Friday, December 17, 2010

Sledding in a Winter Wonderland - Belles and Whistles Advent calendar day 17 - scroll down for my Just Magnolia post

Good morning everyone I have been bursting to tell you all that the fabulous Summer of Belles and Whistles asked me to be a guest for the Belles and Whistles advent, how fantastic is that as you all know I love Belles and Whistles stamps so this meant a lot to me, are you all enjoying the advent I love them and they always remind me of the excitement my Daughter had every morning, we used to instead of the usual advent make her an Advent goody bag with 24 teeny little presents in and she got to dip into it every morning, the gifts were either something sweet to eat or maybe a girly thing like nail varnish or even a silly little joke gift but no matter how small she loved it so much and although shes 26 now we only stopped doing her Advent when she moved out last year (I know I should have stopped years ago but I couldn't resist)...I got to use this stunning Merry Sledding stamp for my card, isn't she so sweet and pretty and shes wonderful to colour, I used Distress inks for my colouring. I really wanted the image to pop off the page and what better way of showing her then to use just white card for the background, the 'snow' is made with linen card and scored to make it 3d, when I have a bit more time I will do a tutorial to show you how this is done I think its called paper sculpting, I used the same method for the star a little bit of twinkling frost and we have a winter wonderland.
Don't forget to hop on over to Belles and Whistles Advent for a chance to win a yummy prize everyone and have a fantastic day and I hope its not as snowy as this where you are it is here and very very cold too, I think a white Christmas is on the cards here
Mina xxx
p.s. I'm entering this for the 7 kids college Fund Winter wonderland challenge and the Cute card Thursday One for the Kids challenge too

38 comments:

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Mina
A gorgeous card,
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Kylie said...

Oh WOW Mina!! What a stunning card! The image is so adorable - I have to get one, perfect enabling there :) but the layout - magnificent!!
Hugs
Kylie

Lisa Jane said...

wowee Mina .. i have to say this is one of my favourites of your Christmas cards ... i love scenes .
The star is gorgeous
You could enter this into our Ladybug Crafts Ink -Winter Wonderland challenge
Lisa ;)

Renkata said...

Such a gorgeous winter wonderland scene!

D K Crafts said...

Hi Mina. Gorgeous card. Love the image and the way you jave made the paper look is fantastic and so is the star. Plenty of snow this morning and very cold. Donna

Andrea C said...

that's a great idea for the advent (might pinch that one) your card is so stunning and why wouldn't they ask you to I'm just suprised that it isn't a permanent one, that will prolly come later, you so deserve it x

Frea said...

My goodness Mina, how Do you come up with these brilliant ideas?? This card is sooo grand!! HUgs, Frea

Astrid said...

Wpw Mina, very beautiful. i loved it
Hugs Astrid

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous, beautiful card and fab image.
luv
Debby

Janette said...

WOW Mina, can't wait for the tutorial for this, it's brilliant, gorgeous, love it..xx

angelique (anlou) said...

hi mina
your card is stunning sweetie
love it all
hugs angelique

Cheryl said...

oh wow hun this is just amazing gosh you are so talented hun and well done on your GD post too hun well deserved too hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

Juls said...

loving the WOW....gorgeous stylish and sophisticated card!!! so luxurious!!!!! Love it! Hugs Juls

jules said...

oh wow Mina this is stunning! i love the scene with the gorgeous glittered trees! and coloured to perfection!

Crafty Chris said...

Fantastic card Mina love the colourful little image, ankle deep here and still snowing, have a great weekend.
Chris x

Jane said...

S-T-U-N-N-I-N-G!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE it!!!! ;) hugs, Jane xxxx

heidy said...

Oh wow Mina,congrats on GDT you so deserve.
Your card is so fabulous,I just love it!!
Hugs Heidy

Sue said...

Hi Mina,huge congrats,you deserve iT.love this card is so gorgeous.No snow for us yet but I think we may get some.
Keep warm,Hugs Sue

Ira said...

Hi, Mina, my congratulations, this card is just WOOOOW! Like it a lot!

Stampersue said...

Hi Mina I love the image and the paper sculpting on your card it really adds great dimension. Can't wait for the tutorial. We've got no snow here yet but it keeps threatening to.:-(

Stampersue
X

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Mina,
Wow this card is gorgeous. the image is super sweet. Beautiful colours.
I miss have the children about the house opening their Advent Calanders. Like you I found it so much fun.
Hugs,
Fiona x

*Vicki* said...

WOW! Mina, this is such a gorgeous card!! I love how you've used this adorable image and your inventive idea of the snow hills!! Great job hun!! Thanks for posting at the BnW blog today!! HUGS

Lorraine said...

Congrats, Mina! Your card is just gorgeously stunning! I love your card design (love the 3D background), the glittery trees and of course the lush beautifully colored image! A winner!

Riet said...

So wonderful card Mina,I love the image and the colours.

Hugs Riet.x

Margreet said...

so beautiful Mina.....great colouring of that lovely image...love your background!
xxx Margreet

Shazza said...

wow this is amazing, love the effect you created.
x

Diane said...

A truly outstanding card, Mina! I love the way the image stands out with the colour against the white background and I shall look forward to learning ablout your paper sculpting!
Take care and keep warm - I've just seen on TV how bad it is over there.
Diane x

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

Your card is absolute fantastic Mina, great job!
Hugs Jacqueline

pinky said...

Stunning card Mina, love the depth you have created with the folds and that image is so adorable.

Evil Edna said...

funky and cute wonderful as normal, love the way she pops off the car.EE

Pinkllilac said...

Beautiful card Mina love the colouring
and gorgeous design, with perfect details.

Hugs Linda

knopkiniukai said...

Fantastic :)

Rufus said...

I love this! I want it! I also want the tutorial that goes with it!! Pretty please?
R/

Julie said...

Hi Mina,bad,snowed under with Christmas blogger here! WOW! how do you keep coming up with these stunning cards! I so want to see a tutorial for this one! Hope to call by again soon but if I don't make it....Merry Christmas my blogging buddy!!! Hugs Julie x

Tine said...

Love your undulating snow scene Mina. So creative!
Tine :)

coops said...

fantastic card mina,the image is gorgeous and i love how you have done the snow, it looks amazing :D

xx coops xx

ribenaruby said...

Oh wow MIna, love the flowing off of the sentiment, beautiful layering of the snow! Ruby x

Michelle said...

Hi Mina

Oh my WOW!! This is absolutely STUNNING!

I love how you have sculpted the card and created this fabulous scene.

Thank you for linking up to Make It Monday this week.

Have a very merry (and safe) Christmas.

Michelle :-)

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