18 December 2009

A Special Christmas Card...

Hello friends... I've seen some lovely pics of the snow in your part of the world whilst I was blog hopping earlier. Despite the cold, I am sure it must be lovely having a white Christmas :)   I'd love to see some more pics from my overseas fellow bloggers, so wrap up warmly and snap a few pics to add to your blog, especially at night time with all the Christmas lights on...

I made this special Christmas card for someone who has taken the trouble to purchase my stamps from Sir Stampalot for me. She'll be visiting her family in SA and I should receive them within the next week or so.  I can't wait!!!

I really put my heart and soul into making this one, so excuse all the pics, but I just have to share all angles with you.  I really hope you like this one as much as I enjoyed making it.  Let me know if you do ;)  A pity this one doesn't qualify for any of the current challenges though. It was just too nice not to share with you, so I hope you enjoy!

The image is Stanglar, I believe.  I think they are absolutely adorable and I would just LOVE to get my hands on some of these stamps. I've coloured her in using my Copics - I must admit that I was most impressed with my colouring of this image as I really took my time with this one, trying to get the blending and highlights just right. I hope I've been successful!  The gold Christmas tree was embellished with red and green rhinestones. The beautiful flower is from stash I've had for a while and as it's so big it's the first time I am using it. The card will be hand-delivered, so it's OK. I used a lovely gold organza ribbon to wrap around the card. The DP is from Merry Day of Christmas which was matted onto a shimmery bronze coloured paper. The base of my card is a creamy shimmer cardstock. Lots of glitter was used, but then it's a Christmas card, so one must expect lots of glitter hey and I also used some of my snowy flock to put around her hat.

The card would not be complete if I  didn't decorate the inside. Using the same bronze paper and DP from MDC, I used a gold snowflake and red rhinestone to embellish.

Hope you're all having FUN whatever you're doing and not too stressed out as we enjoy the last few days before Christmas.  Nice chatting with you again, take care until next time... blessings Sharon x


Hetty said...

Wauuuuw dat is wel een super mooi kaartje echt top hoor

jenny said...

Stunning card Sharon, love the image and the large rose is beautiful x
I will try and get some snowy pictures and share them on my blog!

Jenny x

Rose Petal said...

Oh WOW Sharon. WHAT A STUNNER. A gorgeous cute image so beautifully coloured. I love the backing you have used, it really co-ordinates well with your image. I adore the lovely flower and the ribbon and bow to complete this stunning creation.
No wonder you are proud of it, and so you should be.
I am sure that the lucky recipent will be absolutely thrilled with it.

Happy Crafting Sharon.
Have a lovely day.
Love Sandra xx

Catherine said...

Sharon I do LOVE your card ! It is just amazingly (is there such a word ? Well, never mind...)sweet ! Love the colours and you colouring is FAB ! (love the highlight in the hair and the little basket). The flower is gorgeous... Well I love everything... We haven't had any snow yet but I am sure it is on its way because today is even colder... Even Sukie doesn't want to go out... Have a lovely day dear Sharon...

Dena said...

Sharon, your card is SPECTACULAR!!!!! You really did do an amazing job on the coloring, the details, the layout. All of it is just perfect. Your friend will love it!!!
Have a wonderful Christmas!
Hugs, Dena

scrappyjan said...

Hi Sharon, LOVE THE CARD!! OUTSTANDING!!! And I love it when people take lots of photos of thier cards and post them. GREAT JOB on all..
hugs, Janiel

Michele said...

Gorgeous card Sharon. Love the image you've used and the colours also. Hugs Michele x

The Wired Angel said...

Beautiful card Sharon! I know exactly what you mean about creating a card and having no challenge to go along with it! I do that a lot. Merry Christmas to you.. enjoy the best Holiday ever! Hugs from here to there, Peggy

Riet said...

Ohhh wowww Sharon,wat een schitterend kaartje,leuke stempel,mooie kleuren.
Mooi papier,
Ik ben echt weg van die stempel,maar je kan er zo moeilijk aan komen.

Liefs Riet.x

RosesMarijke said...


Wat een moooooie kaartjes heb je weer gemaakt!!


Hugs Marijke

elly said...

wat een GAVE kaart heb je gemaakt

echt heel mooi


groetjes elly

Heartland Creek Graphics said...

Ohh you are getting better and better,this is really sweet!

groetjes Vera