Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Family of Carolers

I got this stamp so I could 'personalise' my sister's Christmas card ... it couldn't be any more perfect - a boy and a girl and a labrador!   It's following on from my card for them last year which featured my nephew and niece - here's the link if you want a peek.
Anyway I liked the finished result so much, it ended up being my card to all my family and friends!  There's a bit of colouring to do, but the images do all the hard work, so there's no need to be faffing about cutting things out!

My stamps are from Eat Cake Graphics:
Family of Carolers
Lamp post
'Deck the Halls' sentiment from Happy Little Stampers.

I've coloured my little family with watercolour pencils and added glitter to their baubles, trim of Dad's Santa hat, and Mum's ear muffs.  Clear gloss added to the lantern glass and I covered the boy's hat, Dad's scarf and hat, and the little girl's skirt in my clear sparkle pen.  I masked my family and the lantern off, and splattered the background with pink watercolour to match my base.  Oh and I added some Frosted Lace stickles to the ground for my fallen snow, so there's LOTS of sparkle on this card!  Little gold stars from my stash.

This card is also posted over at A Sprinkling of Samples and Techniques blog, where you'll find lots more loveliness from Eat Cake Graphics

And here's another version of the same card, but this time I used the Simon Says Stamp Falling Snow stencil, but to be honest it was a bit of a faff and I couldn't be bothered with it for mass production.


Sarah said...

These are really lovely Lynne xx

Dotty Jo x said...

Love them both - what a great new image from Eat Cake - you've done a fab job! Jo x

Mandy said...

Gorgeous cards Lynne! I love the scene's you've created & the images are adorable.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

Anet van Zyl said...

Beautiful Christmas card Lynne. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Christmas Cards All Year Round. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

Cheryl W. said...

Love this holiday cards! I have a stamp that I haven't used yet that would be perfect for your little scene: "The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear."

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at CCAYR, good luck!!! Amy DT

Sue said...

Fabulous card and thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Calendar Challenge hugs Sue J x

MaryV said...

This is so sweet and the colouring is perfect! Love the design! Thank you for joining us at CWS Challenge. Hope to see you again!
Hugs, Mary (DT member)

Cindy said...

Cute card. Thanks for sharing with us at CCAYR.

Katy said...

This is soooo cute!! I love the image that you used! Thank you so much for joining us at Creative with Stamps! :)