Friday, 4 November 2011

A Christmas Card

Hiya folks!

Thought it was about time I made a Christmas card. Don't know why I wanted to, maybe it was something to do with the image. I drew Christina a couple of weeks back and wanted to make something with it then, but hadn't got round to it yet. Lord knows I haven't been in the mood for anything to do with Christmas just yet, still not really what with all that has been going on in this house recently, but it's a case of forcing oneself to get on with it!!

Anyways, I coloured Christina in with my usual watercolour pencils, scanned her in and printed her off the right size a few times for my layering. I also used my Poinsettia Corner for this card, up in the top left, coloured in white to match the one in her hair.

I layered the image onto gold mirri, then onto a frameabilities die shape which I had threaded some gold metallic ribbon through. My dp is from Bearly Mine Designs, and I smudged some green ink round the edges of that before sticking it all to some dark green card. Last thing I added was a few little red pearls in the top right corner, and some stickles, which are hardly visible in these photos.

Righty then. Need to get off here and get on with decorating the kids rooms. We couldn't be bothered to wait for the builders to take the panels down that protected the inside of the house whilst they rebuilt the external wall. Effing blokes have been FOREVER getting round to finishing what they started. Still waiting for them to retile the roof, and fit some new windows. At the rate they aren't going it will be spring before they get here. That's if the roof tiles don't come down in all the snow during the winter.

So we started to remodel and decorate the girls' room a couple of weeks back after doing out our kitchen. Still putting the finishing touches to it, but then it's the turn of our son who is very slow at tidying it all away for us to work in there. Might end up with us doing it for him!! LOL

OK, I'm off now then. Catch ya later peeps!!
Teri xx

Some Challenges -

4 Crafty Chicks - Die Cuts (frame shape)
Chrimbo Crackers - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes (+ bling)
(I chose Pearls, Ribbon and for the free space I used digis)
Sweet Stampin' - Anything Goes


Abi said...

it's a fabulous Christmas card Teri, worth waiting for I'd say! Beautifully embellished. Thanks so much for playing along with Sweet Stampin x

Fiona said...

sounds like you have a busy time ahead!! Love this card, great colours and layout!!

Thanks for joining us this week at Sweet Stampin.


Natali said...

O my.. This Winter Queen just alive and gourgeous.. Fantastic 3D idea. Coloring is amazing!!
Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin` “Anything Goes” Challenge and we hope to see you again soon.

Tip Top said...

Wow! Love all the layers and the detail! Thank you for joining in at Crimbo Crackers – hope you can join me again for the next challenge! Crimbo Crackers

Wedgie said...

Pretty card. Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow teri beautiful image and coloring.
Your card is stunning.

greetings karin

Ruthie said...

Its a beautiful card hun. Love this image!

The house is such a pain though isnt it?

Amy showed me a technique on our weekend to do the edges of cards ... you use those brushes that were in the goody bags! The big stencil ones! Just dab them in the ink pad and swirl them around on the edge of the card - looks fabby!


Sarah said...

Hi Teri, what a fab card! Love the colours you have used and that image, well WOW! Thanks for joining in with us this week at Sweet Stampin. Sarah

helloholley said...

this is stunning!!! ;)thanks for joining us at SSCB! Blessings!!


Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

This is stunning hun, just love the way you have put this together!
Have a great weekend (enjoy ya decorating lol)
hugs shell xx

Lori said...

Very pretty card, Teri! I love the die you used behind your image - gorgeous! Thanks for playing at 4 Crafty Chicks this week :)

DonnaMundinger said...

Oh Teri, this is gorgeous! Seems weird not to have an HDH card due, eh? xxD

Lorraine A said...

gorgeous card Terri :-) the image is beautiful and your colouring is amazing , fabulous design ! :-)

thanks for joining us on the Papertake Weekly Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Tamie said...

Love the die cut you used on your card. the wow factor really comes from the girl you colored and cut out! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Vicky said...

WOW....this is just amazing in every way hunni love the colours & the image is just awesome.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx