Thursday, 15 December 2011

Husbands christmas card

I am down to my very last few christmas cards now and i am making a mental note that i should make my personal cards for close friends and family members first and not leave them to the end!  Sometimes i prefer the cards that i have made in haste when under pressure of a deadline as it prevents me from being indecisive! 

I made this card with my husband constantly wandering past me as i sat on my front room carpet surrounded by my usual spread of essential craft products.  Luckily for me he never looks at what i am doing when i am crafting!

I used a pro-marker tutorial to shade my Kenny K image skin and hair (i will add the link here later for the tutorial as it is on my laptop favourites - found it:-  I was unsure of the initial line of colour and i think i will miss this off in future, plus the ink from my printer smudges when i use my pro-markers on it! Grrrr!!!!!

To my image:

I love Kenny K images, as i love colouring them in!  My new years resolution is to complete my collection of pro-marker and learn to use them better.  There are so many great tutorials out there!

I used glossy accents on her boots and took a picture because i wanted to point out that the colour changed when i added the glossy accents and made the boots more of an orange colour than a red colour.

It also doesn't seem to show up on the picture above but i added some tiny gems to the tim holtz die cut that i used.  I was thinking of putting pearls to give the mistletoe look but felt that this may not look quite right as it is not mistletoe dies that i used!

I am going to enter this card into the following challenges:


  1. Glossy accents and promarkers don't mix very well do they! I made an anniversary card some time back and learnt the same lesson!
    This is a lovely card - he'll love it... and to stop your printer ink running - try-
    heat setting your image before colouring or print off your image and wait a day or two before colouring - trust me it works!

  2. Hiya! Here via Coops's blog!

    What a fab, sexy chick on your great stepper card! I have the same problem with Glossy Accents and Promarkers. I try to use darker colours on those areas, which works if I remember in time!!

    love Mags B x

  3. LOVE the glossy boots!!! And the red pearls and green swirls are fabulous, too! Thanks for joining us this week at MMM with your wonderful card!!!

  4. I'm sure your husband will love this saucy card. thanks for joining in at MMM

  5. fantastic card sonia.i love the stunning shape and gorgeous saucy image.your colouring is amazing :D
    thanks so much for becoming a follower of my blog, i am now following you too :D

    xx coops xx

  6. What a brilliant stepper card and fab image, she is coloured perfectly, doesn't look like you need too much help with your technique! Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week. Good luck. hUgs


  7. Beautiful card..... and oh so fun ... vrooommmm vroommmmm you might just get his motor running with that one.. LOL..... you best be prepared.. LOL.....

    happy holiday to you...

  8. Thank you so much for playing with us at OSAAT this week. Good luck. Hugs Nataliya

  9. A cute card and a really lovely shape.
    Thanks for playing along at MMM this week and lovely to see you.
    Fliss x

  10. Wow, saucy santa!

    All of the excitement of the past week or so has put me well behind, sorry. I hope that you had a wonderful Christmas and I would like to wish you and your family a very happy New Year.

    Thank you for entering this Crafty Boots Challenge.



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