Friday, December 21, 2012

Elisabeth Bell December Digi Release Blog Hop

Good morning!  Happy Friday!  Hope you've had a good week and your all set for the last weekend before Christmas!  I'm here this morning for the Elisabeth Bell December Digi Release Blog Hop.  I am thrilled to be participating with the Digi Bells again this month as one of the GDT!  If you arrived here from Sebrina's blog, you are on track.  If not, you will want to start at The Digi Bells blog and hop from there.

The wonderful digi being released this month is "Christmas Bells".  Isn't she absolutely gorgeous?

Here is my card:

My card base and mats are GKD Lipstick Red and the patterned papers are from the Melissa Frances Deck The Halls and the Echo Park Very Merry Christmas 6x6 pads.  I printed the gorgeous image on Make it Colour Blending Card and colored her in traditional holiday colors with my Copics.  I added fine Ice Glitter to all the trim on her cape, dress and boots and on her muff.  I added red and green Stickles to the holly and berries for even more sparkle.  I added a double-loop satin bow with a few pretty gems.  A Cheery Lynn Tropical Flourish and a few Wild Orchid Crafts flowers finished my card.

Here is a close-up of the image:

Here are the hop details:

To win this adorable digi, you will have to go through the whole hop and leave comments on each blog in order to better your chances to win!  Winners will be picked from comments left on two randomly-selected DT blogs. The hop will end at 9:00 AM (Arizona time) on December 28, 2012.  The winners will be picked and posted on The Digi Bells blog on Saturday, December 29, 2012.

Here is the complete blog line-up for the hop:

Mary Lou
Carla (you are here)

Thanks for stopping by!  Now I will send you on to Lynda's blog to see her stunning creation!  Enjoy the rest of the hop!

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Elphine House #33 (holiday tic tac toe; I used middle row - ribbon, flowers and gems)
Fab 'n Funky #152 (ribbon and/or lace)
Simon Says Stamp (anything Christmas)

Here is SSW-185:

Have a wonderful day!


  1. Oh my Karla, what wonderful coloring of this new image. Still making Christmas cards and just have to go ahead and get She is adorable and your card is totally awesome. Merry Christmas and thanks so much for sharing your wonderful talent. "Hugs"

  2. Gorgeous card with beautiful colouring of that adorable image!
    xxx Margreet

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  4. Beautiful take on the sketch, Carla! And congrats on the GDT! You colored this image so beautifully! Love the colors & papers you chose for her--and the pretty flowers, too! And thank you for sharing this gem with us at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge. Hope to see you again next week. Have a very Merry Christmas! :^)
    Hugs, Penny
    P.S. I deleted the original comment because I forgot I was doing it for the SSC! LOL! Yup, I'm a ding-dong for sure!

  5. amazing card!!!! love the image and gorgeous papers
    thanks for playing with us at stamptacular sunday this week

  6. Gorgeous image love the layout and papers everything about your creation hugs xx

  7. Wonderful sketch and you have enhanced it so well with those beautiful papers. Love your image and your beautiful coloring make a perfect card. It is so beautiful.

  8. What a beautiful card! Your coloring is absolutely amazing! This is fabulous! Please come play along with us at Technique Tuesday for our Faux Tile Challenge this month--we'd love to see your creation! Happy holidays!!! :)

  9. Oh my goodness Carla, she is beautiful and your coloring is done to perfection. I really love your card. Beautifully gone!!! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas.
    Nancy SSW-DT

  10. Oh Carla your card is so beautiful, I love this image from Elisabeth Bell and your design papers and embellishments are just so perfect and such lovely colours and colouring. Great card and thanks so much for sharing your card with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck and here's wishing you a Very Merry Christmas and a great New Year.
    Kathie SSW-DT

  11. This is a really pretty card Carla. The image is lovely and so is your coloring. Perfect Christmas colors and just a joy to look at. :-) Hugs!

  12. What a gorgeous card and love the sketch you have used - and the coloring is beautiful.

  13. Beautiful card Carla, I love the image

  14. What a great card Carla ;o)
    Your coloring is great!

  15. You did such a great job on this. Love how you used the dies in green to pull it all together
    loyaz1 at wbhsi dot net

  16. She's gorgeous! I love your coloring and the reds and greens are so festive! Great die and love those flowers and the papers are to die for! She's just adorable!



  17. So lovely... it looks just like a Christmas Ann Marie

  18. Hiya Carla. What a super pretty card. I really like the colours too. I hope Christmas is a good one for you and send best wishes for 2013. Hugs. xx

  19. Oh she is gorgeous Carla, and so is your coloring!! Love your flower embellies too. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.


  20. Wow, you've done a beautiful job coloring. I love the glitter.

  21. This is stunning! You colored her perfectly, and I love all of the embellishments. :) Thank you for playing along with our "Merry Christmas" challenge this week over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge blog! xox

  22. Such a pretty card, you've coloured her beautifully, Just gorgeous, Wishing you and your family a very Happy Christmas
    Hugs Julie P

  23. And thank you for joining us at Elphine House ;o)

  24. Gorgeous card! Merry Christmas!!

  25. You've made a beauty with this adorable image, Carla. I love it!
    Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  26. Wow, wow, wow! A really stunning card Carla - one of your best. The image is adorable and beautifully colored and the papers you chose are just perfect with it. Very gorgeous! So glad you could join us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.
    Sharon, SSW-DT

  27. WOW Carla, this is a great card. THis is the colours of CHristmas.
    Big Hugs Astrid

  28. This is really gorgeous Carla!! Love your coloring and beautiful design!! Such a sweet image and great inspiration with her for the blog hop! Thanks for playing along with us at the Elphine House Challenges! Hope that you will join us again in the new challenge that started today! Smiles and Hugs - *Vicki* ~ DT member

  29. Great take on the sketch!

    It's a beautiful card. I love the image and how you colored it. I also love the paper layering and design.

  30. This is gorgeous. I love the pretty image and your colouring is so beautiful.

    Thank you for taking part in the Fab n Funky Challenge

  31. Thanks for joining in Elphine House's latest challenge Carla! Your card deserves every one of the above compliments. Have a great day!


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