Friday, 12 September 2014

White Christmas in blue, green and grey


I was so excited to receive the first goodies from this years Stampin' Up Holiday Cattie. There is still so many other things I would like to get but these are a great start. I got the White Christmas Stamp Set along with the All is Calm DSP and matching washi tape. Unfortunately the washi tape is on backorder, but at least I got the other goodies to play with now. This is one of those sets that I wasn't quite sure about when I saw it in the cattie, but after seeing so many wonderful cards out there in the blogosphere, I thought it was worth adding to my collection.

This card was inspired by the Color Throwdown challenge, which seemed to be made for the All is Calm DSP. I also used the current CASE This Sketch for inspiration. Last but not least, I'm also entering the Christmas Card Challenge where the theme is Think Skinny. This is for two reasons - firstly as I was over-indulging on chocolate when I made this card so I thought I really need to think skinny thoughts to counteract, and secondly because I love the beautiful slim trees in this stamp set. 



I paper pieced the super cute bear and the tiny little banners in the sentiment (something I don't think I will be doing again in a hurry...). I took some close ups as the light wasn't optimal for photography. I was fighting a quickly setting sun in order to have at least some natural light for the photos, but the colours don't quite show up as well on the photo as they are in real life. It's depressing to think that we are getting back into that time of year when there is no chance of getting home after work, making a card AND photographing it all on the same day. I guess there's only 6 or 7 months to go until that will be possible again. Sigh!



Card: Leonardo Stationery 300 gsm white card, grey cardstock from my stash
Paper: Stampin' Up All is Calm DSP
Stamps: Stampin' Up White Christmas
Ink: Stampin' Up Basic Grey, Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black
Other: Ranger Ice Stickles Crystal Ice

8 comments:

La Papera Gialla said...

Thanks for entering our Christmas Card Challenge this week!
Monica - CCC DT

wendipooh13 said...

adorable!!! thanks sooo much for playing along with Christmas Card Challenges!!!

Michelle said...

Just lovely! Thanks for joining us at CAS(E) This Sketch!

Vickie Z said...

Fun card!! Adore thar polar bear...thinking I need one now!! Thxs for joining us at CTD

Julia said...

You did a fabulous job on that banner and that snow on the ground...lovey!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, so sweet! Great take on the sketch!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a sweet card. Love the winter scene, the banner... the touch of sparkle. So glad you played along with us at The Color Throwdown last week. Hope you'll check out the new challenge. :)

Jodi Collins said...

This is SO sweet! I just LOVE that little polar bear! Thanks for playing along with us at The Color Throwdown!!