Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Lets End the Year with a Crafty Hanglar

I am so lucky to have some fabulous friends that have shared some of their Hanglar images with me, sending stamped images so I can play with this wonderful images. I think one of the things I like about them so much is all the detail, and all the different things they do. Like this one. A Knitting Hanglar, how cute is she?

I colored her with my Copics, high lighted with white gel pen. I tried something new and created a mat with the dark red copic. I don't like it. But I wasn't about to waste a Hanglar. I guess we have to try new things to find exciting things we like, but this wasn't one of them that will be done again.

Now I was really excited how well the papers matched her. This was one of the times I colored her then later picked the papers. But they seem to match perfect! These are all from a Daisy D's Premium 6x6 paper stack. Really love these papers, may have to get another set as they go quick when they are only 6x6 papers. I used three patterns, and just cut different boxes. I used the Martha Stewart Double Dot Border punch for the "lace" edge. The flowers are white flowers that I used my air compressor and the same dark red marker to color. The flourishes were my first cuts with my new Making Memories Slice, I saved them and they seemed perfect for this card. Sentiment is from Hero Arts, punched out with my Fiskar's Square Squeeze Punch. I doodled everything with the gel pen. Just a fun warm card.

So what are your plans to ring in the 2009? Me.... quiet at home, movies, snacks, and lots of ink and stamps. I also will be on guard for people doing fireworks. We are very dry here, dangerously dry. Fireworks have been outlawed this year, and that is great. They should have been last year, they didn't do it and there were record numbers of fires. One was very scary and very close to our property. I have now become the cranky lady that will call and report any snap or crack I hear tonight. As it isn't just my property that I worry about, but I have 30 "children" out there that would be in danger as well. I think all of the people in the area are smart and won't press the issue, but you never know. I just pray people are not insane and do something dumb.

Well I guess this is it for 2008.. I thank you all so much for making this year extra special to me. I can't believe how many wonderful friends I have met this year because of blogging. Very special friends that I hope to keep in my life for many years... now if I could just figure out how to get us all together for one great stamping party, that would be really wonderful!

HUGS and I'll be back in next year....


catt871 said...

Those papers are so pretty!!!! I love that Hanglar cute!!!

We are watching movies tonight too - too old to go out!!! LOL Good luck with the fireworks - I hope people are sensible (but after a few drinks, all sense seems to go down the toilet!!) I would be the cranky lady who calls then we have SO much snow here it wouldn't matter!!! Summer is bad for us here for fireworks & fires!!!

Have a fun night!!! Happy new year, my friend!!!

Norine said...

love the card and like the red in the background very nice
we are just staying home dont like going out with all the people drinking on the road
Have a grea New Years

StampinCathy said...

This cards is fabulous. I just love the layout and your coloring is awesome. Happy New Year!

Rach said...

a wonderful card Michelle, love the Hanglers too. Enjoy your new year eve in cosy and warm...(me too) and hope that the fireworks are nil..
wishing you all the best for 2009
big hugs RAchxxx

Shary said...

lovely warm card Michelle. Gorgeous as always.

I'm on my own tonight as Rob is on guard duty. poor him , he'll get all the drunk soldiers causing trouble!! The germans celebrate with fireworks too but the Brits seem to go mad with them as well. Not too sure how Milly will react as it's her first new year. Last year some people had the gall to have a firework display in our front lawn, not this year I'll set Milly on them. Or maybe not she'll lick them to death.

Have a good New Year and see you in 2009. x

Susan said...

Very cute card! Love the colors you chose and awesome coloring!

Happy New Year!

dawnmarieg said...

Hi Michelle, your card is gorgeous, the colours match so perfectly and so well coloured as always. Hope you have a great 2009 Happy Hogmanay and lang mae yer lum reek (as we say in Scotland) DawnM.x

Suzanne said...

Beautiful card and I love this H&S image. Happy New Year and I like you will have a quite one at home getting over this awful Flu. I also wish for not to many fireworks but I don't think my wish will be granted they love them here just hope Honey isn't too spooked. Sue :o)

Marja Sch said...

I hope you have a lovely evening tonight and a happy and creative 2009. Your card is fabulous. I think there is nothing wrong with the red. Hugs marja

retiredheather said...

Love your card. I think the dark red looks fantastic. I have had a wonderful few months meeting all of this wonderful blogland and consider you a friend.
Have a fantastic 2009

Dawny P said...

Gorgeous fabulous card Michelle. I hope that nobody does anything stupid to put any of you in harms way.

Have a fabulous new year chick xxx. Lots of love and peace and good wishes xxxxx

Heidi said...

Happy New Year: I am hoping to stay home and veg. We just got our power back after being without for 3 days and weather in the 20's. I just want to stay in my warm house and relax and I am hoping to have ink/stamp in hand as well!
This card is soooo sweet, love those little hanglars too!
Have a safe one- we want happy and healthy little donkeys.

Lim said...

When I thought I had seen your best card, you post another better one... I enjoy your blog like you don't have idea. Thank you so much for sharing all your pictures with us, your talent and your sense of humor. You always put an smile in my face when I read your post.

Thank you so much for all your comments about my cards and for making me laugh.

I wish you all the best for 2009 and hope ALL your dreams come true. Be safe and hope everybody around you behaves with the fireworks.

Big Hugs,


Lim said...

I forget to tell you..but this card is BEAUTIFUL!!! I looove the flowers, coloring, papers and of course, your coloring it is gorgeous, as usual!!! I had the same punch from MS and I love it!!


Donalda said...

Oh Michelle that is just gorgeous. I so love the hanglars but like you just can't get them lol
Have a Happy and Safe New Year dear

Ila said...

Gorgeous card Michelle...fabulous image and coloring...and those are my fav papers too!...Happy New Year!!...Hugs, Ila

Annie said...

Hi Michelle, I hope your end of year went off without misshap and that you are ready to tackle 2009! Love the card you made, those papers are gorgeous (wonder if I can find them in the UK) and the little knitting Hanglar girl is just adorable! hugs, annie x

A Stroke Above said...

Let's make a New Year's resolution to try to get the Tx one's together at least. Lol I can dream too. I would love to pet the donkeys and feel the fur again. I miss it so much! I love my blog friends too and I honestly don't know what I would have done without them. My blog is my best friend and the TOP of my famiy tree. Linda Crowder

Tina said...

Michelle she is just adorable, you coloured her perfectly, and the papers really do match wonderfully....

Sounds like a perfect New Years Eve to me......

I hope no body sets fireworks off, i know my boys don't like them so i can image they really upset the donkeys... poor babies.... Wishing You, Your Family & the babies.. A very Happy Healthy & Quiet New Year Big Hugs Tina xx