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:

  1. 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-)

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  2. 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

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

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

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  5. 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!

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  6. 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

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

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

    xo
    Judy

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  9. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  18. 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.

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  19. 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 :)

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  20. 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!

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

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

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

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  24. 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

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

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

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  27. What a great image Connie a lovely creation.

    Thank you for joining us at Lexis Creations.

    Hugs Julie x

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

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

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

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  31. 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

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  32. 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

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

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

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  34. 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.

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  35. 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

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

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

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

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

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  40. 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

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  41. oh this image is genious!

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

    Hugs
    Sabrina

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

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