Thursday, 17 November 2011

Moving Along With The Times (DT Card) - Challenge 125 - 'Let it Snow'

Happy Thursday! Hope you are all keeping well. Time for another Challenge over at

This week the lovely Laurie is our hostess and she has chosen the fab theme of .....

'Let It Snow'

We are sponsored this week by Digi My World who have very kindly given us some gorgeous images to play with.

Also they are generously offering the winner a prize of a $10 Voucher to spend in their Store.

These two lovely images are from a set of six stamps called 'Winter Kids' and they are perfect for creating a lovely winter scene.  

I flipped the 'boy with snowman' image to fit the scene and I have digitally coloured the blue-grey areas and added a texture. When I think back to my childhood in the Sixties, we seemed to have snow quite often back then, and we always had gorgeous fair isle jumpers and hats. So thought I would do some snowflake borders on the clothes digitally to try and replicate that. I've done some decoupage but it doesn't show up very well in the photos. I printed out three of each image and picked out bits to layer up. The border and bobble on hats and part of snowman/snowball.

I made the background paper and border so that it all matched.  I've added some diamond stickles glitter to the snow on sky background but again it doesn't show up in photos! The Sentiment is from Pink Petticoat. I tried adding more bellies but didn't likey. I think the images kinda hold their own on this one.

Skin: E00, E02
Greens: G82, G85
Reds: R42, R49 and Spectrum Noir No. 1
Browns: E24, E53
Snowman/Snowball: Spectrum Noir 'Cool Shadow'

I always remember one Winter's day in the 60s when it snowed heavily.  By the time I got home from Primary School it was dark. My brother had built a 'state of the art' sledge which was amazing and I begged him to let me have a go on it.  My brother pulled me on the sledge around the roads where we lived and I felt like I was in Austria. it was really magical, freshly falling snow and all glistening in the lamplight.  Then back indoors and chill blains!! Ooh didn't it hurt when your feet started to warm up !!! even though I had two pairs of socks and wellies!! LOL

Hope all this talk of SNOW has put you in the mood to make a Winter Wonderland of a card for the Challenge. Really looking forward to seeing all your gorgeous creations!

Don't forget to pop on over to MAWTT Website for more details of the challenge and to take a look at the rest of the team's creations - they are all awesome!!

I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges:-

Craft your Passion  - Challenge 84 - 'Let it Snow' (ends 20th November 2011)
Cupcake Craft Challenge 168 - 'Two's Company' (ends 20th November 2011)
Fab'n Funky - Challenge 99 - 'Baby it's Cold Outside' (ends 22nd November 2011)
Crafts & Me - Challenge 61 - 'Simples' (ends 22nd November 2011)
Thanks for visiting and for all your lovely comments!
Hugs Sue xx


Alessandra said...

It's a lovely scene u created! thanks for giving us a glimpse of your childhood memories. It's like being a child once again for a few secs!
Huggies, Alessandra

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous card hun, love the little scene you have created!
Hugs Shell xx

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous card Sue, the images are just lovely, your story is beautiful , it sounded like a very magical day! until those chill blains set in, but we have to take the good with the bad sometimes. tfs your amazing winter scene with us.
Hugs Cheryl

Cheryl said...

oh gosh hun this is just gorgeous,the detail is just stunning and so beautifully colored hugs cherylxxxxx

Doreen said...

Just gorgeous Sue love the

DesignerDiva said...

Super super card Sue love how you have coloured the gorgeous images and made the background - clever you! Perfect amount of detail its all so well balanced and I love reading your fab and funny posts!
I'm so glad you are on our team
Love Laurie xx

Debs said...

Gorgeous snowy scene Sue.
Love the layering of the images.
Have a fab day.
Debs xx

xxxtglxxx said...

Lovely post Sue :)

Great card, the paper piecing on the clothing looks brilliant and its got a great wintry feel.



Delphine said...

Gorgeous, Sue, and so cute! The little scene you have created is lovely and I love the shades of blue and all the snowflakes! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Lots of hugs Delphine xx

Lisa Jane said...

oh this is fabulous ... i love how you coloured the clothes with the snowflake pattern.. and the snowy background is wonderful
Lisa x

Faye said...

What an adorable couple. Fabby card too. Thanks for playing at Cupcake this week. x

Hazel (Didos) said...

Love this one, its stunning. Oh snow I love the stuff all glittery and sparkly!!! Sounds like you had a blast on your brothers sledge, Love Hxx

Teresa said...

Hi Sue,
Oooh! Yes in those days any ice or snow was absolutely magical and I remember the pain when our feet warmed up! I remember our Primary school payground being like an ice rink and us all having a lovely time till the Caretaker came out with his grit :( ooh, he wasn't popular. This card brings back such happy memories - great (and very clever) background Sue and fabby colouring of this little twoseome! Hugs, Teresa x

Pami said...

I love how you have done all the background to match Sue, its just fabulous, you are clever! Pami x

chrissy xx said...

One Gorgeous Christmas card! What a Fabulous scene! LOve your colours and this pretty paper Sue.
I used to love the snow lol...Now I just like to watch it through the window he! he!

Cathy Lee said...

Adorable card, Sue. Cute images and color combo. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.
Cathy Lee

Claire said...

I love this card, those images are just adorable. Hugs, Claire x

coops said...

so stunning sue.i love the sweet image and your colours are gorgeous :D

xx coops xx

Anne-Marie said...

Oh what a lovely card, the stamps are so lovely and sweet.

Thank you for joining us at FnF this week.

Anne-Marie x x

Susan Flynn said...

Gorgeous card Sue your colouring is spot on and aren't you clever digitally colouring - I wouldn't know where to start!! Your story of your childhood takes me back, I grew up in Canada and the USA, when it snowed in Canada we once got snowed in our house for 3 days yuck. The dog once licked the drain pipe and his tongue froze to it. I got locked out for 15 minutes and all my tears and runny nose froze to my face!! So my memories aren't as nice as yours!! Have a great weekend xx

Betka said...

Oh, this is fabulous card :)
Image perfect, I love small details, shadow and colors. Snowfall! Oh, how I like!!!

Hugs: Betka

Shannon White said...

Goodness Sue this is so Darned Adorable! Love your Sweet image! Fabulous paper piecing and coloring! Just a Fabulous Winter scene!
Sounds like yo and you brother had lots of fun with his sledge. 8-)

Shannon 8-)

leia said...

Haha this image is brilliant - I can't wait for it to snow now so I can make a snowman :-) Thanks for joining us this week at Craft Your Passion Challenges. Laura x

leia said...

Haha this image is brilliant - I can't wait for it to snow now so I can make a snowman :-) Thanks for joining us this week at Craft Your Passion Challenges. Laura x

Violets Corner said...

Oh, this is a stunner Sue, I like it a lot!!!

Warm hugs

sari said...

Hi Sue!
What a fantastic card! Just love the image and that snowman made me long for some snow!! Thanks for joining us at The Cupcake Craft Challenge this week! Good Luck! Hugs and sunshine!/Sari

SusanLotus said...

I love these childhood memories you are sharing with us. Everything was so magical when we were children... :)
We have no snow here yet. In fact it´s warmer than in 200 years. I miss the snow very much. Today it´s rainy and the sky is grey :(
Have a great day!

louise said...

Wow super card made me smile as soon as I clicked on your blog,so cute,thanks for joining us at Cupcake this week.
Hugs Louise xx

Karen said...

WOW Your card is simply gorgeous!!! Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful work with us at Crafts and Me :-)
Lots of Hugs