October 4, 2010

Magical Monday - A Christmas Card, including snowflakes

This week's challenge over at Paper Cupcakes Challenge blog is brought to us by Pat Pedder. With Christmas just around the corner she wants us to make a Christmas card and use some snowflakes somewhere on our card. Well, I love making Christmas cards and I am crazy about snowflakes as long as they are on my cards and not on the ground outside! :O)

I used the image "Snowman with Cane" by Paper Cupcakes which is a new release. I used dp which was scraps for my background and I colored my image in my Bic Mark-its. Athough the snowman's snow was colored with chalks for the softness. I made all my snowflakes with various punches and added some Stickles and a rhinestone in the middle of each. My sentiment is computer generated. Really a quick and easy card.

The following cards I made for the CDAC blog hop. The images are also all new releases from Paper Cupcakes. This first image is "Jingles" and I colored the black and orange with my Bic-Mark-its and used chalk for his tummy, fins and his hat because I just love how chalk just adds such a soft feel. I used scraps for this card as well. It is actually an easel card, but I only took a picture of the main part.

This image is called "Oh Deer, It's Christmas". I must say this is one of my favs. I colored this image with my Bic Mark-its as well. Some think I use copics, but I only own a few skin tone copics because bic does not have a great choice when it comes to skin tones, but I think I am getting really good at blending them. I haven't invested in copics because I just still love the way my Bic Mark-its look.

This image is "Bed Time Stories". I think this image could be used for other things besides Christmas, but I just did a Christmas card since Christmas is just around the corner. I think it would make a great baby card as well. I also colored it with my Bic Mark-its. :o) I kept this card clean and simple

This image is called "Sunflowers in Vase". I love love love using floral images. They are so versatile . I loved coloring this image because sunflowers come in so many colors so I chose to color them in many colors. This too was colored with my Bic Mark-its. I kept this simple as well and used scraps on this card too. Yay me! I think this one is much prettier in real life with the Stickles around the edges and it being so simple as well. I love the torn paper look and it just seemed like the way to go with this image. It just felt kind of rustic.

Well, that's it for me card wise. We have had the flu running though our house for the last 2 weeks going into three. First it was me for 3 days, then Morgan, then Avery ending last week with it. We came home from church yesterday and Eric started coming down with it and has now been in bed since noon yesterday. Rachel came running upstairs about 8:30PM thinking she was going to hurl... but didn't... so hopefully she will make it through the night.... let's just say I am ready for it to be summer again and all this yuck out of our house! OK.. maybe that was TOO much information into my personal life, so if you don't see me around or commenting it is mostly likely I am just way busy in some manner, but please know I love visiting and will hopefully be by sometime in the near future! OK... hoping for a good nights sleep!

So, have a feel good kind of day! Free Smiley Courtesy of www.millan.net


Jessie said...

What a lovely selection of cards Nina! They are all so beautiful and different, you have definately made a good headstart on Christmas! Hope the flu gets out of your house soon!

The Other Patti Sue said...

You poor thing the flu sucks... especially when it makes the rounds through your whole family. I will keep you in my prayers. ALL of your cards are adorable. I love your new images... super sweet!

Kathy Czygan said...

Hi Nina! What an awesome group of cards you've created here! How do you find the time to get all of these done? Your coloring with the Bic Marks it is wonderful! Your blending is really good with these! I would have guessed Copics too. Those flowers......Gorgeous!! Hope your family recovers from the flu bug real soon! Hugs and prayers

Dru said...

All of these are so stinkin' cute Nina - and I really don't have a favorite, I love them all!! Hope your household is feeling so much better this week! Hugs, Dru

Patti P. said...

Nina, what fabulous cards...love them all but especially love the Oh deer and your coloring. Wish I could do that. Hope everyone is soon well, maybe this will be it for the winter for you and yours and no more sickness. Have a great week.

CraftinGranny said...

Oh Nina, all these cards are absolutely gorgeous. I love all the new images and you have definately showcased them perfectly. "Hugs" Carol

Pat said...

Hi Nina,

All beautiful cards, love your new Christmas images, great bp on your challenge card.

Pat xx

Unknown said...

Wow Nina I like all of these cards they are beautiful
some one will be glad to have these christmas card
Thank for showing

Nilla said...

Oh my, love them all as I usual do! You are so talented my friend! Hugs Nilla

Toni said...

All the cards are just beautiful. You wear so many hats, I'm not sure how you do it all. Sorry to hear that you came back down with the flu. Just hoping we are so full of vitamins or the flu just don't want to be around us old folks. Let us know how Avery is doing or if the train show should be put off for next year. Hoping for better days ahead for all the family...LY....Mom