Monday, 19 December 2011

Timmy’s Stocking–Made by my Daughter Natalie

You could have knocked me over with a feather when my DD Natalie asked if she could colour one of Mo’s images and make a card. Natalie has always been my judge when I push a card in front of her nose to check her reaction to it, I can tell instantly by her expression weather or not she approves but this is the very first time she has shown an interest in actually making a card herself, I have to say that I am very very impressed.

Timmy’s Stocking by Mo’s Digital Pencil 

Timmy's stocking1

Coloured with Copic markers and teamed with Craft Creations papers.

Timmy's stocking2

hi all, Natalie here, as my Mam mentioned earlier this is the first card I have made and I have to tell the truth I didn't realise how much work went into creating them (you crafters make it look so easy!). When I asked my mam if I could colour one of Mo's images I expected it to take ten minutes but boy was I wrong …after a lot of effort (and coaching from Mam) I had finally finished the colouring and was ready to make it into a card. I must admit the card didn't take long to put together once the image was complete and above is the final result.

As this is my first card I would love to hear your comments and criticisms and we have decided that on Christmas Eve we will pick a lucky winner from the comments for a spot prize.

82 comments:

pbo said...

Natalie, Your card is totally awesome! I wished my first card was even 1/4 that good! Great job!

Elaine M said...

Oh my goodness! Can hardly believe this is your first card. Fantastic job of coloring and the card is just lovely. Hope to see more of your work - hint hint --
Hugs and blessings

Debra said...

It is a lovely card! well done! You do realise that you will be hooked on cardmaking from now on..lol!

Jennifer S said...

You did a beautiful job. Keep on coloring!

Jan M said...

Hi Natalie, your card is great !!!! Either your mam is a great teacher or you have a natural talent for colouring - but either way keep it going girl as one of these days you will be competing with her :o)
xx

Mary Roberson said...

I'd never have guessed this was your first, Natalie. It looks as good as those done by any seasoned pro that I've seen! Looks like your Mam is a good teacher;)

hmheartfelt(at)yahoo.com

KathyE said...

WOW, your card is fabulous! Your coloring is great. Wish I could color like that. Love the added charm. Great job!!

Lynn said...

Obviously talent runs in your family! What with now 2 fantastic card makers and a brill 'builder' in Chris, you should have your own TV show 'Heath Crafts' lol.

Marie said...

well done you have done most beautiful card for being first time and I was very very very impress with your card and I do love it very much what you have put together so keep up good work

Carole RB said...

Your first card is very nice. You are talented.

Four11Lady said...

Natalie,
I must say I am impressed, both with your coloring (ESPECIALLY the coloring) and the whole card itself. You did a bang-up job and should continue.....you have amazing talent!:)

Kathy Bradley said...

Natalie,
You did a beautiful job coloring your first image - truly!! And, you're right, the hardest part is always coloring the image, but you also made a lovely card for the image - your papers, ribbon/bow, embellies - all wonderful. You definitely have a talent - and I hope you continue on with your cardmaking! Christmas greetings to Jak and all of her family!

Trish said...

Well done, Natalie, I definitely wouldn't have guessed this was your first attempt at Card Making- you've dona a fab job and should be well pleased with it (I would!!) Hope we see more now that you've taken the plunge.
Hugs,
Trish x

Candy said...

Natalie,
I can't believe this was your first ever
card!
Your colouring is better than mine is...
Your choice of paper, ribbon and style is wonderful.
Hope you all have a very Merry Christmas.
Thanks for sharing your creation.
Hugs, Candy

Marion burch said...

WOW!! For your first card it is beautiful, Hope I can do as well, since I got some copic sketches, Your Mother does beautiful work, Wish I had her as a teacher.

ursula Uphof said...

Gee Natalie, your card is a stunner...and the first one at that. It must be in the genes. You do realise you will have to keep on showing us your cards....no stopping now. Warm wishes

heidy said...

Is this your first card .....wow
It's gorgeous Natalie!
Hugs Heidy

Lady Anne said...

Natalie, all I can say is that your a chip of the old block *smile* your work is brilliant and for a 1st well your amazing. I will say you have the advantage of having such a fabulous Mum to show you the way. Well done sweetheart, keep up the great work...
Love ~ Lady Anne xx

Anonymous said...

It is beautiful, well done Natalie. Can I borrow your mum? She has to come to Cyprus though!

Maryann said...

Hi Natalie, if this is your first attempt, ypu sure must be a natural talent as your mum, cause this is absolutely awesome. I can´t even color like this yet after 3 years of trying LOL. Istill have my first attempt as a warning and it looka so awful today, while this is fantastic.
Have a wonderful christmas to both you and your family.

Christine Harrop said...

Everybody is so right - you have an amazing talent for colouring. Gorgeous card! You'd better watch yourself Jak - looks like you have a rival.

Craftie Annie said...

