Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Warmest Wishes For A Happy Holiday Season


Hey there!
Boy is it a soggy one out there...it's been raining for the past week. And it has been crazy windy too. We actually had a mini tornado in Springfield the other day that caused some damage to a couple houses and tore out a tree! I know crazy...tornadoes are un-heard of here in Oregon!

I have actually started working on Christmas cards! I know Halloween is just about here...but I got a couple of those out the way already. I always start to feel stressed around this time of year, specially when I made a decision about 4 years ago that I would never buy a store bought card again!! So I've got lots to do!!

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Here is my first Christmas card of the year!


One of my light bulbs are burnt out that I use for my light box...so I wasn't able to capture all the sparkle as much as I would have liked. But I did add some sparkle to her wings, ornaments and there is even sparkle on the mounting cardstock, snowflake and stamen.


The image is of course one of Krista's darling digi's from Saturated Canary! She is called "Christmas Angel" and can be found HERE!


More angels and close ups....


I've added one of my digi sentiments on the inside...I thought it fit perfectly with the image!

 
CARD INGREDIENTS:

SIZE: 6 x 6
LAYOUT: The Sketchy Challenges -"Sketch #34"
IMAGE and SENTIMENT: Saturated Canary "Christmas Angel" and sentiment isfrom my "Swirly Christmas Phrases" set
COLORING MEDIUM and INK: Copic Markers, white opaque pen (highlights)
PAPERS: All cardstock matting and DP is from DCWV
EMBELLISHMENTS: All flowers, moonstone brads and flat back pearls are from "WOC", All other embellishments including snowflake ornament, lace and crushed velvet ribbon from stash
TOOLS: Cuttlebug Machine, Spellbinder's large scalloped circles and circles dies, Recollections border punch, and Sewing machine
OTHER: Stardust Stickles and 3d Dimensional Foam
 
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CARD WILL BE ENTERED INTO THE FOLLOWING CHALLENGES:

The Sketchy Challenges - "Sketch #34"
Through The Craftroom Door - "Always Anything Goes"
Fashionista Challenge - "Anything Goes"
Make it Monday - "Anything Goes"
Ooh La La Creations - "Christmas Sentiment"
Stamp and Create - "Winter Wonderland"
Pile it On - "Holiday"
The Squirrel and The Fox - "Use a Ribbon"
One Stop Craft - "Anything Goes"
Fussy and Fancy - "Anything Goes"
Cards Galore - "Anything Goes"
Just Keep on Creating - "Anything Goes"
Oozak - "Die Cuts"
The Cupboard Trilogy - "Things With Wings"

Thanks so much for stopping by 
and Happy Crafting!!

37 comments:

Caroline said...

Hi Tracey love the card you have coloured the image beautifully and the layout is simply stunning. Caroline xxx

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is stunning Tracey. I love the sweet image, your colouring is amazing and the papers and details are all so beautiful.

hugs Sue

Jen said...

so gorgeous hun ..

jen xx

Cathy Lee said...

Awesome card, Tracey! Your SC image is adorable and lovely coloring. The papers and punched trim and pearls and ribbon...OMGoodness there is just so many pretty things to look at. Lovely!
Hugz,
Cathy Lee

Alyce said...

wow so pretty tracy! you make such gorgeous cards...love the design and all of the wonderful details :)

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Gorgeous Christmas card, Tracey!! Love the large snowflake and all the other fabulous detail behind the image!! Your coloring is fabulous too!!

Anita said...

This is so gorgeous. Beautiful coloring and colors. This is one of my favorite Saturated Canary images!

Marisa said...

Fabulously coloured image and use of the sketch! So many wonderful details and love how you finished the inside :)

Lesley said...

Gorgeous card! So much to look at! Thanks for taking part in The Cupboard Trilogy Challenge xx

Lesley (DT)

Sandi's Samples said...

Your card is so detailed and is gorgeous!
Thanks so much for playing with us this week at TTCRD.
Huggs
Sandi

CheerDown said...

Beautiful card with so much detail Thank you for sharing with us at Ooh La La Creations Alli x

Penny said...

Tracey, this card is fantabulous! Absolutely love everything--the image, your fantastic coloring, the papers, the design, the stitching, the trims, the sparkle, and all the wonderful embellies! Thank you so much for sharing this gem with us at TTCRD. Hope you see you again next week! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Vicky said...

