Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Make a happy noise


     Nope, your eyes aren't deceiving you.  You ARE seeing a Christmas card posted here on my blog.  hee hee  I can't count it as my first make for this year cause it has to go to Art Impressions, but it is Christmas.  The image is called Joyful Carolers.  Aren't they a fun bunch!  I really needed to work on something cheery after the last week and a half I've had.
     If you've been reading my last few posts you know that I've been under the weather.  Seems like I am the NON-happy owner of a pinched nerve in my back or neck that chooses to manifest itself in some pretty strange ways.  It's fave is to make the back of my head numb.  Not at all a pleasant experience and thankfully between Aspercreme and a heating pad it seems to be getting better.  Unfortunately the culprit seems to be sitting in front of the computer or my crafty desk for long periods of time so I'm going to have to do some serious cutting back in those areas.  My Kindle has been a lifesaver for visiting you guys for the past several days.  Even though I seem to be on the mend I sure would appreciate any prayers and thoughts you'd like to send this way.  That always helps.
     I colored the guys yesterday and made up the card today.  This mornings crafty table time seems to have stirred up that nerve again so I need to finish this post up quickly and get out of this chair.
     Here's a close up of the carolers.  I'm not listing the colors because I used a ton.  If you have a particular question I think I'll be able to remember which pens I used.  I used my dotty stamp and some Versamark to add white embossed snow on both the card base and on top of my colored image.


     Have yourself a great day!

Supplies:
Paper--Fancy Pants "Home for Christmas", Kraft Outlet Light Kraft, Bazzill, Georgia Pacific, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Art Impressions "Jolly Carolers", There She Goes Clear Stamps "Holiday Cheer", All Night Media dotty stamp
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark, Ranger Jet Black archival
Tools:  MFT Die-namics Fishtail Stax, Memory Box "Snowflake Corner" die
Miscellaneous:  Diamond Stickles, Pearl Perfect Pearls, Stampendous white embossing powder, Ranger Sticky embossing powder, fine glitter from my stash

37 comments:

Heidi said...

Your card is gorgeous!
Beautiful design:)
Hugs, Heidi:)

Nancy said...

Oh, my!! They are just too cute! I can't wait for our snow to start falling because then these fella's will be in my back yard! Fabulous card, my friend! :o)

Sanja Grdinić said...

This is wonderful - I can feel it is cold there. :) Love the snow and that corner die as well as great coloring of the singing gang.
Have a great day, Tracy!

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous Christmas card Tracy, such an jolly image and lovely sentiment.
Pauline
x

sue w. said...

Hi Tracy, they are a bunch of happy carollers, love the image and the falling snow.
Hope your neck improves soon.
Hugs Sue W.

Melissa said...

So cute, love it!

Tracey T said...

I'm sorry to hear that you've been under the weather and can certainly sympathise; I too tend to get a trapped nerve in my shoulder and, like you, it's usually because I've been working at the computer for too long. I find it helps to have something to put my feet on when I'm sitting at my desk - there's something about the way it aligns your spine and shoulders - and you can buy special foot stools just for that purpose. As for your card, I just love the fun image and the "snow" is the perfect finishing touch. Hope you feel fully recovered soon - sending healing thoughts to you and a big hug. Tracey xx

Lorraine said...

That's just lovely Tracy. That image is gorgeous.

Nonni said...

Oh I love this card!! The carolers look so happy,your coloring is great as always... And I love the snow! The card has a great feel to it! Thanks for your lovely comment on my x mas stamping challenge, Tracy! I hope you feel well soon again!

Sue said...

Oh Tracy. I am so sorry to hear about your health problems. The pinched nerve sounds really painful. I hope it eases soon, I will send lots of healing hugs your way.
I love your card, such a wonderful image and your colouring has really brought it too life.
Take care
big hugs Sue xx

KimCreate said...

Tracy Girl. This card is Fabulous!!!! So many happy Snowmen standing in a furry of falling snowflakes. I just love it!!!!And so colorful!
I hope you neck gets better. I have been suffering with nerve pain myself. Get better!

Donna C. said...

I tried finding the stamp at Art Impressions and no luck. Are you sure of the title?

Shannon White said...

Wowzers Tracy!! This is Soo Festive and ADORABLE!! Love your Sweet snowy scene of snowmen carolers!! Too Darned CUTE!! Love this! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Geri said...

Oh, I LOVE this joyful crew...this just makes me smile all over!!! So, so beautiful, Tracy!!!

