Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Let It Snow!

Yes, my friends!! It has happened again...even better and more than last time! Snow, snow, and more snow, and I'm a very happy camper! Not that I plan on camping anytime soon, mind you! lol I just seem to be VERY excited about the snow this year! Although some people around here don't seem to share my enthusiasm...those people being the ones that have to drive in it, shovel it, and traipse through it! ;o)
In honor of the beautiful snow I felt the need to create a snow themed card! For this card I used a wonderful image I received from my sweet friend Joy, at Art Angels Designs. I used a great sketch that Dunja did over at the Cards and More Challenge Blog.
Here is the sketch:

Here is my card!

Materials Used:
Papers: Basic Grey - Eskimo Kisses, Recollection  Cardstock;
Punches: Stampin' Up - Modern Label,
WRMK - Corner Chompers;
MM Slice Design Card: FaLaLa;
Stamp: CTMH - Snow Flurries;
Ink: Stampin' Up - Soft Suede;
Image: Gift from Joy - Art Angels Designs;
Prismacolor Pencils and OMS;
Stickles: Cotton Candy, Diamond;
Pearls: Ranger Liquid Pearls - White Opal;
Sizzix Texture Plate: Snowflakes.

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Linking Up To:

Cards and More - Challenge #67 - Sketch - HERE

Finally, here are some photos of my back yard. The sun peeked out just as I picked up my was the only time it showed up all day! Isn't that fun? 

I think perhaps the residents of this house moved out in disgust! lol You can see that it's a very wet and heavy snow...perfect for snowballs! I'm sending some to a few of you, and you know who you are! Enjoy! :o)


Creations by Shirl said...

Aw Nancy this is so adorable... love all the snow you created with those liquid pearls and the sparkly effects on that cute snowman..
TFS - enjoy your evening~

Trish and Treasure said...

Love her ice skates!!! and wow what a backyard... it's like heaven to look at, lucky you having such an amazing view!!!I just love SNOW!!!!!!
Hugs Trish xx

Tracy said...

SPLAT!!! oomph Ya got me! LOL I just love the look of the snow on the trees. It makes everything look so pristine. I think your card is a beautiful interpretation of the real thing. Big snowy wet hugs! :-)

Geri said...

Oh, this is a sweet one...I think that gal shares your excitement for the snow...and I don't blame either one of you! The Fall has been so beautiful...I'll hate to see it end, but I do love the snow and so do my kids...I'm right there with ya! Your pictures look glad you shared them! Stay warm, my dear!

Daen'Ys said...

This is super cute! Beautiful winter scene, ...adorable card!
Your photos are beautiful, I love these snowy landscapes.

Angie Bächi said...

hahaha... got your snowball right in the neck....brrrr hihihihi :D *throwing back one to you*. Your pretty card really shows up your winter joy :) Thought I do not really love cold and wet weather, I kinda love to play virtually around in your beautyful snowy garden. Thank you so much for taking part at our Cards Und More Challenge. Absolutely apreciate seeing you playing with us continuously. I'm sending a bunch of hugs your way...

Sabrina Chaoskueken said...

A really lovely winter card!

Thank you for joining us at Cards and More :)

xx Sabrina

TLady said...

TOO CUTE Nancy!!!!!! :) The snow IS PRETTY!!!!!!!!!! :) AND your posts are GREAT TO READ!!!!!! (I like snow too when I don't have to go out in it! Are you throwing one of those snowballs my way??? I'm DUCKING!!!!!! :) )
THANKS for visiting!!!!!!!! :)

marion said...

Lovely pictures and such a cute card, thanks for joining us at Cards und More, I hope we will see you again next time. Hugs, Marion

Dunja Dücker said...

Wow sweetie, thank you for showing the pictures. I've waited after your email :)) It looks heavenly. The snowball fight can begin :)) The blizzard brought heavy snow to you, great for the kids. Less fun for the drivers, right? You sit in the warm and have a great view.
Your card is adorable. She is building the snowman with the snow that is up to you. ha-ha

Have a great weekend my friend.

Biggest Hugs
Dunja xx

Dunja Dücker said...

Ohh i forget something: Thank you very much for playing with us at the Cards und More Challenge this time again :))

Huuuuugs Dunja

Friday said...

Great image, nancy. Great card too. Im one of those people that may have to drive in the snow and I hate it. However, I do love when I don't have to. It's so pretty to watch fall. Can you find my creative drive for me? I can't see to locate it. haha!! Have a great day!! Hugs!

Holly said...

oh, oh, ohhhhh it is sooooo beautiful! I hope you enjoy every inch of the white glitter! Don't you just love how it sparkles.

Kreatives von Andrea said...

Hello my friend Nancy!

What wonderful photos. Many thanks to you, that we may share in the great snow splendor.

Your card is fantastic. A really nice winter card. Great how you put everything together and designed, I like it very well.

Thanks also for your very dear love and good wishes. Unfortunately, it is even better not still .....

I wish you a nice weekend, big hug your Andrea

alexandra s.m. said...

Gorgeous pictures and card!
You really got a lot too ;-)

TFS Nancy <3

Cindy Haffner said...

ADORABLE image Nancy!!~

Jonia said...

How beautiful your backyard is. I love those photos and I love your card! Gorgeous my friend!

Jennifer said...

Love the snow! and I love snowmen! and with snowmen do come snowballs! hehehe Beautiful card Nancy!
Love the pics of your yard!

Nathaly said...

Hi Nance, you're kidding me? What a snow!!! We are obviously not living in the same part of the world :-)Lovely snow themed card, by the way. Nathaly

Sandy said...

So not ready for snow but I love the pictures and the card is just lovely.

~Tammy~ said...

Your pictures are gorgeous! Wow! I can't say I would be one to share your enthusiasm either! Ha! I'm a solar power tropical girl! I love how it looks. Just don't like the cold or getting out in it! I'm from Florida and I lived in Hawaii for 9 years! Ha! It sure is beautiful!

Speaking of...I love your card! It's so darling! Perfect to go with those pics! :-)

mamawcindy said...

Your Card is so Pretty and Love seeing the Snow Pictures. I Love Snow If I don't have to get out in it. Thanks for Sharing! :0)

Embellishments5453 said...

Hey Nancy, hubby and I drooling over the beautiful snow, so pretty! Your card is so cute!
Hugs, Steff

Susan M said...

Hi Nancy, your yard looks so beautiful! Can't say I am too keen on cold weather though after all those years living in a hot climate! Your card is beautiful, the snowflakes are really pretty. Makes me want to get out my old snowflake die!