Sunday, 20 November 2011

Christmas Snooze

This is my Christmas card for my Dad! The really sweet image is called 'Christmas Snooze' and is from Lili of The Valley. I just love how it captures the 'after dinner' moment where you veg out with a book and fall asleep! and the little dog at his feet! so cute! Gorgeous paper is Basic Grey 'Jovial'. 

Not sure why I do these things and make life hard for myself, but had a fancy to put ribbon around all the edges!! Fiddly but I quite like the effect. It's a card for a man and it has flowers on!!?? Well my dad likes plants etc. so I'm sure he won't mind some Poinsettias LOL. The red card across the middle I tried to make look corrugated by creasing on my Crafter's Companion Board, but not sure if it shows up. Ribbon is from stash and Green Merry Christmas Tag was a freebie with magazine. 

 I've put a snowflake from Handy Hippo in the middle of the flower. I blinged it up with some Kars Glitter mixed with a little White Flock. In real life it's all sparkly! Red gem from stash in centre.

(Copics unless stated otherwise)
Skin:  E00, E02
Reds: R24, R29
Greens: G82, G85
 Browns: E25 and ? Oops can't remember
Greys: Cool Greys 1,2,3,4, Promarker
Diamond Stickles on Stars on Hat and Jumper

I've decorated the inside with 'Sprinkled with Twinkles' paper in Crimson from Pink Petticoat.  I've added the words to one of my dad's favourite songs - The Christmas Song "Chestnuts Roasting on an open fire ... etc." On the right I've added Sentiment. The little piccies around the lyrics are from Pink Petticoats also and called Tiny Christmas Treasures.

I'm suddenly doing embellishments LOL!! Not usually big on them but must be going through a phase! And coming up next week I have a card that has no Red or Green on it !!!! Woo Hoo !!! well it has a little bit of green, but it's different!

I would like to enter this into the following Challenges:-

Incy Wincy Designs Challenge 120 - 'Tic Tac Toe' (ends 20th November 2011)
(using Red, Sentiment, Ribbons)
Digi Doodle Challenge 83 - 'Red and Green' (ends 23rd November 2011)
Lili of the Valley - Challenge 121 - 'A Christmas Card for Someone Special' (ends 23rd November 2011) 

Hope you're all having a great weekend! I was disappointed in Strictly. Didn't think it worked at all in that big Venue. The sound was awful and the camera was swinging round and round and up and down and the flashing lights!!!  Felt quite sick with migraine by the end of it LOL. Ah well, will be glad when they are back in the Studio next week! ;-)
Thanks for visiting and for all your lovely comments!
Love n Hugs!
Sue xx


Cheryl said...

Hi Sue, Absolutely gorgeous!!! Love the image and all the embellies , I am sure your Dad will be thrilled with his Chrissy card. The ribbon edges gave it an extra special touch. tfs.
Hugs Cheryl

Stampalicious said...

Very pretty card, love the image and the way you coloured it, thank you for joining our challenge at Digi Doodle Shop's best this week, hugs, martina

Kreatives von Andrea said...

Was für ein tolles Motiv und du hast es so klasse coloriert und mit deiner Gestaltung in Szene gesetzt,gefällt mir sehr gut deine Karte...

Einen ganz lieben Gruß von Andrea

Teresa said...

Hi Sue,
Loving your Christmas card today, it certainly does evoke that After Dinner time on Xmas day! The ribbon edging looks really great and I can see it must have taken a lot of skill and nerves of steel to get it so perfect Sue! Such great details inside for your Dad too, he will love it. Oooh, and that flock looks so effective on that snowflake :) Yes, I felt the same about Strictly last night too! Big Hugs, Teresa x

SusanLotus said...

Very beautiful card! And you did succeed very well with the ribbonedges even I understand it mus have been "fiddly"! I need to check that word up in my dictionary... LOL
I hope you have a great sunday!

Nicola said...

This is one gorgeous card Sue, perfect for our Christmas card for Someone Special theme this week.
Thank you for joining us at Lili of the Valley.

Anne said...

This is so lovely! All the ribbon look great, and I love the flocking and bling. :)

chrissy xx said...

Just Fabulous! LOve your colours and this cute little image! LOve the ribbon Sue....well worth it!
I thought the sound last night was terrible! Will be glad when they get back to the studio next week lol.

Fabiana Strehlow said...

Que lindo, Sue!
Gosto muito dos detalhes!!
Tenha uma ótima semana!

Susan Flynn said...

Hi Sue what a lovely card for your Dad. You must have the patience of a Saint putting the ribbon all round the edges but it has paid off it looks very effective x

coops said...

so stunning sue.i love your rich traditional colours and gorgeous image and design :D

xx coops xx

Anonymous said...

Ooohh this is so cute Sue! Your dad is gonna love it.
I had a great time with my little nephew, he is adorable.
Hugs xx

Lisa Jane said...

This is wonderful Sue..beautifully coloured and i think the ribbon around the edges is fabulous!
Lisa x

Tracy said...

Hi Sue
A really gorgeous creation, beautiful design and love the rich colours
Happy crafting
Tracy x

xxxtglxxx said...

Fabulous dad card Sue! Full of traditional colours and a perfect image beautifull coloured. My doggies are like this after xmas left-overs! lol. :)

Just as beautiful on the inside, your dad will have this in pride of place ;)



Shannon White said...

Oh This is so Darling Sue! Love your Adorable LOTV image! Your coloring is just Wonderful and I love the dp's and the Terrific Ribbon edges! Your Dad is going to Love this! Love that you put the "Christmas Song" lyrics inside too! Just a Fabulous Christmas card Lady!

Shannon 8-)

Jules said...

Hi Sue

What a beautiful card for your Dad .. . . I am sure he will love it!

I always dream of having a snooze like that after a Christmas meal but it never works out that way! Mind you I would probably end up sleeping until tea-time!! LOL!!

Love the rich colours you have used .. and your ribbon technique.

Love Jules xx

Vicky said...

Hi Sue hun this is gorgeous love the colours & I agree about the image its adorable. Love the inside too, your dad is sure to love this!!

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

cotnob said...

A gorgeous card Sue, great image and I love your traditional Christmas colours.

Crea Astrid said...

What a beautiful Christmas card. The stamp is so sweet.

hugs Astrid.

Elise said...

Hi Sue! Your dad will love this! Love the festive colors and this reminds me of my dad also! hahahah!!!


KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so gorgeous Sue. I am sure your Dad will love it and appreciate all your hard work.


Cheryl said...

oh sue hun you always make the most stunning cards,your detial is just amazing,and your dad will just love love this hun,hugs cherylxxxxx

Bettina L. said...

This is one awsome card. I love your colour combo and attention to detail. I think that flower matches perfectly with the stars in that crown. That little tag tied up is so cute too. Thanks for playing at Digi Doodle Shops Best and good luck. Hope to see you back thursday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

Georgie said...

Really stunning card Sue.Reminds me of my own little boy

DesignerDiva said...

Fab card Sue, we share the same taste as yet again I have this super image and yet again I haven't used it LOL I'm sure your Dad will be thrilled with this beauty and I love red and green together so if he doesn't approve I'll adopt you and you can call me Dad! Brill papers and I'm lovin your embellishment phase.
I'm so pleased you said that about Strictly cos I felt the exact same way, totally spoilt it this week!
Hugs Laurie xx

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie I love this what a gorgeous creation in fab colours too, thanks for joining us at LOTV this week hugs pops x x x