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 . . .

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Card Art with Copics: Elisabeth Bell's Letters to Santa

The Digi Bells design team over at the Elisabeth Bell's World Challenge Blog wants to see your projects with fluffy white snowflakes!  A very lucky randomly selected entry will win TWO Elisabeth Bell digi images of their choice AND SIX Elisabeth Bell Anima Peeps designs for Susana's Custom Art and Card Design AND a fabulous package of other crafting goodies!  You can find out more about this challenge and sponsors here.

This sweetly bundled little lady enjoys her walk to the mailbox to ensure delivery of her special letter.  This digital image is named Letters to Santa and was designed by Elisabeth Bell.  You can get your own Letters to Santa at the Elisabeth Bell's Digital Gallery here.

This photo shows a closer view of my Copic-filled image.  Flower Soft's Polar White covers the furry parts of her coat and hat.  Martha Stewart snow glitter covers the ground.  There's a bit of snow glitter on top of her hat and the mailbox too.

I've layered Bazzill purple with Bazzill Bling blue textured cardstock.  A Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page Skylands Snowflakes punch provides a delicate border.  A Spellbinders Nestabilities Postage Stamps die cut shapes my image while a couple of white snowflake eyelets sit on each side.  Creative Memories 1 1/4" and 1 1/2" circle punches shape my layered Just Rite Spring Words sentiment accented with an Offray 1/4" ribbon bow.  Bits of Prima's Say It In Pearls Mixed Crystals swirl around my card front and base.

I've covered chipboard with white self-adhesive felt then used the Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Winter Wonder Bigz die to cut my big, white, fluffy snowflakes.

This view of my card front shows how I've used Elisabeth Bell's Letters to Santa digital image on a thank you card . . .

Here's a view of the base showing a Hero Arts Thank You For Being My Friend sentiment . . .

This photo shows how my easel card looks when open and ready for display . . .

You can find Letters to Santa and more of Elisabeth's amazing digital images by visiting the Elisabeth Bell Digital Collection at her gallery here.

Looking for fabulous inspiration using Elisabeth Bell images?  You'll find it at the Digi Bells Design Team Blog here.

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 Fluffy White Snowflakes challenge!

It's Happy Mail!!! Someone special will be receiving this card through the mail soon. Who has presented me with an extraordinary handmade gift full of all the love and warmth in the world? Ahhh . . . could it be you?

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Elphine House Austrailia "Snow Swirled" (here)
Charisma Cardz "Anything Goes" (here)
Moving Along with the Times "Thank You Creations" (here)
PaperCrafting Journey "Anything Goes" (here)
Stampin' for the Weekend "Anything Goes" (here)
Crafty Sentiments "All that Glitters" (here)
Tuesday Alchemy "Anything Goes" (here)
Simon Says Stamp! "Anything Goes" (here)
Divas by Design "Anything Goes" (here)
Whimsy Stamps "Anything Goes Festive" (here)

Copics used:
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93
hair, boots, mailbox post - E31, E35, E47
mailbox, mouse - C1, C3, C5
berries, flag, tulips, mittens, umbrella - R22, R29, R59
holly, mittens, patches, bird scarf, umbrella - YG11, YG13, YG17
pants, mittens, coat belt, mouse scarf, umbrella - B91, B95, B99
letters - E41, E43, 0
hat, coat, umbrella - V91, V95, V99
airbrushed background - B91, Y000, E41
Copic Opaque White over falling snowflakes

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

~ Rose


Rebekah said...

This is such a cute make thanks for playing at divas hugs Rebekah xx

Shea said...

Another stunner, Rose. I always look for your cards on our challenges, and this one's just fabulous. LOVE all the intricate detail and the lovely, soft color scheme. The image is adorable and you've colored it beautifully. Thanks so much for joining us at Tuesday Alchemy!

Anonymous said...

WOWZER!! Your fluffy snow is gorgeous!! What a stunning creation Rose! :) Thanks for playing along with us at the Elphine House Challenges! Hope that you will join us again in the next challenge and good luck! Smiles and Hugs - *Vicki* ~ DT member

Basslady said...

a totally beautiful card!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Laine said...

Such a sweet card and image Rose. So much detail to look at. Thank you for joining us this week at Charisma Cardz.

Mian said...

A wonderful Christmas card with so many great details to look at and a really sweet image.

Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this week at Crafty Sentiments.
Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

Crafty Sentiments Design Team Member

Gale said...

Gorgeous card Rose. Love the snow and all the great details. Thanks for sharing with us at PCJ and good luck. Hugs, Gale

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

This is so adorable, I love all the added elements, the fabulous layout and the fun borders. Thanks so much for playing along at Crafty Sentiments this time!!

NGCARDS said...

Great creation hun! Hope you have a great New Year! Thanks for playing along at Charisma Cardz! xxx

Bunny said...

This is lovely..Thank you for sharing with us at Charisma Cardz, and good luck.


Vanessa (aka V'ness, Nessa, oldschool) said...

This is gorgeous!!!

Suzie McFloozy said...

What a great card - a perfect thank you x
Thanks for playing along with us at SFTW & good luck x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Leah the Orange said...

SUPER cute, Rose! love all that fluffy white stuff! thanks so much for joining the Charisma Galz - hope you'll be back to play again soon! :)

Craftyanny said...

Cute as a button
Thanks for playing along with Whimsy Stamps challenge and a Happy 2013 to you
Anne x

Audhild said...

Love your card. Your coloring of the image is beautiful.
Thank you for joining the EHA challenge
Hugs, Audhild

CraftinGranny said...

Just when I think your cards can't get any better, you blow me away. This is totally gorgeous Rose and so inspirational. Thanks for joining us at EHA and we hope to see you back for our next challenge. "Hugs"

Brenda said...

Wow what a gorgeous easel card!!!! I love the beautiful details and lovely image. Thank you for playing along with us at Whimsy Stamps challenge.