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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Winter fun!

Winter fun...skiing, skating, sledding...all out in the cold, snow, ice...something I don't ever see in the desert and sure don't miss it. So to all of you experiencing that weather, this card is for you!  Isn't this image beautiful? No, I didn't color her...this is one of the beautiful images from The Paper Shelter and her name is Fantasy On Ice. We all know that photographs don't do any of our cards justice...we often explain in our post that the colors in the photo aren't what the card actually is, but this image is exactly what you see here. The camera played tricks on my ribbon bow and made it more green than blue, but this image...well, what you see is what you get. 


I used an assortment of dies on this card including Spellbinders, Magnolia, Marianne, Whimsy and Joy. I threaded ribbon through my lace and added a row of the snowball embellishment. The tag is from Modge Podge...it's clear acetate and I stamped my words on paper in blue, then glued the paper on the back of the acetate. I used WOW! White Glitter on the icicles across the top of the card, on the trees over white pearl paint, and on the snow drifts at the base of the trees. The jewels, pearls and centers of the snowflakes are from my stash of supplies. Here's a close-up of this image. She's even more beautiful in person. And a helpful hint, print your color images on the best smooth paper you've got. I used the Neenah Super Smooth and she printed out as perfect as a photograph.

 
The challenge at The Paper Shelter Blog this week is Winter Fun. I interpret this to mean outside winter sports or activities. Our sponsor is our favorite digital image shop The Paper Shelter.
 
 
It's time for you to go shopping and get yourself at least one of these images! Why not purchase one stamp with the opportunity to win $30 worth of more stamps?! Winning three of these digitals is nothing to sneeze about, but imagine winning a gift certificate for $30 for the investment of $3.00! And these stamps come in black and white, in color, and you get a colored background, AND even a colored image on the front of the colored background!
 
The Design Team at The Paper Shelter Blog have some gorgeous inspirational cards for you. Please stop by the blog, take a look, and leave a message on each DT's blog to let them know you were there. We all appreciate a kind word from you!
 
                                                                            Hugs,
                                                                            Gail
 
This card is entered in the following challenges:

32 comments:

  1. Gail, please re-submit your thumbnail as it did not come thru. Thanks from the Craft-Dee BowZ team!

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  2. Donna, thank you so much for e-mailing me to tell me the thumbnail didn't post. I wouldn't have known without you telling me. I really appreciate your kindness. Thank you! --Gail

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  3. Your card is beautiful Gail, I love the adorable image and the dies are pretty.

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  4. gorgeous blue and white a perfect entry for our theme this week at the Winter Wonderland, thank you for joining us
    Hugs Kate xx
    PS I have candy if you are interested :)

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  5. Stunning colouring Gail, I love your your card design to. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

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  6. This is gorgous Gail. Love the design and the image is super xx

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  7. Another beautiful creation, Gail! Your little skater looks so pretty framed by all the lovely die cuts , ribbon and lace
    Chris
    x

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  8. This is lovely! Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles.
    Anjie

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  9. WOW, this is stunning Gail. So many gorgeous die cuts and that pearl strip is fab. hugs, Pat K x

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  10. Such a lovely card! Love those die-cuts :)

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  11. Your coloring is just fabulous Gail! I love the frosty look and all the yummy details! Thanks for joining us again at Great Impressions Stamps! I love that you are playing our "Guess the Christmas Carol" game with us too! We've got it going on all week long!

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  12. Wow this is lovely and your colouring is amazing!!!!!! Thanks for joining our challenge at the Graph'it Marker blog this week!
    Hugs xx Cara xx

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  13. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous card for CHNC challenge extra for November and also CCAYR 'winter wonderland' - hope to see you again soon. x

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  14. Gorgeous colours and a great image the hair colour is so vibrant. Love the trees and your great ribbon Good luck in your challenges this is a winner for me.Love and Happy crafting Carole x

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  15. Gail, just to let you know, I was able to get your thumbnail added to your submission over on the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge blog. I love your card. All the elements really shout ice and snow! Perfect for the ice skater image you used.Your coloring is super, too. Thanks for joining us at the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month. Join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara {personal blog - Art and Soul Creations}

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  16. The coloring on your image is exceptionally good and your sense of design is great.

    Mary Anne, Great Impressions DT

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  17. Wow what a gorgeous card! love that image she's absolutely beautiful. Thanks so much for joining us at Graph'It Colour Challenge this week
    Claire xx

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  18. This is a fabulous card, such lovely blues and lots of beautiful die cut details.
    Thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland this week.
    Pauline
    x

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  19. You've made a fantastisc winter scene for this beauty! The blue and white color scheme adds a wintery feel to this great design!

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  20. Such a pretty card with a gorgeous image, very sweet
    Hugs Julie P

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  21. Wow, nice coloring!! I love the details on the card. Thank you for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon.
    RRR Design Team - Nicole
    www.scrapsandstamps.com

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  22. Love all those delicate die-cuts, great design. Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Artistic Stamper.
    Alison x

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  23. Hello!

    Great card you made! Beautiful designs and truly heartwarming!
    How fun it is to read about how it is where you live, it is so far from us (9087 Swedish mil) and we are waiting for winter here while you never get to experience it .. a little weird.
    But you've got a lovely winter feeling in your card after all!

    Hug Lena

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  24. This is fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Grah'It color challenge! Good Luck!

    Hugs
    Iris

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  25. Oooooooh Gail, I can see yours is gonna be one of those blogs that I get completely lost in lol. This image is beautiful - the way you've coloured her makes it look like I could just grab those furry arm warmers and wear them myself - its an absolutely magnificent card, I'll be back later on to rifle through the rest of your posts so be prepared to read a book of comments on your stunning cards, hugs Jo x p.s. thank you for the kind comments left on my blog - mwaaaah xxxxx

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  26. Love the way you did the trim and ribbon!
    Thank you for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon!
    Hugs
    Heather

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  27. Your card is gorgeous!!!!! Thanks so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CARDS ALL YEAR 'ROUND challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    ~DEANNE~
    A Little Bit O' Paper

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  28. You have matched all your papers up perfectly with the image. I especially like your icicles hanging down from the top of the page. Thank you for joining in at Crafty Hazelnuts extra this month. hugs Mrs a. GDT.

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  29. Your colouring is beautiful, TFS with us at OCS!

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  30. She is stunning. Love your card and all the beautiful snow elements you've added to it. Thanks for joining us at Christmas Cards all Year Round. Stop in tomorrow for the new challenge.

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  31. Gorgeous - love the colours you've used.

    Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Calendar Challenge.

    Helen x

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