December 14, 2009

ARE YOU READY FOR??

another Christmas card, LOL??! I have been stamping away getting all my Christmas cards in the mail and having a great time!! I got soooo much done this weekend, but it sure flew by fast! My man had his b-day yesterday so I made him a special dinner and we had chocolate mousse cake and he got to watch football all day without me giving him a "honey do" list, so he was a happy camper. It also poured all weekend so it was a good weekend to take care of lots of the indoor things that needed to happen. So, on to the card! I decide to play around with my Old Fashioned Christmas stamp set called Good Cheer because I love the vintage look it has. The Father Christmas image is amazing!!! I am not sure I did it justice; I did not want to add too much to this card since there was already so much detail in the patterned paper and the image itself so I just did not shading with my watercolor pencils. I also colored and cut out the holly leaves in the set and added those as well. I am pretty happy with this card although I would like to play around with the image a little bit more. Maybe I will just have to make another one....heeehee!!! Any excuse to stamp! So, today is back to work, but I am happy it is the last week and it will go fast because I have sooo much to do before the winter break!! And, Zach comes home next weekend too, WHOOOHOOO!! I have so much to be thankful for - I am very lucky!! Have a great Monday all and thanks so much for stopping by and leaving me love, I appreciate all of you!!
Card Recipe:
Paper - Kraft, Whisper White card stock, Christmas Cocoa Specialty Designer Series Paper
Inks - Brown Stazon, Watercolor pencils
Stamps - Good Cheer
Accessories - Bravo Burgundy Wide Grosgrain Ribbon

10 comments:

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh alex.... this is just gorgeous! and a happy b-day to hubby.

hope your holidays are blessed and filled with happy miracles.

hugs,

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

I love just about any Santa card and yours is no exception. Love, love, love the colors!!!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOW!! What a gorgeous card Alex!! I have to say that I also adore your banner today!! I love penguins!! :)

Hope you and your family have a very blessed Christmas time!! HUGS

Diane said...

Fabulous card Alex!!! Glad you had a wonderful productive weekend!!!
The week will go by quick and next thing you know,you'll be home with your family enjoying the Holiday Season!!!

lyzzydee said...

I am not ready and I can't see that I will be, ever!!

Dawn Easton said...

Beautiful holiday card, Alex~

Nikki Bond said...

Fabulous card Alex! {SMILES}

Dana said...

Another great one Alex. Love this stamp. The Santa is so nice, but I love the face of that reindeer. So cute. Thanks for sharing.

Rose Ann said...

This is so beautiful, Alex!! Hugs!!

Natalie said...

Beautiful card Alex. x