Thursday, January 15, 2015

Winter Blues at The East Wind

Yikes!  This must be a record. (And a crappy one, at that) 10 days since my last post.  Mojo has flown the coop, but I have been crafting, just not stuff I can post yet.  Thank goodness there's a new challenge today at The East Wind with the apropos theme of Winter Blues. I certainly have nothing to complain about here, as the weather has been in the upper 60's, but I do have a bit of the post holiday syndrome. How about you?

Gotta say this gorgeous image, Aurora 'Warm Wishes', did cheer me up a bit. She's colored with Copics and Prismacolor pencils.  I've used the no background png format so I could put her in this beautiful snowy scene which is from the Gecko Galz Frozen mini digi paper pack.  Did you know that many of the new TEW images come in jpg, png, no background png and no lines formats, all for one low price?  I also added some additional candles from my brand new JoyCraft die. Thought they were perfect with the beautiful image.  Finally, I've used Stickles on the flames to add a little bling and a gorgeous organdy bow.  My teamies have outdone themselves for this challenge so please be sure to visit the Challenge Blog to be totally inspired.  And for those of you who just can't let go of Christmas, (who, moi?) the Merry Quirkmas FB challenge runs through the 17th on TheEastWind FB page.

I'm entering this in the Brrr the Blues challenge at Crafty Creations, Sweet Stamps Winter BluesFab 'n' Funky Something New (new candles die), Inky Impressions Monochrome, Word Art Wednesdays ATG, Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Wow It's Cold, Die Cuttin' Divas Picture Challenge, Just Inspirational Weekly Add a Backround Image, Just Inspirational Monthly Bling (Stickles) and a Bow, Eureka Stamps Baby It's Cold Outside, Stamp and Create January Winter Wonderland, PDE Linky Party Blue and White, That Craft Place Monochromatic, Craftin' Desert Diva's Blue and White Linky Party and the Deep Ocean Challenge Winter Dreams.


  1. Beautiful card, but always just have to say, I love the name of your blog. Hope you're feet are toasty warm today. Thank you for Linking Up at PDE Linky Party.
    ~Janis, PDE Linky Party owner
    Pause Dream Enjoy Page on Facebook

  2. Gorgeous image and coloring! No mosquitoes here either. I will have to go look at TEW if they are offering separate.png images. Thanks for the heads up and for joining us at The Snarky Sisterhood's W is for Wow! (It's Cold).

  3. Upper 60' am super jealous of that (as I listen to the wind howling outside)
    Fab winter card, love the blues, the candles and the pretty image (and of course your amazing colouring!)
    Thanks for joining the snarky sisters for our "W is for WOW it's cold" challenge!!

  4. The corner swirls look like wind blowing, great image and I really like the candles. Thank you for sharing this lovely art with us at Word Art Wednesday.
    Blessings, Carole

  5. Very pretty! Love the detail in her hair.

    Yeah, it's been too long since we've chatted. Hope everything is going great! XOXO

  6. Beautiful card and original background! Thanks for joining us at Just Inspirational Challenges!
    Stefi DT

  7. I love all the blues. Beautiful card. Thank you for sharing it with us at EurekaStamps. Mary DT

  8. Your Mojo does not look like it has gone anywhere!! This card is beautiful. The image is gorgeous as is your coloring. Thanks for linking up at Craftin Desert Divas!!

    Craftin Desert Divas Design Team

  9. Yeah, just brag about the 60 degree weather, why dontcha?! LOL! Donna, your card is gorgeous! Love that image and your coloring skillz (and computer skillz) are fabulous! Thanks for joining in the fun at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

  10. WOW Donna!!! This is total awesomeness for sure!!! I so love this image!! The colors are just perfect! Thank you so very much for joining our 'Blue and White' Linky Party at PDE!!!! :)

  11. Beautiful creation that image is stunning, the design is gorgeous, thank you for joining our challenge at Fab 'n' Funky this week.
    lorraine x

  12. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us this week for our Baby its Cold Outside Challenge at Eureka Stamps.

  13. Thank you for joining our “Silver and Blue Photo Inspiration” Challenge this week at Die Cuttin’ Divas.

    Stay Creative,
    • Carson's Creations •
    Die Cuttin’ Diva DT

  14. How fabulous! That image is stunning. Thanks so much for playing with us this week at Craftin Desert Divas White and Blue Linky Party. Hope to see you again soon :)

    michelle (Craftin Desert Divas DT)
    Purple Monkey Moments

  15. I understand that post holiday funk. It took me a bit to get back into it, too. I saw this card on the TEW's blog and thought it was so pretty! Thanks for joining our "Baby, it's cold outside" Challene this week at Eureka Stamps. Julie, DT member

  16. Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week.


  17. Awesome design, beautiful coloring on the image. Love the candles and ribbon. Thank you for joining us in this weeks blog challenge at

  18. Thank you for taking part in our JIC challenge, your card looks gorgeous and very inspirational
    All the best Jo Baker xxxx

  19. This is gorgeous, Donna. Thanks so much for sharing your art with us and please stop by again soon.
    Word Art Wednesday

  20. Great image and even GREATER card! Thanks for joining us over at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers for our "W" is for WOW it's Cold Challenge!

  21. Very pretty. Thanks for joining us at Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers.


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