Hi Natalie, all I can say, is you really are your Mum's daughter- talent in spades! Keep going now you're on a roll. I always wish I lived near you as you are such a wonderful, talented and lovely family, it would be lovely to meet you all. Have a super Christmas with a family that abounds in love.
Love, Ann xxxx

Dawn said...

Natalie, you've been paying attention in class! Clever girl!! lol
Love your card & your colouring is fab! Be proud lady!!
Hugs
Dawn xx

Lisa Jane said...

wow - amazing first card Natalie .. but then you have a great teacher lol.. your mum makes it looks so effortless .
I think the recipient will love it !
Lisa x

littlebee said...

Lovely card Natalie, great first attempt, will you be hooked now I wonder!!! Merry Christmas to you. Sue x

Mad Mary said...

Absolutely fantastic Natalie, you have definitely got your mum's gift for the colouring. Cannot fault it at all. Hope to see more of your wonderful handywork soon. Jak you are a wonderful teacher!!!

Mary xx

Di said...

It's just brilliant Natalie - talent definitely runs in the family. As others have said, you'll be hooked now :) Di xx

Laurian said...

Well done Natalie - you're definitely a chip off the old block!
Beautifully coloured and well constructed, there are many seasoned crafters that would like to produce a card this good.
I hope you carry on creating as crafting is good for your soul and sanity!
Merry Christmas,
x
Laurian

Nicky said...

you and your mam obviously share the same wonderful talent, keep up the good work and we want to see more of your work xx

My'scardcorner said...

Hi Natalie well if that is your first card cant wait to see more. cute image great colouring and lovely background papers mind it must of helped being able to choose from your mums stash.:0) Have a lovely Christmas with your family,
Myrax

lindah11 said...

what a lovely card well done Natalie
you have done some fab colouring
hugs linda xxx

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is fantastic Natalie. You would never believe it was your first ever card. The colouring is awesome, can you come and give me lessons as I am not that good after all my attempts. Lol!!!

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Natalie.

A beautiful card, it's hard to believe that it's your first. I think that there's a crafter in everyone just waiting to be released, now that you've started I hope to see more of your work in the future.

Sue x

cazmc said...

I wish my first cards had been half as good as that, its gorgeous. Keep it up, be great to see what you come up with next.

Daisychain said...

You have certainly inherited your mum's talent that's for sure! You have coloured the image beautifully and you have made it into a stunning card. Well done! Hugs Christine x

Sue943 said...

Move over Jak.

First card? I have been cardmaking for six years and just wish that I could make one as good as that.

Well done.

Eileen said...

Well done Natalie you obviously have your mams talent and flair for making cards. Its absolutely gorgeous, Keep up the good work xx

Tammy said...

Your first attempt at card making is spectacular! You should definitely continue.

Anonymous said...

Natalie you have inherited your mum's talent,there is nothing better than receiving a hand made card,I hope you make many more,as this one is fantastic.
josie

Anonymous said...

Lovely card, hope we will see many more.xxxx

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Jaw dropping wow! Your first effort is much better than all of my efforts...amazing coloring!! Impressed!!

hollis58 said...

WoW -talent runs in the family. Congratulations on a superb first card - when i look back at my first attempt i'm surprised I stuck at it!!! well done x

Rosie said...

cannot believe its your first card!!!! you're a natural!!! 10 out of 10!!!

Anonymous said...

Amazing Natalie.. your colouring is perfect.. you are a natural.. wish I could colour like you .. and I have been making cards for years.. well done hope we see lots more of your work..
regards Henny - Australia

debby4000 said...

This absolutely gorgeous, hope its the first of many.
luv
Debby

Sharon-The OKI StampQueen said...

You did an awesome job! Blessings, Sharon

Carla S. said...

Your card turned out gorgeous, Natalie! You did a fantastic job coloring the darling image! Hope you will share more of your creations!

Maccasmum said...

Your card is beautiful Natalie, if my first card had been half as good I would have been over the moon.
The colouring is fantastic and adds so much dimension to the image.
Carry on like this and you will be rivaling your Mam, in fact if Jak hadn't said that you had made the card, I would have atributed it to her.
Kate x

The Happy Crafting Shop said...

Brilliant first card Natalie! Talent must run in the family!!

Wanda said...

Wow, what a fantastic first card. Great colouring. You are most definitely a chip off the old block. Talent obviously runs in the family.
Wanda

Anonymous said...

Well done Natalie I love your card and what a super image you chose to start with
Nena x

Trish said...

Gorgeous card, Natalie. You are a pro in the making!

Mo Manning said...

Wow. Okay, Natalie, you've been holding out on your mum haven't you?!! This is unbelievable . . . absolutely perfect coloring on your first try? I'm seriously impressed!! I'm looking for something to criticize since you asked for it . . . sorry, can't find anything wrong, LOL!! GREAT work -- you can color my illustrations ANY time!! Hope you enjoyed making the card so much that you do another soon!! xoMo

ursula said...

