Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Winter Wishes

I know I sound like a broken record ---but seriously, I started this card a week ago!! I am probably the slowest card maker on the planet!! I can never just sit down, stamp an image, color it, & make a card out of it all in one sitting. I have ADD --ok I've never been diagnosed but I just cannot concentrate on what I am doing, I am soooo easily distracted! And the interruptions ---well I have kids, need I say more??

I got this adorable Henry Mouse with Hot Chocolate stamp last year from 7 Kids College Fund. I had to have him! I think he's the only Henry stamp I have but I love him & there are many more than I must have! I stamped the image onto Cryogen White Shimmer paper --love this stuff, so glimmery & it works well with Primas AND Copics. I chose Prismas, & added lots of glitter in various forms. There's Diamond Dust covering the "ground", Sugar Sparkle Fluff on his hat, & I used a glitter pen on the hot chocolate steam. The papers are Basic Grey Jovial, which I won in Tammi's blog candy (She sent me a HUGE array of goodies! Thanks again, Tammi!) & that is so funny because I'd just been to my LSS JUST to buy this paper & they didn't have it :( So I was going to buy it online when HOORAY I found out I won it!!

The icicle border is punched out of the same Cryogen White Shimmer paper the image is stamped on, the sentiment is from a Michael's clear set, the snowflakes, circles & label are all Nestabilities.....I added some Martha leaves behind the snowflake, it reminds me of the new Whimsy snowflake die that I can't have right now (perhaps Santa will bring me one for Xmas!!).....& the snowflake charm is from my Etsy shop.

*****edited to add close up ---finally got a bright semi-sunshiny day!! Hopefully you can see the sparkle & glimmer, that IS the funnest part of the card, after all!!

Well I'm only about half done with my Christmas shopping. Have I mentioned I don't like Christmas? To me, it's a pain in the rear. A lot of my family is gone now so the holidays are hard. And my kids are at the ages where it's really hard to find stuff --- they just want all the technological stuff which we all know does not come cheap!!

I'm hoping to sneak in another card or two before Christmas (I can hear you laughing) --Tammi sent me so many great images in my goodie package! I hope your holiday shopping & plans & preparations are coming along better than mine!! Thanks for taking the time to visit!!


Crissy Armstrong said...

Oh Michelle, I love your perfect shading on this cutie. I also love your traditional Christmas colours. And congrats on your win! What a great feeling that must have been! Love your treatment of the snowflake dies too. I used to feel as you do at Christmas. Its different now with all our kids out of the house. I love it now, cuz I get to see them! Hugs!!

♥...Mo...♥ said...

Simply wonderful
It strikes me that although you do not like Christmas, you make some amazing cards, is worthy of admiration ...
Congratulations on your winnings
♥ Hugs ♥

Anonymous said...

This image is so cute, and I love that cryogen white paper. Great layout and embellies, and coloring. I know what you mean about alot of family being gone now, I am going through that too, and my son has hit the techie age also. Yes, it is expensive, Merry Christmas Michelle, may memories of your loved ones fill your heart with joy. Hugs, Rea

Tammi said...

Michelle you used the paper beautifully, this is gorgeous! Merry Christmas to you and your family, it will be over before you know it! ;) ~hugs

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

Hi Michelle,
Your Henry mouse card is adorable! Love all the sparkle and the icicles - just beautiful!

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