Wednesday 20 November 2013

Christmas is coming

Morning everyone, running a bit later here today. Yesterday didn't turn out how I had it planed so late again with this post. Really sorry about that. Well, I am here now and I do hope that things will settle soon. For the moment I am having big problems with my concentration and to keep it going. It's just one of those things that comes together with not feeling totally well. I'm having a bit of a slight relapse with my fibromyalgia. I have not learned to pinpoint and recognize them yet to be able to stop them in time. Well, each time I hope it will get a little easier. At least I am not in that much pain.

Well this week over at the Paper Shelter we have a new, fun and easy challenge for you. We have the theme of Christmas is coming and by the look of my card is gone too. :) I am so in love with this image. The Santa looks perfect and I wonder who all the gifts that he is sleeping on was for? Is there someone who has been naughty instead of nice this year? LoL

Anyway, I used my Letraset markers to colour him and then paired the lovely image up with some designer papers from Maja Design. I believe that pad is from last year and I have kind of been holding on to it. The papers are all stunning and it's hard to cut into them just because of it. I have been spending "some" time looking through all my stuff and I think I have enough designer papers to last me a lifetime. I really need to sort everything out and give some of it way. The kids at school can use it and have some fun. The more crafters the better I think. Young and old. I might even take some of it up to the childrens ward at the hospital. They might need something to cheer them up. I have to think about that and try to get my craft room sorted somehow.

Ok, here I go again losing control over my writing. LoL Back to the card. I followed the sketch from CLP, their last one. I am so sorry to see that challenge go as it is really some fabby inspiration from that team. Always the most amazing creations and stunning colouring. I flipped the sketch to suit my image a bit better. Added some pearl string from ROX stamp and the fabby "God Jul" die is from them as well. Did some diecutting and got a few Christmas trees from my Magnolia die. A little cluster of flowers, and some pearls in the corner. Flower soft as trim on Dear old Mr Santas hat and jacket.

Challenge prize badge
As always we have our fabby gift voucher up for grabs if you play with our lovely TPS brand. Playing with another brad gives you the chance of winning three digis of your choice. Pretty nice that too, isn't it? And do pop by our challenge blog, my team has done some smashing cards and I you'll find plenty of inspiration over there.

Love n hugs

Challenges for this card
Crafty Calender Challenges - Anything christmas
Totally Gorjuss - 3 Patterned papers
CLP - Last sketch
Creative Card Crew - Pearls


Nannieflash said...

Hi Marie, wow what a stunning job youve done with this image, your colouring and card design is just fabulous. hugs Shirleyxxxxx
I must email you about finding yet another Team member soon, perhaps you could have a look and let me know whos a good candidate.

Gail said...

This is a gorgeous image and you colored it beautifully! I love the layout of this card. I like when I can see the patterns of the papers and not cover them up too much. The papers are perfect with this image, too. The embellishments are fantastic...those, they're so perfect looking. Stunning card! Hugs, Gail

gail said...

what a fab card, I love the image.

Joey said...

Beautiful make Marie, I absolutely LOVE this image. Joey xx

coops said...

so stunning marie.i love your gorgeous santa and your design and colouring are fantastic ;D

xx coops xx

Melissa said...

This is gorgeous. I love your colouring.
thanks for joining us at Totally Gorjuss

Karen Petitt said...

Gorgeous card Marie, fibro foggy brain is no fun, sending you hugs. Your comments about your papers made me smile. The last time I purchased papers was a year ago, Xmas papers because I had used all my large papers up. I have not purchased any new general papers for nearly two years, it will be exactly two years in January, and I still have loads of them to use lol! xx

Elena V. said...

wow! It's so cute! I love it!

Lena said...

Jättehärligt kort Marie!! Motivet är helt underbart och så tacksamt att jobba med!! Snyggt målat och gillar de fina papprena och andra detaljerna du använt!!
Vilken bra idé om att skänka bort lite papper..det skulle nog uppskattas!!! Jag brukar ge en del till Tess förskola, papper och blommor jag inte behöver och de blir ju sååå glada!!

Hoppas du får en bra vecka!!

Kram Lena