Friday 6 December 2013

It's cold outside

This is my design card for today's Sweet Pea Stampers challenge: it's cold outside.  Please click on the link and see the wonderful creations of the rest of the team - and please join in the challenge - there's always a voucher to be won!

The image is 'snow fae' by Rachel Anderson. I printed this digital image on some light aqua card and then brushed over it with a mix of peacock feathers and broken china distress inks.

I used a couple of offcut strips of aqua/turquoise mirror card on the sides with an embossed piece of card brushed with the distressed inks in the middle - I used the A4 'star of wonder' Embossalicious embossing folder with my eBosser. Ribbon with gems was from Hobbycraft. Snowflakes were punched from scraps.

It is do difficult to get a photo of a card that has mirror card on it - I tried and tried and this is the best I could do. Unfortunately, it doesn't show the image as well as it is in real life.You need to look at it 'head on' to see it clearly.

This is also for:

Facebook A card a day
Pixie's snippets 101
Lunagirl: snow angels
Flutter by Wednesday 264: any winged creature
Wags n whiskers 118: things with wings
Stampavie and more 200: angels
Totally gorjuss 212: snow's the way to go
Paper makeup 117: snow fun
Addicted to stamps 70: embossing
Dazzling divas 3: embossing
Winter wonderland: embossing
Delightful: you're a gem - add gems
Glitter n sparkle 61: add some sparkle
Scrappers delights 12: make it sparkle
My heart pieces: sparkle
Joanna Sheen: make it sparkle! Christmas challenge
Order of the opus gluei 171: brrrring it on
The squirrel and the fox 58: summer or winter
Ribbon girls: ho ho ho Christmas challenge
Crazy challenge 159: snowy winter
Digi sketch: Christmas
Fairies: Noel/Christmas
Kaboodle 200: start of winter
Victorine 73: Christmas with nontraditional colours
Everybody art 256: winter
Going grey with Scrap creations: holiday
LEJ 82: Christmas is coming
Party time 149: merry Christmas
Polka doodles digi choosday 7: Christmas cheer
Divas by design: feeling festive
Fab 'n' funky 196: a touch of frost
Inky impressions 137: winter or snow
Paper pretties 287: it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
CRAFT 236: Christmas
Hanna and friends 186: Christmas
MilkCoffee: Christmas in nontraditional colours
Paper-crafting journey: it's Christmas time
A creative romance: sparkle at Christmas
Bloggers challenge: joyeux Noel - Christmas
Crafty hands 4: season's greetings/winter theme
Delicious doodles 65: Christmas/New Year
Jo's scrap shack 9: winter wonderland
Left of center 20: winter or holidays
My Sheri 124: funky Christmas - non traditional colours
Pink gem 108: winter wonderland
Cards galore: Christmas
Creative craft cottage 11: Christmas
Mema December: winter or Christmas or holiday
Shelly's terrifically thrilling Thursday December: welcome winter
Card and scrap 66: Christmas
Creatalicious 57: Christmas time
Cardmakin mamas 77: merry Christmas
Digi haven: Christmas cards
PumpkinSpice 47: old scraps or leftovers
Korttikarkuri 2: scraps, old stash
Rhedd and rosies 21: old stash
One stitch at a time 192: use a digi
Use it Tuesday 68: anything goes - old stash: offcuts of card and ribbon is old
Clear it out: anything goes
Papertake: anything goes
Paper playtime 24: anything goes
Stamp and create December: anything goes
Ribbon carousel 88: anything goes
Scrapping 4 fun: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
2 sisters 172: anything goes
Oozak 27: anything goes 'let's celebrate'
Crafts and me inspiration 143: anything goes
Sister act 36: anything goes
DL.ART December: anything goes
Make it Monday 169


  1. Wonderful card... love the image!

    Thanks for sharing with My Sheri Crafts

  2. magnifique Hazel, si féérie des neige, un petit air glacé qui lui va bien, biz

  3. Thanks for taking the time to join us over at my Sheri crafts this time. Lovey card.


  4. Your card is beautiful!
    Thanks for joining our challenge at ATSC!
    Wish you a wonderful Christmas time!
    Hugs Kjersti:)

  5. Pretty card! Thanks for joining our challenge at Scrapper's Delights. Good luck!

  6. Great card thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck x

  7. Your card is gorgeous!
    Thanks for joining us at Card and Scrap:)
    Hugs, Heidi:)

  8. Beautiful, looks really icy! Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Hazel x

  9. Fabulous card Hazel, I love the iciness of it. And such a gorgeous image too.

    Hugs, Di xx

  10. This card is so beautiful Hazel, I love the turquoise/aqua colouring with your gorgeous image, Good luck in our challenge this week. Ingrid xx ( OSAAT Team )

  11. This card is so beautiful, Hazel, and it has a real frosty feel. The different shades of turquoise are gorgeous - it's one of my favourite colours. Thank you for playing along at Fab'n Funky.
    Alison x GDT

  12. This is very pretty, Hazel. I always enjoy your makes. Love all your snowflakes! And your mirror card is gorgeous! I know what you mean about photographing mirror card - I have the same problem - but your photo is beautiful! So happy you joined us at Glitter n Sparkle for our "Add Some Glitter 'n' Sparkle" challenge. Best wishes in the draw!

