Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Ready for the Season!

Hello, Happy Tuesday! I can not believe how warm it still is here in southern New England. We should be all bundled up by now with a bit of snow on the ground, instead we are in sweatshirts and some of my plants outside have buds on them because they are so messed up with this weather. The weathermen claim it will all change in a few days and be more seasonable.

It is also time for another fantastic challenge over at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.
This week theme theme is presents. You can interpret it different ways like all the creative and talented ladies did to inspire you this week, you can include a present as part of your image or create a present. I can't wait to see what you come up with. I decided to use this cute snowman from LOTV with his presents in hand and all ready to celebrate.
I love to create snowflakes using all different sizes, shapes and materials. When I realized this year I could color my snowflakes with Copics, felt and plastic especially, so they matched perfectly with my cards I started going nuts I love all the color and sparkle together. These snowflakes have 5 layers of different sizes and styles of flakes stacked to make one. The plastic snowflakes I used this time are also iridescent so I only gave it one coat of coloring so it would look marbled and the iridescence would still show through.I hope you now want to pull out some snowflakes and start making some one of a kind flakes of your own!

Here are some other fabulous challenges that fit my card

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #139-snowmen, candy canes and hearts for Christmas cupcake inspiration
2 Sisters Challenge #68-Punches and/or Dies
Bearly Mine Challenge #25-Non-Traditional Christmas colors
By The Cute And Girly December Challenge-Let It Snow
Card Cupids New Challenge Sunday-Winter Theme
Card Makin' Mamas Challenge #34-Sentiments
Cooking It Up With Kate Challenge #86-Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Challenge-Snowflakes
Crazy 4 Challenges C4C116-Favorite Christmas Movie-Jack Frost
Creative Card Crew Challenge-Tis The Season
Fun With Shapes and More Challenge #97-Cold as ice
Incy Wincy Designs Challenge #123-Non-Traditional Christmas Colors
Ladybug Crafts Ink Challenge #49-Snowflakes and Sparkle
One Stop Craft Challenge Week 160-Let It Snow
Papertake Weekly Challenge-Anything Goes
Simon Says Challenge-Anything Goes
Rainbow Lady's Challenge #181-Christmas Carols, Let It Snow
Send A Smile 4 Kids Challenge-Winter Fun for kids
Stamps & Fun=Creativity Challenge #76-Pearls
Stamps R Us Challenge-Emboss It
Sweet Stampin' Challenge-It is snowin'
The Craft Garden December Challenge-Recipe, turquoise, ribbon, snowflakes, purple
The Paper Shelter Challenge #42-Anything goes
Top Tip Tuesday Challenge-Let It Snow
Totally Papercrafts Challenge #95-Let It Snow
Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #77-Celebrate the Season
Shelly's Thrilling Thursday Challenge-On The First Day Of Christmas Challenge-There is No Business Like Snow Business!
Come and Get It Challenge-Anything Christmas Challenge
Crafty Boots Challenge-Anything Goes
Crafty Ann's Challenge #55-Christmas Bingo, Glitter, Presents, Ribbon or Bow or both
Dream Valley Challenge #21-Sparkle
Crafty Calendar December Challenge-Cold and Frosty
OLLCB Challenge #94-Lots of Sparkle
Christmas Cards All Year Round Dec. Challenge-Anything Goes

These are all wonderful challenges so be sure to stop by and play along with them!

Thank you for stopping by today to see what I created. I really appreciate all the wonderful comments that you leave for me to read.

Happy Creating,


Nannieflash said...

Wow fabulous card and I love all your embellishments, your image is beautifully coloured to. Thanks for joining us at Bearlymine, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Mandy said...

Beautiful card Mary, I love the layered snowflakes and the snowman is so cute.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp for our anything goes challenge
hugs Mandy xx

Juls said...

so so beautiful! Love the colours and the layered snowflakes! Hugs Juls

Cards By MI said...

What a fabby looking card. Stunning! Thanks for playing with us over at TPS this week.And for playing with us over at BMC too.
Love n hugs

ScrappyAndrea said...

WOW! The color combo ist really stunning! I love this!
Thanks for joining us this time at SFC!
Hugs, Andrea

Basement Stamper said...

Your snowflakes are awesome, love the colors!

Claire said...

Gorgeous card, what beautiful colours. Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady's Challenge
Claire xx

Elaine Stark said...

A lovely card. A great idea layering and colouring your snowflakes. Thanks for joining Top tip Tuesday. Elaine

Always with a Sentiment said...

Hello Mary. WOW. What a stunning creation and a brilliant colour combination. I love your papers, the image is just adorable with that wonderful frame, and the snowflakes are something quite beautiful.
Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week and good luck. Happy crafting.
Love Sandra (GDT)

Debbie said...

What gorgeous colours for a Christmas card and the image is just lovely. Perfect for our challenge over at Sweet Stampin. Debbiexx

Caroljenks said...

This is gorgeous and I just LOVE those snowflakes - amazing colours too :)

Thanks for joining us over at Top Tip Tuesday this week for our 'Let it Snow' Challenge.
Don't forget if you link a Top Tip you could win our Top Tipper prize too! See TTT for how.

Hope to see you again next week :)

Carol x

Wendy said...

WOW This is absolutely gorgeous, love it....Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week.
Wendy xx

Caroljenks said...

