Thursday, 14 February 2013

Christmas at Sweet Stampin - Snowflakes


 
Morning :) 
 
First of all a moan........ yesterday we had so much snow, and it fell heavy all day long.  Poor hubby got taken off the road by a gritter (which wasnt even gritting!) and its written our car off :(  Luckily no one was hurt, but it took him hours to get home, and now we have all the kerfuffle and rigmarole (Keith Lemon brought this word back into my vocabulary - lol)  of sorting out insurance, claims and a new car! Tut and Bah!
 
Anyway, my card today is for our new challenge over at Christmas at Sweet Stampin, where this month our theme is Snowflakes!  Our fabby sponsor is Funky Kits and they are giving the lucky winner 2 Gorjuss Girl stamps so a brilliant prize!
 
Now I would like to say this was my first attempt at colouring an image with DI re-inkers, but it wasnt - it was about the 8th attempt! LOL :)  But it is my first card made using them in this way though.  They will take a bit of practice I can see that now, and I think I need better brushes too.   The colours on this look much less dodgy IRL, but I am having a few probs with my wee digi-camera.
 
I stitched  MME papers onto cream DCWV card and used 2 different MS snowflake punches.  The dies are a mix of Cheery Lynn (tags) Marianne and spellbinders.  The laser cut snowflake was from very old stash and the wooden snowflakes were from Countryview Crafts.
 
Thanks so much for checking out my blog today, take care,  and I will catch you later :)
 

31 comments:

tilly's crafts said...

fabulous card Alison! love the DI colours - not really tried, but got a few pens to experiment with! just love the layout and die cuts. hope you get the car sorted soon - as long as no-one was hurt, but it's an extra hassle you can do without!
Kim x

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

LOVE that card, as per!

Sorry to hear about your hubby's accident. What a complete Pain In The You Know Where! Went thru a relatively easy claim last year and ended up with another car and that still took months to sort. You have my deepest sympathy for having to go thru the process.

Hugs
Sarn xxx

Paula (PEP) said...

So glad nobody was hurt. It sounds like you're having a bit of a tussle with a few things. I'd not have guessed you used the Distress Inks - it's so vibrant & has your usual hallmarks of highlights. How intriguing.
Love the colours & the your layering with the wood embellishing.
Take care midst it all.
Paula (PEP)

Sue - bearhouse said...

Oh, sorry to hear about what happened to your hubby. I hope you manage to get things sorted soon.

Your card is gorgeous. I love that cute image, your colouring looks fabulous to me. The papers and details are so beautiful too.
Take care
Sue xx

Desire Fourie said...

Alison this is just stunning. Love the little splashes of red.
Happy Valentines Day
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Olga said...

absolutley gorgoeus, love all the die cuttings and details!

Sonia said...

Happy Valentine's day^_^
Your card is fabulous and sweet my dear^_^
Big hug,
Sonia

Bea und Doreen said...

stunning card Alison.
HUgs
Doreen xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Love the deep red you have acheived with your DIs would not have thought it had been a struggle! Gorgeous card as always Alison. Sorry to hear about your card it is such a pain having to sort it all out and then you realise how much you need the blasted things!! x

Vee said...

So glad your Hubby wasn't hurt Alison such a pain when these things happen, hope you get it all sorted out asap. Must be one of those weeks,my Son had a smash on Sat, a car came on the roundabout when he was already on it and hit him side on, thankfully he and his GF were not hurt, car is in the garage to get repaired.
Fabulous Christmas card, I love all the dies and texture.
Take care
xx Vee

Lorraine said...

Sorry to hear about Hubby's accident but at least he's safe and well. I hope you get it all sorted out soon.
Your card is gorgeous. I love the colours and all the dies.
Lorraine x

Chris said...

Stunning card, as always!
Chris
x

KarinsArtScrap said...

lovely card you have made Alison.

glad your hubby is fine.

greetings karin

Dawn said...

Sorry to hear about your hubby's accident :( but glad he is alright.

Your card is gorgeous! Beautiful image and snowflakes. Love the papers too.

Hugs, Dawn

Sharon said...

This is gorgeous Alison. Love the cuter image and the papers and embellishments are scrummy.
Hugs Sharon. x

Claire said...

Sorry to hear about your car, how frustrating is that!? Love your card and again all the gorgeous detail. Hugs, Claire x

Annette said...

So glad that your hubster is ok, but I know what you mean about all the fuss in getting it sorted out, esp when it wasn't your fault. He'll be out in a new lorry tomorrow, but you have to wait to get your stuff sorted out. Not fair.

Love your card honey. Love the bright red on the white.
Annette
xx

cebelica said...

Your card is very beautiful! The image you used is very cute and I also like the snowflakes. hugs! xx

Theresa said...

Hi Alison, you may thing that your colors look dodgy, but they look amazing to me. Gorgeous card!! I love the pop of red.

I wish we had the snow. They said we would have some today, but all we got were flurries.

Take care and hugs to you,
Theresa

Marilyn said...

Glad the hubs is fine Alison!
I adore this image... so wistful and whimsical and then there are those fabulous embellies you've used... love those little snowflakes. The laser ones, I mean because this is so cute... there's snowflakes everywhere!

debby4000 said...

Love your beautiful, adorable card.
luv
Debby

June Nelson said...

Hiya Alison sweetie this is gorgeous, love it shug its so pretty,big huggies June xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Sue said...

Aww I'm so sorry to hear about your hubby's car accident Alison… glad that no-one was hurt… it sounds traumatic though… hope you can get a new car sorted out soon but expect there is loads of paperwork and claiming to do which is a right pain in the butt!! you need your car now!!
Your card is gorgeous hun! and your colouring is beautiful… it looks just perfect to me!! Love the fab papers and stitching … and the snowflakes are all stunning!!
Take Care and have a good weekend!
Love and hugs!
Sue xx

Inkypinkydelights said...

Oh Alison, this is fabulous! I am so sorry to learn of your current problems. Thank goodness no-one was hurt! Thank you too for your kind words on my Blog, especially regarding the Papercraft Essentials cards I made. This means so much to me. (HUG) We can catch up soon. Have a lovely weekend. Judy x

Lexie said...

Super stunning card Alison. So beautiful.

Sorry to hear about your hubby's accident. Glad he didn't get hurt and fingers crossed the insurance pays ups quickly and a new car is found asap.
xx

May said...

Gorgeous card Alison, Love that cute image & yummy papers...Wonderful design...

Glad to hear hubby is doing ok after accident.. Hope the new car is sorted soon.... Hugs May x x x

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mixamatoasties said...

Stunning card.

Hoping your DH ok now xxxx

Pauline said...

Just stunning alison! Lovely layers, and a very sweet image!

having a {me} day said...

Oh poor you! Having your car written off when it wasn't your fault. Hope you get it sorted. Loveyour beautiful Christmas card tho, even though I can't get my head around the Christmas card thing quite yet!! keeleyxx

Gail said...

Gee, you're my die queen hero! I LOVE diecuts but am terrible at putting them together on a projects. I'm going through your blog, pic by pic and taking notes so I remember how to do layouts with these beautiful dies. This is another outstanding card and it appears they are all just gorgeous!!! Hugs, Gail

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