Fab 'n' Funky ~ Christmas Comes Early

Hey there my lovely blog pals. I am popping in today with a DT post for Fab 'n' Funky. We didn't have any sponsor images for this challenge, so we got to create what we wanted and I of course fell back on my fav' Sugar Nellie images. I do so love this sweet image called Hello Little Robin, by one of my all time favourite illustrators Marina Fedotova.

I was playing with Autumnal colours and themes at the time I coloured this up, so it kinda influenced my creation. It's still very definitely a Winter themed Christmas card, but with Autumnal hues. It's our final challenge for October, so keeping with out commitment to do a 'Christmas' challenge at the end of each month, we are indeed doing an 'Anything Christmas Goes' challenge this month. So pull out your gorgeous Christmas stamps and goodies and play along with us this week. 

I'm slowly adding to my Christmas Card pile, and trying hard to get a few quick and easy makes done. But this one I took my time over, colouring the background, adding Frantage Snow, glittering the wings etc. I spent so long on the actual image, I didn't want to do anything in the card design that would detract from it. So it's as CAS as they come! 

I added a sweet sentiment from a CC Designs set called Snowman Sentiments to finish the card, stamping it directly on the base paper with Memento Black Tuxedo. My kraft card base came with the lovely scalloped edge, so I added a simple plaid paper in Autumnal shades, which is from a gorgeous Maja Designs paper set called 'Walking In The Forest'. It's the B side of the page called 'Autumn Poem'. A swipe of chalk ink from Ingvild Bolme along the paper edges and a bit of foam beneath the image panel for dimension and hey presto, card done! Love that!! I used my Promarkers to colour this sweet image.

Stop on over at the challenge blog to see what my awesomely talented teamies have been up to. I'm inspired all over again after looking at their gorgeous creations. Our lovely Jools is the hostess for our Christmas challenge. I hope you'll come and join in the fun with us all, we do so love to see what inspires you. I'll be back soon with a non DT related post, (I know right, when did that happen last?!) and as promised, (yes, I know I'm a mean tease), my blog candy will follow soon too. Until then, may your mojo flow and the fun abound. Have an awesome week. Hugs, Wends xoxo

Challenge Entries:
The Ribbon Girl: October ~ Any Image
Crafty Creations: #353 ~ Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday: #500 ~ Snowflakes
Lemon Shortbread: #53 ~ Anything Goes
Passion For Promarkers: Halloween Colours
Crafty Catz: #3389 ~ Anything Goes + Autumn Colours
Crafting By Designs: Get Ready for Christmas ~ October Edition
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Autumn Colours Photo Inspiration
Moving Along With The Times: #56 ~ Autumn/Fall (Mine is a Christmas card but in Fall colours, does that count?)
As You Like It: People or Animals. This is my second entry, and my feet are still firmly planted in the people camp. I just love colouring people. A sweet wee robin snuck into this make, but it's that sweet fairy I loved colouring so much. 


I must get out my SNs as I do love them. This is so gorgeous, fab colours, love all the snow. Absolutely fabulous card x
What a beautiful card Wends - I do love that the image is almost monochrome in the autumnal colours. The way you mounted it is perfect
Dawn T said…
gorgeous Wendy. Great design and superb colouring
Christine L said…
Oh my goodness Wends.. you've created a fabulous card with this gorgeous image from Sugar Nellie.. such beautiful colouring! The paper you've used is also perfect for your colour choice.. I just LOVE this!

Christine x
coldwaters2 said…
Beautiful festive creation Wendy that image is fabulous a wonderful card
lorraine x
Janette said…
This is so sweet and pretty....thanks for sharing with us at CraftyCatz this week.x
Pat K said…
Gorgeous card Wends..love your beautiful colouring of this lovely image. hugs, Pat K xx
Pamellia said…
What an adorable Christmas card Wendy! Just wanted to pop in and say hello my friend. It's been a long year and I have lost track of so many of my bloggy friends during my absence. I hope all has been well with you, and you've made lots of time for crafting! Our temperatures have been up and down this autumn, but at least the nights are getting cooler and I'm thankful for that. We've had lots of rain and I'm hoping that's a sign that we will get lots of snow this year. Wouldn't that be great!! lol. sending hugs :)
Mel Gee said…
What a beautiful card.
Thank you for entering our Challenge at Crafting by Designs https://craftingbydesigns.blogspot.co.uk/
Mel DT
jenn shurkus said…
This is adorable! and your coloring is fabulous!! Thank you for playing along with us in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!
Fikreta said…
gorgeous card!
Deb said…
Love this so much! The image is darling and the colours you used are so perfect, love the frantage snow too!
Many thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday this week!
Elaine Stark said…
A beautiful cared. Thanks for joining Passion for Promarkers. Elaine
Hazel (Didos) said…
Oh this is beautiful, what a lovely card, That image is adorable. Love those papers too. Thanks for joining in on Passion for Promarkers this week, Hazelxx
Elaine Stark said…
Lovely image and colouring. Thanks for joining AYLI challenge.Elaine
Sarah said…
Wow, this is totally gorgeous!! A lovely stamp to start with and your colour choice is so lovely and fits just right. Another fab entry at AYLI too xx
Chris said…
Wow Wends, you've certainly done justice to this sweet image, I love your fabulous colouring and colour choice! The snowy background looks amazing and the clean design keeps the focus on the image (where it belongs!)
Absolutely gorgeous card and image, love the autumnal hues they work so well, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week x
Wendy said…
So gorgeous Wends, fabulous colouring of that sweet image and love your colours.
Wendy xx
Cara said…
Wow, this is so beautifully coloured, just fabulous x
Pat said…
Fabulous Christmas card Wends, the image is so sweet and your colouring is awesome, a truly gorgeous make.

Pat xx
Aunty Sue said…
Great card and image thanks for sharing at Passion for Promarkers and crafty catz
Marilyn said…
Love, love, love this pretty card! I have never seen this Sugar Nellie image before and I wish I had because it would be in my fave stamp drawer!
I like how you've coloured it and the pretty plaid paper too.
Linda Mc Enery said…
Wow! This is gorgeous Wendy! Such a cute image and so beautifully coloured! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Passion for Promarkers! Linda
Hi Wends....Sorry Im sooo late with my comment.....JUST love your card....what a beautiful image and beautiful coloured...Joolsx

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