Sunday, December 2, 2012

Days of Christmas

Countdown to Christmas 12 25 2012

It’s our 3rd anniversary at Cards for Men Challenge blog and we have done something special every year to say thank you to all our followers, participants and sponsors. We have enjoyed seeing all your creations and have been inspired thought out the year and I hope you have been inspired by our created cards as well. This year we are having a special “DAY OF CHRISTMAS” event which will run from today until 14th of December. Each day a different team member will host the event and demonstrate a quick Christmas card/project. Make sure you pop on over to Cards for Men challenge blog and see who day it is. Their will be different sponsor each day and different prizes to be won. You need to leave a comment each day on the team members blog so pop over to find out who’s the host for each day and don’t forget, you have to be in it to win it!

I have day 1, so please leave a comment and tomorrow you will find out who wins my prize. The prize is a $10.00 voucher.

I have been drawing since a child and studied graphics at College many years ago, I now work as a Medical photographer part time but my love was always drawing. I started card making about 4yrs ago when I bought my daughter a card making kit which we did together, but I’m afraid I got the bug! My daughter preferred scrapbooking. I then started looking online at other blogs and this then became my passion and I loved sharing my cards with likeminded people.

I love stamping and loved finding images, but sometimes I could not find what I wanted so I started to draw myself.

This then has become my second addiction and I have never looked back, I love thinking of new images, and its just fabulous to see others take them and make them into beautiful works of art. Long may it continue!

Countdown right 2012

I have seen so many countdown to Christmas cards, I just had to try and make one. They said all you need to do is use the side step card so that is what I did and this is how mind turned out. I used Mo Manning image called Taste of Winter. Used my Zutter and bind it all.


countdown flat 2012

The paper is from Heidi grace designs. Pearl pen color light blue. Stickles glitter star dust. Brilliance ink sky blue. Archival Versafine Majestic blue.  Star gems and blue gems. Spellbinder exquisite circles.

Countdown flowers

The roes are from Wild Orchid Crafts. Punch bunch twig.

side step card--side front panel Advert Calendar

You should be able to right click on the side step card and save it to you computer, this is the pattern I used to make mine.

Countdown markers

Copic marker used to color my image.

Countdown close up

Thanks for stopping by. Hope your week end was nice and have a super week.

I will tell the next person is Shirley for tomorrow.



Penny said...

Oh, wow, Patricia--this is sooo awesome! Such a cool countdown card! I love, love, love it--fabulous coloring, wonderful colors, love the design, love all the fun bling, die cuts, & flowers! Thank you so much for the card directions. I was wondering how to make a side stepper! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Brilliant Patricia, love that image and the gentle way you've coloured it

jacqui x

Donnas Den said...

Wonderful project, Patricia. Great start to our Christmas Event.

Donna xx

Linda said...

This is so cute, I love it.
hugs Linda

Birgit said...

Oh, so cute and lovely!I realy like those silvery stars. Thanks for sharing the ideas!

mapowska said...

Great card! Thanks for the "graph" for the side-step card :) I will use it for sure :D And the stamp is so cute ;) You coloured it perfectly!

Marie-Louise said...

Patricia this is absolutely fabulous. Love the delicate colours.

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow this is stunning i love the image and the fabulous design
Lisa x

Nannieflash said...

Congratulations Patrica your card is stunning, I love that little character and the idea of having a calendar as well is brilliant. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Seafield Jo said...

Wow Patricia, this is gorgeous. I would love to have this on my mantelpiece. You've coloured it so beautifully and the colours are gorgeous.

Jo x

Debs said...

What a fantastic idea a Calendar card, never seen one before, and if you send it before the 1st a great advent for the kids.
Love your image and colour scheme.
Good luck everyone.
Hugs Debs

Anonymous said...

Patricia, this card is stunning! What a great design and the coloring of your image is just amazing! I love all the details you added.


Lyn said...

Stunning card, love the image and thank you for the instructions will be making one of these soon

Hazel said...

