Saturday, 4 June 2016

Christmas Elf and a Floral Birthday

We've had the most glorious sunny week, it's been torture looking out the windows in work to see beautiful blue skies with not a cloud in sight.  And Saturday, yip, overcast and clammy!  Typical eh!

Anyway, I've been meaning for ages to get a move on with my Christmas cards.  This one uses this happy chap from Eat Cake Graphics stamp:
1202-J Christmas is coming (elf with newspaper)
Coloured with watercolour pencils and popped up on dimensionals.  Clear gloss and glitter added to the snowflakes and to his hat.  Paper Smooches snowflakes dies. Silver peel off sentiment from stash.

My second card uses an old Tiddly Inks stamp - coloured with watercolour pencils and popped up on dimensionals.  I added some Spectrum Noir clear sparkle to her dress and shoes, and clear gloss to the balloons.  

21 comments:

Ardyth said...

Ah, two of my favourite challenges! lol! Love your 'golden' take on Kimberly's layout and the fun of the flower background for Muse! So glad you joined us this week, Lynne!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Ooooh this is A-mazing!!! The border is scrumptiously golden and the elf so FUN and with the colors you used, so elevated to an elegantly fun card!!! Thanks soooo much for joining us at MUSE Christmas Visions💚

Annette Stapylton said...

What a great Christmas Card you have created. Love the side border dies, they are just perfect with this fabulous image which you have coloured beautifully. Nice work.
Thank you for sharing with us here today at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
[Annette Registered Owner/Admin for Classic Design Team Challenge]

Cheryl W. said...

Your Christmas card is awesome! I think you should make lots of these - you could do them in different colors (for borders and elf outfit). Your birthday card is so sweet, too. Love those Tiddly Inks images. Your coloring of her hair is amazing.

debby4000 said...

Fabulous cards, love your style of cards.
luv
Debby

Dotty Jo x said...

Two adorable cards, Lynne! I love the elf and the DP is so pretty. Your colouring is gorgeous. I think we had all the sunshine yesterday but today we have the cloudy weather instead, Jo x

Sarah said...

These are brilliant Lynne. Both layouts are fantastic xx

JanR said...

Fab card! The design is really nice. Thanks for joining us at Tiddly Inks.

Kim M said...

Great take on Kimberly's cardinal card! Love that little elf! :-)

Joyce said...

Two super cute cards. Adorable elf. Thanks so much for playing along with our 200th challenge at CASology.

Tracey McNeely said...

Both of your cards are so sweet Lynn. Thank you so much for sharing with us at CASology for our 200th challenge!

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

Wow! Way to get going on Christmas cards already! That alone is very inspiring and makes me want to get into "holly jolly mode" myself. And I was so impressed at how your elf card is so full of life and energy. It is monochrome, but it's wonderfully whimsical and sophisticated at the same time. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful piece with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Gorgeous and beautiful card Lynne thank you for joining us over on
Crafty Catz on this week's challenge
Dianne xx
CC DT

Claire said...

Loving the floral background on the second card - beautiful colouring on both those sweet images! Thanks for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays!

mischelle smith said...

LOVE your cards!

Leigh Penner said...

Great cards! I love how you were inspired by my card at Muse to make your super sweet birthday card! Thanks for playing along!

Marilyn said...

Wonderful inspiration from Leigh's card. Love all the colors.

Cara said...

Please stop making me need stamps! Two fab cards as usual. Cara x

Marybeth said...

Beautiful cards! I'm.ove your sweet Christmas card!

Marie B. said...

Two super cute cards, for sure! I love your coloring of the images! Thanks for sharing that cute elf with us at CHC Extra! :)

~Marie B -DT

Sandra H said...

This is just the cutest card ever and just perfect for our challenge over at Sparkles Christmas Challenge "To use TWO DIE'S" good luck and hope to see you again next time Dt Member Sandra H xx