Saturday, September 05, 2015

Season's Greetings

Hello.'s September already!  Calendar-wise it's still summer, but the past few days have been a bit chilly here.  Hoping it will warm up again to extend the growing season for my vegetable plants.  I want my beets to grow bigger!

I need to work on my Christmas cards!  I took an inventory count and the number is sadly very very small.  December will be here before you know it...tends to creep up on you...ha ha.

And's a Christmas card that I just finished.

This Christmas fairy being featured is from a digital stamp from Sugar Nellie.

This delightful image is called 'On the Wings of Love' available from Funky Kits on-line store, HERE.
I've used my Letraset alcohol-ink markers to do the colouring--Promarkers and Pantone Trias--along with a few coloured pencils.  I've also added some micro-fine glitter to the the wings.

Challenges for this card:
The Sugar Bowl Challenge #128 - Anything Goes
Sketchy Colors - #255 Sketch
ABC Christmas Challenge - R is for things beginning with the letter R (red, round diecuts, robin red breast birds)
Inspiration Destination Challenge #49 - Anything Goes
Digi Galore September Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafting for all Seasons Challenge #109 - Tic Tac Toe (die cuts, digi image, sentiment)
Creative Moments Challenge #76 - Anything Goes/Use A Sentiment
Creative Card Crew Challenge #95 - Christmas
Holly Jolly Christmas Challege - Use A Die
Allsorts Challenge Week 327 - Lots of Layers

That's all for now.  Thanks for stopping by.  I very much appreciated your visit.  Have a wonderful  weekend!

Materials and Tools Used:
Sentiments:  Computer generated
Designer Papers:  Simple Stories Holiday paper pad; My Mind's Eye Be Merry paper pad; Basic Grey Wassail Winterberry
Dies:  Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Circles; Spellbinders Classic Ovals and Floral Flourishes; CC Design Olive Branch; Poppystamps 977 Berry Sprig 
Punches:  EK Success Small Leaf (for the flower petals); Carla Crafts Small Cosmos (flower centres); Fiskars Celestial 3-in-1 corner punch (flower centres)
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pads Walnut Stain, Bundeled Sage and Forest Moss; pearls from my stash; Jewel Ritz micro-fine glitter Cool Highlights

Colouring medium:  Alcohol ink markers from Letraset - Promarkers and Pantone TriasShin-Han Touch marker; coloured pencils to help with the shading
- face and skin:  blush, coral, soft peach, vanilla--for the cheeks:  oatmeal, pastel pink
- hair/yellow shades:  raw sienna, mustard, pastel yellow, buttercup, 
- light brown shades: burnt sienna, Touch BR100, caramel, sandstone
- red shades:  crimson, berry red, antique pink, baby pink
- green shades:  pesto, 5767-T
- wings:  denim, cool aqua, pastel green, 263-T, 264-T 
- birds:  warm grey 5-T, march hare, grey squirrel, apricot, peach
- white shading:  warm grey 5-T, cool grey 4-T, cool grey 1-T
- dotted background:  grey green, 5507-T, tea green, 5527-T  


Fiona said...

gorgeous card as always Norma. Did you know there's a DT Call on the sugar Nellie page?


Kari said...

This is an adorable card,love the image and the papers,great take on the sketch!
Thank you for joining Sketchy Colors and good luck!
Smiles, Kari :)

Zvonka said...

Wauuu. Fabulous card with lovely colors,stamp and design. I love it. Hugs, Zvonka.

Claudia's kaartjes said...


Great card.


Desire Fourie said...

Norma this is just so gorgeous and I adore the vintage red green and brown colour combo.
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Jacee said...

Fabulous design Norma, lovely!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Marie Bingaman said...

WOW! I love everything about this card! :)

Helene Ericsson said...

Wonderful details and such amazing colouring! Thank you for entering our challenge at the Sugar Bowl, I hope to see you again.

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

Oh this is just lovely Norma. Wonderful creation. Thanks for joining us at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge this week. Good luck.

Lynn, Holly Jolly DT

Michelle said...

This is so lovely. Great coloring and colours.
Thanks for playing with us at Inspiration Destination.
Good luck.
xxx Michelle (DT)

Carla's Cards said...

A lovely card! Thanks for sharing with Crafting for All Seasons.

Jan said...

This is great! Thanks for joining us at CCC xx Jan DT

cotnob said...

This is fabulous, thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely stunning I love everything about your card it's so pretty! Thanks for joining in with our challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge,
hugs Samantha :0)

Helen said...

Beautiful card - love the colours!
Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x

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