Thursday, December 12, 2013

Snow Flurries for Christmas

     I have a very dear and lifelong friend who lives in the foothills of the High Sierras on the California side and more than anything she loves snow at Christmas.  Unfortunately (or fortunately all the rest of the winter) she lives at an elevation where snow isn't something that falls and sticks to the ground for days at a time.  Still, flurries of snow in the cold of December occurs often enough that she crosses her fingers for a cold snap during the last week of December.  So, I've done this card for her as a good luck charm in bringing snowflakes.

I used the sketch at Sketchy Colors
and the image is "Flurry" from Lacy Sunshine 
where we're supposed to 'Celebrate' so I'm celebrating Snowflakes and Snow Fairies.  :-D

     That adorable fairy image is colored with ProMarkers and, instead of die cutting the image, I die cut the frame and placed it over the image.  I have to tell you that I've been hoarding the papers I used here.  They have been part of my Christmas/Winter stash for 2 years and I just love them.  I can't find them any more so I have kept them as treasured pieces, refusing to use them or give them away.  But they just fit this card so perfectly, and she's such a good friend, that I let go and used two pieces of them.

     The snowflake and snowflake buttons are also treasures but I dug them out and decided to use them.  I added dots of Artic Blue Ice Stickles to them, let them dry and then adhered them to the corners.  I used regular Stickles (Star Dust) on the flakes in the image and added Frosted Lace Stickles to the snow on the branches and cones in the image.  What a sparkly splendor!

A Gem of a Challenge -- Anything goes
All That Stickles -- Holidays w/ Stickles
Card Mania -- Fantasy
Craft Your Passion -- Let it snow
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas -- For someone special
Created with Love -- Anything goes
Cutie Pie -- Cute card for a special friend
Glitter n Sparkle -- Show some blue
LEJ Designs -- Festive fun
Lexi's Creations -- Snow
Lunagirl Moonbeams -- Snow angels
Oldie But a Goodie -- Winter
Paper Playtime -- Winter fun
Party Time Tuesday -- Winter wonderland
Passion for ProMarkers -- Use sentiment
Quirky Crafts -- Use special items (papers and buttons)
Speedy Fox & Friends -- Blue Christmas
Top Tip Tuesday -- Snowflakes
Use It Tuesday -- Winter & holiday
Vintage Stamping /Flonz Craft -- Cold and frosty colors

     Downhill to the weekend now and tonight I'm going to my granddaughter's high school concert (we used to call that a "Christmas Concert" but now we have to say Winter Festival.  Sigh...)  I hope you're able to find some calm in the midst of all the holiday hustle and bustle and maybe even find time for a bit of creating.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


Donna Hanley said...

Oh so very sweet, Connie. pretty papers also. I will keep my fingers crossed for your friend. Everyone should have a little snow on Christmas.

Karen Lunagirl said...

Thank you for joining my Snow Angels blog challenge at! Welcome! Love your sweet little snow angel with her pine cone and sparkly snowflakes, and your shades of blue.

Cheryl First said...

So pretty! I understand the paper hoarding logic! lol! Guilty, here, too! That is beautiful blues, and great snow patterns on those pieces!
I hope your friends snow wish is granted! :)

Tracie Dean said...

Love your work!

Happy Crafting

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wonderful card- love the blue DP you used- the image is fab, and I LOVE the idea of die cutting the DP and layering it over the image. We are having an interesting weather year already - 5" ice in Dallas....hmmmmm Maybe your friend will get fortunate after all and see snow!

Doris Molina Mora said...

This is a really cute card! Quirky DT

Sassy Raggedy said...

Connie what a lovely card in blue. The image is wonderful and I love those snowflakes...Hugz, joann

Lady Bug Stampers said...

Oh NanaConnie this is just beautiful. Love that image and of course your coloring is fab. Thanks for joining us at Created with Love Challenges.
Linda K. DT

jimlynn said...

Beautiful!!! I love the snowflake buttons you added along with that wonderful blue color! Very classy looking and pretty.
Have fun at the concert! And yes, we always called them Christmas Concerts too. Times change i guess.

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

A beautiful, sultry image and gorgeous card!

Amanda R said...

Congrats on using up your papers and saving them for a good friend! Love this image and the soft colors you used and the snowflake embellishments you used are gorgeous!

Erin Stephenson said...

Super cute card. Love the colors and embellishments. Thanks for playing at glitter n sparkle. We hope to see you next challenge. Good luck. Erin, DT

Jackie Scott said...

Such a pretty card! Love those colours and your embellishments - great use of the sketch.

Cara said...

What a wonderful card Connie and such a sweet way to wish her luck.