Oh sweetie this is soooooooo incredibly beautiful I so love Krista's images & wow have you done an amazing job with this. Love it all sweets!!!

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Doreen said...

Oh this is gorgeous,love the beautifully coloured image.xxx

coops said...

so gorgeous tracey.your design is stunning and i love the image and colours ;D

xx coops xx

Faye said...

What lovely colours. And your colouring is so luscious and vibrant. I wan tit! X

Donna Ellis said...

What a darling little angel girl! So beautifully colored and shaded. The inside of your card looks gorgeous! All the elements you've added in the layering are so stunning! Thanks for the inspiration!

Lisa S. said...

Tracey, this is one fantastic Christmas card!!! You've put so many handmade touches into it & I loved clicking on the pictures for a close up view. The colors are so festive and its guaranteed to bring holiday cheer to the recipient. Thanks for joining us at Make It Monday this week.

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Grenouille Greetings said...

WOW! What a beauty! Wonderful layers, gorgeous colouring and perfect papers and embellishments! Hugs, Lesley

Eulanda said...

OMG my eyes are drunk!! They soaked up too much goodness here. LOL!! This is absolutely stunning and so are your Halloween cards. GORGEOUS! WOW!! Hugs!

Stamping Shanni said...

Gorgeous Card Tracey and I hope the weather clears up. Your colouring is amazing! Love this image and love the embellishments and your layout. Saw it on MIM.
Stamping Shanni

May said...

Stunning card, My Word so much Beauty! a wonderful feast of colours... your colouring is Fantastic.. Gorgeous design & detail, perfect embellishments.. Simply Brilliant! Thank you for joining us at Fussy & Fancy this week, May x x

downrightcrafty said...

beautiful bright and cheerful and love it
Hugs Kate xx

Kathie said...

Hi Tracey, wow I was able to catch up with your wonderful card here at MIM's I just had a chance to have a quick look. I just adore your card and I just love Saturated Canary images there's just something about them. Your embellishments are just awesome and they're the most perfect finishing touches to a beautiful card. I'm sitting at #146 this week and take care and have a wonderful weekend.
Hugs
Kathie
xox

Suzie's Card Den said...

This is a stunning card for our challenge, such a sweet image and great layout.
Thank you for joining us at Fashionista Challenge Blog, good luck and hope to see you again soon.
Hugs
Suzie xx

Joann Burton said...

Oh Tracey, this is beautiful. I love all the layers and the ornaments. Wonderful...
joann sassy raggedy

Alessandra said...

wowzer, it's a stunner! But I'm not used to anything else from you LOL! Wonderful paper choice and the colouring is divine!!
Hugs, Alessandra

mixamatoasties said...

Stunning card Tracey. Your colouring is amazing.

Thanks for joining us at OSCC this week.

Susan x

Teresa said...

Wow! What a stunning card, so pretty, beautiful colouring and great choice of colours, it's got to be a winner! Hugs Teresa xx

Donna Mosley said...

A wonderful card Tracey, love the beautiful image and scrummy papers & details.

Donna x

xxbella71xx said...

This is lovely, Thank you for taking part in our challenge over at The Cupboard Trilogy Challenge Blog.
Stella xx

CTC DT

Katie K said...

Tracey,
This i absolutely stunning. Your coloring is fantastic, love all the vibrant colors so festive. Thanks so much for joining us at Fashionista Challenge, best of luck.
Hugs,
Katie

Karina said...

What a gorgeous card, Tracey! Beautiful colouring and so rich of wonderful little details. Also love how you decorated the inside.
Hugs, Karina

Patricia Garcia said...

Adorable....Love the holiday colors!

Hugs,
Patricia

Lisa S. said...

Hi Tracey, I love this card so much I chose it as My Pick of the Week at Make It Monday. TFS! Hugs

MagsB said...

Just gorgeous! I love your papers and your beautiful colouring - and the velvet ribbon is so pretty! Thanks for joining in at The Squirrel and the Fox

love Mags B x

suzARTe said...

This card is just AMAZING, love it.
Thanks so much for sharing your lovely project at Anything goes, Just keep on creating.
Sorry it has taken so long to leave a comment. Just to let you know that the challenges are up and running again so hope you will continue to play along.
Also letting you know that I am having a giveaway on my personal blog as well hoping you will enter :)