Happy 3rd birthday to Cards for men - I really enjoy the challenges. I love the idea of your card, which is beautifully crafted x

Margreet said...

What a gorgeous side step card Patricia...thanks for the pattern...your colouring is so gorgeous as are your it!
xxx Margreet

Theresa's Studio said...

What an awesome project! Love your choice of image and the coloring and colors are fantastic. Thanks for sharing the design.

Unknown said...

Wow!!! Stunning!! Just absolutely gorgeous!! I LOVE the spray of flowers at the bottom and the flip for the numbers.. Just an amazing project!! I LOVE it!!! That image is absolutely adorable and your coloring is amazing! So much detail.. every time I look I see something different!! Just an awesome project! Thanks for sharing it with us!!!

RoseC said...

Oh, Patricia . . . your Taste of Winter looks fabulous in yellow and blue on this fun and festive countdown to Christmas card. TFS! Hugz and Merry Christmas to you! ~ Rose

irishfaery said...

How brilliant is this! I have to say, I've never seen one like this before!

(*wonders if she's been living in a cave*)

Lovely choice of image and colours!


Unknown said...

Outstanding,colours are lovely,my favourite mix of colours. Traceyxx

Roxann said...

This will go down as one of my all time favorites! I love everything about your calendar project! I want to make one!

Dorte said...

So lovely, thanks for the tutorial, Patricia.

Anne Temple said...

This is gorgeous Patricia! I haven't seen a Christmas countdown like this. Thanks for the template too.

Debbie said...

Thank you so much for sharing the instructions. I just love this and am going to get cracking on making one of these! Your attention to detail is fabulous! THanks for inspiring me!


Pia S said...

This is the first Christmas countdown calender I've seen, and I love the idea of it! Yours turned out wonderful - such a cute image and beautifully decorated with flowers, pearls and swirls!

ribenaruby said...

Hi Patricia, you're a genious! Wow, what a fab advent calendar, love it. Ruby x

Fabiola said...

oh la la il est magnifique ton calendrier de noel, j'adore, et aussi bravo, quelle bonne idée ce calendrier de l'avent de Card for Men, j'aimerais aussi participer, biz

Linda Palmer said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! I love this countdown card. It's the best I've seen this year and it is so adorable. Love that darling image. Great coloring and great colors. Love it Patricia!

Wendy said...

Absolutely fabulous, the image is so adorable and love all the gorgeous details.
Happy 3rd Birthday to Cards for Men.
Wendy xx

deesdesigns said...

Oh! I'm so CAS-ing this idea. LOVE IT!!!

Sandy said...

Your calendar is delightful Patricia and you cannot get any better images than the ones created by Mo Manning. I love them all and this cutie is perfect for December. Now if it would only get cold enough to snow here - I want snow!!

Rebecca/Sydney's Sentiments said...

This is a gorgeous advent! Love the soft colors! Is this the post to leave a message on for the game? I'll check later to see if you have another. Hugs, Robin

Sandy said...

I just discovered that this jewel is a countdown to Christmas card - how very clever. I wonder if my turned around brain can do this. What is that fluffy stuff on her snow jacket. Love it!!!!

Anonymous said...

WOWZER!! THis is truly amazing Pat!! Love the card design and would love to try one myself if I can get the time to get back into my craft room!! LOL!! So busy lately! The image is colored so beautifully!! Amazing work as always!! HUGS :)

Unknown said...

Not only is your project unusual in that you've added a calendar, (genius by the way), your choice of colours and LO is brilliant!
It's good to be working with you again Patricia! xxx

Marianne said...

This is a stunning december calendar.
Great colouring and so many beautiful flowers. Love this creation! Hugs, Marianne MW

Cathy Lee said...

Truly awesome, a work of art, Patricia. I love your darling image and you colored him so delicately light. It is perfect for your papers and theme. Don't you just love making these? They are so fun and easy.
Cathy Lee

Shelby said...

What a cool and creative card. Love how you've done the calendar and you've colored this cutie up just perfectly.