Monday, December 3, 2012

Star of Bethlehem

Hi there!  It's me again finally!  Sorry that my posts have been very sporadic, but I am not having much luck squeezing in crafting time with everything else going on in my world right now.   However, I did manage to finish I card I had in the works, so I'm popping by to post it here.  I created another Christmas card for my stash and did it in non-traditional colors, which was the theme of quite a few challenges recently.

Here is my card:


My card base and mats are SU Not Quite Navy and the patterned papers are from the Bo Bunny Snowfall 6x6 pad.  My pretty Christmas image is from Elisabeth Bell.  It is Belles 'n Whistles Star of Bethlehem.   I stamped it with Memento Tuxedo Black onto Make it Colour Blending Card and colored it in very non-traditional Christmas colors with my Copics.  I added Gold and Mystic Green Stickles here and there for some added sparkle.  I also added White Opal Liquid Pearls to the holly berries and the pom poms on the little one's slippers.  The sentiment is from Create With TLC.  It is from the recent Winter Club that Paulette shared.  A triple-loop Not Quite Navy taffeta bow and a star punched from gold/bronze glitter paper finished my card.

Here is a close-up of the image:


Thanks for stopping by!  I hope to find a block of time tomorrow to visit your blogs!  Sorry for not visiting you more regularly lately.

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Elphine House #32 (Christmas with a twist-non-traditional colors)
Sentimental Sundays #131 (non-traditional Christmas colors)
Color Me Creative Classroom Challenge #57 (non-traditional Christmas colors)
Incy Wincy (non-taditional Christmas colors)
Tammy's Scrapin' Corner #39 (anything Christmas)
Crafts and Me #112 (ribbon or trim)
Polka Doodles #48 (sketch)

Here is the PD sketch:


See you soon!
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37 comments:

  1. So lovely! The blue and brown colors are perfect together and your coloring with the touch of sparkle really makes this card shine. :-)

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  2. One of my favorite images Carla and you've colored her so beautifully. Great choice of non-traditional colors. Love the holly and the berries. The DP is perfect for your design and take on that wonderful sketch. Thanks so much for joining us at Elphine House and we sure hope to see you back for our next challenge. "Hugs"

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  3. Carla, this is a beautiful image, so sweet and precious, beautifu colors and designs. Just so pretty. Hugs

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  4. Carla this is such a pretty card!!
    XXX Heidy

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  5. Oh what a gorgeous, beautiful card, love the sweet image.
    luv
    Debby

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  6. GORGEOUS Carla! Your colouring is beautiful...love the non-traditional colour choice. Glad you are getting a little crafting time in...hope things settle down for you soon.
    Big hugs xx

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  7. Simply beautiful, so vintage... just lovely, Carla! xxx Ann Marie

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  8. this is beyond gorgeous! You really know how to WOW us!

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  9. So glad you had time to share this gorgeous card Carla! I love the image and it is so beautifully coloured. Your colour choice is awesome and I totally have to try out this sketch sometime soon. :)S

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  10. So beautiful. Your coloring of their gowns is amazing.

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  11. Wow, isn't she lovely. Gorgeous coloring, Carla. Your EB image is just darling and love the brown and blue color combo.
    Happy Holiday Hugz,
    Cathy Lee

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  12. Oh my Carla - this is so beautiful. Wonderful image and beautifully colored. Oh my gosh - your creation must be out of this world in person - oh my gosh. I need a new adjective -- you have done a gorgeous job with this sketch. Love it!!
    Happy Holidays!!
    sandy

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  13. Beautifully crafted. Great design and attention to detail. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Tammys Scrapin Corner. Good luck. Hugs Desíre {Tammys Scrapin Corner DT Member} {Doing Life - my personal blog}

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  14. Such a sweet image and beautifully colored. I love the deeper, non-traditional colors you used for your card.

    Great take on that sketch too!

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  15. beautiful, Carla, great colouring!

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  16. Carla, beautiful colors and coloring. Just love EB image, she is just darling. The sentiment is beautiful. Things sure do get crazy and it is hard to get everything done. Love the sketch.
    Hugs, Patricia

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  17. What a beautiful card and image beautifully coloured and love the papers thanks for joining us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner
    carol DT x

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  18. beautiful sweet card. you design gorgeous cards x

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  19. Gorgeous, Carla, just gorgeous--love the colors! Love the sweet image & fab coloring, the design, the papers, and that wonderful bow! :^) And just don't worry about us, right now, with all that you have on your plate. Hope that your mom is doing better! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

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  20. This is so stunning sweetie I lurve the colours. Your colouring is fantastic sweetie it really is.
    There isnt enough hours is there sweetie.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

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  21. Carla your coloring just blows me away gf!!!! To think that one day you said you had NO cute stamps and couldn't color them... and look at you now!!! This is one of my favorites this season!!! I just love the image and love love love the color combo! Your coloring just brings it to life!!! You ROCK!!! Hope you enjoy a wonderful Christmas season!!!
    hugs,
    Grace

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  22. Absolutely GORGEOUS!!! You are definitely an inspiration my friend!! Love the color combo and the liquid pearls down her sash! Your coloring just blows me away!!! Thanks for taking the time to leave me a sweet comment on my blog this morning - your visits always make me smile xx

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  23. darling image and you colored it so beautifully, Carla! such a beautiful card. love it!

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  24. Wow!! This is so beautifully done. It is a gorgeous card, darling image and beautifully colored. Great colors. I love this card.

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  25. Carla, love these non-traditional colors on your beautiful card. Know how crazy life can be - so hope you are taking care of yourself.

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  26. Beautiful image, Carla. And your colouring is STUNNING! So glad you played with us at Polka Doodles. Please comeback next week and show us more! xxx Asha - Polka Doodles DT

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  27. WOW!! Really gorgeous coloring on your image!! Such a stunning design too!! I love it!! Thanks for playing along with us at the Elphine House Challenges! Hope that you will join us again in the next challenge and good luck! Smiles and Hugs - *Vicki* ~ DT member

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  28. Beautiful Card! Love the details! Thanks for being part of the polkadoodle Sketch Challenge!!!! polkadoodle DT Member

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  29. A fantastic card with wonderfully colouring. Thank you for joining us at Incy Wincy.
    Nikki F x

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  30. This is beautiful!! Love the image and your colouring! Fantastic take on our sketch at Polka doodles!! Thanks for joining us! HUgsxx

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  31. This is stunning. Love your colouring and the image is just beautiful.
    Thanks for your take at Tammyscrapincorner this week.
    Hugs,
    Archana

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  32. Here I am again for appreciate your talent and glad for your take at Sentimental Sundays Challenge this week.
    Hugs,
    Archana

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  33. Your colouring is just fab...i love the image and design...thanks for joining in at Polkadoodles Challenge this week

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  34. Ooo! Ooo! Ooo, Carla . . . your beautifully colored Star of Bethlehem image looks wonderful on this gorgeous blue and brown-toned card. So glad to see your entry at the Crafts and Me Stamps digi team's "Ribbon or Trim" challenge. Hugz, ~ Rose

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  35. Really beautiful image and coloring!! Thanks so much for playing with us this week at Polka Doodles!!

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  36. Gorgeous job. Thanks for your support of Sentimental Sundays and hope to see even more of your gorgeous work in 2013.

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  37. Ok first off love the card!!! everything about it!
    I need to ask you few questions...can you email me privately??
    jmp research @ gmail. com

    Thanks
    Jackie

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Thanks so much for visiting and leaving me a comment! I really appreciate it! Carla