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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Snowflakes

Here's a fabulous challenge right now and I can't imagine who doesn't have what it takes to enter it.  The challenge at The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog is SNOWFLAKES. I've used what I think is one of the cutest images for winter that I've seen at The Paper Shelter. Her name is Snow Angel. Please tell me that her name doesn't surprise you. Hahaha!


I chose non-traditional colors because I had this awesome paper from Doodlebug. I adore their papers...the colors, the designs and the fact that you can get them in 6x6 or 12x12 sizes. The Christmas tree ribbon is from my stash of Christmas ribbons and it's on a roll and I added a little rhinestone as the star on the trees.

The pink ribbon in the corner is from Michael's. The snowflake in the center of the awesome pink bow (did you read my post from 11/11/14 about bows?) is a snowflake brad that I dabbed in my Versamark pad and then used Sparkle n Sprinkle's Madagascar Green Embossing Powder and then while it was still hot, I dabbed it in some Rubber Cafe white glitter. I did the same technique on the snowflake brads across the bottom, minus the glitter and adding a turquoise rhinestone in the center instead.The white snowflakes were dabbed with Versamark and then I used puffy white embossing powder on them and dabbed them in the white glitter, too...and then I added some Glossy Accents in the center of them.

The snow around my image is done with Glossy Accents and the Rubber Cafe white glitter, too. (Lots of loose glitter on this card, on the carpet, on the table, on my feet and through the house.) I did put a dab of that Glossy Accents on her coat buttons and heart pocket buttons for the fun of it. The sentiment is from Lili of the Valley.

The lace is from my collection and I have neglected to mark any of my pieces of lace so all lace is from my stash. The jewels in the corner of the image are actually crystals...I had them in my stash for years now, holding back from using them because they're so clear and beautifully glittery and then scolded myself for not using them and broke open the packages. Why do we do that? Save stuff because it's so pretty but it's in a container so it's not like we're enjoying looking at them? Can you see how pretty and clear crystals are? They photographed well, too. This card is 6x6, in case anyone cares and is reading this. :)


Do you know who sponsors The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog?  Duh....it's The Paper Shelter! The prize is below and I encourage you to use an image from The Paper Shelter to reap the highest reward possible for winning this challenge. Have you ever looked at their site and see what you get for $3.00?  No postage, no handling, no tax, and you get the image within minutes. Buy one image, win $30 worth. Another brand of stamp gets you 3 stamps of your choice. But there are so many that you won't want just 3. So just buy a $3 stamp, use it, and then get to pick 10 or more images if you win.


You know we have a great Design Team at The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog. Of course it's great...do you think they didn't pick great cardmakers in the last DT call?  So, take a look by clicking here and get inspired, get out the SNOWFLAKE stamps, dies, brads...whatever, and go get busy. Winner is announced next Wednesday so you don't have time to do the housework until the card is done and posted. I'm happy to tell your hubby/significant other that if you pass me his/her e-mail address.

Thanks for stopping by and it would be nice if you leave a comment so I can visit your blog.

                                                                                          Hugs,
                                                                                          Gail

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Moving Along With The Times, Creative Corner Challenges, QKR Stampede, A Creative Romance, Whoopsi Daisy, My Besties UK, Incy Wincy Designs, Love to Scrap, Scrap-Creations, Milk Coffee, Jingle Belles, Craft Your Passion (B=bling, bow, boots), Art by Miran, Reasonable Ribbon, Ppinky Dolls, My Craft Creations, the Paper Nest Dolls, Melon Headz Friends, Crazy Challenge (fav technique: coloring with Copics), Completely Christmas, Sparkle n Sprinkle, Jelly Park, The Sisters of Craft, Craftyhazelnuts Christmas Challenge 2, Emerald Faeries, Craftyhazelnuts Patterned Paper, Bearly Mine, Stamp and Create, Crafting by Designs, A Crafty Mess, Crafty Calendar, Mema's Crafts, Fan-Tastic Tuesday, Papertake Weekly, Party Time Tuesdays, Through The Class Room Door, Faery Ink Designs (all challenge badges and links are listed in tab above), Crafty Catz

