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Thursday, 18 November 2010

i love frosty nights

yes another christmas card ~ tried to keep this flat as possible `cause it is going to family in USA and yes had another go with my promarkers ~thanks to everyone who said such lovely encouraging words in my last post
.. i will keep at it for a bit longer before i give up... think maybe i need some more colours and the blending pen!! (with water colours you can mix the colours you have, to get the correct colour)

used another amazing sketch from SWEET SKETCH WEDNESDAY#76






forgot how much i love this magnolia tilda and fir tree stamp ( not seen the light of day for a least a year!!) also used some more papermania a silent night papers (just love the shiny gold),elzybells wording, nestabilities oval dies, quickutz poinsettia die, stampin`up scallop edged punch, gold pen used around the vellum and lamp, some stickles glitter and white soft stuff.

ps ~asking lewis (6) if he had a good day at school yesterday he replied ~"no the worst ever" oh dear i thought what has happened looking at his frown and crossed arms ~" pudsey bear was there, came in his stupid helicopter, waving and everyone shouting...... and i have to be on telly ~just hate it all" ~i guess we won`t be watching CHILDREN IN NEED tonight on the BBC ~just in case we get a second glimse if our grumpy six year old!! .. but i am sure the grandparents will be watching every second just in case!!..oh gosh just thought he has to wear spotty clothes today to school..oh that is going to go down sooooooooooo well!!!! wish me luck!!


melody said...

love your take on ssw ~ awesome card chickie...and oh..i love your colored mag ~ beautifully done! and nice touch with the stamped branches!

debby4000 said...

Adorable sweet card Nessy.

mulberry station said...

Nessy, It looks to me like you are getting the hang of using the promarkers. I use the copic and love them. Arlana and Judi got some pormarkers and got me a few of them as well. I like both for different reasons. Super cute card this week. I love the traditional color scheme and adorable image! Nice take on the sketch!

Anonymous said...

Vanessa, this is just adorable sweetie! Love your fun papers!!HUGS

Riet said...

So beautiful card Vanessa,I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

sweetbloominscraps said...

Fabulous Christmas card! I love your poinsettas! I know what you mean about keeping the embellishment flat if you need to send them through the snail mail! Beautiful job! Thanks for joining us at SSW again!

coops said...

stunning card nessy.the tilda is fab and beautifully coloured with your pro`s.i love your papers and layout and a great sentiment :D

xx coops xx

a message from gillyflower said...

hi there nessy
love the card
it took me a while to get the hang of promarkers after being used to water colour pens and pencils but just love them now
i was lucky enough to be able to buy the whole set last year for my birthday great range of colours
don't know if this will help but i found that i was putting too much colour on (as in filling all the space on the image)but watched a demo which made me realise that less is more so leaving gaps for your light points then following up with your lightest colours next and then keep getting darker until you are finishing off with your dark areas and shading etc. you probably know all this already but just in case lol
anyway i think you have made a great job of the card so don't give up on your pens have fun
gill xxx

Anonymous said...

What a sweet adorable card!! Love it! You did an amazing job on it. I hope your son has gotten over being on TV. Such a funny reaction.

The Stamper's Touch said...

Well this is definitely a cutie of a card!!!! You did a wonderful job Nessy coloring Tilda! Stick with it because it looks marvelous!! Thanks for joining us at SSW.


Kathie said...

Hi Vanessa, this is another pretty card of yours. I love this Tilda shes so pretty love the long hair and you've made a great job with the colours well done.
Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck.
Kathie SSW- Design Team

Claire said...

Beautiful card and i think your colouring is gorgeous!! Love the story about your little one lol
Thanks for joining us at Cooking it up with Katie and good luck
claire xx

NGCARDS said...

This is very cute hun, Thanks for joining us this week with our theme of Winter Wood Land at Creative Inspirations Wednesday's Challenge Blog! xxx

Tammy said...

Adorable card! Thanks for Cooking it up with Katie this week!
Tammy x

andrea said...

gorgeous card,love the way you have coloured tilda in she looks lovely thankyou for joining us at fab'n'funky

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Hiya Nessy! Loving your card this week. Such great papers for that adorable image!!!! Thanks so much for playing at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Deanne :)

Sharon Basel said...

Hi Nessy!
Darling card. Love the image and you've colored it so perfectly. Wonderful combination of papers here and great take on the sketch this week. Thanks for joining us again at Sweet Sketch Wednesday. Hope you'll continue to play along again next week too!
All the best,

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

adorable and the sentiment is perfect, I do like nice wording, it finishes and makes a card. janex

Dot said...

Hi Vanessa!
lovely card you have made with the beautiful Tilda stamp.The dp looks great. Know your thoughts about keeping it flat- I sometimes wonder how our cards looks when sendt by mail!
Thank you for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge this time.
Hugs, Dorte

Anne said...

Lovely card Nessy. Thanks for sharing it with us at Cooking It Up With Katie this week. Hugs x

Annie said...

finally I have time to catch up with you and what you have been up to! I had to smile reading your blog today - hope you managed the spotty clothes without too much angst!

love the cute festive card with Tilda, and your colouring is really coming along so do keep at it. I must admit though, I prefer the Copics with the brush tip as they are more like painting!
hugs, annie x

Katie said...

Fabulous card!
Thanks so much for Cooking It Up With Katie this week :)

Jacki Randolph said...

Very beautiful card Nessy! Love the colors and papers.Thanks so much for playing along with us at SSW!

Sharon said...

What a gorgeous card.
Thanks for joining us at Fab 'n' Funky this week, hope you join us again next time.
Sharon xx

Arlana said...

Oh such a sweet image. Love you fun coloring. Thanks for getting back to me I totally understand. Hope you have a sweet day!!! Thanks for playing along @ SSW!!!

Lacey Stephens said...

Fantastic card!! Great take on the X Challenge! Thanks for playing along with the ABC Christmas Challenge! We have another fun one for you that started today. We hope you can play along again!
ABC Christmas Challenge DT