Wednesday, November 21, 2012

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #79 Winter Blues

I'm sneaking in a little creative time between loads of laundry and other big cleaning activities. Around here, my dear kids have the whole week off school, so I take advantage of them and have their help with a semi-annual purge & deep clean of the house.

I am not someone who lives to clean - I can let the dust bunnies gather while I read a book or make a card - but I really, really need things clean before the Christmas decor goes up.

This is my contribution to the current CAS-ual Fridays Challenge.

CFC79: Create a CAS winter project featuring blue.

It has been many years since we have had a white Christmas, but I love this Memory Box Country Landscape die and used it to create this pretty little scene,

The card is 5x5 and the main panel 4 1/2 x 4 1/2". Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass distress ink is sponged over the main panel first.

I manipulated the die to fit the 4 1/2" width and then masked a Papertrey Ink stamp from Think Big Favorites #9 so that only "peace" was stamped with the Tumbled Glass ink.

A piece of baker's twine is wrapped around the die cut piece three times, with silver & blue bells attached to the end pieces.

I pick up these mini jingle bells in almost every color at this time of the year! 

The final step to finishing this card is mounting the die cut onto the blue sponged panel with dimensional foam adhesive.

If I get ahead of my cleaning schedule, I might be back before Thanksgiving. We have relatives from Scotland ending a cruise here tomorrow morning. They didn't know it was Thanksgiving when making their plans. so are going to experience their first American Thanksgiving and their first deep fried turkey (the ONLY way to make it in my humble opinion LOL).

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Gorgeous card! Enjoy your Thanksgiving!

  2. Yep! Deep fried is the only way to cook a turkey!

    Your card is beatuful! So soft & serene. It truly does capture the essence of a calm, cold winter evening! The "peace" sentiment is the perfect font for the card too!

    Love those colored bells!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog today and leaving a nice hello :)

  3. Love the blue and white! That twine is so pretty.

  4. absolutely beautiful...I love the sweet jingle bells you added! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  5. Love that die and the inking is fabulous! And that jingle bell...what a finish! Thanks for playing along with CAS-ual Fridays!


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