Monday, December 28, 2009

Christmas Can Last Forever

Don’t you just love the Christmas season? It's my next favorite holiday to Thanksgiving and I love all the prep of baking, meal planning and selecting special gifts for friends and family. (If someone would jump in and do all the package wrapping I’d be happy). But it sure creeps up and is over so quickly after all the excitement, prep, planning and hustle and bustle. I love how people become more gentle and appreciative… almost the same as we saw after 9-11.

So, if I told you that I'm getting a jump start on Christmas cards for 2010 would you believe me??

This card is for three challenges... and I amazed myself getting this accomplished. My followers know that I am in total awe of others that make one item for several challenges…. they are much, much more talented and patient than this meager effort of mine.

First, the Copic challenge this week is to color an image of pine... got it.
Second.. the DareU2DigiStamp challenge is to make a Christmas card...either late or for Christmas 2010…..check!
And third... to create a card using any one of the layouts from the 147 available at CPS from the CPS Year In Review – Right-on sister!

So I selected layout #12 from CPS.... clean, simple and not too complicated. I often find that I like the image to be the focal point and not have things too busy.
Pine Cone 

This pine cone digital image is a creation of Christine Dark from Sketchin’ Stamper. I love her work, especially with botanicals. She does a fantastic job.

And yes… I’m really working on cards for Christmas 2010. Hope you like this… but most importantly, I appreciate you stopping by and taking some time from your busy holiday season. Stay well and be safe in all you do.

Details: Pinecone from Sketchin’ Stamper, Snowflake embossing folder from Cuttlebug, SU Wild Wasabi and Neenah White cardstock, Copic markers, Stickles Frosted Lace, pop dots, cranberry eyelet and ribbon – misc.


Dawn B. said...

Over achieving here...This is beautiful. I love the way you colored the image.. I really like Chris's work too. Her talent is amazing.. Great job...

Larissa said...

Very pretty card! Great coloruing and very lovely design. Thanks for joining us at DU2DS.


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eiyiyi said...

I love looking at your creations! They are always so beautiful and your coloring is amazing. Gorgeous card, gorgeous job! hugs and a happy new year, eileen

Sara said...

So pretty Peggy, I love it!! Hope you had a wonderful Holiday!

Cindy said...

Peggy, this is a wonderful card!! Christmas cards for next year??? I didn't even make any for this year!! I guess I'll have to get an earler start!!!

Kathy H said...

Hello... Thanks for stopping by my blog. The Gina K set, The Magic of Christmas is such a nice stamp set to have! Have a nice day! :) Kathy Hering

Kathy H said...

Oh such a pretty card!!!

Scrapping Julie said...

love that pine cone! great card.

Karen from PA said...

Beautiful card as always. I hope your Christmas was special in every way. It sure does come and go fast. It seemed like I was just gearing up for it and then it was over. Maybe I will follow your example and start my cards for next year. Have a Happy New Year!

Gina said...

Wow, I am impressed you are already working on next years cards! this is very pretty!

Connie said...

Love the card, it is beatiful. Question: Any time I have used a digi stamp, I have not been able to use my Copics, as the printer ink runs. Any advice would be appreciated.

Payne Holler Cards said...

just gorgeous!!! and cards for next year, whew! but maybe we could see if the DIVAS want an "accountability" challenge to do a certain number of Christmas cards for 2010 each month??? think I would need an extra push but it would be nice to have some ready for next season!!
Have a Happy New Year GF!

Angie Williams said...

Lovely! I am hoping to join you on my jump start for 2010 cards tonight! :)

"Luv 2 Glitter" by Brenda M. said...

Very nice..... I am studying copic colouring now that I placed my first order.....can't wait for their arrival and start using them. Any tips would be greatly appreciated.

Happy New Years

Lilian said...

Beautiful work! Thanks for joining the Copic Creations challenge blog and Happy New Year!

PenLight said...

Peggy beautiful beautiful work. You should enter it in one more challenge over at Pile It On because their challenge is to have a digi stamp and another challenge. This is a great card!

Michelle said...

A great entry for DU2DS this week, thanks for playing out at our blog.
Hope 2010 brings you all you would wish for yourself
x Michelle

Sandra said...

Absolutely stunning card Mary. Love how you have made Chris' Digi such a focal point.
Thanks for joining us with our last challenge of 2009. New 'Dare' this Friday.
Sandra x

Chris said...

Fantastic card Peggy, I love what you've done with the fir cone and thank you for your sweet comments, very much appreciated. Hope you're well, belated happy new year to you and thanks for joining us at DU2DS this time. Chris :)

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