Friday, December 10, 2010

CSS Sketch Blog Hop

It is time for another Stamp TV CSS Blog Hop. This is a very busy time of the year for all of us and while I was trying to come of with the card for tonight's blog hop I thought of peace and quiet and serenity - none of which are a part of my life right now!  This time the blog hop is a sketch challenge, my favorite challenges! Here was the sketch:


And this is the card I made.


You should have arrived from Melissa Schultz blog and since she is so incredibly creative I am sure that you were wowed!  If you want to start at the beginning  or get lost along the way, just head on over to the home page of StampTV or directly over to the start of the blog hop here.

I really wanted a wintry card for this so I knew I would go with blues. The patterned paper came in the StampTV kit Winter Wonderland, the two trees that I stamped did also. I love the deer that is looking rather startled, he is from Theresa Momber's  set called Life is Good. I really like mixing stamp sets and these worked well together. I stamped the images on Gina K's Pure Luxury In the Navy card stock with Versamark and then embossed with Embossing Tinsel. In real life the embossing sparkles really well. I tore some white CS to make the snow and used a Versamark pen to make snow (or stars).  I used two oval shaped Nestabilities for the focal image and chose not to use a sentiment. The snowflakes were in my "winter stash" box and the bow was made with Bow Easy. I placed a few gems to add more sparkle.


Now hop on over to visit Peggy Wainman for what I am sure will be another amazing card.Thanks for hopping along with us and for the kind comments you leave. Happy Holidays to all of you.


 
I  also am entering this card in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamps: Christmas card with no red or green
Catch the Bug: Winter Scene


124 comments:

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Beautiful card, Miesje! I love the cool blues and the wonderful winter scene!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Miesje- what a beautiful design and the colors you used are fab. That little deer is gorgeous in the scene.

Cheri said...

How adorable Miesje. Perfect colors and winter scene. Love this card.

Melissa Cash said...

Wow, your card is breathtaking Miesje! It certainly says serene and peaceful to me. I love your snowflakes, bling and ribbon treatment too!

Theresa Momber said...

Beautiful embossing! Love your scene.

Becky said...

This is beautiful Miesje

Carolina said...

This should be framed Miesje - just beautiful in every way!!!

qvande said...

Miesje, this is such a beautiful snowy scene. I love it.

Deb said...

What an elegant, gorgeous snowy scene! UhOh, now I want several new sets and some embossing tinsel! Love the way you combined elements!

Sharri said...

Miesje, Gorgeous!! This is one of my favorite color combos for Christmas! You created a beautiful scene!

buggin2stamp said...

I absolutely love this! I want to be in that scene right now. And thanks for the compliment on me be creative. I am so blessed to be a part of such a talented group of stampers. :o)

Lagene said...

Miesje, this is a BEAUTIFUL card! Love your winter scene!

Lori said...

Breathtaking scene Miesje!!

stampqueen said...

Great scene!!! I love blue and white for Christmas cards!!!

peggy wainman said...

I love your snowy scene, so pretty!

Janeen said...

peaceful

Melanie said...

I like how you did the scene on navy, it looks very pretty in this die!

Kay S said...

Miesje - this is such a pretty winter scene! Quite impressive for a warm weather gal! LOL! Love how you did the scene on the navy.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Wonderful nighttime scene!!

joy said...

Great card. I love your technique of using the torn paper to give it a real snow look! Beautiful job.

Kary said...

Miesje, I love your card!! Love the blues & the winter scene.
Do take care.

Davi said...

What a beautiful scene love the white on the dark!!

Janet L. said...

Your card is very, very pretty with all the different blues Great, great, great!!

Linda Peterson said...

What an awesome card!! Great job!

JannaStamps said...

Very pretty card! Great job!

De said...

Gorgeous colour combo and a lovely scene, makes a great card

Miss Boo (a.k.a. jen70) said...

Stunning card! Love the embellishing.

Holly said...

I love the look of night on the cards. Great job!

ecpiercy said...

This is just beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Julie said...

very pretty....love the colors.

