Merry and Very Bright!

Wow!This card came as a bit of a shock on completion being a stickler for traditional colours for the past five Christmas’s.Having said I actually like taking such a bold direction.Hope you agree!

This is actually the third Christmas card I’ve made this year (I’m still sticking to the same layout).I’m so determined not to leave it to the last minute this year.I don’t do resolutions   but I do make promises to myself – I don’t feel so guilty if I don’t stick to them!

Anyway back to the card.I’ve used Christmas Trevor by C C Designs and coloured him mainly with Promarkers.I was so taken with his antlers I didn’t notice ’til he arrived at my house how tiny and fiddly the details on his jumper were … oops.But I hit upon the idea of using my fine nibbed Copic Atyou Spica pens.Problem solved!I’ve die cut him using the Out-of-the-Box technique to let his legs swing free.I have to admit the yellow card was a little brighter than I wanted and I was hoping to find some green card the colour of the background of the spotty papers at my local craft warehouse but that wasn’t to be.Nevermind,I think this makes for a card full of Christmas cheer!!

Image : Christmas Trevor by C C Designs
Sentiment :  Freebie Christmas Digi Ticket Stamps from The Beary Scrap Blog
Mediums : Promarkers,Copic Atyou Spica pens,Memento Dew Drop Ink Pad in Desert Sand
Paper & Card : DP Dovecraft Christmas Fancy,Yellow pearlescent card from stash,kraft from stash
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Martha Stewart Dotted Scallop Slim Edge Punch,Nellie’s Muti Frame Dies Ovals 2,Big Shot,Woodware Inverted Corner Punch
Embellishments :Christmas Fancy Glitter Chipboards, Christmas Fancy Trees Glittered Ribbon Stickers

Here are some challenges this card is for :

Pollycraft : New Things (stamp,papers,embellishments)
Pear Tree Designs : Circles
Creative Stamp Friends : Winter
Top Tip Tuesday : Anything Goes
Incy Wincy : Go Dotty
ABC Christmas : Anything Goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon : Something New + Ribbon 
Winter Wonderland : Let’s Go Dotty
Creative Inspirations : Something New (stamp,papers,embellishments)
Craft Your Days Away : Anything Goes
Christmas Card Challenges : Snowman/Snowmen (not mandatory)
Papers Sundaes : Circles
I Love Promarkers : Punches
Inky Impressions : Winter Wonderland Card
Aud Sentiments : Only two words
Meljens : Square or Round Card
PaperPlay : Cutie Patootie
Stampin’ B’s : Use a die cut
StampInsanity : Let It ALL Hang Out!
Stamp n Doodle : Winter in the Woods

Lisa x


40 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. *Vicki*
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 19:39:01

    WOW!! Really love your yellow color on this one!! So darn sweet!! 🙂 Your layout is wonderful with the non-traditional colors!! thanks for joining with us at the Inky Impressions challenge!!HUGS


  2. Jayne Hayward
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 19:43:38

    What an amazing colourful creation. I adore the image which has been coloured beautifully and the dp.

    Thanks for joining in with us on ABC Christmas Challenge

    Jayne xx


  3. Audrey
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 20:18:12

    Super cute! I love the image. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.


  4. Benzi
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 20:46:13

    Really adorable. Like your out of the box technique and your wonderful, bright colors. That antlers are too cute. Thanks for joining the Stampin B’s die cut challenge this week.


  5. Lou Mac
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 21:02:18

    A lovely colourful card, I love the image. His jumper is adorable. You have coloured him beautifully! Nice job.

    Thanks for joining us over at Pear Tree Designs!! Good luck in the challenges.

    Why not pop on over to my blog – I have candy available until the 31st!
    Lou Mac. xo


  6. Suzanne Oliver
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 22:27:58

    This is a fab card, love the image, so beautifully coloured, and your choice of papers are perfect! Thanks for joining us at Pear Tree Designs this week and good luck xx


  7. katrina benton
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 22:46:22

    He is adorable! love the colours and layout!!! I know what you mean about christmas cards, I think were all trying to stay ahead of the ball!!!

    Thanks for joining us at PTD this week! Good Luck





  8. debs m
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 22:55:10

    wow, this is fabulous, loving the colours and it’s put together beautifully! x


  9. Vickie
    Jan 14, 2011 @ 00:00:41

    Awe! That card is soo adorable! I love the idea of not using traditional Christmas colors on a Christmas card.

    Thanks for playing with us at Stamp-n-Doodle:)


  10. Bonnie - Really Reasonable Ribbon
    Jan 14, 2011 @ 00:25:54

    How cute! I love the non-traditional colors. Thanks so much for joining our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.


  11. Lou
    Jan 14, 2011 @ 00:31:06

    awww, this is too cute!

    Thanks for joining us over at PTD.

    Good luck.

    Lou x


  12. StephC
    Jan 14, 2011 @ 02:19:15

    Beautiful card! Love the yellow, and the image. Well done!


  13. Dawnll
    Jan 14, 2011 @ 03:00:47

    What a fun image and adorable with these colors.
    I like that you make promises to yourself.
    Thank you for joining us this week at
    Hope to see you real soon.


