Friday, January 10, 2014

Colorful Winter Combo for 52CCT January Color Challenge, FMS118, Merry Monday #90, CCAYR January and ABC Christmas "A" is for Anything Christmas

Hello dear friends and followers, hope this post finds you happy and warm.  I'm looking forward to the weekend and trying more recipes from my Pioneer Woman Cookbook.  My family is lovin' the returns that this gift is providing to them.  My daughter said "I'm just so glad that Mom is really cooking lately".   What???!! I said.  "What do you mean? I cook all the time".  She replied,  "Yeah but it's usually got some part of it from a box or drive through.  Everything you are making lately now is entirely from scratch".   I didn't know whether to laugh or be offended - couldn't really be offended though as it's true.  Hmmmm... just when you think they aren't noticing :o).   Anyway - tomorrow I think I'll make glazed donuts for breakfast and chicken and noodles for dinner.  Wanna join us? Friends are always welcome!

So back to why you probably dropped in to visit.  Today I'm sharing with you my DT card for the 52CCT January Color Challenge.  We would like you to use at least 3 of the colors noted below - but you're sure welcome to use all of them if you like.

I love this great wintry combo and reached for one of my favorite snowman stamps - take a look please:
I used a piece of double sided -patterned cardstock for the base (retired Stampin Up!) - those embossed dots are on the front and back.  The dots make me think of a bunch of snow balls flying around.  Kind of a fun and different use of the paper and it made me feel quite "thrifty" for getting good use of my paper :o).  It has a good solid feel to it and the reverse pattern on the inside is nice too - another bonus.  

I am also entering my card in the following challenges:
Freshly Made Sketches (FMS118) - sketch
Merry Monday #90 - Use Ribbon or Twine (I used just a wee strip)
Christmas Cards All Year Round - January - Anything Goes Christmas
ABC Christmas Challenge - "A" is for Anything Christmas
and (because Hazel so kindly invited me)
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge

I'm excited to see what you might make this week with these great colors. The other ladies on the DT of 52CCT  have also made some terrific cards to inspire you this week. Won't you pop on in and visit them to see? Soon we will be having more DT members join us too - Yahoo!    Til next time friends... hugs and happy crafting! D


  1. He's a really fun snowman, and I do like the papers you've used!

    Sounds like you're having with the new recipe book! Enjoy!

  2. What a great festive card Danielle, and it would be a great card for a man I think. Love the pops of blue and the bright snowman nose. Thanks for joining us at the Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge.
    Carol x

  3. Nice!!! I like how you picked inspiration from different challenges, love the colors and it's a great clean design!

  4. Love those colors & love your card!!! Hope I can play along !! :))

    I love how he is looking up @ all the snowballs !! Great job !!

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  5. Gorgeous card Danielle :-) the snowman is very cute and all the details are fab ,, I love the spotty background :-)

    thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas Challenge
    Lols x x x
    p.s, you could enter this into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge :-)

  6. A lovely cute snowman - gorgeous spotty DP - Jacqueline xx

  7. This is just too cute, Danielle!!! LOVE that sweet snowman and your coloring is just amazing! LOVE the beautiful paper, too! :) HUGS and have a great rest of the week! ;)

  8. Love your snowman card - he is colored so beautifully! Thanks so much for joining us at both Merry Monday and Freshly Made Sketches.

  9. That snowman is adorable and I love the color scheme you've used. And yes, I'd love to come for dinner. It sounds wonderful! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  10. My goodness this is cute. I always love that snowman but the colors here are really fabulous! Glad you joined us this week at FMS!

  11. Super cute snowman in fabulous colors, Danielle! Thanks for playing with us this week!l

  12. Superb!! love the snowman n the lovely colors :)

  13. Love you choice of papers, how perfect for that adorable image! So glad you joined us for our challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge!

  14. Hi Danielle,
    yes, it was just good in time, but it happens to me very often , to be at the limit ... unfortunately : ( ..... I need to think much before start and these colors were not very easy to put together!
    Your card is super nice and I love how you've mixed the colors. All goes well together and for the turquoise color, the three flakes are just what was needed!
    Happy sunday...
    Rosi x

  15. Wonderful card!
    Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x


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