Monday, December 27, 2010

Angel Emma's Keeping Watch

I made this card for my lovely neighbour Doris.  Her equally lovely husband Keith sadly left us a few months ago, making this Christmas, her first without him, difficult.  Doris signed her Christmas card to us from both of them - the habit of nearly 60 years together - and I thought she would like her own little angel on her card from us.
The papers used on this card are from Kaisercraft's "Carnival Christmas" 6" pad, my current fave!  I like the lighter look these colours give, especially with  daintier images: this is Christmas Angel Emma one of the Sugarplums (my favourite collection) from CC Designs available at Tickled Pink Stamps and All That Scraps.
I coloured the sky behind Emma with pigment ink in two shades of blue, Emma is coloured with Copic Markers, I used Ice Stickles on her halo, her wings and on the edge of the sentiment mat after inking it with Kaisercraft Poppy.  Both the image mat and the sentiment have been popped up on foam dots for dimension.  The silver glittery snowflake is from a pack I got in Spotlight.  
I am entering the challenge at Pink Gem this week, using this sketch:

I didn't put ribbon right across the card (per the sketch); I think Emma looked cuter just sitting on her little ledge (she looks like she's sitting on a windowsill really, doesn't she?)

I will also be entering in the challenge at Creative Inspirations, which has Anything Goes Christmas as it's theme, as does Allsorts Challenges.   Totally Gorjuss had "For Someone Special" as it's theme, and Doris is someone special so I will be entering "her" card in their challenge too.
I really hope this card gave Doris a reason to smile, we joke about the "Merry Widow" - Keith had a wicked sense of humour - so the merry reference on the sentiment (which is a stamp from Xtra) seemed appropriate though not accurate.  
I may be able to squeeze in another post or two this year (we are on holidays after all!), but we are renovating a couple of rooms too, so playing on the laptop may be a bit of a pipe dream!  
Incidentally, it has been HOT here -we have had an "official" heatwave, which is defined as more than three days over 35c (95F) the temperature has averaged 38c which is over 100F for the past five days, Christmas day (39c or 102F) was spent at my sons house with no air conditioning - now I remember why we got air con!  Today we had 40c which is 104F, tomorrow is forecast to be a positively chilly 32 (90F)!  It'll be back up by Sunday so we'd better get our painting done while it is relatively comfortable, which may mean no time for blogging :-(  Either way, until next time, Happy Crafting, Dee


Christine said...

What a lovely thought for Doris..hope it brightned her to your weather come to the UK & take some of our SNOW..PLEASE..LOL love your sweet card great take on the sketch..thanks for sharing & joining us at A Gem of a Chall.

smiles Christine PG DT xx

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Brenda said...

What a great card. You know I love this image!!! Great design. Lovin the papers you used!

brenda said...

Hi there

I am thrilled you have joined in my "Free and Easy" theme at Allsorts this fortnight and confess to being astounded by the huge response - over 500 so far !

I usually like to visit every entry and say a few words about their creations, but the sheer volume so far along with the holiday preparations we all have to juggle means this is a "copied and pasted" message, for which I apologise.

Wishing you a very Happy New Year.

B x

Have you entered my new candy

Mummylade said...

what a gorgeous image. Thank you so much for entering the Allsorts challenge with this project and good luck!

Mandy said...

A Beautiful card..Love the image and the colours...Thank you for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge...
Mandy xx

Suzi Mac said...

What a sweet Christmas card, love the image and the design. Thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations over this festive period.
Hugs Suzi x

~@ngie~ said...

a gorgeous card & a gorgeous image 8o) Thanx for joining in with us at A Gem of a Challenge.... love n hugz Angie xXx (Special Guest Designer)

Berry said...

I so love this image I have used her too this xmas! Thanks so much for using my sketch over at a gem of a challenge hugs Rebekah xx

jaine drake said...

What a gorgeous card. Lovely angel. Thanks for entering the creative inspirations challenge.