Monday, November 21, 2011

Christmas Presence

Today I have another card with the lovely little Sugarplums Emma and Trevor, digis that are in review at All That Scraps.  This is "Winter Trevor" - don't you just love those little antler, and "Santa Emma", sitting on "Presents" - another digi by CC Designs available here. They're available in rubber too!
You just have to pop over to the blog to see the rest of my teamies work, using these images and some others in review.  My Time to Craft has Take Two as its challenge theme, so I'm using my Two little friends to enter there.
I coloured the images with Copics, adding Star Dust Stickles to Emma's hat and the present, Gloss to her boots and belt, Gold Stickles to Trevor's sweater and Sparkly Fluff to his antler: I love this stuff, it gives texture as well as sparkle, what could be better?!  Creatalicious Challenges theme is Christmas- as long as it sparkles, Oh yeah! I'm in!!
I've used the sketch from Gem of a Challenge , which had the added requirement of Stitching: lucky for me that could be faux stitiching - it's the only kind I do, lol.  I think it finished the edges of the image and dp panel off nicely.
The papers are, once again, Kaisercrafts Christmas Carnival collection, the green card for matting and the red panel with the gold stars on are from my stash.  The Crafty Pad has "Red and Green + Silver or Gold" as its theme, so I'm entering there.
The red stars on the horizontal panel are actually self adhesive ribbon, I bought some last year and never got around to using it; now I have and you can't see most of it under the image panel! The wreath at the top of the image is a brad from my stash.
As usual I cut all the images out (my tip is to run a Copic multiliner around the cut edge to "even" it up) covers a multitude of sins, I tell ya!  Then I popped everything up at different levels by using different thicknesses of foam dots, you can sort of see it in this picture.  Quite often when I photograph my cards just from the front they sort of flatten and you can't see the dimension... but it's usually there, lol
Pollycraft has Christmas Fun and Digital Tuesday has Christmas Time as their themes at the moment... I find Christmas time IS fun, so I'm entering both of these challenges.
Another "as usual" is the inside of the card, finished using papers from the front, the sentiment is from Tickled Pink Stamps stamped in red Kaisercraft ink.
Well that's it from me for today, I hope you like my little Sugarplum friends; they really are a joy to play with :-)  I'll be back in a day or so with the last of my DT offerings, then I have my son's birthday card to share... once I've made it!  Well, it's not his birthday until Thursday so there's plenty of time.... what's that I hear, "famous last words..."   
Actually I was going to get on to it on Friday evening, but spent most of it sitting in Emergency in Joondalup Hospital with said son... he rang me from work in terrible pain, I had a kidney stone - coincidentally when I was about his age, 27- and it sounded (and looked, once I saw him!) very familiar.  Turns out he has three stones in one kidney and seven up to 5mm in the other, any one who's had one move knows just what sort of pain I'm talking about.  
Chris, WITHOUT a kidney stone!
The irony here is that we spent eight hours with the same son in the same hospital four New Year's Eves ago when he fractured two vertebra in his back.... on a bouncy castle!!  I say irony because re the kidney stone, he is a VERY health conscious individual (trains five days a week, diet conscious, drinks only water etc) and re the bouncy castle doesn't drink alcohol at all and was on that occasion the "responsible adult" at the party being held by his (older) brother; we had said earlier in the evening that we could see it ending in tears booze+bouncy castle= broken limb+trip to hospital and that it was lucky for them that Chris was Skipper as we were going out for New Year for the first time in years and wouldn't be available to drive wounded soldiers.... but of course we were, and we did!  It was like being in the Village of the Damned, New Years Eve is NOT the time to test the efficiency of emergency departments, especially if you haven't had a drink between the three of you and everyone else most certainly has, lol.
Well, sorry about that little digression! Until next time Happy Crafting, Donna


Joey said...

OUCH! your poor son that must have been awful! Your card is absolutely gorgeous. Joey x

Donna Mosley said...

Hi Donna, this is ao amazing. Love your stunning colouring and scrummy details.

Donna x

Teresa said...

Oh Donna your poor son that sounds so painfull. Hope he's ok now. Your card is beautiful.
hugs Teresa xx

Amy Johnson said...

Such a cute Xmas card! Thanks for playing the DTC this week!

Mynn xx said...

What fantastic coloring!!! So pretty--and LOVE that you popped up the images. Fabulous job!!!!! :)

Brenda said...

Donna, fabulous card. Gosh, I hope your son is feeling well soon, this too shall pass they say! LOL. I am alive, just suffering some serious card making loss of mojo. Been playing on my sewing machine.

Maggie's Crafts said...

What a beauty!

Thank you for joining The Crafty Pad in our Festive Cheer, Lets see some traditional colours:
Red & Green & Gold or Silver challenge.


MIE(Mieko) said...

Cute card! Love the images. Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious Challenges. hugs Mieko xx

Mandy said...

Beautiful card,love the image and your papers and colours are lovely...Thanks for joining in with us at A Gem of a Challenge....
Mandy x

Victoria Lavender said...

Quite nice! The 3-D is a wonderful effect. It's a lovely card, thanks for sharing it with us at The Crafty pad this week. Good luck.
Victoria Lavender

Audhild said...

Your card is beautiful. Thank you for joining us at Creatalicious Challenges this month.

Hugs Audhild