Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Stitchy Bear Sponsors Tuesday Throwdown

     Good morning, all my lovely followers and friends.  It's a glorious Tuesday morning here in Northern California after a weekend of rain or snow, depending on your elevation.  While my own back yard doesn't get snow, after seeing all the beautiful pictures of the fresh snow, today's card is done to celebrate snowy, white Christmases.  The challenge at Tuesday Throwdown this week is sponsored by Stitchy Bear (they generously supplied all the images to the DT), and our theme is Favorite Color Combo.  While most of you know that purple is my favorite color, teal/turquoise and white is one of my favorite color combos for cards.

     Isn't this the most adorable snowman (hmmm, snowpeople) family, all together for Christmas?  The sketch is from Eat, Sleep, Stamp and I had to push it a bit to get the window effect I wanted.  I think Tracy will forgive me for that since square cards and window cards are things I rarely do but I took it as a challenge and did both in one card!  Thanks, Tracy, for the inspiration.  :-D   Christmas Stamping All Year Long wants us to use a favorite sketch, and you all know by now that Tracy's Eat, Sleep, Stamp is my favorite place to find a sketch.

Sketch 153

     The image is colored with teal, turquoise, and blue-gray Touch Twin markers (loving those more and more all the time!) and I added almost no other colors because I wanted to stay with the teal, which is the color challenge this week at Do You Stack Up?  I added Stickles Diamonds and also Stickles Frosted Lace for all the sparklies on the image.  There is also sparkle in the dp, which is from the Linen Closet stack by DCWV.  I chose it because it looked like it could be wallpaper.   I used 1/16" teal, satin ribbon to make the window, and a scrap of lace from my stash for the curtain.  That lace has flowers in it so they have to serve as the flowers on my card.  Crafty Ribbons had a Bingo chart this week (Glitter, Flowers, Gems), as did Truly Scrumptious, (Lace, Flowers, Ribbon.)

     My final touch was the sparkly gem swirl for some added bling.  I have to say this is one of those cards which pleases me greatly!  I was a bit concerned that it wouldn't look the way I had it pictured in my mind, but it is even better than what I imagined!

     Other challenges (and there are a ton of them this time):

Delightful Challenges - sparkly Christmas
Crafter's Companion - Celebrate a Holiday
Bah, Humbug - Snowmen
Crop Stop - Make a Snowman
Cupcake Craftroom - Sweet Christmas
Floweret - Christmas
I Did It Creations - Winter/Christmas (also sponsored by Stitchy Bear this week!)
Freshly Brewed - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Jellypark Friends - non-traditional Christmas colors
Sundays with Chrissy - Christmas in non-traditional colors
Crimbo Crackers - (must be Christmas) Anything Goes
Winter Wonderland - Make it sparkle
The Squirrel & The Fox - Hats or Flowers
Party Time Tuesday - sparkle and bling
Heart Song Inspirations - Anything Goes

     Hope to see you playing this week at Tuesday Throwdown.  How much easier can it be?  Just pick a favorite color combo and play along.  See you there.  NanaConnie


Linda said...

Connie this is stunning and I love the effect of a window with that lace it is fabulous. I love those gems too :)

Linda xxx

Yolanda said...

I love how you used the ribbon to make the window, and the curtains are fabulous. Terrific frosty card!

Benzi said...

Oh my goodness, NanaConnie..what a wonderful window you made and I love seeing the Frosty family inside. The curtains are such a great idea. Super work here!

Donna Hanley said...

Connie, cute is an under statement. Love that curtain and your scene looks like real snow. I'm ready to go get my snowsuit. LOL Thanks for sharing.

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Connie, I love the way you have added the lace as a curtain, it looks really frosty out there.
Kevin xx

Mary Lou said...

Awhh what a delightful snow family:) Really like the window effect using the ribbon~neat!!! Thanks for joining us at Sunday's with Crissy!!

Davi said...

NanaConnie I love the window and curtain you created with the scene behind! This is really cool the way it is so wintery!!

Steph Lee (Arty Carty) said...

Super cool card Nanaconnie!! I love the window and the curtains you made to showcase your cute snowman family - so creative and too cute! xxx Steph

Ashley Horton said...

Love the wintry feel of this card and your cute, little snowman family!! Thanks for playing along with us this week @ Frosted Designs!! :)

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie this is very pretty the colours are fab, thanks for joining us at Sunday's with Crissy hugs pops x

Jan Garber said...

Great use of the "Teal" papers and ribbon! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up!

Janette said...

A gorgeous card, thankyou for joining us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

Joni Parker said...

Cute snowfamily!!! Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs!!

Max said...

Super card for our snowman challenge this week. Thank you for sharing with us at Bah! Humbug!

Max's Craft Creations
Bah! Humbug! Challenges DT

Anonymous said...