54 comments:

  1. I love the sparkly snow, this is such a sweet image and you've coloured her beautifully, very sweet card, love the colours, Have a wonderful day
    Hugs Julie P

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  2. Hi Gail, your card is stunning, I love the colours and image. The attention to detail on the snow is fab. Love the bow and your embellishments. Thanks for joining the Whoopsi Daisy challenge and good luck. Jennifer (DT member) xx

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  3. lovely card thanks for joining us at Besties UK - Carol UK DT Co-ordinator x

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  4. so adorable! thanks for playing at RRR

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  5. A stunning card. Love all the embellishments. Thanks for sharingit with us at Creative Corner

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  6. I love your blingy corners and sparkly snow texture - great details. Great colouring on the image. Thanks for joining us at Moving Along with the Times this week! x Jessie

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  7. Gorgeous card Gail, love the image, great papers and all the bling, great colour combo too, hugs, Colette xx

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  8. Oh wow Gail this is just stunning, the colouring is so beautiful and your whole card design is just gorgeous. love the snow effect to. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

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  9. Lovely card. Thanks for playing with us at Bearly Mine this month x

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  10. Thank you for joining this week at QKR Stampede Good luck and We hope you'll join us again soon
    Zoe x
    Handmade with lots of Love

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  11. I'm pretty darned sure that The Paper Shelter is awful lucky to have you on their Design Team, Gail -- your card creations are always "winners", hands down, and you could look and look and look and not see ALL the sweet little details you put into your cards. I know every time I look at it, I notice a little something that I hadn't before . . . your attention to details and coordinating are absolutely amazing and astounding, and your images are forever beautifully colored !!

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  12. Another gorgeous card! I love the colour combo you used here - so fresh! Your colouring is outstanding (as usual) and I love looking at all the little details you added! Fabulous card, Gail!

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  13. Gorgeous card Gail...love the beautiful non-traditional colours for this cute image. Pat K x

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  14. Aww this is really sweet Gail ! such an adorable image and you've coloured her beautifully to match the pretty papers! Love the fab sparkles and gems! :-)
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT and good luck in the challenge!
    Big hugs
    Sue B xx

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  15. She is cute and fabulously colored. Love the non-traditional colors and glitter. Thanks for joining us at Melonheadz Friends.

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  16. This is absolutely GORGEOUS!!! I'm loving everything about it, colors, design, image and coloring. Thank you for sharing with us at the Incy Wincy Challenge. Barb

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  17. hi Gail, this card is sp pretty, love the colors and papers
    hugs
    céline

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  18. Love the colors and bling on your card! Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede! Hope you see you again soon!

    Brenda

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  19. Soooo cuuuuute!!!! love the fabulous embellishments you have added to this. Great use of the bling and love the sparkle in the snow!!!

    Thanks for joining the monthly challenge here at Faery’s ink challenge. Hope you will join us next time DT Crafting Vicky.

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  20. This is as pretty as can be! I love how you did the snow. Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede. Julie, DT

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  21. Gorgeous fun card. Thank you so much for sharing and joining us over at My Besties UK. Hugs, AntoinetteT

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  22. Gorgeous card Gail thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz on this week's challenge
    Hugs Dianne x DT

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  23. SUPERB!!! great colors, fantastic coloring and i love love your layout with this bow
    so glad you've entered our challenge at Love to Scrap! thank you!

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  24. Such gorgeous colours and layout. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Through the Craft Room Door.
    Hugs
    Cathy DT Member
    xxxxx

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  25. Thank you so much for entering our Completely Christmas challenge 37 with your lovely creation - we hope we'll see you again soon, Hazel, DT - thanks also for entering my CHNC challenge extra for November and also my Patterned Paper November challenge - we hope we'll see you again soon x

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  26. Absolutely gorgeous Gail!! Love those colours. Great image which you have coloured beautifully. Gorgeous papers and layout. Love the 'sparkly' snow.

