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, July 25, 2013

Elisabeth Bell's World Challenge: Christmas in July

The Digi Bells design team over at the Elisabeth Bell's World Challenge Blog wants to see your Christmas-themed projects.  A very lucky randomly selected entry will win TWO Elisabeth Bell digi images of their choice AND two stamps courtesy of our very own Digi Bell Lynda!  You can find out more about this challenge and sponsors here.

I've used this sweet clear stamp image called Twas the Night Before Christmas designed by Elisabeth Bell for Belles 'n Whistles.  These sleepy children dream happily while waiting for Santa's visit.

This pic shows a closer view of my Copic-filled image.  I also stamped my image onto Basic Grey's Eskimo Kisses Glazed Apple patterned paper then fussy cut the pillow and blanket.  I used my Copic colors to add shadows after adhering the pieces to my image.  Hampton Art's Sprinkle Flocking Set provides white dimensional and velvety texture over Santa's hat, jacket and pant cuffs.

Layers of Bazzill brown cardstock with My Mind's Eye I Believe "Reindeer" double-sided patterned paper form my easel card.  I covered a piece of Grafix medium weight chipboard with the opposite side of the paper then die cut it using a Sizzix Clear Scallop Square die to frame my image.  The edges are inked with Prima's Dark Bark chalk ink.
A Memory Box Holly Vine, cut into two pieces back up other Christmas greenery made from a McGill pine branch and Punch Bunch birch, oak and holly leaves.  Layers of Punch Bunch daisies with Yellow Stickles at the center form my handmade Christmas paper white flowers.  A few Punch Bunch mini kikyou flowers and Xmas Red Stickles accent my holly vine.

Here's a view of the front of my completed card showing my use of Belles 'n Whistles Twas the Night Before Christmas, as designed by Elisabeth Bell, surrounded by Christmas greenery and flowers . . .

The inside of my card is decorated to coordinate with the front and contains a stamped sentiment from a Kraftin' Kimmie's Christmas Clara set.  My Mind's Eye Stella and Rose Hattie "Buddies" Buttons are tied with My Mind's Eye Miss Caroline Fiddlesticks "Lucky" twine.

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

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 Christmas in July challenge!

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Christmas All Year Long "It's All About Santa" (here)
PaperCrafting Journey "Punches/Die Cuts" (here)
Sweet Stampin' "Christmas in July" (here)
Dream Valley "Fancy Folds" (here)
Cards for Men "Christmas in July" (here)
Sweet Stamps "Christmas Greenery" (here)
Elphine House Australia "Christmas in July" (here)
Divas by Design "Anything Goes" (here)
Creative Inspirations "BINGO" (here) - top row, first column

Copics used:
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93, BV00
hair, chair legs, cookies - E31, E35, E47
Santa's beard, bells, book cover - C1, C3, C5
Santa's suit, plate - R22, R29, R59
Santa's boots, sack - T0, T6, T9
bear - E13, E17, E19, R22
holly, tree, pillow, cup - G40, G43, G46
chair - Y13, Y26, Y28
girl pj's, slippers - V12, V25, V28
shadows to paper pieced blanket and pillow - W1, W3, W5
airbrushed ground - E11, Y26, E15

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

~ Rose


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

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Rose! Fantastic design and outstanding coloring of the adorable image!

Denise said...

What a lovely project! This card is so perfect inside and outside so Professional! Thank you for sharing your lovely creation with us at SweetStamps.com and good luck in the challenge!
Sweet Hugs


mixamatoasties said...

Lovely card.

Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Susan x

Sandy said...

Absolutely wonderful Christmas card - well done! The image is so cute. I just love Santa Claus!

DesignerDiva said...

Beautiful work. Thank you for playing at Diva's this week and good luck.
Sorry my comment is copied and pasted, but I wanted to make sure I got around to everyone.
Hugs Laurie x

Andie's Space said...

Hi Rose,
What a gorgeous card. I love this image & your colouring is stunning. Such a beautiful card design. Thanks for joining us at Divas By Design this week.
Andie xx

Cindy Groh said...

This is such a beautiful easel card. I love the scalloped frame and how the vine goes up on our left. Fabulous attention to detail. Thanks for joining us at Christmas Cards all year Round. Come back August 1st to see the new challenge.

Sandy Fredrick said...

Your card is stunning, I feel like I could be right there in the room with Santa. Beautiful coloring and shading, love all the added elements. Thank you for joining us in this weeks blog challenge at SweetStamps.com

Teresa Abajo said...

Beautiful colouring! Thanks for joining us at CCAYR.

Patricia St Martin said...

Love your Christmas card, you did a fantastic job. All the extra touches are wonderful. Thanks so much for joining us at Cards For Men challenge. We love seeing your creation, good luck on the challenge.

Dwie lewe rączki said...

What a lovely card. Thank for joining us at Paper Crafting Journey