Sweet Stampin' ~ Let It Snow

Hey there my lovely blog pals. I'm late late late with this post. Forgive me! We had a family wedding up North over the weekend and I knew I had too many balls in the air!! Such a gorgeous weekend and a beautiful wedding ceremony. So nice to be with extended family and people we love but don't see so often. Especially meaningful to see my daddy's siblings now he's no longer with us. I'll share a couple of pics at the end of the post, but for now, I need to show you my card for the Sweet Stampin' challenge that went live on Saturday whilst I was away at the wedding. 

Our theme for the challenge this week is 'Let It Snow' and I happened to have this cute card ready to go. I used a sweet stamp from Nellie Snellen's Christmas Time set called 'Parcel Mount' and some fun tartan paper, which I'll have to hunt down the paper pad for as I've already cleared it away and can't remember what it's called! I kept the design simple for haste and added a diecut tree sprinkled in snowy silver and white glitter and a white organza bow with two 'jingle' bells to finish. Very simple design, but that's me at Christmas, no time for the fancy stuff as the day drawers ever near! But I do love this, because I love, love, LOVE tartan paper and this design really showcases it well, leaving lots of 'empty' space. I've used my Promarkers to colour the sweet image and edged the paper and oval image panel with Memento Rich Cocoa brown ink. Simples!

Our sponsor is the wonderful Marianne Design. So come and play along to be in with a chance to win the most fabulous prize. We'd love to see what you create and as it's so close to Christmas now, I'm sure you all must have a few snowy makes to enter our 'Let It Snow' challenge. Hope to see you again soon. Still more busy days in the lead up to Christmas, so no rest yet! Hugs to you all, Wends xoxo

Challenge Entries:
The Ribbon Girl: December Card Challenge
City Crafter Challenge: #341 ~ The Tree Is Up
Cute Card Thursday: #454 ~ Toys or Transport
Simon Says Monday Challenge: Christmas Gifts
Creative Inspirations: #263 ~ Christmas Creations
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes
Passion For Promarkers: #375 ~ Mega Christmas Challenge
Moving Along With The Times: Anything Goes With Christmas
Deep Ocean Challenge: #143 ~ Santa Claus is Coming To Town!
Little Red Wagon: Santa Claus is Coming To Town! (Santa Bunny?!)

Update: I won the Di's Digi Stamps prize at Passion For Promarkers. Sadly I was too late to claim it. Shame, they're so cute!

For those of you who stuck around to see the pics. Here's a few from our beautiful wee family spot up the very North of New Zealand, (where it gets really skinny on the map!). Enjoy xoxo

 The view from the porch of our extended family's bach at Tauranga Bay

 The view from the kitchen window of the bach at Tauranga Bay
(Featuring a Pohutukawa, the New Zealand Christmas Tree!)

The little red tractor that towed the yacht out. Only in New Zealand!! 

 Beautiful Whangaroa Harbour, where the wedding church was.

Panaramic shot overlooking the Cavalli Islands

Panaramic shot of Zac & Georgie playing in the water at Tauranga Bay

Click on the pics to pop them up for a bigger view xoxo


aussie aNNie said…
Love the card Wendy, but your pics are so peaceful and serene...I love NZ. xx
A beautiful Christmas creation! Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations this fortnight! xxx
Christi Flores said…
That card is wonderful! I love that paper! Also love those pictures. Beautiful!!
*Vicki* said…
What a sweet image!! Really love that plaid background!! Thanks so much for joining us at Cute Card Thursday!! HUGS :)
Stella said…
I love your christmas tree; brilliant idea and it's so beuatiful coloured. Thanks so much for joining us at CCCB!
Sarah said…
Love your card Wendy, yep that paper is gorgeous and suits the sweet stamp perfectly. What beautiful photographs, I really want to be there right now!! xx
Elaine Stark said…
An adorable card. Thanks for joining Passion for Promarkers. Elaine
Chris said…
Yay Wends, great to have you back! Glad you had a wonderful family weekend at the wedding. The photo's are gorgeous what an idyllic spot!
Love the card BTW, cute image fabulous papers!
Rene said…
LOVE this card...so cute! And the scenery is beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Creative Inspirations. Good luck,
Marina said…
Beautifully coloured imAge and I love the little bells. Thanks for joining in at City Crafter.
Wendy said…
Awww that image is adorable Wends, such a gorgeous card... and wonderful photos!
Wendy xx
What a gorgeous card Wends - love the wee white tree and the ribbon by the bells, they complement the image beautifully.
Love the photos - don't we live in a fabulous country!!
Ros Crawford said…
Aww! This is so cute! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!
Brenda said…
This is such a cute little Santa mouse and so beautifully colored! Thanks so much for joining us at the Little Red Wagon Challenge!
What a lovely card! Love the mouse!
Thank you for playing along with us over Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge

xx Zoey
I love tartan paper at christmas too, so this is right up my street. Fabulous card.
Stunning scenery. Looks a really beautiful place.
Ali said…
Gorgeous - thank you for playing at Passion for promarkers xx
Nat said…
fabulous card, love,love,love that image and your colouring looks great. Thanks for joining in at PFP and Happy New Year!

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