Friday, December 11, 2015

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - FFFC #154 'Happy Holidays'

Hello.  Happy Friday!

We're kicking off a new challenge at the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge.  The lovely Theresa is our hostess for this challenge and the theme is 'Happy Holidays.'  We're being sponsored by My Besties and Sweet Lilac Flowers.  To get complete details on the challenge, the prize being offered and how you can join in the fun, visit the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge blog.  Check out also the fabulous cards that my DT teammates have created to inspire you to play along with us.

Here's the card that I came up with.  I've used a Saturated Canary image.

As you can see, I've made this into a Christmas card although the original of this image I'm using is non-Christmas.
Here's a closer look of the featured image.

She is called Rose Red, designed by Krista Smith of Saturated Canary.   

Like I said before, this is not a Christmas stamp.  Part of the image was masked.  The original image includes a tree that has a bird nest on one of it's branches and a baby bird and eggs sitting in the nest, so it's more like a spring stamp.

She's also comes in rubberstamp form and is available from Magnolia-licious HERE

Challenges for this card:
Card Mania Challenge CMC #75 - Christmas
Come and Get It Challenges - Merry Christmas
Crafting By Design - Here Come the Holidays
Crafty Girls Creations Challenge #10 - Anything Goes
Dies R Us Challenge #38 - Christmas (used dies from Spellbinders, Sizzix, Magnolia and Memory Box--listed below)
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge December - Anything Goes Christmas
Little Miss Muffet Challenge #126 - Anything Goes
Natalie and Amy's Challenge #39 - Christmas
Passion for Promarkers Week 326 - Mega Christmas Challenge 2015 - Let's Celebrate
Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge Week 49/50 - Traditional Christmas

That's all for now.  Thanks for stopping by.  Your visit is always very much appreciated.  Have a wonderful day and enjoy the coming weekend!

Materials and Tools Used:
Sentiments:  Computer generated
Designer Papers:  K+Company TC Christmas; Bo Bunny's 
Dies:  Spellbinders Classic Ovals, Labels Thirty-One and Heartfelt Creations Posy Patch; Sizzix Tim Holtz Holiday Greens; Magnolia Doohickey Ponsettia; Memory Box 98316 Cherry Blossom (flower centres) and 98936 Curled Ribbons  
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pad Walnut Stain; ribbons and pearls from my stash

Colouring medium:  Alcohol ink markers from Letraset - Promarkers and Pantone Trias, Shin-Han Touch markers; coloured pencils to help with the shading
- face and skin:  blush, coral, soft peach, vanilla--for the cheeks:  oatmeal, pastel pink
- hair:  burnt sienna, Touch BR100, caramel, sandstone, black coloured pencil
- white shading:  warm grey 5-T, cool grey 4-T, cool grey 1-T
- red shades:  poppy, berry red, sunset, salmon pink
- green shades: forest green, 370-T, meadow green
- dotted background:  grey green, 5507-T, tea green, 5527-T


Lily Gonzalez said...

she is lovely!


Vicki robertson said...

Norma, this card is gorgeous! Your image and coloring are beautiful. Thanks for joining the Dies R Us December Christmas Challenge!

Darlene said...

Just beautiful Norma! What a wonderful use of die cuts! And of course your coloring/design are amazing! Great job! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘CHRISTMAS’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)

Christine Dol said...

Your card is beautiful Norma! You have an eye for colour, perfection and beauty!!!!!

Nadine FIQUET said...

une merveille ta carte, j'adore, bises Nadine

Danielle Champagne said...

Hello Norma, your card is absolutely elegant, I love love love your flowers. Wonderful creation. xox

Sheryl said...

Great colour palette, stunning image and fab embellishments. Thanks for joining the fun at Natalie and Amy's this month, hugs Sheryl DT member xx said...

Such a beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Dies R Us for our Christmas challenge!

Janice W. said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing it with us at LMMS!

Bev said...

This is absolutely stunning and firs in perfectly with Traditional Christmas at Polkadoodles

Jasmina said...

What a fabulous and elegant card! I love the colors, embellishments and design. Thanks so much for sharing your beautifully colored card with us at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge.

Anita Byrne said...

Stunning creation thanks for joining the traditional Christmas fun over at Polkadoodles and good luck.
Anita (DT)

Judy McKay said...

WOW! Beautifully designed card. Lots of lovely layers and colours. Thank you for joining us at Come and Get It this month. Hope to see you back here again in 2016. Happy holidays. Judy DT

Ileana A. said...

Gorgeous creation! I love image and design!Colours and colouring are wonderful!
Thanks for playing at Card Mania Challenge. Ileanaxx

Ola (Ikemo) said...

It's so beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Card Mania Challenge

Julie said...

Stunning card, Norma - beautiful colouring and fab embellishing! Thanks for joining in our Mega Challenge at A Passion For Promarkers, good luck! Juliexx

The Crafty Den said...

Stunning card Norma. I love the beautiful image and your attention to detail is perfect. Thanks for joining in with our Mega Christmas challenge over at PFP. Don't forget to come back on 5th Jan 2016 for our new challenge and to find out if you are one of our lucky winners. Hugs, Denise x

Donna said...

Fab,festive card Norma and such stunning colouring! Thanks for joining in our Mega Challenge at Passion For Promarkers and good luck for when the prizes are drawn! Wishing you and your family a Happy New Year! Donna ♥ x

Shelly said...

Gorgeous card, thanks for joining us for our Mega Christmas Challenge at Passion for Promarkers! Shelly x

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