Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Under The Mistletoe

This sure looked a lot better before I posted it so somewhere in the transition it lost its clarity but I think it will be okay.  This is for the challenge at Lili of the Valley this week  of red. green, and white. I love this color combo for Christmas as it's so traditional.  Of course, this adorable new image from LOTV, Under The Mistletoe, is what really makes the card so cute.  It's just one of many new releases for Christmas this year.

My first attempt at a center step card, and as easy as it looks, I really struggled with the dimensions so made a template and cut it with an Xacto knife.  Oh how I wish measurements given were a little more exact as math and fractions have NEVER been one my strong points.  I did finally get 8ths figured out on the ruler though....lol

OOPS! Forgot to add the side view on the first post...Sorry
The DP is from Bo Bunny Father Christmas Pack and SU Cherry Cobbler, stamped and colored on Neenah card stock with Copics.  G28, 24, 21, 20 - YR24, 23, Y15, 11, 00 - R39, 37, 35 - E74, 71, 70 - E55, 57 - E00, 000, R20 - C5, 3, 1, 00.  Viva Decor Cream Pearl was added for the mistletoe berries, stardust stickles for the snow and on the poinsettia's from WOC, velvet white flock for the fur on the coat and polar white FS for the snow on the ground. 

I had planned to enter this in the WOC sketch challenge but altered the sketch too much so I'm entering the following challenges:
7 Kids College Fund - Holiday Goodness
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Winter Wonderland - Girlie Christmas

Tomorrow we will be attending the visitation for the daughter of a dear friend and one of Conley's military comrades, and on Thursday the funeral, so you will probably not hear from me for a few days but I'll catch up with you all as soon as I can.  Have a wonderful week.
"Love & Hugs" Carol (Granny)


Rufus said...

Very pretty! You even got the background paper on either side of the center perfectly balanced! Love all the details.

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous card Carol, really beautiful. I love the traditonal colours, and gorgeous image.Never made a centre step, must try....what are 8ths??...lol..how many dashes past the 6...lol..I'm hopeless with fractions too..so thats how I measure in my notes.. 6 plus 2 dashes...lol..oh!dear..


downrightcrafty said...

wow what a gorgeous girlie card and great coloring too, stunning thank you for joining us at the Winter Wonderland
Hugs Kate
PS I have some candy if you are interested:)

cheryl said...

oh gosh hun how gorgeous is this,its perfect,girlie,card just love the image the detail and your coloring is just amazing,hugs cherylxxxxx

Margaret said...

This is just lovely Carol and those LoV new stamps. Oh I wish I wish
Margaret M


What a gorgeous card Carol - love the step design and the oh-so-cute Christmas image.
Totally fabulous!
Hugs, Sylvia xxx

Ciska said...

Beautiful card Carol, as you said, very traditional Christmas colour combination. The image really works well with these colours, very cute! :)

Marjorie said...

Oh Carol!! what a beautiful card, I also love the colours of Christmas! I also hate having to measure, it takes me forever. Your card looks stunning so I think your maths is spot on lol!!!

NanaConnie said...

Fabulous Christmas card. Love that you 'stepped' it. The image is so adorable and your papers are incredible!

Unknown said...

Hello Carol
Well I am back from my vacation
and can I say that you were working very much
and wow your cards are still very beautiful your christmas cards are all very pretty
I like very much your step card and the color is very perfect with this image well what can I say more they are all beautiful well done
have a good day
can not wait to see what next

craftieodmae said...

now how gorgeous is that!!!!! Fantastic coloring too!

The Other Patti Sue said...

WOW... totally blown away with this one! Simply amazing!

DesignerDiva said...

Love this gorgeous card, fantastic colouring and colours!

Thanks for sharing it with us at MAWTT this week and good luck with the challenge

Hugs Laurie x

Renkata said...

So cute and pretty card dear Carol.
So beautifly coloured this cute image.

Anonymous said...

Wow Carol!! Really gorgeous center step design!! :) Love your sparkle snow and colors!! TFS! HUGS

Digi Darla said...

Hi Carol, Your card is lovely. You do such pretty work. You've just got to stop by http://digidarla.com and participate in one of our challenges sometimes...share you talent!

Pami said...

This is such a beautiful image Carol and I love what you have done with it, your card is amazing. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at MAWTT this week, hope to see you again soon. Pami x

Suzi Mac said...

A wonderful Christmas card, gorgeous layout and image. Thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland this week.
Suzi x

Anonymous said...

Really lovely card, love the use of the traditional colours
Lindsay xx

Mary Lou said...

Wowwie Carol this is Wonderful!! Love this LOTV image and your choice of papers is delish!!! Very pretty and my sympathies to you and your friend's family -funerals are never a want to attend event.
Hugz and love

Pat said...

Beautiful card Carol, I love all these gorgeous new images from LOTV and your colours and colouring are super. Hope the next few days are not too stressful and my thoughts are with you and your friend.

Pat xx

Barbara said...

Very cute image! And I love how you cut the card.

Eulanda said...

Ok so I will admit I had trouble with 8ths too. I had to go online and figure it out!! I just bought 4 new xmas LOTV images and they're so super cute!! This image is cute too and I'm still luvin the snow on this one too! Great coloring and I like these step cards. So pretty!! Ok I think I'm done for now. hee hee Hugs!

Unknown said...

What a fabulous Christmas card with just wonderful coloring! Thanks so much for joining our challenge at 7 Kids College Fund!

Anonymous said...

What an amazing Christmas card! Wonderful design and fantastic colouring. You are a master of Christmas cards, Carol!
Amelia x

Patti P. said...

Oh my, love this one girl....the papers are gorgeous and love the way you used two different ones on the step part. This is one gorgeous image. Sorry for that families loss.

Mary Lou said...

Incredible beauty here Carol!!! Love this side step card~~~Excellent!!!