Sunday, November 20, 2011

Christmas Garland

 
Hello Friends and Happy Sunday! The weekend is almost gone and I still have so much to do to prepare for Thanksgiving. My DH and I usually host Thanksgiving at our home but our children and grandchildren will not be making the trip to Colorado so we will miss them incredibly. But my brother-in-law will be here as usual and we really enjoy his company.

By the way, I will be drawing the “WINNER” for my Blog-iversary candy HERE the Friday after Thanksgiving so if you haven’t entered yet don’t miss out on the chance to win. There will be more candy to win throughout 2012 so come back and visit often.

“Christmas Garland”
I’ve got several of these sweet hAnglar & sTanglar stamps and this is the first Christmas card that I made with the Christmas Garland kit. They are so sweet and fun, fun, fun to color.
My DPs are from EP Merry Christmas collection and the cardstock is from my scrap stash. I went a little crazy with the red and gold Stickles but I thought it should be glittery. Red and gold are my favorite Christmas colors which is also the color combo of our family tree decorations.
The satin ribbon is from The Ribbon Spot and I added a botanical die cut from Marianne Designs. The flowers are from Prima, layered and embellished with gold pearls and red Stickles. The festive gold pine cones and holly berry stamens are from Hobby Lobby.
My image got a coat of Glossy Accents on the holly berries, her coat buttons, the gold garland ribbon and her shoes. I also added stardust Stickles to her wings.
I used some elements from the front of my card for the inside and the sentiment is a cardstock sticker from the EP Merry Christmas paper pack.
These are the Copics I used to color my image. The Copic color combo I used for gold is YR24, Y15, Y11 and Y00. They really work well together so I hope you give it a try. Check out this video on coloring gold created by the absolutely talented Suzanne J. Dean. I really admire her creativity and artwork. I love to read her blog too; she is so entertaining and funny with tons of inspiration.

I’m entering this card in the following Challenges:

Just Magnolia – Ribbon
ABC Challenge – D is for Dazzle
Inspire Me Fridays - Anything Goes
Make it Monday – Anything Goes
Frosted Designs - Die Cuts
Paper Creations Ink - Christmas Theme
Paper Sundaes - Beautiful Bows

Stop by tomorrow as I have some exciting news to share with you. ‘Til next time…

Happy Holiday Hugz,

33 comments:

Crystal said...

Your cards are so vibrant and pretty! I love the glittery edges on the first one, gorgeous!

Shannin said...

Another gorgeous card Cathy. I wish you lived closer so I could get you to teach me to color as well as you do. I love the tiny little pine cones and your flowers. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

Hugs
Shannin

Lisa M said...

Oh my word, this is brilliantly stunning!!! I could stare at it for hours. Hmmm, if I did that I could avoid laundry... ohhh so tempting!
Wonderfully done Cathy. What a warm and cozy vision on a cold and dreary day.
Thank you!
Hugs,
Lisa xx

Hanneke said...

Wow, what a gorgous card, I saw it on MIM. I love the colors and the way you colored the image. Red and Gold are such great colors for a Christmastree! Hugs, Hanneke

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

This is beautiful! Love how you colored your image, and love those flowers! Hugs! Leah Ann

Carla S. said...

This is gorgeous, Cathy! I love the image and how you colored it! Wonderful embellishments - love the pine cones!

Andrea Fogleman said...

Your image is amazingly colored. I just love it. You are amazing! Thanks so much for joining us for a challenge over at Frosted Designs.

Lydia said...

Beautiful!! I agree....your colouring is beautiful. Thanks for playing along with us at Frosted Designs.

{ Kristina } said...

What a beautiful Christmas Card. I'm so jealous that you can paint like that.

Sandy said...

Absolutely beautiful, love all the glitz and the sweet image, beautiful colouring a wonderful Christmas card, I saw it over at MIM - good luck in the challenge,
Sandy

You can view my card here

debby4000 said...

Absolutely Gorgeous.
luv
Debby

Loz said...

Hi Cathy. I popped over from MIM to have a closer look at this stunning card..Loz

Wendy said...

Absolutely gorgeous..popped over from Make It Monday.
Wendy xx

Debs M said...

lovely card, saw it on mim x

Riti said...

Cathy your creation is just super fantastic.Love the lil Angelyou have colored. The Glossy Accents add such an amazing touch to yr card! You are a very talented lady, keep up the great work. I love forward to seeing more of your creations.Thank you for joining us at Paper Creations Ink - Riti.

Samantha said...

Bright cheery card love it! saw it at MIM xx

frances joy said...

WOW!!! this card is GORGEOUS!!! i love everything in this card!!! soo happy colors :)

Vickie Kertz said...

I was totally amazed with the coloring! The image looks like she pops right off the page. Fantastic job. I saw it on Make it Monday.

Lin said...

Such a fabulous vibrant image and I love all the little embellishments.

Thanks for joining our Dazzle challenge at ABC.

Lin xx

sarah-Jane said...

Stunning card. Your colouring is just super! I saw your card over at Make it Monday. xx

Karen Hasheck said...

Cathy Lee-
This card is just beautiful! Love the image and the coloring is fantastic! Thanks for sharing it with us at Paper Creations Ink!

Wendy said...

Beautiful, saw it on Make it Monday’ and just had to get a closer view, love it

Paul said...

Stunning card. Such detail and great image and colouring. Saw your project on Make it Monday and had to come over and take a closer look.
TFS
Paul
Crafty Blogocks
DT Member for Catch The Bug

P.S. Visit my blog to see some candy – I have some Digital Scrapbooking softwear up for grabs, all you have to do is comment on my post.

Jayne said...

Saw this on make it monday, what a gorgeous card! x

Natka said...

oh,it's so lovely Christmas card!!!

Becky B. said...

Lovely card! Thanks for sharing your creativity and playing along with us this week at Frosted Designs! :)

Merlyn said...

Hi..SAw ur work at MIM..REally perfect card for Christmas,,I love it soooooooooo much.. Wonderful creation..

dzvinko-scrapper said...

What a wonderful card!
I like the way you color the pictures, so the images look as if they are alive.

Lisa M said...

Came back for yet another looksie...yep, it's still gorgeous!
Forgot to mention last time as well...oops...
Thank you so much for joining us at Make It Monday!
Good luck to you...
Lisa xx

cebelica said...

http://creativecathy.blogspot.comery beautiful card! The image is great and your coloring is amazing! Fab work! xx

Sheryl said...

Hi Cathy! This card is truly stunning! It takes my breath away!
I popped over from Make It Monday!

Paper Creations Ink said...

Thank You For Joining Paper Creations Ink; We Always Enjoy Seeing Your Creative Talents! Have A Wonderful Holiday Season!

kyanos said...

WOW!!!!! great card... lovely details and amazing coloring!!!!! Wonderful!!!!!thanks for playing with us a ABC Challenge
hugs

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