Friday 27 November 2009

Winter Love

Hi everyone, I hope our friends 'over the pond' had a wonderful Thanksgiving yesterday, I certainly enjoyed seeing all their wonderful creations when I was blog hopping!

For today's card I have used this week's Creative Inspiration's sketch (and I found it to be such a fabulous one that I'll definitely be using it again!) and I'm also entering this into the Simon Says challenge of 'Winter Love'.
The Winter Love involved is mine......for these adorable vintage Penny Black images, I love them and they're such a joy to colour! This one is called 'Best Christmas Tree' isn't she just the sweetest little darling?

Card Details:
* Image - Penny Black 'Best Christmas Tree'
* Colouring medium - Promarkers
* Nesties - 'Standard Circles'
* Ribbons - K & Co 'Smitten' paper lace
* Sentiment - 'Daisy & Dandelion' peel offs
* Everything else from my stash

I can't believe how early it's started getting dark now, not that it's much brighter even in daylight hours. It all makes any photography very difficult, so I've gone back to using the scanner if possible.
If my cards are too bulky for that I'll have to whisper 'sweet nothings' to DH again as I STILL can't get a decent photograph with the camera!
I've come to the conclusion that this is mainly because my eyesight has got so appallingly bad (I hate not being able to see anything without glasses!)
Of course a small part may be down to my senior brain not being able to understand new things and no longer being able to remember anything I did once know...
...actually forget that, as the more I think of it the more unlikely it seems that this could be the reason lol!

Thank you for the comments you continue to leave me, they make my day (plus I really do need all the encouragement I can get these days!)

Now, what was I saying about senior moments?....
I also meant to enter this for this month's challenge at By the Cute and Girly which is 'Winter Wonderland' Dohhh!


Anonymous said...

You are definitely at your best when you are colouring images in Chrissie and you seem to get just the right combination every time. Love this one and I know what you mean about struggling with taking a decent photo - all I can say is thank heavens for digital cameras given the number I sometimes take to get one half decent one! lol!
Ann x

Beryl K said...

Chrissie, this is just gorgeous. I love the image and your colour scheme is perfect too. Love that sketch, maybe have a go at it later
Beryl x

Sheila - Ginger said...

Oh Chrissie I'm in love!Lol! She is adorable and you've recreated her tp perfection!! Well done ...the colours are wonderful!

Love Sheila xx

cats whiskers said...

Wow this is just beautiful dear, I do love this gorgeous sweet vintage image and your colouring is just superb thanks for sharing dear
Hugs Jacqui x

Annie said...

STOP using the Penny Black vintage stamps - please - they are just too gorgeous and I have enough stamps but everytime you use one I am so tempted.

This is just fabulous.

Ann xxx

Mina said...

wow just stunning Chrissie...I cant blame you loving these gorgeous vintage images they are so gorgeous
Mina xxx

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is fab as per usual Chrissie. I always love the colours you use and your layout is always super. I get stuck in a rut with my layouts I have no imagination. Cathy xxxx

Janiel/ janny said...

What a beautiufl card Chrissie!!
Thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations
hugs, Janiel

Riet said...

Ohhh wowww Chrissie,what a beautiful card,i love the image and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

iReneM said...

Utterly gorgeous, Chrissie.
Exquisite image, beautifully coloured - of course!!
You've made a lovely choice in these smashing papers.
You?? with a senior brain...I don't believe it, Chrissie.
It sounded like you were talking about me, lol


Beryl said...

Fabulous image - very pretty. The sketch may be good but it's what you do with it that counts and I love what you've done with this one. Lovely colours and papers.
Beryl xx

Crystal said...

Chrissie this is gorgeous!

mueppi said...

What a wonderful card chrissie with such a sweet image and great colcours!
Hugs Gisela

Chris said...

Gorgeous card Chrissie, love the image and your colouring and design are wonderful! Sympathise with the eyesight thing, me too....oh and senior brain also LOL!! Have a great weekend. Chris x

Jill said...

beautiful card Chrissie I love the image it's gorgeous and as always your colouring is amazing hugs Jill xx

Lorraine A said...

Oh this is just gorgeous Chrissie :-) I love this image ,,, she is very cute and the papers and layout are fab ! :-)

My eyesight is getting terrible too ,,, good job you can't see me making cards lol ,,, I often have 2 pairs perched on the end of my nose lol :-)

Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)

Lols x x x

pinky said...

Gorgeous image and beautifully coloured. Love those papers. Thanks for joining us at BTC&G this month.

Aunty Sue said...

thanks joining us this week at creative inspirations such a sweet card. xx

Janiel/ janny said...

Chrissie, Very pretty card!!! Thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations
hugs, Janiel

Juls said...

beautiful! gorgeous combo of papers! Thanks for joining us at BTC&G!!

Bev said...

A fabulous card hun, gorgeous image so beautifully coloured and such pretty colours x

debby4000 said...

Oh this is wonderful, such a cute image and fab colours.

Sandra said...

Gorgeous card Chrissie. Love the PB Victorian images, just wish I had more.
Sandra x