Tuesday 17 January 2012

Trimming the Tree

ok, so Christmas is a long way away .. .. but you gotta start early! The current challenge on Lili's Little Fairies is to show your favourite LOTV stamp - that's a hard one for me as I have lots of favourites and can't make up my mind. I do have a soft spot for the little boys, having a couple of grandsons I use them as the excuse to keep adding to my collection! This cute image is one I had inked up but never got around to colouring in, so here he is ready for Christmas 2012!

Copic colours are my usual skin tones plus Y13, Y35 &Y38 for yellows, G24 & G28 for greens, R22, R24, R27 & R29 for reds, E33, E35, E37 & E39 for browns, the foreground is E40 & E81 and the shadow is warm greys.

The papers are more magazine freebies, this time from We R Memory Keepers, edges inked with Jumbo Java Versa Magic chalk ink, matted with textured green card from my stash. I've kept things quite plain, no flowers as it's a boy card. Instead I've added a Marianne diecut tree, a couple of diecut stars, then I went a little crazy with the red pearl maker pen!

In case you wondered where I've been the past few days, well I've been busy with the DIY again, deciding what colour to pain the kitchen area above the units and tiles - we have 3 different patches of green and a couple of creams on the wall to cogitate over .. .. ..

The ABC Christmas challenges have started over again, this time with A = anything goes, perfect! The Stampin' for the Weekend challenge is to use your old stash this week, while the Totally Gorjuss blog challenge is for stars so I can enter with both of them too.


  1. Love the yellow of his jumper & the cheery bright colours. The stars & your extra tree work well with the image & the horizontally striped paper is really effective the way it picks up the rungs of his little step stool.
    The paint patches sound a familiar scenario.
    Hope the eye has recovered.
    Paula (PEP)

  2. OMG, such a sweet and precious image and awesome layout.

  3. Great card. Love this image. Hugs, Ankie

  4. oh i can see why you like this image .. he is so cute .. and i love the bright colours and that little die cut tree
    Lisa x

  5. Hi Annie,
    Fabulous card and such a delightful image. Great colouring and design.
    Hope all is weel with you and that you are feeling better.

  6. A beautiful christmas card, love the image and colours you have used. Thanks for joining us at Lili’s Little Fairies this time. Hugs Christine x

  7. Beautiful card Annie. Love the fresh colours you've used. Love the use of the die cut tree and the stars. I've had to go and order a set of star dies as all I could find was one small punch and some brads!

    Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

    Kat xx

  8. Annie what a beautiful image and just loving your colouring! Hope the decorating goes ok! Love Chanelle xxx

  9. Aw Annie this is a cute image and your right about starting early for this year - I must do the same.

    I couldnt pick a favourite LOTV stamp I just love them all!

    Thank your for joining us at Totally Gorjuss this week and the very best of luck. I hope you will be able to come and join in with our next challenge.

    Hazel x

  10. Cute card and image, LOVE the colours too!
    Thanks for Enter our Challenge at ABC Christmas challenge this time, see you soon! hugs Samantha :0)

    PS you can enter as many times as you like we have no limit!!!

  11. Beautiful - LOVE that tree :) Thanks for joining us over at ABC Christmas for this challenge - hope to see you back soon :)

    Carol x


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