Friday, December 12, 2014

Have A Very Very Merry Christmas

Hello.  Happy Friday.  Christmas is less than 2 weeks away...yikes, it's coming up fast!
Here's a Christmas card that I've just finished...

I love the shape of the Go Kreate die that I used for this card--it's one of my favorites.
And I've actually made this into an easel card.

I'm featuring this adorable image designed by Sylvia Zet of Wee Stamps...

and she is called 'Berry.'

I've coloured the image with Letraset Promarkers, Flexmarkers and Pantone Trias--colours used are listed below.
Hellebores Flower tutorial you can find HERE, although my flowers on this card are of a smaller version.
Pinecone tutorial you can find HERE.

Challenges for this card:
Passion for Promarkers Week 277 - Mega Christmas Challenge Bingo (diecut-free-glitter, punches-glitter-bloom)
Christmas Cards All Year 'Round December Challenge - Anything But A Square/Rectangle
Emerald Faeries Challenge #62 - Christmas Red and Green
Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 162 - Red and Green (dies used: B148 Holly Flourish, B146 Pine Branches and B119 Tropical Leaves)
Come and Get It Challenges - Merry Christmas
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Christmas Challenge
Creative Moments Challenge #57 - Anything Goes/Winter
Inspiration Destination Challenge #11 - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers Challenge #60 - Anything Goes
Creative Romance Last Challenge Ever - Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet Challenge #100 - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by.  Your visit is always very much appreciated.  Enjoy today and have a wonderful weekend!

Materials and Tools Used
Sentiments:  Computer generated
Designer Papers:  American Crafts Jolly paper pad
Dies:  Go Kreate XXL Frames Frilly #5; Lifestyle Crafts/Quick Cutz Nesting Circles; Cheery Lynn B148 Holly Flourish, B146 Pine Branches and B119 Tropical Leaves; Magnolia Doohickey Poinsettia; Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Circles (for the pinecones) 
Punches:  EK Success small Leaf; Carla Crafts small Cosmos; Fiskars Celestial 3-in-1 corner punch; Michaels mini sun 
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pad Walnut Stain, Jewels Glitter Ritz micro-fine glitter gold; pearls from my stash

Colouring medium:  Alcohol ink markers from Letraset - Promarkers, Flexmarkers and Pantone Trias; coloured pencils to help with the shading
- face and skin:  blush, coral, soft peach, vanilla, oatmeal, pastel pink
- hair and boots:  umber, cinnamon, tan
- red shades:  burgundy, crimson, antique pink, cocktail pink
- green shades:  pine, forest green, 370-T, leaf green
- kitten:  caramel, sandstone, satin
- white shading:  warm gray 5-T, cool gray 4-T, cool gray 1-T
- dotted background:  grey green, 5507-T, tea green, 5527-T


Bunny said...

Absolutely adorable card. Everything is so nice about this. Thank you for joining us at Come And Get It challenge. Bunny DT

Unknown said...

This is so pretty. Saw it on FB and came to see how it was made. Merry Christmas!

Jacee said...

WOW Norma, this is a beautiful creation, love the shape, the design, the colours, the whole card is perfect!!
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Céline said...

oh wow totally fab design

gail said...

Another gorgeous card, I love these wee stamps. Gail

Sue said...

This is truly stunning Norma. The sweet image is coloured perfectly, I love the shape and all your detailing looks so beautiful.
Thank you for taking part in the Passion for Promarkers Mega Christmas Challenge.
Sue xx

Carol Held said...

This card is AMAZING! You are a very talented! Every single thing about it SCREAMS BEAUTIFUL! Wow...TFS

Unknown said...

Oh my, this card is totally adorable and gorgeous! The layout, colors and designs are superb! So lovely. This will surely make a lovely Christmas wishes this holiday season. Cheers on holidays!


Mojca said...

Waw Norma this looks absolutely fabulous! Hugs! Mojca

Donna said...

Stunning card and such beautiful detail, your colouring is amazing! Thank you for entering our Mega Christmas Challenge at Passion for Promarkers and I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas :) Donna ♥ x

papinou87 said...

super ta carte bravo bravo A+ BZ

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Anonymous said...

Adorable card. I love this. Thank you for joining us at cheery Lynn challenges. Good luck

shulsart said...

Norma, your card is stunning both in design and coloring. Fabulous Christmas card. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge.

Unknown said...

This card is so beautiful! And the colouring is stunning - as always :) Thank you very much for the list of colours - it is very helpful!

Anonymous said...

Your colouring is just divine,Norma.Super card topped off beautifully by your handmade flowers.Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments.Hope to see you again next week.
Lisa x (GDT)

Tindaloo said...

Awesome card and great details n coloring! :) Thanks for playing along this time at Creative Fingers! Hope to see you next time too! ♥ Tindaloo

Denise Goeldner said...

Stunning christmas card, beautifully done. Thanks so much for joining us over at Emerald Faeries Challenge Blog, good luck and hope to see you again.
~ Denise DT ~
Emerald Faeries

mgoll88 said...

Thats a really wonderfull creation


Loopylou. said...

eeeeeeeeeeeeeep! omgosh I love this! the shape is just wonderful too.
thank you so much for playing along with us over on the passion for promarkers challenge blog
hugs Lou xx

K Clark said...

Thanks for joining us at CCAYR - hope to see you again for January... super easy one ATG (well as long as it is a Christmas card) Again great card!! Thanks Kimberly DT

The Crafty Den said...

Beautiful shaped card Norma. Thanks for joining in with our Mega Christmas challenge at PFP. Good luck and Happy New Year! Hugs, Denise x

Lorraine said...

Absolutely gorgeous, love it.
Thanks for joining our Bingo challenge at Passion for Promarkers
Lorraine x

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