Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Christmas? We haven't had Easter yet!

Good Day to you:0)
Well it's snowing in the North, poor things. I heard one chap on the lunchtime news say
" I've still got a sun tan from last week!"
Tee hee!! No wonder we Brits talk about the weather so much !

Susan at Simplicity has challenged us, for OLW 85, to make a one layer card for Christmas but we shouldn't use any sentiment. So I had a play





Do you recognise this little guy? :0)
The stamps are Tapestry and a definite favourite, love their stamps. I can't find them on their site I think they are probably discontinued. :{
Apart from a little glitter gel pen it's simply masking and inking with distress inks! I hope you're warm wherever you are, thanks for looking Gay x

41 comments:

Evil Edna said...

Beautiful, whistful and gentle.EE

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

WOW . . . FAB OLW Gay (I can't think of anymore 3 letter words/acronyms!!!!)

This is totally gorgeous inking xxx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Beautiful card, great stamping and masking. Tracy x

Katina said...

This is so clever Gay! You've really captured that snowy, frosty feel. Love it!
xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful Christmas card Gay, the weather is strange but we were lucky as we were away on holiday last week...we have the heating on now!!!

Anne

Doreen said...

This is beautiful,I love the red nose.xxx

Sasha said...

An absolutely fabulous CAS Christmas card, Gay. I love your stamping x

It's been quite bad here in West Yorkshire. Last week we were sat in the garden lapping up 24 degrees with clear blue skies. We awoke this morning to blizzards and thick snow x

joanne wardle said...

OH!! i absolutely love this card!! couldn't be more perfect!!

lainey said...

STUNNING Gay, no other word for it!!! lainey x

Netty said...

wow your card is fabulous Gay and totally loving your masking, x

Deborah Frings said...

Gay - this is simply beautiful! I love the soft, snowy scene and the hint of a tree in the foreground. Love Rudolf's nose!!

lisa said...

Stunning, Gay. Just gorgeous. I love the snowy panel in the middle.
Yep, snow with a sun tan, that's me too. I was feeling lovely and healthy after shaking off my winter pallor and now we're back in jumpers and hats and looking at snow!!!!! Only in Britain. Still at least we have power which is more than some poor folks.
Hugs Lisax

Christine said...

Fabulous card Gay! Easter or not, your Christmascard is a beauty!
Hug
Christine

Yvette said...

Gorgeous!

Valerie said...

Love it Gay, you've captured that lovely serene, quietness you get with snow! Beautifully sponged background:)
Val x

Linda R said...

Looks amazing my friend. Love that nose!! The wind finally calm down a bit. I was able to get out and to some planting and weeding today! YEA!

Karin said...

Fabulous card, beautiful soft colors!

debby4000 said...

Oh this is gorgeous and perfect for normal posting.
luv
Debby

Dotty Jo said...

This is gorgeous Gay! We had snow yesterday - I went to the shops in a blizzard. Jo x

Bonnie said...

What a magical card, Gay! This is an amazing one layer card!

Aileen said...

What a pretty delicate scene! Love the branch coming on off the edge. x

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Wow Gay - what a wonderful snowy Christmas scene - a bit like the view from my craft room window yesterday (but without the flying Reindeer)!!

Hope you and yours have a Happy Easter (lots of choccies), and some sunshine.
Hugs, Sylvia xxx

timepasshobbies said...

*whistle*
This is just stunning Gay! WOW! :) You have managed to capture the essence so beautifully!

Pauline said...

Such a dreamy card Gay, love those flying reindeer,a nd the gentle rolling hills.

Jenny said...

Oh wow I just love your snowy scene Gay! Fabulous masking and inking for the fields of snow and the branch n the forground is brilliant....just love it. :0)
We escaped snow and all the rain forecast...could've done with the rain though!
Jenny x

Vicky Hayes said...

An absolutely wonderful Christmas card Gay - it's just magical! We are back to 'bright but cold' in Buckingham this morning - just as it should be for the time of year! Have a lovely Easter, Vicky x

Susan Raihala said...

Oh. My. Gosh. Gay, this is absolutely fabulously gorgeously perfect. So much detail with so few elements! I would frame this if you sent it to me!!!!

Lynn said...

It looks like real snow falling on those reindeers Gay! Wonderful inking and a lovely, dreamy scene. Lynn x

Lisa Arana said...

dreamy is a perfect description. I love your center scene and the reindeer. beautiful.

Sorry I have been MIA. March didn't leave me any time to visit. Hope April will be better.

Anne said...

Gorgeous card Gay! I think you are so skilled at making these soft, watercolour type backgrounds. The colouring and shading is perfect! Maybe you can give us all a tutorial! beautiful compostion, lovely stamps. Bravo! TFS!

Jules said...

Oh Gay .. .. this is gorgeous.

I would simply make a mountain of these and they would be my Christmas card of the year .. .. I love it!!!

Have a great Easter.

Love Jules xx

Mynnette said...

Gay, this is superb!!! LOVE the red now on your little Rudolph!!! FABULOUS--hope you have a Happy Easter! :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

It's an amazing card, Gay! I totally missed the business about making it a Christmas card!

baileyrosy.com said...

Well we had sun for two hours yesterday and then torrential rain !!! A couple of weeks ago we had this gorgeous rainbow and snow !!!! Never seen that before !! Love this pretty scene, such gorgeous masking and stamping, lovely work as ever and just adore the delicate feel to this.

Marie

Emily Leiphart said...

So cute! I love the scene you've masked into the background. Your sponging is exquisite and those little reindeer have so much detail!

Gez said...

STUNNING card. Wow! I am blown away! I love it Gay :-) Love Rudolph's nose.

Basement Stamper said...

fun holiday card, love rudolph's nose.

Chrissie said...

Simply yum!
Chrissie

lililindsay said...

Masking and inking with Distress Inks. What's not to like! My kind of card.

Shirley said...

The card is just lovely! I can almost see the deer flying! This could be framed and brought out every Christmas. About the weather. It's just as goofy here. LOLOL

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

I'm having fun looking thru your blog with all your gorgeous designs. I'll become a follower so I don't miss any ! Have a great weekend, Shirley