Friday, December 28, 2012

More Christmas

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and that the big guy in red brought you lots of crafting goodies; he dropped a few bits off at my place, now all I need is the 30 hour day so I can use them, lol.
Today I have another one of those easy Christmas cards I made, only one more to go after this, promise.  There's snow on my card again... I would love a bit of snow at the moment... it was 39C (102F) today after an overnight minimum of 24C (75F), it's forecast 42C (110F)for the next few days falling to a (what will by then seem balmy, lol) 32C or 90F by New Years Eve.
The image is one of those gorgeous pre-coloured die cuts from LOTV (what a godsend they've been) with Stickles added to the hat trim, present bow and snow. I added faux stitching around the edges of all the panels with my paper piercer and a gold gel pen.
I've used more of the lovely vintage-y paper from Kaisercraft it's either December 25th or 'Tis The Season (or quite possibly another collection, lol) matted on gold card from my stash. 
I used the sketch from Totally Papercrafts, though I have missed the deadline to enter their challenge I still wanted to credit the great sketch.
The kinda-circle shape behind the image is a lovely translucent paper embossed with gold snowflakes (it's very shimmery IRL) that came from Starfish Lane - doesn't all my "special" paper?! cut with an Mpress Antique Frames die.
The snowflake is a Martha Stewart punch backed up with a Marianne D die; the glittery flower centre is from my stash, as is the twine.
Totally Gorjuss has Easy Does It as their challenge theme,  Deep Ocean Challenge has Santa Claus is Coming To Town,  My Time to Craft has Animals in the Snow, Crafty Calendar has White Christmas, That Craft Place has Christmas, One Stop Craft Challenge has A Christmas Carol (Let it Snow) and Cutie Pie Challenge has Cute Christmas, so I'm entering there too. 
The Pink ElephantThe Paper ShelterDivas by Designand Paper Crafting Journey  all have Anything Goes challenges so I'll be entering those too.
I finished the inside with papers from the front... too simple to even bother taking a pic of :-)
Well that's it for today's card, I'll be back in a day or so with the last of my Christmas cards.  Until then, Happy Crafting, Donna xx 


Wendy Fraser said...

Aww what a sweet card, love the cute image and vintage colour tones. Thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie xx

Ivonne said...

What a sweet card! Love the coloring and the red/gold combo, so beautiful. Hugs, and Happy New Year, Ivonne

Pat K said...

Sweet card Donna. Cute image and I love the gold framing. hugs, Pat K xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

I'll swap weather with you, its freezing cold & rainy here in the Midlands, UK! I'd love a bit of the old sunshine at the minute, soooo fed up of this rain! Its never ending.

Gorgeous card, love the DP looks fab!

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

Donna Mosley said...

A gorgeous card Donna, love the sweet image and lovely design. Sounds very hot over there, we could do with some sun if you could spare some. :o)

Donna x

Shell said...

Just gorjuss hun, thanks for sharing it with us at That Craft Place Challenge Blog.
Shell xx

ladyjanet_56 said...

I love this super cute card I love the Pre coloured plate too, I don't want to make you jealous but it appears we are going to have SNOW this week (want to trade places?). Happy New Year and thank you for joining us at OSCC. Janet