Tuesday, December 13, 2011

A White Winter Wonderland

Only 12 days till Christmas......are ready?  I am just need to do all the wrapping now.  I am sitting here enjoying a very cold wet winter day in Arizona....and it is suppose to stay that way for the next week !
We are in the last challenge of the year at CMC Challenge group this time it is all about

 ** HOLIDAY JOY--in Golds. Creams & Whites**
Show your holiday joy with sparkling colors of GOLD, CREAM & WHITE!

(yes you can use some other colors like hair/skin/etc but the majority of colors should be Gold, Cream &  Whites)

 For this Challenge we have LOTS OF PRIZES!!
AND A WAY TO DONATE TO A WONDERFUL CHARITY!!


WHAT YOU CAN WIN:



-1 person will win a NEW Provocraft CRICUT MINI machine

-1 person will win a NEW KINDLE E-READER

-1 person will win a $50 Gift Cert. to SCACD

-1 person will win a $25 Gift Cert. to the Paper Temptress

-1 person will win 5 digis from Tiffany Doodles and a $15 Gift Cert to 7 Kids College Fund and a Gilli Gift Bag
HOW TO PLAY:

4 different ways to enter

-Enter up to (2) TWO projects into the link system below by Jan. 5th
-Enter (1) one project into the BookEndz Challenge
-Donate a $3-5 donation to the Charity below for 1 entry
-Donate anything over $10 to the Charity and get 2 entries
OUR CHARITY:

Reading is Fundamental is the charity I have chosen to sponsor this season.  As you all know I am an avid reader and it amongst my very favorite things to do in my spare time.  I truly believe that literacy and reading opens up many doors in life for everyone.  Not only can you find joy in books but it opens your eyes to other cultures, places and people that is so worthwhile.  And just the fact that a huge part of life involves being able to read--to get through school, get a great job and navigate through life.  For me teaching children to read early on in life is a MUST yet so many children are not provided with the basic materials to learn to read.  So this charity is a non-profit that provides books to children and opportunities to bring literacy into areas that need it!
Click here to donate, but we would really love it if you would come and join us with a beautiful holiday card.
I knew what I was going to do as soon as Suzanne told us the challenge....
 
 My card is done with "Snowy with a snowflake" and the pine trees both are stamps from Magnolia-licious, I also used the fence doo-hickey die.  I used the snowflakes embossing folder and then went over it with Antique Linen distress ink.  The big gold snowflake under the sentiment is a "Whimsy die"  I have added stickles to the trees and the snowflake for bling.
Here is a side view of my card.
Challenges:
Just Magnolia - I'm dreaming of a white Christmas
Papertake Weekly - I'm dreaming of a ......Christmas 
Totally Tilda - White on White 
Raise the Bar - #86 It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas 
Simply Magnolia - Christmas challenge 

Thanks for coming by today !  I wish each of you a very blessed Christmas season.
Hugs♥

21 comments:

Peggie said...

Adorable. Love Snowy. Great job with the golds and the trees behind.

Rene said...

What a gorgeous card!!! I love Snowy...sadly, he saw no ink time this year. Poor dear!
Love that fence too! Just a magical scene!
Rene :D

julieprice3 said...

Very pretty, I love the 'Snowy' stamps, delightful card!
Hugs Julie P

Christina C. said...

I just posted a Snowy card as well!
Yours is truly spectacular, my friend. Love, love it!!!!!
I'm also an avid reader and my son is giving me a Kindle for Christmas...soooo happy! Now, I will just have to learn to use it!

Myrna said...

This is my favorite snowman! Love the white-on-white.

cabio's craft corner said...

Love your beautiful texture on this card. Cute trees and the snowman made this a fun step card Charlene :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

Angela said...

Oh how adorable and creative this is! Love the gold and white color combo. A sweet snowman scene. Love it Charlene! hugs, Angela

Brook said...

Beautiful card Charlene! Love the depth that a step card gives.

Only By His Grace said...

A beautiful Christmas card.
Love the gold and white.
Hugs Maz

inge said...

Lovely card, I really likt the white and gold combination.
Thanks for joining us at Simply Magnolia.

Inge

Angie said...

Fantastic stepper card love the image and the colours. Thanks for joining us at Papertake weekly.
Angie x

Christine said...

Gorgeous magnolia creation but sadly our chall is TILDA images only & chall theme is Tildas hair & flesh is the only colour allowed on this theme

thanks for sharing with us at Totally Tilda chall.

Christine TT DT & girlies

Elle said...

I love your side-step card. Very pretty and cute at the same time!

Barb Hardeman said...

How fabulous this card is Charlene, and what a great way to use your images and punches. My poor little Snowy people didn't see any ink this year either, but there's always hope for next year, right? Gorgeous card...Merry Christmas hugs...Barb

Sharon Caudle said...

LOOOOOOOVE it!! Awesome card, Charlie!!!
hugs, Sharon

cathylynn said...

WOW Charlene!!! What a fabulous card!!! WOW!!! I love it all!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Linda Palmer said...

This is a gorgeous card. Love the step card, love the embossing and love your coloring. Snowy looks fabulous.

Patti Jo said...

Snowy is so cute on this step card with the trees and white and gold!!! Beautiful card Charlene!!!

Marie Gamber said...

Love this little snowman Charlene! You did such a wonderful job coloring and with the layout! I just love it!
Hope you have a wonderful, blessed Christmas!
Hugs,
Marie

Tracy said...

What a great design. That snowman is so cute and it looks great with the scene you've created. Tracy xx

Nasir said...

The snowman is so cute and elegant.

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