Friday, August 6, 2010

Winter Wonderland - An Easel card with sparkle and shine!

Hello friends!

Gosh - it's Friday again!!  I have had such a busy week entertaining unexpected guests, sleepovers, playdates etc. that Friday is here and my UK guests arrive in 7 hrs and I haven't even started the cleaning yet - yikes!!!  To make matters worse I've woken up with a stinker of a headache too - it must be the heavy humidity we've been having.

Anyways, here's my card for the Winter Wonderland challenge this week which is set by the lovely Janet.  She is asking us to make an easel card with sparkle & shine.  We are sponsored this week by Robyn's Fetish Stamps - unfortunately my printer is playing silly buggers and won't co-operate so I was unable to use one of their images for my card.  I did, however, use this gorgeous sleigh stamp from The Stamp Barn on these fabulous sparkly papers (sorry, can't remember who the papers are by).  I punched out lots of blue sparkly snowflakes with my trusty MS punch and added some white glittery floss to the side embossed panel.  Sentiment is from The Stamp Barn too.  I coloured the sleigh in very subtly with Weathered Wood distress ink and added some glamour dust as snow on the ground.  I'm also entering this card into Cute Card Thursday challenge 'Whateva' and Simon Says Stamp 'Sing It Baby' (Jingle Bells).
So there you have it!  I hope you're able to pop on over to Winter Wonderland and check out the rest of my teamies fabulous creations this week.  And even better, join in with the challenge and get going on those christmas cards!!

Thanks for stopping by for another visit - I appreciate all your visits so much and will do my best to return the favour and comment when I get a chance.  I honestly don't like not having enough time to visit my favourite blogs and admire all the gorgeous handiwork  :(

Enjoy your Friday and have a wonderful weekend!

Danielle x


Miria said...

Hi, Danielle. This card is super! I like the stamp, the colours and the papers you used. I'll join you for sure at WW. Have a nice weekend withuour guests. Hugs. Miria

Cheryl said...

Beautiful,love the colours,snowflakes and sleigh!!! Have a wonderful weekend!!
Hugs xx

Tara said...

WOWZERS! This is a stunner Danielle. really festive and I adore the soft, icy colours!
Enjoy your guests won't you, us UK peeps are a nice lot you know, lol!
Hugs Tara xx

Linda said...

What a gorgeous card
hugs Linda

Jodie from Oz said...

Danielle, your card is so elegant, love the colours and papers. Hugs Jodie from Oz

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Danielle,
This is a fantastic card. I love the colours and the image is brilliant. Great card.
Fiona x

dolcreations said...

Danielle..with all that is going on in your household how were you able to find time to make such a beautiful card!!! I so love the vintage feel you gave the sled!! I love the paper and the snowflakes and the adorable ribbon! I really hope I am on your Christmas list! Don't you worry about the house being clean...I bet your guests will be so excited to see you and family they will not even notice!!!!! Hope the headache goes soon..must be the sudden change in temps!!! She is quite cool today!!!

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Hi Danielle sounds like you have a very busy time. This is a gorgeous card. Love all the snowflakes. Have a lovely time with your visitors. Marianne x

Sue said...

Hi Danielle
gorgeous card, luv the colour,super image, gota have sparkle on Christmas, sue,x

downrightcrafty said...

It is always lovely to have so many friends and family and to have guests visit and enjoy each others company, but I think we all appreciate how busy it can get. Hope your printer decides to play nice for you soon but I do love this image and the card is just perfect with all those snowflakes, hope you have a great weekend teamie with your company
Kate xx

Irena said...

Gorgeous card.

Delphine said...

Gorgeous card, Danielle! Wonderful colours, gorgeous papers & snowflakes and I love all the sparkle! Have a great weekend. Hugs Delphine xx

Rufus said...

Pretty card!! That's what you get for being so popular! Enjoy your weekend with your guests.

bernietom47 said...

This card is stunning! I love the stamp, the colors and the papers you used. Those sparkly snowflakes are gorgeous.
HUgs & Blessings, Bernie

Nina said...

Hi Danielle!! Sure have miss you! Hope all is well with you and of course I had to look around it has been way too long! Lovely stuff as always, love that 2 peas in a pod card, super cute, but then they all are! We are having a tea party blog hop next week come join us for some fun and if you have time help me spread the word. I also have a really cute freebie next week you might want to snag.... stop by and see us some time... I do miss you! have a great day!

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Danielle,I love the image and your papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

kandistar said...

Ohhh so pretty love the blues, this card is beautiful, comme visit me, I've started to post again!
*Hugs* Candace

Rachel said...

WOW!!! Danielle what a beautiful card!love all that sparkle and shine and those color and paper choices are perfect!!!
Rachel :0)

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous and glittery love it. Have fun with your Jersey friends.


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