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!