Friday 28 December 2012

Snow Queen

Good Evening... I hope you all had a lovely Christmas... we had a very quiet Christmas but it was lovely to spend time with family... we had lots of nice food and were warm and dry... so we couldn't ask for more.. :-))

This is the Christmas Card that I made for my daughter... sorry the photographs are so rubbish... it has been dull, dull, dull with rain ALL week and I couldn't be bothered getting the light box out over festive holiday!!  my daughter asked for a card with 'ice' theme... so I used an image called 'Snow Queen' which I bought from ETSY.

The papers are Pion Design - and I'm not sure which one this is.... I bought them from Live and Love Crafts a while back... but this paper is like blue sky with soft clouds... it might be Poem of Spring? but anyway it seemed to go with ice blue theme... I've stickled the edges of paper to look icy.

I've added Memory Box Frostyville Border and Snowflake Corners from My Crafty Heart and covered them in Star Dust Stickles. Behind the image is some ice blue mesh which I've had in my Stash for ages.... and I've finished off with some pearls.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and Flexmarkers... I've not used many colours...Cool Aqua, Soft Aqua and Almond and Blush... Cool Grey's for the hair... and tons of Star Dust Stickles...

As I said before.. it hasn't photographed well ... especially the Die Cuts... where the sparkle doesn't look good!! but my daughter loved the card! So I'm happy!!!

I would like to enter the following Challenges:-

Simon Says - 'Anything Goes' ends 1st January 2013
Charisma Cardz - Challenge 51 - 'Anything Goes' ends 2nd January 2013
Top Tip Tuesday - Challenge 92 - 'Anything Christmas' ends 7th January 2013
Divas by Design - Challenge 66 - 'Anything Goes' ends 8th January 2013
Paper Crafting Journey - 'Anything Goes' ends 8th January 2013

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas... my daughter bought me some lovely Crafty goodies... so I am looking forward to the New Year and using my new stash... 

Tonight I am going to a friend's house for pizza... I've not seen them for ages as every time we were going to meet up I got ill... so it will be lovely to see them again and have a good natter!! 
I will catch up with you all over the weekend
Love and hugs


Pia S said...

You've been very successful in creating an icy look for this card - your choice of colors and stickles gives this image a fantastic finish!

Mary J said...

OH that is so gorgeous, Sue - crisp and glittery!

Sue said...

WOW!! This is stunning Sue. Such a gorgeous image and the icy colours and details are gorgeous.
I hope you enjoy the rest of the festive season
hugs Sue

Claire said...

WOW Sue this is a stunning card, love the icy colour combo and the fabulous image and all the amazing detail. I bet your Daughter was thrilled with it. Glad you had a good Christmas too. Hugs and love, Claire x

Unknown said...

Wow this is so gorgeous Sue! the image is beautiful.
Glad you had a nice Christmas.
Hugs xx

Unknown said...

Hi Sue,
This is totally awesome, the colouring is perfect and everything goes together so well I'm not surprised your daughter loved it.

Hope you enjoyed your 'natter'? -I haven't heard that expression for years lol.
Take care of yourself,

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow this is so pretty ..what a gorgeous image and such softness
Hope you had a wonderful Christmas
Lisa x

SusanLotus said...

So beautiful! Hope you enjoyed the Christmas holiday and I wish you a great weekend!


Elaine Stark said...

enchanting, your daughter will love this card. beautiful colours. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

Mau xx said...

Hi Sue, Love the card the image is gorgeous and I can imagine just how beautiful the card it in the flesh. these days are so dark and depressing aren't they.
Hope you have lots of blessing in 2013, thanks for calling by my friend i will be in touch soon.
Huge Hugs Mau xx

Betka said...

Fabulous :)

Lin said...

what an elegant lady! Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge!

xxxtglxxx said...

Stunning image and gorgeous frosty card Sue! :) Glad you had a lovely christmas hun :)

Wishing you a Happy New Year! :)



Sheryl said...

This is just gorgeous, I love the soft feel of the whole card. I bet your daughter was thrilled!
Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week. Hope we see you again in 2013.
Happy New Year!!!
Hugs Sheryl xx

Gem said...

fabulous creation! thanks for joining in our Anything goes challenge at charisma this week! Gem :)

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is absolutely beautiful Sue, I like everything about it!!!
Kevin xx

coops said...

so beautiful sue.really love the image and your colours and details are really pretty :D

xx coops xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is awesome Sue, I can see why your daughter loved it.

Hope you had a lovely time with your friends.

I see you have change the picture of your eye candy, is it because your other one has sadly got killed off in Downton Abbey?


Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous ,stunning even ,love the image and fab colouring.Sorry I have been a bit laxed with my comments of late but life has been hapening....hope your christmas was

Kathleen said...

Hi Sue, this is a fabulous card, great image, fabulous papers and layout and love the pearl display.
I have to apologise for not commenting lately but things have happened and I feel really guilty regarding returning your comments on Christmas wishes. The best layed plans all went to pot and while I knew come Boxing Day I would be no use to man or beast I didn't expect the Christmas Eve problems.

I knbow that you have had quite a few health issues in 2012 so I can only say that I really hope 2013 is a very Happy & Healthy Year for you and all your Family.
Thanks so much for your support.

Kath x

Unknown said...

OMW Sue! Is there a superlative for gorgeous??? Wow, really love how you transformed that beautiful image and used those fab icy colours, that's really what this image needs! No wonder Chrissie loved this, too, for it's a real beauty {sigh}. Big hugs, Ira xox

Ally said...

wooooooooooooooooooooooooooowzer wow wowo wowowowowwowowwoooooow!!! What an amazing card, she will treasure it forever! It's a stunner!
Huge hugs, Aless

Unknown said...

Hi Sue, oh my that is just fabulous!

Wonderful image, colouring and all the sparkles are just marvellous.

Sorry I've been absent from commenting - I've had the 'puter switched off over the holiday! Hoping to get back into the swing of things in the New Year.

Oh and thanks for joining in with us at Divas by Design this time as well.


Unknown said...

Hi Sue, oh my that is just fabulous!

Wonderful image, colouring and all the sparkles are just marvellous.

Sorry I've been absent from commenting - I've had the 'puter switched off over the holiday! Hoping to get back into the swing of things in the New Year.

Oh and thanks for joining in with us at Divas by Design this time as well.


Annette said...

Gorgeous card, I love the frostyville die cuts. I have a few myself and they are so gorgeous.
Happy New Year
Netty's Cards
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ABC Christmas Challenge,
Lili’s Little Fairies,
Top Tip Tuesday,
The Stamp Basket, and
Stamp Fairy.