Sunday, 20 January 2013

Baby, It's Cold Outside!

Good afternoon everyone - hope you are all keeping safe and warm now that winter has truly hit all over the UK!

Just a quick post from me today ... I haven't really been doing any crafting due to a lack of mojo ... I think it's a bit of a mixture of being busy at work, the house being cold and just general apathy! For today's card I could equally well have just taken a photograph out of doors lol, but I decided to make a CAS card using this extremely apt stamp.

Not a great picture but it's getting dark so early!!

Stamps: Penny Black "snowy park" (3231K); Crafter's COmpanion sentiment;
Media: scene stamped and then covered in double-sided adhesive film and completely covered in glamour dust (MUCH twinklier than the photo shows!);
Supplies: sparkly white ribbon and silver gems from my stash:
Tools: Martha Stewart "snow flurry" edge punch; Whimsy snowflake die; Cuttlebug "snowflakes" embossing folder.

Papertake Weekly - Baby It's Cold Outside!
Without Words - Baby It's Cold Outside!
Sisterhood of Crafters - Baby It's Cold Outside!
Crimbo Crackers #33 - White On White
Papercraft Star #128 - White on White
Our Creative Corner - White on White with a Decorative Edge
CRAFT #190 - Christmas In January
Crafty Creations #205 - Snowflakes
Cute Card Thursday #252 - Diamonds Are Forever
Card Makin' Mamas - Clean & Simple
Daring Cardmakers - Embossability

My dear bloggy friend Helen loves making Chrimbo cards and she keeps a tally on her blog sidebar ... I have decided to do the same this year to see if it will shame me into making more cards ahead of time (though i'm not holding my breath!!)  Anyhoo ... here it is ... NUMBER 1!!

Off now to see if I can squeeze another card in before it's time for Dancing on Ice (I guess that's what we'll all be doing when we set out for work tomorrow lol!!)



  1. FANTASTIC Pauline! I have this image and haven't inked it up in a very long time ... thanks for the inspiration! Your creation is just BEAUTIFUL and the sparkle is PERFECT!
    Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘BABY, IT’S COLD OUTSIDE’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'

  2. A lovely snowy sparkly card. Hugs, Claire x

  3. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at CCC xx Jan

  4. Gorgeous card and very topical. xx flora

  5. So gorgeous Pauline! Fab image and I just love all the added sparkle.

  6. What a wonderful card Pauline! I love the image and the glitter! Hugs, Hanneke

  7. What a fab scene Pauline! Gorgeous die cut flakes..beautiful. Ruby x

  8. Absolutely love your gorgeous card.

  9. This is beautiful, Pauline. I will have to try this technique myself.

    You might only have one Christmas card, BUT it is one more than I have!!! lol

    Jennifer. x

  10. Oh I love the effect you created here ... such a lovely frosty card ... Many thanks for playing at Papercraft Star ... stay safe!

  11. Love this card, you've really captured the frosty feeling beautifully. Thanks for joining in with the Daring Cardmakers this week x

  12. Gorgeous cas card and well done on making a Christmas card. Thanks for playing at TG. I have some candy on offer.

  13. oh wow, this is amazing Pauline, love all the sparkle!
    Many thanks for joining in the
    ♥Cute Card Thursday Challenge♥
    this week! Debxx

  14. Oh hun, this is a gorgeous card! Love the design and your style. Sadly I will have to discount your entry for Without Words as there is no handcoloured image. Hope you will come and play with us again sometime though. Hugs Sxx

  15. Beautiful card Pauline.

    Thanks for joining with us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'.


  16. Fabulous christmas card, thanks for joining in with us at CRAFT x carol

  17. A fab card Pauline, love the design. Thanks for joining us at AGOAC.

    Donna x

  18. Pauline, this is beautiful, love the style and all the glitter and shine of your card. Very elegant too. Thank you for joining us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin this month and good luck xx


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