Monday, December 13, 2010

A Merry Christmas Snowman - Paper Cupcakes Monday Challenge

Hello everyone - (I have to edit this post very quickly to say a big "oops" - apparently the challenge was to use "traditional" red and green colors with this image - I didn't follow instructions very well - I do apologize) this has been a very stressful week for me and I am so glad that it has come to an end and a new week is beginning. My dad went into emergency with a blood clot in his head last Tuesday night and they had to operate the same day. It was quite a scare for our family but thankfully everything went well and he is now home again on the mend. I am actually excited about this upcoming week as both my oldest son and my daughter are coming home for a few days - they won't be home for Christmas but I am just thankful that they will be home for a few days before. We are having our family Christmas dinner on Saturday night. This is the first Christmas my husband and I will be home alone - I know I won't like it - but I knew that one day it would happen. They are all adults now and have lives of their own. This card was made for Paper Cupcakes Monday challenge - we are all to use the same super cute image - A Merry Christmas Snowman 2 illustrated by the very talented Nina May of Paper Cupcakes digi stamps. (Again I do apologize for not following the challenge as far as colors) I wanted to make a colorful card so I found lots of different colorful DP and layered them. I colored the image with my copics and added a button, some twine, a quikutz corner die and a few dark red brads. I used some Tim Holtz black Soot distress ink around some of the edges as well. I hope you enjoy your week. Thanks for stopping by for a visit.

Your stamping friend, Debbie


Jessie said...

I'm so sorry about your Dad, but happy he is recovering well.

Wonderful card by the way :)

CraftinGranny said...

This is so cute Debbie and I love the colorful DP you chose. The button really makes the card pop. Your shading is exquisite!!

So glad to hear your father is going to be okay.

It's hard that first Christmas all the kids don't come home but snuggle with your hubby and you both will get through it. Remember your first Christmas together without the kids and recapture the feelings.

Have a wonderful holiday Debbie. Prayers and Hugs. Carol

Dru said...

Beautiful card Debbie and I love the vibrant colors - isn't this image just the cutest! I'm so glad to hear your Dad is doing well and wish your entire family a very Merry Christmas! Hugs, Dru

Nilla said...

Fabulous card, love your coloring! Glad your dad is OK! I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2011! Hugs Nilla