Saturday, January 3, 2015

Winter romance


I am a creature of habit and ritual. I have this Penny Black stamp- Cuddle in Snow-circa 2005! Needless to say it has been retired, but not for me. This stamp gets pulled out and I make a Christmas card for my husband every year with it. It took him about 5 years to realize that I was using the same stamp ,just a new design. 

This year I paired the snow couple with a new landscape dies and a Tim Holtz snow fall embossing plate. To add shimmer I used glitter paper for one hillside and added glitter to the snowfall. I kept the card clean and simple and surprisingly sentiment-less.

Since one of my New Year plans was to enter more challenges, I am entering George's card in a few challenges. 
My girls at Just Us Girls have word theme this week- Winter. My card is all about winter!


The Friday Mashup has a winter theme with snowflakes.


Curtain Call has a photo inspiration with the theme of Winter Wonder. My colors might not be those rustic creams and browns but the card is all about the "wonder of a winter romance".


 Allsorts is looking for cold and frosty colors. I think my card looks and feel cold and frosty.



Lastly CAS on Sunday have a few weeks left for a Christmas challenge


It's fun to be stamping for no good reason and I hope to be able to show you all lots of cool things over the next year.  I am presently working on Valentine cards and will show off some in the next month.

Be sure to check out these challenge sites and show off what you are doing.


15 comments:

Vicki Dutcher said...

Such a super sweet card! Those snowpeople are just CUTE! Thanks for joining in at JUGS!

Sharyn Polesel said...

Your cute little snow people are adorable! Love the frosty feel of this sweet card. Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!

Gerry said...

This is sooooo super sweet. I love that stamp and definitely think I need that ef

brenda said...

A gorgeous creation Sue and absolutely perfect for our cold and frosty theme, thanks so much for joining in at Allsorts this week.

B

Loll Thompson said...

Your card is so adorable Sue! Love the fact that it took your hubby a while to figure out you were giving him cards using the same image ... funny! :) My hubby would be the same. Although I have started to quiz him after we talk cards, so he knows he has to pull out his "A" game when we talk art :) Anyways, love the CAS design, sweet snow couple and the glitter added to the snowhill and falling snow. All togeher, a gorgeous CAS card with lots of interest and lots of white space ... my favourite!

Amy Sheffer said...

Awww, sweet as can be! Thanks for joining us at the Curtain Call!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Sue, this is such a sweet scene! Those cuddly snowpeople are adorable and I love that snowy embossing plate. Thanks for coming back and playing along with us at JUGS!

Judy Woodland said...

LOVE all that texture, and those snowpeople are so STINKIN' cute! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Just Us Girls!!

Simply Sara Stampin' said...

Oh goodness, what an adorable card! Love the layers, shimmer and dry embossing...too cute! Thanks for playing with us at the Friday Mashup.
Sara

Anja Curvers said...

This is such an adorable card love the design love the image, great, great. Glad you joined us over at CAS on sunday.

Jo Channon said...

Love this! such a cute stamped image and perfect for your husband! It is also great for the Challenge this week at Allsorts, thankyou for joining in Jo x

Marisa said...

Such an adorable scene :) Darling card, Sue :) Thanks for joining us at the Curtain Call.

Tracey McNeely said...

Aww so sweet, love the EP background. Thank you for sharing with us at the Curtain Call!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a sweet card. love the cute snowmen and the shimmery snow. Thank you for playing along with us at the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge.

~amy~ said...

What an ADORABLE image! Love what you've done!
Thanks for joining us at Curtain Call - Winter Wonder!