Sunday, December 23, 2012

Let it Snow

Today I have another pretty simple card - just about every card I've done for Christmas this year fits that description, oh well, maybe next year I'll be able to devote a bit more time creating masterpieces, lol.  I've called it Let it Snow, bit of wishful thinking really - the forecast for Christmas Day here is 39C (102F), staying up there for at least a week!  
 I've used another one of my yummy LOTV pre-coloured images; what a godsend these have been (I would have had no handmade cards to share this year without them I think!)  I added some Liquid Pearls to the snow, but left the sparkle off  this one, keeping a more vintage feel. My Time to Craft has Animals in the Snow and Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge has Vintage Christmas as their challenge themes so I'm entering there.Totally Gorjuss has Easy Does It (a pre coloured image, can't get much easier!) and Ready Teddy Go has Clean and Simple - I'm not sure if this is "clean" enough, but I'm sure it's simple enough so I'm entering there, but do understand if it's not acceptable.
The great sketch is from Tuesday Morning Sketches, it seemed to lend itself to a Gatefold card, so that's what I made :-)
The papers are from Kaisercraft (December 25th collection?) textured red cardstock from my stash (Oozak has an Anything Goes + Red challenge, so I'm entering there) and Kraft from my stash too (the 2 Sisters Challenge is Krafty Christmas, so I'm entering there too)
The only embellishments on the card are a snowflake brad (Papermania I think) and some clear red Dewdrops
The stamp on the inside is one of a great Christmas set from Tickled Pink Stamps, now sadly defunct I fear :-(
The other challenges I'm going to enter my card in are listed below... there's a common theme you'll see - which means I probably should try and get my remaining Christmas cards blogged ASAP :-)
Deep Ocean Challenge Santa Claus is Coming to Town
One Stop Craft Challenge A Christmas Carol (Let it Snow)
Simon Says Challenge Merry Christmas
Stamping With The Dragon Waiting for Christmas
Di's Digi Designs Christmas
Cutie Pie Challenge Cute Christmas
Craft Us Crazy Christmas/New Year
Fashionista Challenge Winter
Whimsy Inspirations Challenge Anything Goes as long as it's Festive
The Paper Shelter Anything Goes
Divas by Design Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey Anything Goes
Stampin' for the Weekend Anything Goes
That's it for today's card, I'll post my other Christmas cards over the holidays; I've got a couple of Wedding cards too, which is a good thing as I'm going to have to sacrifice my craft room AGAIN in the next couple of weeks - we've decided to tile it along with the entry, study, family room, kitchen, meals and passageway - which means I won't have a spare millimetre in the house (I seriously can't see how we'll fit all the stuff from those rooms and cupboards into the bedrooms lounge and dining, along with their own furniture!)  The tiler is coming on 13th January and the rooms have to be emptied and have the existing tiles removed before then - if you've ever removed tiles, and more importantly tile glue you'll appreciate the enormity of the task.  
For some reason hubby is blithely ensuring the tiler that not only will all that be done, but that the doors (thirteen in all!!) and skirting boards will be removed too.  I think he's thinking like a 38 year old not a 58 year old, confusing his abilities with his aspirations, lol.  He thinks I'm worrying about nothing - I'm certain the truth lies somewhere in between, lol. 
Anywho, until next time Happy Crafting.  If you don't get time to visit me before Christmas, I hope yours is a happy one, and that 2013 brings all that you wish for, Donna xx


Sue - bearhouse said...

Your card is gorgeous Donna. I love the cute image, and the papers and colours you have used are fabulous.

Oh, good luck with removing all those tiles! It will be worth it in the end though.

I wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

hugs Sue

Ivonne said...

Beautiful card! Gorgeous papers and FABULOUS coloring. Love it! Hugs and Happy Holidays, Ivonne

Wendy L said...

Gorgeous card Donna, all goes together really well. xxxx

Ann said...

Love everything about this card - the image, design, colors... Thanks for sharing it with us at My Time To Craft!

Sue Nicholson said...

Beautiful card thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie challenge cheers Sue N x

Lin said...

Such a cute Teddy! Thanks for sharing him with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge! (and sending along some virtual snow to cool you down there :))

Sarahshandmadecardsx said...

A gorgeous Christmas card and such a cute image.

Thank you for joining us this week at The One Stop Craft Challenge.

Hugs Sarahxx

Sarahshandmadecardsx said...

A gorgeous Christmas card and such a cute image.

Thank you for joining us this week at The One Stop Craft Challenge.

Hugs Sarahxx

grandmabonnie said...

How cute, Donna! I love the sweetness! Thanks for using our sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

Judy McKay said...

What a great image and lovely Christmas Card. Thank you for joining us at Holly Jolly this week. Hope to see you again in 2013. Seasons Greetings to you and your family.

Melissa Craig said...

Another fabulous interpretation of the sketch. Love the gatefold and the adorable bear. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Desire Fourie said...

Donna this is gorgeous and I love the vintage feel to it. Wishing you and your loved ones a blessed Christmas and all the best that 2013 has to offer.
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Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous creation, love the vintagey feel you have given your gate fold!

Thank you for sharing with us at My Time To Craft, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

scrapperjulia said...

This is really cute, love your coloring! Thanks for joining us at The One Stop Craft Challenge!

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Beautiful card, thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie's. Sue x

Crystal R said...

I love how you have coloured in this scarf. Brings him to life right on the page. Thanks for sharing with us over at Stamping with the Dragon this week.

Julie said...

This is super cute! Those pre coloured images are lovely.

Thanks for joining us at Stampin' for the Weekend for our final challenge of 2012 - Anything Goes!


Julie x

Debs M said...

My favourite teddy! The pre coloured images are so helpful! Thanks for joining us for our ‘Clean and Simple’ Challenge at Ready-Teddy-Go! Hope to see you again soon x
Debbie Dt

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous card, lovely image. Hope your christmas was'nt too hot. Good luck with the tiling.
thank you for joining the Cutie Pies Cute Christmas challenge x Susan x