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Monday, 19 December 2011

Christmas is Love

Good morning to one and all. Many thanks for stopping by and a big thank you to those of you who took the time to leave me a comment, I really do appreciate every single one of them! Today's post is just a quick one as I have to pull my finger out in order to be ready for Christmas, which I can't believe is now less than one week away - aaargh I can feel the panic starting to set in! I thought I'd finished all my Christmas cards and then realised I hadn't done one for my DH - oops! so here it is.


I used a Kenny K digi image called Mistletoe, I love these Kenny K images, they are great to colour and make brilliant images for a man's card. I find men's cards a challenge as I can't add my usual bling and girlie bits. I coloured her in with my Copics and used my Prismacolor pencils to add some depth to the colouring. I glittered all her fur trims with Stickles Star Dust and distressed the edges of the image with a Stempelglede Flourish Heart stamp then I stamped a Forever friends sentiment to the edge. My sentiment is a freebie, I can't remember where I downloaded it (sorry!)


I cut out my image using a Nestie oval die which I mounted onto red card from my stash and die cut my Marianne poinsettia out of the same card, then sprayed it with Glimmer Mist and added a Prima flower centre for a little bit of bling! The backing paper is glittered cardstock in black and some Christmas wrapping paper that I glued onto some more of the red card with a punched edge using Martha Stewarts Aspen Snowflakes punch.  To finish off I added some black ribbon and some feathers from my stash for texture.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

http://kennykkraftygirlzchallenges.blogspot.com #74 - Anything Goes
http://christmascrafting.blogspot.com/ #6 - Santa Claus is Coming to Town
http://papersundaes.blogspot.com/ #100 -Celebrate
http://ribbongirls.blogspot.com/ #14 Red, Black & Cream
http://craftycreationschallenges.blogspot.com/ #148 Embossing & Glitter
http://dutchdare-cardchallenges.blogspot.com/ #143 - Tic,Tac,Toe - Patties Creations
http://mariannedesigndivas.blogspot.com/ #6 - It's Christmas
http://cutie-sunday.blogspot.com/ #156 - Sketch
http://hookedoncraftchallenges.blogspot.com/ #14 - Christmas
http://ladybugscraftsinkchallengeblog.blogspot.com/ #50 - Bingo
http://delightfulsketches.blogspot.com/ - Anything Goes

I'm off into town to finish my Christmas present shopping today, will be wrapping tomorrow, cleaning on Wednesday, meeting a good friend for lunch and a catch up on Thursday, my son is home from uni for Christmas on Friday - can't wait to see him, and I have to do a big food shop before he arrives too! as well as the 1001 other things that have been neglected whilst crafting & blogging my hours away! Not much time for crafting this week then : ( Though I might just manage to squeeze another card in before the big day. Whatever you're doing, stay safe and warm. Thank you again for stopping by and please take a minute to leave me a comment and then I can visit you too.

Hugs
Vicki x

25 comments:

  1. Thanks for the comment in my blog.
    An incredibly beautiful cards you've created.
    Hug Ellen/skravleberta

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  2. Great card! Thanks for joining us at Christmas Crafting this month!x

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  3. Wow, I'm sure he will love the card you've made him - very nice indeed. Thanks so much for joining in with the Ribbon Girl colour challenge. Mary G x

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  4. Hi Vicki I love your take on this Kenny K image and I absolutely love the feathers!!
    Have a fantastic Christmas - I hope you get everything done! I'm right behind you with all I have to do too!
    Hugs Laurie x

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  5. Love your card hun...love Kenny K and you have coloured the image so beautifully.
    Hugs,
    Marjorie
    xx

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  6. Oh, this is too cute! The feathers are such a wonderful touch! Great card! Thanks for joining us at Hooked on Craft Challenges!

    Chris

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  7. Hi Vicki

    Loving your feathers on this fabby creation.

    So many lovely elements to look at .. .. I am sure your hubby is going to love it!!!

    Have a really happy Christmas .. .. I hope you are feeling more "ready" now.

    Love Jules xx

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  8. Thank you for joining in at Christmas Crafting this month. I really love your take on the challenge any man/boy would love to meet your Santa.

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  9. I bet your DH loved this card it is brilliant I LOVE the way you have used those feathers and your colouring is perfect :D
    Thank you for joining us at Marianne's Design Divas and good luck.

    Hugs

    Amy xx

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  10. Oooh Vicki I love the feathers on your card...very fluffalicious! The non traditional colours are fab. Thanks for joining in the fun at LCI xx

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  11. Love these Kenny K images! You did a great job showcasing this one!
    Happy New Year!
    Hugs, Iulia

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  12. Fantastic card perfect for a man, great lay out karen x

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  13. The feathers compliment the Kenny K image beautifully. Thanks for joining us at Marianne's Divas. Hugs Tracy x

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  14. Hi Vicki, hope ur ok & had a good christmas & New Year, cards amazing, as usual, sorry I haven't been commenting much but I'm having real trouble accessing ur page hun, think its a combination of my ancient laptop & ur fancy graphics not seeing eye to eye, il persevere tho, lol..
    Maria
    xx

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  15. Great card girl! I love how you matched christmas with feathers :)

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  16. Great card,love the sassy image and your great design...
    Mandy x

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  17. Evening

    On behalf of all the 2011 Design Team I wanted to say a big thank you for playing along at Kenny K with our last theme anything goes.

    It has been a pleasure to stop by and see your creative make today and I hope that you will join us again at Kenny K for our NEW challenge and be in with the chance of winning some fantastic prizes

    Take Care and Happy Crafting

    Hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog
    Designing for:
    Crafty Purple Frog , Craft Us Crazy ,Bearly Mine Designs and DT Coordinator Kenny K

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  18. Your cards looks great! I love your design! And now I 'm your follower!
    Have a nice weekend!
    Hugs Marion

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  19. wow Vicki, I love the feathers it really makes your card ssssooooo glamourous...love it
    Mina xxx

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  20. This is a super cute card, hope you getting back into the swing of things after Christmas.

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  21. I've looked through your cards...all of them are great! I love how you embellish them and have joined your Followers!!! Hugs, Gail (LaceyLassy.blogspot.com)

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  22. Hi Vicki, i had to stop by to say thank you for your lovely comments on my blog. Your creations are gorgeous! Pami x

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  23. Hi
    Thank you for your lovely coment about my card. Now I'm off to. Check out your blog.
    Hugs Nick

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  24. I love your cards and put your blog name on my blog as one that I follow. I couldn't figure out how to sign up as one of your Followers...my computer is acting up. I read you have 2 Burmese kitties. I have one, too!

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