Sunday, December 7, 2014

Blue Christmas

     I wanted to seee if I could do an entire Christmas card using nothing but shades of blue and perhaps a touch of soft peach or saffron for Santa's skin color.  I found this wonderful image at Sassy Cheryl's and decided to try it.  What do you think?

     I used ProMarkers to color the image and I added a bit of sparkle gel ink to the snow and star.  The snowflakes have been in my stash for at least 2 Christmas seasons.  The jute cord also came from my stash.  One more very CAS design.

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CAS Colours & Sketches (#4)
Crafts 4 Eternity
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Crafty Ribbons
Creative Moments
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Digistamps 4 Joy
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Inky Impressions
Just Inspirational
Moving Along with the Times
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Pattie's Creations
Scrapper's Delights
Simon Says Stamp
Sisterhood of Crafters
Sparkles Forum
Sparkles Form Christmas

     Hope you've had a great weekend and have found some time for yourself.  Happy Stamping. NanaConnie  


  1. Well, you know at least one person that's happy with all the BLUE! Love it! The Santa is so cute and live the background you created for him. Very, very pretty!

  2. it's a wonderful card Connie
    Thanks for join us at
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}


  3. Love the shades of blues, a beautiful Christmas card and very cute image!

  4. Wonderful job using just one color. Great card, Connie. Hope you are having a nice Sunday.

  5. This is wonderful Connie, I love the tones of blue and the santa.
    Linda xxx

  6. A cute image and a really lovely designed card. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxxxxx

  7. GREAT job Connie and what a creative idea! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s SANTA challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  8. Oh this is a fab design! such a wonderful image and sentiment! your colouring is beautiful and I love the sparkle on the snow! :-)
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT and good luck in the Challenge!
    Hugs Sue B xx

  9. I love your great blue card- and the sentiment says it all! Darling Santa image and love the snowflakes!

  10. Great card the blue works perfectly a lovely card Thanks for playing Crafting by Designs challenge Good luck love and hugs Carole x DT

  11. Hi Connie! I think it's absolutely perfect. You mastered the blue Christmas idea!

  12. Hi There, this is awesome in the various shades of Blue. In fact, I love Blue for the holidays. Fab design with a sparkle of bling. Nicely done.

  13. such a wonderfull card
    Thank you for joining us at The Paper Shelter
    Love Jan

  14. Oh this is just the cutest card ever what a lovely image and just is perfect for our challenge over at “ Sparkles Christmas Challenge "Blue Blue Christmas “ good luck and hope to see you again next time Dt Member Sandra H xx

  15. This is so sweet with that image and I like your choice of blue, looks fabulous. Thanks for sharing with us at the Brown Sugar challenge. Barb

  16. Love blues for Christmas and that is fab Santa image!
    Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday! Jane xxx

  17. I really love the softness of the colors NC!! That Santa is really adorable! :) Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*
    My Blog: Stamp Smiles

  18. Nana Connie your card is great. Love the sentiment and the cute snowflakes. Great coloring too!
    Thanks for joining us at Just Inspirational challenges.
    Linda K. DT

  19. Thanks for playing in our "CHRISTMAS CARDS" Challenge #105!
    Sandi ♥
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie's shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

  20. darlin card, I adore the background...awesome! I am thrilled you played along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

    sparkle & shine *~*

  21. Love that background Connie and of course you know I love the image. Hugs, joann

  22. Lovely card. Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday for our Christmas Challenge xx
    Emma DT Digi Choosday

  23. Brilliant in Blue NanaC! I love the image & the sentiment too!
    Dawn xx

  24. love your santa card nana connie! I also love your coloured in background! I never would have thought to do it like this! Thank you for joining us on the CRAFT christmas challenge! Irene DT and design teamiexx

  25. Great card...Thanks for playing along with us at Divas by Design this week.
    Wendy xx

  26. Well, you certainly nailed your little challenge to yourself NanaConnie. Lovely blue card. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Sparkles Christmas Challenge this month, good luck and hope to see you again.

    Sparkles DT

  27. Fabulous the cute image and great colours.
    Thanks for celebrating with us at The Paper Shelter. Pat K x

  28. Lovely. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges for our 'Big Guy' challenge.
    Hope you have a lovely Christmas.
    Hugs Helen P (DT) xx

  29. Fabulous card :) Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity hugs x

  30. Wow, great work, well done and good luck!
    Hugs, Jackie

  31. thank you for joining us at digi stamps 4 joy love the santa

  32. Such a cute card with great coloring. Thanks for joining AAA this challenge.

  33. Wow, nice and stylish card. A beautiful design ..
    Thank you for participating in our challenge this week!

    Hug Lena

  34. Such a cute image. Thanks for playing in the Scrappers Delight
    challenge Penny (Scrappers Delight NRDT)

  35. WTG!
    Congrats on your win of 2 images (excluding sets) in Challenge #105 from Pattie's Creations! Make sure you stop in the challenge blog to email Pattie with your image choices within 7 DAYS. Her email info is on the sidebar. Also grab the 'I Won Badge'.
    Sandi ♥
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!


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