Friday, December 28, 2012

December Calendar Girls "Winter Wonderland"

Hi all....I have been MIA for a while (not on purpose)...but I'm here for the awesome Calendar Girl challenge issued by our lovely, talented Kelly....and here it is:

Our December Theme (as selected by Kelly, thanks to a random selection process)

Hi girls!!

Blessings to you this DECEMBER! Since we post the 28th of the month, Santa will have returned to the North Pole by then and it will be a wee bit shy for the New Year Growing up in Europe where winters where filled with the beauty of snow and all the splendors of ice, I am filled with joy when I see all things snow. While some of you may long for sunshine and warmth, here in Miami I miss all of that during the holiday season so for this month so let's live vicariously in your creations of a

WINTER WONDERLAND!


Picture snow-filled winter trees, snow nestled on park benches, fountains and tree branches ... ponds frozen over, icicles in the pine forests ... there is snow-filled glory all around us in the winter I would love for you to use blue and silver on your cards and a snowflake(s) somewhere on your card via paper, design, brad, etc! Here is a lovely photo for your inspiration piece! I hope you have snow much fun creating! x0x0

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/attachments/blogging-groups-f290/263129d1354544279-wallpaper-landscape-winter-snow-trees-3-jpg

 Now isn't this beautiful...and this challenge is right up my alley....'cause I get to use glittah...lol...

Here is my card:


 I used SU night of navy for the base of my card (my blue), I stamped my image on white paper, colored it with copic markers and then embossed it with a glitter embossing powder. The white underneath the image is white glitter paper from Target. I then cut down some silver ribbon I used for DD's wedding decorations and attached it to my cardstock (my silver)...I then placed ribbon snowflakes (thank you my sweet friend Barb), on the left hand side of the card over the ribbon...(my snowflakes)...in the center of each snowflake I placed a iridescent half bead (thank you Sweet P)...I haven't done the inside yet but will wait for a special occasion to add a sentiment on the inside and decorate it up a bit...

I appreciate your stopping by...please check out the other awesome creations by the Calendar girls...I am sure you won't be disappointed....

Until next time...
Big hugs,
Carol


10 comments:

Barb said...

Beautiful Card Carol--those snowflakes did look a bit familiar. Glitter? Did you say used glitter? Say it isn't so..............


Love the image--perfect for the snowy challenge this month!

MiamiKel said...

Glittah! Yay for glittah!! This is so YOU, Carol! Love this muchly - and you! We are truly hit or miss these days - totally understand 110%! Your card is all things beautiful this Winter :)

Big hugs to you and Blessings!

April said...

Gorgeous! And, of course, you have glitz! I am always jealous of that ability of yours!!

Happy New Year to you and yours!

:: BlueInks :: said...

Glitter embossing powder....who knew?! Oh my, the image is just beautiful. Great job on this one, Carol.

Darlene said...

Oh so very pretty! Such a restful scene, makes me want to jump right into the snowy goodness! Love the creative frame made with the sparkly ribbon and snowflakes too! Very nicely done!

~Paola~ said...

WOWWW! GUrl!..this is an AWESOME dazzling,sparkly,GLITTERY card indeed!! Sooooooo totally YOU of course *smile*...love loveeee the scenery you created and the spellbinders U used here too...They add a little 'victorian look' to the whole ensamble...Absolutly a STUNNING card my dear friend...♥

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

Carol, your card is stunning! I love how you always incorporate glitter so beautifully! You are a master with glitter. And what a gorgeous winter image. Love it!

marsha said...

Absolutely gorgeous winter card! Love the snowy scene against the navy card base. Happy New Year!

kadie said...

This is stunning! Such a gorgeous depiction of that winter scene!

Terry said...

Another great creation Carol! I love your creativity and the way you put your cards together....always turns out awesome!!

I love it ☺