Saturday 3 December 2011

It's snowing ....

Well at Sweet Stampin' it is this week!

Hi blogland

I did warn you that you might not see me again before the weekend, and I was right!  I had a very productive day out Christmas shopping on Thursday.  Spent a small fortune, but got all Christmas presents and even some birthday presents for hubby - he's very awkward you know and has a birthday in between Christmas and the New Year and to make matters worse it's one of those milestone birthdays for him this year as well.  I won't tell you exactly what one, but lets just say he is 9 1/2 years older than me and you all know what birthday I didn't celebrate earlier this year!

Yesterday I was off to the Christingle service at Emilys' school, it was sooo sweet.  Years Reception, 1 and 2 only - a sea of cute little faces!  Tho Emily's face wasn't very sweet when she saw me - I don't think she liked me being there!  She settled after awhile and was very well behaved, but didn't join in at all - I'm convinced she is going to be super shy like I am, wish she was more confident like hubby.

Anyway, enough of my waffle lets get onto the challenge.  This week at Sweet Stampin' we would like to see some sort of snow on your cards - be it snowmen/women, flakes, etc.  Anything as long as it features the white stuff.

This time we are sponsored by Crafty Emma's Store and you can win this fab Fizzy Moon paper pad.

So finally we get onto my card!
Front shot:

Detail of image:

I have to say that I'm quite pleased with this one.  I just adore the paper pad and I don't know what I'll do when I run out as it has come out every year for, as I've been reliably informed, probably nearly 5 years!

So I used:
Digi image from Pollycraft (one of the fab new Swings and Slides releases) - Snow buds, coloured with my Promarkers and Flexmarkers with a touch of Stickles to highlight.  I also used a bit of 3d gloss on her glasses, not sure if that shows or not.
The papers are all Craft House - Winter Wonderland.
Ribbon and trim from my stuff.
Craftwork Cards - card blank and sentiment.

Hope everyone is coping with the run up to Christmas and I suppose I will have to start my Christmas cards next week, otherwise I will be nipping out to the shops in a panic.

Have a good weekend everyone and I look forward to seeing all the wonderful entries I know there will be over at Sweet Stampin.  If you want more inspiration, why not nip over, check out my teamies wonderful creations and join in while you are there!


A challenge, or two:

Pollycraft Monday Challenge - Challenge #120 - Christmas fun

The Cutie Pie Challenge - #6 - Pastel Christmas

Passion for Promarkers - Week 128 - Sketch


Berry said...

Oh Sarah those papers are yummy I may just have to get those! This is a fun and pretty card glad you had a good time shopping hugs Rebekah xx

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous Sarah,fabulous image and

Juls said...

this is so cute and gorgeous!!! Love the soft pastal colours!!! Hugs juls

CraftyC said...

Beautiful card Sarah, love the pretty colours

nessy said...

oooh this is just the sweetest xmas card ~i so love the delicate colours ~just perfect!!
vanessa xx
don`t you just love those little childrens faces?? lewis has his christmas assembly very soon..he tells me he is a carol singer (he is very shy, like me)so has no big he is 7 years old this will be his last show, as they don`t do them in middle school!!

Pink Dandelion said...

Aww this is so cute Sarah, love it. Aww bless Emily lol. I have one of those husbands too, his birthday is 19 Dec. Thanks for your comments on my blog, my Em is coming home next weekend for the holidays, can't wait to see her again. Debs xx

Wendy said...

Absolutely gorgeous Sarah, love the image and such pretty colours.
Wendy xx

Lisa xx said...

This is gorgeous Saran, the colours are so pretty! Great to see you joining in with the cutie pies again xx

Natali said...

Beautiful card Sarah. Love your pastel colours choice. Soooo lovely and sweet image.And colouring of it amazing like usual.

Christine L said...

Lovin this sweet Christmas card... those pastel colours are fab!
Christine x

coops said...

so stunning sarah.i love your soft pastel colours and the image is gorgeous ;D

xx coops xx

Fiona said...

fab card Sarah, what an adorable digi, love the glasses!!


The Crafty Den said...

Hi Sarah, what a gorgeous card. I love the image and your colouring is perfect. Your papers are so pretty. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Fab card, love the image and the colours
Lindsay xx

Sue Nicholson said...

Lovely image, just luv your pastel shades just perfect for the challenge thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie cheers sue n xx

Lucia said...

Hi Sarah!
Love your work, and the whole blog! Really nice! I'm just browsing blogs about cardmaking as I'm new in cardmaking... so if you want to check my blog too, it would be great! :-) (plus I'm having a little giveaway, if you want to participate). Hugs and lots of love, Lucia xxx

Mary J said...

How fresh and pretty, I love this, Sarah! Thx for sharing with us at Pollycrafts Monday!

Mary J x

xxxtglxxx said...

I think this is so cute! :) Lovely colours and image Sarah, and a fabulous card.



Wishcraft said...

Aww gorgeous card Sarah! So cute and pretty :o) Thanks for joining in at PFP hun! Lisa x

Jayne A said...

Gorgeous card. I love the papers.


Anita said...

Gorgeous card Sarah! I just love that little S&S image and your coloring looks beautiful. I can see why you love those papers as they look so soft and pretty.

Tracy said...

Gorgeous card Sarah. Thanks for joining us this week at PfP, hope you liked my sketch.

Sarah-Jane said...

Super card Sarah. I love the papers and sweet image. xx

Janneke said...

Lovely card :-)
Great coloring andere lovely image.

Arabella said...

Awesome card Sarah! I love this image and I love the way you have coloured it! Beautiful colours!


Wendy said...

Just seen you got Top 5 at Passion for promarkers with this gorgeous card Sarah, well done.
Wendy xx

Flowergirl said...

This is gorgeous Sarah, Such pretty colours and fab image x
Wendy x

Lisa xx said...

always lovely to see your entries Sarah, and this is another super cutie xx thank you for joining in with The Cutie Pies xx

Anonymous said...

Wow! love this! I'm glad you shared it with us at Cutie Pie! Woo x

Rom-a said...

Ale fajne, świetne kolory mają, bardzo wiosenne tchnienie :)