Wednesday, January 05, 2011

2011 - Start off the New Year!

Omygosh ... getting started off in the New Year shouldn't be this hard, lol.

Crazy days getting used to the Darling one being under foot so much over the Holiday break. Love her to pieces, but you get in a groove and hard to get out of it. It was so nice, though, to spend some quality time with her. Something to be said about snuggling with your 15 year old in front of the tv. Even if it is to watch The Wizards of Waverly Place or the Pretty Little Liars marathon. Here's how they celebrated the New Year.  My darling one is 2nd from right.

I had full intentions of getting all of the Splitcoast Stampers Wish RAK challenges done, but only managed the first 6 of them so far. I have full intentions of finishing them all.

In the meantime, here are a couple of challenges for The Stamping Boutique.

This first one is for the January 3rd Critter Sketch Challenge. I've had this digital moose image from Tracey's stash for ages it seems - "critter" just seemed to call out. He was colored with Copics and I used some Stampin' Up designer paper to finish him off. The card measures 5.25 squared - yes, extra, extra postage, dang it. I liked the greenery background paper for this guy - what do you think?

This next card was made for the Cards for Men sketch challenge. Again, I used a digital image from The Stamping Boutique, who was their sponser this week. I chose the snowglobe castle and colored with Copics then used designer paper from Stampin' Up's blueberry crisp pack. The sentiment is computer generated. I tried to keep this card fairly un-embellished since it was a manly card, but I did have to sparkle up his shield with Spica gold glitter gel pen for a bit of subtle sparkle.

Hope everyone's staying warm - we had 50+ degrees one day over the holidays which melted all the snow instantly.  While I like the white cover in the winter, I'd prefer the temps to hover around 30, no less.  We'll see what the next week brings.

Take care ... remember, Love to hear your comments!


Nannieflash said...

Hi Collette, a fabulous interpretation of my sketch, and your colouring is brilliant, love the sentiment to. Thanks for joining us at CFM, good luck with the challenge. with hugs Shirleyxxxx

Arts by Sara said...

They are awesome Collette! I love the moose, his is so darn cute! (Yes, definately calling critter!)The castle is wonderful, I agree it had to have some glitter! I think every card needs some! LOL! Looks like the girls had a wonderful New Years! Happy Creating! Sara

Alison said...

Love your castle card and how you have made the sentiment match so perfectly- fab card! Thanks for joining our first challenge of 2011 at Cards for Men and Happy New Year!
Hugs, Alison x

Sarah said...

What a gorgeous card, your colouring of the castle is stunning. Thank you for sharing with us at Cards for Men, wishing you a very happy new year and good luck with the challenge xxx

crafty amy said...

Oh wow I love them both you have used this image so much better than me :D Great use of the sketch.
Thank you for joining us at cards for men and good luck.


Amy xx