Thursday, January 6, 2022

Celebrating Snow Days !

      It's our first challenge of 2022 at Creative Knockouts and our theme this time is "Celebrations!"  I chose to celebrate every school child's winter wish, a "snow day" when all the schools close.  :-D  Growing up in southern California, I never got to experience snow days but if we'd had one, we would have really celebrated in a big way.

     Our sponsor is Pattie's Creations and, while she provided images for the DT to use, I decided to use the December freebie from Pattie's blog.  Such a cute pair of Winter Mittens shouldn't go unused.  :-D

     I colored with my ProMarkers, and used a die from Spellbinders to cut the image.  I inked the edges of the frame.  The sentiment was printed and cut with another Spellbinders die.  I chose 2 different glitter papers from Recollections for the diagonal-split background.  The sheer, glitter-spotted, wide ribbon was used to wrap around the card front and also to make the hand-tied bow.

I based this on Sketch #201 from Sweet Sketch Wednesday.


    I really hope to see you playing along in our challenge this week.  Any kind of celebration will qualify for our theme.  Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie


Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

What a wonderful card Connie, love the Winter feeling and the warm mittens. As for snow days? I was told off for being 15 minutes late for work, in my teens, as I had had to walk 2 miles for work through 10 foot snowdrifts. A very rare occurrence in my part of the world. I was told I should have started out earlier!:) AH! those were the days.
Keep safe
Faith x

Furrbster said...

This is really pretty,

Hugz Tinz

*Vicki* said...

Very beautiful and elegant looking design here Connie! Loving the silver sparkle with the blue and that bow is perfectly done!!

Gina's Cards said...

Beautiful card! The colours are aboslutley gorgeous. Thank you for sharing with us at Creative Inspirations, good luck.
Gina xx

Linda Mc Enery said...

I love the colours you chose for this image! Such a stunning combo! Fabulous card design and beautiful die cuts. Thanks for sharing this with us at Passion for Markers!

Pattie G said...

Nanna Connie,
this is such a special card! I love how you used one of my freebie images. If you ever want to join us again as a DT please let me know.

The Crafty Den said...

What a pretty card Connie. The image is so sweet and your colouring is perfect. Thank you for sharing with us at Passion for Markers and good luck in the prize draw. Hugs, Denise x

Marina Atsali ( said...

Beautiful card.Thanks for joining us over on the Digi Choose Day Challenge!!!

Kelly Schelske said...

Lovely card NC, love the silver shimmer too!!

Gail said...

soft colors and those mittens are fabulous -TFS and linking up at WAW -

Helen said...

Beautiful - love the colours you've used.

Thanks for joining us at Penny's Challenge.

Helen x

anne said...

Such a lovely card, I love the colour of ypour mittens and the touches of sparkle just finish it all off [erfectly. Thanl you for playing along with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.
Anne SSW2-DT

Doris Klein said...

This a great winter card! Nice make!

Thanks for playing along with our Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and good luck!

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anne said...

This is such a lovely card, such a pretty colour and die.
Thank you for playing along with us at SSW2.
Anne SSW2-DT

OlgaB said...

Lovely dies and colour on your cute card!
Thank you for joining SSW2!
Hugs from Africa!