Having been sick the past couple of weeks the days have just sorta blended together. I totally spaced on the fact that today is Tuesday and Beate’s Inspiration Challenge over on her blog. She had asked me to do a sample card for her. I’m such a dork. I’m so sorry I forgot, Beate. :/

Instead I noted this morning that tomorrow is the last day of April and I still had not yet done my 10 cards for the Christmas Card Challenge (CCC) over on Splitcoaststampers (SCS). Today’s color challenge on SCS inspired me to use my Thomas Kinkade stamp and to get busy with my goal of getting this CCC completed. Here is what I’ve done so far.

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Both images are stamped with Jet Black Stazon on Glossy White card stock. But on the top card I then sponged Soft Sky ink over the entire image. I then colored in areas with a YoYo Yellow SU! marker. I decided I really didn’t like it.  So on the second card I left the image alone. I like this a lot more. Which do you like the best? I have the other eight images stamped and just need to assemble them. Looks like I just might meet my goal!

Stamps: Cornish Heritage Farms “Thomas Kinkade”
Papers: Glossy White, Soft Sky, Basic Black, Purely Pomegranate
Inks: Jet Black Stazon (On top card only Soft Sky and a YoYo Yellow Marker)
Accessories: Purely Pomegranate Stitched GG Ribbon, Brad, Dimensionals

21 Responses to “It’s Christmas Time Again”

  1. […] Carolyn Hamilton wrote an interesting post today onHere’s a quick excerptBoth images are stamped with Jet Black Stazon on Glossy White card stock. But on the top card I then sponged Soft Sky ink over the entire image. I then colored in areas with a YoYo Yellow SU! marker. I decided I really didn’t like it so … […]

  2. Oh…I’m so sorry you’ve been ill. I hope you are feeling better! This is just adorable! I really love it! TFS and feel better soon! 🙂

  3. I hope you’re soon feeling well again. Actually I took a liking to the colored images more than the ones you left plain. It looks like an old photograph and I love it! These are beautiful cards but no matter how hard I try, there’s no way I can even think of making holiday cards yet! LOL I’m just sick of the cold winter weather! TFS

  4. Awesome design and colors. Absolutely beautiful. I agree with you. My favorite is the one w/o coloring. Feel better!

  5. Beautiful job on your card. It is so interesting to look at.

  6. It’s so funny how we see things differently! I loved the colored imaage so much better. It just gave off the glow of the lights and reminded me of a warm cozy fire in the winter!

    Get well soon!

    SAndyh50

  7. Wow — what beautiful colors for a Christmas card! I like both versions! Hope you’re feeling better!

  8. The first one looks like the time of day is “twilight”…nice effect. I think I like the B/W one the best though.

    Hope you feel better soon.

    Charmaine

  9. I guess I am going against the majority here but I love the second one, love the simplicity of the image.

  10. Hi Susan! Feel better! What beautiful TK Christmas cards! I like the second one better. Linda

  11. Hi Susan, I’m glad you are feeling better!! 2 weeks of sick, blah!!!!

    Love the cards, both of them for different reasons so I guess you can’t go wrong sending either of them! 😀

  12. These are gorgeous and a great layout for the scene. I love these stamps, but have no idea what to do with them.

  13. Hi and hope you are feeling all better – I love the top card, colored in – the glow of candle light and the warmth of a fire. I’m ready for the hot chocolate with marshmallows! Take care.
    Marta

  14. Beautiful Christmas cards — anyone would be thrilled to receive these!

  15. Beautiful. I just got this stamp and need to put ink to it. Hope you’re feeling better now.

  16. oooh – fabulous Christmas cards! kudos for you being able to get a jump start on them! love the 3 panels. the image is great non-colored black & white!

  17. I love how you split the image with the panels! I like the second one best too, but they’re both REALLY nice!

  18. Hope your feeling better!!!

    Both cards are stunning!!!

  19. Your cards are beautiful, and I hope you’re feeling better! Hugs!!

  20. Definitely like the last one best!… looks like a snowy dusky evening

  21. These are wonderful. Susan!!! I love them both — great images and great sketch — and you are so good to be on top of Christmas already!!! Great cards!!!

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