Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Winter Snowflakes . . .

Happy 'Hump Day' Blogging Friends!

Yep here we are mid week once again and it's time for another fun challenge at 
Today it's all about WINTER SNOWFLAKES.


We've certainly had our fair share of snowflakes here in Ohio this winter.
Luckily, being retired, I can stay in my warm house and just look out at how pretty it is!  But I do remember a few years back in my youth ... the fun my sister's & I would have in the winter months sledding and skating.  I never was very good on my ice skates ... that's why I now use them as a decoration hanging over the front of my sled on the front porch during the holidays!  LOL!

For today's card, I created the background by stamping a couple different snowflake stamps with craft white ink & Brillance ice blue ink onto my navy blue card stock base.  For my focus image, I used the Thomas Kinkade 'skater's pond' stamp.
My NEW ice skates die is from Marianne (LR0247).

Here are a few additional challenges I'd like to enter into:
Craft a Scene - Make Your Own Scene  
(It's Still WINTER in Ohio & snowy scenes are all around)
Sweet Stamps - Anything Goes
Card Mania #38 - Anything Goes
Melonheadz Friends - Winter Fun

I hope you'll come join in our challenge fun and if you need inspiration, be sure to check out what my Sistahs & Step Sistah have created for you today!!

Thanks for stopping by and if you live where it is WINTER ... bundle up and stay warm!
As always . . .

13 comments:

Diane said...

Those snowflakes look awesome on that dark blue background...and love those "cute" little skates, too~ my brother and I ice skated behind the firehouse when we were a "bit" younger, they used to ice the tennis courts, anywho.... I enjoyed your fun post!!

Olga Bester said...

Wow, love what you've done with the ice skates. It sure looks really frosted.
Hugs from Africa.

Glenda Brooks said...

You make me feel like I really "Need" those skates. Bad Darlene! Bad Darlene!

MaggieC said...

A great scene, Darlene. Made me look outside just to check what our weather was doing. Actually bright and sunny at the moment. Time to nip out and do a bird count this afternoon. thank you for joining in with our theme at Craft A Scene this month. xx Maggie

Lisa B said...

You really are the Queen of Scenes! I adore Thomas Kincade. Actually my dinning room set is by him. This card is just gorgeous, you did him justice for sure. I love the addition of the skates. Super cute!

Micki said...

I have that same stamp and absolutely love how you colored it and the card you created. Love the ice skates that you added. Just perfect....

Roxie said...

Very nice winter card and card design. Thanks for playing along in the SweetStamps.com challenge!

Dora said...

beautiful winterscene!
thank you for joining at craft a scene this month.

Tiffany Did... said...

What a beautiful scene!! Thanks so much for joining us at Melonheadz Friends. We can't wait to see your creations again, soon! Blessings, Tiffany DT

Donna Heber said...

Hi Darlene,

I'm visiting from the Grow Your Blog party. Your cards are gorgeous! You are very talented! I love your blog design too. Lots of beauty over here. I plan to look around a bit more and then finish up the last batch of bloggers. I am a new follower. I wanted to try and visit everyone. If you haven't already, please do stop by to enter my giveaway. Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs – Donna

Caro´s kreative Welt said...

Wowwwww, einfach schön! Tolle Idee mit den Schlittschuhen.

LG Carola

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Very striking card. Nice skates!

Thank you for participating in the MelonHeadz Friends Winter Fun Challenge!

Pippin said...

What a beautiful winter card! Thanks for joining us at Craft a Scene this month.
Pia/DT