Friday, December 21, 2012

Snowy Weather, Snowy Christmas Cards

Yesterday we had a blizzard with 45 to 55 mile an hour winds blowing the 3 or 4 inches of snow that came down. I never would have made a prairie wife in the 1800's. The sound of the wind constantly blowing drives me crazy! Since I live in the country with no other houses nearby, the wind scours the snow of the hills and whips it into deep drifts. I took my mind off of the wind by writing messages in Christmas cards. That's when I realized I needed even more!

Today it's sunny but too cold to go outside. Our roads are either drifted shut or frozen sheets of ice. I decided to play "catch-up" by pulling out odd scraps of designer paper, shapes I'd previously cut or embossed, images I had stamped or printed. It's a quick way to creatively match different ones to make quick cards.  I had stored the scraps in two plastic ziplock bags according to size. Also, I mostly used pre-printed boxed backgrounds. Another quick trick. I made 6 cards before I knew it!

Here's the first card:

I had colored and fussy cut several of these snowmen one night while watching TV. It's from a really old Close To My Heart acrylic stamp. The black shape is from Cricut Art Philosophy when I cut several in different sizes not know which size I'd need. I had also cut extra cream strips that were embossed with snowflakes a couple of weeks ago. The shiny ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon. The word is from a zip strip cut off the edge of a piece of CTMH Pear and Partridge paper. I used my favorite punch for these cards - the Martha Stewart snowflake punch - with a center made from CTMH Silver Glitz Glitter Glue.

I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:
Robyn's Fetish #138 - Snowmen
Crafty Sentiments - Glitter
ABC Christmas - Y - Your Favorite Die or Punch (snowflake die in the winter!)
Crafting for All Seasons - Red and Green with glitter/sparkles
Crafts and Me - Winter Wonderland
Paper Pretties Wednesday #237 - Glitter


CubbyholeCraftz said...

this is such a cute card, love the colour scheme, thank you for joining us at robyns fetish challenge

Mian said...

This is absolutely adorable! Great layout and a cute image.

Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this week at Crafty Sentiments.
Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Crafty Sentiments Design Team Member

Dot said...

I love snowmen and you have made a sweet and super cute card...lovely with the embossing.
Thank you for sharing at ABC Christmas Challenge this time.
Good luck in the draw.
Wishing you a Merry Christmas.

Bianca said...

That´s such a lovely card! Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons and Happy Christmas! xx Bianca

Crea-Sandra said...

Cute card, love the image and the colors!
Thanks for joining us at Robyn's Fetish!
Hugs Sandra

Chrissy said...

What a cute Christmas card Vickie, love the snowmen and sparkly snowflakes.
Thanks for joining in with us at Crafty Sentiments Designs..


Helen said...

Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Merry Christmas!
Helen x

Annette said...

So sweet. I love the glittery snowflakes.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you.
Hope Santa brings you lots of crafting goodies!
Netty's Cards
Proud to design for :
ABC Christmas Challenge,
Lili’s Little Fairies,
Top Tip Tuesday,
The Stamp Basket, and
Stamp Fairy.