Oh what a COOL scene you created here, Connie (no pun intended)! So clever of you to take that sweet image and great sketch and turn them into a window scene, complete with curtains no less. Wow! I think this is one of my all-time favorites of your cards. You do such good work! :-)

WencheP said...

This is so cute. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up and good luck.


pinky said...

I just love the little scene you have created, look at those lace curtains, brilliant! Thanks for joining us at CRAFTY RIBBONS.

Donna Ellis said...

Connie! What a darling card! Love the fabric on the window, and the ribbon which creates the window! Beautiful job!

Kath Hernandez said...

Wonderful snowman card in blue! It really looks so wintry!

Thanks for joining CropStop's Challenge!

Blog: Let’s Get Scrappy! at http://kmcbhernandez.blogspot.com/

Roberta: Mother of 3 said...

Such a cute "family" of snowmen!!! I never thought to interpret the challenge that way - so creative! I hope you'll join us again at Frosted Designs!

coldwaters2 said...

This is super Connie how wonderful to create that window scene this is terrific.
Lorraine x

Amanda said...

Oh Boy!! this is way to cute, love it, and love how you have made it into a window as such...Gorgeous

Thank you for joining us at Frosted Designs this week. I hope that you enjoyed the challnge


Shannah said...

Oooh I LOVE this!! That image is adorable, I love those colours, and it's SOOO cute how you've made the window!! Fabulous! ;) Thanks for joining our Sundays with Crissy Challenge! Hugs, Shannah xox (Missing you already at HS!)

Dawn said...

Love it! Love what you did with the layout! I may well have to case this my dear friend! Genius!!!
Dawn xx

downrightcrafty said...

fabulous sparkle thank you so much for sharing your lovely work with us at the Winter Wonderland
Hugs Kate xx
PS I have some more new candy if you are interested:)

Colleen said...

Lovely card and I really like the net curtain at the window.

Guest Designer
Bah! Humbug!

debbiebakk said...

A family of snowmen how cute is this. Love the window idea- great card for the holidays. Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs

Jennifer Scull said...

what a clever card!
thank you for joining our non-traditional Christmas colors challenge at Jellypark Friends. :)

MacKenzie said...

Great interpretation of the sketch! Thanks for joining us at Christmas Stampin' All Year Long!

Naomi said...

Such a cute card! Love the snowmen and that lovely lace trim! Thanks so much for joining us, this week, over at DYSU!

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a gorgeous Christmas card you have made. It’s perfect for our challenge. Thank you for taking part in the Crafty Purple Frog Challenge this fortnight and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (The Crafty Purple Frog Design Team Member) xxx

marilynprestonn said...

This is gorgeous Connie. I sure love your blue dp and the cute snowfamily on your card.

I see you have used Tracy's sketch, I played too.

Thank you for playing Party Time tuesdays bling it on also. I am on the DT. :)Peggy

Tracy said...

How could I mind when it looks like this?! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE how you incorporated the window using ribbon. You are a genius!! And I couldn't agree with you more, this image is too cute! My favorite part is your curtain! It was a V-8 moment for me. Awesome!!! Thank you for playing this week! Big Hugs, Tracy

Tip Top said...

Fab card! Thank you for joining in at Crimbo Crackers – hope you can join me again for the next challenge! Crimbo Crackers

Carole of Brum said...

What a great card, and I do love blues on Christmas cards, so chilly and wintry. Lovely work, and thanks for joining in with us at Sundays With Crissy. CoB

CardArTart said...

What a great way to do a window, curtain and all :)

Tip Top said...

Me again! Do like the window effect! Thank you for joining in at Jellypark Friends Friday Challenge – hope you can join us again for the next challenge! Jellypark Challenges

Fleur said...

A gorgeous card, Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Truly Scrumptious this fortnight, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
Hugz Fleur xXx

SallyB. said...

a lovely sparkly winter card, vielen Dank für Deine Teilnahme bei allways something creative, best regards SallyB.

moosrose said...

This looks gorgeous! I like the idea with the window. A very pretty card!
Thank you for playing along with us at allways something creative!

Bonnie - Really Reasonable Ribbon said...

Great card! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.

lisbeth said...

Love your card. thanks for joining us at Truly S this week

Sara said...

What a cute little family! And the window is perfect! thanks for playing along with Jellypark!

mandy said...

a really sweet card, love the image, thanks for coming along to the cupcake crafroom x

Sheryl said...

Hi Connie! I love this card! The blue is gorgeous and the lace curtain is brilliant!
It's been a real pleasure to visit your blog!
Thank you for joining us at Freshly Brewed Challenges for our month long prize challenge, "Anything goes!"
Remember if you enter a project with a Fresh Brewed Designs Image, you will be entered into our big blog candy drawing!
Warm Hugs, Sheryl