Friday, July 2, 2010

Winter Wonderland - Punch it Out!

Hi there!

I hope you are all keeping well and thankful it's Friday and the start of another weekend!  We celebrated Canada Day here yesterday and whilst it was a pretty quiet and uneventful start to the day, it unfortunately ended with quite distressing neighbourhood news.   It seems apparent that kids were letting off firecrackers by a house currently under construction and the next thing it's up in flames and two homes are completely destroyed with a third badly damaged.  Thankfully noone was hurt but the damage is estimated at $1million!  I can't begin to tell you the feelings you get when this happens just down the street from you and your kids witness it too.  I've had a gazillion questions to deal with from my boys to assure them that we and our house are safe.

Anyhow, let's move onto the business of the day which is my DT card for the new Winter Wonderland challenge which begins today and for which I'm host.  I chose to Punch it Out!  So let's see you pull out your punches and die cuts and create something christmassy!

I decided to go with a white card - I've seen so many around blogland lately and have admired them greatly.  So I thought I would give it a try and really love the result.  I used my cricut to die cut the trees and the reindeer and an MS pine needle border punch along the bottom.  I wanted to emboss the trees with different designs to make them stand out from eachother.  As much as I tried to go with all white I had to add a pop of colour somewhere so decided to add the punched word JOY in red cardstock.  Do you like it?   A sheer white organza ribbon adds a final touch.

I sure hope you're able to join in our challenge this week which is sponsored by the generous Nikki from Bunny-Zoe Crafts where there's a fabulous prize up for grabs.  The DT have some marvellous inspiration for everyone too!

Thanks for stopping by today - your visit is very much appreciated as is every comment that you leave!  I hope you all enjoy a wonderful day and whatever you're doing and wherever you are - please stay safe!

Danielle x


Dot said...

Your card is just beautiful, love it.
hugs Dorte

Clare *Littlebear* said...

Hi Danielle,
Your card is stunning. The white on white is so sophisticated.
What terrible news - thank goodness no-one was hurt.
Clare x

Linda said...

What a gorgeous card
hugs Linda

Olga said...

very sad news, hate it for all concerned, your white card is fantastic!!!!! Love the way you embossed the tress.

dolcreations said...

This has to be the most beautiful card all in white. Wowzers Danielle. I never realized what you could do with that circuit love the embossing and the whole card done in white, with that gorgeous ribbon.So darn pretty.

KanataNewf said...

What a lovely card Danielle - and the red is a perfect touch. So sorry to hear the news of the fire in your neighbourhood. We heard firetrucks late yesterday afternoon - I'm guessing they were responding to this fire!

Tanya Rudd said...

Oh my, that is so scary! I love your precious card Danielle, all that embossed white.

Danielle Champagne said...

I do love your card, Danielle. Very nice work, very imaginative. The white gives a spectacular look. Just love the different embossing patterns used together.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

OMG Danielle, that fire looks scary. Thankfully nobody was hurt.

Gorgeous card. I love the white ones too, they make a change but the spot of red is just perfect. Marianne x

Rachel said...

Gorgeous card Danielle, i love all the white with the embossing sooo elegant!!

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Danielle,
Your card is beautiful and I hope you are having a great holiday.
I'm glad nobody was injured in that fire.
Fiona x

downrightcrafty said...

wow you are having some unusual things going on around you at the moment, hope no one was hurt.

Love this card,using my favorite snowflake embossing folder and that reindeer is great. The words are so perfect. So classy
Hugs Kate xx

stampinfrog said...

Danielle your white on white card is so stunning!Love the embossing and the red sentiment is perfect!
I am so glad no one was hurt in this blaze!
Have a great weekend!

Mandy said...

hi Daniellle,
Such sad news.... all those poor people losing their homes,at least no one was thought and prayers are with them...I love your white theme card...the red Joy is just right..A beautiful card...
mandy xx

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Danielle.

Hugs Riet.xx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Danielle, it must have been distressing for you to see those houses going up in smoke, but Im glad to hear no one was hurt. Love the card by the way, all those embossed papers have done a fabulous job. With love and hugs Shirleyxxx

Rosie said...

Oh Danielle what a worrying time it must have been for you all. Hope all is ok now?

Beautiful card. Just love how you have used the embossing to make each tree different. Like your touch of red for the word Joy.
Hope you have a good weekend. Rosie x

Sharon said...

I love this card Danielle. The white on white effect is stunning and very elegant. I'm so glad to hear nobody was hurt but it must have been a very frightening event to witness.

debby4000 said...

Stunning card Danielle, beautiful details.
What an awful fire.

bernietom47 said...

Sorry to hear about the fire. This might be a good time to have a fire drill and teach your children how to get out of the house safely and where to meet afterwards.
Love your card, it's beautiful.


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