Glenda Atkins said...

Beautiful card, love the blues, the image, the sparkle, the colouring, everything!

rachel taylor said...

love your card thanks for sharing with use it tuesday challenge this week Rachel DT

Basslady said...

totally lovely and sweet!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi (GD this week on lexi's creations challenge)

Jane Savage said...

Beautiful blues and a stunning design, Connie. Just fabulous.
Thank you for joining us at the Cutie Pie Challenge. Jane xx

Michelle said...

Adorable. This is such a lovely image.
Thanks for joining us at Craft your Passion.
xxx Michelle(DT)

Hazel said...

This is beautiful - your friend will love it. Thanks for entering your lovely card for CHNC challenge 154 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for December - I'd love to see it there too. x

kReN said...

What a lovely card! Love that sketch and that image!

Rebecca said...

Hi NanaConnie i hope you OK! Sorry i haven't been commenting on you blog recently I've just been doing lots of Christmassy things! Anyway i love your card! It reminds me of Christmas! The image is beautifully coloured and the papers fit perfectly!

Love From Rebecca xx

Vic said...

a stunning card - aren't lacy sunshine images always gorgeous?! love the addition of the glittery sparkle. Thanks for sharing with us at Glitter n Sparkle - Vic, DT x

Linda Simpson said...

Absolutely stunning Connie, I will keep my fingers crossed for your friend.

Love the image and the beautiful papers. Beautifully coloured too.

Linda xxxx

Gail said...

Such a beautiful card with lots of sparkle to it - thanks for linking up at SFF this week - tomorrow starts a new challenge - we hope to see you there! Gail DT Speedy Fox and Friends

Sarah said...

Hi there, your image is sooo sweet and love how you've put the image behind the frame.

Fabulous papers as well!

Thanks for joining in with us this time at The Cutie Pies.


Debbie said...

What a sweet and pretty card for your friend!! I hope she gets her snow! We are supposed to get up to a foot tonight and tomorrow! :) I love snow!

Holly Gwilliams said...

Beautiful image and I love your added sparkle.

Thank you for playing along at Glitter & Sparkle this week.


Dawn Lancaster said...

Such a sweet little card I hope the flurries follow! xx

Kerry Hocking said...

Gorgeous card thank you for sharing over at Lacy Sunshine, Hugs Kerry DT xx

Marianne said...

This card is so beautiful! I love the blue colors!
Thank you for joining Sketchy Colors, and lots of luck!
Hugs, Marianne:)

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Connie...I love the idea of a fairy bringing good luck to someone - a lovely story. I hope your friend gets her week of snow! A beautiful card, gorgeous wintery colours and hint of sparkle for some magic.
Thank you for joining us at Vintage Stamping Challenges.
Dot x

Ella's Design said...

Pretty card, Connie! Love the sweet image and your fab use of the sketch!
Thanks for joining in with our mega Christmas challenge at Passion for Promarkers! Lisa x

PinkyLisasInkyCrafts said...

Thank you for joining in the LEJ Designs Weekly Challenge #83 - 'Festive Fun'.

What a really great card. The image is very detailed and looks beautiful the way you've coloured it. The papers are gorgeous and work wonderfully together.

I hope you will return and join in more of our future Challenges. Keep an eye out for a few New Year changes over on the LEJ Designs Challenge Blog.

<3 & Hugs
Lisa xxxx DT Organiser

Karen Schroeder said...

So pretty! Thanks for joining us at All That Stickles!

Kaylee Snyder said...

Wonderful job! Thanks so much for sharing at Craft Your Passion.

PS-Love the kitties in your header. They're adorable!

Janis said...

Thank you for linking up at Paper Playtime! This challenge blog is moving to Pause Dream Enjoy beginning Tues, Jan 7. Please bookmark the site and come link up in January!
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:) Janis

*Vicki* said...

WOWZER!! This is sooo stunning Connie!! Love the blues and pretty image with the sparkle! :) Hope you're doing well for Christmas! HUGS

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

gorgeous card for your friend! Just love the colors that you have used for it!

Lotta said...

Gorgeous card! Thank you for joining our mega Christmas challenge over at PFP. Hugs Lotta

Bettina L. said...

This is lovely. Great snowflake design with the sparkly fairies. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for another challenge. Bettina DT Member at Top Tip Tuesday PS Merry Christmas!!

Sue said...

So gorgeous!
Thank you for taking part in A Gem of a Challenge
Sue xx

Andie's Space said...

Hi Connie,
This is gorgeous. I love your image, your papers & those fab little snowflakes. Thanks for joining our Mega Christmas Challenge at Passion For Promarkers.
Andie xx