Friday, August 30, 2013

First Christmas Card so far..and a DT Submission

HO HO HO!!! no??? first Christmas Card this year. I really hate thinking about the white stuff but it's bound to make it's way here before we know it. I'm going to have to get on the ball and get more made, I just send out so many and I also have to stock up my Christmas Craft Show pile. I'm so so behind.
I have to come up with some simple crafts that I can whip up fast so I have something
 to put on the table..ha ha. (not really funny)
Anyway I used this particular image as I wanted to try out as a Guest Designer for Mo Manning. Don't you think she has a wide variety of image for all occasions and they are just so cute. I just love this set of pixie elfs that I purchased a year or so ago. I know she has another set similar Little Elf Kit..a must have for sure. Come on Payday!!
Let's have a look at:

I didn't go traditional on this one. My papers were in the pinks and turquoise so I followed suit with her outfit. Coloured with promarkers for the most part but used copics for the pinks. I did add a few embellishments to add a little interest. Washi tape, die cuts and a few flowers. A super simple card but the image says it all, and I placed her with her hanging from the string off to the side to give the illusion of movement. Not sure if I pulled it off but I worked hard to submit a nice balanced card. I hope I meet Mo Manning's standard as it would be a privilege to work with her for the next few months. Here's hoping I make the cut.
Please go have a look at her wonderful images..HERE!
Challenge's  I'm entering are: good bye Summer. use punches quick anything goes, optional christmas
Who would have thought there were so many Christmas challenges..and I didn't even get them all..
 Thanks for dropping by and will see you all soon.


Renee B. said...

This is so cute Kim! I just love Mo images. My Hubby turns 65 in a few weeks & I bought the one of the old guy holding the balloon to make his made me giggle! I really like the non traditional colors on your card. Great papers.
Hugs, Renee

Spyder said...

Lovely card, I love that little star embellishment. Love Mo's images, love the colours too!

Shazza said...

this is great x

Sabrina said...

Kimberly, such great colouring and a wonderful design would definately have you seriously considered for the DT. Great use of Washi Tape too. Hope you make it. TYFS and joining in all the fun with us at Christmas Card Challenge #39. The best of luck. :)

zandra said...

So, adorable! Good luck it's a great card.
Hugz, Z

coops said...

so gorgeous kim.fabulous colour combo and design and i love the stunning image.good luck in the DT call :D

xx coops xx

Debbie said...

What an adorable Christmas card indeed!!! Your coloring is just amazing. I am so glad you joined in this week at Mos and decided to participate in our GDT call as well.
Good Luck


Angela said...

Oh Kim,the image is so wonderful and your coloring really fantastic. Your card is really perfect.
Thank you for joining us at our Q for Quick Challenge by ABC Christmas Challenge
Hope to see you again
Hugs and greetings
Angela DT

Bettina L. said...

Lovely christmas card and I have that image too... Sooo cute. Great design with the non traditional combo and details with the stars and flowers. Thanks for playing at ABC Christmas Challenge and good luck. Hope to see you back wednesday for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member at ABC Christmas Challenge xx