Sunday, August 24, 2014

Sleigh Rides

Okay, I know it is still Summer, lol! But I'm trying to make sure I'm ahead of the game when it comes to Christmas cards - and I love playing along with the Festive Friday challenge! Their inspirational photo this week (shown below) features a brown, white and black colour scheme. Not traditional colours, but I was so inspired by the Design Team I wanted to try it myself.  I used a Kraft cardstock base and layered a black 'handmade-type' paper over the top of the card. I have had this paper, and the white one bordering the focal image, for years. I was really pleased I was able to pull from my stash to create this card!

 I used Ranger Sticky Stuff to heat emboss the sleigh and then sprinkled on a black sparkly glitter called Twilight by Recollections. I need to use this stuff with glitter more!

This stamped image was one I got quite a few years ago and had stored away. It's a good reminder to pull out those things you have in storage and look through them! I heat embossed with black embossing powder and then used my Picket Fence Distress marker to colour over the snowy areas. This marker is so neat - it actually dries opaque. I used a brown marker to go over part of the fence and the cabin and then used a clear Wink Of Stella marker. Can I tell you how much I love this marker?! So shimmery!

The Sleigh Rides sentiment and the sleigh were from a set I picked up at a garage sale this summer. I white heat embossed on top of the black banner.

Festive Friday- Inspirational Photo:

DL Art - August Linky Party

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes

Little Scrap Pieces - Show It Off Saturday

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Anything Goes

Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes

I hope you are all enjoying your weekend!


  1. I love the sleigh and the gorgeous mountains. Great job with the inspiration! Thanks so much for playing with us at Festive Friday!

  2. Great job using non-traditional colors for the attractive design! Thanks for stopping by our house here at 613 Avenue Create! We look forward to your next visit.
    Chana, Owner
    613 Avenue Create Challenge Blog

  3. I absolutely adore this card! And yes-- I totally agree that it's always a challenge to get ahead when it comes to Christmas cards! I should follow your example and start mine early! On your card, I love the quaint little scene you created. It just looks so cozy and it made me want to nestle in that cabin with a mug of hot cocoa! I really liked your addition of the glitter and the pearls and ribbon add just the right bit of dimension. Really beautiful work and I'm so glad you shared it with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! Thanks for inspiring me to start getting my brain into Christmas mode!

  4. so pretty - I love the sparkly, snowy scene! So glad you joined us at Festive Friday!

  5. This is just gorgeous! Love the non-traditional colors you used as well as all the other elements here! FAB, FAB work Hun!!!!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us @ 613 Avenue Create & hope to see you back again for our next challenge!!!!!

  6. What a pretty scene!!! And I love the shimmer you've added! And, it's hard to believe, but the colors do look great together, don't they? Thanks so much for playing along with us at Festive Friday!!!