Tuesday, December 7, 2010

All I Want For Christmas is - Santa's Helper - Tiddly Inks Challenge

Hi ya Everybody!
  Ok, so does anyone remember this post?  I ask because I love love love Christy Croll's (creator of Tiddly Ink stamps) stamp Charles's Tulips.  I mentioned in my other post that he's the perfect man - tall, dark and handsome and no mouth to screw it up!! LOL - anyhow, she's done it again - she's created another oh so sweet stamp featuring my favorite Charles - as Santa's Helper.  The challenge this week at Tiddly Inks is to create a card using Christmas music as inspiration...well I was listening to Christmas music (which secretly I've been doing since before Thanksgiving - I know, I know) and kept hearing "All I want for Christmas is YOU" and well when I think of Tiddly Inks and what I want - well it's Charles. 

So, naturally I needed a stamp that matched - and the ever so amazing Christy that never disappoints had the perfect stamp for me!!!  I also used her amazing village called Harmony.  I love this because it's the perfect backdrop for my scene but it's also amazing alone.  I paper pieced some of the houses, added some stickles to the windows for lights and the door on the hearts.  I also added some wispy fireplace smoke.  I popped a few of the houses up for dimension. 

I colored Santa's Helper with my Copics and popped him off the page - I also added a few stardust stickles to his trim. 
(insert soft dreamy *sigh* here!)
Finally, I added a dust of snow to the bottom for a cold snowy effect - and you have what I want for Christmas...LOL 
Head on over to Tiddly Inks - pick up a Charles/Santa's helper of your own and join in on the fun at the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog! Remember use a Christmas song as inspiration!
Enjoy!

13 comments:

  1. Wow, this looks fabulous! Hugs, Jeanet

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  2. Oh so cute, very nice card !
    xxx

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  3. Melissa - your colouring is stunning - I love your DT card - really clever layout and idea. Fab darling!!!

    Paula x x x

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  4. Just adorable, Melissa! Love the images you chose and I was this close to picking that song myself. xxD

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  5. So cute!! I love how mixed up the houses with Chuckie baby! :)

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  6. So cute! Love your digi! Again amazing coloring!

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  7. Adorable and you are right... he is the perfect man! TFS

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  8. Beautiful card Melissa! You've done an amazing job on Charles and the houses...and you're right, he is the perfect man lol!

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  9. Melissa this is such a cute card! Love what you did with the houses and your colouring is fabulous!

    Hugs,
    Larissa

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  10. Brilliant colors!!! I just love the background, the song and the way you colored him! So great!!! :) xo

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  11. Oh Dreamy!!! This is just an awesome card! Your coloring is so fantastic!! :)

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  12. Incredible! Love all the little details!

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  13. Melissa, your coloring is SUPERB!!! The simplicity of the colors is what makes this card just a gorgeous classic.

    Amazing job girl!!

    Hugs!

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