Monday, January 23, 2017

Brrr! So cold but SO PRETTY!

Happy Monday All!
Here we are in the last full week of January ... where is the time going?

Monday's can be GOOD
or BAD!  Depending on how you approach it!
I like to approach my Monday's (when possible)
by joining in the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge.
Like I have today . . .


Here is the Mojo Monday sketch I worked from ...


Now I must admit, here in Ohio we've been experiencing
a pretty mild winter so far.  A few inches of snow but not enough
to even get the snow blower fired up for ... just some simple shoveling.

BUT, I have a hunch February & March might be a
different story so I went with a Wintry/Snowy theme.  The image I have used came from the internet ... Pinterest to be precise!  I love that option for those times when I can't seem to find the stamp or digi I'm wanting to focus on.

My circle panel comes from the Yvonne Creations 'Holly Jolly Nesting Frame'.  The portion I cut off on the side I used to adorn the corners.
Yvonne Creations - Holly Jolly - Nesting Frame

My sentiment is by Elizabeth Craft called 'Brrr'.
Elizabeth Craft Designs - Dies - Brrrrr

I wanted to use the same gray/blue card stock for the panel behind my focus image but need to do something to make it 'stand out'.  So I simply used a white gelly roll pen & a ruler to create the lines then went back and added the dots to create a border on the panel.  Perfect!  That's exactly what it needed.

This winter time creation could be used for a variety of occasions I think.  From a simple note card to a winter time birthday.

Challenges to share in:
Come and Get It Challenge - No Designer Paper
Digi Designs Challenge - Snowy Winter
Alphabet Challenge - W for Winter Walk
Cut It Up Challenge #113 - It's Snow Time
Cuttlebug Mania Challenge - Winter Wonderland

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
I wish you a FABULOUS week ahead!

As always . . .


26 comments:

Flo said...

Such a beautiful card! Your idea to border that background card was ingenious, and sure added a subtle elegance to the entire look. Love, love, love it!

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous card Darlene

gr karin

Charlotte Zweigoron said...

I love that photo, Darlene! Brings back lots of winter memories of walks in the snow. Lovely card, well done!

Leslie Miller said...

Now, that is a really neat idea to use the circle die coming in from the edge and on the corners. Along with the sentiment die it has a nice flow. That image looks VERY cold!

Barbara said...

Oh, Darlene, I am in love with your card. I love these cold colors - they match perfect with the image - and the layout is very nice. It's really cool :)

Evelyn Holmberg said...

I can't believe how fast time flies, either! January almost done!! Whew!
Gorgeous winter card. Love how you included a photo. Very appropriate sentiment - it does look cold!

Thanks for joining us for our It's Snow Fun! challenge at Cut it Up.

Evelyn
http://mylittlecraftblog.wordpress.com

Sherrie K. said...

Such a pretty card! I love the beautiful image and wonderful dies you used!
Sherrie K

Nancy said...

Wow, Darlene! It's absolutely fabulous! Great combination of lovely dies, pretty frosty colors, and that gorgeous photo! I love the wonderful design too! :o)

PJ said...

Very nice card, with great colors and cuts with those dies. Have a blessed week. pjs-projects.blogspot.com

Carol L said...

What a pretty winter scene on this card! I love how you layered the white die-cut elements and the color you chose is perfect to portray the winter blues! Our winter has been mild so far too neighbor (I'm in PA) but I'm grateful for the nice days we're having :)

Lia said...

It has been years ago since we had so much snow in The Netherlands as on your lovely card...
Lia xx

Donna Phelan said...

Brrrrr is right! So chilly AND beautiful! Loving the die cuts. I am looking at the 'holly jolly' one and am thinking it could also be used as a 'beach themed' card....I see starfish! This is beautiful!

Diane said...

Fabulous card design Darlene.

Hugs Diane

Dana Johnson said...

Wow, such a beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at the Come and Get it challenge! ~DT Dana

Vicki robertson said...

This is lovely, Darlene! I love that photo image of the fence and wagon wheel. Your sentiment die is awesome.

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful chilly scene on your card! Thanks for playing along with us at the Frilly and Funkie Winter Hues Challenge!

Gerda said...

This card is gorgeous!! Love it!! Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up challenge! Have a great day.
Gerda
http://cardscreations.blogspot.com

Conniecrafter said...

That is just gorgeous, I love the paper goes perfectly with the image, and fantastic use of the circle die, very creative and beautiful!

Neva Zver said...

Oh this is beautiful, what a lovely elegant card. ! . Thank you for sharing your wonderful project with us at Come And Get It challenge.Neva

Wendy said...

Beautiful card...Thanks for joining us at Di's Digi Designs Challenge:)
Wendy x

Nathalie said...

So cute card! It's so chic. Thank for playing with us at Di's Digi challenge.
Nathalie DT

Lucy Woods said...

What a beautiful card! Love the design and fab image! Thanks so much for sharing at Dis Digis challenge!
Lucy x

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

A beautiful card that really captures the chilly winter's day with crisp winter whites and a blue hue like the winter sky. Love that Burrr die cut! Thank you for sharing this with us for the Frilly and Funkie Winter Hues challenge.

Hugs,
Linda

Cazro said...

Yes, I feel like Brrr with your card, which is beautiful, so full of cool atmosphere. Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenges Caz DT

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is so beautiful. Such a fabulous winter design. Thanks for playing along with Mojo Monday!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Hi, Dar! This combination of blue and white is so perfect for winter. That lacy die cut circle is gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing with us at the Frilly and Funkie Winter Hues Challenge!