Monday, 25 August 2014

Snow Buddies

Hi,

It's a horrible rainy day here in Sussex, at least it's the first one we've had since the school hols started. I've been really busy with H - he's done bike rides, sports days, fun days at the leisure centre, swimming, tennis, ten pin bowling we've visited Parham House and Wakehurst Place and Alan has taken him to see the Castleford Tigers in the Semi's and Final of the Challenge Cup.   Alan and I managed to get tickets on Friday night to see 'One Man & 2 Guv'nors' and if you get the chance go, as we haven't haven't laughed so much in ages.

I thought it was about time i made a Christmas Card, and i've used : LOTV - 'Snow Buddies', the papers are : DCWV - 'The Winter Matstack' (from years ago), the snowflake edge around the image is : Memory Box - 'Frostyville Wreath' and it has been glamour dusted, along with the edge of the image, the snowflakes are : Marianne Design - 'LR0125', and along with the sentiment : Cuddly Buddly - 'Christmas Greetings', they have been covered in : Stampin Up - Heat And Stick Powder and Dazzling Diamonds, the ribbon is from : The Ribbon Girls, and the pearls are from my stash.


The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are :

LOTV - Ideas To Inspire  - where the Challenge this months is  'Christmas In August'

Divas By Design - where the Challenge is 'Pretty Pearls'

Sweet Sketch 2 - where they are up to Sketch - 'SSW2 - 25' and it's super as it was just perfect to use up my DCWV mat stack.

Winter Wonderland - where the Challenge is 'Anything Goes For Christmas'

Sparkles Christmas  - where Challenge No: 43 is 'Snowflakes'

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas -where the Challenge CHNC191 is 'Merry And Bright'

Thanks for looking and for any comments you would like to leave, would be most appreciated, Luv Sam x

34 comments:

Sarah said...

Yup, a miserable day Sam and it looks very much as though it's going to get dark early tonight. Still, it has been a fabulous summer so we can't complain. Love your card, the snowflakes look fabulous and the image is so sweet xx

susiestacey said...

Looks like and feels like November here today. Sounds like you have had a very busy time with the hols - roll on next tuesday.
Gorgeous card - love the cute polar bear, take care x Susan x

Aunty Sue said...

this was one of my faves from last year and could decide which to get this one or the one on the sledge think i will have to get this year. Just love your card and hope your having a good bank holiday

Jacee said...

Super Xmas card, love the image.
Hugs Jacee

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous Christmas card Sam..love the cute image,so adorable..love the snowflakes and frostyville wreath..the papers and design...fabulous.

luv CHRISSYxx

Crafty Moone Cards said...

This is lovely Sam. X

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Sam, adorable image and pretty detailing.
Yes, rain all day here but I suppose we have been quite lucky with the weather this Summer.
hugs Sue xx

Pamellia Johnson said...

This is fantastic Sam! Your colours are gorgeous and your polar bear is so sweet! I just love all the blue pearls on your snowflakes! Stunning! :)

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Sounds like a fun Summer. Horrid day here too, been busy crafting. Gorgeous card, lovely and snowy

Jac said...

Adorable image and love the heat & stick powder, great effect, thanks for joining us at Divas By Design this week. Jac x

Janice said...

Love it Sam, a super Christmas card... So must get cracking on mine again! Jx

Wendy said...

This is gorgeous Sam, adorable image and pretty snowflakes and pearls.
Sounds like you are having a great summer hols, shame its coming to a end :(
Hugs
Wendy xx

Crafts-by-Alison.blogspot.com said...

Sam fantastic Christmas card love the papers and image. Love Alison x

Heide said...

This is just darling. Love how you added the snow swirling around the image. Great looking snowflakes too. Thanks for joining us this week.
Hugs, Heide SSW2-DT

brenda said...

A lovely snow card Sam, inspired by Alaska almost ! It's one I have always fancied but you are spot on it doesn't rate on hubby's radar. We did make another booking thought, the 1,2,3, offers on board were something not to be missed.

Here's hoping the weather improves for the last few days of the school holidays.

B x

debby4000 said...

Such a fabulous card Sam, adorable image and love all the details.
luv
Debby

Squirrel x said...

Too cute Sam, love this image. Such a pretty card. It was pretty soggy all day here too. Hugs xx PS. Will email you about the LH/NR debate!

tilly said...

H has been very active for the hols lol.....hope they enjoyed the rugby even though their team lost. a super Christmas card, I love the polar bear so cute
Tilly x.

Lee said...

Absolutely Gorgeous,love that image.Great embellies too.Thanks so much for your lovely comment.xx

XxJULESxX said...

Hi Sam love the card!! the image is so cute and love the frosty look!!! gorgeous

Kathie said...

Oh Sam what a lovely Christmas card I just adore this sweet image and that wonderful die you've used and such great embellishments. This is a great card and thanks so much for joining us this week over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck.
Hugs
Kathie SSW2~DT x

Sue said...

What a sweet image and lovely coloring, Sam. Love all the blue and the snowflakes too. Someone is going to love receiving this beauty.

Hugs
Sue

Sharon Basel said...

This is beautiful Sam. I love the frosty effects here with the glitter, etc. Looks like real snow on the image too. Beautifully colored and put together. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday2!
Sharon

Ellie said...

Such a pretty winter card Sam. Love the sketch and shades of blues!

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Sounds like you have had fab school hols! This is a gorgeous Christmas card Sam, love the LOTV image not seen it before! Susan x

susiestacey said...

Just popping back to your gorgeous card to add my previous comment...Thank you for sharing with Winter Wonderlands 'Anything Goes' challenge and good luck x Susan x
Caitlin is back at school on tuesday - not sure when Michael is back at college - he enroles tomorrow. x Susan x

Anne said...

Another lovely card Sam, love the blue shades you've chosen
Thanks for entering our 'Christmas in August' challenge - good luck!

Anne x

Sandra H said...

Oh this is just the cutest card ever what a lovely image too and the layout is perfect for our challenge over at “ Sparkles Christmas Challenge Snowflakes “ good luck and hope to see you again next time Dt Member Sandra H xx

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 191 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for August - I'd love to see it there too. x

Jules said...

Hi Sam

A gorgeous Christmas make. Love your cute image and all those scrummy dies.

Those school holidays seem to have flown by don't they?

I hope you had a good weekend.

Love Jules xx

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

Oh my gosh Sam, your card is so gorgeous! Love the adorable image and love how you embellished it. I am soooo "embellishment-challenged" and I gain so much inspiration from your cards as this is something I would love to have more confidence with. Really love those Marianne snowflakes too - they look so pretty.

Jocelyn x
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Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Thanks for popping over Sam.. great card. Shaz in Oz x

Dortesjs said...

beautiful and very lovely card

Wishcraft said...

Fab image and love the frosty blues, gorgeous card Sam :o) Hugs, Lisa x