Monday, November 12, 2012

Won't Be Long Now . . .

Hello fellow bloggers and thanks for stopping by today!
WOW!  I couldn't believe it was 72 degrees yesterday (actually got a little sunburn), which gave me one last chance to complete all my outside work before YOU KNOW WHAT hits!  Leaves are all taken care of, grass is mowed for the last time, equipment is moved around to have the snowblower easily accessible and even had one last Pizza & Beer Party on the deck before putting the deck furniture away for another year.  Sure felt good to be out in the sunshine!


I've been wanting to take part in the Craft A Scene Challenge so I finally took a few moments and put this card together.  The challenge is 'Troubled Skies' and I've used Tim Holtz inks and Stampscapes 018E Cloud (Cumulus) for my troubled sky.  My image and sentiments are from the Crafty Secrets Clear Art Stamps 'Winter Wishes-SL46' and 'Christmas Express-SM47'.

Here's a close up showing the snow in the sky and on the icicles.  I have such a hard time getting a good picture to show the added sparkle in my cards ... guess I need to spend more time figuring out the settings on my camera!

Other qualifying challenges:
Dream Valley Challenge - Anything Goes
Great Impressions - Celebrating the Season
 Joanna Sheen Challenge - Cold & Frosty
Quirky Crafts Challenge - Layer It Up & Let It Snow
Robyn's Fetish-IDIC #133 - Anything Goes
Crazy4Challenges - Inspired by one of your favorite Christmas Carol 
(Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!)

Okay ... time to get busy!  With being outside playing all day yesterday, the inside of my house is protesting!!  LOL  Guess I'd better show it a little attention (or even a lot!)

Have a fabulous day and as always . . .

24 comments:

Lexie said...

This is gorgeous. Love the silhouette image.

Thank you for joining us over at the Joanna Sheen Challenge. Good luck.
xx

nwilliams6 said...

Beautiful card - captures the feel of a blustery day. Great sky and image and I love the icy punch!

happyscrapper said...

This is darn cute.The colors you chose is just fabulous. I love it. Thanks for sharing your wonderful winter card.
Hugz,
Christine Dt At Robyn's Fetish

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wonderful- I love your card- love the image and the icicles! Ohhh I am not looking forward to Winter.....!

Gail said...

Very nice card Dar! Thanks for sharing - and I am going to be freezing my butt off tomorrow as it is supposed to get COLD - real cold here in MI -after we had some nice fall weather this week! I hate cold, cold winter but like the look of the snow - go figure! Have a great week!

brenda said...

Lovely use of the cumulus stamp Darlene and I love how you combine it so well with the Winter children stamp.

Thanks so much for sharing with us at Craft a Scene challenge and I really hope you'll join us again.

B x

NancyD said...

Darlene, this is such a great looking card. Love the sky, definately looks menacing. Thanks for joining us this month at Craft a Scene. NancyD

MaggieC said...

I reckon those children really need their scarves and hats with the look of that sky. An excellent entry for Craft A Scene' Troubled Skies. Thank you for joining us this months. xx Maggie

Valou ALLARD said...

Very nice card! I thank you for playing with IDIC this week. I hope to see again you next week.

Nan G said...

Stunning! Love the layering and those paper icicles!

Dawn said...

Fab scene. Very atmospheric. Thanks for playing with us at Dream Valley this week x

Diane said...

Gorgeous Dar....love that stamped image, and the clouds are perfect for the challenge...a beautiful piece!!

Stacie Gorse said...

How fun! Love the little pop of red in the paper you chose for the background! A pizza and beer party sounds good about now!!
Thanks for sharing with us at the Robyn's Fetish Anything Goes Challenge!

Stacie
RF DT

Floweret said...

Stunning card, my favorite in it is your clouds, really wonderful work with them.
Happy to see that you found and joined the fun at Robyns fetish challenge blog this week, hope to see you again there!

Sally H said...

Great card and wonderful troubled skies! Thanks for joining us at Craft a scene this month!

Plastic cards said...

What a lovely card. Superb design. I like it. Thanks for sharing.

Caro said...

What a cute card! I love both the image and sentiment. Thanks so much for joining in with our challenge at Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog

Deanna said...

This is such a cute card love the image and sentiment :)

Dora said...

gorgeous card, beautiful sky with the clouds. great done.
greetings

Dora said...

sorry, me again...
I want to say....Thank you for joining at craft a scene this month.
greetings

lada_vl said...

Magnificent card! A fine combination of stamps: children and the snow sky!

Bunny said...

This is lovely.Thank you for sharing with us at Dream Valley. And good luck. Caz xx DV DT

NGCARDS said...

Wonderful creation! Thanks for playing along at Joanna Sheen! xxx

Erin said...

Your card is just beautiful! I love the sparkle and the silhouette stamping... just gorgeous! Thanks for playing with us at Great Impressions Stamps!