Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Although it's been said many times, many ways...

Merry Christmas.

Ok, ok so I'm a bit early with that sentiment but can you believe here we are at December 1st already? Craziness I tell ya! I feel like if I blink I'll find myself in 2010 already. :)
All I can do is concentrate on the here and now and right now I'm really close to getting all of my Christmas cards done for this year... yeah! Even better than that, I have a good stack of them stamped and ready to drop off at the post office on my way to work this morning. I'm feelin' so on top of things! What a great start to the month. :)

So yes, my card today is another Christmas card and this one works for the Flutter By #85 challenge to use circles. I figure the circle behind Madeline and all the bling gems qualify. ;) When I sat down to make a card yesterday I was originally thinking of doing another Gorjuss Girl but then I flipped past my Kettos and realized they've been pretty neglected the past few months. So I thought if I could alter Gorjuss and the like to work for Christmas why couldn't I do the same with the Kettos? Ahhhhh... I detect a personal challenge and who am I to back down? LOL

Thus I present to you the resulting Ketto Christmas card. I wiped away her little flower crown and added a clear dollar stamp ornament to her hand but otherwise I didn't have to change her that much. I'm actually kind of sad to be winding down on the whole Christmas card thing because I have a lot more ideas for using these little gals now. Oh well, there's always next year...

Alrighty, I'm off to get ready for work. Don't forget to scroll down to yesterday's post if you want to be entered for a chance to win this week's Sweet November candy!

TTYL!
Supply list:
cardstock- Georgia Pacific
Making Memories card base
pattern paper- October Afternoon
stamps- Stamping Bella (Ketto Madeline) Autumn Leaves (Christmas Flourishes) Studio G (ornament)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Colorbox Charcoal chalk ink
Kaiser Craft gems
Ranger Stickles
Signo Uniball white pen
Copic Spica glitter pens
Copic markers:
skin- E50, E51, R20
hair- BG11, BG45, BG72, BG75
clothes/ornament- R05, R08, E19, YG00, YG01, YG03, BG11, BG45, BG72, W5, W7, W9, E40, E41, Y15, Y26, Y28
sky- BG000, BG01

32 comments:

Hilde Larsen aka. Tindaloo said...

So so gorgeous!!! Love the clean stylish feel of the card, and as always your coloring look awesome :)

Claireabelle said...

Fabulous!!! Love how you've altered her Amy
xx

the whimsical butterfly said...

LOVE Kettos-and this card is no exception. i actually don't have her either and she is CUUUUTE! Awesome card, Amy!

Kris said...

Cute!!! Love the alterations.. this is a great Christmas card!! =D Thanks for playing along with us at Flutter by! hugs, Kris

Pam Varnell said...

Beautiful card Amy. Love your colors and the way you cut her around the circle. Just beautiful.

Berenice said...

So sweet card! Love the image. Did you receive your b-day card? Have a very nice day :)

kadie said...

ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!! Where o where do all your ideas come from?? I'm in total awe...and always inspired.

Jas said...

Really cute, I love the way her hair looks.

Danni said...

Great card!! Super cute, thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

crafty amy said...

I LOVE this one hun! I must get some of these stamps and I love how you have tweeked her she looks so christmassy :D

Hugs

Amy xx

Kelly Booth said...

SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO CUTE!!!! Love this Amy!!!

Angie said...

It's so gorgeous Amy. I wish I had your talent!

donna mikasa said...

Ditto what Kelly said, with a few extra O's.....Love her carrying the ornament! Another amazing altered image! You totally rock!

Tracey Feeger said...

Oh Amy this has to be one of my favourites of your gorgeous christmas cards. Wonderful as always.
mwah
Trace

Biscuitlid said...

oh I do love this image, so cute and the sparkly shoes are gorgeous - where can I buy myself a pair!!!

Victoria
x

Alice Wertz said...

this is sooooo cute Amy!! love your Christmas ketto!

Kellie Winnell said...

Amy this is just gorgeous! The colours, your colouring it's all just perfect together!
Hugs, Kellie

Mary(OhioMary) said...

This is soooo cute! You always know how to alter an image to get the perfect theme out of it. Like adding that ornament to her hand. Love the colors of this.

Crafty Jenn said...

Such an awesome job fitting this Ketto into your Christmas theme. The Autumn Leaves sentiment is really pretty and looks cool sailing behind her.
<3 Jenn

Stamping Cafe said...

Awwwwwwww......super duper adorable, Amy! You just simply ROCK!!!

GobeaGirl said...

Hi Amy. This is just adorable..I don't know these stamps but you can bet that I am going to investigate.lol...Wonderful card. I am having an off week and woke up late(for me anyway.)both today and yesterday...Hope to get something posted in the am..Have a great evening. Lisa g

MicheyMoo said...

Oh she's soooo gorgeous!! I love the layering you've got going on here, Amy. Fabulushous, yet again. :)

Hugs.

RiNNE said...

I love this! Awesome sketch...my favorite part is her dress and the ornament and pearls! So wonderful, Amy!

Kim Y. said...

Love seeing all your xmas cards, Amy! They are GREAT, jsut like all your creations - BEAUTIFUL!

Angela said...

Amy, this is so cute!!!! Love the altering you did and that sentiment goes perfect with this stamp and the way you laid out this card!!! Always love seeing your creation!!
Hugs,
Angela

WickedPixie said...

Amy, everything about your cards is always amazing - your coloring, your paper choices, but I think I am always most in awe of your design sense! Your layouts and every little detail is just perfectly placed and the perfect amount! I am always dazzled!! :-)Traci

Tonje said...

Oh what a cutie fairy! Beautiful card!

Leanne said...

I love your card.. I have some of those Kettos too and your rendition is beautiful.. Gonna start using them more often. =)

Leah the Orange said...

fantastic Ketto card, Amy! i just brought one of my neglected Kettos out last night for a play as well. love the way you've given her an ornament, too!

i secretly just visit to see what kind of nip/tuck procedure you're up to each day. :D

Tammi said...

Oh no, Ketto's too!!!! :) She's darling! That sentiment fits in perfectly with her.

Tasha said...

Wowzer what a beautiful card! Love the paper and the fabulous stamp
love tasha xx

Jodi said...

This is a beautiful card, I love the colors you used! Cute Ketto Image too!
Hugs
Jodi =)