Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Hello Once again..

I got it all done. I took me a couple of weeks but all the decorations
are up.  I kinda like doing it nice and slow one box at 

I even put out my Christmas village this year. 
I haven't put it out the last couple of years. I don't know why.
I am guessing because it takes so long to put together.
But I sure am glad I took the time this year. 


On to this weeks City Crafters Challenge.
Our Hostess this week is the sweet Charlene.
And below is the cute inspiration photo.

The challenge this week is pretty fun.  Use a snowman
in your project.  That's not the all.  
Also you have to use nontraditional colors. 

I had colored two different snow men before I gave up and
went looking for an image.  You would think coloring snowmen
should be easy right.  Not a lot of color just WHITE.
Leave it to me to mess is up. Twice.. Hee Hee.

I found lots of Snowmen images but they all had Traditional
colors in them..  Till I cam across this image.  I got it for a Google search.
Just look at that image. I am thinking that is not even a real snowman.
But a pretty bad costume of a snowman. Kinda made me smile. 
But those girls are so sweet.  

So here is my card.  I had a tough time getting a good photo of this
one.. As you can see I embossed the background and used a little seam
binding.  But no stitching this time..  Can you believe it..

To get all the details on this challenge you know 
what to do. 

I have lots to do today..  I am meeting up with
some girlfriends. And then I need to get busy and
get the rest of my Christmas cards done.. 

Life is Good!



Anesha said...

Beautiful card, love the colours.

craftattack said...

The card is lovely, that snowman looks rather jaunty! Your decorations look really good, worth taking the trouble! Hugs, Valerie

Juliana said...

so beautiful post!
I love Christmas decor!

Have a great week!

xoxo, Juliana | PJ’ Happies :) | PJ’ Ecoproject

TexWisGirl said...

your snowman is rather scary! (sorry, the last blog i read was about horror movies...)

love the little balls of snowman heads!

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Wonderful snowman card ,,,the flower shot if fab and I love the vase full of snowman HEADS!!!

Chris said...

Wonderful card, Linda. Love the image and the colours you've used.

We have now bought and dressed our tree. We have a real one every year as we love the aroma of the pine.

Deanna said...

Those snowmen in the jar made me smile as well as your sweet card. I think I have finally finished my decorating...now to put everything back together (boxes stored). Enjoy your decorations!!

Deb Hickman said...

Gorgeous card, such a beautiful vintage image. Wow, love the Christmas village, very festive. X

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful photos and card Linda! Love the embossed background and vintage image! Happy Holidays!

Netty said...

Loving your pretty village Linda, well worth the time and effort.
Great card and he sure is a jaunty snowman.........cool. xx

Jinny Newlin said...

So pretty, Linda! LOVE that gorgeous, vintage image and your yummy bow! My Mom used to put out a little, Christmas village. It was magical!

Jacqueline said...

Hi Linda, I have taken a stroll down your blog and once again you have some beautiful things to see - left a comment on your beautiful vintage style Christmas card, hope you see it!

Becca said...

Pretty card Linda! I like the colors you used. Your snow village is so cute...glad you got to put it up this year! I do hope you'll be taking it with you too. Well...we just got an email...I'm afraid to get too excited just yet, but looks like we will be released from the ball and chain by Christmas! (ha, ha...sounds like I'm getting rid of a guy or something) Lol

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Your decor looks wonderful!! And I love love love love your card!! LOVING the snowman image!!!

Davi said...

What a beautiful card Linda! Love the colors you used and the image made me smile. The flower pic and one of your village are so pretty:)
Looks like you are all ready for Christmas my friend!

Catherine said...

Your Christmas village is so cute Linda! Well worth the time I am sure. I like your vintage style card ~ nice!
xo Catherine

Ros Crawford said...

What a fabulous image this is ... I just adore it .. your card is beautiful! And just think ... when I do get to go home I still have all the tree etc., to do ... maybe I'll just stay here and forget about it!

lauren bergold said...

how ♥FAB♥ is that gorgeous vintage photo and then you've made it into such an amazingly glorious card, as usual! absolutely LOVE your decor photos, too, especially the closeup xmas village one, soooooo totally AWESOME, missus!!! ♥♥♥

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Really lovely card Linda! Such a sweet image with the snowman! Hugs xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Great take on the inspiration photo, your card looks fabulous.

Lynnda said...

What a beautiful card Linda... and your photo shots... are simply beautiful too .. take care my friend... hugs...xoxo

Linda B said...

What a cute image... adorable! Love your color scheme!
Your photo of your village is fantastic... you have a talent for close ups! I wasn't going to put out ours this year but decorated the mantel with some of them. So glad I did!

Tracy said...

LOL I agree...bad snowman costume, but an awfully cute card Linda. Have a great week! Hugs!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

This is a cute and sweet one, and I sure love your christmas village!

Audrey Pettit said...

I am with you, Linda....been taking the holiday decorating nice and slow this year. I've got a few tiny finishing touches to do still, but other than that, I think I'm finally done. Really love that glimpse of your Christmas village. I have a few pieces, too, so that really caught my eye. Looks gorgeous. And so does your card! Love that fun image you found and love your non-traditional color usage. All that brown is soooo up my alley!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

What wonderful details in this delightful card. You gave it just the perfect touches with the button, the trim, the embossing and the Merry tag. :)

Sandie Edwards said...

That first photograph, I could see as a wall mural...amazing. Love your Christmas village, its gorgeous and its wonderful you did get the time to put it up. Makes life a little more 'christmassy' (is that a word, no?) lol
Love your card too Linda, the sweet embossed background, lightly coloured on the bottom. The vintage image is adorable, and your bow, perfect!

Lisa Graham Art said...

Hi Linda...beautiful card as always...he's kind of a quirky snowman. I really loved the photo of the clouds in your rear view mirror in the last post...amazing capture!!

Enjoy all your pretty Christmas!!

Gina @ Kleinworth & Co. said...

Oh how pretty- I love your scene. I gave away all my buildings.

Terry said...

Pretty village and oh do I love that snowman! What a great card! I have not set up my villages for some time and I had wanted to do that this year, but with going to Portland and being behind, don't see it happening! Enjoy the weekend! Hugs!

Bunch of Barrons said...

Love those first shots!

S. Etole said...

Such fun Christmas scenes here.

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Sweet as always and I love the color.

Colleen Dietrich said...

What a cute card! I've seen that vintage photo somewhere before. It's just precious. :)

Suzanne C said...

Sweet card! Love that vintage image. The photos are gorgeous!