Why Rosie's Book?

While growing up, I had a dear friend, Renee, that lived next door and with whom I spent much of my childhood. We grew, in different directions, and went on our merry way. Many years later, I ran into her parents and they kindly reminded me of the laughs they still have over my book. “What book?” I wondered with a puzzled look. "I don't remember a book." Hardy laughter accompanied their response. At some time during our childhood, I tried to convince Renee about something that her parents didn’t agree with. I told her that proof of its truth could be found “in my book.” Naturally she went home and tried to convince her parents of the same thing but they weren’t falling for it. She needed an edge and told them emphatically, “It’s in Rosie’s book!” After they caught their breaths from reborn laughter, they let me know how “Rosie’s book” has been cited for many other things throughout the years. They’ve also mentioned that they’d like to see “Rosie’s book” one day. I can’t remember all of the things that I said were in “my book” but I’m sure my dear friend’s parents can recall much more than I ever knew about – LOL!!! So, here it is . . . my version of things you might find In Rosie’s Book . . .

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Elisabeth Bell's World Challenge: Non-Christmas Image on a Christmas Card

The Digi Bells design team over at the Elisabeth Bell's World Challenge Blog wants to see your use of a non-Christmas Image on your Christmas projects.  A very lucky randomly selected entry will win TWO Elisabeth Bell digi images of their choice AND £10 for your choice of EB stamps from Crafts and Me Stamps!  You can find out more about this challenge and sponsors here.

The lovely Teresa at Crafts and Me Stamps in the UK sells EB images from several rubber- and clear-stamp companies.  You'll find EB images from Whiff of Joy, Sweet Pea Stamps, and Belles 'n Whistles!

I've used this sweet A Warm Fuzzy Hug rubberstamped image designed by Elisabeth Bell for Sweet Pea Stamps.  You can find her at the Sweet Pea Stamps online store here.  She's also available at Crafts and Me Stamps here.  I've used Spellbinders Classic Ovals, large and small, for the Beyond-the-Edge technique to allow her braided hair to flow over the edge.  This pic shows a closer view of my Copic-filled image.  Note how I've used the Nasty Rag Technique on the bear for fun, furry texture.

I've layered punched shapes from Punch Bunch punches to form my handmade chrysanthemums that surround the Stampin' Up! Sincere Salutations sentiment.  The flowers are lightly painted with Diamond Stickles for amazing shimmer.  A couple of Cheery Lynn Designs die cut Mini Fanciful Flourishes provide some classy, leafy swirls.

Layers of Bo Bunny's Snowfall Collection's Snowfall Stripe, Snowfall Blizzard and Snowfall Wintertime, with Bazzill's Typhoon, Tropical and Nautical blues form my card.  An EK Success Snowflake border punch provides snowflakes throughout the center strip as well as the corner snowflakes with a Memory Box self-adhesive pearl at each snowflake center.

Here's a view of the front of my completed side open card showing my use of Sweet Pea Stamps' A Warm Fuzzy Hug, as designed by Elisabeth Bell, a non-Christmas image, on a Christmas card . . .

For a chance to win a fabulous prize, get over to the Elisabeth Bell's World Challenge Blog and add your entry into this month's Non-Christmas Image on a Christmas Card challenge!

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Stamptacular Sunday "Let's Hear It For the Girls" (here)
Craft Your Passion "Power of Three" (here) - 3 patterned papers
Crafty Sentiments "Flowers" (here)
Divas by Design "Anything Goes" (here)
Christmas/Winter Sketch "Sketch by Renata + blue, white, snowflakes" (here)
Cute Card Thursday "Bling It Up!" (here)
A&T/Emerald Faerie "Punches/Dies" (here)
A&T "Anything Goes" (here)
Simon Says Stamp and Show "No Rules!" (here)
Stampin' for the Weekend "Swirls and Pearls" (here)

Copics used:
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93, BV00
hair, shoes - T0, T6, T9
dress, socks, bows - B32, B34, B37
bear - E31, E35, E47 NASTY RAG TECHNIQUE
airbrushed - B37

"Top 3" Aug. 29, 2012 Christmas/Winter Sketch Challenges
"Top 3" Aug. 27, 2012 A&T Emerald Faeries
"Top 3" Aug. 26, 2012 Stamptacular Sunday

I'm so glad that you stopped by to visit!

~ Rose


Anna-Karin said...

Wonderful card! Love the flowers you used and the glitter parts. Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

Manderly said...

Lovely creation, Rose! You did fantastic at not using a Christmas image, yet your card is still very festive! Love your snowflake details. Thank you much for entering A & T Emerald Faeries Challenge!

Candy C said...

Rose, this is a lovely Christmas card. You've pulled off your challenge of having to use a non Christmas image on a Christmas card beautifully. Your colorizing of your little girl is really nice and coordinates so well with your background papers! Nice job! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Renata said...

Wow, what a gorgeous card!! Your coloring is stunning. I love the way you used my sketch. Thanks for joining us at CCWS ;)

Eret said...

Wow! Absolutely stunning! I love your non-Hristmas Christmas card. And your goloring is super. Love it! Thank you so much for sharing your card with us at A & T Challenge Blog. Hope to see you back again :)
Hugs, Eret

Bunny said...

This is lovely, thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments, and good luck.


Jac said...

Back again! thanks for joining us at A & T Sketch challenge this fortnight.

Jayne A said...

stunning card


Deb said...

Beautiful card!
Many thanks for joining in the
♥Cute Card Thursday Challenge♥
this week! Debxx

Carol said...

A beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at CCWS this time. Carol DT x

Julie said...

This is amazing - I love Christmas cards in non-traditional colours!

Thanks for joining us at Stampin' for the Weekend for our Pearls and Swirls Challenge!

Hugs - Julie x

Jules said...

I just love this card, it is a beautiful Christmas card and anyone would love to receive it. Thank you for joining us at A & T Digital Designs (EFG). Good Luck xoxox