    Nikki S

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  27. Beautiful creation .. thanks for joining us over at My Bestie's UK challenge blog and good luck ... Anita DT x

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  28. Fabulous card! Just love everything about it! Colors, layers, snowflakes, ribbon, lace, it's well thought out and beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog
    Tina dt

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  29. I always love a good snow angel ... pretty colors too ... so glad you joined us in the great outdoors at Jingle Belles.

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  30. snow angels!!!! woohooo!!!! brilliant! i LOVE those snowflakes!!! beautiful. thank you for joining us at My Besties UK challenge blog and good luck Hugs Davinia xx

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  31. This is just absolutely gorgeous Gail and I love your colouring as always. I love the little tricks on your snowflake brads too - must try that technique. I always tend to change my embellishments to something else if the colours don't match, but I now know what to do to make them match! Thanks for the tips!

    Hugs, Vannessa x

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  32. Gorgeous card Gail, I love this image, Thank You for joining in with us at My Besties Uk, Good Luck.
    Kevin DT xx

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  33. Adorable, love the colours & texture. Thanks so much for joining us over at Emerald Faeries Challenge Blog, good luck and hope to see you again.
    ~ Denise DT ~
    Emerald Faeries Challenge Blog
    {Denise's Patch of Creativity}
    {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge}

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  34. Adorable, love the colours & texture. Thanks so much for joining us over at Emerald Faeries Challenge Blog, good luck and hope to see you again.
    ~ Denise DT ~
    Emerald Faeries Challenge Blog
    {Denise's Patch of Creativity}
    {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge}

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  35. Hello, A lovely project, I love the image and the colour choice. A lovely style. Thank you for joining us this month with our first challenge at A Crafty Mess Good luck. We would love to see you again next month.

    Teighan DT

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  36. this card is adorable I soooooooooooooooooo love all your snow. And your colours are fab xx

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  37. Gorgeous card Gail with so many wonderful snow. Will we have snow in the Netherlands this year ??
    Greetings Maria

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  38. Oh Gail this is simply lovely and your coloring is wonderful. Thanks for sharing this creation with us at Mema's Crafts and thanks for taking time to play in our monthly challenge.

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  39. Beautiful card!!!. Love colours and image. Thanks for joining us at Craft your passion challenges!!! I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Agnieszka DT

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  40. Fantastic project. Thanks for playing with us at Party Time Tuesdays!

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  41. Beautiful card, thanks for joining in with our monthly challenge at BEARLY-MINE x carol

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  42. What a bright and cheery card! I love the colors and the cute image.Thanks for joining the Sparkle N Sprinkle challenge! xo

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  43. A gorgeous creation! Thanks for playing at PTW! xxx

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  44. another AMAZINGLY detailed and incredibly beautiful card, so many cool layers! so pleased you could join our fun in "the great outdoors" (AGAIN!) at JINGLE BELLES! ♥

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  45. So pretty! Thank you for playing along at Milk Coffee this challenge. Sammy-x

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  46. Cute image and love your coloring. Thanks for playing along with Mema's Crafts.

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  47. Fabulous card and amazing coloring of the image. Love the "snow". Thanks for sharing another amazing project with us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge.

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  48. Lovely card thank you for joining the challenge at Whoopsi Daisy. Hope to see you again next time

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  49. So so cute . thank you for joining us at the Papernest Challenge good luck. Hugs Sharon DT Member xxx

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  50. Gorgeous card with great coloring and pretty papers...thanks for sharing it with us at Melonheadz Friends!
    xxx Margreet

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  51. What a beautiful card, fab colouring, lovely colours and great attention to detail, thanks for joining in with the Sisters of Craft challenge, good luck ! Best Wishes, Anne DT x

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  52. Great card - thanks for joining us at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.

    Helen x

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  53. Me again!

    Great card - thanks for joining us at the Crafty Calendar Challenge.

    Helen x

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