Saturday, January 25, 2020

Before Winter is Gone

Hello My Crafty Friends!  I hope you had a most wonderful holiday season.  By now, I imagine, all of your decorations are down and things are pretty much back to normal.  I must confess, my tree is still up with the lights on but ornaments are put away.  I took my time with it because September thru December is the busiest time at my job.  I work full time, plus some over time during those months and I do not have much time to decorate, or craft for that matter.  So I got all of my decorations up on Christmas Eve and enjoyed them until New Year's Eve.  Then we went to Philadelphia to spend a week with my youngest daughter.  So yes, I was reluctant to take them down.  I should get the tree back into the garage some time tomorrow.  (sigh....)

So now that things have calmed down, I'm happy to say that I'm back at my desk working on projects.  I have a lot of ideas and things I'm chomping at the bit to start.  Here is my first make for this year; a little wintry scene since Arizona doesn't get much snow for me to enjoy.

This little guy is made with a snowman die by Magnolia Sweden from their DooHickey's club vol. 12 (Noel).  He didn't come with a scarf so I did make him one.  The beautiful stamp I used around him is called Snowy Circle, also by Magnolia.

I cut my own large tag from chipboard and layered it with cardstock and corrugated card.  All patterned paper is by Nitwit Designs and I embossed white card for the snowy ground.

I ♥ die cuts!  Most of the dies I used for this project are by Magnolia with the exception of the leaf die, that one is by Sizzix.  I used Versa Mark and Frantage to give those leaves some bling.  The fern, by Magnolia, is from DooHickey's club vol. 7 (The Holidays Are Coming) and that gorgeous snowflake is from DooHickey's club vol. 23 (Joyeux Noel).

For this little tag, I used a die that I thought I would never use.  It's from the 2017 Galaxy collection and it turns out it's super cute.  The little snowflake is part of the So Wrapped Snowflake die set.

Look at that sweet little face...

Thank you so much for stopping by and taking a look.  Your comments are always very much appreciated.  Have A Most Wonderful Day!


I would like to enter the following challenges, please click on the links.

The Official Magnolia Inspirational Challenge  Winter
Simply Magnolia  Anything Goes opt Monochrome
Forever Magnolia  Anything Goes opt Bookmark
My Favorite Things  Color Challenge 
Polkadoodles  Anything Goes
Swedish House Crafts  Winter/Snow
Stamping Sensations  Favorite Stamp
ABC Christmas  A is for Anything Christmas Goes & B is for Bingo
Jingle Belles Rock  Look What Santa Brought Me
Sweet Stampin Christmas  Sparkle
Ally's Angels  Anything Goes


Lynda said...

Love everything about this Laura - great additions and colours. Thank you so much for sharing and joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge :) Lynda DT

Lady Joyful said...

What a lovely tag! Such great attention to detail and adorable snowman. Thank you for joining us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - Charlotte/Lady Joyful, DT

brenda said...

Such a very pretty and detailed Wintry tag, thanks so much for sharing and joining in with our 'Favourite Stamps' theme at Stamping Sensations challenge.

B x

Miranda Slagboom-de Groot said...

Oh this is so very cute.
Hugs Miranda

SmilynStef said...

love how you used those pretty leaves in your design ... so very glad you joined us at Jingle Belles.

Zw@@n said...

Wow, what a beautiful tag, Laura. Gorgeous colours and details. Thank you for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Luv, Wilma

Twórcze pasje Danki said...

Amazing tag, beautiful design.
Thank you for joining us on the site
Christmas at Sweet Stampin.

Danka DT

Danki's creative passions {My Blog}

Maria Nicotra Tinyworks said...

Thank you for joining us at challenge Magnolia Forever
DT Maria

lauren bergold said...

such a lovely card and a great use of those awesome goodies from santa! thanks for joining our JINGLE BELLES fun this fortnight!

Mariann Jakobsen said...

Such a beautiful tag! 🤩 Thanks for joining us at Ally's Angels Challenge Blog. Good luck! xoxo DT-Mariann

Bianca van Tilburg. said...

So beautiful.
I love the tag and snowman.
Thank you for participating in our challenge.
Good luck and see you next time.
Big Hug Bianca DT Simply Magnolia.

Jennifer said...

This is very adorable! I love your snowman, and the little let it snow sentiment. The snowflakes on the circle around the snowman are so pretty!

Elins Cards and other handscrafts said...

What a gorgeous tag Laura ♥ I love the winter look and sweet snowman.
Thanks for playing with our challenge at Simply Magnolia
Hugs from Elin

Crafting Belle said...

A stunning tag, love all the details and soft colours. Thank you for joining us for our Week 4 'Anything Goes' Challenge at Polkadoodles.

Why not join our other other challenges at Digi Choosday and A Gem of a Challenge.

Hugs Lisa xxx

Brigitte said...

This is unbelievably beautiful!!!!! I LOVE your tag and how you added the scarf to your die cut snowman. Everything is so so so amazing!!!! Thanks for joining us this month at Simply Magnolia, we hope to see you again next time. Hugs, Brigitte said...

Lovely card, is so sweet. Thank you for join us at Polkadoodles challenge blog. Join us again soon.

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