Friday, December 7, 2012

Winter Wonderland

It’s that time again, time for another challenge from Pattie’s Creations. And what a fabulous challenge we have for you. If you haven’t been able to tell by how busy all of the malls and stores have become, Christmas will soon be upon us. Now I don’t know about the rest of you, but I am nowhere near ready for Christmas. Every year I tell myself that I will start making my Christmas cards early…well you know the old saying about the best laid plans of mice and men? Yup…that should give you an idea of how well that idea went *laughing*

Thankfully Pattie’s Creations has decided to have a challenge that will get at least 1 more of my many Christmas cards I need done. That’s right, our new challenge is for you to create a Christmas card.

I chose to use Pattie’s adorable images “Penguin Igloo” and Snow Globe.

I decided for this challenge to do a Gate fold card. The white and red cs is from Recollections. I used a digital paper by Bearly Mine Design and printed it out in shades of black and grey on the red to give me my dp.
The large snowflake behind the image and the small fabric snowflakes in the corners I got at my local dollar store. The ribbon is some that I’ve had in my stash for the last couple of years. I punched the corners with my SU ticket corner punch. I heat embossed the snow in the bottom of my snow globe and falling inside it…the embossing powder is called Christmas Tinsel and my sister gave it to me years ago.

The sentiment on the inside is part of a set of 10 different Christmas sentiments by Pattie’s Creations. I framed it with a frame, but for the life of me I can’t remember who the frame is by, so as soon as I know, I will post it here.
I coloured everything with a combination of my Staedtler pencil crayons with oms, my SU felts and my gold and green metallic pens. I used stickles on the penguin’s hat.

So now it’s your turn to show us what you’ve got. The challenge will be running until January 11th, 2013 as the DT is going to be taking a holiday. The rules for the challenge are easy…make a Christmas card…yes it must be a Christmas card and it must have a stamp (digital or rubber) on it. Please no back linking and turning off your word verification would really help us to make comments on your wonderful creations. For a list of all the rules and the fabulous prizes to be won, head on over to Pattie’s Challenge Blog. And while you’re there, check out the incredible creations that my fellow teamies have made.

Thanks for visiting ~ Charlene

Challenges Entered:

Avadares: Challenge #6 - Anything With a Digi
Shelly's Images: TTT Challenge - Christmas is in the Air


Anne Temple said...

Wonderful gate fold card and I love how you put the image on the snowflake and the belly band.

Pattie G said...


I just love everything about this card! I love your coloring too.

Pattie ♥

Sandi said...

Charlene - you put a lot of work into this card, and it shows in the final creation, so beautiful!
Sandi ♥
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!

Desire Fourie said...

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Teresa Arsenault said...

What an adorable & delightful gate-fold card, Charlene. I love the Bing Crosby Christmas song too.
Thanks for sharing this at Avadares Challenge Blog. Good luck in the draw.
Blessing hugs,

Anne Fenton said...

Your card is lovely. thank you for joiing Avadares Challenge Blog.

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