Wednesday, 7 December 2011

White Christmas

I had such a scare yesterday morning when I reversed down the drive and didn't realise our whole cul-de-sac was covered in black ice. Don't you just get that awful sinking feeling, when you feel the car sliding and you can't do anything. I closed my eyes and hoped for the best  (probably not top of the list of skid control ideas, said my hubby!!)
Somehow I managed to miss the neighbours car, the lampost and not end up in the bushes!! 
So I am staying put today, with the heating whacked up!!

This project didn't start out as a card - my idea was to make a little wall hanging for my kitchen. I cut the letters and attached them vertically, to a strip of silver ribbon. It just didn't look right though - so off they came and I was pleased to discover that they just fit onto a 6 x 6 card base.

I found some silver reindeer stickers in my christmas stash, so I stuck them to white card, added a touch of glitter and cut them out.

The snowflakes are die cut and I made the little ticket on my comp.
I finished by adding some adhesive pearls and hung a snowflake charm from some organza ribbon.

Just want to say thank you to everyone who has visited me in the past few days and taken the time to leave me a comment. As much as my friends love my cards, they don't really 'get' my crafting obsession!! :-) I know you lot do - and I appreciate all your kind words and encouragement more than you will know.
Hoping to get round to you all today :-))

Simon Says Stamp - Christmas Photomontage Inspiration.
Crafting for all Seasons - White on White.
Ladybug Crafts - Snowflakes & Sparkle
Papertake - Anything goes with the option of adding something dangly!
Crafty Sentiments - Snowflakes


Roma said...

Wow ! caroline this is stunning!

Rose Petal said...

Hello Caroline. How beautiful and very sparkly. Love the letters and the beautiful embellishments. So much fabulous detail. I am pleased it ended up as a card, because it is gorgeous.
Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments and good luck. Happy crafting.
Love Sandra (GDT)

Juls said...

gorgeous!! Love the WOW, such a stylish card! Hugs Juls

Basslady said...

what a work of art!

i love your card so much!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Angie said...

Fabulous card love the images. Thanks for joining us at Papertake weekly.
Angie x

Stamps and Paper said...

Absolutely stunning work of art.... love all the sparkly bits . Gosh you were lucky in the car....hate driving in the snow and ice....


Stressed Stamper said...

Glad you are ok hun - no snow here yet - lots of rain...know what you mean about crafting mates - none of mine do cards or cakes...thanks god for bloggie buddies

Jac said...

Absolutely beautiful, very effective, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Caroline :-)everything is beautiful ! :-)

Glad you managed to escape your skid unscathed !! :-) you obviously managed it perfectly, eyes shut or not ,, the force was with you !! :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

pinky said...

Stunning card! Glad you had nothing serious happen, that must have been scary! Thanks for joining us at LCI this week.

Anonymous said...

Ooh scary!! I once skidded on a patch of black ice as I was braking at traffic lights and missed the car in front by millimetres! My legs were shaking like jelly, lol!

This has turned out to be a stunning card Caroline! Love the icy/frosty feel to it.

Shannin said...

Caroline your card is gorgeous and I love your reindeer. Hope you have a fantastic night.


p.s love the pic of your fur baby snoozin in the car. so precious.

Sasha said...

Beautiful and frosty looking card. I love your reindeer and pretty embellished snowflakes:)

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous Christmas card Caroline.

Mary J said...

Oh Caroline, this is such a fab idea! I totally love this and the glitter just makes it POP!!

I know what you mean about friends who don't craft!

Take care in the snow honey!

Pauline said...

This is really lovely, the silvery reindeer and white on white scheme look fabulous with all the glittery frosting! So pretty!

Scrappy Scatty said...

What a lovely card
Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week
Love Jan

Joy said...

Gorgeous and elegant with white on white...the glittery parts to your card is stunning... thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

Lisa T said...

It is beautiful! I love those silver deer.

Linda said...

Scary Scary ride. I think closing your eyes and hoping for the best should be at the top of the list. I bet I would do the exact same thing. So glad you didn't do any neighborhood "remodeling"!

Your card is stunning. The joys of crafting - always expect the unexpected. Keeps life interesting.

My non-crafting friends don't get my craft obsession either. They think I am nuts putting so much time and moolah into paper. Imagine this: they would rather have jewelry & clothes than Copics Ribbons, Papers and accessories. Unbelievable. LOL

Catherine said...

This is gorgeous, love all the sparkle....

Catherine said...

Thanks for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons as well...