Monday, November 3, 2014


Hello Everyone..
The weekend is over for me and Monday morning has arrived with very strong winds that started last night..
I've had a most productive crafty weekend..making boxes with windows in the lid and will show you when they stop blowing away and I am able to take photos outside..

For now I have a Christmas card to share, even though it all went wrong, it worked out in the end in a different way.

This wee chap is "Manty" by Mo Manning...I think he is fabulous and have used him several times for Christmas cards.

Manty is coloured with Faber Castell pencils....his shorts,shoes and wings with copics.
The sentiment is gold embossed and from Kaisercraft..sparkly glitter on his headband and wings.

Now those balls on the side weren't supposed to be like that..I was trying to separate the sprig that they were on  and they just popped off and rolled all over the they were then glued on separately and I gave up on using the sprig.

Well, they certainly add dimension and thank goodness this is a handout card not going through the post.

Challenges I would like to enter...

Craftyhazelnuts extra  [anything goes as long as it is Christmas]

Emerald Faeries  [Christmas Non traditional colours ]

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas 201  [Christmas]

That's me to ready for work and feeling a lot better thank you.
Thank so very much for all your kind words and well wishes..they worked.

See you tomorrow..



Pia S said...

I'd say you had a lucky accident with those balls, they look great placed like this! It's a beautifully sparkly design!

Dr Sonia S V said...

Especially love the way you made the balls look -- so unique and beautiful and I love the glitter on the lil on'e cap!!
Dr Sonia
Cards Crafts Kids Projects

Sarah said...

What a gorgeous little chap Chrissy and the glittery and gilded balls look fabulous xx

*Vicki* said...

What a gorgeous creation Chrissy!! Really love the image, colors and fun baubles along the side!! So festive and fun! HUGS

Céline said...

so cute Chrissy, love the little baubles

chrissy xx said...

What a cutie he is! FABulous colours Chrissy..I LOve these little 'balls' never mind the twig lol..they are so pretty and perfect..LOve your sentiment too.
Bet it feels good to be going out to work! I mean this in the nicest of waysx

chrissy xx said...

What a cutie he is! FABulous colours Chrissy..I LOve these little 'balls' never mind the twig lol..they are so pretty and perfect..LOve your sentiment too.
Bet it feels good to be going out to work! I mean this in the nicest of waysx

Jacee said...

What a lovely card Chrissy, love the image, his little tummy is so cute!
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Whisper said...

Oooo what a sweetie & I'm not surprised you have used him a few times, love the balls & gold embossing, Luv Sam x

Kim said...

fabulous card Chrissy, love the Mo image and the 'dimension' looks great lol!
Kim x

Veerle said...

Gorgeous card Chrissy lovely all those little balls at the side ;-)
I also wanted to thank you chrissy for your comforting words on my previous blog post concerning my aunt who was on flight MH17. Thank you so much my friend. Big hug, lots of love, Veerle xxx

Wendy said...

Absolutely gorgeous Chrissy, love that image so adorable.
Wendy xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Fab sparkly card, sometimes you just have to with embellies and they look fab.

XxJULESxX said...

Wow it's a stunning card Chrissy!!!

jimlynn said...

I think the balls on the side are so pretty - whether they were suppose to look like that or not. Such a cute, cute image too! LOVE your beautiful card.

Carol S. said...

Sweet card Chrissy. Gorgeous image and I love the balls. Just like snowballs! Hugs, Carol S.xx

Mary J said...

I can't see how this went wrong, Chrissy - it's so adorable! I love the gold and shimmer too!

Hope you didn't get blown away today! ;)

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Chrissy. Such a cute image, stunning colouring and beautiful sentiment.
hugs Sue xx

coops said...

so stunning chrissy.i really love your colouring and details and the image is totally adorable ;D

xx coops xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous Chrissy, I like the adorable image and of course those balls are fabulous!!
Kevin xx

Sue B said...

Oh WoW! this is gorgeous Chrissy!! such an adorable image and you've coloured it beautifully! I absolutely LOVE how you've placed those glitter balls… I think it was fate that they popped off the sprig!! it's a very cool design! :-)
Hope you have a good day!
Big hugs
Sue B xx

Denise Goeldner said...

Such a sweetie, love all those balls down the side and image is adorable. Thanks so much for joining us over at Emerald Faeries Challenge Blog, good luck and hope to see you again.
~ Denise DT ~
Emerald Faeries Challenge Blog
{Denise's Patch of Creativity}
{Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge}

Tammy said...

Glad to know you continue to improve, keep up the good work! Cute card, such a wonderful image and you've colored him perfectly!

Marjorie said...

Well your card looks amazing Chrissy!.. Love how your mishap turned out.. lovely image and fab colouring.. glad to hear you are feeling a little better:)
Marjorie xx

aussie aNNie said...

Gorgeous card Chrissy, full of Christmas, love this colour combo...delightful image used as well. What did you use around the hat as it doesn't look like glitter.
aNNie xx

The Journey is the Start

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,love the image and fab

Lisa Minckler said...

Don't be surprised if you see this as a new trend. I can't tell you HOW cool that looks on the side like that. I really, really LOVE the look of it. The wind is horrid here too. It keeps coming through my windows and rattling the screens. Sounds like my house is passing gas....
Your card is GORGEOUS Chrissy. Love it so much!!!
Lisa x

coldwaters2 said...

Lol, oh Chrissy reading your post has been such fun it made me smile so much. I absolutely love this gorgeous card the balls look fantastic so does the image you have done a wonderful job with this one, super make.
lorraine x

aussie aNNie said...

Thanks for the info on the glitter Chrissy, sure did not look like it...will check it out.
Sorry not delivered your goodies yet hon....with \dad now up to 7hrs a day but promise promise you will get them eventually ...xxThe Journey is the Start

Shirley-Anne said...

Hi Chrissy
Fabulous card . Love the cute image your colouring and the card design .Glad you are on the mend and I bet you are happy to be ready for return to work .
hugs Shirley-Anne

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie, this is gorgeous, I love your creations so much hugs Pops x x x

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x