Tuesday, September 6, 2011

No peeking... ok, maybe just a little peek...

Good morning!

I am shifting gears from my Halloween/fall kick to skip ahead just a bit to Christmas. That's right, the Tickled Pink previews for September begin today and we have the gorgeous new Vintage Christmas Lads and Lolitas to share. As always they are illustrated by Christina Dee and this collection also comes with a Christmas sentiment release designed by the talented Ann.

I have to tell you all right now, I am in LOOOOVE with every single one of these stamps! I cannot wait to share them all with you but we have to tease just a little, so one a day it is. ;)
The first Christmas beauty to be featured is modeled after the artist herself, Christina. She looks amazing in her flowing gown and at first I couldn't decide whether she was wrapping or unwrapping that present. But when I came across the 'no peeking' sentiment sticker I could just see her trying to get away with a quick sneaky look into her gift from Santa. Seriously, doesn't her face look a little too innocent? LOL

Speaking of the sentiment sticker, it actually came as part of the entire 25 Days of Christmas kit by Simple Stories (a relatively new paper company that has quickly risen into my top five faves). The colors and look of the prints was so perfect with these new Vintage Christmas characters that I actually decided to create all six of my preview cards with it so they look kinda like a coordinating set. Why fight the paper love I always say. :)


As always it wouldn't be a Tickled Pink Stamps preview without a prize, so head on over to the Tickled Pink blog and leave a comment on today's post for a chance at winning your very own Vintage Christmas Christina rubber stamp! And while you are there be sure to check out all of the merry Christina cards that my fellow Pink Ladies have created too.

Feliz Navidad! heeheehee

Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper/stickers- Simple Stories (25 Days of Christmas)
stamp- Tickled Pink Lil Vintage Christmas Christina
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Colorbox dark brown
Prima and Kaiser Craft pearls
Sharpie white marker
Copic Spica glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20, R24, E07
hair- E50, E51, E53
G24, G28, G29
clothes/present- E40, E81, 0, R05, R08, E19, E18, T5, T7, T9, BG0000, Y21, Y26, Y28, YG95, YG97, YG99, Y11

27 comments:

gobeagirl said...

Hi Amy. OMW!!! Why fight the paper indeed! I love your card my friend. She does look like she's trying to get away with a little something. lol... I am loving your reds. I will keep watching your video so that I can get better. I have a ton of R. Copics, but I tend to stay away from the. I can hear the Sister in my ear saying(with an accent of course)"Practice, practice..PRACTICE!" lol... Anyway I also just love how you made her skirt look like it is flowing out from were she is sitting every so lady like. Have a great day. Hugs, Lisa

angie ashuk said...

I love the vintage feel of this card...like it could have been sent from sometime long ago. And her expression is priceless!!

Hlora said...

mm, it is nice again)) Love your catds!

corry'kaart said...

hallo amy
wat maak je toch een prachtige kaarten en is het iedere keer voor mij een feestje als je er weer eentje post!
groetjes van corry

theCook said...

She's so lovely!

Nancy Thomas said...

That paper is beautiful as is your card. The image is colored up so pretty. Well done, as always.

Cindy H. said...

OMGosh, this card is just so beautiful!! It's a lovely image and I love how you colored everything especially the eyes!

Dora said...

OMG Amy, this is stunning !!! Wow that image is so sweet, love how she is looking with those green eyes :) xxx

Rhonda Miller said...

This is gorgeous.

Claire said...

Love this stamp..... she is so sweet

Annette said...

wow awesome Christmas card..

Renkata said...

Stunning card Amy.
Love the image it's so pretty to combine vintage and new style.
Awesome .

Mette said...

Beautiful card Amy - you can almost smell Christmas - the tree, home-baking and the roast in the oven. Fabulous and such a gorgeous image. Love it.

Hugs, Mette

Heidi Brawley said...

AWE love your card! It is Adorable! love her dress!!!
Hugs, heidi brawley

CraftyLoops said...

OMGood giddy aunt! Amy this is stunning. I want her dress!!! Really beautiful card and an amazing stamped image. Love it. Lee xx

Kelly Schelske said...

She's beautiful Amy!!

Maria Therese said...

Gorgeous sweetie ♥♥

Danni said...

She does look a wee bit too innocent, huh? Fabulous card!

hilogurl87 said...

Beautiful card! Lovely stamp as well! :-)

kris said...

Lovely!! nice to see some Christmas creations, knowing it will apporach us soon! =D

Craftyanny said...

gorgeous Amy, she's adorable
Anne x

Shirley N said...

Oh Amy! This layout and your coloring is awesome! Lovelovelove!!!

Creations by Shirl said...

Hi Amy~
such a cute image, I really like this christmas card... great papers too! Well, I'm finally back to my sanity, hopefully I can post something on tomorrow... I have those invites posted today!

Kerryn said...

What a great card and great image!!

Leanne said...

Hi Amy,
Whoa!! Gorgeous card, love the vintage feel! Always love ur stories behind ur cards and this one is no exception. I can't wait to see the rest of the sneaks. She's absolutely gorgeous. I think you need to make a coloring tutorial on how you colored her dress. It's beautiful. TFS! ;)

Iverova said...

have no words to convey the whole excitement of this card! She's just lovely! The picture is very beautiful!

RiNNE said...

Beautiful card--you've definitely nailed that vintage vibe! Your coloring is just divine!