Tuesday 18 August 2015

Holly Jolly - Snowflakes and Sparkle

We have all heard about Einstein and about his theories that time is relative. Well, I'm no physicist (I did take physics in high school, because I had a bit of a crush on our very cute physics teacher but I wasn't very good at it) but I think we haven't quite been told all about this relative time thing. Sure, time slows down as you approach the speed of light, but I would like to postulate that time speeds up during the summer months. I mean, we are in mid-August already, what's the deal with that? The last three months have just sped by, I am even suspecting we might have been robbed of a few weeks, they may have disappeared down a black hole somewhere. And now, as we approach the dark months, time will again slow down, and it will seem like the darkness and cold is just endless. Winter is, indeed, coming. 

Are you all prepared with a huge whopping pile of home-made Christmas cards already? No? I can tell you that making one card every two weeks for the Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge has provided me with a great big pile of Christmas cards already. And there are still many more challenges to go before Santa finally arrives. There is still plenty of time to jump on the bandwagon and ensure that by putting in just a little bit of time every two weeks, you will also be prepared come the Holidays. 

Our theme this week is great to allow many different interpretations. We are challenging you to craft something with "Snowflakes and Sparkles". It doesn't have to be a card, it can be anything as long as it's Christmas related. Our generous sponsors, who have provided the DT with great inspiration images and who will be giving prizes to our winners are Sami Stamps, QKR Stampede and Stitchy Bear. If you need inspiration to get your Christmas mojo flowing, why not hop over to Holly Jolly to see what the DT has created, and please also visit and support our sponsors who make our challenges possible. And don't forget to link up with us so we can see your gorgeous creations. If you participated in our Feathered Friends challenge, don't forget to scroll down from the challenge post to see if you are one of our winners for that challenge.

This time I got to play with the gorgeous Lake Winter digi from Stitchy Bear. I coloured it with my Faber Castell watercolour pencils. Then I added some snow using a Signo white gel pen. To add some sparkle, I added some Ranger Ice Stickles on the snow, it doesn't show very well in the main image but I tried to take another picture that shows it a little bit better. I stamped the sentiment in Versamark and heat embossed in white. I matted everything onto dark blue card, and added some snow flakes die cut from sparkling white paper for that extra little snow and sparkle.

I am sharing my card with the following challenges:
Winter Wonderland - Christmas song/carol (Let it snow, let it snow let it snow)
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge - Use something old (my Ranger Ice Stickles, and the Lawn Fawn Stitched Snowflake dies)
Sparkles Christmas Challenge - No Designer Paper
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes (2nd entry)
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Moving Along With the Times - Snow in Summertime

Card: White 300 gsm white card, Coloured 240 gsm kraft card in navy, Hobbycraft 160 gsm white card, white glitter card (no brand name, ordered from eBay)
Stamps: Stitchy Bear Lake Winter, Stampin' Up Endless Wishes
Ink and colouring: Tsukineko Versamark, Faber Castell watercolour pencils, Signo white gel pen
Other: Lawn Fawn Stitched Snowflakes die, Ranger Ice Stickles, Papermania Seafoam White embossing powder


N-Eva said...

Beautiful and pretty card. Love the combination of colours and pretty design!

Wendy L said...

What a lovely, scenic, Christmas card, thanks for joining us at MAWTT, xxxx

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for CCAYR August challenge - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, CCAYR design team - and thanks for entering this for both of my CHNC challenges x

Patricia Alvarez said...

Great card!!!! Love the scene and the colors... Thank you for joining us at Sister Act Card Challenge, good luck!!!

Cazro said...

Beautiful artwork, loving the winter scene. Thanks for sharing with us at Sparkles Christmas Challenges. Caz DT.

julie_woolston said...

Beautiful scene love the design and detail.
Thank you for sharing with us at Winter Wonderland.
Hugs Julie xxx

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

Lovely creation Karola...love the colour on the trees and all the sparkle.
Lynn, Holly Jolly DT Sister

Helen said...

Gorgeous. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Sparkles Christmas Challenges.
Hugs Helen P (DT) xx

Karen Dunbrook said...

so pretty...I love winter scenes...

Cindy Groh said...

What a gorgeous scene you have created. I love it. Well done. Thank you for joining us this month at Christmas Cards all year Round.

Kimbo said...

What a beautiful scene, love the texture you've got on it

Thanks for playing along at Sparkles Christmas Challenge x

Suze said...

Beautiful christmas scene. Thank you for joining in the challenge at CHNC Extra for August.

ike said...

Fabulous !! :-)
Thank you for making such a great project using our Digis.
It is a pleasure to sponsor you and I hope you have enjoyed working with our images.

Best wishes,


DT for StitchyBear Digi Outlet