Happy Boxing Day! I did my little bit of boxing-day shopping and got my TV at a good deal...woo-hooo...
I'm showing you my last Christmas card for the year and was mailed out rather later than I planned...LOL--as I did with ALL of my Christmas cards. I had better planned better for next year! But then I say that every year...haa haa.
I have used a Go-Kreate die for the shape of this card, which I had to order all the way from the UK as I couldn't find a retailer in North America. Ouch on my pocket book--I think I had to pay a custom fee to boot. Oh well...I love the shapes of their dies though.
This is my all time favorite angel (so far...LOL) that I have coloured with my markers. The adorable image is Sitting Angel Tilda from Magnolia's last year's Christmas collection, A Merry Little Christmas Collection 2010.
I get my Magnolia stamps from Diana's on-line store Magnolia-licious. Diana has a fabulous selection of Magnolia stamps, doohickey cutting dies, magazines. Check out the Memory Box, Maryanne Designs and Cheery Lynn dies too!
I love using this colour combo on my Christmas cards. The red is brownish red and the green is olive green.
I made this into an easel card, which is my fave type of cards and I kept it rather clean as I was in a rush to finish it, so not too much in terms of embellishments.
Challenges I am entering with this card:
Passion for Promarkers - Week 129 - Celebrations
Paper Sundaes Challenge #100 - Celebrate
Simon Says Stamps - Let's Play Bingo (ribbon/twine--ratafia, punches/die cuts, multifold)
Flutter by Wednesday - Open Challenge
Deep Ocean Challenges Challenge #15 – Warm Wishes
Everybody-Art-Challenge Challenge 173 – Anything Goes
Stampin' For the Weekend Challenge #23 - Anything Goes
PaperPlay Challenges Week 50 – Christmas
Charisma Cardz Challenges Week #50 - Anything Goes
Crafts and Me Challenge #66 - Anything Goes
Well, I think that's it for me today. Now have to start making birthdays cards. I have several of those to make and yikes... a couple of them are belated birthday cards.
Thanks so much for dropping by. Hope you had a lovely Christmas day yesterday. Enjoy your week!
Materials and Tools used:
Sentiment stamps: Hampton Art Merry Christmas Circle; JustRite Peace on Earth Set
DP's: from Recollections Believe Paper Pad
Dies: Go Kreate Square Frames Frilly #3; Spellbinders Classic Circles and Ovals, Labels Sixteen and Eighteen, Holly Motifs; Tim Holtz Sizzlits Festive Greenery (for the holly leaves)
Miscellaneous: Pearls, jingle bells, ratafia from my stash; Martha Stewart crystal fine glitter
Medium: Letraset Promarkers and Letraset Pantone Tria Markers
--face & skin: blush, coral, soft peach, vanilla, oatmeal, pastel pink, satin
--dress: burnt umber, 484-T, 486-T
--pockets & tights: olive green, 5767-T, 617-T
--wings: 5507-T, 5527-T
--warm grey 4, cool greys 2 & 1