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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Christmas Spirit...



 This is one of those cards I made using only left overs off my desk.  Sometimes, after a particular frenzy of card making, I have a pile of perfectly good seconds and it always feels good to use them instead of tossing!  Wonder Christmas Pixie from A Day For Daisies was a printout from the last card - I colored her with Copics and I fussy cut it with a 1/16th inch border.  It was then glued on to a scrap of black and fussy cut again to strengthen the fragile parts of the image and to provide some contrast against the background.  The scrap of paper used on the background is the reverse side of a previously used one.  The sentiment was a "practice stamp" to check the inking on a scrap - I just cut it down and matted it with another scrap of black.  The ribbon & bow were made trying to learn how to use a bow maker many weeks ago - this is getting embarrassing for you to know how deep my desk is piled!!  The only thing 'new' are the 3 red gems - they were not on the desk, but properly tucked away where they belong.

This card should be eligible for the following 
CHALLENGES:
Pile it On #49 – ATG/Christmas Holiday
Simon Says Wed – Bling It On
Inspiration Destination #11 – ATG
Tuesday Throwdown #225 – Christmas
Clear It Out –ATG/ Stash: ATG
A Day for Daisies #110 – Use Traditional X-mas colors
The East Wind #21 – Christmas
Art by MiRan Challenge #21 – ATG
MarkerPOP #58 – ATG
Lacy Sunshine #48 – Holiday Joy

Create wildly and color with abandon!  ~ginny

14 comments:

  1. Ginny, lovely! I know what you mean about a pile of scraps. I do the same thing.

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  2. Gorgeous card Ginny :-) I love how you have used your scraps ! the pixie image is adorable and the sentiment is perfect too :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    luv
    Lols x x x

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  3. Just gorgeous with great attention to detail. It is perfect for our 21st ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Art by Miran Showcase DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  4. Wonderful way to use up scraps fabulous card Ginny x

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  5. Lovely card! Love the design and your colouring is always awesome! Hugs, Aurora

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  6. Sweet! Thanks for sharing and joining us at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    Ema
    IDCB Owner

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  7. How cute little green eyes turned out! Love her wings and the way the cheeks are blended in so softly. You have the master's touch!

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  8. Oh my, this is so striking! I love it <3 I love the colours and that pixie looks like he is up to mischief lol
    hugs
    Sandie xx

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  9. CIO challenge blog say MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! and thanks for joining our challenge this week...hope you stop by to play again...your project is awesome...tfs <((><

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  10. Lovely card! Thanks for joining our Holiday Joy challenge with Lacy Sunshine Stamps.
    hugs
    Marilyn DT

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  11. Beautiful Christmas card and I love that sentiment. Thank you for sharing with us at CIO! Hope you join us again. Merry Christmas!

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  12. Cute card, Ginny! Thank you so much for playing along with us in our "Holiday Joy" challenge at Lacy Sunshine. We're so happy you joined us! Please visit us, again! ~~Sammibug~~ DT Member for Lacy Sunshine.

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  13. Fabulous make Ginny, gorgeous image, thanks for joining us at art by mi ran. Jo x

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  14. Wow that's a very clever use of your scraps! Love it!

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at The East Wind. Hope you will join us next time DT Crafting Vicky. I’m doing a giveaway

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Thank you so much for your comments!
~ginny