December 19, 2009

"The Imp"

"The Imp"
4"x6"
(Click on a snowflake to see the details!)


I had plenty of inspiration from my family for this Sunday Postcard Art challenge of "Christmas". Especially at this time of the year, when our daughter was young she'd poke her curious nose into every tiny nook and cranny looking for a stash of hidden presents. (Yup! We DID get her to admit it!)

When she was lucky enough to find the treasures, she'd peel away the wrapping paper painstakingly to take a quick peek. Then, she'd meticulously re-wrap the packages to make them look as though they had never been touched. No wonder my husband's nickname for her was "Imp!"

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Holiday Wishes

Heartfelt wishes for a wonderful Christmas filled with many blessings. May your day be filled with peace and love; and may your celebrations be filled with the laughter and joy of good friends and family. Merry Christmas!

Wishing you a season of joy & peace!

Credits: Patterned border - TumbleFish Studio; Santa hat & poinsettia - Lisa's Altered Art
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48 comments:

Willy said...

Gorgeous card and a great idea, Terri. Merry Christmas and best wishes to you!

Lori Saul said...

I loved your wonderful"Imp" story and gorgeous art to illustrate! Hope you and your family have a wondrous Holiday Terri!

Judy said...

That was me, too, The Imp, Couldn't resist taking a peek! Fabulous card, Terri, love your bright colours!
Happy Holidays!

anne said...

I llove your Card. Merry Christmas to you

indybev said...

She's delightful, Terri, and I loved hearing about the imp. We had an imp who was so excited he could never get to sleep on Christmas Eve, and we'd nod off trying to outwait him so Santa could come! Ah, the memories ....
Blessings on you and yours!

sharon said...

We were all this imp at some time!! This is soo cute and so true! Your colors blow me away Terri....they are soooo rich, I just can't get enough of them!

paru's_circle said...

hahaha.. been an imp myself.. regards and all the best! P

Sandy said...

Wow Terri this is stunning. Amazing christmas card. Love them.

I wish you a wonderful christmas.

Hermine said...

Absolutely gorgeous. A merry Christmas to you and yours

Christine said...

Wow what an amazing christmas card.
Love them. Warmest thoughts and best wishes for a wonderful Holiday and a Happy New Year

Audrey said...

Love it!

johanna said...

love the bright colors, very cheerful!
have a merry and peaceful christmas!!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

What an excellent card, Terri! So beautifully created. Thank you for all the beautiful images you have shared. I loved them all!

Wishing you a Merry Christmas. Hugs, Gayle.

Silvia said...

Wonderful interpretation, love your humour. Merry Christmas to you.

Petra Tillmann said...

Great card! Merry Christmas to you Terri!

Mandy C said...

i love this Terri! fantastic. it's great to think outside the box. have a wonderful jolly christmas!

Marilyn Rock said...

Love your postcard and how it has meaning and inspiration from family. Awesome! xxooo Happy Holiday to you and yours!

Best to you always - Marilyn

Martina2801 said...

A big aplause, Terri!
What you make is a feast for my eyes to look at !!
Wel done!!
Wish you a wonderful christmas.

The Rustic Victorian said...

Hi Terri,
Great post and collage,,,we all peeked I imagine...I felt so guilty too. I am glad you popped in for a visit, I also want to wish you the best of Christmas's.
Love
Marcie

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Great idea Terri! Merry Christmas!

Faye said...

Terri, so many of us were "imps" like your daughter! Your postcard is gorgeous, funny, and just a delightful Christmas card. Best wishes to you and your family for a wonderful Christmas.

Yvonne said...

Fabulous card, Terri!

Happy Holidays to you!

Rhonda said...

Delightful, Terri! I have memories of doing exactly that myself. Cheers!

Darlene said...

Your postcard is beautiful - I love all the bright colors and the sweet little Imp too!

Diane said...

Hi Terri, I just found your blog--I am loving your work--thank you for the inspiration!! Diane--looking forward to your future posts.

A Dancing Mango said...

Terri,
Pringle town is only getting larger! lol

btw.. Please keep me in prayer.
I can't say everything on here, but I had a biopsy done on Wednesday and the results will be in five days from then.
I need all the prayers I can get.
Thank you so much..
Merry Christmas.. hugs, Darlene xo

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm off the internet for two days and you go and make a gorgeous little Imp for us to appreciate, along with the wonderful Santa freebies. So much fun, so little time!!

Happy holidays, Terri.

Taluula said...

Terri my friend, you never disappoint, this is fantastic.

*jean* said...

sweet sweet card & memories!! happy holidays to you and your loved ones, terri!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Wonderful art piece and story behind it too ... little imp ... that is really precious!
oxo

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

what a fabulous piece of art!

Lynifyni said...

I love your imp, Terri, and I love reading about your daughter! Have a wonderful Christmas! LynnF

susi said...

The story and the card are so cute. I used to do the same when I was a kid, but I never kept it a secret! Happy holidays!

Carole said...

what a bright and cheery card!

Sylvia said...

what a super cute story behind your gorgeous card!
have a merry christmas!
{cheers} Sylvia

Janine said...

I love your Imp, so funny.
Have wonderful holidays
Janine

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

Sooo sweet. I couldn't wait as a child either. I was an imp, hee hee. Blessings.

Kris Dickinson said...

I adore this wonderful piece! Have a very Merry Christmas Terri!

Saila said...

Great card!
Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog.
Merry Christmas, Terri!

Annes Art said...

Absolutely gorgeous. A merry Christmas to you and yours

Janny said...

Great story and card! Merry Christmas!

TonyaA said...

Nice Work!
Blessings, peace, and love to you,
~Tonya

Julia said...

Your daughter is no exception I think :):) I had one like that :)

Your card is most fantastic in detail! Love your art and very Happy Holidays to you and yours!

fatmasplace said...

great idea;) happy holidays for you

Moniqui said...

That Imp is so cute heehee!

Lynn said...

Love this card Terri, it is so fun and colorful, almost as nice as the one you sent me *giggle*
Have a wonderful holiday week dahling, I just want it to be over now so I can get back to some art :)

roc said...

love this piece of art terri! your artwork is awesome. i wanted to drop by and wish you a happy holiday!

Susan Sager Brown said...

ooooh, I am such a proud recipient of this Juicy Christmas card, Thank you! My sister and I used to raid my parents closet, actually my sister was the brave one, did most of the snooping and then reported back to me with her findings, I am more of the sidekick than the ringleader.....maybe instigator is a better word....teeheexoSusan