Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Winter Animals

Hello everyone,

The night air has already turned crisp and the leaves are starting to change colour on some trees in my neighbourhood... sigh.  It feels like summer just started and it hasn't even been a very warm one.  Hopefully it makes a late come back.

A new challenge starts today at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' and our fun theme for you this time around is 'Winter Animals.'  I was rustling through my stash trying to decide what papers to use, when I came across some cute DP with a little winter scene on it.  After that, this card practically made itself.  I usually put in so much more effort with my cards, and it kind of felt like I was cheating, so I compensated by adding tonnes of glitter to all the snowy bits on the image.  The glue I used gave a dimensional effect - I think it turned out cute.


Paper - Bazzil, CTMH (retired) and Creative Imaginations (probably retired)
Other - loads of glitter, my favourite ribbon ever from Stampin' Up (got it in every colour!), Martha Stewart punch, green gems by Kaiser, and Amy R Snowman Sayings sentiment

I hope you will pop on over to Christmas at Sweet Stampin' to see the beautiful cards the talented team has made and then come play with us!  It is absolutely wonderful to already have a stack of Christmas cards prepared :)  Of course, there is a fab prize up for grabs too - Quixotic Paperie will be providing one lucky winner with a £10 voucher to their online store!

I would like to enter my card in the following fun challenges too:

ABC Christmas Challenge - P is for...  Polar bear, penguin, punch
Christmas Card Challenges - optional theme of evergreen trees
Holly Jolly Christmas - Glitter Galore
Jingle Belles - Home for the Holidays

Thanks so much for visiting and for taking the time to leave a comment.  I really appreciate each one!




Sue - bearhouse said...

This is gorgeous Dawn. I love the way you have used that cute paper. The added glitter looks so pretty and the layout is fabulous too
hugs Sue xx

cuilliesocks said...

Love it Dawn, fabulous image and papers, Kate x

Hazel said...

Super card, Dawn - thanks for entering this in my CHNC challenge extra for August - hope to see you again soon. x

Jessi Fogan said...

That's why I like to add so many embellies when my cards are quick - especially those pre-coloured digis. Feels less like cheating when you change it up a bit ;) I think this is adorable!
Oh, and you can have some of our summer. I am donnnne with the 90%+ humidity (today it's 96. Yuck.)

she who must stamp said...

Cute winter scene! Glitter is always the perfect accent for snow! Thanks for joining us at Holly Jolly!

Donna Ellis said...

Aw, what a sweet scene, Dawn, so full of seasonal festiveness - looks like a great "snow party" invitation, too! Really cute! hugs, de

Tracey T said...

Love that DP, Dawn! Not cheating at all - you've added so much in terms of attention to detail. A gorgeous card. Hugs, Tracey x

Alanna said...

Your card is super cute. Love the polar bear and scene. Thanks for joining us this week at CCC.

La Papera Gialla said...

Your winter animals are adorable!
Thanks for entering Christmas Card Challenge this week!
Monica - CCC DT

Wedgie said...

Fab card Dawn - I really love the images in the middle!

Wedgie xxx

lauren bergold said...

what a fun and fabulous card, who wouldn't LOVE to spend the holidays in such an adorable igloo?! thanks for joining in our fun at JINGLE BELLES! ♥

SmilynStef said...

Love that sweet little winter scene ... so very glad you joined us at jingle belles.

Karen (karey2005) said...

It's gorgeous, and I love all the glittery goodness! Thanks for linking up at Christmas Card Challenges! Karen, CCC-DT

Gail said...

This is a fabulous card. A wonderful use of paper and the colors are perfect. Love the little border and little gems. A great card! --Gail

Marilyn said...

Very cute card and it's not cheating at all. Great little scene and a fab Christmas card.

Dot said...

Dawn, this is a wonderful card, love the winter scene with those cute animals...beautiful colours,
thanks for joining our P challenge at
ABC Christmas Challenge, and good luck,
Dorte x