Thursday, December 24, 2015

Warm wishes

As I worked on this card, the temperature is setting some sort of record for this day in December, probably around 70F (which Google tells me comes out to about 22C).
Well, if you're going to have non-traditional Christmas weather, why not not-traditional Christmas colors? inspiration for this card came from Cookie Challenge #34, with the sketch from this week's Sketch Saturday.
I started by stamping two rows of snowflakes, using both large and small stamps. 
The image is from Bugaboo, colored with pencils. (That bird is so not a titmouse, but I colored him like one, because they are my favorite winter birds). The snowman (snowgirl?) is covered with Wink of Stella, with some icy Stickles thrown in good measure. The image is mounted on a snippet of lavender (such a snippet that it actually has a scalloped circle cut out of it, but you'd never known if I had not mentioned it.)

I would like to enter the card in these challenges:

Sketch Saturday #392
If you give a Crafter a Cookie #34 -- inspiration cookies
Simon Says Stamp Monday -- winter wonderland
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday -- make it sparkle
V's Sweet Ideas #41-- non-traditional Christmas Colors
 Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge #260 -- anything Christmas
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas extra -- anything Christmas
Pixie's snippet Playground #208/209 -- Use snippets
Word Art Wednesday #214/15 -- anything goes


  1. Oh I love these soft colours! I love to do non-traditional colours too! Your snowman is adorable! Thank you for visiting my blog and for your sweet comment! Wishing you the happiest of holidays!

  2. Super sweet card & I LOVE the color combo!

  3. Wow - really pretty card Sandy - the non-traditional colours work perfectly. Darling image too!

    Merry Christmas!


    Di xx

  4. It looks like snow under colored lights. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 214\215th- FF AG challenge! Christmas Blessings, Carole

  5. So pretty - love the image, very festive!
    Happy New Year and thanks for playing along at Simon Says Stamp this week.
    Caryn xxx

  6. Fabulous image and sweet design!
    Thank you for sharing with Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra!
    DT for CHNC Extra!
    Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!

  7. Those non-traditional colors are wonderful. I feel a chill coming off your card... or maybe that's just the lack of heat in this joint.

  8. Such a cute card. The snowman is adorable. Happy New Year and thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

  9. Gorgeous! I love it!!! Thanks so much for participating in our IF YOU GIVE A CRAFTER A COOKIE...challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our challenge in the new year!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper


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