Thursday, 20 March 2014

Winter Farm

Morning all. 
I have a Christmas card to share with you today, the plan went astray last week and I didn't manage to get one done. Never mind !! With several challenges in mind I decided not to do any colouring and raided my Christmas hamper for inspiration. This is what happened...



The stamp is called Winter farm by Serendipity Stamps. I heat embossed the image with silver embossing powder and then squished it in some spritzed tumbled glass inkiness on my craft mat. While armed with my heat gun I also used some sparkly embossing powder on my die cut fir branch. Silver mirri board mats,
 seam binding and some gems to finish. Sadly the shine and sparkle isn't really apparent, I blame the dull weather and not my photography skills!!

the inspiration came from these challenges

Holly Jolly - Winter Scene
Jingle Belles - Foliage
Christmas at Sweet Stampin - Brrr it's cold outside
ABC Christmas Challenge - F for Friends and Family
Completely Christmas #3 - Anything Goes

Off to prepare dinner now...curry I think!!

thanks for stopping by and see you soon xx

36 comments:

Sue Bridesmith said...

This is a very pretty design...thank you so much for sharing with us over at Completely Christmas we would love you to join us again next week for another great challenge...
Hugs
Suzy B Owner Completely Christmas
Xx

Hazel said...

Just beautiful Sarah, love what you have done. Hazel x

Alisonscraftybitzandbobs.blogspot.com said...

Sarah such a gorgeous Christmas Card love the image. Thank you for your comments on my card and the image you liked so much is a digi from http://www.squigglefly.com/ Hope that helps. Love Alison xxx

Laine said...

Fabulous and festive Sarah, so glad we seem to be moving away from the cold weather.
Laine
xx

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Sarah. I love the silver embossed image and beautiful detailing.
Sue xx

Carole said...

Fab card, it's nice to see something a bit different Sarah. I had a little play with the heat embossing at the W/E with my Granddaughter, she was amazed.
Hugs
Carole xXx

Kelly Lloyd said...

This is beautiful Sarah
Hugs Kelly

Judith said...

this is just so beautiful Sarah - the image is so delicate looking and what a fab bow! hugs Judith x

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous card Sarah, this time last year we had winter scenes just like this x Susan x

Linda Anderson said...

Oh Sarah, this is stunning! Love the beautiful embossing and the sprig in the upper corner. Beautiful. Thanks for joining our Winter Scene challenge at Holly Jolly Christmas.

Linda

Helen said...

Beautiful - a very elegant card.

Thanks for joining us at Christmas Stampin' All Year Long.

Helen x

Karon said...

Beautiful card and love the winter scene! TFS

Heather said...

So beautiful!! Love the white and silver combo and yeay for creating a beautiful scene without having to color! Thanks for playing with CSAYL.

Jennifer said...

Wow, Sarah, your card is SO elegant...I love it.

Hugs,
Jennifer. x

debby4000 said...

Such a beautiful Christmas card.
luv
Debby

Janice said...

Well I know it's turned colder Sarah, but hopefully not snow! Sadly the forecast this morning said it may reach lower ground, brrr! Love your super scene and gorgeous Christmas card, Jx

Jane Savage said...

Stunning to the max, Sarah! Super elegant with a gorgeous frosty feel.
Thank you for the comment you made on my post yesterday. It did make me laugh! :D xx

Debbie Fisher said...

Wow love this, stunning effect xxx

Diane said...

What a beautiful Christmas Card design.

Hugs Diane

Chrissy said...

Beautful wintry creation Sarah and so elelgant..love the sparkle and shine..

luv CHRISSYxx

fabiola jaques said...

très jolie scène hivernale Sarah, merci de jouer avec nous a CSAYL, a bientôt, biz

Wishcraft said...

Gorgeous card Sarah, love these papers and your bow looks fab :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Hazel said...

Thank you so much for entering our Completely Christmas challenge 3 with your lovely card - we hope we'll see you again soon, Hazel, DT - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for March - I'd love to see it there too. x

Cindy van Oorschot said...

This is really pretty Sarah, I think the picture is fine. It's always hard to get the right angle for glitter and all the shiny things we put on our Christmas Cards. Thanks for sharing with us at Holly Jolly, Hope you will join in again soon.
Cindy DT

lauren bergold said...

what an elegant and sparkly card, the perfect use of tone-on-tone loveliness! thanks for joining our festive foliage feature at JINGLE BELLES! <3

Asha said...

What a truly magical scene. Love those delicate colours... so perfect!
xxx Asha

Annette said...

Lovely scene Sarah, and love the pretty bow.
Have a lovely weekend
Annette
xx

Mojca said...

wow love our pretty card Sarha! it shines beautifully. hugs! Mojca

SmilynStef said...

Envisioning your *Christmas Hamper* made me smile ... so glad you shared your festive foliage with us at jingle belles.

Whisper said...

Absolutely devine and am so loving that fir branch too, Luv Sam x

susiestacey said...

Hi Sarah, back to revisit you to say thank you for my lovely birthday card - how rude of me not to thank you earlier. I love it the image is so sweet and the sentiment is just perfect for it too. x Enjoy the rest of the weekend x Susan x

Samantha said...

Gorgeous card hunny so love the sparkly and icey blues and silver, so pretty! Thanks for playing along at ABC Christmas Challenge, hugs me xx

Michelle B. said...

So beautiful and serene, love the silver touches! So glad you joined us for our Family challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge!

Bettina L. said...

This looks absolutely beautiful. Great design with the embossing, frosted design and that awsome bow too. Thanks for playing at ABC Christmas Challenge and good luck. Hope to see you back wednesday for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member at ABC Christmas Challenge xx

Carissa said...

This is beautiful, love all the wonderful sparkle. Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge.
Carissa

Marilyn said...

Gorgeous card Sarah! I love all the silver and purple sparkle and the embossed image is gorgeous!
Thanks for joining us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' and I hope to see you back again.
Marilyn