Sunday, December 4, 2011

For a SWEET friend

Happy Sunday everyone!

I have some good news.  Our electricity came back on!  Yahoo!  Thankful that our DWP workers got it done and we only had to spend one night in the dark.  Thank you for your wonderful comments of support.  Now if only it will get warmer.  Being a So Cal gal I am not used to this cold weather.  But I'm suckin' it up because I know there are other states under snow and they aren't complaining.  :)

I was pretty busy yesterday taking advantage of the light and made a few cards.  I wanted to share one of them today.  This is a Christmas card I made using a non-Christmas image.  I have loved coloring these images in Christmassy colors.  It's all about the colors if you want to change the image to your theme.  Also paper helps.  :)  The image, Annie's card, is from Tiddly Inks.

I added an AmyR sentiment and some holly to the inside of the card.  Colored her with Copics.  The dp is from last year's DCWV, Countdown to Christmas by Christy Lyle stack.  You can't tell, but both the red and white polka dot dp and the green dp in the background are both embossed and glittery.  Love this stack of papers. 

The mistletoe on the top left is a die from C.C. Designs and the holly leaves are a MS punch.  I added more holly to the right side of the card plus a sheer gold ribbon to anchor the holly branch.  Dotted some ice white pearl pen liquid to the lacey circle border.  Also added the same liquid to the mistletoe for a little fun effect.  Distressed the holly leaves, the inside of the circle with the image and the kraft colored border papers to give it a vintage feel.  Love how the vintage photo ink gives the kraft paper that warm tone and pop.  The color combo of reds, greens and browns came together so well and adding the gold and dark green gives it a different contrast.

You'll probably see a few more cards with the same color scheme from me.  I'm really loving the color combo, especially that lighter green color.  Here is a shot of the inside of the card.  After I put it together, I told myself, it would look good as it's own card, so quick and easy, especially with those awesome AmyR sentiments

I think I'll make some clean and simple with sentiments only for my mom's co-workers.  I have a good supply of AmyR sentiments and with a layout like this it shouldn't take me too long to whip some up. 

I'm going to link this up over at the Tiddly Inks blog for their Anything Goes challenge.  Alrighty, time to get ready to head out for a bit of shopping.  I hope you all are having a wonderful Sunday and for those of you just starting your day, have a good one!  Mahalo for stopping by!


Skin: E50, 51, 01, 11, R20
Hair: E25, 29, 31
Greens: YG63, 67
Reds: R35, 37


Joey said...

Leanne I absolutely love this! gorgeous colouring and love the boldness of the paper. Thanks for joining us at Tiddly Inks. Joey xx

Nady said...

Wow ta carte est magnifique! j'adore les couleurs, les petites feuille de houx. bravo!
Nadyne xx

Sparkle said...

Glad you have power again! Such a darling card!

Creations by Shirl said...

Aww this one is cute, I bought several digis but haven't got to ink them all up yet....Great color combo too!

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Hi leanne,
So glad your electricity is back on. I saw a clip on the news and OMG, it was SCARY!!! Also glad you got to craft and make this awesome card. It's so SWEET and I love how you designed the inside too. :-)

Amy said...

This is adorable Leanne! Love the touch of tan with the red & green! Annie looks so sweet all dressed for Christmas, fabulous card!
I'm glad you have your electricity back on!

Kate said...

That is so super cute Leanne.


Shar said...

See Look at that beautiful Card!! One day I will be able to color just like you!!!

Loopylou. said...

Leanne!! all I can say is awwwwwwwww!!
this is so cute and just absolutely devine! i love the papers and the die cuts and annie of course!!
thank you so much for sharing it with us over on tiddly inks challenge blog this week
hugs Lou xxxx

♥Rach♥ said...

How flippin adorable is that?? Love the bright and pretty colors, totally fab Leanne :0)

Rachel Parys said...

AWWW... too cute! I love your colors and layout!!

Heidi Brawley said...

AWE your card is Very Adorable!!!
love it!!!
Hugs, Heidi

mforquer said...

Oh this is adorable! Love the beautiful Christmas colors and that gorgeous ribbon! Thanks for joining us at Tiddly Inks!

Cyndi said...

Beautiful card! and cute image! Glad you got your power back...haven't experienced it here yet!

Sonia said...

Hello Leanne
Adorable image, super fab creation.. love it! Great JOB!

Arabella said...

This is an awesome card Leanne! I love the way you have coloured Annie for Christmas! And the inside is lovely too!

Thank you for joining us for the Anything Goes challenge at Tiddly Inks!


Stephanie aka Nerdette said...

What a gorgeous layout. All the details are so wonderful. Particularly adore the non Christmas Tiddly, the mistletoe toe and the wonderful sentiment inside. Must have taken you hours.

Thanks for joining our Tiddly Inks challenge.

sweet said...

Hey Leanne: this card is great! I love the layout and the paper & embellies are wonderful and that is a super cute image!

Anonymous said...

so cute Leanne! Adorably colored and designed.. always love the touch of holly! TFS!

Kim Y. said...

Love that you can turn a non holiday image into one! Beautiful job, Leanne