Wednesday 10 October 2012

Little Shepherd Boy

Well, another Christmas card to add to the collection, and this one features an adorable image from LOTV called 'Little Shepherd Boy'. He brings back memories of making an angel outfit for my daughter and a shepherd's one for my friend's son as they were in the school nativity play. How those years have flown by! This particular little chap with assorted cuddly toys has been coloured with Promarkers. You may have spotted too that I have been paper-piecing again, this time with the lad's headdress and the little toy up against the box 'manger'. Don't you think it looks cute in its checked fabric .... and don't I make life difficult for myself trying to cut those tiny bits out?!?!  LOL. Although I added some colour with these elements, I kept the rest of my colouring more subtle this time around as the papers (from Aimee Harrison) were colourful enough - chosen as they reminded me of the fabrics everyone seems to use for their offspring's Nativity outfits. Where would we be without the tea-towel headdresses? LOL

The inside of the card has matching starry borders.
The sketch I have chosen to follow is this week's offering from Sketch Saturday, so I layered my digital papers from Aimee Harrison Design Studios accordingly, matting it all up onto a card base I created myself using my Cameo and cut from a very substantial navy card - so basically giving myself stars in a night sky. I know..... but I keep myself amused! LOL. The back of the tent-fold card is a little smaller than the front piece so that the cut work edging can be seen properly. This back piece features cut work too echoing the stars of the front design but setting white behind one border for extra effect. I have used as you will have seen, two circular sentiment - the one on the front was from Bizzy Becs and the one on the inside of the card was from Marion at 'When the scrap hits the fun'.

Thanks for visiting my blog today.

Tine :)

Challenges I wish to enter this card for are:
Sketch Saturday - design sketch
Lili's Little Fairies - Christmas card for a boy
Elke Kaart Een Feestje - you deserve a hug
Craft Your Passion - square card
Crafting For All Seasons - costume/dressing up
Nutcrafters - paper piecing
Delightful - winter holiday
Sentimental Sunday - anything goes (+sentiment)
Incy Wincy - anything goes
Crafts and Me - anything goes
Creative Inspirations - anything goes
Deep Ocean - anything goes.


  1. This is gorgeous Tine. Such a delightful image and coloured so beautifully. I love the papers too.


  2. This is so beautifully designed. Loving your creativity. Wishing you a wonderful Wednesday.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  3. Stunning, I love that lopped ear rabbit and oh that fabulously rich colors, great design, hugs

  4. Tine this is adorable, I love that sweet image that you colored so beautifully

  5. What a delightful card the image is adorable and I love the design. Caroline xxx

  6. Thanks for playing along at Lili's Little Fairies this week with your brilliant card, love it! Hugs Sxx

  7. This is gorgeous,a fabulous image and

  8. Awww....Tine, this one is a heart melting, smile making card. I just love the image you so (as usual) beautifully colored. It is just precious!

  9. Gorgeous card Tine :-) such a cute image and the colours and details are fab :-)

    thanks for joining us on Lili's Little Fairies Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  10. Hi Christine,

    Your darling card is sure to capture the heart of whoever receives this as a gift. I agree with Debbie, your coloring is flawless - very very nice!

    So glad I came to visit,

  11. Wow! I love your beautiful card. The details are perfect! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Digital Delight Challenges!

  12. Love your adorable card, fab image and colours.

  13. This card is so sweet. Love the softly coloured image and the paper piecing is a wonderful detail. Your choice of background paper and that starry border frame the image beautifully. Great card design. Thanks for joining our Hip to Be Square challenge at Craft Your Passion Challenges. I hope we see more from you soon.

  14. This is a lovely card, such a sweet image.
    Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.

  15. Such a great card and your colouring is just lovely.Super paper choices.Had to smile at your comment about Nativity costumes and tea towels - so true!!Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
    Lisa x

  16. This is so precious. I like all the papers you used in the background. Thanks for participating at CYP.

  17. Geweldig wat een super schattige kaart!
    Erg mooi ingekleurd!
    Groetjes Jolanda

  18. Fabulous card LOVE this cute image! Great to see you at Incy Wincy this week, For our Anything Goes challenge!!

    hugs Samantha :0)