Saturday, December 17, 2011

An angel at Christmas...

Howdy folks!

We're just about a week away from Christmas now... are you ready? I'm pretty much all set for the big day. I've got just a few more cards to send out on Monday and then most everything but my annual holiday baking will be crossed off the to-do list. :)

This past week has been a bit of a break from Christmas cards, but today I'm jumping right back in to the good ol' holly jolly. This was a fun one that I put together, completely inspired by that fun Kid's Quote sentiment stamp. So I did a bit of altering on Wild Sprout Matilda by wiping away her original eyes and tracing on DeeDee's wide, innocent looking eyes instead. Then I thought it would be cute to add a pair of angel wings, kind of like she's just returned home after the big Christmas pageant at school (hey, I can still remember wearing around tissue paper wings after one such concert when I was in grade school, LOL). The wings are a part of the Sweet & Toxic Creeper set, and with Matilda's long hair it was easy to glue them on.
The rest is a mish mash of more Christmas paper scraps and whatever embellies were floating around on my desk. Yes, yes, it needs a good cleaning off yet again... but I'm not going to tackle that project until after the holidays. ;)

Okey dokey, I've got to scoot... work to get ready for ya know. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- October Afternoon (stripe), Making Memories (snowflake)
stamps- The Greeting Farm (WS Matilda, WS DeeDee, CC Sweet & Toxic), Inkadinkado (kid quote sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Colorbox creamy brown
Making Memories felt trim and gold leaves
Pebbles glitter icandy dots
button
Kaiser Craft pearls
Doodlebug white flock
handmade yo-yo
Copic Spica glitter pens
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20
hair- E23, E57, E59
clothes- R05, R08, E19, YG95, YG67, G99, N7, N9, YG21, YG03, E40

24 comments:

Janine said...

oooooooooo she is cute
like the way you did the wings
great idea
i send ria an dtemail for the ATS...i hope she choose me
xxxxxxx

gobeagirl said...

Amy this is so adorable!!!! I love how you have given Matilda such sweet little eyes and wings. I bet she was the star of the show. I can just hear her laughing while she runs around her house playing with her wings on. Great card, great saying and for such as always GREAT coloring. I am done with all my Christmas shopping. Yay for me! Now all I have to do is get the time to wrap and then it's off to the Post Office for me as well. :O) Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs, Lisa

martina's kaartjes said...

what a great card ! love the colors and your coloring is fab !
greetings, martina
x

Caroline said...

LOVE her eyes and wings!! She's adorable, and the Kid's Quotes are awesome :) I especially love the little red pearls and the gold accents!

Hlora said...

Great card, great sentiment and for such as always nice coloring.

Gloria Lee said...

Love, love, love this card. You make me want to buy everything.

Creations by Shirl said...

Love it Amy! Matilda is prettier as ever, awesome color/combo, detailing and perfect layout on the card...
One fab card indeed....
Have a super weekend......

Jas said...

Wow,So cute! Flawless creation, love it! TFS! Enjoy your weekend, hugs Jas

Kelly Schelske said...

So cute! Fab coloring, love the sparkle!

Shirley N said...

Lovelovelove! This is precious Amy, fab coloring, layout and fun sentiment! Have a great weekend!

Berenice R. said...

Super cute! :)

Maria Therese said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwww sweet ♥

Shaela said...

love your altering, and what a darling quote!! :(

Hanneke said...

Wow, lovely cute card! Great colors. Hugs, Hanneke

♥Rach♥ said...

Love it! Great altering and sentiment choices and love the flower, totally fun and adorable :0)

ilove2write said...

What a cute and adorable card... just love the sentiment.. lol.. great one! Tfs!

Alice Wertz said...

she is super sweet! darling card, Amy! i came here to look for hair combos and girl, you are the best resource for hair colors!!! thank you so much for listing them and for being such an inspiration! =) have a fabulous weekend!

pixie_boutique said...

oOo How I love her new set of eyes...thanks for sharing!

Cyndi said...

This is so adorable! Love your altered image and the layout! btw, thanks so much for my secret swap...love the card and the goodies! I love your work and just became a follower!

Лілюська-Lilia said...

Gorgeous card!!!

Juls said...

too cute!! Love the sentiment and the torn paper detail! Hugs Juls

RiNNE said...

Such an awesome card! I just loooove that sentiment and the image! I recognize the wings, and I'm digging that curly hair! Fabulous!

kadie said...

I feel like I've searched all over for those inkadoo kid quotes and just when I think I've seen all of them, you have another superbly adorable one showcased on a card! I've never seen that one and it's so cute! AND of course, so is your card! TOO CUTE! I love how you added the wings--genius.

Leanne said...

ACK!!! You amaze and inspire me all the time. Matilda transformed is adorable! Love how you did her hair and love the little berries accents. The alterations are flawless and just perfect. Super sweet and fun!