Sunday, December 8, 2013

Playing Time

We had a little more snow this morning but not a lot. We are supposed to get freezing rain this evening. I am hoping that it doesn't happen. I would take snow any day over the freezing rain. With the weather being so contrary outside I got a chance to make 2 cards today. The first is a birthday card for my niece. She lives in North Carolina and probably seldom sees snow so I thought I would share some of our snow with her. Heehee!

So the snowman image is from a Stampin' Up! set called Flaky Friends. I embossed the image with black embossing powder and colored with Copics. I made the background blending Bashful Blue, Morning Sky and Paris Dusk and toward the bottom I used London Fog. I then punched and glued the snowflakes and then added the Diamond Stickles. I also dotted the Diamond Stickles around the background also. The sentiment is from Gina K Birthday Greetings. I am entering this into these challenges:
Simon Says challenge: make your own background (I had to use the main blog url since the one for the challenge didn't seem to be working.)
Sentimental Sunday challenge: Snowman

My second card is one I've been thinking about for a while. I had printed the image and sentiment out but hadn't gotten time to put it together.
The boot image is from Doodle Pantry and the sentiment is from Create with TLC. The sentiment is a bit hard to read but it says: "It's not easy being a COWGIRL ... but if the boots fit..." I thought they went together perfectly. I used the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches. I used the star embossing folder on the gold foil card stock and the scallop punch to make the border on the other piece of gold foil card stock. The sentiment is cut from a die from Clear Dollar stamps and blended with Desert Sand ink. I cut the stars and then used faux stitching around the edges. The image is cut with Spellbinders Circle die and backed with the scalloped circle die. I am entering these challenges:
That's it for today. I think I really need the next 2 weeks off to get ready for Christmas. We did manage to get all the decorations out of the attic today. Now to go through it all. Make this an amazing week. I know mine will be busy. I have a number of evening commitments this week. Tis the season! Thanks for stopping by. Let me know what you think of my cards today. Big hugs to you!



Debbie said...

These are both beautiful!! Those snowmen are so cute!!
I love the cowgirl sentiment! I think I need to go find it... we got boots for one of our daughters for Christmas. :)
Thanks for joining us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!

Rosie Guiher said...

Donna I love your snowmen! So cute. And the boot one is cool. Are the boots already colored or did you do it. Great cards.

Stef H said...

the snowman card is stunning.
the boot card... I LOVE it. did you color the image? holy moly!

I have a house showing tomorrow and it snowed. ugh! thank goodness for dark carpeting - LOL.

stay warm and stay safe! have a great week.

hugs :)

Heather said...

A gorgeous card, I love the background, such adorable snowmen and lovely snowflakes!!

Thanks so much for joining Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Heather xx

Glenda Atkins said...

Both cards are wonderful and I just love the 'boot' card. Thanks for joining us at the Doodle Pantry Digital Challnege #41!

L.Wilson said...

Ooohh, I am LOVING this! The stars, the sentiment is so clever, what a great layout too. Thanks for entering Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge 41 with a Doodle Pantry illustration!

Colleen said...

I love both your cards... those snowmen are so darn cute, you did a fabulous job of coloring and adding extra details! Thank you so much for linking up with Seize the Birthday, Winter!!

Marybeth said...

Both cards are wonderful! I do love the sweet card with the boots, you have colored it so perfectly!
Good idea to take time off fro Christmas.

Nancy said...

Thank you so much for linking up with us over at Seize the Birthday and let me just say that I love both of your cards. I am so partial to snowmen and this card is wonderful! Love the background you've created! Have a great day Donna!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Oh Donna, this is fantastic. Love the combination of design, images and sentiment. So happy you joined us for DPDC#41!

Glenda J said...

These are both so fabulous! Great work. Thanks for playing along at Seize the Birthday.

Lorianna said...

So Cute
Thanks so much for sharing your Fabulous talent with all of us & entering Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge 41!
Lorianna DPDT

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