Sunday, 11 November 2012

Have your elf a merry little Christmas

I got the dreaded 'reds' out today.
It doesn't matter how careful I am with them, I still find they bleed a little
but they are so much fun to use. 
I felt like a kid again - trying to keep in the lines :-)


I think I got so used to not having my DPs, when they were boxed away, that I've forgotten how to use them.
I tried this card with just about every Christmas paper I have, and nothing seemed to look right. 
My brain is stuck in CAS mode!!!


This is one of my new, cute Elf images from Make it Crafty... just perfect for 'boy' cards.
I can't wait to use the others - watch this space :-)

Challenges.
Cute Card Thursday - Sketch
C.R.A.F.T. - Inspired by a Film - this has to be Elf
Winter Wonderland - One for the Boys. Must have an image of a boy/man. Hope this boy elf is OK :-)
Paper Shelter - Fairies and Elves
Creative Inspirations - Reds for Remembrance
Sweet Stampin' -  Anything Goes

25 comments:

Suzie Q said...

Hiya,
he is very very cute and superbly coloured x
love this card
Suzie qx

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Caroline :-) such a cute image and your colouring is FAB !! love the papers too :-)

hope all is well with you xx
luv
Lols x x x

pinky said...

Its just adorable Caroline, love that wee Elf and the cute sentiment circle.

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,love the image and fab colours.xxx

Caroline said...

This is gorgeous I love the image which is coloured beautifully and the layout is fabulous. Caroline xxx

Vicky said...

Oooh such a cutie Caroline...and I'm the same with reds too hun :o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Faye said...

I think this looks lovely without the papers and think I must try it myself. X

Sarah said...

Hi Caroline, ooooh that is a fabulous card! Love the rich reds and the snap of black!!

Sarah

Vicky said...

Super gorgeous sweetie I sooooooo love this cute elf & I remember last year what fun he was to colour. Your reds look awesome.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Aileen said...

Fantastic Caroline. Love him and your reds are brill. x

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous, adorable card.
luv
Debby

Debbie said...

Lovely card, thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.
Debbiex

CaroleAnn said...

Caroline
Absolutely love it and hard to manage reds or not your coloring is spot on!! Hugs

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my word that is one ACE image he is so cute and totally adorable your colouring is perfection, the design and colours are superb, thank you for joining our challenge this week at The Paper Shelter.
hugs
lorraine x

downrightcrafty said...

A beautiful creation thank you for joining us at the Winter Wonderland
Hugs Kate xx

cotnob said...

This is a great Christmas card, I love your cute elf and traditional Christmas colours.
Pauline
x

catherine said...

This is just fantastic Caroline and a good job with the colouring. I find all my pens bleed no matter how careful I am. Must be me or the card. Hope you had a good weekend
x catherine

Donna said...

Beautiful card Caroline, your colouring is amazing and always so perfick. I love the plain red background, it's a fabulous backdrop for such a cool image.

I did make the card base myself for my baby shower card and it's 7" tall x 5" wide. I cut them from A3 hammered card stock from the Papermill and you get two card bases per sheet. I also found it easier to find envelopes on Ebay for this size card :) x

Wishcraft said...

Oh your colouring is fabulous Caroline! Love the cute image and your fab design :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Pop's Cards said...

HI sweetie this is just gorgeous I love it, huggles Pops x x x

mixamatoasties said...

That's fab Caroline. Do I need that image?!

I find red really hard too and I know exactly what you mean about feeling like a kid going out of the lines!

Susan x

Pamela said...

Fabulous card, beautifully coloured. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin'

Pam x

Aunty Sue said...

Great card and thanks for joining us at Creative Inspiration for our Red challenge this week

Deb said...

totally gorgeous!
Many thanks for joining in the
♥Cute Card Thursday Challenge♥
this week! Debxx

Debbie said...

Fabulous image Caroline and beautifully coloured. Thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland.
Debbie x