Monday, December 21, 2015

Oh the Weather Outside is Frightful!

Today starts the new Facebook Challenge in The East Wind Group with the theme of (well, check the title of this post)  Seems like there's been all sorts of screwy weather going on across the country this month, eh?  Hope yours isn't too bad, wherever you are.  To be honest, I really miss the cold and snow around Christmas time, but I hear the Chicago area has in some cases been warmer than here in California.  What gives?  My card reflects the winters of my childhood, using the adorable image "baby, it's cold outside".

Here's a closeup of this beauty.  Her hair and skin are colored with Copics, but I couldn't resist flocking her cap, scarf and mitties.  I printed her several times on blue card stock and then added the white details with a white Posca paint pen before fussy cutting, running them right side down through my Xyron, and flocking them with white flock (which softens the color).  Don't you feel just all kinds of cozy?

Here's the dimensional shot.  The card is cut with my Spellbinder's Grand Labels One.  The snow flakes are from...hmmm...I can't find the die, and it would be no big surprise if you could see my disastrous craft room.  Oh wait, I seem to remember i.o. (Impression Obsession?).  The skates are by Joy Crafts and inked with Tumbled Glass Distress.  I took lessons as a child and have so many fond memories of Saturday father/daughter outings with my friend Susie and her dad, too.  This holiday card was made especially for my LONG time hair stylist Debbie, who also skated as a child.  Christmas is a wonderful time to walk down memory lane, eh?  Anyway, the sentiment is computer generated and there ya go.  

Please pop by The East Wind FB Group (now public, so go take a peek) to see more inspiration for the challenge by the FB team and don't forget the Blog Challenge which runs through December 25th.

 Come join the fun!
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  1. I just love the colors, and the flocking really adds the warm and cozy-it sure looks like fleece! Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Diva's this month!

  2. Your attention to details always make me smile...the flocked mittens and hat are spot-on! Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at TTCRD this week, good luck! Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Denice - TTCRD DT

  3. Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Digitally Sweet. Hope to see you again next time.

  4. What a really Fun Card , I love the great texture and overall design, beautiful,thank you for joining in at the oddball art Co Blog Challenge :)

  5. Very pretty! I love the addition of the ice skates. Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up for our BRRRR! Winter! challenge!


  6. Gorgeous card Donna! So sweet and pretty and a fab choice of dies.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  7. It looks like the gal is bundled up nice and warm. Lovely card.

    So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

  8. Great image and fabulous colouring,love the flocking and die-cuts---Thank you for joining us at Our Crafty Corner
    Carol DT x

  9. Another fabulous card. I love the image and how you framed it. The skate are such a fun touch. Thank You for joining the DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge. Katie-DTMember

  10. A gorgeous card with lots of fab and festive detail. Thank you for joining us at Sparkles Christmas

  11. GORGEOUS card, I love all the details. Your colouring is absolutely beautiful. Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet Challenges

  12. Hi, I love your card, I love how you've layered it up and all of the detail you've put on it! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendars we hope to see you again soon!

    Love From Rebecca xx

  13. Awesome image and FABULOUS design! Thanks so much for joining us at Robyn’s Fetish challenge! I hope you’ll come back again soon!
    Robyn’s Fetish DT
    Robyn’s Fetish

  14. Donna, your coloring is gorgeous! I love the way that you made the eyes sparkle. So pretty! Thank you for joining our Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. ~Michelle

  15. Great card - love all the layers you've added.

    Thanks for joining us at A Snowflakes Promise.

    Helen x

  16. Such a cute gal. I love the layers! Thank you so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog this week :)

  17. Aww, she looks so happy and cosy that she almost make me like wintertime. Absolutely love the soft texture you have created on her accessories. Thank you so much for joining Oddballs Winter challenge, hope to see you soon again.


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