Wednesday, February 27, 2013


The February challenge at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' is Snowflakes and my card is a reminder that you still have time to get your entry in.  I'm not sure about you but this snowflake thing is very fitting for the chilly part of Canada I live in.  Luckily, winter is almost over and soon little sprigs of that lovely green grass will be poking up.
This month's challenge is sponsored by Funky Kits and I've used their Sugar Nellie Reindeer Games digi for my card.
Remember, all you need to do is have a snowflake somewhere on your project.  Also, there is a design team spot  open and the term is March to December with a commitment of one card/project per month.  So easy and for me, very enjoyable because it I can make Christmas cards all year long without the holiday rush and stress.
I had this peice of SEI Silver Valley paper in my stash and thought it would be perfect for the snowflake theme.  The big glittery snowflake was cut using Impression Obsession's Snowflake die and those sparkly gems are from my stash.  I don't recall the manufacturer but they aren't making them anymore - I spent about 2 hours searching the internet for these and they just aren't to be had... or at least I couldn't find them.
After colouring and putting the card together, I added Stardust Stickles  to the snowflakes on the image, the bells on the harness and around the edges.  Stickles Dry Fine Stardust Stickles were used for the snow and coat trim and a Viva Pearl Pen for the pearls on her crown and earrings.  The sentiment is from Lili of the Valley's Dreamy Days Sentiment set.   
Copic colours:
Coat & Socks:  BG13, BG11, BG 10
Reindeer:  E99, E97, E95, E93
Stick:  E27, E25, E23
Antlers:  E25,E23, E21
Pants:  E35, E33, E31
Hair:  E57, E53, E50, E35
Skin:  E11, E00, E000, R20
Crafting for all Seasons - Dies & Punches
Crafts & Me - Dies & Punches
Creative Moments - Shades of Blue
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes


Doreen said...

Beautiful card....gorgeous image and fab

Chrissy said...

This is so gorgeous Marilyn, love your beautiful colouring, the trim on her coat and the snowflake is just wonderful, and the sparkle on those gems almost blinded me..fantastic.


Sue - bearhouse said...

WOW!! This is gorgeous Marilyn. I love the pretty image, your colouring is wonderful and those sparkly look amazing.
Hugs Sue

Anneke said...

Beautiful winter card Marylin, great snowwflakes :)
Hugs Anneke

Kreatives von Andrea said...

Wonderful card...a great imgae and your coloring is so gorgeous, i like your card vey much!

Nice greeting from Andrea

Renee said...

Absolutely beautiful! Gorgeous colors and and coloring!

heidy said...

Beautiful Christmas card Marilyn!!
XXX Heidy

Laura said...

Gorgeous card,Marilyn!! I have always admire your coloring, I finally took the time to learn. But I used SU markers because thats all I have for now. TFS

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous Christmas card Marilyn. The image is adorable and I love the colours and snowflakes.
Lorraine x

coops said...

so gorgeous marilyn.really love the sweet image and your icy colours and design are stunning ;D

xx coops xx

jimlynn said...

WOW! Marilyn, this is stunning! Love that shiny snowflake and precious image. You're almost through with snow up there so hang on for a little bit longer!
Gorgeous card!

NickelNook said...

Beautiful card, my friend! Such gorgeous colouring, and all the snowflakes are great!
What a great idea to make Christmas cards throughout the year! Why didn't I ever think of that? lol :o)

Dawn said...

This is beautiful, Marilyn! The paper is gorgeous, love that pretty silver snowflake and those big sparkly gems.

Hugs, Dawn

Ilonka said...

Hi Marilyn, What a beautiful card. I love the image. And the sparkly snow flake is gorgeous.

Big hugs XXX Ilonka

Shannon White said...

Wowie!!! This is just Fabulous Miss Marilyn! Love your Gorgeously colored Sweet image and the sparkly snowflakes! Just Beautiful Lady! 8-)


Kelly Neis said...

I love the blues on here! The sparkles are enchanting. Your image is so darn cute and you colored her perfectly. Beautiful card Marilyn.
Hugs Kelly

Nicola said...

What a gorgeous creation Marilyn, this image is so sweet and perfectly coloured, love the DP and that snowflake is awesome!
Hugs Nicola xxx

Sandy said...

Oh my gosh Marilyn - your are the best card maker - I love your taste! this is gorgeous - you are my hero did you know that!!!!!

Bea und Doreen said...

gorgeous card - lovely colours and the image is so sweet
Have a nice weekend
Big hugs
Doreen xx

mixamatoasties said...

Love this Marilyn. Gorgeous card.

Have a good weekend.

Susan xx

Stamping in Pink said...

A really beautiful winter card - love the colours, the images and the embellishments!
Thank you so much for joining us at Creative Moments Challenge #11 Shades of Blue. We really appreciate it and hope to see you again Karen P CM DT

Laney said...

Beautiful card Marilyn! thanks for joining us over at BMC hope to see you again soon

Nicole G said...

Oh my! I love those bling pieces. Too bad you couldn't find them anymore. Drives me crazy when that happens.

Bianca said...

What a wonderfull creation. I love the punches and the colors you have used. Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons! xx Bianca

Gail said...

Fabulous card. Love the image and those wonderful embellishments ... just gorgeous! Hugs, Gail

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

Simply a lovely and funny Christmas cards. Lovely coloring with colors.

Hugs Judith

Shannon White said...

Wowie!! So Pretty and Sparkly!! Love this Miss Marilyn! 8-)