Gosh what a wonderful card Natalie for a first time, you definitely have a wonderful teacher, wish I was closer to get a bit of that tuition. You will have to keep it up now, once only is no good, not with that talent. Well done!! Luv Ursula XXX

Cheryl Winget said...

I only wish that my first attempt at coloring with markers was as lovely as yours, Natalie. Well done!

Sue said...

Well done Natalie your card is very good and beautifully made,,love sue xx

kittikat (js Forum) said...

Oh Wow Natalie, no wonder your Mam was thrilled. Fantastic Colouring and a beautiful card. Hugs Kate

Skylark said...

Natalie a gorgeous card I love it can't beleive it is your first card & your colouring is fantastic well done & keep up the good work

Luv Eileen

Anonymous said...

I can't believe this is your first card, I know you have a good tutor but when I think back to my first card, it doesn't bear thinking about!!

Mol x

Mary MacLeod said...

Well done you. My efforts always look as though they have been done by a 2year old.
Natalie keeeeeeeeeeep colouring!!

Maryk

Anonymous said...

Well Natalie where have you been??? Your card is lovely and the shading is amazing, I have been crafting for years and my colouring isn't a patch on yours!! It must run in the family. Go girl go.

Bee and Dee said...

Wonderful card hope you are really proud of it. Welcome to the card makers clan, and look forward to your blog. To all the family ave a wonderous Christmas. Hugs Bee

TAM said...

Fabulous card a seasoned professional would be happy to put their name to something like that so a big well done to you as it's your first ever card.
NB to mum - watch out if Natalie catches the crafting bug you'll need to buy double the stash - mind you sounds like a good plan to me :)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful,I wish I could colour like you.Brilliant,talent really is in the blood.
Keep up the brill work.

Sian xx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful,I wish I could colour like you.Brilliant,talent really is in the blood.
Keep up the brill work.

Sian xx

Anonymous said...

Bravo Natalie! Your work is excellent and your colouring looks like that of a well experienced crafter. You should take a bow.

Mary Mac x

Mina said...

oh wow wow wow Natalie Im gobsmacked, come on now tell the truth you have been practising behind your Mums back lol...your colouring is spot on, perfect blending and shading...I love the colours and the design is gorgeous for him...love it...now go get a blog and start creating
Mina xxx

Debbie H said...

Well for a 1st time that is amazing...I look back at my very 1st attempt & cringe! you will soon be giving your Mam a run for her money...lol!
i really am looking forward to seeing more of your work... x

Merry said...

I think for a first ever card this is amazing. Your colouring is just wonderful and I would love to have your Mum over my shoulder giving me tips. Lucky you.

Cathy said...

Well, Natalie, this is absolutely gorgeous. Your mom is a wonderful teacher and I am sure the talent doesn't fall far from the tree. Everything is put together beautifully. Wonderful card!!!

Dawn Frost said...

First of all I can't believe this is your first card! You've obviously coloured before because you did a fantastic job, your shading is amazing. You're also right, colouring is the hardest part of the job, once that's done the rest just flows, most of the time, lol!

jennyc said...

What an absolutely brilliant card Natalie! As for it being your very first attempt - words fail me! Everything is just lovely, the colouring is to die for and I wish I could achieve something of this standard. Your mum must be so very proud of you!

Anita said...

Wow! You did an amazing job with your first card! Your coloring is perfect.

Elaine Stark said...

This is fantastic for your first attempt at cardmaking. I do hope it won't be your last, you certainly have a talent for it. Elaine

Elaine Stark said...

This is fantastic for your first attempt at cardmaking. I do hope it won't be your last, you certainly have a talent for it. Elaine

Denise said...

Your coloring is terrific! I think your mam gave you some great tips, and you have a lot of talent! Keep up the good work! Anyone would be delighted to receive a card from you!
DeniseB

Betty Neville said...

WOW Natalie! Awesome card - great job with coloring and design! You have a natural talent!

sallysbitz said...

Your card is just Gorgeous x

You can tell you are your Mothers Daughter. Keep up the good work & hopefully you too will have your own blog xx

hugs sally x
sallysbitz.blogspot.com

Jan (aka lucylogic) said...

For a first card you made a brilliant effort and one that anyone would be proud to receive. I hope that you give it to someone special where they will treasure it always : )

Nannieflash said...

Hi Natalie I think for the first time its amazing, your colouring is beautiful, and the whole card design is just stunning. Well done I hope we will see more of your work, and perhaps your won blogspot. hugs Shirleyxxx

Debbie said...

Wow Natalie I think your card is stunning.I can't believe its your first attempt - you go girl.Must be in the genes as your Mum is a talented crafter.Love it.Beautifully coloured too.Love Debbie x

LISA W. said...

THAT IS WONDERFUL. GREAT JOB!!!! I LOVE THIS.