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 . . .

Monday, July 15, 2013

Card Art with Copics: Elisabeth Bell's Christmas Hearth

These very excited yet curious children consider the magic of Santa's arrival while they investigate the fireplace where they've been told that Santa will appear.  You can find this wonderful clear stamp image designed by Elisabeth Bell for Belles 'n Whistles here.  Teresa at Crafts and Me Stamps is having a mahoosive sale of rubber and clear stamps so pop over there now to order yours!

Here's a closer view of my Copic-filled image.  The edge is framed using Marvy Uchida's Calligraphy Opaque Paint Gold Marker.

Four designs from Bo Bunny's Liberty Collection patterned paper are layered with Bazzill red, white and blue cardstock to form my easel card.  Three decorative metal brads accent the upper right corner as though Santa's sleigh, pulled by his magical reindeer will arrive soon.  Two handmade poinsettia flowers, made from Punch Bunch Kikyou and holly leaf punches, tie the sentiment to the image in the lower left corner.  An EK Success Paper Shaper Photo Corner Scallop punch, embossed with a QuicKutz' 2x2 Goosebumps HoHoHo metal embossing folder, accents one corner of my image and base sentiment.  A vertical sentiment from a Stamping Sensations Perfectly Said - Lori's Words stamp set lies alongside of my image.   

Here's a view of my completed card front showing my use of Elisabeth Bell's Christmas Hearth clear stamp image . . .

The base of the card includes a lovely stamped sentiment from Artful Legacy . . .

Here's a view of my easel card, open and ready for display . . .

You can find more inspiration using Elisabeth Bell's digital images at the Digi Bells Design Team blog here and many rubberstamp and clear stamp images at the Elisabeth Bell's World challenge blog here.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Cards for Men "BINGO" (here) - Die/Punch Sentiment Multifold
Crafty Sentiments "Christmas In July" (here)
Fab 'n Funky "Christmas In July" (here)
Paper Crafting Journey "Christmas In July" (here)
Southern Girls "No Spoolin'" (here)
Delicious Doodles "All About the Scenery" (here)
Elphine House Australia "Add Some Metal" (here) - Decorative Metal Brads
Sassy Studio Designs "Christmas In July" (here)
Christmas Cards All Year 'Round "It's All About Santa" (here)
Dream Valley "Fancy Folds" (here)

Copics used:
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93, BV00
hair, logs, bear - E31, E35, E47
bricks, berries, apple - R22, R29, R59, W5
hearth, candlesticks, ornaments - C1, C3, C5
ornaments, flame glow - Y13, Y26, Y28
tree, pine - G82, G85, G99
boy sleeper, stocking - B21, B37, B39
girl sleeper , stocking - R11, R14, R27
mantel - E13, E17, E19
airbrushed background - E11, Y26

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

~ Rose


Cathy said...

Fabulous Christmas card. Thank you for joining in the Crafty Sentiments Christmas in July Challenge.
Cathy xx

sue w. said...

Hi Rose, this is sooo sweet. Love the image, I remember looking up the chimney when I was a girl too. Fab papers and colours.
Hugs Sue W.

Lori aka lorib117 said...

Rose, this is stunning! I'm blown away by your coloring. Thanks for joining us for the Sassy Studio Designs DTBST challenge this week and good luck.

-Lori SSD DT

mixamatoasties said...

What a great card. That image is delightful.

Thanks for sharing at Crafty Sentiments this week.

Susan x

Jac’s Playground said...

Wow your colouring is awesome, fantastic card love he image, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week. Jac x

Jackie W said...

Fantastic card! Love this image and your design! Fabulous embellishments! :) Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments!
Jackie W

angelic crafter said...

A beautiful card Rose. Elisabeth Bell is a favourite of mine, and I love your colouring of this image!. Thanks for joining in our no spoolin challenge over at the Southern Girls Challenge XOX Tania

Unknown said...

Rose this is a fabulous card hun, so cute, and so xmassy, love it, thank you for sharing with us at Delicious Doodles this week, good luck hun xxx

Laine said...

Such a beautiful creation Rose. Love this image and your fabulous design detail. Thank you for sharing with us at PCJ Challenge.

Nannieflash said...

Fabulous card love your design and your colour choice. Thanks for joining us at CFM, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Audhild said...

What a beautiful creation. Love your coloring of the sweet image. Thank you for joining the EHA challenge. Hugs, Audhild

luvmycards.blogspot.com said...

Fantastic card with beautiful colors and coloring! Thanks for playing along with us at Southern Girls Challenge!
Carolyn DT

lynne said...

What a gorgeous Christmas card and a cute image!
Thanks for joining us at Elphine House Australia!
Lynne x

Kim Kelley said...

Great coloring! Such a fantastic card! Thank you for joining us at DTBST this week! HUGS


Alli Devine said...

This is so beautiful, captures the magic of Christmas so well and such warm cosy colours Thanks for joining us at Fab n Funky

Alli xx

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely Christmas card for CCAYR 'all about Santa' - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, CCAYR design team - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for July - I'd love to see it there too. x

Rach83 said...

Stunning card and I love the vintage feel. Your image is so cute with great colouring.

Thanks for playing along at Fab'n'Funky Challenges this week. We have a new challenge launching tomorrow - be sure to check it out.

Rachel x

Lin said...

Thanks for joining us with this fabulous Christmas card.

Lin xx
Dream Valley

Karen said...

Wowie! Your colouring is fabulous - great skill - am jealous! Thank you so much for joining us at PCJ for our Christmas in July challenge Karen P, Paper Crafting Journey Design Team http://stampinginpink.blogspot.co.uk/

Sandy said...

Very well done Rose - I love it!!

Cindy Groh said...

Beautiful image and lovely design for your easel card. Thanks for joining us at Christmas Cards all year Round. Come back August 1st to see the new challenge.