Friday, 4 December 2009

It's Christmas....'Simples!'

Hi folks! There is a new challenge over on Dare U 2 Digi Stamp. This time is a colour challenge. You can add another card to your Christmas box as the palette is Red, Green and your choice of neutral. Check out all the great cards from my fellow DT. Thank you so much to everyone who joined in with challenge #26... boy do you guys like glitter :o)
I've given the Meerkat a little Christmas 'make-over'. He is available to buy here and great fun to use for all those Meerkat fans out there. The papers I used for this card are by Hot Off The Press. I embossed the large green circular panel with my snowflake Cuttlebug embossing folder. I cut the swirls from glitter paper using a Quickutz die. The sentiment is a Papermania stamp which I have cut out and layered with my Circle and Scalloped Circle Nestabilities. I coloured Christmas Simples with Copic Markers and used liquid pearls dusted with glamour dust for the fir trims and dotted his green scarf with gold stickles.
You can really see the glossy accents that I used over his eyes and nose in the close up picture. This card covers quite a few challenges... so here goes: The sketch is by Truly Scrumptious: Cupcake Crafts - Red & Green: Stamp With Fun - Christmas: The Pink Elephant - Favourite Colouring Medium: Stamp, Scrap & Doodle - Christmas: Creative Card Crew - Christmas: Pollycraft Challenge - Christmas: Cuttlebug Spot - Winter: The Cuttlebug Challenge - Glitter: Crafty Ann's Challenge - Texture: Stamp Something: Glitzy Somethings
I think that's everything covered.
Ciao for now!
Sandra x

31 comments:

shellshearer said...

oh wow he is adorable hun....my girlies are gonna love him...

hugs shell xx

spiritofcreativity said...

This is fantastic Sandra, I've loved your meerkats ever since I first saw Wendy use one of them (in fact I wished I'd drawn them myself if I'm truthful lol!)so I'm thrilled that one of them has made an appearance on the CACB texture challenge. Thank you for joining in with this gorgeous card.
Ann x

LORi said...

Oh Sandra...your cards are always fabulous!! Gorgeous!!

So happy you joined us this week at TPE!!

HUGS- LORI

Chrissie said...

Oh just fabulous Sandra!
I love this little character, the ad always makes me smile when it comes on the tv.

Swaantje said...

Ohhhh what a lovely card..
Very cute.
Hugs
Swaani

joey said...

Hiya Sandra,

oh my gosh has a meerkat ever looked so good! fantastic card, love your colourwork.

Joey.xxx

Sue said...

Sandra this is gorgeous and i love christmas simples...my boys love watching him on the adverts so i have gotta buy him for their xmas cards...thank you:)

sue
xx

ElizabethR said...

I love him, could not stop laughing he is soooo cute! Gorgeous card! LOL Elizabeth x

CraftyC said...

Totally gorgeous card Sandra, love this image and he's been coloured beautifully
Clairex

Ann said...

wonderful as usual Sandra - I just love your Meerkat.
Thanks for joining us at The Pink Elephant. Good luck and hope you'll join us again next week for our new challenge.
Ann xxx
http://thepinkelephantchallenge.blogspot.com/

POPPET said...

LOL he is so super cute, Shaleise is at college doing small animal care and they have some of these, she is driving me mad for one like we dont have enough pets already,,,he looks fab with his xmas hat on, a gorgeous creation hun, big hugs pops x

tanjaak said...

Hi Sandra! Your card´s gorgeous...and funny I may add. Thanks for joining our Christmas themed challenge at Stamp with Fun, hope to see you take part in the next one aswell.
hugs,Tanja

Sharon said...

He's just adorable Sandra and you've coloured him so beautifully. Thanks for joining in our Truly Scrumptious challenge.

Anne said...

Fabulous cards Sandra adore the image on this one it's brilliant
Anne xx

debby4000 said...

Oh he is brilliant, fabulous card.
luv
Debby

Liza said...

A gorgeous card, I love the colours. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

Liza x

Kim Piggott said...

Wow!
So super cute!
hugs
kim x

Saphira said...

really wonderful card,
thanks for joining us this week
at stamp with fun.
Hugs Saphira (swf-team)

iReneM said...

Oh, isn't this just the cutest card.
Love the embossed circle, your flourish/swirl...everything :-)

The meerkats 'ad' is the only one I don't tire of seeing

x

Beryl said...

Super card and great image. Thank you for sharing it with us on Crafty Ann's challenge.
Beryl xx

Terrie B x said...

Hi Sandra:)
I love your beautiful card...
"Thanks" for joing us at the CB Blog

Terrie
http://cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com/

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Hi Sandra, wow I have already seen this lovely little fellow on Facebook, but just had to pop by and see it again. Its so gorgeous! Love him, hugs Heidi xx

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Hi Sandra, wow I have already seen this lovely little fellow on Facebook, but just had to pop by and see it again. Its so gorgeous! Love him, hugs Heidi xx

Fiona said...

Fab card Sandra, the colouring is superb and I love all the papers. It all works so well together.
Fiona x

Janetcraft said...

lovely bear...

Mina said...

fabulous Sandra....simples lol
Mina xxx

Ria said...

Gorgeouss Sandra :) thanks for joining Pollycraft this time,
hugs Ria

Dawn said...

Awwww Sandra this is simples!! gorgeous, soooo cute and the colours are brilliant!

thanks for joining us on TS

Hugs
Dawn
xx

Shantaie said...

so cute! I love the shine on his nose and sweet eyes!

Im so happy you took the bling challenge at cuttlebug challenge blog!

Justine said...

What a great project, beautiful coloring. Thank you for visiting my blog

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

This is fabulous Sandra - love the image! Thank you for joining in Crafty Ann's challenge