Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Holly Sprite

     One thing I know about crafters is that they are inventive and resourceful.  When one is restricted from crafting for whatever reason, the need to craft (despite having worked ahead on obligations and having posts pre-scheduled) increases and ways will be found, always!

     Hand coloring images can be the most difficult part but a thorough look through the folder of images which were colored weeks or months ago can produce absolute gems.   Die cutting is fairly simple and can be done one-handed or with the help of family and friends.  :-D  Those same family and friends can be very helpful when it comes to layering things together, following the simplest of instructions or even a messily scribbled diagram.  Finally, they can be extremely useful when it comes to typing up the post.  :-D

     Image by Aurora Wings, colored with ProMarkers, dies are QuicKutz and Memory Box.  Ribbon from the stash and now there's one more card for the Christmas stash.

Brown Sugar
Catch the Bug
Colour Crazy Craft
Craft Your Passion
Crafty Ribbons
Creative Fingers
Di's Digi Designs
Jo's Scrap Shack
Outlawz Greetings
Sasayaki Glitter
Scrapper's Delights
Take It, Make It
Winter Wonderland

     Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping.  NanaConnie


Donna Ellis said...

She is darling, connie! Holly leaves are one of my favorite things to color! Your shading is lovely, and the tiny highlights on each of the berries is fantastic! Beautifully designed, my friend! hugs, de

Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous card Connie, I hope you are taking care of yourself and not doing too much. Wishing you a speedy recovery my dear friend.
Linda xxx

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi this is a stunning card. It sounds like you are being very resourceful. Do take care of yourself. Hugs Jackie

Daffodil Cards said...

Ah! so you have little elves? they have been very good to you and everything is top notch as always, love the colouring of the fabby image and design of the card.
Take care of yourself and let those little elves help as much as possible.

Tina Föcking said...

Fabulous card and love your colouring. Thanks for joining us for our SasayakiGlitter Challenge "Winter".
Hugs, Tina Dt

Christelle Mendelssohn said...

A beautiful elf!Many thanks to join us in Crafty Ribbons Challenge this week and good luck from Christelle DT.

Carol S. said...

Gorgeous card and thanks for joining us at Winter Wonderland. Carol S. DT

Heather said...

Sounds like you might know some of these things first hand. : ) So nice that you have family and friends to help you out. A beautiful card, all around. That image is adorable and the coloring is fabulous! Thanks for playing with Jo's Scrap Shack.

Glenda Atkins said...

Oh thank heavens you have a lot of help while you recover. I had visions of you typing away with one hand till all hours of the night :O)! Wasn't sure how you were putting the cards together. Aren't friends and family a blessing. Love the Aurora Wings card.

Scrappin Sue said...

Awe so cute
Thanks for sharing at Scrappers Delights Challenges x