Tuesday, 22 October 2013

What's with this snow?

Hello crafty friends. We are having some crazy weather here at the moment....today has seen sunshine, rain, sleet & heavy snow.....the lovely fall leaves that I posted a while back are now gone & my view is a little dreary. This is what I call the "yucky" time of year. The garden has been put to bed for the season, the leaves are gone & we don't have that beautiful layer of white snow covering the ground yet. While our winters here can be very cold they are also very bright & beautiful. On a sunny day the snow sparkles like diamonds. That said, I'm hoping the snow doesn't stay yet....it's way too early for winter!
I spent this weekend at a scrapbook/card making retreat & had such a wonderful time! The event ran from Fri. at 6:00pm until Sun. at 4:00pm & was crammed full of creating, laughing, learning, laughing, eating, laughing & meeting new friends oh, & more laughing! One of the classes offered was to make 5 vintage Christmas cards which I was happy to add to my "slowly" growing stash. I can hardly wait to go back next year!

So, my card for today is another birthday card & it is for a very dear friend & crafting buddy. Happy Birthday Gail! The adorable image is LOTV which I have colored with copics; dies are Spellbinders; sorry, but once again I'm not sure of the DP as it's from my "scraps bucket"; the pearls are Recollections & I printed the sentiment on my trusty computer. I am entering my card in the following challenges:

 1. 4 Krafty Girlz Ch.#4.....ATG
 2. MilkCoffee Ch.....spots & dots
 3. Sister Act Ch.#29.....ATG
 4. Stampin for the Weekend.....ATG
 5. Stampin with the Dragon.....circles
 6. CMC Copic Ch.....ATG
 7. HIMCR Ch.#120.....color it
 8. Sketch Saturday.....sketch
 9. Challenge 4 Everybody.....ATG
10. That Craft Place Ch.#3.....think pink
11. Craft Your Passion Ch#185.....think pink
12. MIM.....ATG
13. Crafty Sentiments Designs.....bingo.....red(roses), pearls & die cuts
14. TTCRD.....ATG


  1. You made this overall card super-sweet. Thanks for playing with our anything goes challenge at Color Me Creative!
    Cathy xx

  2. Sweet, sweet, sweet. Love these bright and cheery colors. Your weekend sounds like so much fun. Please tell me, Did you get any laughing in? Where do you live that you are expecting snow? It is unseasonably cool here in SC. Some parts of the state are expecting a frost over the weekend. Definitely not beach weather.

  3. This is so darn cute. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Challenges 4 Everybody.

    Cathy DT Member

  4. A very pretty card and fabulous colouring, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week. Jac x

  5. Wonderful card and image so cute .Thank you for joining us at Stamping with Dragons with our circle challenge, Tania xx (DT)

  6. Absolutely adorable Renee. :-) So glad you had fun at the retreat. It's pretty chilly here today which is not to my liking either. It was beautiful yesterday. Hugs!

  7. She is just darling! Love it! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at MIM! Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning! Good luck,
    Rene :D

  8. Oh what a darling little image, Rene! She caught my eye on MIM.
    xxx Asha - Sunny Summer Crafts

  9. Beautiful card, sure your friend is going to love it. Love the dotted paper, so bright and cheerful! Sweet image too.


  10. Very sweet card my fried, love the image coloured beautifully. Yes you are eligible for the candy and good luck. lots a love, aNNIe xxx

  11. Loving the pink! Thanks for playing along with craft your passion this week!

  12. What a sweet card. Your image is adorable and you've colored it beautifully! I love the polka dots on the bouquet wrapper and on the DP...very nice touch. This is a great addition to our Color It! challenge this week at HIMCR. Thanks for sharing and good luck!!
    Hiding in My Craft Room Design Team
    Queen Bee Paper Crafts
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  13. Precious image...FABULOUS DP! Thanks for joining us at Sister Act! Hope you will be back again, soon!


  14. Such a sweet card! Love the image and colors! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments!
    Jackie W
    Crafty Sentiments
    Crafty Sentiments Inspirations

  15. Fabulous card and colors. I spotted this on MIM..Loz

  16. Hi Renee, hope thd snow takes a hike for another few weeks fof you.
    Gorgeous sweet card, great papers and colouring.
    Sounds like you had a real fun time.
    Huge hugs Mau xx

  17. Gorgeous card, love the image and the papers are really bright and cheery. Thanks for joining us at Sketch Saturday, Niki xx

  18. beautiful! love all the fun colors!

  19. Renee love your choice of papers and die cuts. Not to mention that adorable image! Thanks for joining us this week at Through The Craftroom Door and good luck!
    DT Member

  20. Such an adorable card. Thank you for joining in the Crafty Sentiments bingo challenge.
    Cathy xx


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Hugs, Renee