Jinny Newlin said...

Oh, ick! I'm ever so sorry about that nerve. Girl, take it easy, but thank you ever so much for sharing this beauty with us. LOVE! So perfectly precious!

Sue from Oregon said...

Super cute!!!!

Anonymous said...

Your snowy day looks fantastic!!!!! I love the way you did the snow...!
I can almost feel the chill !!

I'm so so so sorry your neck is still bothering you!!!
Prayers !!!! & please... Maybe think about visiting the peeps that we talked about. Someone can help you w/ the pain !
Huge hugs! Xo

Marlies said...

A beautiful Christmas card! A lovely design and the caroling snowmen are sooo cute. Your colouring is fantastic, as allways and the snow looks great. A fab winter scene!
I hope you son feel better again and can go along without pain. hugs, Marlies

debby4000 said...

Fabulous, adorable card,love the cute snowmen.
Hope you feel better soon.
luv
Debby

heidy said...

Cute and beautiful Tracy,hope your feel better soon,thinking of you!!
XXX Heidy

Anonymous said...

This card is fabulous and really puts me in a Christmas mood already. Hope your back mends soon x Linda

Ros Crawford said...

Oh I'm so sorry about your back ... I know just how bad and tiring it can be ... my thoughts and prayers are with you ... Hopefully you will recover soon ... It has taken my Aunt a long time to recover from her trapped nerve that caused her such pain I wanted to cry for her. Yesterday by some miracle it released! She has been seeing someone who does the "Bowen Therapy"
Your card is stunning ... I can't begin to tell you how beautiful it is ... and I love the snow effect!

CaroleAnn said...

Tracy
So sorry to hear about your neck. I had the same thing and I had to devise a board so when I color I am not bending my neck down - like a draft table so your work is more eye level. I cant afford a draft table but my work is now raised when I color and I have to take breaks. That is one of the reasons I dont get to make so many cards. Need to rest the arthritic hands and back of the neck. Absolutely love this card!! Hugs and feel better.

Sarah said...

Oh Tracy, how did I miss this card? LOVE all that snow! Well, at least on the card, not so crazy about the real stuff. Do hope you'll be feeling better soon, {{HUGS!}}

Linda R said...

Do they look like happy Snowmen or what. This is such a cute card. Love it my friend.

Hugs~

Carla S. said...

What a delightful card, Tracy! I love the cute image and the fabbie scene! The falling snow is awesome!

Mau xx said...

Fabulous card Tracy, I have a great little snowman stamp too and this has just made me want to get it out....tut! I can't believe I am saying this and Oct. only just in too.
Lots of prayers being said sweetie.
Huge hugs Mau xx

Lisa M said...

Good grief Hick...that's horrible to hear and I wish you only the best and a super duper SPEEDY recovery so that you'll be able to get back to your happy crafty place. :) I'll be sending prayers your way. I just LOOOVE your carolers and I can't believe that's just a 2 day card...it's gorgeous!! Now I'm off to see the "H" card...which is also FANTASTIC :)
HUGS to you,
Twang

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Totally cute! I love snowmen and this is so fun. The snow look awesome.

Audrey Pettit said...

I LOVE this card, Tracy! Those snowmen are adorable, and I LOVE the snow blizzard you created! I'm just sooo sorry to hear about your pinched nerve! I know what that is like.......I've had a pinched nerve in my neck for years now, and nothing seems to get rid of it. Flairs up occasionally and is just torture. I tend to get the most numbness in my left foot.....so weird, right? Hope you feel better soon!

Ira Huberts said...

Such fun, beautiful, sweet, adorable carolers these are! Love their singing in the snow, amazing card Tracy! Hugs, Ira
Ira’s Crea Corner

Bonnie Irvine said...

Well, that's just nasty. I have had something similar and it hurts like the devil and is uncomfortable no matter your position. Sending healing thoughts and gentle hugs your way. I am smitten with these fabulous snowmen and your gorgeous card. The snow is wonderful and I'm loving that die cut corner against the kraft. Hope you are on the mend.

Debbie said...

Really love your card! Your coloring is amazing!! Hope you feel better soon!!

sandie said...

Wonderful colouring. Thanks for joining us at Nonni's Xmas challenge x

Nonni said...

Yay Tracy, thanks for linking this fabulous card to my challenge! I really love the coloring and snow. Such a fun scene. xx

Shannah said...

I love snowmen and this is such a wonderful card!!!!

Daria said...

I love this image and your card! Thank you for sharing it.