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Nov 14, 2010

CIC85 - London Christmas

It's time once again for this weeks CIC Inspiration Challenge.  Oh my goodness look at those gorgeous cupcakes.  Aren't they lovely.

This weeks sponsor is: Simply Betty Stamps.  We were graciously given some Digi Stamps to work with and I chose London to work with.  She's certainly "quirky" and quite different from my normal style of stamping.  I loved that she came with a kitty since I'm a cat lover.

For my card I colored both London and the kitty with Prisma color pencils.  I must admit to having some difficulty coloring digital images with my pencils.  They do tend to "bleed" a little.  Hopefully it's not to noticeable. I did a rather funky layout as well to match the image.  My papers are all from DCWV (Holiday stack 2009).  The card base is Chocolate Chip and I layered some Brushed Gold card stock over it.  It is really hard to get decent photographs of the shimmery type card stocks.  This was the best I could come up with after several attempts.  I added tiny pearls to cover up the (skulls) on the image.  See I'm just not that "goth" but I'm sure some would have left them showing.

Other items used: Punches - Tree (by Marvy)  Border Punch (Martha Stewart)
White Grosgrain Ribbon, Red Faux Gems, and the Pearls from Zva
I also used some homemade gold shimmer spray over the image.

Don't forget to check out what the other "Sweeties" have done and leave some comment lovin!

The PRIZE this week is: 6 Digi Images of the Winners Choice.


  1. What a fun card! Love the layout you created, Ida!
    I have the same problem with digis... Sometimes I use a sprayy that people use for fixing pastels. I spray the paper with an image before coloring it with pencils. Very often it helps in some small areas.

  2. Great way to use the cat!! Love the gold!

  3. your layout and image suit each other so well-I think the coloring looks great-i wondered if digi images would bleed when colored

  4. oh just playing a little catch up in my Google Reader! Darling creation and love your new snow picture header!