Friday, 30 November 2012

A simple Christmas card

Hello!

Long time, no see! I've had such an overwhelming few weeks. The last six weeks of school always involves several concerts (solo violin, solo piano, string ensemble, choir showcase, choir carols... and it goes on), lots of activities (swim carnival, junior school graduation, chapel), and add on top of this a couple of swim meets and three music exams (piano, violin, theory) - and that is all just for one child... Luckily for me, the smaller child only has a few things - ballet concert and Christmas concert at Kindy. That will change when she starts school next year, I'm sure. Anyway, that is my long explanation for why it has been a little quiet around here lately.

This week-end we will put the tree up and the kids and I will trim it while my hubby climbs all over the house putting lights up (weather permitting, crossing my fingers right now). That is the start of our relaxation for the holidays. Even though I am still working, there are no more school lunches to make, no more concerts, and we can spend lots of time in the pool soaking up that Summer sunshine. :-)

Anyway, onto the reason for my post. I made this card for three challenges.
I used PTI Snowflake Serenade and Happiest of Holidays, SU! Christmas Deer, and Hero Arts Collage Music Background. Colours are SU! Pool Party, Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, and Pretty in Pink. Die is PTI Fillable Frames #10. 

Addicted to CAS is a new challenge blog, and this is their challenge #1 - SNOW. I have made a snow white card, added snowflakes to the stamping, and have stamped snowflake ornaments on the sentiment panel.
I used a sketch from Retro Sketches #39. I had to swap the sketch to the opposite direction due to a stamping error...  As soon as I saw this sketch, I had my idea in mind. I'm amazed how well the idea translated to reality. :-)
The colour scheme comes from Just Add Ink #146. I couldn't resist, they are so soft and pretty!
Thanks for coming by and brightening my day!

Michelle
xxx

13 comments:

Lynn said...

Absolutely awesome...I love the stamping behind the sentiment. So beautiful.

Laura B. said...

This is so pretty!

Sue said...

Beautiful card, the soft colours and stamping are lovely as is the bow. Thank you for joining us at the first ATCAS challenge. Sue x

carefree creations said...

Beautiful card!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Michelle! I can't stop looking at it!!

Tracey McNeely said...

Yes simply beautiful.

Shana Gaff said...

Oooh, I just love your interpretation of the sketch and the colors look fab! Great CAS card. Thanks for playing at ATCAS this week!

T to the Essa said...

MICHELLE! This is gorgeous! So simple and lovely.

inkeverywhere said...

The colours do look great - so subtle. Very pretty card. Chantell JAI

Jen W. said...

I love a Christmas card with non-traditional colours! Fabulous take on all the challenges! :)

Nikki Spencer said...

Just gorgeous Michelle! The soft colour and your use of white space is perfect...love it!
Thanks for playing at JAI.xxx

Christine Blain said...

Oh, wow - perfection! Love this card, Michelle. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

delysc said...

I also love your card Michelle! Love the crispness of your card. Thanks so much for playing along with us at JAI this week