Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Can I Get a Whoop! Whoop! I Made a Non-Christmas Card ...

Okay and a couple of Christmas Cards!

Happy Tuesday everyone!

Only a couple more days until Thanksgiving! I have noticed though that a few of the neighbors have started to decorate their houses for Christmas. My parents already have their tree up and they are putting my sister's up today. I haven't even thought about it yet. I guess that we will probably do it next weekend, that is usually what we do it. I wonder what Izzy will think about it. Last year she really didn't pay attention to it, so who knows what will happen this year.

Well, I think we are going to try to head to the library this afternoon. I am getting a little tired of some of her books, so it will be nice to pick up a few new ones. Izzy loves to go. She really enjoys the little book rack that she is allowed to pick up books from. Hopefully that will put her in a little better mood. She has been a little grouchy today.

So let's get on with it! My cards that is and one of them is not a Christmas one! Who's proud of me?!!

My first card for today is a card I created for my niece using Paper Take Weekly's Sketch Challenge. This was a really fun sketch. It had so many layers and my niece loves purple so I knew that this would be perfect for her.



Isn't she sweet!!! She really reminds me of Kelsey. I started this card off by stamping Pickin' Apples by Sugar Nellie on white card stock and coloring her in with my copics and stampin' writer markers. I then added some white gel pen to highlight the apples. Using the sketch as a guide I layered on dp, green card stock, teal card stock and purple card stock. I popped off the main image and added some purple rick rack and flowers that I cut out with my Cricut machine. I placed teal brads in the center of the flowers. For the sentiment, printed it off on the computer and then adhered it to a piece of purple card stock that I used my corner rounder on. I just think this is the most precious image.

Alright, alright, the next two cards are Christmas cards. But I have a good excuse. I am not only making my Christmas cards, but also some for my mom and my friends. So see, I need quite a few. That's my story and I am sticking to it.

My next card is a card I created using the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge over at Poetic Artistry. I always love these sketch challenges because they are so creative and different.

Isn't this sweet!!! I love this cute little Santa Girl. I started this card off by stamping Sadie Santa from All That Scraps on a piece of white card stock and colored her in using my markers and copics. I went ahead and drew in the tree behind her and then colored it in. I created the Christmas light border by stamping the lights from Christmas Time by Penny Black around the image. I then colored it in and added some silver gel pen to the lights' bases. Following the sketch I layered on green card stock, red card stock and Christmas DP. For the borders and the top and bottom I punched out white paper with my goo punch and added a little bit of glitter. I stamped the sentiment on a piece of white card stock, drew on the candy canes and colored them in. To complete the card, I added three brads to the top. It is so fun and festive! I just love it.

Now on to my final card for today. This one is just so elegant. I love this little image. It reminds me of when I was a kid. I used to have a faux, white rabbit fur muff that I would wear everywhere. It always made me feel so grown up and sophisticated. For this card I used this week's challenge over at A Spoon Full of Sugar which was a sketch.




Isn't it so elegant! It just screams old fashioned Christmas to me. Okay, so I started this card by stamping Lizzie With Muff by Whiff of Joy on white card stock and coloring her in with my markers and copics. I added touches of gold glitter pen and regular glitter to highlight her outfit. I cut her out along with a piece of red card stock and a piece of green card stock using my nesties. I added white dots to the scallops with my souffle pen. Following the sketch I layered red card stock, green card stock and three different Christmas DPs. I added a green ribbon to the bottom and two red brads to the top. I am so pleased with this image. I don't even know if I will be able to give it away this Christmas. Lol!

Well I need to go get ready for the library. I think we single handily pay the librarians' salaries with all the fines we pay for over due books. Have a great rest of the day! Thanks for stopping by!

19 comments:

Danni said...

Great cards!! Your coloring is awesome!! So nice.

Kimmie0270 said...

Beautiful as always... wish I had as much talent as you!

Debbie said...

Gorgeous cards Janna, Great take on Michelle's sketch Thanks for playing along this week, Hugs Debbie x

Bev said...

Absolutley breathtaking Janna - your blog is def one of my daily stops - I am such a HUGE fan of your work

hugs Bev x

MichelleO said...

Oh my Janna..what a stunning take on my sketch! Your coloring is to die for! gorgeous, and love the papers! Thanks for making my sketch look so good!
HUGS
MichelleO

Sandra said...

How do you get so many cards done at a time? I really admire that. If I get one done in a crafting session I'm lucky. beautiful cards. The first one really stood out for me.
Hugs
Sandra xx

Lynn said...

Very sweet cards! Your coloring looks wonderful on all of your cards!

Jason Core Dumpter said...

Love the cards! Nice work!!

Madge said...

Wow, you have been busy, a beautiful array of cards, and superb colouring xx

steph said...

Oooh these are gorgeous Janna! I love the one you made for the PTW challenge - such beautiful papers and image! Thanks for joining us for the PTW challenge! x

Paula Still said...

Your coloring is absolutely amazing! Kelsey LOVES (loves, loves, loves ...) her card and can hardly wait to get it!!!

I love all the cards. They are just beautiful!

Valoudesbois said...

magnifiques toutes ces cartes !!!!!

the whimsical butterfly said...

These are just beautifuL! I love when I can play along w/ sketches, too....they're too much fun!

Sue said...

Three beautiful cards. Sue.x

Mary said...

Such beautiful coloring! Just love your work. TFS

Rach said...

Wow a beautiful collection of cards. Hugs rachxx

L.Nielsen said...

This is fabulous - i just LOVE the colors and your coloring technique. It's stunning really!

Hugs
Lynda =)

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

These are all adorable. Your coloring is beautiful. Thanks for playing with my sketch! :)

Beth said...

These are all stunning, I love your colouring! Great papers too! XX