Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Jingle Bells

Hello everyone, hope you're all fighting fit :-) I thought I'd pop another of the Christmas cards sitting in my drafts on to my blog today, to be honest I thought I'd already done this one, but no - well, yes now!
Now, you really don't get much more CAS than this... can you tell I was running short of time? I hope not, as I do actually really like this card.  Of course the super cute "Jingle Bells" image (available here for the bargain basement price of $2!) helps, I coloured him up with Copics and Prismacolor pencils, adding some Gold Stickles to the bells and some gloss to make his nose nice and shiny :-) Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge has Christmas Animals for their challenge so I'm entering there.
There's iridescent embossing powder for snow, the wooden tree is from a set of Christmas card pegs... I have loads of them in various patterns in red and white; and the whole string only cost a couple of dollars, I do love a bargain!  Delightful Challenges has Anything Winter for their challenge, though technicaly Christmas is in summer here, I think the snow makes it winter anyway so I'm entering.
The sentiment was a freebie from the Desert Diva, one of so many freebies; thanks for your generosity :-)  The Paper Shelter wants to see a Digi and a Sentiment, and Fab'n'funky Challenges and Aud Sentiments  want us to use a sentiment, no worries, I'm in!  The red card is from my stash.
I finished the inside with a sentiment I think I got from the now defunct Tickled Pink Stamps and a felt tree from my stash.  Card Mania Challenges and Through the Craftroom Door have Anything Goes challenges running so I'm entering them both
Well that's it for today, one more out of my drafts and out into the world, lol.  It's so hot here at the moment I feel like I'm melting; I painted "the babies room" (one of our spare bedrooms has been turned over for their use when they come to stay... we haven't had a chance to use their little beds yet - my son brings the Portacots every time, oh well, one day) and the paint was drying so quickly it was peeling the previous rollers worth off the wall, I had to scrape it all off one wall, thin the paint down and finish without the fan on - I was dripping by the finish.  My hubby thinks I'm an idiot painting in 38 degrees, but I just wanted to get it done, bit fed up of it now though - nearly finished, I've done the ceiling and walls, I just have to put the shelves back up, paint a bit of furniture and put the wall stickers on, though I'm waiting til the paint is really dry before I do them, I don't want to peel that paint off again if I have to re-position one!  I'll be back in a few days with another offering, until then Happy Crafting, Donna


As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Wow such a wonderful image fabulous card Ginny x

Teresa said...

Gorgeous card Donna, if you're anything like me Donna you have loads in your draft folder, it's just having time to blog them, before Christmas I was blogging 3 at a time to get them out lol.
Take care, hugs Teresa x

Chris Hanselman said...

Cute image. Love the little tree. Thanks for joining our BRRR Anything Winter Challenge at Delightful Challenges.

Design Team
Delightful Challenge

Nannieflash said...

Fabulous image and I love your sentiment to. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Donna, I love the cute image, beautiful colouring and fabulous CAS design.
I know I said it last time but I do hope your weather cools down to a more bearable temperature soon.
Sue xx

brenda said...

This just the sweetest image Donna, super card.

B x

Denise @ kc242 said...

What a lovely winter card! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Delightful Challenges.

~ginny said...

Thanks Donna, for sharing your project in the “Any Sentiment” Challenge! I hesitate doing animals - but your coloring is inspiring on this reindeer! The shadows and highlights are spot on and Stickles brought those bells alive! Delightful CAS card!
~ginny, DT for Aud Sentiments
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Dawn said...

Super cute Donna! That little reindeer is adorable and your colouring looks amazing. It has been unusually warm here too (and by that I mean we are hovering around zero lol). I hope you are keeping cool. Hugs, Dawn

Unknown said...

A beautiful CAS card with just the right touch of stickles.
Thanks for joining us over at AudSentiments this week and hope to see you again soon!
Jennyfer, DT
♥ AudSentiments DT ♥
♥ Jennyfer Creates ♥

Judith said...

Aw - so cute - I just love your colouring on this cutie - thank you for playing along at Fab'n'Funky challenges this week hugs judith x

Unknown said...

Super card Donna, love the CAS style which I find hard to make...have joined as a new member of your blog...luv aNNie

Cara said...

This is just the cutest little reindeer! Great CAS layout! Thanks for joining us at TTCRD, hope to see you again in our next challenge! - XX Cara

Ciska said...

Such a sweet Christmas card, great CAS make (no, it doesn't show you were in a hurry!) Thank you for playing along with us @ Fab 'n Funky :)

Eva Gro said...

It`s just so cute! - Love it!

Thanx for joining us at The Paper Shelter
We wish you the best of luck, and hope to see you back next time!

Eva Gro
The Paper Shelter DT

Cards By MI said...

Love this card of yours. The image is super cute and the card fabby. Thanks for playing with us over at the Paper Shelter this week.
Love n hugs
Marie, Team-leader-TPS

MC said...

Aw this reindeer is too cute! Love it. Thanks for joining us! MC, audsentiments DT.

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Really, really cute creation hun, love the image!
Hugs Shell xx

Jean said...

such a proud reindeer, love the colouring xx