Thursday, August 22, 2013

Merry Christmas my boy....FFC15 - Children's Theme

Hello Everyone,
I am here tonight with a card for my son this Christmas.  I was excited when I saw the theme for the current Festive Friday Challenge #15 which is to create a holiday project with a Children's theme.  Here is the inspiration photo:
Last year during a sale after Christmas I purchased a sweet stamp of a little boy decorating the Christmas Tree from Lili of the Valley stamps in the UK.  This was the stamp that came to mind when I saw the challenge theme.  I knew I would make a card for my son this year for Christmas using this stamp...and here it is....
I am slowly trying to learn how to shade and blend using Copics but I am a rank amateur compared to the many experts I am enjoying watching over on You Tube.  I think this stamp is adorable and it reminds me so much of my son decorating the tree with my husband and I when he was little.  I loved the way all the ornaments would be put on the lowest branches of the tree by him!  It was so sweet to watch the glow in his eyes as he gazed at all of the neat ornaments he was putting on the tree - many that he and I had spent hours painting and glittering while Papa was at work.  This stamp brings back those very precious memories to me!  What a blessing!

Thanks for taking a look at my card!  I hope you get a chance to join in these lovely holiday card making challenges over at Festive Friday!
:) Jill


  1. What a sweet image - perfect for this challenge! Love your beautiful shading and use of traditional colours! Thanks for joining us at Festive Friday!

  2. Memories are a blessing…glad you and Tim have them.
    This is such a sweet image , I can see why you love it. This one is very well suited for the theme Child.
    Your coloring looks very professional.

  3. ADORABLE card!!! Love your coloring on that sweet image!

  4. EEEK This is so cute! I love your coloring, that sweet boy and how you added gold and glitter - Christmas just has to have that extra sparkle for me and you nailed it here!

  5. Ohhhhh what an adorable image...just happens to remind me of the sweetheart who's under your roof! Beautiful coloring too Jill!!!

  6. so gorgeous jill.really adorable image and i love your bold colours :D

    xx coops xx

  7. How cute is that card with the little boy decorating the tree. Love it. TFS. ana

  8. Oh, I love your story! I know all about ornaments being all along the bottom of the tree!! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Festive Friday!

  9. It IS a blessing, Jill...I know you treasure those memories!!! The card shows it, lovingly put together...I adore the colors you've used and I think your coloring looks great! I have to remind myself...we don't all have to be pro's when it comes to coloring! There are so many different styles of it, some simpler...some meant to be more realistic...but so many ways to make an image look great...just like you've done here! LOVE it! (And love that blue you've incorporated in the card!) THanks for joining us again at Festive Friday! This was a treat!


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Crafty Hugs,
: ) Jill