Saturday, December 4, 2010

Non-Traditional Christmas Colors...

Hi friends...
First and foremost, thank you soooooo very much for visiting my blog and for leaving such kind comments on my little "works of heart". I have had such an amazing time this past year making cards, and learning to color with Copics & distress inks, and shopping online for so many fun images...and mostly, meeting so many wonderful people...and this means YOU!! Thank you...I am blessed! Sooooo.....

Another weekend...YAY!! It's been a busy week here in Richmond, VA. Work has been keeping me out of trouble - for the most part anyway!! ooohh...I did just get a raise. When I asked my boss why I was getting a raise, she replied "because you're awesome". I laughed and said, "well, that's the rumor I've been spreading!" In all seriousness...this is the time of year when everyone gets a little something, I guess! hehe! But...that doesn't change the fact that I still tell myself from time to time that I'm sort of awesome! hehehehe!!

So enough of my self-praise...I've made another cute little Christmas Card...this one with a one of my new little Tilda "angels" from the 2010 Christmas Collection. I used some pretty non-traditional Christmas and aqua! (Which, by the way, is really just an altered version of red and green! But I thought it worked!)

I'm entering this little darlin' into this fortnight's challenge over at 7 Kids College Fund Challenge Blog HERE. The theme guessed it...Non-Traditional Christmas Colors!

Here's my entry...

Sidebar: I've never been brave enough to color black hair...this is my very first atempt!! I think it turned out rather nice, if I do say so myself! LOL

And a couple of side views...

An "arsty" view...

And here's a view of the inside...I quite enjoyed making the little wrapped present!!

Here's my recipe:
Cardstock: Pretty in Pink & Regal Rose (SU)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento) and Royal Rose (SU)
DPs: Wonderful Winter (My Mind's Eye)
Sentiment: LOTV
Dies: Marianne's, Nestie's Round, Doohickey (Magnolia), flourish (Sizzix)
Punches: Martha Stewart (I'm sorry, I don't know the name) and a Corner Rounder
Diamond swirls: ZVA Creative (which I got from my friend Tab over at 7 Kids HERE)
Flowers & gem: my stash
Ribbon: Royal Rose grosgrain from SU
Stardust Stickles on the flowers, Tilda's win, & the trim on her outfit
Copics: E21, 00, 000, 0000 (skin); R20 (cheeks); R81, 83, 85, RV10, 000 (outfit); BG13, 11, 10, 000, R83, 81, RV10 (stockings); C7, 5, 4, 2, 1, 00 (hair).

Thanks so much for stopping by for a peek...I'll see you soon!!