Saturday, November 10, 2012

Wishing You A Very Merry Christmas

Hello everyone!

I have another Christmas card to share as promised...many more to come too! :)

Went with traditional Christmas colors and a simple layout for this one...

The image I used is from "Whimsy Stamps" (Wee Stamps)...isn't she a beauty! This is the first time I've inked her up and definitely won't be the last! She was a blast to color and I couldn't wait to sparkle up her!

A close up of the humungo bow I've! I've use 2 different ribbons with my EZ Bow maker...the beige is wired. I usually don't like working with wired ribbon but I had lots of fun playing with this one to form the shape! :)

The inside...I didn't want to cover up the image with a sentiment on the outside, so I've added it on the inside....


SIZE: 6 x 6
LAYOUT: Sweet Sketch Wednesday -"Sketch #179"
IMAGE and SENTIMENT: Whimsy Stamps (Wee Stamps) "Silver Fairy" and sentiment is from StudioG
COLORING MEDIUM and INK: Copic Markers and Stamped with Memtento Tuxedo Black ink
PAPERS: All cardstock matting and DP is from DCWV
EMBELLISHMENTS:  All embellishments including snowflake, ribbon and brads are from stash. Gold filigree corners from "WOC"
TOOLS: EZ Bow Maker and Sewing machine
OTHER: Stardust and 3d Dimensional Foam



Sweet Sketch Wednesday - "Sketch #179"
Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Challenge - "Traditional Christmas Coloring"
Stampin' For The Weekend - "All Stitched Up"
Forever Friends - "Anything Goes"
Paper Crafting Journey - "Anything Goes"
ABC Christmas Challenge - "V for Vibrant Colors"
Crafts and Me - "Reds"
Flutterby Wednesdays - "Anything Goes With Fairy"
The Paper Shelter - "Fairies or Elves"
Card and Scrap - "Make a Christmas Card"
Really Reasonable Ribbon - "Winter Holiday and Ribbon"

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Happy Crafting all!!


Sally Dube said...

Gorgeous card Tracey!! Love, love, love your stiching and the ribbon treatment is beautiful!! Gorgeous inside and out!! So happy you joined us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!!
Blessings to you - Sally SSW-DT

Denice said...

What a gorgeous the sweet fairy and your wonderful coloring. What an eye for detailing! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Flutter By Wedensday!

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is stunning Tracy. I love the pretty image and your colouring is so beautiful. The papers and and ribbon are gorgeous and coordinate perfectly

Hugs Sue

Jenny said...

Stunning! Such a beautiful creation. Jenny x

Heide said...

Oh My goodness...she is just gorgeous! That bow is making me drool, LOL. She is one of my favorite fairies and you coloring is super. Happy to have you with us at SSW.
Hugs, Heide SSW-DT

Caroline said...

This is stunning the image is one of my favorites and you have coloured her beautifully. The layout is beautiful as are the colours you have used. Caroline xxx

Jytte said...

Gosh... this is stunning!! Love it!!

Thank you for joining us at Card and Scrap :)

kanda said...

Fabulous card. Such a gorgous image and beautifully coloured. Thanks for joining in with the PCJ challenge xx

heidy said...

So beautiful it!!
XXX Heidy

mulberry station said...

Hi Tracey, your card is absolutely stunning and a work of art. Your coloring is done to perfection. We have missed your gorgeous work and are so happy to have you joined us.
Hugs, Nancy SSW-DT

Debbie D (Padster) said...

Absolutely beautiful card with awesome colouring - thanks for sharing with us at Whimsy Stamps
Debbie xx

Faye said...

Lovely rich colours on this super card Tracey. X

Donna Mosley said...

A gorgeous card Tracey, love the beautifully coloured image and the papers and details are so scrummy.

Donna x

Kathie said...

Hi Tracey welcome back to Sweet Sketch Wednesday. Wow what a yummy elegant card you created with this lovely image. Your colours look totally amazing so elegant. I just adore her hair I love those greens. Your design papers are perfect and that wonderful bow is the most perfect finishing touch to one very classy card. I never liked ribbons with wire in either, but I've made a few bows now with the wire and they look awesome because they stand up and out perfect for that 3D effect, it brings your cards to life and look good when you take photo's. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck.
Kathie SSW-DT

Fleur said...

Gorgeous as always
HUGZ Fleur xXx

Linda Anderson said...

Oh my, this is beyond words stunning! What a beautiful image, colored so beautifully. Love it! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.


Patty Sue 2 said...

Both cards are delightful! I also love this image and your coloring is fantastic. Could you come and make so bows for me? LOL! Thank you for joing us at The Paper Shelter. Good luck and I hope we see more of your lovely work in the future!

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Tracey:-) the image is beautiful and the colours and details are perfect :-)I LOVE the ribbon !! FAB !!

thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Athina said...

What a beautiful card! Your coloring is awesome!

Dorthe said...

Beautiful christmascard - i love that bow!
Thanks for joining the Card and Scrap challenge.

coops said...

so stunning tracey.i love the gorgeous image and your colours and colouring are fantastic ;D

xx coops xx

Danni said...

This is so gorgeous!! Just so pretty!! Thank you for playing along with my Flutter By Wednesday Challenge!

Pia S said...

This fairy image is lovely and I'm so impressed with your fabulous coloring! You've made this a perfect Christmas image, with the lovely DPs and the gorgeous ribbon bow!

julieprice3 said...

What a sweet image, very pretty card. thanks so much for joining in the Paper Shelter Elves and Fairies Challenge
Hugs Julie P

Helen Plant said...

What can I say Tracy, this is absolutely beautiful. Love it all. Helen DT-SSW

Grenouille Greetings said...

I could just say "ditto" the comment I left on your last post, Tracey. More beautiful colouring, super stitching and lovely layers and your bow is magnificent. Hugs, Lesley

Annette said...

This is gorgeous. I love the bright colours and gorgeous image that you've used. Fabulous card and that bow is just gorgeous, esp the double layers.
Netty's Cards
Proud to design for ABC Christmas Challenge,
Lili’s Little Fairies
and Top Tip Tuesday.

Joann Burton said...

Just beautiful ...I have always loved this image and you're card is wonderful. joann sassy raggedy

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Stunning card!!! Thanks for participating in our Chocolate,Coffee and Cards challenge!!

Rebekah said...

Hi Tracey! Wow this is fab she is such a great image and I love your traditional xmas colours here just lovely hugs Rebekah xx

Kelly said...

So beautiful! Love her glittery wings. Hugs, Kelly xxx

Blankina said...

Hi Tracey, wow this christmas card is so pretty!! Lovely image and coloured to perfection, great bows and glitter.


Good luck and hope to see you again.

Hugs FF DT Blankina