Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Hung by the Chimney with Care

The Shock and Awe continues as I continue to make Christmas cards early.  I think the frigid cold* weather helps.  The Merry Monday ladies have offered up a stocking challenge, which had me digging through my lingerie drawer in search of something slinky and black, before I realized they meant Christmas stockings, and good thing too because who wants to fuss with that other stuff?!

For Christmas stockings I had to then dig through a whole different drawer. I pulled out one of my new LOTV stamps that had some wee little stockings hung by the chimney with care and used that.  I had a very hard time coloring this image as I had to stop and sneeze every few seconds.  It was so bad one might almost be lead to believe that I'm allergic to Christmas.  Certainly I'm not allergic to coloring?!

* frigid cold in Southern Arizona is a wee bit different than frigid cold in say, Minnesota
The Fine Print: Stamp by Lili of the Valley, designer papers by DCWV, faux brads by Stampin' Up.  Hmmm... in hindsight I'm thinking that fire could use some glitter.

20 comments:

JD/ Jill said...

This is really a sweet image...Nice job with your coloring...I like you tiny little stockings.

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah this is so sweet, Just popped by via Merry Monday, Hazel (Didos) No10 x

Patricia said...

Great card, brilliant image and design.

I worried it might have said "Chicken Fried Rice".........LOL!!!!
Plugs

Patricia xx

Notes by Nina said...

Adorable card, this image is so cute.Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday this week.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Your beautiful card not only meets the stocking requirement of MM, PJ, it also depicts world peace! Well done!!! Hugs, Darnell

Aileen said...

How cute! x

Lynn said...

A great image, and beautifully coloured - love the stripes on the cat. It sounds as if you need a warm by that fire, lol. Lynn x

jimlynn said...

OMGoodness! I don't know how I missed seeing this earlier! TOO cute! Love that image......puppy, kitty, and mouse - all ready for the presents to arrive! VERY cute and sweet card.
Lynn

Di said...

Oh this is soooo cute PJ! LOVE the image and how well those colours you used go with the inspiration photo, as well as stockings you picked up the colours perfectly. LOVE it!

Hugs, Di xx

butterfly said...

It'd be very sad if you're allergic to colouring, because this is so cute!! Heading for frigid cold here too... probably somewhere between the Southern Arizona and Minnesota versions.
Alison x

Bonnie said...

LOL, your sneezes don't show on this photo, Judy! Love this sweet design and you've colored it beautifully despite the sneezes! Thanks for sharing it with us at Merry Monday! See you at the hot tub!

Karren said...

This is such an adorable image and you've colored it so beautifully! Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday.

Carol L said...

Oh my gosh, this is just the cutest image and paired with that wonderful plaid paper, how could you go wrong?! Adorbs!
Stay warm as eastern PA faces another snow/sleet/ice storm overnight after getting dumped with 9" of snow yesterday :(

dpkennedy said...

This is the perfect adorable image for the challenge! It's a super sweet card!

Marcia HIll said...

Cute, cute card! Despite the sneezing, your coloring turned out perfect! LOTV just has the cutest images, don't they?! :0)

Sue Rose said...

This card is so stinking cute! Love LOTV images. Glad your sneezing didn't effect your coloring. Very cute card!!

Chris D. said...

OMG! This scene is too stinkin' adorable! Only Christmas could bring together a dog, a cat, and a mouse, without, you know, trying to kill each other. (wink) Your coloring is amazing! TFS!

Jessi Fogan said...

I don't even know if I love your card or your post more - I had to laugh more than once, you goof :) Also, good thing you included the frigid Arizona disclaimer! lol!
I'm most impressed that you were sneezing a bunch but don't seem to have gotten any on that adorable image! The stripes on the kitty make me happy :)

Karen D said...

This image is completely adorable Judy. You have coloured it so beautifully. Love the plaid DSP too. Thank you so much for joining us at Merry Monday.

CraftySarcasm said...

OMG . . . those little furry friends by the fire . . . so cute. Absolutely adorable.