Friday, October 18, 2013

Winter Trees

Hello, everyone.  I made this Christmas card yesterday.  Although, now that I look at the sentiment, this could also be used for a Happy Winter card, but my intention is to use it for Christmas.

I used a beautiful digi from Gingerloft called "O Winter Trees" (you can see it here at the Stitchy Bear Outlet) that I won in a challenge - I just love it - so peaceful.  I printed it in blue and added Stickles to the branches and the snow.  I started with a white card base and added some die-cut snowflakes on the right.  These are brand new - my very generous BF Brian got me a whole bunch of die-cuts for my birthday - just what I wanted!  It's a week away but I got them early :-) Yay!!!    On the left I added an embossed snowflake panel and a snowflake sprig die-cut (another gift - thank you, Brian - so grateful for you.)  I mounted the digi on white and then blue cardstock and affixed to the card with foam tape.  Lastly I added a sentiment sticker.  Here are the supplies used:
  • Digi stamp:  Described above
  • Dies:  Memory Box - Snowflake Sprig, Lindeman Snowflake, Rizza Snowflake
  • Embossing folder:  Cuttlebug Snowflakes
  • Cardstock:  Recollections
  • Glitter glue:  Stickles Icycle
  • Sentiment sticker:  Dollarama
I would like to enter the following challenges:
2 Sisters #165 Anything Goes UE
4 Krafty Girls #4 Anything Goes 3E #1
Brown Sugar #64 Blue, Gray and White 2E #1
C.R.A.F.T. #229 Christmas 5E #1
Challenges 4 Everybody #31 Anything Goes UE 5E #4
Craft Your Passion Add Embossing 3E #1
Crafting by Designs Anything Goes UE
Crafty Creations Sparkle and Shine (used Stickles glitter glue) 2E #1
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Make it Square UE
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra October Anything Goes Christmas UE
Delightful Challenges Frame It 1E
Digi Stamps 4 Joy #78 Embossing (dry embossing using Cuttlebug) 3E #1
DL.ART Thankful Thursday October Linky Party Anything Goes UE
Just B Creative Crazy Oct. Linky Party Just Because/Anything Goes UE 1 per day
My Craft Creations Oct.7-19 Anything Goes UE
Oldie but a Goodie Spooky (the old items are the sentiment sticker, cardstock, and embossing folder) 3E #3
One Stitch at a Time Winter Wonderland (used image from Stitchy Bear Outlet) 3E #1
Penny's Paper-Crafty #149 Anything Goes 3E #3
{PIN}spirational Challenges Anything Goes (see photo below) 5E #3
Robyn's Fetish #181 Square Cards Only 3E #3
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Christmas/Happy Holiday
Sister Act (Cards Only) Anything Goes UE
Sweet Pea Stampers Sparkle and Shine (used Stickles glitter glue) 3E #1
Word Art Wednesday #102 Anything Goes with Uplifting Sentiment 5E #2

{PIN}spirational Challenges Inspiration Photo

Thank you for looking at my card - I enjoy your comments - have a wonderful day!


Hazel said...

Beautiful blues - love the image and the background - thanks for sharing for both CHNC challenges - hope to see more of your Christmas loveliness soon x

Ingrid Mason said...

Oh this is so beautiful Kitty - your image and the blue colouring is just so peaceful. Love the touch of sparkle on the branches and your dies are so elegant, I think this card is absolutely perfect as a Christmas card and someone will be very pleased to receive your beautiful work. Happy Birthday for next week, just in case your birthday arrives before you enter our next challenge :-) Good luck in our challenge this week. Ingrid xx (OSAAT Team)

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is a very beautiful christmas card Kitty.
Thanks for join us at DigiStamp4Joy.

Greetings karin DT member

Chris Hanselman said...

Love the die cuts. Great frame. Thanks for joining our Frame It Challenge at Delightful Challenges.


Unknown said...

I think that I shall never see a poem as lovely as a tree.....part of a poem by Bliss Carmen and very appropriate for this card. Gloriously beautiful.
Thank you for this entry.
Carole Robb Bisson
Word Art Wednesday
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Lisa Carroll said...

This is amazing! Love the frosty feel this has due to the colors and sparkle! :) Thanks for playing along over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

Deanne Saunders said...

Beautiful card!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
A Little Bit O' Paper

Mimi said...

Gorgeous creation, such beautiful colours with a real Winter Wonderland feel, just love it :) Good luck in this weeks OSAAT hun. Hugs Jane OSAAT DT

Jackie C said...

