Friday, February 22, 2013

Anything goes.........

Hello all!
So the last Friday of February is here already - I know it's a short month but wow, it really flew by!!  Anyway the last Friday of a month means an 'Anything Goes' challenge over at The Outlawz Copics/alcohol markers group and this year we're adding the option to do a Christmas creation ( gives you a chance to get ahead on those festive cards!)
                                             I'm going with the Christmas theme as I need to get organised in advance and for this card I used a Simply Betty digi - there are some very cute images in that store :).  Not much else to add as the card is fairly simple -in fact, I'm thinking it's a bit bland...........  not sure where I was going with this one.  I'm definitely on a CAS kick at the moment but I think I prefer it when I have a plain white background instead of patterned paper.  I love seeing other's perfectly loaded cards with all the bells and whistles but I find it very difficult to pull those off.  I'm not trying to be a tortured artistic soul but I'm thinking that I need to create what makes me happy and not what I end up feeling 'blah' about - ok, enough of the waffling, here's the card -

            I do like red and green together on Christmas cards but I chose to go with a pale green which makes it a touch more contemporary.   I would like to enter this into the challenges at Milk Coffee , abc christmas , Inky Impressions , The Paper Shelter and Flourishes.

Don't forget to head on over to The Outlawz to check out the rest of the DT's fabulous work and if you play along with us, you get the chance to win a fantastic prize - a $15 gift certificate to Mo's Digital Pencil !

Thanks for popping in :)

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Jo said...

I love your card Dawn. I really like the red polka dot paper with the images.

Linda Palmer said...

You did a beautiful job on this card. The papers are so pretty and make the image pop! I don't think it needs anything else, great card.

Carla S. said...

I think your card is fantastic, Dawn! I love the layout and papers and the darling images! Terrific coloring!

Tracy said...

I think you're being to hard on yourself Dawn. This is really cute. The layout looks great including the papers. Great card for your stash! Hugs!

Babette said...

Gorgeous card and beautiful colored.
Thanks for joining us this week at Inky Impressions.

ScrapSoon said...

What a cute christmas card this is.
So diffrent as i normaly see those cards.
I love your coloring to!

Have a wonderfull day

Zw@@n said...

Oh wow, love the colours! And that image is sweet and beautifully coloured. Thank you for playing along with us at ABC Christmas Challenge. See you next time.
Luv, Wilma

The Crafty Blonde said...

Gorgeous card, love the sweet image and fab design. Thanks for joining us at Milkcoffee Challenge this week. xx

Karen said...

Your card is very pretty and festive! Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions.


tootsie said...

Gorgeous! Love the bright cheerfulness!

Thank you for joining us over at The Paper Shelter for this weeks Celebrations challenge. See you again soon and good luck!


Tress said...

This card is adorable! Love the colors and the design!

Angela said...

Oh yes a really wonderful christmas card with beautiful papers and a great image.
Thanks for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge.
Many hugs and greetings

Angela said...

Oh yes a really wonderful christmas card with beautiful papers and a great image.
Thanks for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge.
Many hugs and greetings

Penny said...

Dawn, it doesn't matter how you do your cards, CAS or not, they are always wonderful! As is this one--such a cute image, (hadn't seen it before), fabulous coloring, and I love the papers, too! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Patricia St Martin said...

Dawn, Super amazing job, glad you are keeping to your resolution on making your Christmas cards. Always love the traditional colors and you did such a stunning job coloring everything. Love the papers so pretty.

nwilliams6 said...

This is adorable! I love the colors, the expressions on their faces, your wonderful shading and coloring, and the whole sweetness of this card. This is one great Christmas card. I have had a wonderful time visiting with you this morning - I love dropping by your blog! Hugz!

Anonymous said...

Cute card lovely colouring too! ans love the twine too! Thanks for Playing along with us this time at ABC Christmas Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

Kathi said...

Such a cute card. It's not at all bland.

I love the image, your coloring, the color combo, and the twine/star element.