JOYCE said...

I love working with blues so this is right up my alley. But I am going to have to try that embossing tinsel. That's got to add a great glitz, for sure.

Tricia said...

How classy! Looks like the view out my window!! :-)

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

How pretty! I love deer and I love the color blue! Very nice :o)

naneruth said...

Very pretty snow scene.

Marsha said...

Love the scene you made. Very pretty.

Tami B. said...

Peace and serenity- a very good way to describe this beautiful card.

Virginia Wingo said...

Such a beautiful winter starry night. The snow in the foreground looks like it has just fallen. How did someone like you who lives on the warm water come up with such a cold snowy night? :)

Shirley said...

Your card is so striking and beautiful. What a treasure for someone to receive. Lovely, lovely, lovely. Thanks for sharing your talents.
Shirley L.
Roseville, CA

Valerie said...

OMG!!! Beautiful!!! I just love this...so much fun to see so much creativity!!!

Thanks so much for sharing.

Valerie Martin

Kelly said...

I love the blue for winter cards! Beautiful card!

Peggy Sue said...

What a dramatic card!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Gorgeous card.

sghay said...

So pretty!

Jan said...

Beautful, beautifl card......blue is so "wintery" looking.

Darla said...

Love this winter scene.

St. Petersburg Cricut CutUp (Veronika) said...

Love your card and I miss the Winter. Happy Holidays to you and yours.

golightly said...

Lovely card...I just love the wonderful winter scene! Thanks for sharing!

Susan said...

What a calm winter wonderland you have created. I like the "bling" on your frame too!

Carole said...

This is gorgeous.

Christine said...

Such a beautiful card. Almost makes me like snow again.

Judy McMullen said...

Wow! What a gorgeous winter scene!! Love it!!!

Betty Neville said...

This is gorgeous Miesje! So serene - just looking at it makes me more relaxed. And love how you created the layers of snow!

Shell said...

adorable

susies1955 said...

Oh so beautiful. LOVE the winter scene. :)
Susie
susies@twcny.rr.com

Lynne in NI said...

oh WOW, what a beautiful winter scene!

Corina said...

Oh Miesje as always a beautiful creation

joy said...

I just love this winter scene done in blue/white!

DottyA Cards & Things said...

This is a beautiful Winter scene. Love the cool blues and will just everything!

Dawn said...

gorgeous, i love everything about this card, the trees, the deer the snow, the colors, everything

dj21470 said...

Wow ! love the snow falling. Great job. Thanks so much for sharing

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Gorgeous winter scene! Love the colors you used!

Dale said...

The winter scene is lovely and the colors are perfect. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

luvhymns said...

I love the blue. You're the first card done in my fave color. I love the silhouette picture.

CJ said...

The blue is lovely and so peaceful. It is one of my favorite colors. TFS.

CJ

Karen said...

Nice winter scene - so serene.

Donna Phelan said...

Lovely winter card!

Sassy Sue said...

Very peaceful. Lovely idea.

Cal and Wendy said...

Cool and elegant - lovely card!

Garnet said...

What a calm winter scene you have created!

Rhonda said...

Just Beautiful!!! Love the serenity of it!

Marlene said...

This is waht they mean by winter wonderland. Lovely.

crotnem said...

What a gorgeous card you have done!

Jerry and Bobbie said...

great card!!!! awesome addition to the blog hop

Laraine R said...

Beautiful card! Love the colors and the bling!!

whitneymaryann said...

Wonderfully peaceful scene. And in the photograph, your trees look almost three dimensional. Very pretty.

L8ybug2 said...

Beautiful! I like the way you framed it with the Nestie.

--Marcy said...

Great nightime scene! I really love the 2 embellishments - sure adds so much to all the cards!

§hawnie® said...

Your card is absolutely beautiful!

Blessings!

~§hawnie® Bartron
http://cardsbyshawnie.blogspot.com/

scalder said...

Love it and I have those stamps--may I copyish??? No two cards are ever the same, right?

Karen said...

Fabulous winter scene. I love the color selection.

Katherine said...

