Blue Christmas

Hello, hello all!! I took a bit of a break :) Actually, I have been working overtime at my job and when I get home, I just want to relax by the fire. This past week it has gotten down to -40 C (-40 F). Yes, winter has hit mid-Canada with a vengeance! But Weather Canada says we are supposed to look forward to a mild Christmas, which would be a blessing for all the holiday travelers.

Tonight's challenge: 1. Unscripted Sketches has a FAB sketch this week:

and Frosted Designs challenge this week is "Scalloped Edges"

And my take on the sketch with a scalloped edge:

Card Ingredients:
K&Co paper; Recollections cardstock; Cricket George and Basic Shapes cartridge and Winter Woodland Cartridge; studio g stamp; Stampendous! Pirate Gold embossing powder; Sheer Creations ribbons; random button, gems, and twine.

2. Get Sketchy has a great sketch too - which I am really just SQUEAKING in - see what happens when I take a break??

And mine entry:

Card Ingredients: American Crafts Jolly paper; Recollections cardstock; studio g stamp; Stampendous! Sterling Silver embossing powder; random ribbon, button and twine.

Happy Thursday!!! I promise I will be here tomorrow with another project :) Keep warm!!


Elise said...

Hello, fun and festive card maker! This is some fantastic work you've displayed here! I totally GET needing a little time away from "blog" in the cold weather.... burrrrr! {And I thought it was cold here in No. California! - I'm a wimp!} Hee Hee

Your work ALWAYS inspires me, crafty babe! Great job with these challenges! Stay warm, Deanne!

Carla said...

Fabulous cards! Great takes on both sketches!

Marcy said...

Wow, great job on both sketches...very creative. Thanks so much for playing along with US this week.

~amy~ said...

Good grief, it is cold where you live!!

I'm pretty sure that creativity will warm ya up!!

Great job on both your cards!!

itsabrt said...

What fabulous card!!! Wow talk about burry toes I can't imagine what that must feel like walking out the door in the am!

Sarah said...

WOW what you did with the Unscripted sketch this week is inspired. I LOVE that stamp with JOY...beautiful work. I am so jealous I didn't come up with this card! Thanks for playing along with us at Unscripted.
Sarah M
Unscripted DT

April Hall said...

I LOVE it! Thanks so much for playing!

Dotty Jo said...

Wow, it certainly is cold over at your place! I am lost in the fog today. Great cards, love your embossing and fun colour combos, Jo x

Lynda said...

It's 4 degrees here and that seems cold -40 eeeeeek! I just can't imagine that! Two wonderful cards Deanne.

Love Lynda xxx

Dora said...

And you did it again, such a breathtaking card!
thanks for playing!

Sweet Momiji said...

Gorgeous cards, Deanne! You are always such an inspiration! :)
Awesome take on two tricky sketches! Thanks for joining us again at Unscripted. I always look forward to your creations!
Stay warm!


Jingle said...

Great job with these sketches!

Brenda said...

awww you know that I just loveee the joy one!!!Great job I love seeing your work so glad I am up & running again....plus high speed! I made it out of "Mayberry!"

Lynne said...

Deanne, you did a remarkable job incorporating three sketches into the two gorgeous cards that you made last night. The color combos, designs, embossing, rounded corners, bows, embellishments, everything, is spectacular. You are such a unique and awe-inspiring artist and crafter, and it's such a joy for all us followers to view your blog.Have a great weekend, keep warm, and enjoy the Xmas Party!

Lea L. said...

These are both so beautiful!! I love the stamp on the first one, and those cute papers on #2! Great job with GS17 and US34!


Mo said...

as always, LOVE your gorgeous cards! i got my cool prize in the mail yesterday! thank you so much!!!! have a wonderful weekend and stay warm!!! it's like 20 degrees here!!!! brrrrrrr!

Jeryn Carlisi said...

OMG this is so adorable. I love the jewels you added.

Steph said...

Gorgeous cards, as always! Love your take on this weeks US sketch. Those scallops rock girl!

Unscripted DT

MrsMomma said...

Gorgeous cards! Thanks for playing along with US this past week!

Kelly said...

your embossing in just unbelievably fantastic- so crisp and clear!! I adore both of your cards, you are very talented!