Wednesday, 16 January 2013

1st Christmas card of the year

Good morning peeps I hope you are all well and not feeling the cold too much. Boy it´s bloomin freezing here, cold enough for fur lined knickers lol.  I am keeping cozy in my craft room and enjoying getting back into crafting at long last.


Today I have inked up "Willow with Lantern" and coloured her with my copics, such a pity she has lain here a few years without being used especially as she is so pretty and cute. I wonder who she´s looking for!


The papers are old ones too DCWV, Rose Tinted Christmas. Not a bad start to the New Year using up my old stash but method in my madness as there will be more room for the new stash I´ve just ordered. Sentiment was a freebie in a magazine and ribbon and pearls from Mei Flower.

Challenges:

Allsorts - Die Cuts and Punches
Crafty Creations -Snowflakes
Crafty Hazelnut´s Christmas - Rudolph is Resting
Crafty Hazelnut´s Extra - Anything Goes
Divas by Design - Make it girly
Elisabeth Bell´s World - Fluffy White Snowflakes
Everybody Art Challenge - Girl
2 Sisters - Celebrations
Fab´n´Funky -Moving
Paper Pretties - Ribbon
Sarah Hurley - Celebrate
The Cutie Pie Challenge - Sketch
The Corrosive - Out with the Old ... stamp and papers
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes



30 comments:

Crafty Chris x said...

wow Nicola this is beautiful luv the colours, freezing here too.
Chris x

Marcea said...

just beautiful. Your colouring is gorgeous and I am loving the attention to the folds that you have created. Well done, such a stunning creation - and a christmas card made already!! x

Lisa xx said...

oooh this is beautiful Nicola, what a gorgeous image! Thank you for joining in with the cutie pies xx

Pat said...

What a gorgeous image Nicola and so beautifully coloured, lovely papers and design. Temperatures are dropping again this evening so I think this cold spell is going to last a while longer, keep warm.

Pat xx

Debs said...

This is soooo beautiful Nicola - stunning colouring and I love the shaped corners of the base card.
Thanks for playing along with us at Cutie Pies this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

*Vicki* said...

What a very lovely design Nicola!! Love the purple colors and sweet image!! Hope all is well with you! HUGS :)

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Wow Nicola - this is a stunner - your colouring is perfection (as ever). A beautiful image and layout - LOVE it!

Keep warm and take care - Big Hugs, Sylvia xxx
PS: The answer to your SU query is "Yes"!

Danni said...

Gorgeous! Love the colors you used!

Mary Lou said...

WOW Nicola---just gorgeous!!!! Love how you colored her gown....very eye catching and perfect with the dp's :). Thanks for joining in the fun snowflake challenge at EBWORLD !!!!
Biggest hugs

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous and adorable.
luv
Debby

Hazel said...

Gorgeous card - love that pretty image - thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges - hope to see you again soon x

Carol Christie said...

Beautiful card, the colours are gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at the Sarah Hurley Challenge Blog this month xx

catherine said...

A really beautiful card and thanks for joining in with our challenge over at Allsorts this week
x catherine

pinky said...

Oh wow Nicola your colouring is stunning, you have created so much dimension to her dress. Gorgeous card. Now can I order a pair of those fur lined knickers lol.

debbi taylor said...

Hi Nicola... loving your blog - your new DT sister
hugs
Debbi x

Sue Nicholson said...

Lovely card and colouring, thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie challenge, good luck cheers Sue N x

Billie A said...

Very pretty image and colors. Great coloring and thank you for joining us at Paper Pretties.

Regan said...

Beautiful card! Your coloring is lovely! The the shading of the folds of her dress is fabulous! Great layout & papers too! Thanks for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge!
{hugs}
Regan

Pat K said...

Gorgeous card Nicola with a beautifully coloured EB image. Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week. Pat K x

Anne Fenton said...

Your card is lovely and your coli=ring is fantastic...thank you for joining us at TTCRD this week.

Ginny said...

fab card, thanks for joining us at FnF :)

Mandy said...

Oh wow Nicola your colouring is beautiful hun, you've created so much depth to the folds I'm seriously jealous lol, this is one gorgeous card.
I'm another who is guilty of owning her and not getting around to using her, naughty girls lol.
Keep those furry knickers firmly on lol
hugs Mandy xx

fatmonica said...

This is gorgeous,a stunning card.Thanks for joining us at Sarah Hurley's Challenge Blog.

Betty said...

This is a beauty Nicola love the image and the colours are gorgeous as is your colouring. You are back with a bang lol
Bettyxxx

susiestacey said...

Beautiful card such a gorgeous stamp and the colours you have used are lovely.
Thank you for joining the sketch challenge over at Cutie Pies and good luck x Susan x

Elise said...

Wowwwww, this is absolutely GORGEOUS!!! You've coloured her so BEAUTFULLY .. I love it!

Big Hugs,
Elise

Pami said...

What a beautiful card, love the colours. Thanks for joining us at EBW this month, good luck! Pami x

Rose said...

Nicola, your beautifully colored Willow with Lantern looks fabulous dressed in her purple gown on this pretty snow-themed card. So glad to see your entry at the Elisabeth Bell's World "Fluffy White Snowflakes" challenge. Hugz, ~ Rose

Pysselbus said...

ADORABLE!!! And the coloring is fantastic!! Love the shading on the dress!! And your dp along with the diecuts are perfect for our snowflake-challenge! Thank's for joining us at EBWC this month!
Hugs
Linda

Jessica said...

Gorgeous card - love the image and your colouring. Thanks for joining us on the Sarah Hurley Challenge. Jxx