Sunday, 20 November 2011

Dreaming Of A White Christmas

Are you all singing now as I have to say that the theme of our new challenge over at Fashionable Stamping Challenges certainly made me start singing (in my head though or I think my family would be throwing things at me!).
So there you have it, you can interpret Dreaming Of A White Christmas in any way you like and in my case it had to be a snowy scene as even at my age it still makes me excited to open the curtains in the morning to find a world turned white and pretty. It would be really lovely to have the view below from my window.
Also, a big welcome to our new fashionette Paula who does amazing and beautiful artwork and now on to my card.

There are 2 photos so that you can see some of the detail close up as I always find easel shaped cards quite hard to take a decent photo of. You may need to click on the pics to get the full glittery effect on the snow  and the big snowflake on the base.
The snowy village and the lovely sentiment come from a Papermania clear stamp set called Christmas Time and were both stamped with Memento black ink. I coloured the village scene with Promarkers and Prisma pencils and then inked the sky in very carefully with a sponge and Stormy Sky Distress ink. I added snow using Woodware Fluffy Stuff and glittered it after heating it to puff it up.
I made the paper for the base by stamping the smaller snowflake from the Artemio Art Impressions clear stamp set (it's the one used by Trish Latimer in the latest Craft Stamper and doesn't have a name on) on white card with Brilliance Pearlescent Ice Blue and Beige and Platinum Planet.
I made a border strip for the base with kraft card and silver card embossed with the Cuttlebug snowflakes folder. I cut out the sentiment with a Papermania die and inked the edges with the Stormy Sky.
I assembled the card as an oval easel shape as you see (cut with a Creative memories oval cutting set) and finished off with snowflakes (die cut with the Cuttlebug cut and emboss snowflake set and punched with a Woodware punch).

Do hop over to the challenge blog as the Design Team have made some fabulous and varied projects to inspire you and hopefully get you entering the challenge. You'll also find details of the lovely prize that our wonderful sponsor Marina of Cottage Crafts has generously provided.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:
Paper Pretties - Christmas with non traditional colours
Stampavie and More - Anything But Square
Paper Crafting Journey - Embossing
Crafty Catz - Snowflakes
Crafty Emma's Challenge - Snowflakes

Have a lovely Sunday,
Fliss xx


Enfys said...

This is lovely Fliss, really how I would love to see Christmas
En xx

Terry said...

I want to live in your village! Just love the homey feeling your created, the frosted roofs and the snowflake background! Wow!

Fiona said...

Absolutely delightful Fliss.

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Fliss, I love how you have the scenery on one part of the easel card, and the beautiful snowflakes on the base...just gorgeous...and the shimmery effect on the rooftops looks fantastic.
Dot x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful winter scene, great image and coloring. Love the glittering on the roofs.

Becky said...

Love the card Fliss love the scene.

Anonymous said...

A beautiful coloured village in this wintry landscape.
So lovely.

Brenda Brown said...

Oh Fliss you really have me dreaming of a white Christmas with this wonderful sparkly scene. I love the easel shape and the snowflake background on the base.
Enjoy your Sunday.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

craftattack said...

Lovely card, but you've got me singing, too! Valerie

Meggymay said...

Beautiful, I love the village scene, a perfect place to spend Christmas.
Yvonne x

Sandra said...

Beautiful easel card Fliss.
Sandra x

Yvonne Garner said...

Oh Fliss! A White Christmas indeed! The scene and how you coloured it is just a dream. So lovely. Best, Yvonne

Irene said...

A brilliant card Fliss, love the stamped snowflake paper, great colour combo.
Irene xx

Joanna King (aka Asia K) said...

Beautiful and magical scene, lovely seasonal feel. Love the snowflakes in the base of the card :). Hugs, Joanna xx

Sally H said...

Oh wow, Fliss! That is gorgeous! I love it!

carol said...

Beautiful card, thanks for joining us at CRAFTY CATZ x carol

Ellie said...

LOVE it! Gorgeous colors.....!
xxx Ellie

Mynnette said...

How fabulous!!!!! LOVE the glitter highlighting and the layered snowflake! :) This is beautiful!!!

Curlybear said...

Oh my word what an adorable creation the I love the design and layout and fabulous colour theme too...

Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz Snowflakes Challenge I hope you can join us again next week

Have a lovely day,
Good Luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget Crafty Catz DT :-)x

Terry said...

Well, your wonderful work is best for inviting at your village. The frosted roofs and the snowflake background are too good and the design also the layout are fabulous colour theme.
Farm Shed

Shirl said...

Such a pretty village scene, the colouring is fabulous Fliss. That hint of glitter on the roof tops is adorable.

Hugs Shirley x x

Aunty Sue said...

fab card thanks for joining Crafty Catz

Val said...

Wow - this is lovely - I would love to have a view like this - it was when I was a child - surrounded by countryside - but it is not so now!