Friday, November 30, 2012

Elfin gold

     In case you might have missed the many times I have mentioned how much I LOVE Torico's images (both for TSG and Birdie Brown), I'll say it again.  Is this little imp adorable or what!  I had to grab him from the BB store, couldn't wait to color him, and had the perfect excuse with the gold or silver challenge going on at Catered Crop.
     He's colored up with Copics and I added a little Liquid Applique for his hat pompom and some gold Stickles on his ornaments.  I found that cool gold mesh in the Christmas ribbon at Michaels.  I used a Memory Box die to cut five of the jingle bell dies and layered them up.  Then I covered them in gold embossing powder.  I stamped the sentiment in gold.  Not sure if I like it or not...might have looked better embossed.
     Anyway, we'd love to have you come and play along with the challenge.  Linda has some wonderful Pinterest project pins to inspire you and you can always check in on Sunday and see what the DT has come up with.
     I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Card Makin' Mamas--silver and/or gold
Crafts 4 Eternity--Christmas Chaos
Fussy and Fancy--I love Christmas
Jingle Belles--anything holiday
Crimbo Crackers--anything goes
Moving Along With the Times--use 3 elements with the same letter (black, bow, bells)
Divas by Design--glitter and sparkle
Paper Shelter--Christmas is coming
Simon Says Stamp--anything goes
Sisterhood of Crafters--embossing
Whimsy Stamps Inspirations--traditional Christmas colors
Flourishes--use gold or silver
Tuesday Alchemy--anything goes
Eureka Stamps--let the holiday fun begin
Make It Monday--anything goes

     Have a fabulous Friday!

Supplies

  • Paper:  Carta Bella, Recollections, Kraft Outlet Light Kraft, Copic XPress-it Blending card
  • Stamp:  Birdie Brown "Elf", There She Goes "Holiday Cheer" sentiment
  • Ink:  Copics, Versamark, Brilliance Galaxy Gold Dew Drop
  • Tools:  Nestabilities Classic Ovals, Memory Box Jingle Bell border
  • Miscellaneous:  Celebrate It ribbons, Stampendous gold embossing powder, Liquid Applique, Gold Stickles

56 comments:

  1. He's adorable! Torico's images are all fantastic! It's a beautiful card, Tracy! :o)

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  2. Adorable is right... but the entire card is fabulous. I've not seen that jingle bell die before and I'm awestruck by it.... and the embossing... WOW! Love the gold mesh ribbon, and the red, too... those papers are a winning combination... so pretty!!! LOVE THIS CARD, Tracy!!!

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  3. Wow - this is so special. Love the look on that elf's face and your sketch and coloring are amazing. Wonderful card!

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  4. This is gorgeous love the image and the layout and design is beautiful. Caroline xxx

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  5. Wow! He is so sweet. Lovely colouring as always, love your layout. The Memory Box Jingle border brings it all together nicely! Have a great weekend.

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  6. Oooh, that little imp is definitely ADORABLE! And wow on your coloring! Gorgeous design, too! Soooo love all the gold. That mesh trim is fabulous, and the embossing bells are absolutely beautiful!

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  7. Oh yes, Tracy, he is really adorable and I like Torico's images, too (I purchased the gorgeous Happy Santa Set a couple of days ago). Love the golden mesh and the jingle jangle border.
    Hugs and smiles
    Anja

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  8. Love the design of your gorgeous card! The jingle bell border is so perfect with the adorable image!

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  9. oh so cute! Beautifully colored and I love the gold touches!

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  10. You have the neatest toys!! I wanna come over to your house for a play date. :) The gold is incredible H and those bells all layered up with the mesh ribbon...just dreamy! :)

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  11. Never heard of Torico, but it will be my next "Search" after seeing this adorable card. Love EVERYTHING about it!

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  12. What a cute image and so beautifully coloured. Love your layout and design and the die cuts work so well
    Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter 'Christmas is Coming' challenge this week and good luck
    Eileen x

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  13. Adorable!!! I just love this ... the elf is beautiful and I love the die ... I've treated myself to 3 of their dies recently and I love them!

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  14. OH he is adorable...fab card Tracy. Love the jingle bell border too.
    hugs,x

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  15. Awww, that's a cute image. Your colouring is fabulous and I love the papers. The MB bells die looks wonderful.

    Hugs Sue

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  16. WOW he is a cute little elf. I love all of the gold embellishments. This card really ROCKS, Tracy!! :) Hugs, Kelly

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  17. This is awesome Tracy! The elf is just adorable and I love all the details of this design! Well done! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘EMBOSSING’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    Darlene
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

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  18. LOVE IT Tracy! It's so....adorble! Love how you decorated it.

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  19. Whoooo, love this image and your great card!! I may have to pay a visit to Torica's store as I have not been there in awhile!!! Thanks for playing with us at The Paper Shelter.

