Tuesday, September 3, 2013

I Believe

Hi there!  Happy Tuesday!  Hope you had a nice weekend and your week is off to a great start!  We were pretty busy over the holiday weekend and I didn't have much time for the craft room, but I got back in there today for a bit to work on a few card projects.

Here is the one I just finished:


I made another Christmas card for my stash.  It's growing little by little!  My card base and mats are SU Cherry Cobbler and the patterned papers are from the My Mind's Eye Mistletoe Magic 6x6 pad.  The adorable image is Letters to Santa from Elisabeth Bell's Digital Collection.  The same cute image is available along with two other images as card toppers in a set called Snow Fun from The Hobby House.  I need to get some of these toppers for when I am pressed for time (think December!) so I won't have to color!   I printed the digi on MiC Blending Card and colored it with my Copics.  I added Shabby White Fran-tage and some pearl accents made with my Viva Decor Cream Pearl Pen.  The sentiment is from Create With TLC.  Some beautiful lace from Wild Orchid Crafts, a triple-loop bow of Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding and a pretty button (from Lori A., thanks!) finished my card.

Here is a close-up of the image:


Thanks for stopping by!  I hope to get back on track with crafting and blogging this week, so see you soon!

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
The Hobby House Challenge #4 (use topper or image from a Hobby House artist; I used Elisabeth Bell)
Tuesday Morning Sketches #214 (sketch)
The Cutie Pie Challenge #52 (cute Christmas in September)
Divas by Design (lovely lace)
Papertake Weekly (anything goes; optional Christmas)

Here is TMS-214:


Have a great evening!
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26 comments:

  1. Just precious, Carla. You color so well that you don't even need to think of the toppers. But, I do understand the time constraints. LOL
    Love your pearl accents.

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  2. Aww this is gorgeous Carla… what a lovely image and you've coloured it beautifully… I love the festive papers and pretty embellishments! :-)
    Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design this week!
    Hugs Sue B xx

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  3. I've always loved this image and keep threaten to buy it, but I'm afraid I could not do it the justice it deserves. You certainly did. I love the colors you picked and your "snow" is just right. I also love the triple bow and your papers. Enjoy your evening.

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  4. This is beautiful! I love the pearl accents!!

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  5. Oh Carla! You always create such beauties to share and this one is no exception. Wow!! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

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  6. Gorgeous card Carla....fab colouring and pretty papers...love from California.
    Xxx Margreet

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  7. Oh wow she's so gorgeous Carla!! Love your design!! :)

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  8. This is beautiful Carla! I always love your coloring and this is such a great design with all your elements.
    Hugs,
    Marsha

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  9. This is gorgeous!! I love all the elements on this!! Cute image and fun DP! I love it all!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!

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  10. This is gorgeous Carla!!
    XXX Heidy

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  11. Beautiful card! Love all the texture you've added! And that bow is awesome!

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  12. thank you so much for sharing with us at the Hobby House Challenge with this beautiful choice of digi and artist
    Hugs Kate xx

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  13. WOW! Absolutely gorgeous!!!!!

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  14. This is so gorgeous! Love the cute little image too!

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  15. Beautiful! Red and aqua is always a stunning color choice. Fabby card for your Christmas stash Carla. Hugs!

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  16. Beautiful Carla - love your use with the white Fran-tage. Beautiful colors and as usual, so well done!
    Sandy

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  17. Soo pretty.. I just love the combination of aqua and red. This is such a festive and "wintery" card.. so cozy... love it, Carla! xxx Ann Marie

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  18. Gorgeous Christmas card Carla, hey there is a lot of C;s in that sentence, lol :)

    Seriously, I love the little image and how you've coloured and detailed it. The sketch is awesome, and I love your take on it, your papers are just perfect. I have to get me some of this fran-tage stuff soon.

    Hope you are doing better these days, I think of you often.
    :)Sandra

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  19. OMGosh, this is beautiful, Carla! I love the soft coloring paired with that bold red. You should enter this in Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge this week--Double ribbon! :)

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  20. Absolutely stunning card,Carla. I love the colours you’ve chosen to use (I have to have those papers!) and your super cute image is beautifully coloured. Thank you for joining us over at the Cutie Pie Challenge. Jane xx

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  21. Lovely and snowy card thanks for joining us at cute christmas card challenge at Cutie Pie challenge, good luck cheers Sue Nx

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  22. It is a gorgeous card Carla and in my favorite colors. I love your coloring and love this sketch. I think your papers are so pretty. Great job!

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  23. Just precious, Carla! Love that sweet image, your always fabulous coloring, your take on the sketch, and your details! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

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  24. Wonderful card -- just lovely -- and wonderful use of our sketch. Thank you for entering this week's challenge at Tuesday Morning Sketches

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  25. Lovely card. Thanks for joining the Hobby House challenge.

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Thanks so much for visiting and leaving me a comment! I really appreciate it! Carla