Sunday, 1 December 2013

A is for Almost Christmas

It's December and time for another new challenge at The ABC Challenge and this time we're getting ready for Christmas, not many sleeps or shopping days left. This challenge is sponsored by  Paper Shelter, who have some marvelous prizes for our challenge winner.

Here is the card I made with the delightful Christmas Candy Fairy digital stamp. I decided to make an ornament easel card since it is about time I started putting up the Christmas tree and trimming it with all those lovely ornaments I have collected.

I used some lovely sparkly glitter card for the ornament that I cutout using my CraftROBO. I then added some bling, ribbons and a smaller ornament , stamped and cut out of some silver glitter paper, and added some lovely SU embellishments.

Here is a look at the card from a slightly side on shot.

And here is a closeup of the lovely Christmas Candy Fairy. The image is printed with my inkjet printer on Copic Xpress  Card and coloured with Copic Sketch (and Ciao) Markers. The Copics used are as follows: skin: E11, E00, E000, R20 hair:  E55, E53, E51 clothes: BG0000, BG10, BG11, BG13, BG15, BG18, C2, C00 candy: R85, R83, R81, R0000, C3, C2, C0 holly: R24, R22, G17, G14, G12. I added some sparkly glitter glue to trim her dress and the bow. 

And here is the card folded flat ready to post.

Hope you like my Almost Christmas card, and hope you are all having fun getting ready for Christmas.

Stamps: The Paper Shelter Christmas Candy Fairy, SU Contempo Christmas set: Merry Christmas, SU Ornament Keepsakes
Paper: Glitter Paper from Spotlight, SU Rose Red card, SU Winter Frost designer specialty paper
Inks: SU Stampin Pad Bermuda Bay, SU Stampin Pad Pool Party
Accessories: SU dimensionals, SU Big Shot Dies Framelits Holiday Ornaments, SU Big Shot Die Framelits Labels Collection, SU Pool Party ruffled ribbon (retired), SU Silver 1/8" ribbon SU Rhinestones and Pearls (coloured with copics BG18, BG13 and R85), SU Frosted finish embellishments, SU Festive Paper Piercing Pack

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  1. Oh! What an amazing card, Carol - so sparkling and happy with great colors! It would be perfect for the SNS challenge blog this month! Thank you for visiting my blog today. hugs, de {Creative Smiles}

  2. I love this sparkly easel card! The image is precious! Great job! Thanks for joining the Sparkle N Sprinkle challenge.

  3. This easel card looks amazing. Love the glittery background. So glad you joined us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge this month.

  4. What a wonderful shape you've created, very cute image too, nicely done Carol
    Hugs Julie P