Wednesday, December 2, 2009

The children were nestled, all snug in their beds...

Well hello there!
How is everyone this morning? I've got another busy day ahead of me but it's all good... nothing I can't handle. :)
It's chilly here but thankfully the snow is holding off so that makes getting to and from work a breeze. Honestly I would be perfectly happy to only get a skiff of the white stuff on Christmas eve. I doubt I'm that lucky, but a girl can dream. ;) Sheesh, all this talk of me not wanting any snow probably makes me sound kinda scroogey but I really do love the holiday season... truly!
Maybe another Christmas card will help me prove it. :)
I went ahead and used the Flutter Anya that I had started coloring for Kelly's fave hair color post over at Club Anya and turned her into a cutie sugarplum fairy. I really liked going with a very non-traditional color scheme for this card and I think it still works for Christmas.
Well I guess I should be getting ready for work now, chat with ya later! cardstock- Georgia Pacific
paper- Basic Grey (Eva)
stamps- The Greeting Farm (Flutter Anya) Martha Stewart (sugarplums)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Colorbox chalk inks
Basic Grey flourish rub-on
Ranger Stickles
Making Memories alpha rub-ons
misc ribbon
Fiskars border punch
Copic clear Spica glitter pen
Copic markers-
skin- E00, E11, R20, R22
hair- YR04, YR07, E09, E18
wings- R81, R83, R85, R43, R46, R59
dress- YG00, YG01, YG03, RV95, RV69, RV99

28 comments:

GobeaGirl said...

Good morning Amy. I love your colors on this..She is just too cute, and you would not want to have red and green for sugar plums.lol..I mean? lol...It is a cold one over her today, but I am with you. I would put up with, even welcome snow from Christmas eve till New years day and then I am ready to get on with spring and all it has to offer..lol...Talk about being a dreamer. Have a great day at work, and I really do love this little girl. She just sings Christmas.. :D Lisa G

Alyssa Clawson said...

Cute card as usual. The "Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy" is my favorite part of the Nutcracker. Have you ever seen it performed? I always love your stuff. One day I hope to color as beautifully as you! I currently own one copic marker (isn't that pathetic?) and I haven't even gotten a chance to use it yet because I just had my first baby 2 months ago. Hoping to buy some more soon (maybe as a Christmas present to myself) and join the Copic revolution.
BTW, You should move to Texas. We only get snow here as a fluke! I live in Southeast Texas (Beaumont, Port Arthur area) right on the Gulf of Mexico and we MAYBE see snow once a year if we are lucky. Most years we don't see any. People put fake snow in they're yards! LOL! We're always dreaming of a white Christmas!

Amy's Stocking Stuffers said...

What a sweet card! Makes me crave gumdrops!

Craftypagan said...

Just gorgeous! Every time I come by here I am so inspired by your fun and funky style and all your gorgeous details! Love it! Hugs, Rowena

the whimsical butterfly said...

Awww LOVE her-LOVE the sugarplums! I'll have visions of Flutter Anya dancing in my head today..and that is a good thing!

Berenice said...

So lovely! I love the shine :)

crafty amy said...

Wow I love it and those colours do work perfectly :D I am all happy as I caught up on glee last night I loved seeing the other teams performances lol.

Hugs

Amy xx

Gabby said...

ADORABLE! That coloring of yours...DAYUM! Love the sugarplum gumdrops!

1LuvnMama said...

Amy~ I luv the sparkly gumdrops! Amazing use of those colors! Yes, so non-traditional for Christmas but I LUV, LUV, LUV it so!

donna mikasa said...

Super cute card! That redhead is so dazzling! Thanks for sharing the color combo; will have to try it. Have a "Glee-ful" evening! ;)

WickedPixie said...

I couldn't be any more in love with this gorgeous glittery Sugar Plum Fairy!! She is perfectly delightful!! :-)Traci

Rachel said...

Super cute! Love her hair and what a great idea for a sugar plum fairy :)

Tonje said...

Love the sugar plum fairy! Here in the eastern part of Norway we have snow already... not much... yet... but after spending almost 9 years in the UK I do enjoy all the snow here...

Alice Wertz said...

she is so cute with red hair! adorable card!

Jackie Thomas said...

Oh how cute. I love all the glitter. Fabulous. xo Jackie

Kellie Winnell said...

Oh this is so sweet and your colouring is amazing!
Hugs, Kel

Kris said...

okay, this card totally ROCKS!!! has me on a sweet high! i think i'll have to visit the dentist after this... LOL... it's gorgeous! love the papers... i'll be dreaming of some sugarplums after this one... hugs, Kris

RiNNE said...

Oh my, Amy! I think your card is sweet enough to eat!!! Love those sugarplums and her sparkly tutu! And your coloring of her hair is delightful! I think your color scheme works-- i think non-traditional Xmas colors are just wonderful! Hope you get to enjoy some Glee tonight!

Danni said...

Love this!! So gorgeous!! and cute!

Kim Y. said...

Super super pretty, Amy! These colors go so well together! I love how you colored Anya. Simply gorgeous!

PixieVonAzia said...

Very pretty card. I wish I had copic markers. :) I just use Martha Stewarts colored pencils :) Maybe you should do a tutorial on how you can still great coloring and shadowing with colored pencils.

SemSee said...

So, so sweet! I love it! Hugs, Sem x

Randi said...

So gorgeous Amy!! I love the Sugarplum theme! And those sparkly, sugared gum drops are TOO awesome!! I love how you used those alpha rub-ons, too!

Angela said...

Amy, this is just adorable. Love the whole Christmas song theme cards you have been creating! Anya is colored so beautifully andthose sugared gum drops are just perfect and so very sparkley! What a great card Amy, Love it!!
Hugs,
Angela

Juls said...

so so gorgeous!! Love all the glitter!!

Tammi said...

Adorable, love all the sparkle! And I'm totally opposite, I want as much snow as possible around Christmas! :) Then on Jan 1st it can be back in the 70s! lol

Tasha said...

Ah this is super cute! Love the fab colours and your colouring! What a great sentiment too
love tasha xx

itsabrt said...

I love her! Your card is terrific!!!! Beth