Tuesday, August 24, 2010

A Little Christmas Joy

Welcome to the third Blast From The Past blog hop with Taylored Expressions. I love these monthly hops. It's so much fun to see how everyone uses their much loved TE stamps!!!

I decided to use Wings of Joy for my card today because I've been a huge slacker with my Christmas-card-a-week. So I actually made four of these cards, which means I'm all caught up and back on schedule! I used the blast from the past sketch  for my layout.

The image is stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black onto Choice Buttercream and I paired it with my new Cosmo Cricket Mitten Weather mini deck. I love the unconventional purple hues in this holiday paper! The image is coloured with copics and I added a little sparkle with my red Spica glitter pen. I used my open scallop border punch on the patterned paper and added some Tiny Twinkles between each scallop for a little sparkle. I kept my embellishments to a minimum (thinking ahead to postage for mailing these cards) and simply wrapped some cherry twine and tied a bow.

Now I know there's plenty more eye candy along the hop so get going!

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

28 comments:

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Sigh...I LOVE this set and it is just PERFECTION paired with that new paper! LOVE the twine too!

Lea L. said...

This is so cute! I love the embossed background, and you colored in the image beautifully!

♥♥♥Lea

Jenny said...

Yay for X-mas cards! I love the coloring!

okcapitolgirl said...

Very pretty! Love the coloring!

chris said...

Hi karen, this is so gorgeous.

Kelli said...

YAY!!! All caught up... I'll celebrate withyou and pretend I am succeeding too, I haven't even THOUGHT about Christmas yet... LOL

Monika/Buzsy said...

Such a pretty holiday card! Love that image and the colors. :o)

Terri E. said...

Neat paper piercing and coloring.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Katie Cotton said...

love this different take on color scheme for a christmas card! So fun!

Sankari W. said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE these colors Karen!!! LOVE it!!! And you made 4 of them!!! Good Grief woman - you are amazing! I feel so behind! Like 6 months behind :)))) Beautiful card! ANd I am so missing you!!!
hugs hugs hugs galore!
Sankari :)

Stacey Schafer said...

super sweet card!

Kathy Martin said...

Such a sweet and festive card! :)

Shelby Goolsby said...

What a cute card, I love the color combo.

Tangii said...

Very pretty Karen, that red twine is just perfect!

Ann Kranitz said...

What a fabulous card to duplicate. I love the colors and that twine is perfect!!!!

Candace said...

Oh, this is SO cute, and yes, I love the purple, too!! :)

Kristie said...

Super cute! I love the colors you used.

Regina Mangum said...

So cute! I love your coloring. Perfect!

Taylor said...

Look at you with the Christmas cards! Absolutely gorgeous coloring!

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

This is just beautiful, your card is just amazing!

Chris L.

Libby Hickson said...

So cute! Love the colors - I'm a sucker for anything purple!

Natalie said...

Love the color combo and your coloring is fantastic! Adorable card!

Joan Ervin said...

I just love the non-traditional Christmas colors and the little bird is sooo sweet!!! This is my favorite TE Christmas set!!!!

TannyP said...

At least you're on the right path for a Christmas card at all =) I haven't even started! Your coloring is fabulous and the sparkle is perfect!

Donna said...

What a sweet card-look at you miss right on track with my Christmas cards! That's awesome-I want to be like you when I grow up-all organized and stuff!

Lori said...

Gorgeous! Love the non-traditional color scheme.

Monique said...

So cute.. I love the purple for a Christmas card also love the cherry twine :)

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

This is just beautiful Karen!