Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Winter Sports for Christmas at Sweet Stampin'

Hello everyone!

I am so pleased that our weather has finally turned to Spring and I think Mother Nature must have been feeling a bit sheepish as she gave us a couple of abnormally hot days to enjoy being outdoors again.  Of course, we spent them cleaning up the yard, but it really needed to be done anyway.

A new challenge starts today at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' and our theme is winter sports.  So if it can be done in the snow or on ice and someone could potentially loose an eye, then it should count :)  I decided to go with hockey - even though I think I must be one of the few Canadians who doesn't care for the sport.  There are some fans in my family, so I am sure one of them will enjoy this card... and the mice are really cute!


Stamps - House Mouse stamped with black stazon on 300g hot pressed watercolour paper and coloured with distress ink, Amy R Snowman Sayings sentiments (I'm not sure if it is legible from the photo, but the top one says 'cold twigs, warm hearts')
Paper - BoBunny Snowfall and MME Miss Caroline
Other - twigs fallen from the willow tree in my front yard (so it was relatively easy to bend one into a frame), glitter for the snow in the image and on the branches, baker's twine, TH mini ticket die.

We have a fantastic sponsor - Quixotic Paperie is providing one lucky winner with a £10 voucher to their store!

I hope you will join in the fun!  I'm looking forward to seeing your winter sport themed Christmas creations :)

I would also like to enter my card in the following challenges:
Allsorts - Add some sparkle
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Let's get sentimental
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes
The ABC Challenge - M for Make it sparkle
Winter Wonderland - Dashing through the snow

Thanks so much for popping in and for taking the time to leave a comment.  I really appreciate them!  I'm afraid I have fallen a bit behind with visiting and comments at the moment, so if I have not been around to see you, I am sorry.  Life should get less hectic this weekend, so I will catch up with everyone then.




Miria said...

Hi, Dawn. Thank you for joining Winter Wonderland with such a cute card, perfect for our theme this week! Hugs, Miria xx

Donna Ellis said...

Dawn, a marvelous Christmas card! How unique to bend the willow tree branch so perfectly to form that oval frame. Your colors are extra vivid - it's a wonderful card - too wonderful not to pin... hugs, de

catherine said...

This is just adorable Dawn and thanks for joining us over at Allsorts this week with your added sparkle
x catherine

Sue - bearhouse said...

WOW!! This is gorgeous Dawn. I love the cute image, beautiful colours and the way you have made the frame from Willow twigs looks absolutely wonderful.
hugs Sue xx

Tracey T said...

This image is so sweet, I could almost forget the damage these little critters do in my garden! Maybe I should just build them a wee ice rink to keep them occupied? xx

marion said...

Love this one, it is so cute, hugs, Marion

Ira Huberts said...

Oh Dawn, this is tremendously beautiful! I'm a very summery person myself and I don't care much for winters but your card really warms my heart, most adorable! Hugs, Ira xox

Wedgie said...

Fab card Dawn, your image is so cute! Wedgie xxx

downrightcrafty said...

A lovely card and great image choice, thank you for joining us at the Winter Wonderland
Hugs Kate xx

Hazel said...

Gorgeous card - HM always hits the spot for me - thanks for entering my CHNC challenge 123 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for May - I'd love to see it there too. x

Jessi Fogan said...

I'm not a big hockey fan - or at all, really - but if mice were playing? I would totally watch.
That willow frame is AMAZING - it must have an incredible feel! So clever :) And of course those little guys are adorable!

mixamatoasties said...

Fab card Dawn. Love the twigs idea although if I had tried to do that it would look rubbish!

Susan x

Linda Pekrul said...

Oh, oh, oh you've done a WONDERFUL job with this card! So CUTE and how fabulous is that twig frame!!! This is a favorite for me!!

cotnob said...

Hi Dawn, your card is stunning, such an adorable image and brilliant design, thank you so much for joining us at Winter Wonderland last week.

Lin said...

Wow, I love what you have done with the willow twig. It's absolutely perfect for the image and the sentiment. The card is devine.

Thank you for sharing with us

Lin xx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Awww so cute, I haven't seen this house mouse image before , love the papers and the twigs are such a brilliant idea for an embellishment, love it
Lindsay xx

~Tammy~ said...

This is so sweet and fun and those twigs are the perfect embellishment! This just rocks!

Gail said...

What a fabulous image! The House Mouses are so cute! :) The twigs as an embellishment are wonderful. What a great idea! I love this card. --Gail

Gail said...

This is a wonderful card!
This image is great!