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Monday, January 18, 2010

Christmas Through the Year

Over on Paper World, we have a challenge to work on our Christmas cards throughout the year. I thought that if I issued the challenge that I would feel more obligated to participate and to actually get all my cards done this year! I did better last year, but I still ran out before everyone got one. I used this image that Kathy sent me and I believe it is from High Hopes. She actually stamped me a huge assortment of various images that I have been having fun coloring. I colored the image with Copic markers and used foam dots to attach it to my scalloped ovals. I used the Martha Stewart branch punch to decorate around the bow. The papers are from DCWV and the ribbon came from Big Lots. I have been lucky enough to find ribbon there several times and I have been very happy with it. The quality is good and there is always a lot of ribbon on the spool and it usually only costs $1.00. Have a great night!

23 comments:

Micki Switzer said...

Anyone would be lucky to get a card this beautiful for Christmast. I love Big Lots too...I'm up for $1 ribbon!!!

HappyCrafter said...

You are very smart to get the Xmas cards started now! I adore that branch punch, and it looks great the way you've used it, I also really like how you made santa pop out :-)

Angela said...

I still have to create my card for this challenge!! Hopefully I'll get it done this week!! See ya tomorrow at work!! Love this image!!!

Crafty Creations said...

Great idea about the xmas cards throughout the year! This is a great image! He looks soo happy with his new tree!!
I also love all of the "ferns" below the bow!!
Great job :)
Maria

Cheryl said...

I love the stamp you used and the accents (punches) match the image perfectly. Great job.

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

AWW!! Gina, this is so very sweet!! I adore your Santa and the punched sprig is such a great addition!! HUGS

Anjou Krelovich said...

Adorable coloring Gina! Great idea too to sneak the Christmas cards in throughout the year.

Stampin'GHmom said...

Oh, this is just adorable!!

Silli said...

Hello dear Gina, the santa is so sweet! Love the colors... (after christmas is before christmas)*smile*

JazzyH said...

Pretty!

Sara said...

Your so good!! Doing christmas cards already! It's very cute, that little guy is adorable!

MiamiKel said...

How cute!! This is an adorable image :)

jimlynn said...

Precious! Love that little touch of "twigs" at his feet.

Scrapping Julie said...

i am a little Christmased out right now. but he sure is cute!!

Loretta Rodger said...

Very cute, love the attention to detail and the color is just awesome!

The Mama Monkey said...

Love how you used the punch to make those branches! You are so ahead of the game. I still have to do my Jan birthday cards!

Vicki said...

Gina, this is super! Great papers and I love the image! Blessings to you!

Payne Holler Cards said...

so wish I would commit and work on my Christmas cards for 2010 - but am just barely keeping up with current challenges!
love how you did this card! too too cute!

Annette said...

Great Card, love the image, great idea to make an Xmas card each week, take careX:)

Pat (mspfd) said...

this is adorable! Love that cute image which you colored and cut out beautifully!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

I have some of these images too that I received in a RAK. This Woodland Santa is such a cutie. I really like your use of the branch punches.

I'm making my holiday cards througout the year too. It's my goal to post one every Thursday to keep me on track.

Becky said...

Love this Santa, and love this card. Awesome job.

Stephanie said...

love those sprigs of pine! what a great idea to start Christmas cards now! my luck - I'd lose them by the time December rolls around :)