Saturday, December 10, 2011

Have a joyous Christmas

Happy Saturday everybody!

I'm currently enjoying a weekend off. The decorating is done, shopping is done and while the weather outside may be frightful (only frightfully cold... at least the snow is holding off), inside it is so delightful. Since I've no place to go it looks like it is time to cuddle up and get crafty. ;)

I have a just for fun card today. Months back I got some of the new Gorjuss Girls from Santoro and besides the one that I inked up for Halloween, they have been feeling pretty neglected. I decided to change all that yesterday by grabbing this adorable Winter Friend Gorjuss Girl and having a play. Technically she's a bit altered because originally she is sitting on a polar bear but I wanted her to be seated on that paper panel instead so I just fussy cut her off the bear. I also hadn't used this fab Teresa Collins paper yet either and I love how it looks like Christmas themed newspaper ads. Of course I pulled all of my Copic colors from the paper and it's hard to tell in the pic but I used the gold Spica pen on the stars of her dress and the stripes on her stockings so she sparkles a bit. :)

Oh! And that circle with the sentiment... it's actually a window that shows through to the inside of the card. I used vellum and stamped the sentiment on it then heat set some white embossing powder for something fun and different than my norm. You know... just trying to shake things up a bit! LOL

Anywho, I think I'm going to go sit with a cup of cocoa for a spell, so I'll see ya later. Have a wonderful weekend my friends!
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- Teresa Collins (Christmas Home), Basic Grey (Nordic Holiday), My Mind's Eye (Mischievous), vellum
stamps- Santoro (Winter Friend Gorjuss Girl), Hero Arts (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, Colorbox dark brown and Versamark clear
American Crafts Zing White embossing powder
American Crafts twine
Martha Stewart holly leaf punch
Kaiser Craft pearls
Copic Spica gold glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20
hair- T5, T7, T9
clothes- YG17, YG67, G29, R05, R08, E19, E18, W00, W0

22 comments:

Лілюська-Lilia said...

Such a lovely and full of holiday spirit card!!!

Nancy Thomas said...

What beautiful black hair and I love all the Christmas colors. Have a great weekend Amy!

Caroline said...

Awww, she is 'Gorjuss'!! You are right, that paper is pretty fun looking!

THERESA said...

Very apt name..Gorjuss, she is gorjuss, love the card, cute idea of cutting a window,must remember that!!
Enjoy your cuppa........:))
lotsa luv
ps: did you get my mail??

grace said...

Beautiful card! I really like the paper and the colors..very festive!

Dotty Jo said...

No wonder I didn't recognise this little Gorjuss girl at first... how clever! Gorgeous card Amy, Jo x

Creations by Shirl said...

love the image and the bg scenery....
Great layout....

Heidi Brawley said...

OMG Amy!!! This is sooooo darn cute! love the vellum circle too! What a GREAT idea. love coming to see all your wonderful and Inspiring creations!! Have a Wonderful weekend!!!
Hugs, Heidi

Damaris said...

So adorable. =) TFS.

x0, Damaris

Lisa G. said...

Great card!

Maria Therese said...

Aww your card is so sweet!!

Leanne said...

o this is fabulous Amy!! Such a cute scene having her sit on the window seal. Fun papers and pretty colors. Enjoy your cocoa and have an enjoyable Saturday!!
;)

corry'kaart said...

hoi amy
wat een mooie kaart en zo prachtig gekleurd die lieve digi
groetjes...corry

margie c {The Bumble Girl} said...

Oh my, how sweet is she! I love these girls, I should dig out mine too! I love everything about this card! Very cute :)
TFS! Enjoy your cocoa!!!
hugs, margie

gobeagirl said...

Hi Amy. This is just so darn adorable! I love all the papers and your peek-a-boo sentiment. Too cute! I am glad to hear that you have the whole weekend off. It sure helps to get the spirit going. :O) It is so cold out that the frost is making it look like it snowed. I have a new little fireplace type heater and the tree is trimmed, so I am hand making my gift tags today so that I can get my gifts all wrapped and under the tree. Have a great day and stay warm. Hugs, Lisa

Tonje said...

Beautiful card. Love how you fussycut the girl.... oh, and the paper is lovely! Enjoy your cocoa.

Cindy H. said...

She is just darling!! Love the card design and your beautiful coloring.

Rhonda Miller said...

This is such a cute card. TFS.

donna mikasa said...

Just gorjuss, Amy! I do love that vellum circle! Hope to see it on more of your cards!

Dora said...

This is so sweet Amy, what a darling image and your colouring is stunning... love the shading on her dress and hair.. you really are so talented xxx

RiNNE said...

Fabulous design and so very unique! Love it! The vellum window is genius and your coloring is pure magic! great traditional colors too!

Juls said...

she is so so sweet! Love the colours and the fabulous polka dots! Hugs Juls