Friday, January 6, 2012

BLOG HOP: It's Cold Outside (it is???) Blog Hop - January 7 and 8

Please note: If you're here for the Love Bugs Banners for Kids blog hop, please click here to be taken there.

Thank you for joining us today on the "It's Cold Outside Blog Hop."

If you arrived here from Lissa Marie's blog, or landed here by chance, welcome -- and please hop over to the start of the hop at Z's blog ( Zenita will tell you about the blog candy available for followers on this wintry trail.

I'm sure somewhere in what's supposed to be winter it's cold outside, but here in suburban Philadelphia, truth be told, it's unseasonably mild. The shine's shining and it's still nice enough outside to go without mittens and woolies.

Yes, that's unusual for us. And yes, most of us consider ourselves blessed.

I suppose there are some snowbunnies out there who might disagree ... but I detest snow. It may be fun to look at for a day or two especially if I have nowhere I need to go and can spend my time crafting. But after it's dingy and yellowed (ahem!), sloppy and slushy, no thank you.

So I've used my imagination this year to put on my fuzzy mittens and drink a cup of hot chocolate, and make this card for those who think the world of pretty white fresh-fallen snow:

I made this three-paneled card to feature two of the cutest snow fairies I've ever seen.  They are digi-images from Mo's Designs.  I colored them with Copic markers, and paper pieced in complementing colors. Liquid Pearl gave the snow on the wings dimension and sparkle. Stickles lightly applied to snowflakes gave them a magical touch. The stripe of glitter is double sided 1/8" tape adhered to the paper then glittered with fine Martha Stewart glitter. I strung the beautiful snowflake between panels 1 and 3, using fishing line mounted underneath the art. The snowflake is cut from glitter paper using a Cheery Lynn die.  The sentiment in the center is computer-generated with snowflake art by DaFont. 

Please jump on over to Anita's blog next to continue shooshing down the snow-covered path. I welcome your comments, and hope you'll come back often, for inspiration, a little story telling, and friendship.

In case you get lost along the way, here is the blog line up for the "It's Cold Outside Blog Hop":

1. Zenita -
2. Janet Royer-
3. Lissa Marie -
4. Ellen --
5. Anita -
6. Ashley -
7. Teresa -
8. Yvette-
9. Lynne -
10 Shannon -
12. Pammejo-
13. Lisa -
14. Jennifer -


Ian said...

This is so cute! I'm in NY and it's unseasonably warm here too. I am a fan of snow though, so I'm hoping that at some point we will get it. Great job with the card! :)

Edwina said...

I love your card! The images are adorable! The colors you used are perfect! Love the sentiment. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

*****A Creative Journey with Melissa***** said...

LOVE this card and your Copic coloring is AMAZING! TFS! I am a new follower and I would love it if you would check out my blog and do the same at ACreativeJourneywithMelissa. blogspot dot com. Have a great weekend!

jengd said...

Love the tri-panel and the glitter is just enough!

Tami B. said...

This "snowbunny wanna be" loves your card!

Unknown said...

As usual another great job!! Love your coloring on your fairies!!! Thank you for joining me on this hop!

Lisa Norris said...

This is just gorgeous...I love your coloring! Thanks for sharing!

lnorris21 at hotmail dot com

Lolis said...

Just adorable! Love your coloring!

Ellen Jarvis said...

Thank you for being in this It's COLD outside blog hop with me. Hopefully, it won't be tooooo cold this winter -- already, it's been pleasantly mild in suburban Philadelphia!

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

Ellen Porter said...

Hello from another Ellen. I can relate to your journaling on this blog. I am in California, where it is not cold. It was about 85 degrees on New Year's (but I was at the coast) and only a little colder this week. I scrap some of my winter photos with winter-themed products anyhow, so I'm doing the blog hop for inspiration.

Migdalia said...

Love your card! BEAUTIFUL! AMAZING!

mommahobbit said...

That is so amaing. Very Very wonderful card! Thank you so much for sharing :)

JaniceA said...

Amazing! Beautiful images.

Trisha said...

Oh, Ellen, what a gorgeous card. Just love these beautiful little fairies. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Vicki said...

Your snow fairies are gorgeous. Great three panel card. Love it. Thanks for sharing.

vwilson577 at

Theresa said...

This is such a cute card!!! I have never figured out the art of stamping and this just makes me want to try it again, it is adorable!!! GREAT details. You are very talented

lindaplus3 said...

your card is absolutely beautiful,,,, yout coloring is amazing...stunning.. :) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

scrapaholicjen said...

Your card is sooooo pretty! Those images are just adorable! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

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Lynne said...

I love this card and the you're right, these are the cutest fairies I have ever seen!!! Thanks for sharing and participating in the same hop!
Hugs and Love,
Her Craftiness

P.S. I'm "borrowing" and posting your button also!

Judy said...

Oh my, this is such a wonderful card! The design and detail is so pretty and the coptic work is awesome!! I just love it! Follower...
jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com