Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Here Comes Santa!

Hi my crafty friends!  Hope your "hump" day was a great one!  Our router went out and I can't even tell you how lost I was without the internet.  Crazy huh?!  Well I went out after hubby told me the router was done and got another one.  DS and hubby got it hooked up and now I'm good to go once again.lol  I made a card and guess what?  I didn't use any Cricut on it! I know, wild huh? lol  I stamped a santa image and color him in with my Spectrum Noir Markers. The glitter paper is from Martha Steward, one of her Christmas stacks, the pattern paper is from Close to My Heart, and my base cardstock is from Paper Trey Ink. I used some glossy accents on my santa's eyes trying to capture santa's little twinkle. lol  My sentiment is from My Pink Stamper. My card style is an "S" fold card.  Now take it easy on me, I'm just learning how to color with alcohol markers and I'm not very good at it yet.  But I thought it I did a half decent job.  Plenty of room for improvement especially with shading but good enough that I can send the card out to someone. lol  I plan on entering this over at Stamping For Pleasure.  My friend Mary of Carolina Cards (please go check out her blog, she makes some amazing cards and while you are there maybe you could follow her!) told me about Stamping For Pleasure.  It's a cute blog and I love the antics of her chickens. Yes, I said chickens!  You have to go check it out! I am also entering this card at Penny Black and More.  Go check them out as well!!    Happy crafting everyone!



15 comments:

MaryH said...

This is FAN-tastic! If you are just learning to color, lady, you did an awesome job! Love the papers and your special fold.Glad you jumped over to Stamping for Pleasure. These ladies are just the nicest folks. GREAT CARD! TFS

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Hi Brenda . . . thank you for coming to visit and for entering this beautiful card to the Rudolph Day Challenge. It's so lovely and sparkly and I'm with Mary . . . your colouring is just fine.

Thank you for mentioning me and the chickens in your post!

Good luck in the draw.

Hugs
Sarn xxx

Kathleen said...

What a fabulous card. Super image and just love all that glitter.

Kath x

Samantha Elliott said...

Super card Brenda! Love the flip action you have done there. Fabulous check paper too!
So glad you popped by to visit. I accidentally popped on your other blog and saw the challenges on there. I have only recently bought myself a Cricut and just might have to join you soon!
xx

linda said...

your colouring is great and i love the glossy eyes! such a pretty card with the glitter paper and i like the s fold and how you finished the inside. this would also fit in with the penny black and more challenge this month.
linda

Brenda said...

Thanks Linda, I entered!

Bug Junkie said...

This is Beautiful!! Your coloring is Amazing. I can't believe you are just learning!

scrappymo! said...

I think it is a great image and nicely coloured.

The Queen (Laura) said...

I love how you've colored Santa! The glitter paper makes it all pop! Love the fold. Great job my friend!

linda said...

hi brenda, so glad you joined in this month at penny black and more with this lovely card!
linda

brenda said...

We certainly do miss our Internet don't we Brenda, it's only when it disappeared we realise how reliant on it we are.

Your Santa looks a really happy chappie and makes a really great Christmas card.

Thanks so much for sharing your lovely work with us at Penny Black and More challenge this month.

B x (another Brenda)

pinky said...

Oh lots of gorgeous sparkle to this Santa Brenda, I love it.

Bernie said...

This is Beautiful, Linda!! Your coloring is Amazing. If I could color so well I'd do it far more often.
Hugs
Bernie

Vicky Hayes said...

This is fabulously festive Brenda! Love Sandra and her chickens too!

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Hi Brenda,
lovely Santa card, great folding.
Thanks for sharing at Penny Black and more Challenge, good luck;-))m