Friday, January 26, 2018

Lets Party.

It's time for the first Rudolph challenge of 2018. This is a card I made last year but didn't get round to showing due to having the wretched flu for all of December so is not in my current total for this Yr.
Image is a digi by Bugaboo  called.' Christmas  Ornament Gal.'

I must have taken at least 30 photos of this card around the house in different lighting and times of day but this is the best I can get. I have coloured in using my promarkers and then edged with a gold gel pen. Lots of red stickles glue applied too that is not showing up. Backed onto a strip of hessian and then tartan check design paper onto red cardstock and lastly green cardstock. The sentiment is by
Ultimate Crafts called ' Merry Christmas Swirls' and I have come to the conclusion that the Merry is not showing up due to having the tartan paper behind it. IRL it is not a problem.
Here is another shot that is not showing up all the bling.
Entering into the following challenges:
Crafty Card Makers #203 Blings the thing.
Scraps of Life by Scrappy Mo #1 Rudolph day.
A Snowflakes Promise #47 Anything goes.
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #22 Anything goes.
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #369 Anything goes + use a sentiment.
Passion For Promarkers #428 Lots of layers.
Tuesday Throwdown #376 Anything goes.
Watercooler Wednesday Challenge #154 All About Christmas.


Sue's Crafty Corner said...

I love this fantastic image Valery, makes such a great card.

Sue xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Mrs A this is a stunning Christmas card. I love the image you have used. I do hope you are feeling a lot better now. So many people have been ill. Have a great weekend. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Mac Mable said...

Such fun and she sure looks ready to party and loving the tartan x I sympathise with photo taking x

cuilliesocks said...

What a fabulous image Valery, she looks a real party girl, brilliant design too, Kate x

Karen Knott said...

Wonderful card, love the quirky image and the tartan paper
Hugs Kaz xx

Ella said...

Where is the party? I'm getting ready and I come! LOL


Lia said...

A hilarious christmascard! I LOVE it!!
Lia xx

Margreet said...

Awesome coloring of that hilarious the golden outlining.
The tartan DP is gorgeous too.
Have a great weekend.
xxx Margreet

Valerija said...

This is so amazing! Love the image.
Valerija xx

Kath said...

A fabulous card and a brilliant image - it would be the perfect image for a couple of my friends!
Kath x

Jenny L said...

Hi Mrs A,
Happy Rudolf Days.
what a wonderful card and that image is brilliant.
Super design and such lovely gold touches too.
Snap I too have quite a few to show from before Christmas due to that awful virus I had.
Hope you are feeling much better now.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Barb said...

What a fun card. The image is great and I like the strip of hessian. It works so well with the paper. Barbxx

scrAPpamondo said...

It's a fun image and you made a great card with it! Love hessian and tartan together, fab combo! With bad weather is very difficult make good photos...

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A fabulous card Valery, love the gold edging around the image, really makes it 'pop'. I hope you're feeling much better now, these bugs tend to linger a bit.
With my DT hat on I'd like to say thanks for joining us at Passion for Promarkers this week too, good luck in the draw.

Linda Mc Enery said...

What a fun image, and beautifully coloured! That gold pen edging is a great idea, especially on a Christmas card! I think the Merry Christmas shows up perfectly. It's a great die! Thanks so much for sharing this fun creation with us at Passion for Promarkers. I really hope you're feeling better now!

Kathleen said...

Super fun image really made me smile, love the green tights, super RD card.

Kath x

Susan Renshaw said...

Love how you have added the glitz!
Thank you for sharing with Crafty Hazelnut's Weekly Christmas Challenge!
Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!

Liz said...

What a fun card, I love the image! The tartan and hessian makes a great background. xx

Createology said...

So glad you are over the flu and feeling better. This is really a fun card. JOYful January...<3

Merry said...

Great card, I like the addition of the hessian

LesleyG said...

That is one fun image! Great card, happy RD xxx

scrappymo! said...

This is a fabulous card. I have always loved these images that feature that particular "lady"!
Your work with the gold gel pen looks great and I agree that sometimes it is so difficult to get a photo that shows all the bling well!

Thanks for taking part in the January Rudolph Days Challenge.

