Monday, November 11, 2013

Snowy Christmas


Hi everyone.  Christmas is not very many weeks away now ... still making cards, but getting close to being finished.  Won't be long before I need to start getting these in the mail!

Today's Merry Monday challenge (#83) is both a theme and color challenge ... check it out ...


Honestly, I was stumped with this one for a while.  Once I figured out that my fence is stripes, I was off and running :)

Here's a close-up:



I added snow texture to the tree and fence.  And I added dazzling diamonds to the top of the snow bank for a little added glitter.



Stamps:  Snowman Sayings (Amy R)
Paper:  White, Real Red, Chocolate Chip (SU!)
Ink:  Real Red (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, Four Seasons Fence Die (C.C. Designs), Birch Trees die (Impression Obsession), Small Forest Tree die (Simon Says), Holiday Shapes die (Simon Says), Sparkle Texture Effect (Martha Stewart), Dazzling Diamonds (SU!), Stamp-a-ma-jig, glue, adhesives and dimensionals




I hope I have inspired you to join us for this fun challenge.  Check out Lesley's blog (Always Playing with Paper) to see the amazing creations from the rest of the Design Team.


I'm entering this card into:
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #150 - Outdoors

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra

Simon Says - Keep it Clean and Simple

... and because I used several little snippets for this card, it's also headed to the Crafty Snippets Playground (#98).




40 comments:

Kristie Goulet said...

This is beautiful, Loll!

Benzi said...

This is such a gorgeous, wintry scene, Loll. That red birds really stand out against the white snow. What a great idea with the fence for your stripes...so creative.

Anonymous said...

You do make the most delicious cards, Loll ... this is stunning ... such a gorgeous scene! Anita :)

Stamps and Paper said...

Loll your card is stunning...love the little scene you have created and those little birds look fabulous on your tree...

Anne

Julia Aston said...

Love your frosty fence and tree Loll! Your card makes me shiver!

Anonymous said...

Oh Loll, what a wonderful creation. I love it~ May have to case it!

Brenda in IN said...

This is so pretty. The snow on the tree is beautiful and I love the redbirds.

Sue said...

Love your snowy fence and tree! Made me feel chilly looking at it but simply beautiful, Loll! xx

Susan said...

What a clever idea to use your fence as the stripes! Great take on the challenge, which I agree stretches the brain! Love the snow effects and the little red birds.

Valerie Nolan said...

Stunning little scene Loll love the red cardinals in the tree:)
Val x

Karen B said...

Gorgeous card Loll. Really love the splash of red with the cardinals - so effective.

Karen x

sandie said...

gorgeous Loll, I love the snow on the fence and the top of the torn card. The pops of red really say Xmas! x

Linda Callahan said...

Wow a classic beauty! Love all of the white, the texture, the sparkle and just the right pop of red!

Dottie Seubert said...

Hello Loll:
Love how you created a winter wonderland , It is just Beautiful love the fence, snow tree and Birds just beautiful . so glad I found "HOME OF THE MERRY MONDAY"

Cathy said...

Hi Loll, this is so beautiful, the red birds really stand out and I love the added sparkle, Cathy x

Bonnie said...

What wonderful eye candy, Loll! The sweet red birds are gorgeous in the snowy tree! Truly an inspiration!

Barb Ghig said...

Such a gorgeous scene, Loll! The red and white is so striking and the sparkle you added to the top of the snow bank is just perfect! I really, really, really (yes, that's 3) love those darling little birds, too!

MaryH said...

You know I fell in love with this one, with my favorite red birds. I was channeling you today as I worked with some MB dies, & tearing paper as you so beautifully do. While waiting for a layer to dry that I had stickled & glittered, a nap seemed like a fine thing to do. After hauling out at 8am, promises to be here between 9-9:30- DH got a call that it had to be rescheduled until tomorrow. They didn't allow for today being a USA holiday! (Sounded fishy to me, and I was really aggravated). DH said if I raised a fuss, we might get some poorly installed windows, so I kept my mouth shut. They better show tomorrow!) Hugs & TFS

Kylie said...

LOVE this Loll. Your crisp white scene and the red pop with the birds and sentiment is fabulous! xx

Karren said...

Another stunning CAS card, Loll. I love the white on white with the little red accents.

Kerin said...

This is stunning! I love your perfectly snowy scene.

LeAnne said...

I want to be YOU for a while...just a little while.....so I can make gorgeous cards like you do! Or at least play with all your fun dies and goodies! This is just so pretty.....simple and yet so very elegant. LOVE IT.

Susan Joyce said...

Love the little snowy scene you created Loll, beautiful Holiday card.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Your snow is the bomb, Lolly! This whole card is a gasper! I love everything about it, especially the iconic red cardinals ... well, after the snow, I love the cardinals best! Hugs, Dolly

aileen (mum) said...

Such a beautiful card Loll, almost makes me wish it snowed here for Christmas.

Danielle Vincent said...

You have a way with die cuts like no other Loll! A-MaZ-ingly gorgeous!!! LOVE the red birds. Hugs D

debby4000 said...

Oh what a clever CAS card and love how the birds really pop out of the card..

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.

luv
Debby

Di said...

Oh Loll - this truly is perfect! I love the tree, fence and snow - and the red cardinals are a lovely finishing touch! A stunning card.

Hugs, Di xx

Karen said...

love it mf....so well done.

Karen D said...

The snowy accents on all the pieces really sets the Scene Loll. The wee cardinals are so perfectly placed. A stunning card.

Mau xx said...

Beautiful! Love the gorgeous red and white together, a perfect little winter scene.
Hugs Mau xx

Marybeth said...

Gorgeous....stunning ....and all the above! LOVE this!!!!!!!!!

Notes by Nina said...

Fabulous card Loll, the wintery scene is fantastic and I love the snow and the cute cardinals.

núria claverol i català said...

gorgeous and very elegant card!!!
I like how you use the red color

Hazel said...

Love this elegant and classy card for both CHNC challenges - hope to see you again soon. x

Wendy said...

This is such an amazing card, Loll! I love your fence , the tree, the birds....everything! You nailed this challenge perfectly! :)

scrappymo! said...

Beautful! Love these dies together.

Nonni said...

Oh what a scene... You so know what you are doing, Loll! Stunning work!

Anonymous said...

This is such a stunning card Loll, really beautiful.

Hugs
Brenda

Mrs A. said...

Wow. This card has totally blown me away. I love cardinals and your CAS card is the tops.
Thank you for joining in at Crafty Hazelnuts Extra this month. Hugs Mrs A. (GDT).