Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Deep Winter

      Here it is, the 1st day of March and we're still under winter storm warnings!   The whole west coast of the USA has been suffering from severe drought for the last 3 or 4 years, and now California and Oregon are buried under ice, snow, and flooding rains in the valleys!  But Californians are being generous, as always, and they're sending their storms eastward across the rest of the country.

     Inspired by the weather, I chose this delightful winter image (Eureka Stamps), called "Snow Church" to use on my QKR Stampede Challenge DT card this fortnight.  I colored the image in aquamarine blues and silver/gray (my favorite winter colors) with ProMarkers, then cut it with a Tonic Studios die.  The background dp came from a Paper Studios stack.  Although it looks pretty much all black in the photo, it actually is navy blue and has a watery pattern that runs across it. The ribbon has glittered "dots" on it and seemed to fit right in with the winter snow and ice inspiration.

Park Hopping   (On the advice of Makira, I'm entering this card as inspired by Blizzard Beach Park where there's always snow!)

     Come play with us sometime in the next two weeks, won't you?  Our theme is always "Anything Goes" and you can use any image from any company.  However, if you use a QKR Stampede or Eureka Stamps image, you increase your chances of being a winner because we put all those entries into a separate draw from all the other entries, thereby giving us 2 winners each challenge.

     Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie


jimlynn said...

Very peaceful looking and beautiful card! Simple - yet sensational! Love it!
All of your snow, rain, and sleet turned into dirt and dust when it finally reached Texas.
Stay warm!

*Vicki* said...

Your card is really beautiful with that winter scene! Love the colors you've chosen to use with it! Stay safe and warm my friend! We're getting ready for some snow coming our way tomorrow, but walking in some nice weather today...but that's the Midwest! LOL

Makira said...

💗💗💗this!! Such a pretty card! I saw this and came by for a closer look. I would love you to come and play with us at Park Hopping My Happy Place Challenge. Your card reminds me of Blizzard Beach Park, Disneyworld, FL; where there is always snow.❄❄❄ I hope you'll join the fun! Have a creative week. Join at or with #parkhoppingmyhappyplace on Instagram. Cheers, Makira

theras kartenblog said...

Wonderful and adorable! I love the winter image so much.
Thanks for joining us at Friendship Challenge. Good luck and all the best!
Ilse (thera)

My Crafting corner said...

Connie, this is a beautiful wintery card. Thank you for joining in the Colour challenge at The Outlawz. Hugs, Ursula

Makira said...

Thank you for sharing with us at Park Hopping, My Happy Place. Have a crafty weekend! Cheers, Makira

Bonnie Lynn said...

Beautiful card NC! I really love the part about Californian's being generous and sending our storms across the country. Misery loves company! LOL Thanks for the giggle. Thanks for joining us this week at Pammie's Inky Pinkies. Hope to see you again. Bonnie DT

Lorie Hill said...

Beautiful card Connie. Thank you for joining the Outlawz SS&R challenge. Lorie - DT

The Crafty Den said...

What a beautiful card Connie. The image is gorgeous and your colouring is perfect. Love the colour scheme you've used. Thanks for sharing with us at Passion for Markers this week. Hugs, Denise x

Marlene Atkinson said...

A lovely card. Thank you for sharing with us at Passion for Markers. Marlene

Lisa Bird said...

Wonderful winter scene. Thank you for joining us at I Love Promarkers Blog Challenge
Best Wishes Lisa xx

Anne Fenton said...

Your card is lovely, such a beautiful scene. Thanks for joining the Tue. Colour challenge at the Outlawz.


Beautiful creation!
Thanks for playing at I Love Promarkers Challenge.

Melissa Craig said...

Lovely peaceful and serene card! Thank you for getting colorful with us at Birthstone Challenge.

Melissa, DT Member

Bastelkueken`s Kreative Welt aus Alsdorf said...

a wonderful winter card
Thanks for sharing over at Friendship Challenge
Hugs Anja

Bastelmichaela said...

A beautiful card. Thank you for participating in Friendship Challenge,
hugs Michaela