Sunday, December 16, 2012

I {Heart} Christmas

Hi All!  First off I've got to apologize- I've been absolutely horrible and have not had time to stop by everyone's blogs!  BUT this weekend I finished up most of my Christmas card orders so I should be able to get back into the bloggy swing of things.  I've appreciated all of your comments and visits though- you all totally rock!

Right, now back to business :)  As I said I've been working on some Christmas card orders so I'll be sharing those over the next few posts.  Since this one falls in with the current Saturated Canary challenge (Hot Chocolate & Marshmallows- or coffee for those of us who live off of it, lol) I thought I'd share it first.  I tried something very different on this one- stepping out of my style comfort zone- I only used 1 patterned paper...let me tell you, it took all sorts of restraint, lol!  I wanted to try something more clean and simple since I was using some bright colors so I left the card base white and went from there.  I'm a little undecided about the final product- every time I see it I feel like it's missing something, but that's probably just me over thinking things.  The bonus to going CAS is that the image gets to truly take center stage and I love that!  I've used Latte from Saturated Canary- I picked it up when it was a freebie on Krista's blog but you can pick it up for a discounted price from her shop if you missed it.  Well, I'm sure that's plenty of babbling from me!  I hope you enjoy- and as always thanks so much for stopping by to visit :)

Copics:
Skin- E000, E00, E11, R30, R21, BV31, BV34
Hair- E70, E71, E74, E77, E47, E49, 100
Clothes- E41, E42, E43, E47, BG11, BG34, BG18, T5, R30, R43, R35, V22, V25, V28, V99

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges-
Saturated Canary Challenge- Hot Chocolate & Marshmallows or Coffee
Digi Galore- Christmas
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge- Christmas Time
Dream Valley Challenge- Christmas

Supplies- Cardstock- Bazzill; DP- MME Merry Little Christmas; Photo Corners- American Crafts; Twine- The Twinery; Charm- Tim Holtz; Die Cut Frame- Recollections; Sentiment Sticker- Bella Blvd; Pearls- my stash

12 comments:

Rachel Parys said...

Awesome coloring job!! Love this card!

Mian said...

Wonderful Christmas card with a really sweet image and a great layout!

Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this fortnight at Dream Valley.
Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

Mian
Dream Valley Design Team Member
http://mianspysselhorna.blogspot.com

Kjersti said...

What an awesome card Katie, love the layout and your coloring looks fab!
Have a nice week!
Hugs Kjersti:)

Danielle C said...

You have done a fab job coloring and the design is great, nothing wrong at all! Love the charm, twine and the stripey frame! Thanks for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday and good luck!
Danielle :)

Gabbi said...

Katie, katie, katie!!! You always make me smile. I love ths card.
Merry christmas
Hugs
Gabbi

Lynda said...

Wonderful colouring and a great card. Thanks for joining us at Digi Galore and good luck with the challenges.

Lynda x

Pop's Cards said...

Hey sweetie this is just gorgeous love it, thank you for joining my theme this time at Saturated Canary, big hugs love Pops x x x

Vicky said...

Katie this is gorgeous & your colouring is fabulous.

Thank you for joining us girls over at Saturated Canary, hope we will see you again soon hun.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Sonia said...

Wowww Your colouring is terrific:) you are very talented and make a gorgeous cards dearest Katie:)
Big hug,
Sonia

Stampalicious said...

beautiful, love the image, and your colours, thank you for joining our challenge at Stamptacular Sunday this week, hugs, martina

Nathalie said...

Woww fabulous card. i love coloring. Thanks for playing with us at Dream Valley challenge.
Nathalie

Marlene Atkinson said...

Fabulous card, love the image and I love the colours. Thank you for joining us at Dream Valley challenge. Marlene DT