Mer-ry Christmas!

The challenge this week at Craft Your Passion is Under the Sea/Your Favorite Season.We have the fabulous Simply Betty Stamps as our sponsor.Hop on over to the challenge blog for full details on how to play along.Don’t forget to take a look at DT and GDT inspiration,they’ve done a wonderful job!

The DT were very lucky indeed to be give some new release images to play with.Here I’ve used the cute  Frosty Merkid on my card.He’s one of several adorable Merkids from Simply Betty Stamps.I wanted to try something different so I coloured with Copics (recently won on eBay) on kraft card.I really like how it turned out.Then it hit me!There are quite a lot of areas that should be white!I found my white gel pen handy for the smaller areas but as it’s on it’s last legs I didn’t think it could handle the snowman.So out came the Liquid Pearls.As well as looking pretty it added some texture too.I finished the whole thing off with some Baker’s Twine and die cut snowflakes with some more Liquid Pearls added to the centre.

Now as I’m trying desperately NOT to leave it to the last postal date to hurridly finish my Christmas cards (oh yes,2 years running!) and just ‘cos these images are just sooo sweet I couldn’t help but make another card :

This time I’ve used some Polar White Flower Soft on the trims on her hat and clothing plus a ribbon I ruffled.I’ve added a die cut swirl and button flower threaded with Baker’s Twine.She’s called Tiki Merkid.

Supplies :
Images : Frosty Merkid & Tiki Merkid from Simply Betty Stamps 
Sentiments : Freebie Christmas Digi Ticket Stamps from The Beary Scrap Blog
Colouring Medium : Copic Sketch Markers and Copic Ciao Markers
Other Mediums :Inkssentials Opaque White gel pen,White Opal Liquid Pearls,Polar White Flower Soft
Papers & Card : DP Basic Grey Jovial 6 x 6 pad,Kraft,dark greeny black card and white pearlescent from stash
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Fiskars Scallop Sentiments border punch,Woodware Inverted Corner punch, Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies Ovals 2,Nestabilities Standard Ovals Large,Marianne Design Snowflakes 1,Swirl from Marianne Circle Frame Set,Joy!Crafts Buttons Sets 2,Big Shot
Embellishments : We R Memory Keepers Baker’s Twine,Kars Xmas Ribbon Collection Ribbon

Some challenges these are for :

OSAAT : Use a digi
Catch the Bug : Anything Goes
CES : Water it
Frosted Designs : Colouring
Fun with shapes and more : Cord/(Baker’s) Twine
Fussy and Fancy : Christmas in July
Raise the Bar : Anything Goes
Stamp Something : August Digi Day
Totally Papercrafts : Holidays
Craft Us Crazy : Anything Goes in August
Crafty Sentiments : Christmas
Paper Play : Christmas in August
Sassy Studio : Sentiment
Crafting for All Seasons : Beach/Ocean
Crafts and Me : Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp : Christmas
Deep Ocean : Sea
Paper Playtime : Projects with water

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

14 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Hazel
    Aug 08, 2011 @ 15:41:54

    Beautifully coloured images on lovely cards. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week. Remember to join in every week during August for your chance of winning the Pretty in Print competition. Hazel x


  2. Jan
    Aug 08, 2011 @ 21:43:18

    What fab cards thanks for joining us at CFAS xx Jan


  3. Amy
    Aug 09, 2011 @ 05:31:58

    Love it!! Thanks for joining Bugaboo at Catch the Bug challenge.


  4. Mary G.
    Aug 09, 2011 @ 14:05:30

    Beautiful cards! Thanks for playing along at Paper Playtime


  5. Stempeltiger
    Aug 09, 2011 @ 21:24:54

    Both cards are gorgeous Lisa!
    Beautiful colouring, wonderful papers and great details.
    Thanks so much for sharing your fabulous creation with us at Fun with Shapes and more.
    Hugs Swantje x


  6. Pauline
    Aug 09, 2011 @ 21:47:10

    Cute images, lovely Christmas cards.


  7. Debs
    Aug 10, 2011 @ 02:17:45

    Gorgeous cards, love your beautifully colored images and super design papers, thanks so much for joining us this week at One Stitch at a Time


  8. Julie T
    Aug 10, 2011 @ 02:29:20

    Beautiful coloring. Love the kraft paper. Thanks for joining us at Sassy Studio Designs


  9. elisabetta
    Aug 10, 2011 @ 07:59:11

    These are two interesting and original cards: the papers and the images are wonderful together. Great use of markers. Thanks for sharing.
    Eli (Frosted Designs)


  10. nicoleqmullen
    Aug 10, 2011 @ 14:16:56

    What fantastic images! Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week!!


  11. Mel X
    Aug 11, 2011 @ 23:00:42

    These are fabulous.

    Thanks for joining us this week at Totally Papercrafts and good luck in the draw.

    Mel X


  12. Jennifer
    Aug 12, 2011 @ 03:36:34

    So gorgeous. Love the use of kraft with colour! Thanks for playing at CES challs xx Jenny xx


  13. Britta Swiderski
    Aug 12, 2011 @ 05:48:28

    Gorgeous coloring, and I love how you’ve combined the mermaids with the Christmas theme. It’s definitely unconventional, but I like it! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!


  14. Made By Mandy
    Aug 13, 2011 @ 21:57:11

    OOh this are both gorgeous 🙂

    Many thanks for joining in with our Use A Digi challenge over at OSAAT

    Mandy (DT member for OSAAT)


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