Wednesday, March 12, 2014

I've got a quilt to keep me warm

Though I won't need it; the weather has been glorious!  I hope you have all been well and that your corner of the globe is thawing as well - if it was frozen.  A new challenge starts today at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' and this time our theme is 'it's cold outside.'  It is so wonderful getting ahead on Christmas cards - I hope you will join us!

I wanted to make a flat card (CAS) for mailing and I challenged myself to stay away from snowflakes - seems I put them on almost every cold and snowy card.  Turns out this was a lot harder than I thought.  Then I finally got some inspiration from a quilt.  After all, what is better than a  nice warm quilt when the mercury takes a dip?


Supplies:

Image - Wee Stamps Miss Frosty in rubber by Whimsy stamped on watercolour paper in black Stazon and coloured with Distress inks
Paper - Tim Holtz Merriment stash - it has lots of little pieces that were perfect for this layout
Other - glitter for the snow and Marvy Snow marker for the trim on the snow woman's hat and scarf, needle and thread

You should definitely pop on over to Christmas at Sweet Stampin' for some gorgeous Christmas inspiration - the team has made a feast for your eyes!  Then come join in the fun.  This month we are sponsored by Yours or Mine Papercrafts who are offering a $10 voucher to one lucky winner!



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

Stampin' for the Weekend - Sparkle and shine

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Hugs & happy crafting,

Dawn

18 comments:

Abi said...

It's absolutely fabulous Dawn & I adore your quilted background. Have a great day xx

Marilyn said...

This is the most fabulous card ever! I love that patchwork background which showcases this cute image perfectly. Your colouring is flawless and again... I love this card!

KarinsArtScrap said...

so beautiful Dawn.

gr karin

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Dawn, what a wonderful card, love your image and colouring, it's so cute and the fab quilt patterned papers are just the thing, we have had some glorious sunny but cold days here in Inverness, hugs Kate x

Donna Ellis said...

Dawn, this is a beautiful card! I want to make some CAS cards as well, to mail with only one stamp, and this is the perfect remedy! How lovely those pieces are! hugs, de

Rebekah said...

Gorgeous festive card thanks for sharing at SFTW hugs Rebekah xx

Jenny said...

Wow, gefällt mir sehr gut. Sieht wirklich klasse aus. Danke für Deine Teilnahme bei CSAYL. LG Jenny

Ira Huberts said...

Gorgeous card Dawn, love this adorable image and the wonderfully patchwork design! Hugs, Ira x
Ira’s Crea Corner

Judy Corner said...

This is fabulous Dawn. I just love thebackground. Judy x

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering your lovely card for my CHNC challenge extra for March - hope to see you again soon . You could also enter this for our new Completely Christmas challenge 2 - we would love to see it there too, Haze, DT x

Patricia Chalas said...

your card is amazing and coloring fabuloous!!!
Thanks for joining us at CSAYL!

Heather said...

Oh this is gorgeous!! When you look at it, you don't even realize it is CAS. Love the quilt pattern you created and your image is so adorable! Thanks for playing with CSAYL.

Linda Pekrul said...

What a perfectly adorable quilt block! Great idea. My quilting friends would absolutely LOVE getting a card like this!!

JoAnn said...

Very pretty. Love the quilt design and the adorable image. Thanks for joining us at CSAYL and congrats on your win.

Gail said...

This is one fabulous card with the sewing. Holy moly. The image is just adorable, and that quilting is overwhelmingly fantastic. This is a great card and will be treasured by whomever you send it to. Hugs, Gail
P.S. So do you quilt fabric, too?

Suzi said...

This is such a pretty Christmas card Dawn, I love your paper choice and that sweet Miss Frosty is adorable. Thank you for joining us at Magnolia-licious/Wee stamps challenge. Good luck!
Hugs
Suzi

Anet van Zyl said...

Your card is beautiful Dawn, I love the cute image and layout. Pretty papers.

Helen said...

A beautiful card - love the quilt background.

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.

Helen x