Wednesday, November 3, 2010

W is for Winter Wonderland ... my first DT post

Hi all, I am glad that you stopped by today. this is my first official post as part of the design team over on the ABC Christmas Challenge Blog and we have a wonderful challenge for you today.

This weeks challenge chosen by Annie is Winter Wonderland with an optional theme of white. You can of course use colour for your image and a little for your matting but we want to see a snow white winter wonderland come to life on your creations.

For this challenge we have been sponsored by Simon Says Stamp and one lucky challenge participant will receive a $15 gift certificate spend at the store. Who wouldn't love the chance to do a little Christmas shopping for themselves as we gear up for all of the holiday rush?

For my card I have chosen to use this adorable digi image from Cuddly Buddly. I have coloured it using my Copics and added a generous dose of stickles to give it the glisten of fresh fallen snow. I really enjoyed the challenge of trying to make an all white card, it was a great opportunity to pull out my embossing folders which never seem to get enough use. As you can see, my glittery paper which looked white on it's own has taken on a pink sparkle when placed with the true bright white of my stamping cardstock. A sparkly white ribbon and some punched snowflakes and pearls have finished off my card.

I will be entering this card in the following challenges;

Stamp Artic - Glitter/Christmas
Bah Humbug - presents
Die Cuts Dreams Christmas - Christmas Digi
A Spoonful of Sugar - Embellish
City Crafter - Digi
Totally Papercrafts - Bling it on
Simon Says Stamp - All white
Stamp and Create - tis the Season

Our DT and  Guest designers have made some wonderful winter creations to inspire you so be sure to pop on over to the ABC Christmas Challenge blog and check them out.


Max said...

Hi Carissa,
What a sweet image and all the embossing is beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us at Bah! Humbug!

Max's Craft Creations
Bah! Humbug! Challenges DT

Gram's Treasures said...

Congratulations Carissa, on your DT spot! Cute little card...the image is perfect against all of the white.

Lori said...

Oh how sweet and your embossing and snowflakes are beautiful, thanks for joining in our Digi Christmas Challenge at the Die Cut Dreams Blog, we'd love to see your back again!

Irene said...

Hello Carissa

What a fabulous card - I love it.
Your cuttling is just fabulous. I love the snowflakes and with the addition of a super cute image is just perfect.

thank you so much for joining in our latest challane at Bah!Humbug!

Delphine said...

Congratulations on your first DT card, teammie:-) It is gorgeous and so elegant! I love the adorable image, which you have coloured beautifully, the beautiful embossing and your glitter paper which is perfect with your card! Enjoy the rest of your day! Hugs Delphine xx

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Carissa :-) the image is just sooo cute and the textures and embellies are fab :-)

welcome to the team :-)

thanks for joining us on the TPC (you could enter the Simon Says Stamp too !! :-))
Lols x x x

Helen said...

Beautiful card Carissa - I love the embossing...and that bunny is soooo sweet!
Helen x

Susie Sugar said...

far too cute ....Love it darling
Thanks for joining us this week at the Die cut Dreams Christmas club, come back soon for some more fun
Hugs Susie & The Christmas Dream DT Girls

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Very pretty, I love the different embossing background, very cute image too, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Anonymous said...

Welcome WELCOME!! welcome to the team!! great to have you with us!! Fantastic first DT card! if this is anything to go by the challengers have some great inspiration in store! love the hints of colour and the images is super cute too! hugs Samantha :0)

Heather said...

Hi Carissa, gorgeous card and fantastic colouring of the cute image. Great embossing - love that bottom panel - and such lovely details. Don't you just hate it when things don't photograph TRUE!!

So glad you could join us in the Simon Says Stamp challenge.
hugs Heather xx

Unknown said...

What a beautiful card. All your embossing looks wonderful.. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

Dorte said...

Lovely white wonderland card. Realy cute image and the embossing looks great. Wonder what the little fellow is thinking.... I am so glad you (Delphine and me )managed to join the team.
hugs Dorte,xx

debby4000 said...

Oh wonderful cute card.

Ros said...

Beautiful card .. pretty and soft ... thanks for sharing at CCCB

Ros said...

Beautiful card .. pretty and soft ... thanks for sharing at CCCB

Ros said...

Beautiful card .. pretty and soft ... thanks for sharing at CCCB

email: said...

Aww I love that image!!! So cute! Your embellishments are great too!!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!


Delphine said...

Hello Carissa! Can you give me your email address on my blog by leaving me a comment that I won't publish, so that I can write to you tomorrow? Thank you in advance:-)! Hugs Delphine xx

cnelson said...

So cute!! LOVE the embossing! Thanks for playing along at CCCB!

SasSa said...

How cuute!Lovely details.
Sadly we want the cards to be for our (StampARTic challenge only. So sorry!
Wish you a nice day.
Best regards SasSa StampARTic team.