So lovely, great card. Thank you for entering at ds4j this time, good luck Hun. Jackie DT member.

Denise Goeldner said...

Beautiful embossed christmas card love blue hues and all the sparkles, thanks os much for joining us over at Craft your Passion
~ Denise DT ~

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Wonderful Wintry card creation. Especially like the added stickles. Thank you for entering OSAAT Ch#185 Winter Wonderland.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Today's Beautiful Moments - Tracey Fehr said...

This is so pretty and peaceful looking! That digi is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us at {Pin}spirational Challenges.
Tracey F., DT {Pin}spirational Challenges

Amy A said...

Amazing!! Just gorgeous! Dies are fabulous!Thank you for joining us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge this week. 

Amy ~DT

Amy A said...

As I mentioned before, ♥ this card!!Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Passion Challenges this week. 

Amy ~DT

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

Oh Kitty...this card is simply the glitter and the beautiful blues you used. Thanks for sharing at OSAAT. Good Luck.
Lynn, DT Member OSAAT

TeePees Handmade Cards said...

Fantastic make! Thank you so much for joining us over at the 4 krafty girlz challenge blog this fortnight!
Best of Luck!
Toni-Marie DT xxxxx

Unknown said...

lovely card Kitty. love the embossing and the die cuts. The blues of the digi make it a lovely crisp winter card. well done lovely job. Many thanks for joining in with us this week at OSAAT and i hope you will join us again soon. Anita DT

Donna Ellis said...

This is beautiful, Kitty! Your coloring and shading in the digi image is magical! Beautiful card. hugs, de

Unknown said...

This is gorgeous thanks for joining us at brown sugar

Unknown said...

Thanks for joining in at One Stitch At A Time this week
Hugs katie x

Planetsusie said...

This is so cool and frosty - it gave me the shivers just looking at it!!! I love the blue you have chosen and the background is wonderful. Can I borrow your BF please?? Happy birthday by the way.

So pleased you have played along at OSAAT this week.

Hugs to you Sue Pxxx DT member

mags said...

A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges and good luck.

Lozzy said...

What a gorgeous Christmas card, love your design and the colours...Thank you for joining us at Sweet Pea Stampers and hoping you would like to join us again soon.Good luck in draw..Hugs Lozzy x

Unknown said...

Brrrrrrrrrrrrrr, Kitty, such a "Frosty, Fabulous" card my lovely friend xxx

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Pea Stampers

Unknown said...

Gorgeous C-mas card! I love the colors and the sparkles! Thank you for playing along with Sweet Pea Stampers "Sparkle and Shine". Good luck and we hope to see you again! Sylvia, DT-member Sweet Pea Stampers

Desire Fourie said...

This is a wonderful creation with great details and perfect for our ‘EMBOSSING WET or DRY’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
{Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

ursula Uphof said...

Gorgeous winter tree card. Love the colours
Thank you for joining our challenge at
Digistamps4Joy this week and good luck.. Ursula Uphof DT member

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a lovely card you have made. Thanks for taking part in the Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge this month of “sparkle and shine” and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Sweet Pea Stampers Design Team xxx

Anonymous said...

Such a beautiful card.The shades of blue you've chosen are beautiful and I love the sparkle.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
Lisa x

Krafty Kows said...

Lovely Christmas card. Thank you for joining us at CRAFT this week. Jeanette

Unknown said...

Thanks for playing in our challenge at
Good luck and we hope to see you again.
DS4J DT Lindsay

stampqueen said...

Beautiful tree!!! Looks very sparkly!!! Thanks for joining us this time at Sweet Pea Stampers and good luck in the drawing!!!

Asmah Zainal Abidin said...

What a beautiful winter scene KT. I love the surrounding as I don't get to see this in my part of world. Beautiful embossing and pretty dies. Thank you for playing along with us at DigiStamps4Joy and we hope to see you again.
[DS4J DT Member]
[Qinaahana Arts And Crafts ~ My Personal Blog]

Hazel said...

I'm back again to thank you for sharing your lovely card for the Sweet Pea Stampers 'sparkle and shine' challenge, Hazel, DT x

Denise @ kc242 said...

What a fabulous card. Love your design. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Delightful Challenges!
Delightful Challenges DT

Tricia G. said...

Such a cute card!!! Thank you for joining us at Sister Act Card Challenge!

Helen said...

Beautiful card!
Thanks for playing at Oldie but a Goodie!
Helen x