November 18, 2008

OLD FASHIONED CHRISTMAS

That's what this stamp set Home For Christmas says to me - old fashioned Christmas!!! This is my favorite time of year, I absolutely love the excitement, the shopping, the baking, the eating, the seeing old friends and family, and yep, I even love the decorating and the wrapping!!! I am like a little kid at Christmas time, I can't help it! My husband does not understand it, but he indulges me, lol! So, I am in love with this stamp set, and can't believe I waited soooo long to get it! Isn't it fabulous??!! I love to watercolor it and I think this one may be one I do for my Christmas cards. I need to decide soon although I have enough individual ones to mail out now - heehee!!! But, nope, gotta have a family card, and although it may not be this exact one, it WILL be with this image! So, onto the card!! I water colored this using my aquapainter and then used iridescent ice for the snow on the ground, on the tree,and around the door - here is a closeup so you can see how pretty it sparkles! I also did a lot of stitching on this card, something I have not been doing a lot of lately, and I missed it! I just love it - makes it look like real snow! I had total fun making this card, and it WAS just for fun, no sketches, no challenges, no DT work, no craft fair stuff, just for F-U-N! I need to do more of that, I think - that is one of my goals anyway, lol!! It's all fun, just a different kind, right?!!! Anyway, I am off to lie back down, still not feeling all that well, but hoping tomorrow I will be back to my normal self, or at least close to it! So, I will leave you the recipe and wish you all a FABULOUS day!!!
Card Recipe:
Paper - Kraft, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White, Glorious Green card stock, Holiday Treasures Designer Series paper
Inks - Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip, Close To Cocoa, Always Artichoke, Old Olive, So Saffron classic stampin' pads, Chocolate Chip and Old Olive stampin' write markers
Stamps - Home for Christmas
Accessories - Ticket Corner Punch, Mat Stack and Paper piercing, Old Olive ribbon, Felt Flurries, Always Artichoke button and brads, iridescent ice, mini glue dots

35 comments:

Nikki Bond said...

I agree...Christmas is the best time of the year...my fav Christmas set is called Old Fashioned Christmas with a vintage looking santa and tree stamp..no way I'm giving those bad boys up! LOL LOVE your card Alex! This is the perfect Old time Christmas card! {sMILES}

mochamama said...

This beautiful Alex! I haven't worked much with this set. Got my candy, sweet sweet sweet. thank you hun!

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Gorgeous! I love everything about Christmas too...I found my 24 hour Christmas music radio station two days ago. I'm excited! Incredibly beautiful card!

Dawn Easton said...

Love the IC on the snow!!! Beautiful card Alex!!

Dottie K. said...

Wow this is gorgeous! Your image really stands out. Christmas is my favorite holiday. :)

Marlou said...

such a beautiful card and stamp Alex!!! gorgeous work :) x

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Simply gorgeous Alex! Love that image and you've colored it beautifully. Thanks for the well wishes too! :)

Cindy Haffner said...

Wow, wow, lovin' this.

All Pink girl said...

Fabulous card such beautiful colouring and detail ,brilliant work ,hugs Dawnxxx

Marilyn said...

Beautiful coloring on this card Alex - and I love the iridescent ice on the snow too. Hope you get to feeling better soon!

Trying to Stay Calm! said...

What a great blog you have here :)

Rose Ann said...

This is so beautiful, Alex!! Your coloring looks awesome too!! Great card, girl!! Hugs!!

ScrapMomOf2 said...

I love Christmas too! Alex, this card is GORGEOUS! I love the image! Just beautiful!!

Catherine said...

this is so pretty, Alex. I really wished i ordered this set :)

Lauren said...

This is beautiful. Fabulous job with the coloring and the snow.

Deborah said...

You did a marvelous job watercoloring this image Alex!lad to hear you are resting lots sweetie! Healing hugs, Deb

Melissa said...

I love it all too Alex! If only we lived closer to each other, then we'd have a buddy to do all of the wonderful things with!

Beautiful job on the card my friend......it's a favorite of mine too!

Many Blessings,
M.

malieta said...

Alex your Old Fashioned Christmas card is beautiful! I zoomed in and I was blown away with the beauty and sparkle of your card....wow!!
I'm glad to hear that you are feeling better Alex, its a bummer to be sick so close to Thanksgiving. Take it easy and have a wonderful day:)
hugs
Risa:)

Jen Martakis said...

Isn't it so refreshing to do a project just for FUN! I love your card. That image is just beautiful and you have made it spectacular.

Michelle said...

I love this Alex. I love what you are doing with this stamp set - see I look at this & go...hmmm, too much work for me!!!!

Emily said...

Beautiful card Alex! Your coloring looks great! Love the sparkly snow! TFS =).

Tammy Hershberger said...

What a beauty, Alex! I love all the stitching, and the great country colors! And the felt snowflake, too! Awesome card!

scrappermimi said...

What a absolutely gorgeous Christmas card! I just love all the details and what a great image as well!

I just love Christmas too...well except for feeling like I have so much to do!

Lesli said...

Beautiful, Beautiful!!! I love them! I am so ready for Christmas!

Wendy said...

All of your holiday cards are just gorgeous, Alex! Hope you are feeling better soon. I've had strep a couple of times as an adult and it was NOT fun. Take care of yourself!

{Hugs}
Wendy
SBS9

Louise, that's me!! said...

Beautiful Alex.

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oooooooo........gorgeous with the stitching and the glitz!! Beautifully vintage!!! Now you keep resting and get completely well soon!! Hugs!!!

Ila said...

This is So Beautiful Alex....love the old fashioned stamp and look you've created with it!!...Hugs, Ila

Manna said...

Simply gorgeous! And so happy to see your stitchings are back!

Diane said...

I've seen a few of these cards on diff blogs and shhhhhhh!!! don't tell anyone but yours is oh so beautiful Alex!!!!

Courtney said...

Oh I love it when we just get to sit down and have fun!

Love this card, the image is just AWESOME!

corinnesomerville said...

I love this card, kiddo !!! You know that we BOTH love Christmas !!! Kids in our neighbourhood that trick or treat to our home are greeted with Christmas carols playing :) Never can get enough of it !!!!!

Angie Tieman said...

Lovely card!! The coloring is soft and pretty and has such a great old-fashioned feel!

Erin... said...

gorgeous!! i love this stamp and you colored it beautifully!

Nancy Riley said...

WOWZERS! This card is stunning! LOVE the stitching and your coloring of the image is awesome!