Sunday, December 2, 2012

Beating the Christmas Rush?

       This card is one of those that just worked exactly the way I had it visualized in my head.  That doesn't happen all that often, I'm afraid.  Anyway, that means I'm inordinately pleased with it.  :-D


The digi is "Turtle Santa" from QKR Stampede, where their theme is 'It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas', and the sketch I used is from Seems a Little Sketchy.


     I chose to use the Play Date Cafe challenge of "Black and white with a splash of maroon."  He's colored with maroon gel pen, which is hard to 'shade', but since I had one pen about to run out of ink, I managed to get some light maroon on one side of the bag and hat.   DP is from DCWV's Le Creme stack, and both the dp and the maroon CS I used for matting were pieces left over from other projects.  The flower was the last one I had of that color and it's been hiding in my stash for who-knows-how-long.   I'm still on a campaign to use up leftovers and bits.  You know the ones -- too big to throw out but too small for most projects.  :-D

    The tulle is from SU and I folded it to get a double layer for a bit more color.   I made it into an easel card, something I haven't done for a while, but I have a granddaughter who just thinks they are the 'kewl'est thing ever, so...

     Challenges:
A&T Emerald Faeries -- Easel card
Catch the Bug -- Anything goes
City Crafter -- Christmas Easel card
Creative Stamp Friends -- Christmas
Cupcake Craft -- Black & white + one color
Eureka Stamps -- Holiday fun
Jackson's Digital Expressions -- Photo inspiration colors
LEJ Designs -- Favorite technique (easels)
Lexi's Creations -- Christmas
Ooh La La -- Spots and dots
Shopping Our Stash -- Odds and ends

     I hope your weekend has been going well.  We've had rain, and wind, and a bit more rain so it's a good crafting weekend.  I'm all caught up on my DT cards for next week but I have a couple more 'just for fun' projects I want to finish.   Maybe I'll be able to share them with you later in the week.  In the meantime, Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

42 comments:

Shannon White said...

Absolutely Adorable Miss Connie!! Love your Darling turtle image and Super job on the sketch too! 8-)

Big hugs
Shannon

P.S> Thanks so much for the Adorable Christmas card!! It was our first one of the year!! And I have it up on the mantle for all to see! Its soo Darling! 8-)

Donna Hanley said...

Isn't is always nice when what is in your head actually ends up on paper? That doesn't happen to me too often. This came out darling,Connie. I guess also having some pens running out of ink is another good thing, once in a while. Glad to hear you will have time for some "just for fun" projects this week. Looking forward to seeing them. Enjoy

May said...

Love this card Great image & sentiment..Love the colours... Great take on the sketch... Hugs May x x x

Papercrafting Princess said...

It's a beautiful card and I love the tulle. Thanks for joining us at Jackson's Digital Expressions. Happy Holidays!

Amanda R said...

How cute Connie and congrats again on using up those scraps! I am trying to buy less and use more but not always very successful!

Cheryl First said...

Oh, cool little turtle! Great, gorgeous coloring with the reds! Wow! I love your lacey ribbon and that fun sketch, Connie!
I hope you have the time in your schedule to craft through the rain! :0)
Thanks so much for joining us this week for the Catch the Bug Challenge! Hope to see you again!

((HUGS))
Cheryl First
aka Cafexpressions

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

ohhhhh such an amazing card! I just love that image with that sentiment. Really awesome.

Judy said...

This is totally adorable, and I can see why you'd pick this image..really adds a smile to my face.

xo
Judy

jimlynn said...

TOOOO PRECIOUS! Love the way you only colored the hat and bag! Perfect image for this sketch too. The sentiment is just so very true!
Lynn

Paper Crazy Lady said...

Such a cute card and makes a person smile just to look at it. Well done! Thanks for sharing on QKR Stampede.

Susan D said...

What an adorable card...love the image and sentiment. Thanks for playing along at Jackson's Digital Expressions!

Faye said...

What a cute turtle! This is such a fun Christmas creation. Nice to see you at Cupcake. X

Desire Fourie said...

