Thursday, 13 October 2011

Decorating the Tree

We have a treemendous theme this week on Cute Card Thursday, perfect for creating a few more festive cards. I've inked up my LOTV little lad decorating the tree, coloured with Copics and put the card together with freebie magazine papers and some die-cut pieces.

I have a list of the colours for you: skin tones with my usual E000, 00, and 21. His hair, shoes and the pot are the E41 to E47 shades and the stool is E81 with those paler shades. For the tree I coloured with YG13 and 17, his cardi and the stars are coloured with Y35 and YR23, and the reds are R37, E07 and E09. I've used warm greys W0 and W2 for shading, and a new pen for me warm grey W00 for shading the fur trim on his hat.

Here's the card. I've punched out little circles with a hole punch then domed them with a big ball tool before inking the edges and fixing to the card as faux brads. I have used a real gold sparkle brad in the centre of my floral embellishment created with various Marianne dies.

The One Stop Craft challenge blog have an anything goes theme whilst Paper Sundaes want to see your favourite colour combinations, well for Christmas mine is the traditional red, green and gold.

Although I've been quite busy since I last posted, my absence has been more to do with the internet connection that has been disappearing seconds after I log on - so visiting and blogging has been a nightmare. I took Mum to the Magnet showroom on Monday afternoon to finalise our kitchen, but we ended up with a different one in the end! We couldn't afford the top end painted cream design and had been hopeful for the economy version, but it was more ivory than cream and not what Mum wanted. So, instead we have decided on a light oak shaker design with a brown imitation marble worktop, I just hope it wont be too much with the teak dining room table, chairs and sideboard she already has, plus we were going to have a wood floor. Perhaps if the floor is very pale or very dark it might work, and if I paint the walls a pale shade and avoid any more natural wooden pieces, and have a linen or leather sofa, all will be ok. I've still not got the paint for the porch, and have decided not to paint the old tv cabinet for storage in there as Mum now has a walker to help her get around outside, and that will have to live in the porch too.

If the internet connection holds I hope to be able to catch up over the next few days .. .. fingers crossed!


  1. oh so sweet - and what a gorgeous flower
    Lisa x

  2. What a sweetie Annie!
    Hugs Nicolet

  3. Lovely clean layout, pretty papers and I love that poinsettia. Of course it's your prettily coloured image that really stands out. Beautiful! Hugs, Lesley

  4. Beautiful cards i really love them so simple and cute...
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  5. wauw verry stunning card!!!!
    xx petra

  6. such a wonderful card annie I love the papers and sweet image
    hugs Lia

  7. Gorgeous card, love the sweet image. Thanks for joining us at the One stop Crafts this week. luv gina xx

  8. what a sweety sounds like you'll be busy with decorating real soon

  9. just love this card annie ~love the flower!~love this image, it is just adorable!!
    vanessa xx

  10. Wow!!!! The coloring is wonderful!
    Super card!
    Dutch Tulip

  11. Not easy with all the things that have to go together with colours & designs - we're mid carpets for the whole house & furniture for the newly decorated lounge/dining room.
    Anyhow hope your internet behaves. Love those faux brads & that flower is just spectacular. The shading of his trousers is super too - love the softness of them.
    Paula (PEP)

  12. Hi Annie, lovely to see you with this gorgeous card. Love the colours you've used and that image is really cute.

    I know how you feel about your internet connection. Mine is always pretty bad but for a while now it has been horrendous. Slow doesn't even come close. Sometimes if I don't sit in the right place I can't do anything!!

    Kat xx

  13. Fab card, love the colouring and that flower embellishment is great.
    Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes
    Hugs Kat xx

  14. Oh what a gorgeous card.

  15. Hi Annie,
    Another gorgeous card and super cute image. Fab colouring and love the flower. Hope the internet behaves. You sound very busy with all that you are doing.

  16. Beautiful card Annie,I love the image and the colours.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  17. This lovely card really made me smile. Cutesome image and the bright colours are perfecto for Christmas. xxx


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