Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Chasing The Chill Away!

It has been awhile since I have found the time to post. This is a new stamp that I bought for myself right before Christmas. I actually got a few more of the Kraftin' Kimmie stamps and then my daughter bought me some for Christmas as part of my present from her and my son. It definitely was a crafty Christmas for me!

I love the colors blue, brown and silver together so as soon as I picked out a sketch to use I knew what DP was perfect for it and then I had my colors. Usually I just sit and color the image whatever colors I want to use then worry about it matching anything else. Right now I have quite a few colored and am not very inspired to dig through my stash to find matching DP and embellishments. I guess I 'll have to pick first and color last for a bit.

I was able to match this card to some challenges though. I am finding it lots of fun to push myself to do the challenges. There are lots of very talented people that do them so I strive to be as creative as possible. Here are the challenges that go with this card

Crafty Calendar Challenge #4- January's challenge is keeping warm. She is all bundled up in her winter best and is drinking hot cocoa. I also think this color combo has a very warm feeling to it!
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #12- What's New is the challenge. I used a brand new stamp on this card and the part of the glittered snowflakes were made with my new Spellbinders Snowflakes die set. I love using new things when I play!
Quixotic Challenge #8-Hot Chocolate is the challenge. I interpreted it as using the color brown and Piper is holding a cup of cocoa so it worked perfectly for this challenge.
Kraftin' Kimmie's Challenge #12- Heavy Metal is the challenge so I dug out my favorite shiny snowflake to use and then used shiny silver brads to match it! I love shiny anything on a card!
ABC Challenge-L is for Layering, I don't think I ever do a card without a layer on it. The more layers the better, KWIM.
365 Cards- This challenge is Metal Mania so the snowflake and the brads work perfectly for it. This is the first time I have played along with this challenge and they have some really fun ones so I can see that I will be playing with them again very soon!
Paperplay Challenge week 1- Precious Metals, I do love to use metal embellishments on a lot of my cards and this snowflake is my favorite. I don't know what I'll do when I run out of them!
Cute Card Thursday Challenge 94- This challenge is All New! My new is my Kraftin' Kimmie stamp and my Spellbinders snowflake dies. I love to ink up new Rubber!
Polka Doodles Challenge week 1-Song title, this card immediately made me think of the song, Baby It's Cold Outside. This was a fun challenge this week I have songs running through my head for some of my other cards!
Allsorts Challenge 34- The challenge this week is a great sketch. It was easy so it gave a lot of room for your own personal touch to it! I love using sketches.

This card seemed to fit a lot of the wonderful challenges that were out in blogland this week. If you get a chance why not play along or at least check out all the fantastic creations that other ladies are making. Challenges help to keep you push yourself to try new things in a fun way.

Stamps: Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps, CTMH (saying)
Paper: SU Close to Cocoa, Bordering Blue CS, Papertrey White CS and Bo Bunny DP
Ink: Copics, Memento Black and Cocoa
Accessories: Spellbinders Nesties and Snowflake Dies, Bow Easy, Recollections Silver Pearls, Michaels Ribbon, Hero Arts Blue Crystal and Silver Snowflake Charm(unknown)

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I really appreciate all the wonderful comments that you leave about my creations. It is so nice to share a craft with so many that love it as much as I do!

Have a wonderful day,


Dolly said...

Great take on the Polka Doodles challenge. Fab colouring and great choice of papers. :)x

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

What a fantastic creation!! Piper looks fantastic and I love the scalloped layers! Thanks for joining us for this week's Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge!

Kim. said...

Beautiful card, love the image and those colours really do go together. You new stamp was definitely a good choice. Thanks for joining us this month.
Kim xXx - Crafty Calendar Challenges.

Juls said...

love your new Krafting Kimmie stamps!! gorgeous card Love the colours and the layers and all your fab finishing touches! Hugs Juls

brenda said...

Hello Mary

This really is a very sweet card and such pretty delicate colours and finishing touches.

Thank you for sharing with us at Polkadoodles and Allsorts this week.

B x

Fliss said...

A beautiful card Mary with a lovely colour combination and a great layout.
Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles this week and hope to see you again soon.

mamichelle said...

Pretty card, Mary! She's adorable!! Way to rock the challenges!!

Peggy said...

This is so cute. I love the blue and brown colors. Great job!

ribenaruby said...

Thankyou for joining in the fun at Polka Doodles, lovely entry.

TaraG said...

WOWZERS!!! This is just such a sweet card, Mary! The colour combo is sooo pretty and you've colour Piper in beautifully! Love your silvery "Heavy Metal" accents they are just the perfect detail! Really love this gorgeous card!
Thanks for playing along with us at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!
Hugs,t and The Krafty Girls

MrsK said...

Hi Mary you've made such a lovely card and i adore the charms and ribbon it makes so unique! take care sal x

Georgia said...

Wow, beautiful card Mary! I love your colours and the image is so sweet, perfect for the challenge! Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Calendar Challenge! :)
Georgia xx

Nettie said...

Really cute card. Loving those colours.Thanks for taking part at Polkadoodles.x

Julie M said...

GOrgeous card, Mary. Love the image, the colours, the layout (and that snowflake is so pretty, I'd have trouble giving it away!!!).

Thanks for joining us on Paperplay this week.

Julie :o)

Kris L said...

So pretty (you might say I'm partial to your choice of song titles!). Thanks for playing at Polkadoodles this week...Kris

Lorraine A said...

Fabulous card Mary :-) I love this image and the papers and layout are fabulous :-)

thanks for joining us on the ABC Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Tip Top said...

Great card and layout! Thanks for entering the Polkadoodle Challenge - hope you can join us again next week!

Caroline said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Calender Challenge. Caroline x

Hope Jacare said...

Thanks for playing at Polkadoodles - great card! Love that image. Cheers Claire x

Crafty Cardmakers said...

Beautiful Mary, everything works so well together, colouring is excellent and the embellishments are gorgeous, especially like the polka ribbon :D

Thank You for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers x

Jack said...

Beautiful card, great colours. I really love the little snowflake flowers.
Jack (Crafty Cardmakers)