Mia said...

Beautiful card, great image and lovely colouring, Valerie. Kisses, my friend.

Jane Willis said...

What a great image, love it outlined in gold like that and I think you managed to get everything to show up in the photo really well

Donna said...

Such a fun card, like the plaid background and burlap with this delightful image! So frustrating when it is hard to get a good picture but you accomplished it.

Dr Sonia S V said...

Ooooh this is so cooool with a capital C!!! Love the sentiment you used bold and gorgeous
Thank you so much for joining us at the Rudolph Days Challenge!
Rudolph Days Challenge DT
Dr Sonia

KandA said...

This is a super christmas card Mrs A and that Bugaboo Gal is such a fun image xx

Heidi Weaver said...

Hi Valery Anne, what a great card! I know what you mean about photographing something with gold embossing. Such a pain but in real life it looks so fantastic, doesn't it? Love that image! How fun that she is virtually wearing a wrapped gift while holding that enormous ornament. Beautiful colouring and shading. Great use of papers for your background, too. And that oversized, bold sentiment...genius! Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

Cara said...

Those gold gel pens are gorgeous in real life but a total swine to photograph! Great card and yup, I love the sparkle x

Penny Hanuszak said...

What a glitzy, glam image you've created. Love the tartan background and burlap along with the red die cut Merry Christmas. Glad you're over the flu ValeryAnn and able to share this with us at the Watercooler Wednesday "All About Christmas" challenge this week. Awesome!

aussie aNNie said...

One cool chick on this card, love [aNNie]

Linby said...

Sometimes you get a card like that when the photo just won't do it justice. I love that image and the layout you did with it.

MaryH said...

Love these funky images - they make me smile! The gold outline around this big green bow sparkles and of course the tartan background-perfect. I loved the touch of texture with the burlap tucked behind. Of course the sentiment is a lovely flourish, pretty card. Glad you finally got well enough to post it! Hope ya'll stay healthy for a while. That stuff is really going around everywhere. TFS & Hugs

Lin said...

You have my sympathy Valery. I seem to spend my life photographing my cards/creations and never seem to get it just right!!!

Love Stella, she is so sassy. Did you go round the whole image with a gel pen!!! Wow, that must have taken some time, but the effect is fabulous. Love the tartan background and touch of hessian.

BTW I am also in Hampshire.

Thank you for sharing in my 'bling' challenge.

Crafty Cardmakers

Sue said...

She looks fabulous Valery, and I love the strip of hessian. Have a very happy week, Sue xx

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Mrs A
A real festive fun card. Love the shiny bits.
I'm just getting used to a new camera so with that and lighting, it can be trying at times.
Best wishes.
Ang x

Gail said...

This is such a fun image! Love all the touches of bling paired with the rustic touch of burlap and the plaid pattern.

Margaret Mifsud said...

What a fun card!! Love the sassy image and all the touches of bling. Love that tartan paper too! Thank you for playing along with us at Crafty Cardmakers. x

The Crafty Den said...

Gorgeous card ValeryAnne. I love the fun image and your colouring is perfect. The glitter pen outline looks like embossing, such a cool idea. Lovely papers and the die cut sentiment is fab. Thanks for sharing with us at PFP this week and good luck in the prize draw. Hugs, Denise x

Paddington fan said...

Fabulous image and I love the way you used the gold gel pen to really make it sparkle - and difficult to photograph!! A great card design which is just perfect for our 'Lots of Layers' challenge at Passion for Promarkers this week. Thanks for joining us, good luck in the prize draw and I hope we'll see you again soon!
Love Jacky x

Kath Ricks said...

Great Glitzy card! Thanks for sharing it at Watercooler Wednesday!

linda said...

oh, i love the plaid paper, the fun image and the fancy die cut sentiment on this festive christmas card! i usually have to take a lot of photos just to get one straight one so i sympathize. thank you so much for playing along with the rudolph days challenge.
rudolph days challenge DT

MagsB said...

This is a terrific card, Mrs A, what a great image!

love Mags B x

Di said...

Oh good grief - it's Mrs A all ready for a Christmas party! Fabby card my friend! She does look like a saucy minx :)


Di xx