4/03/2013

FFC #5 ~ Very Merry!

You know one would think that on April 3rd we would have spring in the air...am I right. What's up with the chill in the air! I'm ready for the flowers to bloom, the sun to warm our days and the nip in the air to say bye bye until next fall...late next fall! But the cool days did put me in the mindset to play along with the Festive Friday challenge. If you haven't heard of this challenge you should check it out. It's all about Christmas cards being made in advance before all of the holiday rush kicks in! This is what I made using the pretty colors of blush, aqua and gold.



Edit: This card was chosen for publication in the November issue Of Create: Christmas Cards!

These soft colors seemed perfect for this darling Stampendous stamp. I just love the precious little girls in their snuggley warm coats and angel wings!! I simply stamped and die cut them with my PTI mat stack 5 die. I used a combination of chalk and markers for the coloring. Their wings are coated with a Gelly roll pen and the fur on their little outfits are filled with a glitter Gelly roll pen. It has touches of gold in it and has always been my go to item for a bit of sparkle. A pretty blush gingham bow adorned with a jingle bell and tiny tag. A trio of my fav DeNami aqua buttons balance things out. They don't show up well on the light blush paper, but there are a few snowflakes stamped with fresh snow ink.

That wraps things up for me, off to run a few errands. Have splendid day ~Lisa


17 comments:

Tracey McNeely said...

Cute cute cute Lisa! This image is adorable and I love pink that way you love polka dots!

Faye said...

Such a precious and sweet Christmas card! Unusual colors for the Christmas season, but they seem to fit the images perfectly.

Paulina said...

This card is darling, Lisa! I adore that little bell in the middle of the bow- it definitely makes it a little more festive! :)

Kim S said...

Such a charming pair. I love the gingham and buttons - perfect for the image!

Sue Lelli said...

This is so PRETTY, Lisa, and your bow is just AMAZING! CUTE image, too! I'm sending warm weather your way!

carol (krillsister) said...

What a cute, playful card. Great image and layout.

Meredith MacRitchie said...

Oh, this is so cute! I think your little girls have a wonderful vintage quality to them, and I LOVE the gingham ribbon you used! I think the cold snap is really helping my challenge out, because so many players have mentioned that it's kept them in the right mindset to create for Christmas in the spring! *wink* Thanks for playing with us again!!

Jinny Newlin said...

So, super cute, Lisa! This palette is so festive and fun! LOVE your darling image, your smattering of buttons, and, of course, that scrumptious, gingham bow!

Greta said...

Oh Lisa--this is so adorable & sweet--wonderful holiday card! I haven't seen that stamp--love it. Your use of buttons is always fabulous--I'm learning from you!

Geri said...

So very sweet, Lisa! The colors are so perfect for this sweet image! And I love the bow and jingle bell!!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

I love this! Those little kiddies are adorable. We are having a cold snap as well! It might snow here this weekend...yikes.

Marybeth said...

So funny when I see this stamp I think ..hey thats my stamp! I guess just because I have it and love it! Funny!
Well, Lisa this is gorgeous! I love the little girls done in pink and that gorgeous bow ….. love it!
Dizziness is gone now , thank God!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOL! YES-- bring on SPRING:)

But I do love this card! What a gorgeous color palette! LOOOOOVE the ribbon!!! Super cute image too!! YOU always amaze me:)

ps...THANK YOU x10000 for your sweet comment on my video post! THANK YOU for taking the time to watch my video and leave me love-- you made my day! <3

Kelly Griglione said...

Oooh, I love that you made a winter scene instead of the more expected Spring scene with these colors! Never would have tried that. Those little snow angels turned out so cute like this!!

laughadaisy said...

This is lovely, Lisa. ;-) Such a perfect image for these challenge colors - soft and pretty and a bit playful. LOVE that ribbon with the jingle bell! You've added the perfect little touches.

We've had a fair amount of sunshine this past week, but the weather has turned rainy and cold today and probably for the weekend. Makes me want to sit still and read a good book. ;-) Hope you have a great weekend!

Colleen Dietrich said...

What a cute name, Festive Fridays! Hadn't heard of it. You learned me something today! he hee

These colors are SO cool for a Christmas card! And those little kids are too cute.

Michelle said...

Your gingham ribbon stole my heart...and the sweet little girls and the bell...and the buttons...etc, etc! Love the whole card, Lisa!