Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - Nativity

Here we go, my first Christmas card for 2015 but I do have to say, it seemed a little difficult to begin making holiday cards right now.  It's always so hectic and busy, busy that once the holidays are over, I get lazy and it appears as though this year is no different.  Thank goodness for Christmas at Sweet Stampin' though because by the end of the year, I always have a few cards ready and am glad I was doing them.
The theme at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' for the first challenge of the year is Nativity.  I found this lovely little image over at the Digi Stamp Boutique and this image is one from the set called Nativity Scene.
I used a computer generated sentiment and then swirled in some Tim Holtz Distressed Ink for the background.  I used Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky and Faded Jeans and kept it fairly light because I am notorious for blasting in with a heavy hand and then wishing I had kept it lighter.  After colouring the image with Copics, I added a Gold Stickles to the star and little dabs for more stars.
Be sure to head on over to the challenge blog to see what the rest of the gals on the team have created and here's a great chance to get a head start on your cards for this year.  The only requirement to enter the challenge is to follow the theme.  This month, we are sponsored by Funky Kits and the winner will receive two digis of their choice.
http://www.funkykits.co.uk/catalog/
 Have a great week and thanks for stopping by.
Challenges:
ABC Challenge - Anything Christmas
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes
MarkerPop - Anything Goes
Digi Stamp Boutique - Customer Challenge

25 comments:

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous card, love your colouring.

Sue said...

Awwwwww such a sweet image and stunning colouring. Your CAS design is perfect.
hugs Sue xx

Maxine D said...

What a sweet nativity scene, and so beautifully coloured and presented too, Marilyn.
Blessings
Maxine

Debs said...

Totally adorable and so beautifully coloured. Love the inky background - just perfect.
Debs xx

Dortesjs said...

ohh this is great, fine colouring

aussie aNNie said...

Gorgeous card Marilyn and sweet image used...xx
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Christine L said...

A fabulous card Marilyn... I have that image and didn't get around to using it for Christmas just gone... I'm going to put your card on my pinterest board to remember for next year!

Hugs
Christine x

Vivienne Holden said...

OOH this is a little smasher petal. Now as for Christmas cards, why do you think I joined the Christmas Stamping All Year Long challenge blog! Yep! So I could make 'em all year. LUV 'EM! xxx

Chrissy said...

Fabulous card Marilyn..I love the image and wonderful colouring and the dotted stars..gorgeous.

luv CHRISSYxx

jimlynn said...

I'm bad about blasting away too on colors sometimes! This isn't at all and I love the soft background. Cute image and beautiful coloring as always. Love your card!
Lynn

Abi said...

You can always add more, but you can't take it away!! A beautiful card Marilyn, wonderful colouring xx

coops said...

so gorgeous marilyn.i love your cas design and the nativity scene is stunning ;D

xx coops xx

Sassy Raggedy said...

I have this same set and after seeing your card I am going to have to try to bring it to life. Beautiful card Marilyn...Hugs, joann

Kelly Neis said...

Wow this is beautiful just love it M!! I have a heavy hand and I know what you mean, you sure got this background perfect, looks fabulous. How do you get the border lines so straight and then a sentiment, amazing! Hugs Kelly

Shelly Schmidt said...

What a great idea to do a challenge to get cards made- before the last minute..... I LOVE this Nativity scene- just beautiful! Wonderful card!

Gail said...

This is fabulous. I adore the card, no matter what the topic is for the challenge, this card is a winner. I adore the image...I love their faces and how they're drawn. I think your coloring is outrageously fantastic and I adore the layout and the line around the image. The sentiment is perfect. I'm going to go shopping for this image now. Awesome card! Hugs, Gail

Tracey T said...

This is just gorgeous, Marilyn. I do like this image! Hugs xx

ValByDesign, Valerie said...

What an adorabe Christmas card; that image is ust oo cute! And your coloring is fantastic! Thank you so much for joining us over at the MarkerPop Challenge blog!

ValByDesign, Valerie said...

P.S. I went over looking for that stamp image; I can't find it. Can you post a link to it

Wedgie said...

Super cute card, brilliant colouring!
Hope you've had a fab week, Wedgie xxx

Kat W said...

It's so beautiful Marilyn - the light swirls of colour and spots of glitter are just the perfect backdrop for this sweet nativity scene :-)

Hugs, Kat x

Hillary Harris said...

Beautiful coloring job! That is I think the cutest nativity scene I've seen... I think I'll need to buy that one :-) Thanks for joining us at Party Time Tuesdays!

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Marilyn :-) I think this is THE most adorable nativity scene and your colouring and CAS design are perfect ! :-)

thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas Challenge
luv
Lols x x x

Dot said...

Super cute image you have used for your card....fab colouring.
Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at ABC Christmas Challenge. Hope you will join us next time.
Dorte x

Helen said...

Awesome Christmas card!
Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge! We hope you'll join us throughout the year!
Helen x