Monday 28 January 2013

Scandinavian Christmas ....

.... Good morning.  I don't think I'm going out of the house today - we had lots of snow and freezing rain last night.  At 5.30am this morning we were woken by a telephone message from Northville Schools to say they are closed today - Kathryn is delighted!!  Jonathan, however, has had to go to work.  He phoned to say that the journey wasn't too bad, it's just the side roads that are really icy!   Obviously it's all the snow that is keeping me in Christmas mode - here's one I made for a couple of challenges:

Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Nordic Winter, Nordic Spring, Compliments of the Season II, Secret Set (Elf Footprints)
Inks: Stampin' Up! - Real Red, Basic Grey
Dies: Spellbinders - Moroccan Accents (S5-064); Die-namics - Fishtail Flags Layers STAX
Accessories: SU Card - Real Red; Kanban Card - Charcoal Satin Metallic; Ribbons and white card from stash

There really are only a couple of sets of stamps that I could use for the Jingle Belles challenge - it had to be Nordic Winter and a bit of Nordic Spring too!  I started off by cutting a mat of Real Red card (just the perfect shade) and a smaller white panel.  I embossed the top of the white card with snowflakes and stamped a selection of the border stamps across the bottom of the panel.  I added some grey and silver ribbon to the panel and attached it to the card.  I die cut a pretty doily from some charcoal grey satin metallic card (see the grey heart in the box) and added a sweet little bird on top (again, there's a bird in the box).  I finished off with a simple sentiment stamped in grey.  I made a couple of mats for the inside; stamped the large cross stitch star from the "Secret Set" (second impression) and a fun sentiment.  You can just about see the star in this photo!!

I stood on my door step about 20 minutes ago and took a couple of photos of the fir tree that I can see from my office window (looking at it right now!).  The tree is covered in snow and ice, but it's already dripping as the temperature is 1°C and expected to get to about 9°C by mid afternoon - all the snow will melt away :) 

You can just about see across the road - it's very foggy!  That's all for now.  See you soon.


Anonymous said...

Those Waltzingmouse Stamps are great, they look like patterned paper. It wasn't too bad on the roads this morning, everyone was just driving a bit slower, I didn't spin my wheels once, I was surprised actually as it looked really bad when I looked out of the bedroom window when I got up! Can't believe it's going to warm up again!


Anonymous said...

Oh this is so pretty Deborah! I love the strips of design across the bottom and pretty snowflake emblem!!

We had a bit of freezing rain, but it ended up just turning into rain. (IL) Stay warm my friend! :)

Tara Cardwell said...

Wow - both for the card and the snow! All our snow has gone now as we suddenly had a temp upswing and it all washed away in the rain - thankfully the flood alert passed too!

I love the bird framed in that die with the red, white and silver colour combo - very festive :-)

Stamps and Paper said...

Love your card Deborah and your embossed background...your photos made me shiver...bbrrr.... Keep warm..


Jocelyn Olson said...

Gorgeous card--your stamping is fantastic. I love the color scheme you used and the pop of silver. Great looks quite a bit like that where I live, too (snowy, icy, and foggy).

Sue Lelli said...

Beautiful , Deb! I have always Loved the Scandanavian stamps! Love your embossing, too!

Kim Heggins said...

This is just your embossed images and that silver, so pretty.

SmilynStef said...

Fabulous combination of stamps ... and I love the touch of silver ... so very glad you joined us at jingle belles.

lauren bergold said...

holy moly that is the PERFECT STAMP SET for this, and i cannot believe how very neatly and perfectly you line everything up! ♥WOW♥!!! utterly gorgeous card, and just brimming with details from the inspiration pic! well done, you!!! ♥

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