Thursday, September 24, 2009

Another Mo Christmas Card!

I told you I had a few Mo Manning images from Digital Pencil Too - it's all YOUR fault Kellie for introducing them to me - LOL. Here's another one from her Season's and Holidays line - Fairy Holly - isn't she gorgeous!!!!

I've coloured her in traditional Christmas colours and used some Crystal Effects on the snow globe, after sticking on a little sparkle for snow! I've then simply cut her out using my nesties, popping her holly wings and head out. I also added some mini red rhinestones to the holly in her hair.

The border is a new Fiskars border and corner punch I treated myself to at last weekend's Picture 2 Page show here in Melbourne - I LOVE this thing!!! You'll be seeing it a few times until I tire of it or move onto a new toy - LOL.

I stuck the border punched piece down onto some Real Red CS and then realised I had a little bit of glue showing in the holes - aaaaaagh. Out came my glue eraser and I was almost finished tidying up when I had a lightbulb moment!!!! I re-did this piece and used wide double sided tape making sure I went OVER all the holes!! After I stuck it down I sprinkled on some ultra fine red glitter and voila - I had a sparkling patterned border - you should see it IRL - I'm rapt with the finish!!

I used the previous piece on the inside of my card and added the sentiment there - I love the symmetrical layout on the front and didn't want to spoil it by adding the sentiment.

Another Christmas card done!! I really SHOULD write my list so I know how many I need - LOL.



Fran said...

this is just beautiful and i love the way you have coloured the frills on her skirt, it is so eye catchng!

Kellie Winnell said...

Well with a card such as this I will raise my hand HIGH and say YES it really is all my fault, haha! I LOVE LOVE this Debbie when I seen her I fell in love, but I can't colour digital :( But that's ok because I can just DROOL over yours :) xx

Merry said...

This is stunning and so glad you had the light globe moment with the glitter. That border and the image are amazing.

"Tillymint" said...

Hi Debbie, good to hear from you I knew you'de been busy as I keep seeing your DT cards!!!! Not sure how you keep up. I have a smile when I see some of your posts as we seem to have similar tastes and certainly hobbies. I loved your embroidered motif (had been thinking about setting my machine up ready for Christmas bits). I have this image from Mo too, along with a few more. Love her stuff and it seems every day she brings out another great one!!! Keep them coming I love to see your work!!

Sue said...

Debbie, what a beautiful card! She turned out so nice. You colored her to perfection. Love how you cut her out of the nesties.
Border is fabulous, I enlarged for a better look and it is beautiful.
Just lovely,lucky recipient!

Bec said...

WOW debbie.. this is such a gorgeous image.. Your card and layout are just perfect with it.. Bec xx

Lynda S said...

Debbie, I don't know how u can bear to part with some of these magnificent cards. OMG...the border punch is to die for...and as for the light bulb moment...sheer genius!!! She just looks so v v content staring into her globe. Beautiful, simply stunning.

Leigh said...

Love this card Debbie. I'm pretty sure I have this punch too. Everything just so on your card as always.

Cheryl said...

OMG Debbie this is stunning,I just adore your colouring of her and a beautiful border punch too.She has been on my wish list and I got paid this guess what I am getting.....WOOHOO....Beautiful work!!!

Jo said...

What a gorgeous card, and I love the result of your lightbulb moment. I will have to try that next time I use punches with that sort of intricate detail. Your stamped image is absolutely delightful ;) Jo

Alison said...

This is so beautiful, and I love the way you have coloured her, the dress is stunning. That punch is gorgeous to and I love the way the sparkly effect came about - LOL, what a great save.

Chris (Wellnifty) said...

Gorgeous card, love the image and your colouring, I'll have to see if I can find that punch it's fab, love how you saved the inside, great idea

Chris xx

Sunshine said...

STUNNING! I just love it! that little bit of shine is just the perfect touch. I just love Mo's images...I haven't bought any but oh boy if I started I wouldn't stop! :)

LINDA said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! I love this image.. she is one of my fav.. and you have colored her just perfect!! Very lovely!!
Hugs, Linda

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Stunning Debbie! I can see the sparkly effect when I click for a close-up... and your spectacular coloring up close and personal. You are an amazing artist!


Karen said...

What a beautiful image and check out that colouring........very beautiful!!! Great job Deb!

Hey and thanks for that link you left on my blog for the parchement scroll - unfortunately its not the one and I reckon I'm gonna be hard pressed to find the sizzix one!! I'll keep a huntin' though! lol

Luv Karen

Emily said...

Oh my Debbie, I absolutely love this card!!! Great idea for the patterned looks super! I love those little rhinestones you added to the holly for's a masterpiece!!!

Sammi said...

oooooh.... this is gorgeous!! Ilove this image too... I love these Mo Manning images! Gorgeous card!

Ramona Michaluk said...

Oooh, love this card Debbie - just stunning ! I agree with you - she is just gorgeous and I love that new border punch - mmmm, something else to add to my wish list.
I like your idea about using the tape to turn your little boo boo into something amazing - thanks for sharing that idea!
Ramona xx

Margaret de Witt said...

What a great border punch. And I love the little details on your image - very nice.

Tracey Feeger said...

OMG Debbie - I can't believe I missed this beautiful card. This is absolutely stunning. I will give you my address so you can send it to me for xmas. LOL.

sandra said...

I love this card!!!!!!
Perfect coloring and the stamp is so sweet!
How did you made this ball?
It looks amazing!

Emma said...

I absolutely love this card! She is just gorgeous! The coloring is amazing. I have been and had a look at Mo's images, thanks to you and I have to say I think I am going to have to get some. I am new to digital images, but am looking forward to the fun I am going to have playing.