Friday, 12 October 2012

Frosty Winter Winds

I have recently joined several crafty groups on Facebook.  What a wealth of information and inspiration I have found there!  Crafters are such friendly people and very supportive.

I've discovered a few different challenge blogs and am also taking part in a card swap for the first time - Im so excited!  I will blog my card when its finished and been received by my swap partner - dont want to spoil the surprise (or horror with my dodgy cardmaking!)

I discovered a blog http://craftcreatoins.blogspot.co.uk/p/winter-challenge.html?spref=fb where the challenge this fortnight was right up my street - Winter.

I love wintertime - I start getting excited when I see coats, scarves and boots appearing in the shops and the lead up to Christmas is my favourite time of year. This year will be extra special as it will be my darling wee boys first christmas!  Oh I cant wait.

Here is the card I am going to enter in the challenge

I wanted to capture the feel of the cold winter wind on your face.  I love this Sugar Nellie stamp - its so versatile.  I stamped her and coloured her with my trusty promarkers and a wee bit of sparkle on her wings for the frost.  I used my Big Shot and sizzix dies to cut some snowflakes out of holographic card and matted them on the image - oh I can just feel the snowflakes hitting my face brrrr!
I matted and layered the image on miri card then on some lilac card from my stash - the background paper is beautiful kanban snowflake paper.  Under it is a lovely blue velvet ribbon with some sheer ribbon with snowflakes on it - its not showing up too well in my pics - Im using my phone to take my photos this time so they are not quite as clear - its not my rubbish camera work honest.

I used a flourish die to finish off to represent the cold winter wind again in holographic card and to finish - you guessed it some card candi!

I'm happy with my card - its hard to go wrong when you work with such lovely pieces - the stamp and snowflake papers were just wonderful to work with and I'm pleased to say all out of my stash not a single new thing bought for this card!

6 comments:

Sheila said...

A beautiful card, thanks for joining the challenge. Good luck x

emma goddard said...

stunning card hun, good luck with the challenge, a sure winner xx

Linda said...

Welcome to blog land and a wonderful creation. Good luck in the challenge.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love the colours and fab design.xxx

The Happy Ever Crafter said...

Really nice card, love the colours and it's something a bit different for Xmas. Good luck in the challenge!

Avril Ann said...

glad to see you here in Blogland, fabulous card, enjoy, and good luck with your challenge xxx