Very very beautiful! I especially love the ribbon with the snowflake!

nancy t said...

looks like my deer in the yard love it

SueB said...

I'm enjoying the blog hop and checking out all the great cards you gals have made - thanx for the inspiration and blog candy opp!

Kathy said...

Beautiful! I'm especially drawn to cards with heat embossing. And this one does not disappoint.

Julia Nowosielska said...

Beautiful card.

Georgei said...

beautiful card that you did like the color alot thank for showing

Gladys R. said...

Very pretty winter scene.
I love it.

Lorraine A said...

stunning card !! WOW !! this is beautiful !! I love the scene you created ,, wonderful :-)

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

DJreflections said...

Like the way you did the snow. Nice card.

Jennie said...

Love the snowy scene you created her Miesje!! Beautiful colors and fabulous job on the sketch :O)

Kathryn said...

Very nice winter scene you made with the layers and the little deer.

Connie C said...

Nothing like white/silver/sparkle embossing on navy blue CS to really give the feel of a winter scene. Love the way you used the trees and the deer, mixing stamps from different sets. This card really shows off the versatility of Gina's stamp sets!

JJH said...

A true winter wonderland. But your summer lake picture looks inviting today. Jeanne in MN

The Vannoy Family said...

Lovely card! Great way to say Merry Christmas! Thanks for sharing!

LorraineB said...

Perfect.

Lynne said...

Just love the blues! This card just makes me feel good.

Daphney Barrett said...

Love the blue, too! Great card! The placement of the deer is perfect.

Chris said...

What a cool card!

marie said...

I like that this one doesn't have to be used just for Christmas but can be used all winter long for so many things. Especially great for the men in our lives.

Debby said...

I like the winter scene..thanks for sharing!

Lina said...

Beautiful card!

StampinCatMom said...

Love, love, love this card!! So pretty and serene.

Maggie Minnich
maminnich@wowway.com

Shirleo said...

Another amazing card! You girls are so inspiring!

Jodi said...

This makes me want to go to my craft room and put something together...your card is so nice...just a good as all the others I have seen...nice work...

Sharon Peele said...

Miesje, This is absolutely beautiful! I love your card! Thanks for inspiring me!

Crafty Math Chick said...

This is lovely! I love the dark colored center panel and that nestability shape is perfect for this layout. The bling you added to the northern and southern portions of the nestability are really eye-catching.

Pat Jandacek said...

You captured the serenity you were looking for...this is a lovely card!

JulieAS6078 said...

Such a beautiful card - I love the look of winter twilight in this card!

Laurie Patterson said...

Very nice. I like the scallop detail on the top and bottom of the oval.

Sue D said...

I like the snowy scene you created.

Artistic Angel said...

Very beautiful and detailed card.

Lindy said...

breathtaking card!!

Debbie said...

Stunning card Miesje! You've created a beautiful scene. :)

Debbie Meijer

scrapdiva77 said...

Beautiful card, love the mixing of stamp sets and letting your image shine without using a sentiment.

Melissa S. said...

This is a beautiful card. Love the snow and snowflakes. Thanks for playing with us at Bugaboo this week.

Susan said...

Love the card and colors.

Susan

Barbara Colbert said...

BEautiful....love the embossing...great use of spellbinders also!

gltinnola said...

How very festive!

Neesey said...

Stunning card. Love the colors you chose. Very special look to this. Love it.

debby4000 said...

Oh gorgeous card, beautiful scene.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.
luv
Debby

Tammy Miller said...

What a great card! I just love it! Thanks for joining us this week at Catch the Bug Challenge Blog for our Winter Wonderland Challenge! We Hope to see you again for our next challenge! Thanks Again, Tammy

Paul said...

Great card and thanks for taking the time to join us at Catch The Bug and Bugaboo for our Winter Wonderland challenge. Hope you have a lok again on Saturday for a 'delicious' new challenge.
TFS
Paul
http://craftyblogocks.blogspot.com/

Joyce said...

One of my favs from this hop.

Darla said...

\love the scene.