Thursday, August 29, 2013

happy Christmas to someone special

Does anyone have any fun plans for our long weekend here in the US?  We're going camping.  (Not too far from town . . .  just in case.  We have a camper and we usually camp only about a half an hour from town.)  I'm a little over a week away from my due date so I'll probably have news soon.  :)

Today, I'm back to share another Christmas card I created recently.  One of my favorite colors combinations for Christmas cards is pink, blue, and cream. 

I pulled out an older stamp from Lili of the Valley for my card today.  It's called Winter Fairy.  Such a cute image.  The sentiment is from the Christmas Circular Sentiments set. The patterned papers I chose are from October Afternoon's Good Cheer line.  It's a really old line from them, but still one of my favorite lines of Christmas papers.   The fabric wrapped around the card below the twine is some cheese cloth.  I love the texture it adds.

I colored the image with copic markers (listed below).  I colored the wings with a soft pink marker before adding some stardust stickles to make them sparkly.  I also added some white fun flock to the bottom of her skirt.

Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and I added some stardust stickles to the petals of the flowers as well.

I'm playing along with a few challenges: Crafting Life's Pieces Sketch Challenge #61, LOTV's challenge which is Make it Festive,  and Wild Orchid Craft's Pink and Cream challenge.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!  Thanks so much for stopping by and for the comments you leave!  It always makes me happy hearing from my blog readers. :)


happy Christmas to someone special card supplies:
Stamps: Winter Fairy, Christmas Circular Sentiments (Lili of the Valley)
Cardstock: X-Press It (Copic), cream
Patterned Paper: Good Cheer (October Afternoon)
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento (Tsukineko)
twine, button, cheesecloth, snowflake charm, paper doily, flowers and silver filigree corners (Wild Orchid Crafts), stardust stickles (Ranger), fun flock
Copic Markers

skin: E000, E00, E11, E13, R00, R20
hair: E31, E33, E35, E37, E39
skirt: R32, R35, R37
shirt: BG53, BG57, N8, C3, C5, C7
shoes: E43, E44, E47, E49
wings: R30
presents: R32, BG53, E50, E51, E53, R27, R46, R59, pear green promarker
snow: C00, C1, C3
sky: BG0000, BG000
stars: Y15


Joan B said...

what a beauty!

good luck on the birth. i am amazed you are going camping!!

Kathy @ Stamping Still said...

Niki this is so, so beautiful! I love your colouring and the sparkle and flock and your use of patterned paper is always just right.

I can't believe you're going camping when you're so very pregnant!
My very best wishes to you. I hope everything goes perfectly.

Pop's Cards said...

Ohhhh sweetie this is just gorgeous!! hugs Pops x x x

Tracey C. said...

I love the flocking on her dress, and love this color combo too! You have such a way with those little flowers...truly a gift! Beautifully done :)

dpkennedy said...

This is so beautiful Niki! I love all of the embellishments and your coloring is fabulous!

Maureen Chandler said...

Lovely card and all the best with your new baby!! Camping??? You are braver than I would be, that's for sure! :-)

Elise said...

OoOh Niki! This is just so GORGEOUS! I so love the colors and all of your stunning details!!!!!!!

I hope you're all having fun camping .. and can't wait to hear news of the new baby coming! Wooohooot!!!!

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

Big Hugs,

Karen said...

Gorgeous card, so many beautiful things on it. You are very brave to go camping so close to your due date. I hope you all had a great time.