Monday, November 17, 2014


Hello Everyone...

Another lovely day..nice quiet workload with very happy folk..I think they are happy as their caregiver is

So onto my card to share with you and it is using a free image from All Dressed Up called Ballerina Abi
 But with a difference...I turned her into a Christmas card...

Not hard to do really...just coloured her in Christmas colours..just wanted to see if it worked.

Bobbi is coloured with copics on her clothes and Faber Castell pencils  on her skin and hair.

As I have no Frantage and no idea where to get it from over here..I loaded on the glue around the edges and used thick white glitter...sort of works.

The side view...and although I have hidden the papers they were Coture Creations "Jolly Christmas"..

I have gone very lime green this year with the red..not sure what that was all abou,t but I like it.

Added a folded ribbon with a sparkly poinsettia in the centre and a few snowflakes..

Going to enter these challenges...

All Dressed Up   [anything goes]

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas challenge   # 203 [Go green colours or/ recycle]

That's it for today...the afternoon is getting on and off to do the tea rounds soon..

"My Lady" is still going strong [ 96] and we were talking today [several and over.] about how long I have been with her..6 years today...she said it was just like yesterday...what was Yesterday?..[Sunday was my reply]..well, what a day is today [Monday]..well, when did you start here...6 years ago..6 YEARS AGO!!..SEEMS LIKE YESTERDAY...and so it goes her to bits.

See you tomorrow..



Sue said...

This is gorgeous Chrissy. The sweet image looks fabulous in Christmasy colours and I love all your festive detailing too.
hugs Sue xx

Sally said...

Fantastic card Chrissy, she works really well in her Christmasy colours.
Hugs Sally xxx

debby4000 said...

Adorable and gorgeous

Sarah said...

Yep, she works as a Christmas card!! Love it, and the lime green is fabulous xx

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Love this for a Christmas image Chrissy! Very cool!! Gorgeous ribbon and poinsettia too. Hugs, Wends x

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,fab image and layout.xx

Squirrel x said...

She looks super hun - like the sugar plum fairy! And that bow has the wow factor indeed. Gorgeous make, as always sweetie. Hugs xx

Shirley-Anne said...

Hello Chrissy
Hope your happy day extends to all week .
Lovely colouring of cute image Love the lush bow .and the glue and white glitter works .
hugs Shirley-Anne

Marjorie said...

Oh Chrissy, I'm smiling now!! love your stories especially about 'My Lady'.. you should write a book... Fabulous card too!!
Marjorie x

Veerle said...

Beautiful card Chrissy and i love that cute ballerine image.
Big hug from Veerle xxx

Chris said...

It definitely works Chrissy! The little ballerina in her festive red and green is perfect for a Christmas card! Great design, the 'home made frantage' looks brilliant, beautiful poinsettia and bow!
Glad you are feeling so happy!:)

Sue B said...

Aww this is very sweet Chrissy!! Bobbi is adorable and your colouring is awesome… especially her beautiful golden hair! Love the snowflakes and the lush bow! :-)
Aww Your Lady sounds a gem bless her. Bet she loves you to bits too!
Hope you have a nice day!
Big hugs
Sue B xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Chrissy, I love the image and the embellishments
Kevin xx

Jacee said...

Ignore the last comment Chrissy I have put the link for that lovely stamp you have used instead of my own link to my blog duh!
I'm off to leave you another comment on your card now
hugs Jacee

Jacee said...

Fabulous colouring Chrissy, and what a sweetie she is, I really love the image, and your design is lovely!
hugs Jacee
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Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Chrissy. I love the image and she looks fabulous in red and green.
Lorraine x

Pop's Cards said...

Gorgeous sweetie, just gorgeous :0)) huggles Pops x x x

coldwaters2 said...

Oh wow Chrissy what a little beauty this is that is one very pretty image I love the design and that amazing flower.
lorraine x

*Vicki* said...

Such a sweet image Chrissy! Lovely accents of red and green!! I love the the poinsettia flower with the gold too! HUGS :)

Heather said...

A gorgeous card Chrissy, a lovely design and fabulous colour scheme - your little ballerina is just adorable and beautiful embellishments!!

Heather xx

jimlynn said...

She's absolutely GORGEOUS all decked out in her Christmas finery!!! SO very pretty. I love all the All Dressed Up images and you've made this one into a beautiful card.

aussie aNNie said...

Real winner of a card Chrissy, my fav images and most gorgeous creation and colours..sorry if I miss any of your creations, my hours with my dad are getting longer, today I am trying to have a rest before I go up later this afternoon..
aNNie xx

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Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Whoo hooo I have landed back safely in blog land! Slightly tired and frazzled but still in one piece. What a lovely card Chrissy! Clever you making her into a Christmas card it works really well. Hugs Susan xx

Nancy said...

You've made a beautiful card, Chrissy! The image is actually Ballerina Abi, and she's one of my all time favorites! She's super sweet in Christmas colours! Thank you for joining us at All Dressed Up! :o)

chrissy xx said...

She is a sweetie Chrissy. Yes! It does work. I LOve your colours and design.
So pretty.

Lynsey said...

Hi Chrissy this is such a pretty card! What a great idea to colour the image in Xmas colours! You sound like such a nice carer full of patience!
Hugs Lynsey x

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

I love the red dress with the pop of zesty green. Fabulous x

Unknown said...

I love how you've turned Abi into a Christmas ballerina. It's fabulous! Thanks for joining us at All Dressed Up Challenges.

pinky said...

Lol love the conversations with your Lady Chrissy!! Makes me smile every time. Loving this gorgeous card. I have that image and never used it, shame on me. I love how you created your own frantage too. Might have to give that a go!!

Unknown said...

Totally works, she's adorable and I love the imitation frantage. :) You're so creative! xx

Pia S said...

The way you colored her makes her perfect for a Christmas card. I feel I haven't enough Christmas images to choose from, but if I rummage through my stamps I'm sure I could find images that would work, by doing what you did here. Thanks for the inspiration!

Anne said...

Cute as a button
Thanks for playing along at All Dressed Up and good luck
Craftyanny’s Koolkardz

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 203 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for November - I'd love to see it there too. x

Annette said...

Gorgeous image, I love your colouring of her skirt in particular.