Sunday, 20 February 2022

Blue and Gold

Hello there,

How are you all keeping? Good I hope.  I'm just about over my Covid episode now and although I've definitely felt under the weather, I know that things could have been much worse, so I'm thankful that It's been as mild as it has been.  The weather has been horrendous here and its raining again now, so I've had plenty of time in my craft room, which is a place where I'm always happy to be.  Goodness me, what with the lockdowns and now Covid, I don't know what I would have done without my crafting.  I have a great bunch of craft mates who always keep me smiling, so all is good.  

Now onto the card making and here's a card that I made for an online challenge but as I did lots of fussy cutting..... and I mean lots of fussy cutting, there are plenty of snippets on my card, so I'd like to add it to Di's latest challenge over at the Snippets Playground.  Here's my card:

The original challenge was to use blue and gold and add something stencilled in the background.  My background card was blue, so I stencilled the moon.  Next, I stamped and embossed the gold trees, then stamped and cut out the white trees for some contrast and to give a snowy feel.  You were allowed to use black or white in addition to the blue and gold.  The trees are by Stampin Up and are a set that I still love after many years of using them.  

That's all from me for today and I wish you all  very happy and colourful week xx

I'd also like to add my card to the following challenges:

52 Christmas Card Throwdown - Masculine

Peace On Earth Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes


Brenda in IN said...

I was here and looked through your tutorials and all your previous cards on the tabs and I am wowed. Such beautiful work for your design companies and great tutorials. Then I saw you had commented on my blog at the same time. Great minds think alike! I do love this card done in blue and gold. A gorgeous snowy background for those stunning trees. I'm so glad you are feeling much better and hope you are safe in these terrible storms you are having.

crafty-stamper said...

Glad to hear you are feeling much better.Love your Wintry card with all the trees
Carol x

Carole said...

Beautiful card...I love it and boy you must have patience fussy cutting those trees! So pleased to hear you are now over your Covid and feeling better. xx

Gerrina said...

This looks great! Glad that you are feling better! With the lockdowns and having Covid you must feel a bit stuck in yje house; hope you can go for a walk now and get outside! Hugs, Gerrina

Kathy Krug said...

Beautiful snowy scene. I love how you combined and layered the white and gold trees. Thanks for sharing with us at Peace on Earth Challenge Blog.


Jenny L said...

Hi Sandra,
this is such a gorgwous card and a beautiful design too.
Wonderful inking and fussy cutting as well.
The whole scene is gorgeous and that sky very beautifully created.

So glad your covid was a mild attack thank goodenss for the injections that made it so.
Hope you continue to make a wonderful recovery too.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Sarn said...

So glad to hear you’re feeling better Sandra.

This is a lovely card full of fussy cut trees making a really nice scene. Thanks for popping up to the snippets playground treehouse for a coffee xxx

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Fabulous feel for your wintery card, love so much all these trees. You have been so busy with it, but the result is very beautiful,
Glad to hear you are well now.

Gibmiss said...

Hi Sandra
Happy you are feeling better …..
fabulous card … always amazing …
I love making the cards in a box very fiddly …but I enjoy it ….
Keep well…
Hugs Sylvie xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Pleased to hear you’re feeling better Sandra.,.another fabulous the scene you’ve created


KarinsArtScrap said...

o wow Sandra this looks gorgeous

Gr Karin

Mac Mable said...

Glad to hear you are on the mend Sandra and yes I am grateful for my hobby too x. Very windy and stormy again last night, no damage but a lack of sleep again! I love your wonderful winter scene and those pretty trees in the gold and white. Great 3D effect with those trees and a beautiful night sky x.

Anke said...

Your wintry card is so beautiful, I love the trees and the moon.

All the best for you, Sandra.


Sue's Crafty Corner said...

What a fabulous scene you've made with your stamp Sandra. I love the Blue and gold as well.

Sue xx

Diane said...

Beautiful wintery scene you have created! Thank you for joining our challenge at Peace On Earth!
Diane POE DT {Nellies Nest}
{Peace On Earth}

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Sandra, good to hear that your are getting over your bout of covid and feeling much better.
I love your card, it's luxurious with the dark blue sky and the beautiful golden trees, a fabulous design, take care, Kate x

Sarah said...

So pleased to hear you are feeling better. What a lovely card this is the blue and gold look sensational xx

Aquarius said...

A beautiful Christmas card with all the different trees - can't beat a bit of fussy cutting 😉 and great for using up snippets too.

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful and refreshing card, to read you are feeling better is fabulous...hugs. xx

Fabiola said...

Splendide carte,très élégante et poétique, merci de jouer avec nous chez 52cct, biz

Darlene said...

WOW so glad to hear you got through your covid episode without too much problem. And, I totally agree ... I don't know what I would have done without all my crafty friends keeping my mind occupied and inspired!

Your card is amazing! I LOVE the scene you have created! WELL DONE! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Peace On Earth Christmas challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often. We appreciate your support!!


P.S. If I hadn’t already mentioned it, just wanted to let you know that we have another new challenge blog. This time it’s all about using your EMBOSSING FOLDERS. I hope you’ll come check us out and play along at CAN YOU HANDLE THE PRESSURE. Hope to see you there!

Susan said...

What a gorgeous card! I love the blue and gold together. Great layering of the white and gold trees. Thank you so much for joining us at the Peace on Earth challenge.

Di said...

Fabulous card and great use of snippets as well. The colours work so superbly together too. Glad you're recovering from COVID, take care and just craft!


Di xx