Sunday, December 7, 2014

It's a Snowflake Challenge at Addicted to Stamps with It's Cold Outside Tilda!

Hello Dearest Readers,

Are you as busy as can be preparing for the upcoming holiday? I am trying to do all I can as quickly as I can! I seem to crash and burn about 10:00 PM! Then, I get up and become a "whirling dervish" all over again! And so it goes, day after day. I love this time of the year, though. I love the cold temperatures and the rain/snow that we get moreso in the winter.

Well, today is a new challenge at the Addicted to Stamps Challenge Blog! I hope you will join our new challenge. Our challenge theme is


How fun is that? It's hard to think winter during the summer months, but those of us in the Northern Hemisphere are thinking, or even experiencing, snow! Here is my design which I hope will provide some inspiration!

All right, I'll say it - maybe I overdid the snowflakes! LOL. I just couldn't stop! LOL! For my card, I used Magnolia's It's Cold Outside Tilda. I added some mulberry paper "fur" around Tilda's cuffs and collar. The background stamp is one I've had for years and years. I thought it would make a perfect scene for my first frame card. I added lots of die cuts rich with snowflakes as well as clear rhinestones, snow-tex, and a snowflake charm. The cluster in the lower right features sparkly white jingle bells along with real pine cones, flowers, and a sparkly ribbon. Here are some closeups.

The inside has been finished to match the front. It took some courage to do a card in a teal color rather than the traditional Christmas colors. Sometimes, it's good to take chances.

Well, if you have any questions, just ask! I hope you like my card!

I am so, so glad that you stopped by. I hope you will return again very soon!




Marlies said...

A gorgeous card Chris with lots of lovely snowflakes! Beautiful made! hugs, Marlies

Janie Printz said...

I absolutely LOVE it Chris ... When I clicked on it 1st thing this morning I just went WOW !!! Love the colors & if that's your 1st frame card I hope you have more coming as it's wonderful. All the snowflakes are beautiful & the whole card simply glows ... Love it !!!
hugs from Arizona,

RitaK said...

Oh, what can I say? This card is just stunning and beautiful and lovely.... And I can`t stop looking at all the detail, just love it Chris ;-)

Céline said...

oh my Chris this card is absolutly fabulous!

Shawn said...

Wow Chris, This is absolutely stunning. I ADORE her muff, very clever. I don't think you can ever over do snowflakes. They always look lovely and lacy. It is easy to see the love you poured into your card. PS I LOVE teal. hugs xxx

Ruth Ann Hunter said...

There isn't any words that better says what a gorgeous card this is but WOW! My good friend Janie made sure I saw this wonderful card, absolutely love the colors and all the dies are truly outstanding. Looking forward to seeing more of your creations. hugs, Ruth Ann

Beth Norman said...

Truly a stunning piece. I love all those snowflakes and the teal colour. Love how you added dimension to the cuffs.

Danoesja said...

Hi Chris, i wish we have the winter effect here now thats on your beautiful card.
I wish you a very merry christmas and a happy creative new year.
Hugs, Danoesja