Tuesday 11 October 2011

Santa's little helper...

Hi Girls..
Well I just had to get another Christmas card done, as I seem to be a bit behind!  I had a little time to get in my craft room this afternoon, and this is the result.. hope you like! This little cutie was soooo easy to colour... and she came to life as I shaded and blended...

Card recipe:
  • Sugar Nellie Little Apprentice (fab gift from a lovely friend..)
  • Sentiment - Stampendous Cling Little Christmas (from Samuel Taylors Leeds on Saturday)
  • Promarkers (Reds & Greens), Copics - Flesh
  • Nestie Shape for image (can't remember the number and need to go upstairs to find it!!
  • Tiny Tabs & Tags Tim Holtz for Sizzix die for the sentiment (again from ST Leeds on Sat)
  • Paper - Tinsel & Twig 12 x 12 from Girls Paperie
  • Bazzil base
  • Metal corner - from Ebay
  • Gems - from Mei Flower
  • Glamour Dust, Stickles, Glossy Accents, Ribbon - from stash

Weird.. i get stray glitter on my face, just like this little lady!

OK, yes, you found me out, and I own up.... I DID spend on Saturday... just a bit.... but I had to, didn't I?  To justify me going? yes?.....  YES????  Come on.... i wanna hear a resounding chorus to back me up!! hehe

Now........  just a quickie... to welcome my new followers... thank you choosing to follow me, I'm so happy that you have!  And I've just noticed I only have two to go to have 100!!!  Come on, I only need a couple out of the woodwork somewhere to show willing...  (the phrase pulling teeth comes to mind..  ooohhhhhh sorry Nic if you're reading this!

Better go and put my feet up now, my legs have been so achey today... now it's gone a bit colder I'm really feeling the bit of arthritis I have..
Take care all and happy crafting..
Christine x
PS ... Am entering this card in the Wild Rose Studio Festive Frolics Blog Hop Challenge


  1. Absolutely stunning Christine, coloured beautifully and a gorgeous design.
    Chris x

  2. So adorable! Love the image and your gorgeous colouring, fab sentiment too :o) Lisa x

  3. Fabulous festive card Christine.
    Love the image (of course!)and the red/white colour combo..perfect for Christmas.

    Love Elaine xxx

  4. Hi Christine, wonderful Christmas card! Love the sparkles. Sarah

  5. Hi Christine. I love this card, its really beautiful. Lee x

  6. fab card hun - love this image and yes I too always go to work with glitter on my face..
    sARAH X

  7. Fab card, love the way you have coloured the image...

  8. This is just lovely Christine what a beautifully cute little image and you've made a brilliant job of colouring her!
    Glad you didn't let side the down and didn't resist on Saturday, it would have made me feel guilty for never resisting!
    Hugs Laurie x

  9. She certainly has come to life, she is so beautiful (yes, I get the glitter everywhere too; hands, face, table, carpet, cat !!!)
    Annette xx

  10. Fabulous card Christine, cute image and great papers.

    Kath x

  11. Hi Christine - do I gather that you were at Sammy Taylors on Saturday by any chance??!!!!LOL Love love love this card - Santa's little helper is just so cute and the colouring is beautiful.
    Hugs, Sylvia xxx

  12. aw stunning card christine.i love the sweet image and your colours and design are gorgeous ;D

    xx coops xx

  13. Oh this is adorable and so beautiful Christine.

  14. ooh she looks gorgeous .. and i dont just get glitter all over my face lol..The red and whots colour combo is wonderful.. and i love that little sentiment .
    Glad you had a great day on Sat .. and hope your aches and pains aren't too bad today
    Lisa x

  15. Hi Christine, Aww this is adorable! Love this image and lovely colour combo.

    Lisa x

  16. Gorgeous Christine,adorable image and love the red.
    Wendy xx

  17. This is gorgeous, love the layout and the rich reds. Like the bow and how the sentiment hangs of the bow. and the corner. beautiful. Thank you for entering the Wild Rose Studio Blog hop. Good luck (dont forget to comment on all the DT blogs if you have not already done so).

  18. Beautiful card Christine ,,,the image is adorable and I love the rich red colours and the fab fancy corner ,, everything is gorgeous :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Wild Rose Studio hop and good luck with the prizes :-)

    Lols x x x

  19. Ohhh just catching up wow love this sweet cute lady fab colouring such gorg red colour combo & love the sparkle of course..off to start me baking

    smiles the other Christine xx

  20. Hi Christine,
    I'm returning the congrats. Loved your DT card yesterday and this one is just fabulous. She is so cute you could eat her, as we say over here. :)
    You asked about my pyramid card - I got all the jen from here:
    Debbie calls it a teepee card and I suppose that's a better name for it.
    It's so easy to make so have fun!
    Edna x

  21. Hi Christine...
    What a pretty card! I love images in circles and the ribbon bow is scrumptious!

    Thanks for joining in our festive frolics at The Wild Rose Studio Blog Hop...
    Good Luck in the draws!

    I have become a follower to help you along! Only one more to go! xxx

  22. This is just spectacular creation, Christine. what a beautifully cute little image and you have made a brilliant job of colouring. Today morning I was really happy to visit your blog.
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  23. hi Christine.. a woman after my own heart, who loves crafty retail therapy..lol! gorgeous card too, such a cutie, must ink mine..
    Thanks for your lovely comments as always ..
    Hugs xx

  24. I so love these SN stamps, love your red card.

    Hugs Ali x

  25. Hi Christine, gorgeous card! I love the colours, looks very festive.

    Thanks for entering the Wild Rose Studio Blog Hop and good luck with the challenge! Dulcie xx

  26. Gorgeous card love the colours good luck with the challenge.. Chrissieann

  27. Oh Christine I am in love with this card. Your colouring is fab and I love how you've done the sentiment
    Kerry x

  28. This is such a beautiful card that you have display through your blog. I really like it very much.
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