Thursday, January 8, 2015

Warmest Greetings

This is my post going live this morning at
for our current challenge.
Why not join in with us?
You can find the challenge HERE!

Hello Classy Friends.
Diane here with you today.
The holidays are once again behind us.
They seem to arrive before we know it and leave the same way.
But, Mr Winter just arrived on December 21st and he is going to
stick around for awhile!
If you live in a warmer part of the country, count your blessings,
as it is bitter cold here!.

Our challenge this week is teal and snowflakes.
Using the inspiration photo below,

I was very much "Pinterest" inspired with
the  "nine patch" cards
and saw a beautiful card that inspired me,
however I changed it up a bit to suit me and to make it "mine"!
Cutting 9 squares, each 1 1/2",  distressing each edge, then inking with TH Broken China.
The papers I used for my squares are from the gorgeous
Each square was adhered down with Scor-Tape 1/4".

I cut snowflakes using the Impression Obsession Small Snowflake die set
Each snowflake was adorned with Baby Pearls White
I created my rose using Spellbinders Spiral Blossom One

The leaf is a PoppyStamps Gentle Leaf and the sentiment is from
an older set of Flourish stamps in my stash!
I also used Impression Obsession Heart Stems and CLD Wreath Strip

I think this will be a nice card to send someone to cheer them up
on a cold winters day, what do you think?

Entering The Following Challenges:
Scrapy Land .... Anything Goes (IO heart stem dies)
Eureka Stamps ....Snowman or Snowflakes
Melonheadz Friends ....Snowflake
Merry Monday .... Snowflakes

Craftin' Desert Diva's Linky Party .... Blue and White
Shopping Our Stash .... Happy NEW Year  (new is paper and snowflake die)
{PIN}spirational Challenge ....Snowflake


Ros Crawford said...

Ww!! I ADORE this card!! So very beautiful!! One of my favourites! Stay warm my friend

Lisa said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Diane!! I love the pretty blue and the squares!! The flower is so beautiful!! What a perfect wintery card, seeing as how it's -3 right now with wind chills in the -20's :) I hope you are staying warm my friend!! Thanks so much for playing along at Scrapy Land!! Have a great day :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Kitt said...

Very pretty. I like the white rose too. Thanks for sharing with us at Pins

Darlene said...

I just LOVE this card Diane! SO PRETTY and all the elements you used work together so beautifully! Great job ... thanks for inspiration once again! Stay warm ...

Cocoa's Mom said...

Beautiful card! I adore the winter white rose. TFS

wannabcre8tive said...

Diane, your card is so pretty. I love the distressing and the patchwork design. Those little heart springs are cute, too.

Jenny Alia said...

Diane, I LOVE this card! So soft and pretty. Beautiful work!

Lisa Mensing said...

This is absolutely breath taking. I love the flower and snowflakes together. Beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us at Eureka! Stamps challenge.

Lori Kobular said...

Your card is gorgeous! I love the color and how it looks like I am looking out of a window at falling snow! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #9!

Leslie Hanna said...

Nice job with the distressed squares and the rolled flower! Thanks for joining us for our NEW challenge at Shopping Our Stash!

Donna Ellis said...

The distressing on your small square panels looks fabulous - it is a beautiful card! Thanks for playing in the Scrapy Land Challenge using die cuts! I hope to see more of your pretty projects in the next challenge, too! hugs and blessings, de {Creative Smiles}

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my, this is soooooo pretty! The distressed squares of gorgeous paper, and the combination of snowflakes and pearls, flower, foliage, and cute little hearts -- I love it!

Donna said...

Beautiful card! I love the distressed squares! Thanks for sharing and joining the Shopping Our Stash crew for our "Happy NEW Year" challenge!!

Barbara Godden said...

Gorgeous card. great job distressing those squares. I love teal and think it looks so elegant. Thanks for playing along with us at Shopping Our stash for the Happy NEW Year challenge.

karalschuknecht said...

Beautiful card love the distressing. Thanks for joining us this week at Eureka for our Snowman or Snowflakes Challenge.
Karal DT

Julie Odil said...

This is beautiful and perfect for our snowman or snowflake challenge this week at Eureka Stamps. Thanks for joining us! Julie, DT member.

Notes by Nina said...

Beautiful card, fabulous layout. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

mum of two said...

How fabulous! Thanks so much for playing with us this week at Craftin Desert Divas White and Blue Linky Party. Hope to see you again soon :)

michelle (Craftin Desert Divas DT)
Purple Monkey Moments

Lori Turner said...

Love this 9-patch square design - soooo pretty! I love the designer paper and the snowflakes are awesome :) Thanks for playing with us at Merry Monday this week

Nance said...

Beautiful snowflake card. I love the paper heart sticks in the flower. Thanks for sharing it at {PIN}spirational Challenges!

Patricia St Martin said...

Sensational, love the color and how you distressed the squares. All the die cuts are wonderful. Fabulous ideas and great inspiration.
Hugz from Wisconsin, Patricia
Scrapy Land Store
rubber stamping is my game blog

Lisa B said...

ONE WORD...STUNNING. Okay no maybe Beautiful, no elegant...Okay so I can't make up my mind!! lol This is GORGEOUS!!! OMG I love it!!

Thank you for sharing it with us during our Blue & White Linky Party at Craftin' Desert Divas.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Beautiful! Love the dainty snowflakes!

Thank you for participating in the MelonHeadz Friends "Add a Snowflake" Challenge!

Deanne Saunders said...

Beautiful card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!! Look forward to seeing you in our next challenge!
A Little Bit O' Paper