Thursday, September 20, 2012


I am really trying this year to get my Christmas cards done early.  Last year I was still making cards at the last minute.  Hopefully that won't be the case this year.  So here we go again with another Christmas card.  

I wanted to make a fun card.  Something I might be able to give to one of my nieces or my kids.  I recently won this image over at Inky Impressions.  I love their images.  I colored her with Whisper Strokes, Copics and Stampin' Up markers.  I added some Stickles by Ranger and some Liquid Applique on her hat, collar and boots for the fuzzy look.  I also used a white gel pen.  I popped her up with some 3D dimensionals. 

This design is a sketch from Christmas Challenges.  I usually don't do 5x5 cards but this needed the size.  I used patterned paper from Bearly Mine and Papercraft Inspirations.  The sentiment also comes from Papercraft Inspirations.  The remaining papers are Bazzill, Core 'dinations and some generic.  The wreath is a new one I have from Disney.  It has a die cut and then an embossing folder for the design.  The other embossing pattern is from Darice.  I used it on the die cut from Stampin' Up.  I used some Tim Holtz Distress Ink to pop up the design.  The ribbon I used comes from C&G.  The pearls are from Queen & Co. and the flowers from Martha Stewart.  Finally the little teddy bear hanging from the wreath is a charm from Inky Impressions.  

These are the challenges that I am entering:

Craft Your Passion #128 - Bingo (bling, ribbon, distress)
Creative Inspirations #181 - Christmas in September
Simon Says - Embossing
Inky Impressions - For a child
Avadares #3 - Make it sparkle
Bunny Zoe's #28 - Distressing
Christmas Crafting #14 - Traditional Christmas colors
Natalie and Amy - Anything goes

I hope you have enjoyed your visit.  Have a fabulous day!


Teresa Arsenault said...

This is fabulous, Robin. Great design and beautiful coloring.

Thanks for sharing it at Avadares Challenge Blog.

Blessing hugs,

Kerry said...

Stunning card. Love the image & colours. Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions.

Nana said...

Well you sure captured the fun factor as well as the cute.

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Janneke said...

What a great card ;o)
Thank you so much for joining us at CCWS this week!

Jolanda said...

Robin, you made a great card with the sketch from CCWS, I love you image and you colouring, great work.
Thanks for joining the challenge at CCWS!

Melissa Bove said...

Adorable card! Love that image and your great coloring of her!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


Kim Kelley said...

What a fun bright and cheery! I am so jealous...I have 2 cards for Christmas! And have so many more to do! LOL HUGS

Vicky said...

A great card, I love how you have coloured our stamp. Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions this week, good luck!!

hugs Vicky xxx

Shelby said...

You've done a beautiful job coloring her. Love the red hair and the bold color palette throughout your design is fantastic.


alethea said...

Gorgeous Christmas card! Thanks for joining us at CYP for our BINGO challenge! HUgsxx

Rebecca/Sydney's Sentiments said...

Gorgeous!! We will have to start scheduling time to work on our Christmas cards together.

Renata said...

Great card, great colors!! Thanks for joining us at Christmas Challenges {with sketches}.

Eva Gro said...

Beautiful christmascard in great colors!!

Thanx for joining us at Card and Scrap Good luck in the draw, and hope to see you back next time!
Eva Gro
DT member Card and Scrap

Unknown said...

You lucky girl. I love this image. Good luck on your entry at the CYP.

nanetteyf said...

this is so pretty, i love it good luck this week in the inky impressions challenge draw!

dt member

Margreet said...

Gorgeous your colouring and your details....thanks for entering the Inky Impressions challenge!
xxx Margreet

Susie Little said...

So beautiful! Thank you so much for playing along at Natalie & Amy's xx

Angélique said...

Such a lovely card!
Thanks so much for joining us at CCWS!

Angélique - DT CCWS

Unknown said...

Oh Robin honey this is wonderful.. one of my fave images too... Thanks for playing at Inky impressions xxx

Unknown said...

What a great fun card :D Thank you for joining our first ever Natalie and Amy challenge and good luck.

Huge hugs

Amy xx

meg said...

Beautiful card great design and colours perfect for a child thank you for entering the challenge at Christmas Crafting

Debbie said...

Lovely card. Fabulous colouring. Thank you for joining us at Christmas Crafting.
Debbie x