Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Merry and Bright Christmas

Good morning!  Happy Tuesday!  Well, despite working on them all day yesterday, I am still not done with my Christmas cards.  Most are ready to go, but as always, I found I was a couple cards short when I double-checked my final list.  So I'm having to make up a couple of quick cards before I head to the post office today.

Here is one that I have completed:

My card base and mats are SU Handsome Hunter and the patterned papers are from the Bo Bunny Rejoice 6x6 pad.  Being short on time, I used one of the gorgeous new Whimsy Prints I won a couple of weeks ago!  I picked Chloe's Little Light from the Elisabeth Bell Christmas Joy Whimsy Prints Collection.  The darling images in this set are all hand-colored by Whimsy Stamps Senior Designer, Simonne Clay, then digitally reproduced so they are all ready to add to your cards!  I couldn't come close to Simonne's wonderful coloring if I tried!  I added some Liquid Pearls and Stickles here and there as accents. The sentiment is from Create With TLC.  It was part of the recent Winter Club.  A simple bow finished my card.

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Friday Sketch Challenge #32 (Angela's sketch)
Whimsy Stamps Challenge #54 (anything goes but must be festive)
The Squirrel and The Fox #33 (Christmas)

Here is FSC #32:

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope to be around to your blogs later as soon as I get home.

Have a great day!


  1. That image is so wonderful. Great coloring, paper choices, and layering.

    Great take on the sketch too!

  2. aaah pretty card
    thanks for playing with the friday sketch challenge

  3. Such a beautiful card Carla!!!
    XXX Heidy

  4. awesome, love the image and your coloring!

  5. Hi Carla, it's so nice to visit your blog again. Long time, but I think I can slowly join the cardmaking world again. I've missed it.

    Your card is precious with the most adorable image. Congrats on getting to the end of the Christmas card making.

    Now, you know you would like to see a big snow, right? LOL

  6. Carla, wonderful card. I love those pre-colored images. I have some from Chrissy Armstrong that helped me out tremendously. You did a beautiful job with your layout and beautiful papers.

  7. Morning sweetie, this is just gorgeous :0))) Huggles Pops x x x

  8. This is stunning! I love how you colored her hair!

  9. Carla this is just gorgeous. Your colouring is professional and the ribbon/bow finishes it off beautifully.
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  10. Such a beautiful image and so beautifully designed! Love her auburn hair, you've got to share your colours :D
    Merry Christmas Carla, and best wishes for the coming new year! Can't wait to see what you create!:D S

  11. Well, for a quick card, Carla, it certainly is a beauty! Love the papers you chose for that image & great take on the sketch! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  12. This is fabulous, Carla. I love your darling image and beautiful design with it. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!
    Cathy Lee

  13. Really sweet! I love the effect you got with your coloring on the lantern. :-)

  14. Carla, Turned out just beautiful. Love all the layers of beautiful papers. Your image is adorable. I wanted to stop by and wish you and your family a Merry Christmas.
    Hugs, Patricia

  15. Oh how gorgeous is that image! Your papers are beautiful, too! Thanks for joining in at The Squirrel and the Fox!

    love Mags B x

  16. Cute as a button
    Thanks for playing along with Whimsy Stamps challenge and a Happy 2013 to you
    Anne x

  17. Carla this is so beautiful! I love your coloring on the darling little girl and what a lovely sentiment. Thank you for playing along with us at Whimsy Stamps challenge.
    Sorry I haven't been by lately. I sure enjoy seeing your lovely creations.
    Happy New Year!!!


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