Thursday, December 8, 2011

Another Christmas Card

Hi there!  Hope your week has been going well!  Despite still being down for the count with this cold, I managed to eek out one more Christmas card for my stash.  A few more and I should be done!  Then it will just be getting them in the mail!   I used a few challenges I like to inspire me since my mojo is on holiday already - lol!  My card is for the December Sketch For You To Try (SFYTT) on Jen Del Muro's blog (more about that later).  It is also for this week's challenge on Joan's Gardens' blog (anything goes - show your Christmas cards), Digital Tuesday Challenge #140 (use lights or candles) and the new Aud Sentiments Challenge #43 (any winter holiday sentiment - 2 entries if you use the one generously provided by Paulette at Create With TLC).  Phew!

Here is the December SFYTT:

Here is my card for the challenges:

I started with a card base of GKD Cranberry Tart and layered with patterned paper from the My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Christmas 6x6 pad.  I cut a doily from Cryogen White (gasp) using the Cheery Lynn French Pastry Doily die.  I cut a flourish from SU Brushed Gold with the Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish die.  I got both of these from Joan's Gardens' store.  I merged two wonderful Mo Manning images - Ragged Angel and and the lamp post from the Ragged Carollers set.  Both images can be found in Mo's store here.  I printed the merged image on Cryogen White and colored with Copic markers.  I added some Polar White Flower Soft for the snow.  The sentiment is from Paulette at Create With TLC.  It is available as part of the Shiny & Bright set in her store here or right now it is being offered as a freebie to use in the Aud Sentiments challenge.  I finished off my card with a big double-loop bow of May Arts silk ribbon.

So I said that I would have more to say about the SFYTT.  Sorry to be so long-winded.  You can quit now if you are not interested in this part.  Jen changed the format this year to one sketch a month with a big prize drawing for a lucky person who participated in all 12 challenges.  We are supposed to link our previous 11 cards here.  I'm going to to do it even though I know I unfortunately won't be eligible for the prize.  I did do all the challenges but somehow, when my computer crashed this summer, it appears that I never went back and re-blogged my August challenge card.  Oh well.  It was still fun to do them all and I will definitely try to get it right next year.

Thanks for stopping by and I'll be back tomorrow with my DT card for the Copic/Promarker Challenge on The Outlawz site and more.

SFYTT links:


  1. Just beautiful. Love that paper and the flourish was just the perfect thing to use. Your ribbon is just awesome, Carla.

  2. Carla, this is gorgeous! I love that sentiment but can't find it on the site. I'll keep looking, lol!

  3. Carla this is so gorgeous! Love the merging of the two images and paper is beautiful with your over the top coloring! Hugz!

  4. Wow, Carla this is gorgeous, your detail you put into the coloring is amazing.

  5. This card is absolutely gorgeous. I love it all and would love to know how to merge digi images. That is an awesome idea, beautiful coloring and I love it.

  6. This is beyond gorgeous!! Love what you did with the image - and the ribbon is just amazing. The doily is the icing on the cake and love how you incorporated one of my new fave sentiments! xx

  7. Gorgeous! Hope you feel better soon. We are into our third week with upper respiratory infections! Second round of antibotics...hope yours goes away faster!

  8. Oh my word Carla what a GREAT image, I just LOVE that silk ribbon too :) Fabulous take on this sketch and such a wonderful Christmas card!

  9. Love your card and the image is perfect. Nice job. Edna

  10. Beautiful card. Love the image, Mo's are always so beautiful. Looks like you merged your images, great job. Your ribbon and the dolly are so pretty.

  11. Such a lovely card! I love the image. Love all the elements!

  12. In among very cutesy, in among modern, in among winter greetings there comes to us a traditional card of exceptional taste. Thanks for sharing!

  13. This is so pretty, Carla! Love the image and the way you interpretted the sketch! Happy Holidays!

  14. This is so pretty and elegant, Carla! Beautiful coloring and design!

  15. Love everything about this card Carla. It is gorgeous. Thank you for joining us again this week in the challenge at Joan's Gardens.

  16. This is just gorgeous Carla! I love the image and your flourish is just stunning!


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