Snowflake Dreamer

Hello 🙂  I stepped out of my comfort  zone a bit with the colors of this card, made with the lovely Snowflake Angel by Ching-Chou Kuik.  I chose soft pinks, greys, blues and golds to coordinate with the piece of pretty DP that I found in my stash, and colored her with my SN and Copic markers.  I cut the image out…partly with a Nellie Snellen nesting die, and partly fussy cut.  I matted the image with blue and gold, and layered it on the design paper which was also matted in gold.  This was all positioned on a pretty, shimmery dusty pink background paper.  I used an Echo Park snowflake die, a snowflake corner die (gotta look this one up, as I tossed the packaging and can’t remember!!), and a “Merry Christmas” script die (same thing as the corner…I got way too excited), and cut these out from a blue CS, then added some gold Stickles to the die cuts and the snowflake in the image.  I finished off by adding some gold rhinestone embellishments.  I love the look of this untraditional color scheme for Christmas!!

I’d like to enter this in the following challenges:

Crafty Addicts – #143 ATG Non-Traditional Christmas Colors

The Sketchy Challenges – #133 Christmas

Winter Wonderland – Anything Christmas Goes

Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge – Week 50 ATG

Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge – #366 AT Christmas with optional things that start with S – I used snowflakes and sparkle

Merry Friends

Hi there 🙂  With the snow outside, it feels “natural” to make Christmas cards!!  It’s creeping up, as well, so time to stock up!  For this one, I used a sweet image from Mo’s Digital Pencil.  These sweet girls, Irma and Vieno,  are bundled up, ready for whatever weather blows in 🙂  I got this fabulous paper in a recent swap, so wanted to use it as well….and….hold on to your hats….I actually matched the coloring to the paper!!! Doing it this way works SO much better than winging it and hoping things match up! LOL  Yeah, yeah, what a concept, huh?  Anyway, after I colored the girls with my Prismacolor pencils, I die cut them out with a Nellie Snellen nesting die.  I wanted to use as much of these coordinating papers as I could, so I turned to the current sketch at The Sketchy Challenges for inspiration (did I ever mention that I loooove the sketches from them??? check them out!)

For the middle band, I used a piece of ribbon and some green twine.  I die cut the stamped and embossed sentiment out with another Nellie die, then cut a few snowflakes with some snowflake dies that, like a dummy, I didn’t record the manufacturer, and with soooo many snowflake dies out there, I can’t give credit where it’s due 🙁  I’m so happy with how this card turned out 😀

I’d like to enter it into the following challenges:

The Sketchy Challenges – #130, shown above

Dream Valley Challenge – #167 Add a Sentiment

Digi Choosday – Week 45 ATG

Deep Ocean Challenge – #167 Inspired by a Song/Movie (song You’ve Got a Friend in Me)

A Perfect Time to Craft Open Challenge – #11 ATG