Thursday, 23 December 2010

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to my on-line friends.

Almost time for Santa to come visit.  I can't believe how fast this year has gone by.... On the whole a much happier one than the previous year... a big holiday overseas, a wedding and another year of meeting new people via the internet.  I think that the influences of being inspired by so many lovely people over the year has improved my card making.  So a BIG THANK YOU to all my on-line friends.

I have finished work now till the 10th January.  Tomorrow I have a busy day though, getting last minute things like the fruit ~ strawberries, raspberries, pineapple, melon, cherries ~ that I am taking as my contribution to the family gathering in Hamilton.  We were going to have our own little Christmas - hubby and me- but his niece took pity on us and we are heading down after breakfast with our son and his girlfriend on Christmas morning.  I also have to take down the Pavlova.  I have just put one in the oven.  For those of you who have not heard of Pavlova, it is a meringue type dessert.  The link is to the one I make....  includes 12 minutes of beating the egg white and sugar.  I did a test run last weekend and it is good.  I will make another one tomorrow.  I will put whipped cream and strawberries on mine, rather than the peaches.  Then of course, we go to Mass in the evening.

Now for another birthday card.  Another friend celebrating a birthday very close to Christmas.  Jasmine like unusual and quirky things, and one of the TGF stamps I got from Kelly, seemed perfect.  It is from a set called Sweet and Toxic
I bought some new Copics after seeing this tutorial and this one.... on hair and skin colouring.  Plus found some Neenah card as well.... what a difference that makes.
So here is the card.
Toxic but Sweet Birthday

I used some Bic markers as well as Copics to colour the rest of the image in. I added some Black Enamel Accents to her shoes and the skulls in her hair.  The sentiment is computer generated using Travelling Typewriter font (available here) and cut out with a Spellbinders tag die.   Inside I typed " Have a wicked birthday" 

Well  that's all from me for now.... if I don't get time tomorrow to post, I wish you all a Happy Christmas and God's blessing to you all.


Scrumplescrunch said...

It is a beautiful card Dawn, your colours are great. I am making a Cheesecake,and also taking a few days break from creating.

donna mikasa said...

Hi Dawn! So happy that you were the winner of Kelly's GF goodies! Love your card, it turned out great! Hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

Barb said...

What a fun card, Dawn! Colored beautifully! I feel very blessed to have met you too, my friend! Merry Christmas!

Tiffany Ervin said...

Beautiful coloring on the card, fun image! And that meringue you described really sounds delish! I'm so happy your year was good and I wish you even better for 2011!! Happy Holiday sweetie!

Sanne said...

Merry christmas to you, too Dawn - and thanks again for your wonderful christmas card! Hugs Sanne

Suzanne C said...

Fabulous card! Love the coloring and the sentiment is perfect. Happy holidays!

Deirdre said...

Dawn, love what you created. Your card arrived here - thank you so much it is beautiful.

Wishing you and your family all the very best for 2011. Hugs, Deirdre