Monday, 8 October 2012

Christmas for the boys

The current challenge over at Lili's Little Fairies is to make a Christmas card for a boy/man.  I saw this stamp and ordered it a few months ago when it first came out, and I even got it trimmed up and stamped out .. .. but then it took a while for me to get around to colouring in.  The current theme was the perfect opportunity and I had fun with the bright colours - I'll probably keep this one to send to one of my grandsons.  The papers are bits from my stash that I'm trying hard to use up as pennies are tight what with having to spend on the build and new furnishings.  I've doodled a stitched edge and matted with my very last piece of bright red cardstock, so that is something I will have to put on the shopping list.
I've coloured my stamped image with Copics, the snowman with BG70 & 72 and a touch of BG90 for the shadow.  The reds are R22, 24, 27 & 29, the greens are G12, 14 & 16, the blues are B93, 95 & 97, the beige tones are E30, 31 & 43, then finally the black/greys are C0, BV20, 23, 25 & 29.  I like those BV shades for colouring 'black'.

Incy Wincy have an anything goes theme this week so I can enter their challenge. 


  1. Gorgeous card the image is coloured beautifully and the layout is fantastic. Caroline xxx

  2. oh this is lovely... so cute and love the layout and colours
    Lisa x

  3. Gorgeous card and that's a detailed image so I know it's a good bit of work to colour it... but so worth the effort. I like the shine on his hat and the sparkles on the snow. Fab dies and papers too.

  4. What a lovely card. Nice colours. Hugs, Ankie

  5. So beautiful card,I love the image and the colours.
    So gorgeous papers.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  6. Fab wee card!!
    Great wee image and just perfect for our Christma Card for a Boy Challenge!
    Thanks for joining in the fun at Lili’s Little Fairies this time
    Hugs Melly xxx

  7. another sweet snowy scene

  8. Adorable card Annie - so beautifully coloured and I love the doodled stitiching.
    Have a fab evening.
    Take care
    Debs xx

  9. Great Christmas card for a boy/man. Your grandson will love it. Lovely and cheerful. Love the snowflakes too.

    Kat xx

  10. Delightful traditional colours & great fun for a little lad.
    Paula (PEP)

  11. Oh, this is gorgeous! The colors are fab and this stamp is so exquisite! Haven't seen it before, it's just lovely and you showcased it beautifully!
    Thank you so much for joining us at Lili's Little Fairies!
    Hugs, Iulia

  12. Oh this is wonderful! Love the snowflakes!!
    Thanks for joining us this week for Incy Wincy's Anything Goes challenge! Hope to see more of your goodness!
    Karen C

  13. This image is delightful and so prettily coloured. A lovely card! I also loved your silver partridge in the pear tree and that fabulous snowman! Hugs, Lesley

  14. Another gorgeous LOTV crimbo card hun and beautifully coloured :)


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