Thursday, March 24, 2011

Joy to the World

Christmas Clara here is a rare attempt at coloring blonde hair! I used a combination of: YR20, YR21, YR23, YR31 and Y26. I cannot say that I LOVE how it turned out, but I am fairly pleased since I haven't really practiced much on coloring hair, especially blonde hair. I have lots to learn and should really be reviewing some of the great tutorials out there! All in good time my friends, all in good time.....if only there were 48 hours in each day, sigh....

The colours in this card were super fun to work with - I chose my image, then reached for my Jovial paper pack and decided on the colours from there. You can't really tell, but I added some gold stickles to the ruffle on her skirt to match with the bit of gold in the fun ribbon.

I am entering my Christmas Clara card into this week's challenge at Christmas Card challenges. Also, the challenge this week at The ABC Challenge is quilting or stitching, so I am going to share over there as well.

********Alert to local gals - new stuff in at your LSS DAT'S. I happened to stop by at lunchtime today to find that a new order had just arrived - ladies, RUN do not walk, there is a gorgeous array of beautiful new 6x6 paper packs from Prima, SEI and DCWV, as well as fab new colors of Stickles, crochet flower embellishments, etc. etc. etc.....I am so excited about some of these new and gorgeous papers - I'm going to be dreaming about all the fab cards I will be making with these new papers.....

Hope you have been having a great week, I sure have!
Take care,
Shanna :)

What I used:

stamps: Kraftin Kimmie, CTMH Sentiment
papers: Basic Grey Jovial
embellishments: stitching, prima poinsettia flowers, Bella Bling, misc. ribbon that I've been hoarding so long I cannot remember who made it. :)


  1. This is so cute, love the rich colors.

  2. Super cuteness!!! She's holding a little nutcracker! LOVE it!

  3. Beautiful card!!! I think the hair is fab!

  4. This is so beautiful, Shanna! Love that colour combo!

  5. Hauska ja kaunis kortti!
    Kiitos osallistumisestasi ABC-haasteeseen
    Paljon onnea arvontaan
    Aurinkoista kevättä sinulle

  6. Lovely DP and your stitching looks perfect !


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