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  20. Gorgeous card with a beautifully coloured image and lovely details and papers...love the jingle bell;s die...thanks for joining Divas by Design!
    xxx Margreet

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  21. Stunning card Tracy, I love the bell die cuts, and the fun image1

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  22. This is fabulous! Love that gold mesh and the gold jingle bell diecut... just awesome. :) Thanks for playing along in the "Anything Goes" challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge blog this week! xo

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  23. that's definitely a very cute elf! gorgeous card Tracy, love the colours
    Kim x

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  24. Oh gosh, this is just the cutest image EVER! Love your coloring and the bell die cut border. Some one is really going to get a treat in their mail box with this one.

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  25. PS. Forgot to mention I saw your card on MIM and had to drop by for a closer look. I'm numbers 83.

    --Cheryl--

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  26. Love your embellishments on this prettily designed and beautifully coloured card, Tracy! Hugs, Lesley

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  27. This is gorgeous, Tracy!! Your coloring is awesome! Love those gold embellishments you used, and it was a great idea that you covered the bell border in gold embossing powder.
    Thanks for sharing!

    Torico

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  28. Festive and sweet! I like that bell holly at the top, awesome idea.

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  29. Oh, I love that bell die with this...how perfect!!! (Haven't seen that one!). You've made that little guy quite adorable with your coloring!!! And I thought your sentiment was embossed...looks great to me! Gorgeous card!!!

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  30. I see why you had to have this little guy Tracy, he's so cute! Fantastic card and I love the jingle bells. :) Thanks for joining us at Make It Monday. Hugs

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  31. I also love Birdie Brown stamps! Torico is a true talent! :-) And I must say that this particular stamp is my favorite! Great coloring and layout, as always, Tracy! :-) Wishing you a great weekened and of course, Happy December! :-)

    Hugs :-)

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  32. Fantastic creation, love the colours together & your right, that elf is a cutie!

    Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

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  33. I can see why you love this little guy. He is colored beautifully. Saw it on MIM and wanted to see what you haven creating lately.

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  34. A gorgeous card Tracy! A beautiful design and an adorable image. I love all the golden bells! hugs, Marlies

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  35. I can hear he snicker along with his ornaments. I think the bells are perfect the way to did it. But I love that ribbon!! Great coloring too. Hugs

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  36. This is a gorgeous card. Love the image and the embellishments are gorgeous.
    Thank you for sharing this with us at Diva's by Design.
    Hugs Sharon. x

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  37. What a beautiful card Tracy! And yes, he is adorable. I love the jingle bells die and the beautiful sentiment. Hugs, Ivonne

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  38. This is gorgeous Tracy and he certainly is a little cutie. Love those bells.
    Hugs
    Denise xx

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  39. love the image, the texture and the little bell die! great card Tracy, thanks for playing along with Whimsy Stamps Challenge :)

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  40. cute elf..I liked your card..I saw your card on MIM..

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  41. Tracy. Oh my oh my. You have more talent in that little finger than I have in my whole frickin' body. This is just absolutely, positively stunning. I love all the sparkly goodness.

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  42. Wow this is stunning!
    Beautiful details and colours:)
    The image is so sweet.
    Hugs, Heidi:)

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  43. Oh this is just darling Tracy! Love your Sweet little elf and the Fun jingle bells and touch of sparkle too! Just Too CUTE! 8-)

    Hugs
    Shannon

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  44. I love the colors and the lovely image you've used!Stunning card!

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  45. Awesome cute card Tracy and the colours you picked are superb! Love the die cuts, too, most adorable card! Hugs, Ira
    irascreacorner.blogspot.nl

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  46. This card has me smiling. He is so stink'n cute...

    Hugs~

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  47. Totally fantabulous! I love your elf card....so cute! Hugs ~S~

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  48. Another Fantastic Entry!! Love this!! Thank you so much for playing with us at Eureka Stamps! We can't wait to see what you'll create Next Time!

    Many Blessings,
    Tina

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  49. Your fabulous clean and crisp style works so well for these cute digis - this little guy is especially cute ;)

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  50. Stunning card! I love the way you colored the Elf. Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity.

    Hugs.
    Evie

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  51. Tracy this little imp is so cute and your colouring is fab :-)

    Thanks for joining us over at Fussy and Fancy for our "I Love Christmas" challenge - good luck

    xx Happy crafting and glittery seasonal hugs xx

    Sazzle

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  52. Wow...this made me smile. Thanks for sharing with us at CMM

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  53. Gorgeous card, love the image and the layout of the card. Your use of the 'b' elements is great. Thanks for joining us this week at Moving Along With The Times.
    Kim xXx

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  54. Thank-you for sharing your fabulous card with us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week :)

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  55. Super cute card Tracy! I love your little elf fella! Fabulous use of the metallic colour scheme for this week. Thanks for joining us for our "Timeless Tuesday Challenge" at Flourishes!

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  56. Thank you for joining in at Crimbo Crackers – hope you can join me again for the next challenge! Crimbo Crackers

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