    KT Fit Kitty
    Glitter n Sparkle DT

  13. A beautiful card, thank you for joining us at Craftyhands Challenge Blog.

    Moira DT.

  14. This is a lovely image, Hazel and you've given it a beautiful background too with these shades of distress inks. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week. Jennie x

  15. Love all of your pretty snowflakes and the image too Hazel. Thanks for joining us at Make It Monday.

  16. Gorgeous card, thank you for joining us this week. Don't forget our DT Call.

    Jo and the CRAFT Team

  17. Such a pretty card! I know what you mean about mirrored cardstock so I can sympathize. Your card is beautiful though :) Thanks for joining us this week at OSAAT! I hope to see you back again for our next challenge.
    Hugs,Tracey (DT)

  18. So pretty! Thank you for joining us this week at Inky Impressions. Hope to see you again next week.
    - Sandy, DT Member

  19. Oh MY! Such lovely cards using those art pad pictures! Love what you have done with them, and the images are gorgeous! hugs, de

  20. Oh, Hazel. How COOL is this?! Gorgeous!

  21. Thank you for joining in with The Ribbon Girl Ho Ho Ho Christmas Challenge – please check back on 15th December to find out who won! Mary x

  22. lovely image and great snowflakes-thanks for joining us at OSAAT
    carol DT x

  23. This is stunning Hazel. It's really nice to try out different techniques with images. Love the addition of the mirri card - just hate it when it comes to taking photos as the flash doesn't like it!! Best wishes, Kym xxx

  24. Such a sweet card, thanks for sharing with us at Creative Craft Cottage

  25. What a beautiful entry for my Snow Angels blog challenge! Thanks for playing!

  26. Gorgeous creation Hazel! Thanks so much for joining our "December – Welcome Winter" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
    Shelly's Images Store

  27. Wow Hazel, this is truly spectacular!
    We are so blessed to see your wonderful creations, thank you for joining us at Opus Gluei!

  28. Lovely card, thank you for sharing with us at Rhedd and Rosie's, good luck Hun, Zoe DT xxx

  29. Such a pretty card Hazel, love it. Thanks for joining us at Rhedd & Rosies challenge.
    Fiona x

  30. Hazel, this is stunning card, so elegant, thank you for sharing with us at LEJ Designs, this week, good luck xxxx

  31. Still loving this card, Hazel, back with my Delicious Doodles, DT hat on, to, thank you for sharing with us at Delicious Doodles, this week, best of luck xxx

  32. A nice card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Christmas Time” challenge & good luck in the draw…
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge.

    (DT Creatalicious Challenges)

  33. This is so beautiful card! Thanks to joining us at The Crazy Challenge!
    Good luck!!


  34. Fab, thanks for joining us at Digi Choosday - Polkadoodles. Take care Zo xx

  35. Such a creative card, Hazel, love it! Thank you for playing along with us @ Fab 'n Funky this week :)

  36. So beautiful and creative! So glad you joined us at Digi Haven!

  37. Such a pretty card. Love the blues! Thank you for joining us at Party Time Tuesdays.

  38. Great card! Many thanks for entering the Rhedd and Rosie's Challenge and good luck! Melissa (DT) xxxx

  39. Thank you so much for joining us at Delicious Doodles for our Christmas/New Year challenge and Good Luck!

    Karen. DT.xx

  40. Really lovely Hazel, thanks for joining us at Winter Wonderland.

  41. Lovely christmas card.
    Thanks for joining us at card and Scrap.

  42. Lovely card Hazel. I adore the image, and the snowflakes are just lovely. x

  43. Beautiful card and it is perfect for the weather we have been having here in Texas. Thanks for stopping by and visiting with us. We're always happy when old friends come by and we welcome new ones. Good luck in the draw and the Friday winners draw.

  44. So pretty Hazel..beautiful Fairy and love all the snowflakes.
    Thanks for joining in with us at Flutter By Wednesday..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  45. Such a beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at the Fairy's Challenge this week.

  46. Beautiful card, love the snowflakes.
    Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges.
    Rachelle DT

  47. Beautiful card! Thanks so much for joining in our challenge at Stampavie and More!

    Stampavie and More DT

  48. Hazel, your card is so beautiful, the image works so perfectly with the details on your card! Thank you for joining us at Lunagirl Moonbeams.

  49. Beautiful card...Thanks for playing along with us at Joanna Sheen Challenge.
    Wendy x

  50. This is such a beautiful card! As for taking a picture with a mirror in it, I think you did a good job . . . it is kinda like trying to take a good picture of glitter, it can be a hit or miss type of thing. But again, I think you did a GREAT job with it!!! Thanks for joining us this week for our "Anything Goes" challenge over at Clear It Out Challenge. Hope to see you join us again soon! (and Good Luck!!!)

    Kathy CIO DT

  51. Oh this is gorgeous!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Left of Center.

    Did you know that we are holding a DT Call, open till the 27th of December, All the info is here -

    Thanks again! Mo LOC DT Coordinator xxx

  52. Lovely colours and snowflakes. Thanks for joining our Sparkle at Christmas challenge at A Creative Romance :) xx

  53. ooohhh shiny :-D this is lovely. thanks for playing along at CraftyHands


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