Wednesday, 22 December 2010

To Daddy with love ...

I wanted something different for cards for Paul from the children, so I had a hunt around for a couple of images which would remind us of our children (christmas cards from the children are always kept!) so I found these images from Karens Doodles.

The first being Snow Angel. This is just my children all over, at the very first sign of a white snow covered floor they both just drop and make snow angels, so this image was perfect for Thomas to give to his Dad!



I added lots of glitter, gems for the buttons on his coat and coloured in his hat and scarf in 2 different shades of blue. I cut a small sheet of matching card and ran it through the cuttlebug snowflakes folder. Added some ribbon and a snowflake charm and used Thickers chipboard alpha for the letters. The papers are a digi paper, not sure where from though sorry! 

Then onto a card from Maddison

I spotted "First taste of snow" This is very typical of Maddison, first sign of raindrops or snow and her tongue comes out and she likes to try and catch it! LOL she is so funny sometimes! I knew I just had to use this image. I wanted it to be bright and girly, just like our little princess! 



Again the image is glittered in lots of places, coloured in using copics, added a few flowers across the top and ribbons in a criss cross. I used the same idea to run some coordinating card which was put through the snowflake folder. I added pearls to the top and bottom and also letters (papermania) If you click the picture it will make it bigger, and you will see a happy accident (I seem to have quite a few of these lately!) I printed out some papers, then realised it was too light so put the paper back in the printer so I could print on the back, totally being thick I forgot to put it upside down, so it printed the bold pink over the lighter pink small dots, so I have dots within dots in 2 shades, and it looks great in real life! 


Think you will agree, they are both very different to your normal everyday christmas cards, but both children love them and I know that Paul will cherish them forever!

I would like to enter these cards into the following challenges:
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Sparkle & Shine
Craft Your Passion -  Christmas Theme
The Crazy Challenge - Let it snow
Alphabet Challenge - H for hats
Stampin For The Weekend -  Christmas

Sarah Hurley - Last minute Christmas Cheer

16 comments:

Scrappy Scatty said...

what lovely cards Rusty, your mistake looks great this could catch on! I love both your cards and the images are fab xx

Happy Days said...

Stunning cards hun. I think your "happy accident" looks brilliant, might have to give that a go myself :) x

Rainmac said...

Absolutely stunning cards Tams, beautiful papers and images xxx

downrightcrafty said...

oh my what a lovely pair of cards just gorgeous
Kate xx

Tammy said...

Wonderful cards Tams, your husband will love them and treasure them for sure!

Ali said...

Fab!! love the second image what a cutie patootie xx

pinky said...

Ah Tams they are just adorable, love the colours and the images are so perfect for the kids to give to their dad.

theCook said...

Lovely cards! Those kids seem so happy!

Dawn said...

These cards are both adorable, and I also loved when Karen drew these because they looked so much like her children and mine.LOL
Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Your passion this week.
Happy Holiday

Lisa Jane said...

They are fabulous Tams - and Paul will absoloutely love them
Lisa ;)

Whimsey said...

Uber, uber cute - ADORABLE images!!

Anita said...

Beautiful cards Tams. I love the images and the papers too! I'm sure their daddy will love them.

Lisa Jane said...

oops fprgpt to say thanks for joining us at Sarah Hurley this week
Lisa ;)

Hristovica said...

Beautiful cards. Emit lots of smiles and warmth. Thank you for participating in the challenge of The Crazy Challenge this week. Happy Holidays

Sarah Hurley said...

Lovely card, thank you for joining us at Sarah Hurley Challenges!

Sarah x

PepPop said...

Tams these are gorgeous. I love the images they are soooo cute. Jaqui x