Thursday, 6 December 2012

Pass me a blanket!

My goodness it's COLD!!! We've missed the snow that has dropped in a lot of places but we've had sleet, hailstones and the wind chill factor is unbelievable - glad to be here in the craftie space with all the heaters on!
Have been busy finishing a couple of things -  which I will share over the next few days and today's share is a bit of a change for me... this is the first time I have used Kraft card stock! Can you believe it???? No idea why I've never used it before - have made several Christmas cards with the pack I bought LAST YEAR (!!!) and I'm quite pleased!  

Which is more than I can say for this picture.... pleased I am NOT! But the light here has been so bad lately, it's really difficult to get a decent photo.

And because the photo is not the best the 'snow' doesn't show up at all well. The card used has glittered spots all over it and it's really sparkly... I just tore the edges and layered it using foam pads. You'll all have to believe me when I tell you it looks quite good 'in real life'!

Snowflakes are all embossed with WOW White embossing powder. Reindeer was stamped with Versamark as was the sentiment.
Ribbon from stash.

Challenges -
Crafty Creations - Winter
Divas by design - Snow Scene
Inky Impressions - Snow/Winter
Perfect Sentiment - Let it Snow
Holly Jolly - Bingo - Snow/Reindeer/Glitter
SOS - Snow theme
Cupboard Trilogy - Frosty Winter

Thanks for visiting me today - off for a hot drink to warm me up! x


Caroline said...

Beautiful Christmas card the layout and design is gorgeous. Caroline xxx

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Lovely Christmas card Viv

jacqui x

June Nelson said...

OOOh I love this and I love how you have used the kraft card too hunnie bunnie its just so beautiful love it xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Stamps and Paper said...

Fabulous card, I live Kraft card and lie your Christmas scene


Vicky said...

A great card using craft, so simple but so effective!! Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions challenge this week

hugs Vicky xxx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Viv, I like the raindeer image the snow and snowflakes.
Kevin xx

sassy said...

its very beautiful....and loving the kraft card was only thinking of trying it the other day love sassxxxxx

Meggymay said...

Great design, love your card and the reindeer.

Fleur said...

Gorgeous ♥
HUGZ Fleur xXx

Zoe said...

I love this! Thank you for playing along with us at The Cupboard Trilogy challenge, good luck Hun Zoe DT xxx

Netty said...

Terrific card Viv and loving the snow layers. Have never used Kraft card either, mainly because was never sure how best to use it. Thank you for the inspiration. Annette x

Sharon said...

This is gorgeous. The reindeer is lovely and love the CAS effect of the Kraft card and the snow effect.
Thank you for sharing this with us at Diva's by Design.
Hugs Sharon. x

Monica said...

I believe that it looks even lovelier in real life, Viv. It is such an unusual Christmas card... Kraft looks good rather it looks great. I like the hand tearing.

scottish crafter said...

Hi Viv, love the snowflakes and reindeer, great card.

Wilma x x

Jules said...

Hi Viv

Your photograph looks brilliant from where I am sitting .. .. as does the whole card.

Love that reindeer.

Hope you are allowed to stay snug and warm again today too.

Have a good day.

Love Jules xx

Caz said...

Beautiful card Viv, love it.
Caz x

coops said...

wow this is gorgeous viv.really stunning design and the kraft is fab :D

xx coops xx

Viv said...

It's a fabulous card Viv, I have still to use any kraft card. I do love it, just not got around to using it yet.This card looks great suing it, super cute reindeer too :) Viv xx

Paper Junkie said...

For someone who says they don't like Christmas, you make some cracking cards! Recently found your blog and love your style. X

Shelby said...

Great Christmas card and love how you've done the snow drifts! I'll send some of our heat wave weather your way.


Judy McKay said...

Great card. Love your winter scene.
Thank you for joining us at Holly Jolly's Bingo challenge this week.

Margreet said...

Your card is so the reindeer in the snow and your flakes are fab..thanks for playing with Divas by Design!
xxx Margreet

Jane Songhurst said...

Lovely card, that torn paper technique really works well for the appearance of snow.
Thank you for joining us over at The Cupboard Trilogy challenges & good luck
Jane xx

xxbella71xx said...

What a great card. Thanks for joining us with our challenge over at The Cupboard Trilogy Challenge Blog

Stella xx

Meighan Wheller said...

Love how you have created the snow Viv. wonderful reindeer. Great card and perfect for our challenge at Holly Jolly. Thanks for sharing with us. Regards Meighan

Deena said...

Thanks for joining in the "holiday" challenge at Shopping our Stash this week! This card is fabulous and elegant! love it!

Carla said...

What a beautiful and elegant card. Love it. Thanks so much for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

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Vickie ODell said...

You've created an amazing snowy scene with that cute deer stamp and embossed snowflakes. Just perfect for our challenge. Keep warm! Thank you for sharing your card with us at The Perfect Sentiments challenge.

lyn clark said...

A really beautiful card and I love the use of craft.thank you for entering the craft cupboard challege blog good luck
lyn clark DT

Carrie Robinson said...

Oh wow I love this!! Thanks for sharing with us at Inky Impressions xx

Blue Daisy said...

Love this! Great colours, layout and a real feeling of winter! Thanks for taking part in the Cupboard Trilogy Challenge!

Tracy x [DT]