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


jimlynn said...

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!

KarinsArtScrap said...

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


Ellie said...

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

Donna Hanley said...

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

Linda Simpson said...

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

Nannieflash said...

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

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

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

Sue B said...

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

Ray Schmidt said...

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

Pollard Carole said...

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

Jennipher said...

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

Chasing the Dream said...

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.

Teresa Arsenault said...


Scrappy Scatty said...

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

Sandra H said...

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

Barb said...

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

Jane Savage said...

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

*Vicki* said...

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

Lady Bug Stampers said...

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

Sandi said...

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!

Teresa Kline said...

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

sparkle & shine *~*

Sassy Raggedy said...

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

Emz said...

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

Dawn Lancaster said...

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

Irene Watson said...

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

Wendy said...

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

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Great card, love the blue at christmas
Thanks for sharing it with us in our Christmas challenge over at Digi Choosday and good luck
Julie x
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Brenda B said...

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

Pat K said...

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

Helen said...

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

michele said...

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

Jackie C said...

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

sweet art designs said...

Love the blue Santa.

debbie said...

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

Julia said...

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

Lena said...

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

Hug Lena

Penny said...

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

Sandi said...

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!