Saturday, December 13, 2014

Vintage Christmas Hat

     I love this new image by Rick St. Dennis!  It's called "Christmas Hat" and I got it by playing in their Progressive Challenge.  I saw so many really gorgeous color combos from others who were also entering or giving us inspiration that it took me a few days to decide what I was going to use. Ultimately, I decided to stay with the traditional red and green but used shades of those colors which we don't normally associate with Christmas.

I based my card design on the sketch at 

     I used my ProMarkers to color the image and then cut it out using a die from Spellbinders.  The sentiment was printed and cut by hand.  I added the doodles and inked the edges of the card front to mimic the outside borders of the sketch.  Finally, I did three little pearls in two corners, but reversed from the sketch.

     One of the gals in my family will get this card but I can't say which because too many of them read my blog and peek at all the Christmas cards before the day arrives.  Yes, I mean you and you know who you are!!  Shame on you!  :-D

ABC Christmas
A Vintage Journey
Crafter's Cafe
Crafty Creations
Cuttin' and Stampin'
Cuttlebug Mania
Digistamps 4 Joy  (new digi)
Dragonfly Dreams
It's All About the Vintage
Scrapy Land

     It's a fine Saturday morning.  Are you on your way out the door for more Christmas shopping?  Or are you staying home to finish decorating for the holidays?  Whatever you have on your list to accomplish this weekend, I hope you find some time for rest and relaxation.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


Donna Hanley said...

You did an amazing job with this beautiful image. Great card. I'm staying in to wrap this weekend. Enjoy your weekend.

Jackie Scott said...

Love - love this image and all the beautiful colours you chose! Gorgeous card!

KarinsArtScrap said...

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


Linda Simpson said...

WOW this is fabulous! I love her hat! The die is fabulous too.
Linda xxx

Lori Kobular said...

Gorgeous card! Love that Spellbinder die! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #7!

Bernardine Cuttino said...

Me likes a lot, especially the Frame. What a beauty and eye catching details. Beautifully crafted. Thanks for your visit and lovely comment.

jimlynn said...

WHOA! Connie, this is stunning! Your coloring is just gorgeous and love the CAS design. Great doodles too.

Heide said...

What a wonderful Victorian feel with this great image. Thanks for joining us this week.
Hugs, Heide SSW2-DT

Davi said...

Nc that is a beautiful image and card :) Love her green eyes!!

Linda Anderson said...

Wow, this sure is gorgeous!!! Great colors. Thanks for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.


Sassy Raggedy said...

What a wonderful image Connie and I love the die you used to frame it. Beautiful colors. Hugs, joann

Shelly Schmidt said...

How cool is this- love your colors- and the doodling around the outer edge. Yep- tis the season- sending youngest to China to visit the oldest Monday, so getting her ready to go : )

Unknown said...

beautiful card thanks for joining us at my DS4J this forthnight and good luck in the draw
hugs Tonnie

Margaret said...

Fantastic job on the coloring. I like that you used different shades of the traditional colors. Thanks for joining us at The Crafter's Café for this challenge.
Margaret, DT

Donna Ellis said...

She is lovely, Connie! Beautifully festive and gorgeous colors! Thanks for playing in the Scrapy Land Challenge using die cuts! I hope to see more of your pretty projects in the next challenge, too! hugs and blessings, de {Creative Smiles}

Kathie said...

What a great vintage Christmas card, love the festive colours. That's a great die you've used I have it as well and just love it for elegant cards. Great card and thanks so much for sharing your talents with us over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and good luck.
Kathie SSW2~DT

Benzi said...

Ooh, la, la...beautiful image and wonderfully colored. I love hats and this one is gorgeous. Wish we all still wore them.

Teresa Arsenault said...

Beautiful. :)

*Vicki* said...

Really darling Vintage image and so beautifully colored NC!! I love the fancy frame too! :) Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*
My Blog: Stamp Smiles

Joanna M. said...

What a wonderful vintage feel this card has! Thanks for getting sketchy with us over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.
~Jo, SSW2-DT

Julie Odil said...

This is amazing! I love that the woman looks a bit old, as does her hat. She's been around the block, I think. I like the greens you chose for your hat. Very well colored! Thanks for joining us at DigiStamps4Joy. Julie O, DT member

ursula Uphof said...

Beautiful card and lovely new image
Thank you for joining our challenge at
Digistamps4Joy this week and good luck..
Ursula Uphof DT member

Desire Fourie said...

This is a wonderful creation with great attention to detail and perfect for our ‘CELEBRATE SOMETHING NEW’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
{Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Desire Fourie said...

Just gorgeous with great attention to detail. It is perfect for our 21st ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
{Art by Miran Showcase DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Crafting Vicky said...

So beautiful!!!! just love the great die from Spellbinder!!! You have a knack for making me want more :) Love the colors you have used.

Thanks for joining the monthly challenge here at Sparkle and Glitter progressive challenge. Hope you will join us next time Crafting Vicky RSD EDT.

Jools Robertson said...

Beautiful image and colours

Thank you for joining in our challenge at A Vintage Journey

Jools x

~Lady B~ said...

Beautiful card! I love your colour choices! Thanks so much for playing along with the RSD Progressive Challenge.

~Lady B, RSD EDT~

Monique's art said...

lovely, I love the color combo
thanks for sharing at Rick's progressive challenge on Sparkle and Glitter

Rachel Gillham said...

so lovely! the colours are so vibrant.. thank you so much for playing along with the progressive challenge! Rachel, RSD EDT

Laurian said...

A beautiful vintage project!
Thanks for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams and I hope you will continue to play with us next year!
I would like to take this opportunity to wish you a Very Happy New Year!


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