Sunday, February 19, 2012

A Christmas Card in February

Happy Sunday Everyone!
After spending the morning cleaning my house ... the afternoon at a Stampin' Up party with friends ... I thought this evening I would check out a few challenges over on Feline Playful and ended up making a CHRISTMAS card.  I don't usually do any Christmas cards until sometime in the fall but I was inspired by the fact that SHELLY'S IMAGES is sponsoring the challenge over on Christmas Inspirations so I thought I'd play along.
 I decided to use Shelly's 'JINGLE BELLS'  as my Christmas digi image.  She has several wonderful holiday digis to choose from in her store.  For the coloring, I have actually used THREE different coloring mediums on this image.  Prismacolor Markers, SU watercolor pencils/ blender pens and Sugarloaf Whispers Strokes  markers.  I've also added Silver Stickles on the bells for added sparkle.
Here is a close-up. 
It probably would have looked better if I had 'waited' for the Stickles to dry ...BUT, I'm a bit impatient with that sort of thing so you'll have to use your imagination!  LOL

This bottom panel is actually a rubber stamp by Impression Obsession and I've colored it with SU watercolor pencils/blender pens.  Once colored, I used Quickie Glue and Deco Art Glamour Dust on the roof and snowy areas for that COLD SNOWY SPARKLE. 
The Christmas ribbon is from Michaels and the sentiment is Paper Inspiration.

Other Challenges this card fits are:
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Create a scene on your Christmas Card
Digi Designs Challenge - It All About Snow
Hiding In My Craftroom - Glitter, Glitter
Winter Wonderland - A Christmas Card

Thanks for stopping by.  Hope you've had as wonderful a weekend as I have!
Hubby & I finally got to go out for our Valentine's Day dinner last evening (he was sick on V-day) and it was WONDERFUL!  Very relaxed, nice music in the background and a FABULOUS dinner!  Well worth the wait!!  Wishing you all a wonderful week ahead!



Wow!!!! What a wonderful Christmas Card. Thanks for joining us at Christmas Inspirations challenges. We hope you will play with us along the year.

Hazel said...

Gorgeous Christmas card - glad to see you starting to make your C cards early in the year - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 60 - hope to see you back again soon. x

Desire Fourie said...

This is just beautiful Darlene. Love the snow scene at the bottom.

downrightcrafty said...

such a gorgeous creation, thank you so much for joining us this week at the Winter Wonderland with your lovely work
Hugs Kate xx
ps I have candy if you are interested :)

craftyeyes said...

beautiful card love the colours xx

Curlybear said...

Oh my gosh what a wonderful creation and such a fabulous Christmas Card, the image is adorable,
it just perfect for our challenge this week

thank you so much for Joining us at Winter Wonderland this week, I do hope you will try to join us again next week,

Have a lovely day,
Hugs Bridget :0) x
Winter Wonderland DT

Deb Neerman said...

WoW, this is stunning! Such a beautiful holiday card!

Pathy said...

Wonderful card. I love it

Thanks for joining us at Christmas Inspirations.


Magali said...

Adorable card.
Thanks for joining us at Christmas Inspirations.

Lena said...

Hello Darlene,
What a beautiful card you made!I loved bright papers colors and stamp you used.
Thanks for joining us at Christmas Inspirations challenges. I hope to see you again.

Ruth said...

What a beautiful card!