Saturday, November 21, 2015

Polar Peace at Christmas

     This adorable image is from Deedee's Digis "Polar Peace" set and I just love it!

I based this on the sketch at Everybody-Art
turned sideways 1/4 turn.

     I started with a pre-colored image, then added my own sky, some shading on the ice flow and under the critters, and also a bit of sparkle gel ink on the ice.  The image is die cut and corner punched, then layered onto a die cut mat.  That piece is layered onto a darker purple mat and corner punched again.

     The sentiment is from that same set, hand cut and inked on the edge.  I added ribbon scraps to wrap around the card front and to make the bow.  In fact, now that I think about it, everything is done with scraps including the white CS on which I printed the image and sentiment.

      One more darling card to add to my Christmas stash, which is growing nicely and I'm confident I'll have all I need plus some to donate to the Senior Center so that their participants have cards to give to family even though they can't get out to buy cards.  Each year I donate cards and you should see the looks on their faces when they get to go through the box and choose the ones they want!  Makes me feel good just seeing their smiles.  :-D

     Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie  


*Vicki* said...

What an adorable image Connie! :) Love the dark background which really makes the image pop out nicely!! Enjoy the weekend! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*
My Blog: Stamp Smiles

Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous card and love the sentiment. The image is beautiful, gorgeous colour too.
Linda xxx

Donna Hanley said...

Fantastic job with this darling image. Another pretty corner treatment. Enjoy the weekend.

~ginny said...

Nice take on the sketch Connie! Really like the image you chose to use and the ribbon! Thank you for sharing your project and creativity with us at Aud Sentiments for our ATG + a Sentiment challenge!
~ginny, Aud Sentiments DT
Owner: RubberMAD (

Chris said...

A beautiful card, lovely image and striking design. Thanks for joining us at Creative Moments.

Lisa J said...

Great take on the sketch. Love the Image. Thanks for sharing with us this fortnight. Lisa DT Craft Rocket Challenges

Chana said...

Thnks so much for playing with us at 613 Avenue Create! This is just too adorable!
Chana, Owner

Natalie said...

such a wonderful card!
Thanks for playing along in the 613 Avenue Create Challenge.

Teresa Arsenault said...

Oh, how sweet. I like the pink you put in their cheeks. Lovely coloring, as always.

PS - Don't forget to hop over tomorrow to see how I did with your challenge. :)

Lori m said...

Beautiful card, hugs, Lori m

Amy Cohen said...

Lovely layers- I love polar bears. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner.

Dawn Lancaster said...

Gorgeous image & sentiment! Great colouring too!
Dawn xx

Kim said...

This is so cute! I love the beautiful non-traditional Christmas colors. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stamps.

Kim - SSDT

Stampsnob. said...

Nice layout really cute image TFS craft Rocket Challenges Lis DT

Craftyfield said...

Admittedly the image is cute and the non traditional Christmas colours are fresh but, sadly, this entry is also using a digi as its centrepiece, which is against our rules at Vintage Stamping Challenge.

Chasing the Dream said...

Awe, love the Polar Peace. This is so adorable and perfect for the holiday cards. Great coloring and composition.

andree said...

A fab card Nanaconnie and a great take on the sketch. Thanks so much for playing this time at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. Good luck and hope to see you again soon. Andree {DT Lil Patch of Crafty Friends}

Patricia Alvarez said...

Adorable card. I love the punched corners. Thanks for sharing with us over Inspiration Destination.Good luck!!! Patricia DT.

Bettina L. said...

This is adorable. Love that polar bear and the design with the ribbon and punched flowers. Thanks for playing at
613 Avenue Create and sorry for my a bit late comment. Hope to see you back later today for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member 613 Avenue Create xx

Judy McKay said...

Very cute card. Love your winter scene. Thank you for joining us at Incy Wincy this week. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

Heather said...

An adorable Christmas card Connie, a lovely design with gorgeous papers.....the colour of your image is fabulous and lovely ribbon and details!!

Heather xx
Thanks so much for joining us with Everybody Art Challenge.

brenda said...

A super Christmas card Connie and a happy Polar Bear, many thanks for joining us at FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping Challenges.

B x

coldwaters2 said...

Adorable, festive card the image is so cute a lovely card design, thank you for joining our challenge at LIL PATCH OF CRAFTY FRIENDS
lorraine x

jenn shurkus said...

such a pretty card :) so fun! thank you for playing a long with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

Carissa said...

Such a sweet card. Thanks for playing along at the ABC Christmas Challenge.

Anonymous said...

Awwww cute card, Thanks for joining in with our challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge,
hugs Samantha :0)

Lee said...

What total seasonal cuties! Thanks for joining us at LTSCB!

Jennifer Greco said...

just awesome! what a sweet winter scene! thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments, good luck!
Jennifer, DT