  14. Kathleen
    Jan 14, 2011 @ 08:56:55

    What a fun card, love the colours, thank you for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers.


  15. Delphine
    Jan 14, 2011 @ 09:34:49

    What a fantastic Christmas card! I love the bright colours, gorgeous papers and the image is really cute! Thanks for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge and good luck! Delphine xx


  16. karen
    Jan 14, 2011 @ 12:24:41

    Very nice Lisa, love the image and BPs too, thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.


  17. samantha
    Jan 14, 2011 @ 12:53:39

    WOW!! mega card! cute CC image too! Thanks for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge and Top Tip Tuesday too! hugs Samantha :0)


  18. Tine
    Jan 14, 2011 @ 13:28:49

    He’s adorable and I totally agree that sometimes it can be soo tricky to do the fiddly little bits with your Promarkers. As long as you use ’em for our challenge, that’s OK though, and he is fab. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers.
    Tine 🙂


  19. Nicole
    Jan 14, 2011 @ 18:49:52

    Eine wunder wunderschöne Karte.

    Danke für deine Teilnahme bei Kreative Stempelfreunde-Creative stamps Friends.
    LG Nicole


  20. Shaela
    Jan 15, 2011 @ 19:04:04

    this is adorable! thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges 🙂


  21. alica
    Jan 15, 2011 @ 20:18:29

    really cool! Love the bright, non-traditional colors and the paper too!
    Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!

    Tomorrow is Paper Sundaes First Birthday Celebration! Come and have some fun!


  22. Tanya J
    Jan 15, 2011 @ 21:49:53

    Great card….I love the colors!!

    Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions this week!


  23. wynneth
    Jan 15, 2011 @ 22:54:16

    Wow super bright colours and cute image, Thanks for joining us on I ♥ Promarkers this week.


  24. Corry
    Jan 16, 2011 @ 03:37:19

    HOLY BRIGHT! Definitely against the traditional color rule but WOW it is fabulous! I LOVE that it pops!! Great job with getting on track with the Christmas cards. Thanks for showing us your NEW stuffs at Creative Inspirations this time round. Happy Crafting!


  25. Giò
    Jan 16, 2011 @ 16:47:47

    Totally gorgeous card!!!! Fantastic colors and colouring too!
    Thanks for joining us at Inky Impression challenge.
    Hugs, Giò


  26. Jenny
    Jan 16, 2011 @ 17:08:21

    Fab card love the colours thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy Challenge.
    Jenny x


  27. Mel X
    Jan 16, 2011 @ 17:09:01

    Fabulous card.

    Thanks for joining us this time at Craft Your Days Away Challenge. Good luck.

    Mel X


  28. Kim Dellow
    Jan 16, 2011 @ 23:09:21

    Oh wonderfully colourful, love it! Kim


  29. Lorraine Mcneil
    Jan 17, 2011 @ 14:50:48

    Hey, great card. I love how you’ve coloured Trevors jumper and you’ve picked your colours beautifully. Great job.
    Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions.


  30. Mandy
    Jan 18, 2011 @ 00:06:20

    This is absolutely gorgeous, so sweet.
    Thanks for joining us at Paper Play for our “cutie patootie” challenge
    hugs Mandy xx


  31. Tammy Miller
    Jan 18, 2011 @ 04:20:34

    What a great card! I just love it! Thanks for joining us this week at Aud Sentiments Challenge blog for our latest challenge! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!


  32. Joey
    Jan 18, 2011 @ 09:27:20

    Hi Lisa

    this is gorgeous, bright and cheerful and such a cute image,t hanks for joining us at inky impressions

    Joey xx


  33. Alicia
    Jan 18, 2011 @ 12:05:42

    So cute! Thanks for sharing your talent at Paper Play this week and good luck!
    Alicia xx


  34. Ruthie
    Jan 18, 2011 @ 18:23:44

    WOW – that colour is a burst of freshness! Such a welcome escape from the dreary weather outside!

    Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments



  35. Sammi B
    Jan 19, 2011 @ 11:48:59

    AWww.. so cute!!
    Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions this week!


  36. Cheryl (shestamps)
    Jan 19, 2011 @ 21:04:38

    Super cute! I love that it is so bright and cheery!


  37. Susan's Crafty Chaos
    Jan 19, 2011 @ 23:11:35

    This is so cute, love the yellow for a Christmas card, it will certainly stand out 😀
    Thanks for playing along with StampInsanity this week!


  38. Cheryl (Shestamps)
    Jan 20, 2011 @ 02:11:59

    I forgot in my earlier comment.

    Thank you for joining our “Square or Round ” challenge at Meljen’s Designs.


  39. audrey g. (Meljen's Designs DT Member)
    Jan 20, 2011 @ 13:17:25

    Adorable card!!! I love those images by All that Scraps! Very cute!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Meljen’s Designs!!


  40. Shana
    Jan 21, 2011 @ 08:09:43

    This is beautiful! Gorgeous papers! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes – we hope to see you again this week for our big Birthday Celebration!


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