Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Amber Ink Holiday Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Amber Ink Holiday Blog Hop! If you're arriving from Wendy Price's blog, you're right on track. If not, be sure to start at the Amber Ink blog so you don't miss anything! There are hidden prizes to be won so be sure to leave a comment on every blog. ;)

I love to turn non-Christmasy stamps into holiday cards. Can you tell?! ;) Even cute little mermaids can get into the holiday spirit! This cutie from the set Can I Keep Him?!! was extremely fun and easy to colour. Last month on my way home from the dentist, I stopped at Fabricland and bought $40 worth of felt. I figured it was time to cut into it, just a little. LOL I made the Santa's hat out of glittery red and classic white felt.

I also used a much-neglected Martha Stewart stamp and punch snowflake set to create the background of seaflakes (or snowflake coral reef). Obviously I didn't use the punch part but that didn't stop me from using the stamps! I thought the sentiment was perfect for this card. The innocence and wonder of children at this time of year just makes my heart sing.

Your next stop on the hop is the fabulous Angela!!!

Sources: GinaK pure luxury Kraft & 120lb pure luxury White cardstock; Amber Ink Can I Keep Him?!!; Martha Stewart stamp & punch polar snowflake; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; SU Crumb Cake ink; Copics; The Kunin Group classic white & glitter red felt; Glue Dots minis; Stampin' Dimensionals

28 comments:

wendyp said...

She is too stinkin cute in that Santa Hat! Fabulous job, Emily!!!

Karin said...

Oh my word! I guess the word is ADORABLE! Super sweet holiday card! LOVE :)

mustavcoffee said...

Gorgeous card Emily, just love her beautiful hat, what cute sentiment, now where have I heard that before? could be my grand daughters mmm. Big hugs:0) xx

Kerri said...

Oh my goodness, Emily, this is ADORABLE!!! Gorgeous coloring and I love your snowflake coral:) Love the santa hat too!

Smita said...

Oooooooh, I love the card!! The hat is sooooooooo cute, Emily :-) And the image is colored beautifully!

One day I'll have all the stamps and inks in the world and kraft CS!!... one day.... {sigh}!

Hugs,
Smita

Pam said...

You are SUCH a clever one!!! The snowflake coral, the Santa Hat paired with this precious little one are adorable. You always suprise us at what you can come up with Emily! You rocked it yet again ;-)

Monique said...

LOL....Oh my goodness this is to cute!!I love her Hat!!Great work!!

Julie E said...

What a cutie!!! I don't think anyone would be able to say no to her :>) This is a great card to break out your felt on - it really adds such fun!

Inkerbelle said...

Absolutely fabulous, Emily! Adorable!!!

Jacki Randolph said...

OH Emily, your little Santa baby is adorable!!

Lindsey said...

Overload of cuteness! I love that it's got lots of courses, but still CAS. I don't even feel too full! :P

Angela said...

No, _you're_ fabulous! What an adorable card -- I mean, who doesn't love a mermaid in a Santa hat?

That's a heck of a lot of felt for one crafty chica -- can't wait to see what else you come up with!

Hestia's Helper said...

Hee-Hee! I can't tell you how many strays have found their way to our house over the years... "Can I keep him?" is our family motto! (-:

Amberbop said...

Sometimes I'm actually struck speechless......

Gina said...

This is just adorable. Love that you made her a Christmas image, the kraft background is great.

Vicky Hayes said...

Oh that's very clever Emily! I love your Christmassy mermaid!

melissac said...

WOW!! you are awesome at coloring and the Santa hat is absolutely fabulous!!

Taylor said...

Oooooh, I just love her in that Santa hat!!! And how did you get your sentiment to print in the perfect place - I am so rotten at that!

*standing ovation!*

Sunghee said...

Can I keep her!!!! So cute!!!! Wait, I thought you used hat sticker. Didn't know you made it... without a die? WOW!!! You are sooooooooo crafty! And LOVE LOVE seaflakes. Hehe. Awesome!!!

burlap+blue said...

Fun project! LOVE your blog...so glad to be part of the Design Team with you! xoxo Linda

Sandie said...

Aww, such a sweet image. Stunning card :D

Ujjwal said...

She is such a cutie in that adorable Santa cap!! Love it Emily!!

Cheryl said...

Too cute!

TannyP said...

Beautiful job! I'm always envious of people who can put a spin on a non-traditional set....and this is perfect!

DottyA Cards & Things said...

Now that is different...
How cute!!!!!!!!

Lillian Child said...

Love taking a favorite image and adding a holiday hat ... your card is just too dang cute!

Alice Wertz said...

this is so cute and so YOU! LOVE the wonderful subtle background. super card, girl!

Meg said...

Aw, this is too cute! I so wanted a shirt today with the same sentiment (except it was an elephant). Love the sparkly glitter felt!