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Santa Was Here! Day 4 of the 12 Days of Christmas

Seasons Greetings once again! It’s Day 4 of the Smeared & Smudged 12 Days of Christmas. I have a very sweet card to share with you today. Yup. I said sweet. Not something I do too often, but I think it has a bit of “Alison Flair!” ;) I chose to work with Oscar from the Simply B Stamps Jude and the Rockers Christmas set.  He’s just adorable!

Seriously, could he be any cuter? I busted my butt coloring this one. I just had to get the shading perfect on his little PJ’s! Watercolor markers all the way on this image..except for his skin, where I used Copics.

He looks so peaceful just looking at all of those lovely boxes. Like as if he’s so content without even opening them!

I decided to add my own bow, so I used some American Crafts ribbon. The sticker sentiment is from Karen Foster Designs.

I have announced the new Bombshell Hump Day Hop theme on the Bombshell Blog today. I hope you’ll go and check it out. There’s a special added twist this month too!

Be sure to also visit the Jolly Bloggers, listed on my sidebar. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!


You may not do sweet often but when you do you do it well. This reminds me of when my children were young. Great card and I adore the vibrant colors.
monique said…
this is so stinkin cute, love it
Jane said…
Alison a lovely card love the colours image is lovely
Luv Jane xxx
Alison this is sooo cute, and (as always) your colouring is gorgeous :)
MaRyKaY said…
that is so cute. yes looks very content and your coloring is superb
Sugar said…
aww! very cute!
This is just the right kind of card to send to the younger members of the family. Fabulous work
Sharon Sahl said…
Aww! Such beautiful coloring on this one - you really did color your butt off on this one. And your ribbon accents it so nicely!
ike said…
Oh wow - what a sweet card. That is just divine :-D xxxxx
Kathi said…
Fabulous job coloring this great image. Your shading is wonderful, especially on the shiny ribbon!
Alison... I love your card with all of it's bright colors!!! Your coloring is amazing, as always!!! Hugs!!!

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