Just realised I hadn't thanked you for that amazing Top Tip on your stunning snowflakes!!! So sorry - thanks for joining in and linking your Top Tip :)

Carol x TTT

Karen Hasheck said...

Lovely card for winter and the holidays! Love the snowflakes and everything! thanks for sharing it with us at Send a Smile 4 Kids and Happy Holidays!

Dee's Craft Room said...

Great card, love those snowflakes.

Thanks for joining in with all the fun at Crafty Boots Challenge.


Frances said...

Love the color combination! your snowflakes are great and that image so cute. hugs, Frances.

* Shell B.* said...

Fabulous card, love all the embellishments that you used!

Glad to have you join us this week for the challenge at CGI....hope to see you back soon!


Caroline Rawcliffe said...

A lot of work has gone into this card, Mary. Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady

Pamela said...

Beautiful colours you have used and I love the image. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Pam x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Fab card, love the image & the colour combo is great!

Thank you for sharing with us this week over at Crafty Sentiments, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Lisa Jane said...

wowee what a gorgeous card - i love the colour combo and the fab snowflakes
Thanks for joining us at LCI this week
Lisa x

Michelle Quinno said...

So pretty, Mary! And your snowflakes were amazing in person!!!

Tina said...

beautiful beautiful beautiful..lovely details and colors...thansk for sharing at cupcake inspirations this week

sweetie dt

Rainbow Lady said...

Gorgeous card Mary.... we have lots of snow ice and freezing temperatures so lucky you. Thanks for sharing
Love Cynthia x

Rene said...

This is GORGEOUS! Absolutely stunning! Thank you so much for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations this week! Good luck!
Rene :D

Ann Whitfield said...

This is fabulous Mary, I love the colour scheme. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Darlene said...

LOVE the color combination! Awesome job! Thanks so much for joining our "No Business Like SNOW Business" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!

Shelly's Images DT

Kathy and Lucky said...

This is beautiful and sweet all in one. Thanks for joining us at Stamps R Us.

Shelby said...

Love those blues and purples together and your snowflakes are out of this world! Thanks for joining us at Send a Smile 4 Kids.


Unknown said...

This is soooo beautiful Mary! And I really do love your have really inspired me! :)
Thanks for entering our 'Lots of Sparkle' challenge at Ooh La La!
Lizy DT x

Kozmik said...

Great card thanks for with us at sweetstampin xxkozmikxx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card, I like the colours, Thanks for joining in with us at The Craft Garden this month.
Kevin xx

Unknown said...

Beautiful! Love the snowflakes and dimension. Thanks for joining in on the Tuesday Throwdown this week.

NanaConnie said...

This one knocks my socks off, Mary! Fabulous wintry colors. Thanks for joining us in the challenge at Cooking It Up with Katie this time. Remember, it's going to run until January 2 and you can enter a total of 3 times in December. Hope to see you again. Merry Christmas.
NanaConnie DT Chef

Clare Lloyd said...

simply stunning. thanks for joining us @ CCAYR.x

Claire said...

Gorgeous card, Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ann's and good luck
Claire xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Great card, Love the snowflakes, Thanks for playing on Crafty Sentiments this week , Hazelxox

Shannon White said...

OMGosh! This is just Too Darned CUTE!! 8-) Love your Sweet LOTV snowman & All the Fab snowflakes too! 8-)


Lin said...

Wow, I love the poppy colours here, just gorgeous.

Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley for our sparkle challenge.


Jenny said...

A stunning card and colour scheme. I love those snowflakes.
Thanks for joining Papertake Weekly.

Pami said...

Gorgeous colours Mary! Love the snowflakes and the little charms, beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us at LCI this week, good luck! Pami x

Lisa Minckler said...

This is absolutely STUNNING!!!
Your Christmas cheer and inspiration just pops off this card. :) Wonderful creation!
Lisa xx

Thank you so much for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday!
Come by and visit us next week. We'd love to see you again!

Heather "Hev" said...

Wow this is beautiful :)

Thanks for playing last week at Incy Wincy and please check to see if you are our winner or Top 3 :)

Please join in this weeks challenge


Unknown said...

Hi Mary, Your beautiful creation is our Silver Medal Award winner this week at Shelly's Images. Please visit our Blog for all the details and for your silver medal award badge.

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

You have made a lovely card which fits our challenge well. Thanks for taking part in Crafty Ann's Challenge this fortnight and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Crafty Ann's Design Team xxx PS Wishing you and your family a Happy Christmas and all the very best for 2012

Borqna said...

Congratulations on a wonderful card!
Congratulations on your the prize!

Hazel said...

Hi Mary

What a fabulous card - I love it.

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a very Happy New Year.

Hazel x

Hazel said...

Hi Mary

What a fabulous card - I love it.

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a very Happy New Year.

Hazel x

Lucianna Dilsaver said...

Such a beautiful card, I love all your wonderful details and your fabulous color choice! Thanks so much for sharing it with us @ SAS 4 Kids and I wish you the best of holidays :)

Tammy (LaDiva) said...

Stunning card!!!! Your colors and snowflakes are amazing!! Thanks so much for playing with us at By The Cute & Girly’s Let It Snow challenge and good luck!

Tammy, BTC&G DT from Créations LaDiva :) xx

Cathie Rigby said...

Amazingly beautiful!!! Your work is outstanding....thank you for the inspiration. Cathie

Michelle Quinno said...

Happy Birthday, Mary!!! Hope you enjoyed the holidays!