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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Excuse me Santa

Good day everyone! Today is my anniversary and a beautiful one at that! Last year my sweet hubby forgot our anniversary and didn't realize it until we went out to dinner with one of our daughters! When she said "Happy Anniversary" the look on his face at the restaurant  was priceless! So this year I received  two cards and gifts, one at midnight and the other today! I asked if he was trying to make up for last year!! He just gave me that beautiful smile of his and said he didn't want to live through it again! LMBO! Yeppers, I gave him a really hard time!!

Yesterday,  I received a package for Sharon Keanly who lives in South Africa! What a pleasant surprise! She sent me one of her cards and she has it posted on  her blog today and trust me, the pictures don't show the real beauty, as it does, in my hands. In the package were 2 rubber and a clear stamp, by one of my most favorite artist, Elisabeth Bell!!! I am so ecstatic to receive them! Also, stamped images of Tilda, Edward and other ones, roses, flowers and I am sure I am leaving something out,  it was an awesome package to open!!! Thank you Sharon!  I am borrowing my friend Lisa's sayings; "My Friends Rock!!!"

Are you making any Christmas cards yet? I started with  today's card which is featuring  Santa Claus by artist Elizabeth O Dulemba who offers her digi's for free and has granted me permission to use and post it today! Elizabeth does illustrations for children books written by other authors and for those she has composed herself!  The books are bright and cheerful and surrounds life events. You can see both the free digi's and her children books on her web page.  I edited Santa Claus in Photo Shop Elements today and added the sentiment. Easy Peasy and if you would like to know how to do this please email me and put Photo Shop in the subject line. 

Challenges:
Oh LaLa Creations: Stripes
Die Cut Dreams: Children Christmas
Bah Humbug: Christmas Card, Favorite medium
Fussy and Fancy: Christmas Colors
Stamp Something: Spots and Stripes
Colour Create: Red, White and Gold
Fab N Funky: Anything goes
Gingersnap Creations: anything goes
Your Next Stamp: anything goes
Simon Says Challenge: Halloween, thanksgiving, Christmas
Creative Inspirations: lace and sparkle...Martha Stewart lace punch
ABC Christmas: Santa



Isn't this just the cutest card? LOL I dearly love it!

Supplies:
  • Cryogen: Paper used for stamping and coloring.  
  • Copic Colors
    • Red: R39, R37, R35,R32
    • Black: C5, C3, C1
    • Green: G05, G03, G00
    • Blue on Teddy: B18. B16. B14, B12
    • Blue on Package:  B04, B02, B00
    • Gold on package: Y28, Y26, Y11
    • Doodlebug crushed velvet: lily white flock on his beard, cap, cuffs of pants and jacket. 
  • Martha Stewart Punch
  • DP; SEI last years paper
  • Bow: Offry Ribbon made with Bow Easy
  • Packages: K&C
TIP of the day:  Copic's Colorless Blender:  if you use the colorless blender to fix a problem, tip to tip, or palette blending,  make sure you wipe any color on the blender tip off onto a piece of scratch paper or paper towel. By  not cleaning your tip it will permeate the entire marker and you will no longer be a clear blending marker and instead will have a light color marker. Be extremely careful not to put the wrong cap onto the colorless blender.  Once another color permeates your marker it will be very hard to take it back to it's prior state of being colorless.

    23 comments:

    Cor* said...

    first of all thanks for the tip. I often forget to clean my colorless blender tip! Secondly, what a fab card. Great papers and love your present in the corner and bulbs hanging on the center accent. Great big red bow is amazing. sweet image, great coloring and happy anniversary!! Thank you for playing with Christmas colors this fortnight at Fussy & Fancy. Good luck.

    Tracey Feeger said...

    Oh my what a gorgeous card. Love the image and your colouring is sensational. Great work with the challenge. Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something.
    mwah
    Trace

    Wendi said...

    Oh wow absolutely beautiful your clouring is amazing I shall have to practice more and those colours on the stripes are gorgeous
    Thank you so much for joining us at ooh la la this week
    Wendi

    nicolet said...

    You have made a wonderfull christmascard!!
    Your colouring is fabulous!
    Greetings Nicolet

    Kristel said...

    Wowww that looks really stunning!! Wonderfull!
    Hugs Kristel

    ♥Rach♥ said...

    Very cute card, love the sentiment and thanks for joining us at CMC!

    Crystal said...

    Wow this is sooo beautiful, and what a super sweet image!!! WOW your coloring is gorgeous, love the big bow and pressies!!!

    Elizabeth (Beth) Moore said...

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    Tammy said...

    Oh Colleen!!! This is absolutely darling. I really love the sentiment that you have added. Fits perfectly with this precious image. Great coloring as always girl!!!

    NGCARDS said...

    This is a wonderful card hun but Im afraid the challenge at Creative Inspirations finished xxx

    hayward69 said...

    This is a great image used. Lovely colouring. Thanks for joining in with us on ABC Christmas.

    jayne xx

    Karen said...

    Lovely, and what a great bow too, thanks for joining us at DCD Christmas Club.
    xx

    email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

    hahaha I love the sentiment! Pretty bright colors and AWESOME job on those presents at the bottom of the card!!

    Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!

    Sarah :)

    chrissy xx said...

    Yes! I LOve it too. Thank you for joining us at Die cut Dreams Christmas Club.
    Chrissyxx

    Lori said...

    Awwww so cute, It reminds me of Cindy Lou Who from the Grinch..lol, Thanks for joining us at the Die Cut Dreams Christmas Challenge, we hope to see you back again Saturday for our new challenge!

    Samantha said...

    Fabby card! lovely choice of image too! thanks for joining in with us on the ABC Christmas Challenge, Samantha :0)

    Ginny said...

    sorry to say but anything goes was last weeks challenge :0( at FnF but thanks for showing us this gorgeous card

    Liz's creative corner said...

    Thanks for joining us at colour create with this lovely card, great use of the colours for the challenge, love the image, bow and parcel, hugs Liz xx

    Helen said...

    Fab card - I love the image!
    Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

    Annie said...

    a fabulous festive Santa! thanks for joining in the fun with us on the ABC Christmas blog.
    hugs, annie x

    Pryn said...

    AWESOME card!!! The flock adds the perfect touch!!!

    scrappyjan said...

    Colleen BEAUTIFUL!!!
    Great job with the colours given for Colour Create. Thanks for joining.
    hugs, Janiel

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