Monday, December 24, 2012

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

The big day is almost here and I hope you are all ready!  I finally finished the last of my shopping yesterday and today I will wrap it all up!  The dinner is made - LASAGNA and ready for the oven!  If all goes well, there will be some extra time for COOKIE making!  Onto my card and the final Christmas card of the year and the last lesson from the "Compendium of Curiosities."  Linda saved the "Glazed Mosaics" on page 60 for the last CC2C and that makes 34 techniques!  A big "thank you" to that loved lady at Studio L-3 for giving so much of her time and inspiration!  You really do rock!
I so love Tim's "Toy Soldier" and knew this guy would be used on a card for my wonderful husband.  Almost any time I use a die that requires an "EYE," that hubby of mine will tell me that I should have used one of the googly/wiggly eyes, so baby, this one is so for you!   The TS was cut from grunge board.  The face, gloves and pants were painted with white acrylic paint, shaded with Walnut Stain.  I added a little color to the face using Tattered Rose.  The hat and jacket were painted using red acrylic and gold touches on hat, jacket, shirt, boots and belt with Tarnished Brass Metallic stain - love those stains!  The background stamp is from Stampendous, inked with Peeled Paint and Festive Berries and I embossed that using Ranger's Black Sparkle, which has a great sparkle effect - trust me!  You might be able to see a little bit!  For the "Glazed Mosaics" which I can tell you about the Tim's technique, I will tell you that I adjusted slightly.  I used a movers and shapers and glittered my foil!  OK, enough said! 
I wish you all a most Merry Christmas and all the best in "2013."  Thank you for being a part of my little world.  I so appreciate each of you!

35 comments:

2amscrapper said...

Super card, Terry! Have a very merry Christmas! Helene

inkypinkycraft said...

Fab I am sure he will love it ! Have a good Christmas xx

craftattack said...

Love the card, especially that googly-eyed soldier! Have a lovely Christmas! Hugs, Valerie

Lynn Stevens said...

Well Terry,Hubby should really Love his gooly-eyed Soldier then. LOL. Its so cute!
Hope you and hubby have a wonderful Christmas.
Hugs Lynn

Samantha Read said...

Absolutely Gorgeous Terry. Wishing you a very lovely Christmas and a very crafty 2013 xx

Sherry said...

Oooh, that looks like an interesting technique Terry. Your card looks fab and I so love that Toy Soldier - bet your husband will love it too.

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, that's a fabulous card with wonderful elements. Love the soldier.
A Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is a fabulous card, Terry! I am definitely with your husband on this as I am always saying to people 'you should have put googly eyes on that'! Thank you for your amazing friendship and save some lasagne for me!

Lucy x

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Just too cute, luv the soldier! Sending lots of love and hugs from me to you....Merry Christmas, Happy 2013!

Mrs.B said...

Hi Terry, Fabulous card, and I do love those eyes!
Merry Christmas to you and yours.
Best Wishes
Avril xx

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

Very very beautiful card Terry.

Wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy ,Healthy and Creative 2013.

Greetings Janny

Sharon said...

Love these terry!! It's already xmas day here hope you have a great xmas!!

lynne said...

This is so fabulous and so you! Of course he will be loved.
Seasons Wishes Terry, have a wonderful day!
Lynne x

butterfly said...

What an amazing finale to the CCII pieces... fabulous card, Terry!
Wishing you and yours a peaceful and joyous festive season... and looking forward to seeing what you create in 2013!!
Alison xx

wwilloww said...

Ahh, you saved the best for last!!! I love those eyes LOL...Have a happy holiday season, Terry

Samantha Elliott said...

Great card Terry. I too used this die for my Hubby's card though not with googly eyes...perhaps I should have now but it is sealed up! I made a similar card for my Brother as he was once a soldier!
Merry Christmas to you and your family Terry and thanks for your visits and kind comments.
Hugs
xx

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Fantastic card Terry! I loooove the background and the TS looks awesome! Hope you have a magical Christmas! xxx

Donna Ellis said...

Terry, you have been so busy! Wow! Traveling, taking care of an elderly bird, creating like crazy! Love your tags and the details in them - and your cards, too. Thank you for visiting my blog and telling me where I can find the tutorial for your snowman canvas. Not sure how I missed that! I can hardly wait to try the techniques. Thanks so much! Merry Christmas.

Pam said...

Have a wonderful Christmas Terry!!

Anita Houston said...

GORGEOUS!!! Love the toy soldier, and your glazed ornament is fabulous!!!

Brenda Brown said...

Fantastic card and I bet Steve loves it, fabulous techniques.
It's CHRISTMAS DAY, wishing you both a happy day full of love and joy. It's a privilege to be part of your creative journey and see your inspiring projects.
Much love to you both from Ken and I.
Hugs Brenda xox

Michele said...

Merry Christmas to wonderful you! Beautiful creation! xoxo

Meggymay said...

Love the card.
Wishing you and yours a very Happy Christmas and a good New Year.
Yvonne x

Sandi McLean said...

Great card! The eyes are perfect for this one :) Hope you are having a lovely holiday, hgs

Marjie Kemper said...

What a fabulous card, Terry! Bet your honey loved it. The toy soldier definitely looks great with googly eyes. Wishing you the merriest of Christmases, and a wonderful New Year. xx

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautifully done-and if hubby does not love it- send it here- I would love it...hehehe Love that soldier- and the dimensional effect of the ornament!

Carol said...

Adorable! Your Hubby is right - love the googlie-eyes! Fabulous card! Hope you have a Merry Christmas!

CuddlyBunny said...

A gorgeous, fun tag Terry! I LOVE those moving eyes!

You're a wonderful, amazing woman and I hope you are enjoying the happiest of holidays!

Sugar Lump Studios said...

this is ADORABLE Terry! I love it! We got even more SNOW last night - maybe 6 inches? gotta shovel out today - maybe those peas I had with dinner will help! Have a wonderful day! ;)

1CardCreator said...

I bet your DH loved it Terry! Merry Christmas and thank you for the card!

Ira Huberts said...

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas Terry! It certainly gives me great pleasure to come here and find your gorgeous tag with the fab soldier!! Ira x
irascreacorner.blogspot.nl

Linda R said...

Hello my sweet friend. I am so sorry I have been MIA for a while. And now I am feeling under the weather a bit. But I did enjoy my Holidays with the little one! Your card here is amazing. I just Love the soldier.

I do hope your Christmas was wonderful and a Happy New Year to you my friend.

Hugs~

Karin said...

i wish you a happy, healthy and creative 2013! Greetings Karin

Lorna said...

WOW!! great job on the technique and super cute tag. I really love how your glazed mosaic ornament turned out

Beth said...

Oh GF this is absolutely stunning I just love that toy soldier you did good.
Hugs

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