Thursday, January 2, 2014

Winter Thoughts...

Yikes! I think winter is here.  It's VERY cold again, and has been snowing through the night and this morning.  It's just a light snow - nothing like last month's 10-12", and it's really quite pretty!

Today's creation features a darling Yumi & Fumi Handmade stamp "Winter Yumi".  I think she's just the cutest thing, and couldn't wait to work with her again.  When I saw the last challenge on their blog, I was hoping to have time to create - the challenge was the gorgeous inspiration photo shown below.  Here is my card:
I have the hardest time getting a good photo with metallic cardstocks!

Doesn't this photo just make you go 'oooooh.....aaahhhhhhh' - SO pretty!

I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder, metallic gold CS from Our Daily Bread, and some ribbon from my stash. All coloring was with Copics, from the 'E' family!  Yumi's hat, scarf, and boots are 'dusted' with a bit of clear 'Wink of Stella' pen.  And, of course, my beautiful, even layers are created with my Perfect Layers Rulers.  I rarely create without them!!!  See sidebar for details on saving 5% with an order.

This card is going to my Senior Buddy that I am a card angel for.  If any of you are interested in becoming a card angel (what an awesome way to use all these cards we create), drop me an email at: mamagilliam at gmail dot com for details!)  They have Chemo Angels and Senior Angels. Basically, you commit to sending a card a week to someone going through a difficult time.

I'm entering this in the Yumi & Fumi Challenge - Inspiration Photo
and also Through the Craftroom Door - anything goes.

That's all I have for today!  Thanks for dropping by!

Hugs & smiles,
Patti J.

12 comments:

Cheryl W said...

Love your take on the inspiration photo, Patti! Wonderful card!

Julia Aston said...

what a sweet little Miss, Patti! Love the gold and embossed snowflakes! Happy 2014! We're in the middle of a snowstorm and expect a foot by tomorrow! Luckily I'm on vacation so don't have to get out to work early in the am!

Blankina said...

Oh wow this card is just wonderful!
This is one of my favourite Yumi Fumi stamps , goodluck and see you next challenge!
Hugs Blankina DT YF team Fumi

Helena (Gvendalen) said...

Very beautiful card, Patti! This image is soo cute! hugs, Helena

Kathy Dinh said...

Aww such a cute card! I love using Winter Yumi!! Thanks for joining us over at YFH and happy new year!!

Shirley said...

Patti, she is too too cute for words and actually the card is elegant too!! Love her!

Glittered Paws said...

So sweet - I don't think I have ever used one of their cute images - may have to go check it out. Snow did you say snow!! LOL

Pattie J. said...

such a cute image. and so well colored. Hadn't seen this one before.

cebelica said...

What a wonderful card. I love the embossed background. And of course the image too. ;)
Thanks for playing with us at Y&FH. Great take on our photo inspiration challenge! Hugs! xx

Sheena Brooks said...

So glad you DID find the time to take part in our inspiration challenge at Y&FH - you did a fantastic job with the white and metallic gold...and of course our darling Winter Yumi! Sheena B (Team Fumi)

Roxann said...

Adorable card! Love your monochromatic coloring on that cute image. Thanks for sharing it at TTCRD!
your newest follower,
Roxann

Donna said...

Gorgeous card, I've not heard of Yumi Fumi stamps, I've got to check them out! Looking forward to our stamping date in February. Maybe a rain check on your house until March or April?