Gorgeous. Love all the little finishing touches and the colours work well. Hugs Desíre {Doing Life - my personal blog}

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Absolutely adorable, thanks for sharing it with us at CCCB!

Rachel W K said...

cute image and perfect for the holiday :) Thanks for joining us in the Play Date Cafe!
-Rachel w k
rwkrafts.blogspot.com

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

This really made me smile, he is so sweet, love it
Lindsay xx

Linda Simpson said...

Oh Connie I just love this little guy. Another fabulous card and loving the lace.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Berni Cuttino said...

Fabulous card the image is simply fun and whimsy. Thanks for joining in on the fun at Jackson‘s Digital Expression. We look forward to seeing you again.
Hugs
Berni,DT
jacksonsdigitalexpression.

*Vicki* said...

LOL! He really makes me smile!! I don't see anything wrong with this at all!! LOVE the design and the colors work great with the image hun! HUGS :)

Deena said...

Thanks for joining in the odds and ends challenge at Shopping our Stash....this little turtle's hat and bag are a fabulous touch....loving this card!

Linda R said...

Your card has me smiling.. It is so cute. Thanks so much for playing along with us over at CCCB!

Vee Cassidy said...

What a cute card, thanks for joining us at LEJ Designs. Good luck. Vee xx

Ros Crawford said...

Oh this is jut fabulous!! What a gorgeous entry for our challenge ... Many thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Jen Leeflang said...

A Santa Turtle - how cute! Thanks for joining in our black red and white colour challenge at Jackson's Digital Expressions again this week.
luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
JDE DT

Joann Burton said...

So cute, I have some of those visions also but mine rarely work out....lol Great card. joann sassy raggedy

Dawn Lancaster said...

A little Christmas cracker NanaConnie! I love it!
Hugs
Dawn xx

julie_woolston said...

What a great image Connie a lovely creation.

Thank you for joining us at Lexis Creations.

Hugs Julie x

Confiseries Papier said...

Great card, thanks for joining us at Jackson's Digital Expressions.

Carla said...

Hah that turtle is too cute! Love it! Thanks so much for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

What a fun turtle and a great take on the color splash this week! So glad you could play along with us at PDCC!

Glenda Atkins said...

Fabulous card, great turtle image, love that only the bag and hat has colour and wonderful use of the tulle and the red flower..
hugs
Glenda

Susan Flynn said...

This is so unusual! Love that cute little image and your layout is really pretty! Thank You for joining us at Lexi's Creations for our Christmas Challenge hugs Susan x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great easel card, love the layout & embellishments you have used!

Thank you for sharing with us at Emerald Faeries, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

I felt instantly in love with the image when I saw this a the QKR store. You got me hooked on their images and your technique for this was fantastic....oh my...love it.

Sandy Trefger said...

Cute card, Connie! That image is so funny! Thanks for joining us for the Seems a Little Sketchy challenge!
~sandy
visit my blog @ sandy's crafty creations

Larissa Heskett said...

Such a BEAUTIFUL CARD!! =) Love your take on the challenge!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Hazel said...

Super fun - thanks for sharing it for the QKR stampede Christmas challenge 16 (Hazel, Guest Designer) x

rachel said...

fabulous card - really adorable image! Thanks for joining us at SALS this time and good luck xx

Anonymous said...

Connie very cute card! Just love the tulle and the image/colors! Thanks for playing with us on Seems a Little Sketchy!
Carolyn, DT

Jen Leeflang said...

This is so cute! Thanks so much for entering our Anything Goes Challenge at Bugaboo's Catch the Bug Challenge. Good luck in the draw and please come by and enter our next challenge too!
luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
BUGABOO DT

Sabrina Chaoskueken said...

oh this image is genious!

Thank you sooo much for joining us at Creative Stamp Friends :)

Hugs
Sabrina

Lisbeths kort og scrap said...

What a cutie! Love it! Thanks for sharing it with us at Ooh La La. Hugs from Lisbeth