Monday, 3 August 2009

A spoon full of winter wonderland!

If you haven't already guessed today's card has been made for 2 of this weeks challenges. I have followed the 'winter wonderland' theme this week over at Winter Wonderland {I haven't used their optional sketch though} and I have followed this weeks sketch over at A Spoon Full of Sugar {and I have rotated their sketch anti clockwise}.

I just adore this image. I bought him last year and can see me getting many years use out of this one! I know we're only in August and I'm already showing you christmas cards, but I left them until the last minute last year and so I wanted to get a head start on them this year. I also have lots of general birthday / thank you cards in my box that I still have to use / sell but still want to enter into the weekly challenges, so though making christmas cards was the perfect opportunity. Most of my christmas stash is up in the loft though, so I am having to make do and mend with what I can find in my craft room. Must send my OH up there soon to get it down! Lol!
I don't know if you can pick it up if you click on the picture but I have added glossy accents to the reindeers nose and snowtex to the ground to give that textured snow effect. I love adding this to my christmas cards!


Image: Reindeer and star from Elzybells, coloured with koh-i-noors and sansodor

Papers: DCWV chrsitmas stack {several years old}


Sentiment: SU Best Yet set

Tools: distress inks, sponge, nesties

Misc: glossy accents, snowtex, ribbon & star brad from my stash, card candy from craft work cards

Well I hope you like today's offering, please leave me a comment so I know you have been!

Only 2 days until I go off on my pampering break with my mum. I'm trying to get as much crafting done as I can before I leave as I know I will have craft withdrawl whilst I am gone. I am even considering taking some images with me to colour. Is that a bit sad?! If you have never been to Ragdale Hall take a look here, it is just the best place to go and relax!


Hugs, Vicky ~x~


joey said...

Hiya Vicky,

gorgeous card, love the gorgeous image and colours, thanks for joining us this week at ww.

A massive congrats on becoming a dt for sugarnellie hun I am thrilled for you :O)

sorry I havent been around much or visiting I hope to change that in the next week

Teri said...

Oooh, just LOVE this fella.
Thanks for joining in at WW.
Teri S

Rach said...

a gorgeous card. love the image.. well done on getting ahead with your christmas cards. hugs rachxx

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card Vicky, love the image! So sweet! Fab colours and the paper are fab!
Love it!
Erin x

Beth Jaffe thequeenofcups said...

Wonderful card - fabulous image and love the bit of sparkle!

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

A what a cute card, really cool!
Hugs Jacqueline

Tab said...

Oooh I love your sweet card, the image is adorable and such delish colours too!

oooh Ragdale is not far from me, hope you have a fab time!
Hugs Tab xxx

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Vicky.

Hugs riet.x

Sandra said...

Hi Vicky....another gorgeous Christmas card,such a cute image and beautiful colouring!.
Have a lovely few days of pampering!and no you're not sad if you take a few images to colour :0),pampering,peace and quite and colouring sounds good to me!.
Lovely new photo,you look so different,very glam!
Take care
San x

Rach said...

Thank you for entering my blog candy.. good luck. hugs rachxx

Cheryl said...

Beautiful,love this sketch,it is perfect for that sweet image and your fabulous papers!!! I love adding all the extras to Christmas cards as well!!
Hugs xx

scrappyjan said...

Hi Vicki, This is a very cute little card!!! That deer is so cute.

I see that you have changed your profile image. Can you hear me whistling? LOL........ You little hottie U!!

big hugs,

Teri said...

Fab image Vicki! I love Elzybells stamps :o) Gorgeous card .... love the colours and layout!

Thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland.

Teri x

cats whiskers said...

Oh Hun I just love this sweet card, so beautifully coloured and great colour scheme, what a great image that is
Hugs Jacqui x

Pascale said...

Hi Vicky this is fabulous i love the little reindeer. Thanks for joining us at Winter Wonderland hugs Pascale

Kim Piggott said...

Wow your card is so gorgeous!
Love this image and your colours and detail are wonderful!
Oh you are so lucky going to be pampered how brilliant!
Sorry I haven't got a link for the embossing frame detail Vicky. I just embossed my card with the nestie die and rubber mat as I would if I had already cut out my shape first. Does this make sense. If not email me and I will try and explain more.
kim x

Stephanie said...

Adoreable image & adoreable card - sooo sweet :) Can I come on the pampering break? pretty please....?? lol hugs, Steph xxx

helen said...

hi vicky what a lovely card i love the colours and fab image, congrats on the sugar nellie DT place i am so pleased for you, enjoy your relaxing break hugs
helen x

Julie said...

Lovely card Vicky, that image is so sweet.

Michele said...

Such wonderful cards Vicky. I can see why they choose you to be on the Sugarnellie DT.


Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card

craftyb said...

This is fab the colours...and wow that place looks fantastic! What a treat...hope you both LOVE it! bx

Anonymous said...

cute card xx jo xx

Elaine said...

Fab card, Vicky! I love this image.

Nicoline said...

What a fabulous card
You're right, the stamp is adorable!!!


Sue said...

I bought this stamp last year too and like you really love it. I really like the papers you've used with it. Great card.

Anonymous said...


Im a newbie here, although i have been watching on the sidelines for a little while.
Im a part time librarian, love baking and my wesie Daisy. I also am way too excited about Christmas for words!!
I cant wait to get on here some more and 'meet' lots of new people!

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