Wednesday, September 12, 2012

The Chill of Winter

Hello everyone,

Hope you are all well.  I have a super quick post - I am racing the clock on a deadline.  I was inspired by several challenges to make a Christmas card.  At CSAYL the challenge (which closes in one hour) is to CASE your 1st Christmas card posted on your blog.  This sounded like loads of fun, so I had a go at it.  My first Christmas card can be found here, and this is the new card I came up with:

There is a little glimpse at my sense of humour - this card makes me giggle.  I kept the original layout and the same types of paper (snowflakes and stripes).  I also kept the embellishments very similar and changed up the image, sentiment and colour scheme.


Paper - Bazzill card, shimmery white card and the DP started out as just the green background from MME.  I stamped the patterns and embossed them in white
Stamps - House Mouse, Impression Obsession (snowflake background), sentiment from AmyR stamps (snowman sayings) and I think the stripes is a Hero Arts stamp.
Other - Ribbon was recycled from a gift bag, snowflakes are a Stampin' Up retired die, rhinestones and a Stampin' Up button, Picket fence crackle paint, and Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals in Silent Night Silver (gives a little shimmer to the snow).

This card was inspired by the following challenges:

Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - CASE your 1st Christmas Card
House Mouse and Friends - Friendship
Stampin' for the Weekend - Starting Christmas Early
One Stop Craft Challenge - no floral embellishments
ABC Christmas Challenge - R is for Recycling (the ribbon is recycled)
Crafty Catz - Christmas

Thanks for stopping in and for taking the time to leave a comment.  I really appreciate them and it gives me the chance to pop on over to visit you too.  Be back shortly with another card I just finished.




Sue said...

I love this stamp! What a beautiful card. love the stripes and background papers. Beautiful coloring too. Thanks for joining us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.


downrightcrafty said...

wow super image for our friendship challenge, and love those papers perfectly presented with the sweetest of sentiments, thank you for joining us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge
Hugs Kate xx


Hi Dawn
A gorgeous and beautiful card love this fabulous colour's thankyou for joining us ta CraftyCatz this week
Hugs Dianne xx :)

America said...

GORGEOUS design, adorable HM stamp. Fab colors and great take on the Friendship challenge. Thanks so much for playing along with us at HMFMC. Good Luck and hope to see you joining us again next week.

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Dawn :-) I just LOVE everything about this ,,, absolutely fabulous !! LOVE LOVE LOVE it :-)

thanks for joining us on the House Mouse and Friends Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Lorraine A said...

oops ,,, meant to add ,,,,

thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Mynn xx said...

This is such a fabulous card! I LOVE the image and the blue and white are gorgeous together! Thanks for joining us at CSAYL! :)

Sarah said...

A fabulous card Dawn! Love the stamp you have used it's adorable. Great colours too. Have a lovely day.

Sarah x

Fabiola said...

hello Dawn, your card is so gorgeous, i love that so sweet house mouse stamps,thanks to play with us at CSAYL, hope to see you next week, biz

Zw@@n said...

Wow, what a great card. Love the colours and the image is so sweet, it make me smile. Thanks for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Love, Wilma

Annette said...

You're right Dawn, this image does make me giggle too. Adorable and fun.

Annette - Netty's Cards
Proud to design for ABC Christmas Challenge.

Mummylade said...

Wonderful creation in a perfect colour. So glad you decided to start Christmas early with us at Stampin for the Weekend and good luck in the challenge.

Heather said...

This is adorable Dawn, I absolutely adore this image (I must have it!!!) you have coloured it brilliantly and I love your design and papers....wonderful details!!!
hugs Heather xx
Thanks so much for joining us at the
House Mouse and Friends challenge.

Donna Hanley said...

Dawn, this card is super special. I LOVE the shade of blue/green you went with and papers are fabulous. Most of all, of course is that adorable image. Great sentiment to go along with it. wonderful job.

Anonymous said...

Love your card so cute too! great recycled ribbon, Thanks for Playing along with us this time at ABC Christmas Challenge, Samantha :0)

Tracy said...

I love your choice of image and the design and finishing touches, thanks for joining House Mouse & Friends challenge, good luck.
Mousey Hugs
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Stacy Morgan said...

This is adorable, love the soft coloring and super fun HM. thanks for joining us on the House Mouse and Friends Challenge

HappyCrafter said...

What a stunning card! I have that image and have never managed to get it stamped and coloured this nicely, I will have to spend some time looking at what you did so I can try again.
Congrats on your win at HM&Friends!

Deanne Saunders said...

Beautiful card!!!! Thanks for participating in CSAYL's challenge! Hope to see you again!!!

Donna Ellis said...

what an adorable card with the softest, prettiest details! Love the white embossed snowflakes and sweet colors on the image!

nwilliams6 said...

This is one of the prettiest cards I have ever seen. Wow!