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Monday, November 4, 2013

Snowy Christmas

Hello, my sweet friends! I hope your November is off to a sparkly start! :o)

I have a wintry Christmas card to share with you today, which combines some newer goodies with some of my favorites from last season. :o)
I remain thoroughly enamored with heat-embossing! The tree is a Recollections stamp, which I heat-embossed with white embossing powder to make it snowy. I didn't want a purely white and blue Christmas card, so I added red and green rhinestones for a pop of Christmas cheer. :o)
The gorgeous die along the bottom is one of my new Marianne Design dies, called Anja Edge (LR0202). The beautiful embossing on it is a little washed out in these pictures, but the angled shot below shows it better. This shape is not only lovely, but also versatile. I couldn't resist using it as a fancy snowdrift for this card. :o)
Along the top is a Memory Box Frostyville border. Both borders are popped up with foam tape for dimension and accented with three sizes of pearls for a touch of elegance. The four snowflakes I added to the K and Company paper are from Cheery Lynn Designs, which I covered in Glamour Dust.

The reindeer is from the Spellbinders Fanciful Holiday set, which I cut out with Memory Box brown snowflake paper since he's frolicking through a winter wonderland. :o) I attached a jingly bell with Christmas twine from My Craft Spot so he can jingle all the way. ;)

My sentiment resides inside, which is from My Craft Spot's Joy to the World stamp set. This will be from me and my sweetheart, so I love that Kimberly included one with 'we.' :o) It rests atop a Spellbinders Fleur de Lis Square.
Thank you for fluttering on by! I wish you a sparkly day! :o)

Challenges entered:
 *613 Avenue Create~ Anything Goes
 *ABC Christmas Challenge~ V is for Vixen (Use a reindeer)
 *Allsorts~ Christmas Cheer
 *Christmas Card Challenges~ Anything Goes (Optional: Dimension)
 *Christmas Cards All Year 'Round~ Winter Wonderland
 *Craftin Desert Diva's Linky Party~ Anything Goes
 *Craftitude~ Anything Goes/ Use Twine or String
 *Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge~ Bling it Up
 *Make It Monday~ Anything Goes
 *Simon Says Stamp~ Anything Goes


  1. Beautiful card, you have really made those dies look fabulous! Spotted it on MIM xx

  2. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! You did such an amazing job!!! Thanks so much for sharing with us over at Craftin' Desert Divas!!!

  3. My sweetest friend, this is just absolutely gorgeous!! I love the dies you used!! Using the Marianne border for a fancy snowdrift - inspired!! You are so creative!! The snowflake border along the top is beautiful!! And I just love the reindeer merrily jumping along, his jingle bell ringing!! The tree looks amazing with the white embossing and green and red decorations!! Super-duper fabulous...I absolutely love it, as will the recipient!!

    I hope your week is starting out fabulously!! I'm still not recovered from my sister and her family's visit :/ Thinking of you my dear friend!! HUGS :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. Cute card Karen I LOVE the colours too! Thanks for Playing along with us this time at ABC Christmas Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

  5. Fabulous card and diecuts Karen. I saw this on MIM..Loz

  6. "WOW" Karen how adorable is your card its stunning the dies are fantastic and the colour is gorgeous as always you produce such wonderful creations x

  7. Love your reindeer, love how she is prancing over that little slope. It's just so beautiful with all the added details and perfect Christmas tree.
    The new dies are just pretty as can be....

  8. I adore everything about this card dear Karen. I love the way you have used those gorgeous die cuts. The white embossed tree looks stunning with the red and green gems placed perfectly. Such a wonderful reindeer and a beautiful sentiment too. As always your attention to detail is amazing.
    I am truly grateful for your lovely comments on my cards Karen, you are so kind.
    I hope you have a good week.
    hugs Sue xx

  9. Beautiful card - thanks for entering my CHNC challenge 149 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for November - I'd love to see it there too. x Thanks too for entering CCAYR 'winter wonderland' - hope to see you again soon. x

  10. Karen, this is stunning! So elegant. Fabulous die cuts and design and love the reindeer and the little bell! TFS and have a wonderful week.

  11. Fabulous card! Love all the dies you used, the colors chosen and your decision yo add bling to your tree! It really adds beauty to the tree! The memory box die is one I have adored for a while now.

    Thanks for sharing at Craftin Desert Divas!

  12. As it’s something I don’t like doing will admit at the beginning that this is a copy and paste comment as I am unable to type properly at the moment, but didn't want to miss the opportunity to take a look at your lovely Christmas creation and thank you for joining us at Allsorts this week.

    B x

  13. I love every signle thing in your card: the colors, the edges, the tree, the reindeer... Great job!
    Thanks for joining us at Christmas card Challenges this week!
    Monica - CCC DT

  14. Absolutely gorgeous! Love all the bling, and that bell is the perfect touch! :) Thanks for playing along over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

  15. This is just so beautiful Karen and thanks for joining our challenge at Allsorts this week
    x catherine

  16. Beautiful card Karen. I love the frostyville border. I have been making similar cards with reindeers and memory box snowy dies. But I can't share just yet as the recipients read my blog!!
    Jayne x

  17. this is a great card, loved all the dies used on it. Seen on MIM

  18. Gorgeous festive card Karen, I love the design and colours. Thank you so much for joining us at Allsorts for our Christmas Cheer challenge this week x

  19. This is gorgeous!!! :o I LOVE your new Marianne die!! That is gorgeous!! I love the Memory Box and the cheery Lynn too! That reindeer is awesome! Love your added gems and pearls.. Just GORGEOUS!!!! Wow!!! Saw you on MIM!

    - Susan
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}
    ps...There is a DT Call over at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges

  20. Hi Karen!! Oh my goodness !!! Those dies look fabulous with the little reindeer!! Too cute!! I made a snowy scene on my card this week @ MIM.

    :) :) I saw your card @ Make It Monday! 

I have a new candy on my blog if you are interested:

Have a great week!! :) :)
    Nicole’s Craft Nook
    Nicole’s Yummy BLOG Candy

  21. Your card is gorgeous... love your borders and snowflakes... the pops of color with the rhinestones... lovely!!!!
    I stopped over from MIM.

  22. Wow, wow! What a beautiful card! Thank you for linking up at Christmas Card Challenges! Karen N (DT)

  23. Awesome creation! So imaginative and so very well executed! Thanks so much for dropping this into our mailbox here at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

  24. What an awesome card, Karen! The dies you used are beautiful! I love how you decorated the tree with the red and green rhinestones too! :)


  25. Lovely Christmas card, Karen, awesome creation,
    thanks for joining our 'V for Vixen' challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge, hope to see you for our next challenge 'W for......'
    Dorte x

  26. Love, love, love that beautiful Frostyville border. I love it! Every time I see a card made with it I wish I had bought it and I think you have put me over the edge right now!

  27. Such a BEAUTIFUL scene!! I appreciate the dimensional look that you gave your card. FUN!!
    I just cannot stop admiring the borders...BEAUTIFUL!!! The reindeer is ADORABLE!!! Can I please hug him.LOL.
    Sending more love, hugs & smiles to you my angelic friend,

  28. Awww lovely Christmas card, love the scene....thanks so much for joining us over at Craftitude!
    Hugs Donna DT xx

  29. a super card! Thanks for joining our challenge at CCAYR this month and good luck xx


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