Sunday, December 16, 2007

Christmas card RAKs and Card for Mom

Well, I finished one card today and then got some other things done around the house for Christmas. I just wanted to share this adorable Sugar Nellie image with you. She is actually called "Nellie sitting with heart." My mother is rather blue and missing family, so I wanted to send her a card (even though we will see her this coming Saturday) to try and cheer her up a little. These sweet images were sent to me from Nancy P (crooked river at SCS). The card base is barely banana cs with the blue patterned paper (get this . . . from a Kleenex box--got this idea from Gina K, and it was too pretty to throw out), certainly celery stamped with Floral bg stamp and clear embossed to add some texture. The sugar nellie image was colored with my prismacolor pencils and gamsoled, touched up with some markers here and there to add more color, and then stickles for some sparkle. She is sitting on a sentiment from the Sincere Salutations set layered on black cs. A little paper piercing at the bottom, 2 pale yellow MM brads, and white satin ribbon added to add some softness to the card as well. I sure hope it cheers Mom up a little. She just misses us all right now, and I CAN'T WAIT to go up and see her and Dad soon.

Couple of Christmas tree pics for y'all to see too. We haven't used tinsel since my son was a baby and couldn't touch the tree. Now with animals it is not practical either, so . . . may be a little plain, but I love it just the same. These were both taken with the lights out, and on the nighttime setting. I was trying to get the pretty glow of the lights. The second pic was touched up in Photo Shop (as I was trying to make it look dark).
Guess Buddy thought his toys looked good under the tree too. LOL That is him off to the left there. He's our big furry baby.

The rest of these pics are from my good friends and now adopted sisters from SCS. See my homemade Christmas cards below. . . Thanks, again, ladies! :) Kelly


Tracey said...

Hi Kelly I love the card you made for your mum I hope it cheers her up :) and the cards you received from your friends are just beautiful!

~JULES~ said...

The card you made for your Mum is adorable! it would brighten anybodys day.
merry Christmas

jlazarski said...

Great card for your mom, Kelly! I really like how you cut out the image (it really highlights the sweet girl) and that DP is really pretty, too.

~KRISTY~ said...


scrappernic said...

Lvoe all the cards! Especially that first one for your mom--she's going to love it!

Tammy said...

Hi Kelly, How thoughtful!! I'm sure her day will be brighten when she receives her cute card.

SBS4 sister

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Great cards! I love getting other stampers cards. Hope your Mom is feeling better too, unwrapped toys under the tree? Cute!

stampingbalou said...

Your work is such a fantastic one. I wanna wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, your Sister Heike will spend some time with the family, so don´t worry, if I´m going to say "hello" not until in 2008.... ;o) Yours, Heike xox

Deb said...

Great tree, I love seeing other peoples decorations!

What a gorgeous card for your mom! Love that Sugar Nellie!

Your images are in the mail, hope they arrive quickly!

Merry Christmas, hope you have a fabulous time!

All Pink girl said...

Wow your cards are so beautiful great work Dawnxx
hope you have a great christmas xx

Jane said...

Wow, you must be doing something right to get all those handmade cards! I love the House Mouse one.

I'm sure you mum loved her card.