Thursday, November 15, 2012

A Creatalicious Winter

Hello everyone,

and welcome to my blog's newest followers!  I am so very happy that you've decided to join me on my crafting journey!!

In my neck of the woods, it has been frosty and white for a couple of weeks now, which is just perfect for exercising those shovelling muscles :( and, more importantly, staying inside and crafting :).  I find a fresh snowfall is such a great source of inspiration for creating winter projects, which is also just perfect because that's the theme for this month's challenge over at Creatalicious Challenges.

Our sponsor this month is Stamp Fairy, who have generously provided the team with a choice of digital images.  For my card, I chose Barry Winter 2.  He's super cute and was really fun to colour.


Image - Barry Winter 2 from Stamp Fairy, coloured with Prisma pencils blended with Sansodor.  I added Stampin' Up dazzling diamonds for the snow, rock candy stickles to the hat and the snow on the birdhouse was made with liquid applique which was also covered with dazzling diamonds before puffing it up with a heat tool.  I love the dimensional sparkly look this gives.
Paper - Stampin' Up card base and Bo Bunny from the Snowfall collection.  The edges were distressed, torn  and inked with DI before applying bits of picket fence crackle paint.
Sentiment - Amy R Snowman Sayings
Other - lace for framing the image; Stampin' Up snowflake die cut out from card layered with a sheet of adhesive and then glittered with transparent glitter; TH banner die inked with DI before applying picket fence crackle paint along the top for a snowy look; large glittery snowflake was from Michael's in the Christmas section.

The talented team has created some amazing projects, so for more inspiration, be sure to pop over to Creatalicious Challenges and follow the links to their personal blogs for their project details.  I hope you will join in with us - you have a month to link up your creations.  One lucky winner will receive a $10 gift voucher to  I can't wait to see what you make!!  

I would like to enter my card in these fun challenges:

Fab 'n' Funky - let's see those bears
One Stop Craft Challenge - anything goes
My Mums Craft Shop - winter wonderland
Crazy 4 Challenges - inspired by one of your fave Christmas songs (Let it Snow)
Divas by Design - anything goes

Thanks for popping in and for taking the time to leave a comment.  I love reading them and it gives me the chance to catch up with you too!

Big hugs,



Caroline said...

This is gorgeous I love the image which is coloured so beautifully and the layout and colours are fabulous. Caroline xxx

Donna Ellis said...

Dawn, this is not only sweet-as-can-be, but so gorgeous - like a wintry paradise of pretty, pure snow flakes! You have such a way with layering and utilizing different embellishments which are similar in nature. So pretty!

Beate said...

you created a wonderful card with this cutie! love the background paper and the lot of snowflakes on it
Bea xx

carol said...

Hi Dawn..super cute and so gorgeous, x carol

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Dawn. I love the cute image and your colouring is beautiful. The snow effect and all that sparkle looks wonderful.


Shirley said...

Great card and beautifully coloured! Thank you for taking part in our challenge this week at Fab'n'Funky!

paper fun said...

Beautiful card. I adore the soft colors in this.

Just stunning!

Thanks for joining us at One Stop Craft Challenge.


PaperDaisies said...

Love the colour combo on this card. It is just beautiful having those soft colours. Have a great weekend. Hugs Nina

xxxtglxxx said...

Dawn this is fabulous! :) Love your sweet image and such gorgeous soft colours! Great texture and snow too! :)



Vicky said...

A gorgeous card, thank you for sharing your bear with us at Fab'n'Funky this week, good luck!!

hugs Vicky xxx

rosie said...

gorgeous image. fab colours x

Lydia said...

this is so cute and what a great image xxx thanks for sharing with us at MMCS xxx

Craftdee said...

This is lovely! Such a sweet image, beautifully coloured (love the colour palette) Super snowflakes too! Donna xx

Sue said...

So pretty. Love that Bo bunny paper pad. Sweet image and coloring is awesome.


Rach83 said...

What a fantastic card, Dawn. I love the colour combo and lots of snowflakes. Super cute image and fab colouring too.

Thanks for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky Challenges.

Rachel x

Jessi Fogan said...

How I love this card! Perfect sparkle & so much great texture :)

Gaynor Greaves said...

Really nice card, love your layout and the image is fab, thanks for joining our challenge at MMCS, Gaynor x

Wendy said...

Absolutely gorgeous Dawn, love it...Fabulous cute bear image.
Thanks for playing along at Fab'n'Funky this week.
Wendy xx

Jackie said...

This winter scene is simply fabulous! I love all the details you added to this! Thank you for joining us this week at the Fab 'n' Funky Challenge. I hope you join in on the fun again soon!

Jackie, Fab 'n' Funky DT

MIE(Mieko) said...

What a beautiful card! Love the gorgeous details.
Mieko xx

Sandra Azzopardi said...

This is such a gorgeous card, Dawn! I love the colours and distressing and the way you have coloured Barry is just too cute! :)