Sunday, 21 October 2012

A Glittery Peppermint Snowfall

A blanket of glistening snow covered the grounds this morning, a true herald to winter's rapid approach. The house gnomes have been busy keeping fires stoked in the hearths whilst the Lady Commander of Copics has been huddled in furs, cloaks and scarves, trying to stay warm. In an effort to stave off my chill, I have opened the winter stores and have been consuming the Christmas teas we have on hand - gingerbread, candy cane, peppermint - each one reminding me that not only is winter coming, but Christmas too!
I started by colouring Kraftin' Kimmie's "Willard" with Prismacolors. The peppermints I cut using the Simply Charmed cartridge and added some cherry red glitter after much urging from the Guardian of Glitter. At least I gained +79 shimmery exp points. I embossed the green shimmery piece of paper with my Cuttlebug. The sentiment was pieced together using Lawn Fawn's "Cozy Christmas" set and a cheap Inkadinkado stamp for the word "sweet".
The inside sentiment and peppermints were stamped from the October Afternoon "Very Merry" stamp set. 
I made a peppermint pattern envelope for this card to make is SUPER matchy! 

This peppermint paper project will be entered into the following challenges:
Creative Craft Challenges2: "Three" (3 peppermints) 
Jingle Belles: Holiday Creature Feature
ABC Christmas Challenge 2012: U for Up To You
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long Challenge #33: Traditional Colors
4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #112: Dry Embossing
My Craft Spot Challenge #73: Emboss It!
Tammy's Scrapin Corner Challenge #32: Anything Goes
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge #151: Sketch
 
Based on the weather thus far, I do believe we are in for a harsher winter than last year. I know the direwolves will be pleased as they love to frolic in the fresh snowfall. I suppose it is time to unpack the winter furs and accessories.

~ Guild Master Crystal ~

  

19 comments:

SmilynStef said...

Love his big round eyes ... so glad you joined our Creature Feature at Jingle Belles.

Shannon83k said...

So Cute!
Thanks for joining us this week at Tammy's Scrapin Corner. DT Member Shannon83k

GiGi said...

Fabulous card! I love the glittery candies and the embossed candy canes are wonderful! Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot!

Houses Built of Cards said...

So cute! That image is darling - and love that embossing folder!!! So glad you joined us this week at My Craft Spot!!!

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lauren bergold said...

"warm" and "sweet" are DEFINITELY the right words for this fun and fab card! thanks for sharing it in our "holiday creature feature" at JINGLE BELLES! ♥

Fabiola said...

hello, you card is too cute and so gorgeous, thanks to play with us at CSAYL, hope to see you soon, biz

Dot said...

Great layout and a fab image...wonderful embossing folder.
Thank you for playing in our challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge this time.
Dorte,x

Leanne said...

Thanks for playing our dry embossing challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks, great job!

Tamie said...

Awesome Christmas card. I just love the candy can embossing folder. Thank you so much for sharing your inspiration with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Annette said...

Love your Christmas card. Great image and one I've not seen before.
Annette - Netty's Cards
Proud to design for ABC Christmas Challenge.
xx

rockpapercricut said...

Super cute! Your little *Willard* is adorable! I love the sentiment you created--it's perfect. :) Thanks for entering your project in the Monday challenge at My Craft Spot. :)

Ally

susie said...

Great image - love the digi, especially that he is male as I always seem to have girly images. Thanks for joining us over at CSAYL xx

Heather said...

What a fun card! Love those sparkly peppermints and that sentiment. And I absolutely adore that peppermint envelope! Thanks for playing with CSAYL.

mixamatoasties said...

Fun card. Fab image!

Thanks for joining us at CCC this week.

Susan x

Amanda R said...

Very cute and I love all of the xmas accents with the candy cane embossing and peppermint accent. Thanks for playing along with us at Kraftin Kimmies this week!

Angie said...

Great card using Willard, and I Love the matching envelope. Thanks for playing along with this week's Kraftin' Kimmie challenge.

Sharon Caudle said...

I ADORE Willard and your card is wonderful! Love all the embossing and glitter!! Thanks so much for joining us at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!
hugs, Sharon

marion82 said...

lovely card
Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenges!!
hugs
xMx

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for my free digis!!

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

So cute!!! Thanks for participating in our CSAYL challenge!!
~DEANNE~

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