Friday 18 December 2015

Merry Christmas and a Little Extra

Very simple one layer card start to finish 15 minutes. This is another of Mo's wonderful digital images. I did lots of cards last year with this image but only the one this year cause I now have toooo much to choose from.

I coloured this image in with copics and it has gone through to the back but I always put a liner sheet in so I'm not worried. Kept it very simple using three red shades and a lovely soft green and shadow for the top. Dotted lots of dots in pale blue and pale green. Only problem with red is that it is really easy to have bits of overflow (show that is) so I used the colourless blender to remove as much as possible. It is more obvious in the photos than IRL.

Close up here shows just how cute this little bub is and at the moment it reminds me of my youngest grandson who is always, always smiling and has the deepest chuckle you ever have heard. You can see him here all dressed up for his Aunties wedding.

To add glitter I used a glue pen to fill in where I wanted the glitter to go and used the Martha Steward ultra fine white glitter. Check out the sparkle.

So I think the card fits the bill: Looks CAS to me, one layer and what's in my stocking?
Well all I want for Christmas is my grandchildren visiting me on Christmas morning.

Would also like to enter:

Okay thats it for today but before you go thought I would share some Postit Note holders I made for Elysha to take to her program yesterday to give to the staff as it was the last day.

Nothing too exciting and not all of them but gives you an idea of what they are like. So easy to make and everyone seems to enjoy using them. Great way to use up scraps of paper and bits of embossed paper and some of the butterflies and flowers I always seem to be colouring in. 

I have containers full of flowers and butterflies as they are so easy to do when you are stuck at appointments for up to 4 and even 7 hours waiting to see specialists. I hate to just sit and love reading but find after a while reading makes me feel like sleeping so bits of everything keep me alert.
Ahh the joys of having a daughter with a few additional health issues and parents who can not longer do appointments on their own.

Thanks for coming to visit and I hope you come again soon.


lostinpaper said...

Isn't he a cutie and so is your card! Those post it note holders are a fab idea, you certainly have been very busy Aileen!

Ruth said...

Such a cute card and your red colouring and blending is beautiful. Your little grandson is a right peach too and I love those post it note holders - they're inspired!! Xx

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

so many wonderful things to share! Love it! Really love the touch of glitter on this gorgeous coloring!

Chrissie said...

What amazing colouring on this super little image!
Perfect card for our challenge!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Perfectly cute, coloured brilliantly and full of festive cheer Aileen. Thanks for playing along at Less is More this week.
Sarah x

Anne said...

Love Mo's images and this is just adorable - fabulous card!
Thank you so much for joining us this week.
Merry Christmas!
"Less is More"

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card. Love the pic of your grandson - who looks very cute and perhaps a little cheeky :)
Beautiful gift ideas. I don't think I have as many appointments as you but I always take my knitting, great for hospital trips and setting watching the swimming/netball. I feel like I am achieving something while I am waiting. Have a great weekend.

Greta said...

Adorable card--your coloring looks perfect! Such sweet Post It Note holders--love them!

Wanda Cullen said...

LOVE this sweet digi by Mo and your coloring is amazing! The touch of sparkle is perfect! What great gift ideas with the PostIt notes! Thanks so much for joining us at Color Throwdown!

Ashwini Rao said...

Love your coloring - and that you did it in 15 mins?! Amazing! Never mind the overflow! :D

Sarn said...

OMG this is TOTALLY ADORABLE . .. I'm amazed you managed to get it done in 15 mins . .. you must be a quick and decisive colourist!

Love the look of the post it holders too. Good idea to get crafting while waiting around!

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and thanks for all your comments.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow I just love that darling image!! Such an amazing job with your coloring too! :) I just love making those post-it note holders...I have made tons of them!! They look amazing! Thanks for sharing! HUGS

Elizabeth Hart said...

Total sweetness - what a delightful image for the holidays!! Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Fan-tastic Tuesday Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

Loll said...

Your card is adorable Aileen. What a sweet image and you have coloured it to perfection! And the picture of your grandson made me smile ... he is so beautiful and must bring you so much joy. Love your post-it note holders - so pretty! Merry Christmas to you and your family. xx

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Wonderful coloring and gorgeous sparkle! That little boy makes me smile too - you must enjoy him so much! Thanks for sharing!

Dana Joy said...

Such a fantastic card. Love it. And those post it note holders are amazing. Merry Christmas Aileen.

Neets B said...

Wonderful colouring of this fabulous image, a really great one layer card.
So sorry for the late visit!
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More

Barb Ghig said...

Beautiful Copic coloring on this sweet image, Aileen! I love that you kept it one layer,'s just perfect! Loving your post-it note holders, too! How lucky those recipient's are to receive them :)
Your grandson is so CUTE! He looks so handsome all dressed up, too...I'll bet he had fun at the wedding!

Kim Heggins said...

Just your little sweetie in the stocking, so adorable. and your wonderful gifts, you are just amazing!

Ann said...

Congratulations Aileen! This card is just beautiful - perfect!

TaeEun said...

That little bub looks so happy in the stocking! And your grandson is the cutest:)! Congrats on the Showcase at LIM, Aileen!