Saturday 8 December 2012

Foxy Holly

Happy weekend to you all, hope you have something nice planned! We were going to do some Christmas shopping today the plan was to get off early to the shops but I thought we are retired why bother fighting the crowds on a Saturday when we can go during the week????  So a nice lazy day today I think!!

Here is my card, another Christmas one!!

Mmm I think the picture is somewhat crooked lol!! I have used Holly Berry which is a digital from Rick St Dennis I love his art but have never got any until I saw Lorraine use one the other day on her blog Mrs B's Blog and so I decided to get a few - thanks Lorraine for the inspiration!  I used one of the sketches from Papertake Weekly for the layout. I coloured her with Copics and Prisma pencils and I actually used a hand held magnifying glass to colour her so it took quite a while! I cut her out with SB Floral Ovals.  The papers are all from Teresa Collins' Christmas Home pad.  The sentiment is from Pink Petticoat cut out with Lil' Inker die.  The holly is cut using a C.C. Designs die.  I think why it looks so crooked is that I used the straightener in my photo editor for the top which has made everything else look wonky IRL its not crooked - honest!! I was going to give this to my husband but I think I will give it to my ex-husband as he has gone through a bit of a rough patch lately and hopefully it will cheer him up.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes (I used sketch 72)
Emergency Crafters - Deck the Halls
Fussy and Fancy - I Love Christmas
Jingle Belles - Anything Goes
Stempelsonne - Anything Goes
Totally Papercrafts - For the Boys
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Christmas
Paper Play Challenge - Christmas is Coming

Thanks for looking and hope you all have a fabulous weekend whatever you are doing! Take care xx


Caroline said...

Susan this is gorgeous the image is coloured so beautifully and I love the layout such beautiful colours. Enjoy your day. Caroline xxx

Doreen said...

Beautiful card Susan...lovely image and

Deborah said...

Gorgeous card Susan. The image is great and has been coloured beautifully.

Teresa said...

Beautiful card Susan, great colours, image and layout, love it.
Hugs Teresa xx

Jacki Daniels said...

she is just adorable and a great card to go with her love it have a great weekend
Jacki xx

Always with a Sentiment said...

Hello Susan. What a beautiful card. Love the colour combination and fabulous papers you have used. Great design and fab image too.
Love Sandra xxx

Sue said...

This is wonderful Susan. Such a fabulous image and your colouring is wonderful. I love the papers and layout too.

Hugs Sue

Unknown said...

She is gorgeous Susan the whole design is stunning, have a great weekend.
Chris x

Eileen said...

Fabulous card Susan. Have to admit I have a few of Rick's images but still haven't used one yet (I even won 3 on his site).. note to self... use them...
Back to your gorgeous lady. Oh my your colouring is amazing. Love the dp you have used, and great layout. LOVE IT !!!
Eileen x

chrissy xx said...

Nowq this is what happens! I see a new image and now I have to go and take a peep at what's for sale lol..My wish list basket is over flowing!
FABulous card. FABulous colours...
LOve it.
Monday at 9.00 am should be a good time to go shopping don't you think?

Donna said...

Fabulous card Susan, lovely color combo of papers, and your image just pops with the bright colors.
Donna xx

sandy's crafty bits said...

hi suzie what a super little card ... love that little girlie love the design ... sorry I have not visited you for a while been having a few "nan" problems lol ... but just wanted to say thank you for visiting my blog today ... have a great weekend ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

Céline said...

fab card, love the image
thanks for playing with us at paperplay this week

Carol said...

Gorgeous card Susan, love the papers.
I'm with you on the Saturday shopping, being retired has it's perks!
Thanks for sharing at Aud Sentiments too. Carol x

Patricia said...

Great card Susan, super image and your fantastic colouring.
I have missed a few of your cards.................where have I been??? Had a look back and of course every one is a winner.
Have a Great Weekend

Patricia xx

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Susan. I love the image and your fab colouring. The black and white backing papers look great too.

Thank you for the lovely compliment Susan. I'm so glad my card inspired you.
Have a good weekend
Lorraine x

Jo said...

Fab card Susan, great image & gorgeous colours!
Hugs Jo x

Craftychris said...

Such a gorgeous card, I love the colours and your colouring is brilliant! I would have needed a magnifying glass too. How lovely to give it to your ex to cheer him up and I don't blame you avoiding the shops today they would have been nasty! xx

pinky said...

Oh la la she is gorgeous, love your card Susan.

coops said...

so stunning susan.i love your striking colours and fabulous image :D

xx coops xx

scrappymo! said...

This is a fabulous card. Wonderful image and colouring too!!!

Tina said...

Die ist ja klasse geworden. Gefällt mir sehr gut.
Vielen Dank für die Teilnahme an der Stempelsonnenchallenge.
LG Tina

Debbie said...

Hi Susan...your card is absolutely beautiful. What a fabulous image and your colouring is just gorgeous. Sorry I haven't popped by for such a long time....just had so much on.
Hugs Debbie x

sue w. said...

Hi Susan, love the cheeky lil image and the papers are fabulous.
I'm sure this will make him smile hun.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend, wind is nearly blowing the roof off here!
Hugs Sue W.

sue w. said...

Me again, should have also said thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts, got so carried away with your card lol.
Hugs Sue W.

Redanne said...

Your card is fabulous Susan, that image is wonderful and your colouring is amazing. Love the backing papers too. I think it might well cheer up your Ex! Anne x

May said...

Gorgeous card Susan... Love that image & your colouring is fantastic... Great paper choice & layout... Hugs May x x x

Ally said...

woooooooooooooow this is your masterpiece EVER!!!
Hugs, Alesandra

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Just gorgeous hun, love the layout & the colours are fab!
Hugs Shell xx

Jan Hennings said...

So pretty!

Sue B said...

Oh Wow! what a fab image Susan! and your colouring is beautiful !! I love the papers and the gorgeous holly and berries!! it's a lovely bright and cheery card!
Hope you're having a good weekend!
Big hugs
Sue xx

julie_woolston said...

Gorgeous card Susan love the image and gorgeous papers.

Hugs Julie x

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card Susan, your colouring is beautiful, well worth the time and effort.

Glenda Atkins said...

oh wow, such a sassy, delightful image so 'jolly and bright' and love those background papers! Great card.

Sandy said...

Wo Ho Ho! Could never wear anything like this much less walk in those heels!!!!!! A very pretty, sexy card. That is if you are into sexy. Wo Ho Ho!

TC said...

Great card. Lovely LO & Colouring.
Thanks for joining us at Aud sentiments this fortnight.
Hugs TC x

MyCraftWorld said...

Hi Suzie,
Fantastic card! Thank you for joining us at Emergency Crafters! ~Lucy x