Tuesday, October 26, 2010

A chalet in the snow

I have to say I had the most enjoyable time making this card and yes surprisingly 8 weeks out from Christmas this card got me singing ‘I’m dreaming of a White Christmas’ as I crafted and played away (lord help my children as I sing them to death with this song for the next 8 weeks lol).

I am loving this card for so many reasons!

I love how well the image turned out with my water colour pencils and with the glitter highlighting the snowy rooftop, trees, sidewalk and skyline, it really sparkles and shines adding that cool wintery yet warm fuzzy feeling you get inside.  I love the soft mauve glitter swirl backing paper with the glitter reindeer, with the swirl pattern circling around in the foreground it looks to me like the snow has lifted out of the image and is being blown about in the wind before it lands on the cottage.

The copper sticker boarder, snowflakes and sentiment just scream classic and difference to me, and having the snowflakes on the font and inside folded of the acetate, looking through with the snowflakes behind gives the eye an elegant trick as if snowflakes are actually falling.

I added a single copper sticker boarder on the front acetate fold as well to keep the eye in focus of the card and keep the appearance of the snow falling on the cottage.  I added a large yellow jewel to the front snowflake at the top to bring the eye into focus and as you look at the large snowflake with jewel on the inside fold towards the bottom, it also helps to give the effect of falling snow.

(Excuse my fat fingers in this one but I had to hold back the acetate to get a good shot of the glittering)

I just love love love this card, even with my practising water colouring and the glitter nearly making my colors run! (I have asked Santa for some Copics and he has given me a personal assurance that there is going to be some under the tree for me this year! I love having that direct line to him lol).  I even think it is going to be hard for me to part with this one and send it out!

Challenges I am entering this card in are:-

 365 Cards (Monday) – Day 239 All that Glitters
Craft Your Passion - #29 Add Glitter and Sparkles (Mondays)
Papertake Weekly - Sparkly & Bright (Tuesdays)
Delightful Challenges – It’s beginning to look at like ... Christmas (Thursdays)
Crafty Purple Frog - #1 Anything goes (Thursdays)
Other Lovelies - #31 H day (H is for Holidays) (Thursdays)
Theme Thursday - Winter (Thursdays)
Fussy And Fancy - #22 Winter wonderland (Fridays)
Bah! Humbug! - #41 Elegance (Friday)
Gingerloft Challenges - #5 Winter (Saturdays)
 Paper Garden Projects – 4th Friday Challenge – Holiday Cards(Fridays)
2 Sisters - #10 Anything Goes – (Saturdays)
The Crafty Pad – #94 Christmas (Sundays)
One Stitch At A Time - #36 All Celebrations (Sundays)

The image is Stone Cottage from Beccy's Place (Beccy Muir). (A free digi image, HUGE thank you Beccy!)

Fair winds and following seas,
The Navy Wife

22 Treasured comments:

Anonymous said...

Fantastic and definitely sparkly and bright! Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly and good luck in the challenges xx

Max said...

Super card for our elegant challenge this week. Love the copper snowflakes - a nice change from white or silver. Thank you for sharing with us at Bah! Humbug!

Max's Craft Creations
Bah! Humbug! Challenges DT

K said...

beautiful card!

Annie said...

hmmmmmmmm scrumptious card - how elegant to see copper and the folded acetate. Just perfect together. Love it.
Ann xxx
Bah! Humbug! DT

tiggertastic said...

such a lovley make and so detailed too

good luck in the challenges

sarah-Louise xx
tiggertastic blog

starcyl said...

This is great, love the acetate and that cottage is super.
Jenny x

kaos said...

Gorgeous card - great image! Don't you just love the "extra" the acetate gives to any card - looks great!

Thanks for entering in our first Crafty Purple Frog Challenge!


Cathy at Paper Garden Projects said...

This is beautiful! (You should love, love, love it :) ). Great job with the image and I think all the gold accents are perfect.
Thanks for playing along with the Paper garden Projects Challenge :)

Paula said...

such a lovely creation
thanks for joining in with us this week at OSAAT
good luck
Paula xx

Suzanne said...

Creativity at its finest! Thanks for playing along with other lovelies thoughtful thursdays challenge!

Beccy said...

I have really enjoyed looking around your blog this morning, you have lots of wonderful inspiration in here! I particularly liked the bottle you decorated... what a great idea. Your cottage Christmas card is fantastic with all it's glitter and sparkle, you really did an awesome job putting it altogether. Thanks for sharing the link with me.

Donna said...

Beautiful Card! I love the glitz and glitter! I am not very versatile with acetate but this is really lovely! Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges!

Irene said...

Beautiful and elegant card - I love it. Gorgeous use of colours I particularly like the copper, your use of acetate is just fabulous. I love the cottage scene, its coloured perfectly.

Thank you somuch for joining in our latest challange at Bah!Humbug!

mrsk06 said...

Lovely Card! Nice touch with the acetate!

Thanks for playing along with The Crafty pad this week! Hugz Sal xx


Gorgeous card,thankyou for joining us at Delightful Challenges,
Hugs Dianne xx

Debbie (Little Gingham Bear) said...

Beautiful card - thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week
Hugs Deb xx

uksharon said...

Great creation.
Thanks for joining us at OSAAT challenge this week.
Best wishes, Sharon

Anonymous said...

Great design using the acetate.Beautifully glittery.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion :D
Lisa x

Amber said...

Fabulous card! Love the sparkle and how you used the clear overlay! Just beautiful. Thanks for playing along at Paper Garden Projects!

angelwhispers said...

Wow this is a Stunner!! Love the image and the acetate layover is fabulous and looks beautiful witht he added snowflakes!! Love it Chanelle xxx

Gloria Stengel said...

Wow. That's all I can say. Just wow. That looks like a ton of work!!!! Great job. Thanks for sharing at 365 Cards.

corinne said...

very nice ! thanks for joining us on our challenge's blog. good luck !

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