cute card!
Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x

Spyder said...

Don't you just love it when you fnd something you forgot you had and that it was already coloured! Lovely Fun Card Mandy! Thank you for joining Quirky Craft's Challenge this week, New challenge starts Sunday, but right now it's time to vote for your favourite card and get all your blogging buddies to vote for you!! So hop over to Quirky Craft's! and vote!!


mforquer said...

so adorable - thanks for joining us at Meljen's Design this week!

Eiglas said...

Love your card but I'm now sick of Christmas cards! LOL!
Thank you so much for sharing with us over at Top Tip Tuesday!

Sprytebyrd said...

Such a fun card!
Thanks so much for playing along at Meljen's Designs this week!
Hugs!! Dee Sprytebyrd's Spot

Kreatives von Andrea said...

Great card and a fantastic paper.

Thank you for your participation at Creative stamp Friends.

A nice greeting Andrea from germany

Jenni said...

Thanks so much for joining in with the Creative Inspirations challenge with such a bright and cheery card!
Jenni x

Sue said...

Hi ya
a fabulous card, great colouring, lovely papers & design,thank you for joining us at The Creative Cottage this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

Tanya said...

Great card!

Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions this week!

coldwaters2 said...

Fabulous card Mandy love the image and colours thank you for joining us at Stamp Fairy this week.
Lorraine x

Carissa said...

Super cute, cheery and fun. Thanks for joining us at the StampFairy challenge this week. Hope to see you again soon.
Carissa xx

SuzanneK said...

Cute chrissy card. Thanks for sharing with us at LIIU, Suzanne x

Donna said...

This is such a wonderful card...thank you so much for joining in the fun at The Creative Cottage this week :) Donna x

Giò said...

WOW Mandy, another super cute card!! I love the image!!!
Thanks again for joining us at Inky Impression challenge.
Hugs, Giò

Caroljenks said...

What a fab bright Christmas card - Love it!

I'd love to see one of your pencil drawings on a card - I was the same doing my O'Level in school, great with pencils and shading but add colour and aarrrhhhhh!

Thanks for joining us for our 'Anything Goes' challenge this week over at Top Tip Tuesday :)

Carol x

Sonja said...

It´s a great card.

Thanks for joining us at Stamp with fun.
Hugs Sonja

Lorraine Mcneil said...

Wow Mandy, 2 cards. Your doing well. This one is also lovely. Very colourful and your getting a good start on this years Chrissy Cards already. Maybe you can give me some tips on how to find challenges. You've done a great job of ferreting these out. I'm in awe.
Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions this week. Hope to see you next time.
Lorraine x

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card, so cute.
Thanks for joining us at Paper Play for our "cutie patootie" challenge
hugs Mandy xx

joey said...

So cute Mandy this is such a sweet image, thanks forjoining us at inky impressions

Alicia said...

So cute! Thanks for sharing your talent at Paper Play this week and good luck!
Alicia xx

Sammi said...

So sweet!! Another great card!!
Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions twice again this week! :D

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

Darling!! Loves me some Elzybells!! Thanks so much for playing with us at ABC Toys & Crafts!

Shirl said...

Awww so cute, what bright and zingy colours it makes the card pop. Thanks for sharing with us at Let's Ink It Up.
Hugs Shirley x x

Queen La Rubba said...

You were a winner on our challenge. Please hop over and see what you won and then contat me.