Monday, December 17, 2007

Drawing & Christmas Cards

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In the's what I've been up to.

I am just finishing up my Christmas cards. Mine are usually sent out the first of December, but not this year. Ugh!! Anyhow... here's a few of them.

This adorable House-Mouse Christmas Cottage image was sent to me by a super sweet blogging friend, and I had a lot of fun coloring it! The layout is from the September DD sketch, though it's a bit modified. I used BasicGrey Fruitcake paper from Jacksonbelle Embellishments, and colored it with my Copic Sketch markers. I used my Quickie glue pen and Dazzling Diamonds for the frosting, and the ribbon was a gift from Lindsey. The sentiment is from the SU Circle of Friendship set.

Julie Masse has the most gorgeous Kinkade card at her blog, I had to try it for myself. I used a different image and sentiment, but the colors are the same. I also added a gold organdy ribbon and didn't glaze my windows. Thanks for letting me borrow your design, Julie!!

Ever since I saw this Santa Collage stamp from Rubber Stampede last year, I wanted it. I was unwilling to pay the 'big bucks' at Ebay. I kept an eye on it there, anyhow...and found one for a reasonable price. The designer paper is daisy d's, and this is for Lindsey's product spotlight challenge at SCS. I used my Quickie glue pen and Dazzling Diamonds for the snowflakes, whitened Santa's eyes with my white gel pen, and glazed his glasses with my Crystal effects. I used the SCS Sketch Challenge 68 for my layout.

I needed to get a lot of cards done...and quick! I remembered my leftover SAS kits from last year, and made these up. The Flaky Friends card was already posted a little while back, but I decided to make up some more to send out. All of these cards are SU images.

I will be back later with recipes, if you're interested.

Thanks for visiting!

Christmas Cottage Card
Stamps: Christmas Cottage (House Mouse Designs), Circle of Friendship (SU)
Card Stock: More Mustard, Whisper White, Ruby Red, Fruitcake (BasicGrey)
Ink: Palette Burnt Umber, Copic Sketch markers
Accessories: Quickie Glue pen & Dazzling Diamonds, Rain Dots, 1 & 1 ¼ inch circle punches, ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals

Stonehearth Hutch CardStamps: Stonehearth Hutch (Thomas Kinkade Series from Cornish Heritage Farms), Believe (PaperTrey Ink)
Card Stock: Close to Cocoa & Always Artichoke textured card stocks, Neenah Natural White
Ink: Palette Burnt Umber, Always Artichoke Classic, Copic Sketch markers
Accessories: Gold organdy ribbon, Cutter's Kit

Santa CollageStamps: Santa Collage (Rubber Stampede), Holiday Wishes (PaperTrey Ink)
Card Stock: Soft Sky, Blush Blossom, Neenah Natural White, Snowflakes & Holly (daisy d's)
Ink: Palette Noir, Ruby Red, Copic Sketch markers, Gold Spica pen
Accessories: Soft Sky stitched ribbon, Quickie Glue pen & Dazzling Diamonds, Crystal Effects


fran said...

Wow! These are beautiful! (I don't have my cards finished either!) That Santa face is gorgeous - wonderful, wonderful cards!

Katie said...

I am now in search of one of those Santa Collage stamps to add to my collection. I'd never seen it before, but *must* have it...for next year, of course. All of the cards are lovely.

Flossie's Follies said...

I love your cards and that Santa image I must have him, oh my looks like I will be in a race with Katie.

My Paper World said...

Beautiful cards! I just adore the colour combo on the Santa one!

Lauren said...

Great job! I'm all about using the stash.

Donna said...

love all your cards *wink* great about using your stash!!

Julie Masse said...

Wow you did a bunch of great cards Rose Ann! I love them all!! :)

Dawns Stamping Shop said...

AWESOME cards .. I got mine done a little later than I have in the past also .. seems to get busier and busier every year
Dawn griffith

Dawn Easton said...

Awesome cards Rose Ann! Glad you are done your cards, it can be stressful when really it shouldn't be. That Kinkade image is to die for!

Chat said...

love, love your cards. No worries if my card is late (LOL).
I just send mine last week and to think I did the Christmas Challenge and i am still behind.

Laura Roth said...

Great cards Rose Ann! I know everyone will love rec'ing one from you :)

Bethany Paull said...

Great coloring on that darling gingerbread house. I forgot to mention the other day too, how impressed I was with your pig card. The embossed leaf frame was genious.

Joan said...

Prolific, talented, and a nice person. I'm so happy that you have been recognized for the awesome stamper that you are!!!

Deb said...

fabulous cards Rose Ann! I was so late making mine this year, i just got my last ones out today! I hope they are my last ones anyway, there always seems to be one I forgot!
In case I don't get the chance again I wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas, hope you have a fabulous time!

Leslie Miller said...

It's understandable--you've been pretty darn busy playing in the dirt pile. I hope to get over there tonight to check out your stuff. I just now got home from work. Lots to do tonight. Boy, am I ever behind the times!

sophia landry said...

Gorgeous cards!!! And congrats on your selection to join the DD this month. You have some rockin cards going on!! The House of Mouse definitely steals the cake though.

Kate said...

I just found your site and I am loving your cards, they are awesome.