Saturday, 9 November 2013

White Christmas

Hello all and a big special hello to my lovely followers.

I had a super start to the day when the postie bought me this fabulous surprise from Dorte. It contains lots of wonderful goodies which I shall love using and isn't that tag so adorable. Thank you so much Dorte you really made my day.

I'm not so keen on making cards for men at the best of times and even though my Dad says he's not bothered about cards I think secretly he is but there aren't that many that he really likes. So I decided on CAS and white and put this card together. It rather reminds me of his garden when it snows with his bird table up against the fence and he loves to watch the birds feeding.

I used a kraft card base with white card embossed using a Die'sire Embossalicious Grande Dots folder. The stamp is Wild Rose Studio 'Birdhouse' coloured with Promarkers and the dies are Marianne Creatables LR0136 tree and Die-namics Picket Fence. I made the sentiment using a gold peel-off and gold gel pen for the handwritten 'Dad'.

I shall enter this in the following challenges
Magnolia-licious challenge 'Anything goes'
Penny Black and More challenge 'Anything goes'
Stamping Sensations challenge 'Christmas'
Without Words challenge 'Getting ready for christmas'
Simon Says Wednesday challenge 'Keep it clean and simple'
Allsorts challenge 'White christmas'
Sweet Stampin' challenge 'Christmas is coming'
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas challenge 'Outdoors'
Scrapping4fun challenge 'Anything goes'
Papertake Weekly challenge 'Anything goes + option christmas' (my 3rd entry)
Whimsy Stamps challenge 'Anything goes' (my 3rd entry)
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' challenge 'Cards for the men' (my 2nd entry)

Thanks for your visit today and I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend.


catherine said...

It looks fabulous Kanda and I am sure he will love it. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week
x catherine

Lorraine said...

A brilliant card Andrea. I love the image and design - perfect.
I hope you're having a lovely weekend
Lorraine x

Wendy L said...

Great card, great design and very pretty, thanks for joining my challenge at Allsorts. xxxxx

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

cotnob said...

This is fabulous Andrea, the little picket fence looks perfect against the white background - I'm sure your Dad will love it.

Unknown said...

Love this, such a gorgeous stamp and fab layout. Thanks for joining our Christmas challenge this week, good luck. Hugz Suzanne Sweet Stampin Dt

brenda said...

As it’s something I really don’t like doing for a whole comment will admit to this being a copy and paste one because I am unable to type properly at the moment, but didn't want to miss the opportunity to take a look at your lovely creation and thank you for joining us at Stamping Sensation, Allsorts and PB&M challenge.

B x

downrightcrafty said...

enjoy your parcel from Dorte :) and what a gorgeous card love the little scene so pretty
Hugs Kate xx

Scrapping4funChallenges said...

Gorgeous card, lovely image and the picket fence with the embossing background are great!
Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges!
Rachelle DT

Sally H said...

A fabulous Christmas card! What a gorgeous stamp, beautifully coloured and great choice of papers too. Thanks for joining us at stamping Sensations this month and good luck!

debby4000 said...

Love your cute Christmas card, brilliant embossing and the use of the fence.

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.


Chris said...

That's lovely! Fabulous image and lovely design, just the right amount of added detail! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.
Chris x

Marilyn said...

Beautiful card! I like how the delicate image sits so prettily among all the white embossing and the wonderful way you`ve personalized it for your dad.
Thanks for joining us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' and be sure to stop by again!

Grenouille Greetings said...

This prettily coloured image is perfect for a male card I love how you have teamed it with the picket fence and little tree. Thank you for participating in our Christmas at Sweet Stampin' challenge this month. Hugs, Lesley

Lorraine said...

Just popping back to say Thanks for joining this months challenge at Without Words
Lorraine x

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering your lovely card for CHNC challenge 150 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for November - I'd love to see it there too. x

Whisper said...

Absolutely perfect for a man's card and i love the CAS design too.

Thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More this month and good luck, luv Sam x

Jo Channon said...

Thank you for joining in with the Allsorts challenge this week. A great design Jo x

Unknown said...

Simple but wonderfull card.

Ashley said...

What a gorgeous card! I love the embossing and the small pops of color. Thanks for joining us at Scrapping4fun!

Scrapping4fun Challenges DT

Curly said...

Wow superb colouring and layout, absolutely stunning creation :)

Thank you so much for joining us at
Without Words Challenge I Hope you will try to join us again :)
Have a lovely day
Crafty hugs
Bridget :)