Friday, November 26, 2010

Holiday Snow-globe for Cyber Challenges!

Hi Friends!

Did you get out there to grab some of those great Black Friday deals today?!  I heard all about them, but I didn't spend a single dollar!!  It just worked out this year that I am done with my Christmas shopping already!!  In recent years, we've paired down our gift-buying list quite a bit (opting for homemade cards, crafts and/or edible goodies). Our nieces and nephews are in their mid to late teens so gift cards or cash is the way to go for them!  I'm hoping to make a big "dent" in the "homemade" gifts part of this situation over this wonderful lo-o-o-ng weekend!! 

Today's card is designed for this week's Inspiration Challenge over on SCS  as well as several cyber challenges that I've listed below

I'm happily hosting the IC again -- THANKS STEPHANIE!! -- so I searched high and low for a website that would hopefully be inspiring to everyone who is busy making holiday cards or gifts this weekend.

The website I chose is "The Country Porch".  They feature wonderful country/folk art items with an "Americana" theme running through everything they sell.  For my inspiration piece, I went with this "Grandma's Quilt Prairie Apron".

I kept the color scheme and CAS style and opted for another one of my (cheat!) holiday stickers, a 3-D Snow Globe by KandCompany, as the focal point.  The sentiment is from Verve's "Poinsettia" set and DP is Graphic 45 Vintage Holiday.  The ribbon is from Hobby Lobby.

Thanks to the following crafty challenge Blogs for letting me join in their weekly challenges this week!!  Please check out their links for deets and great inspiration!!

2 Sisters  Non traditional Christmas colors (Kraft, Brown, Rust)
Craft Your Days Away Texture  (Grid EF, Crimper, grosgrain ribbon)
Crafty Emma  Vintage Christmas (Vintage snow globe and village home)
Just Us Girls  3-D holiday embellishments (K&Co Snow globe)
Our Daily Bread Designs - Snowflakes (brown snowflake ribbon)
Character Cafe - neurtral color and glitter / sparkle (Kraft, glitter in snow globe)
Christmas Stampin' - Christmas and anything goes
Crafty Catz (1 entry) - Christmas
Totally Papercrafts - Untraditional Christmas colors (Kraft, Brown, Rust)
Feline Playful (Nov. 27 challenges)

Hope you get a chance to pop by SCS too and play along!  I'd love to see you there!!

TFL, I'm so glad you stopped by!


Julia Aston said...

What a fun snow globe Anne! I never shop today either - I have only Kent and my son to buy for and the assorted home baked good gift for co workers!

I'm off the check out the web site for the IC!

Thank you for your sweet get well card dear friend!

martina's kaartjes said...

Great card ! greetings, martina

Marilyn (mlj-mlj) said...

Such a beautiful card, Anne! I love this snowglobe and your color combo! Fab!

Kristin Bueter said...

What a cuuute snow globe! Love all the sparkle ♥ Great job turning an atypical color palette into a holiday card! This is a beauty :]

Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls this week.

Lorraine A said...

Goorgeous card :-) I love the snowglobe and the paper and ribbon are lovely :-)

thanks for joining us on the TPC Challenge and you could enter the Says Stamp Challenge too :-)
Lols x x x

Emma said...

So beautiful...
Thanks for joining us at CES Challenges and good luck.
Hugs Emma x

clare said...

lovely festive card. Thanks for joining us @CYDA this week. Good Luck. (GD)x

Rainmac said...

Anne, your card is beautiful, I love the cute snowglobe. Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Days Away for my Texture challenge, good luck xxx

Craftyanny said...

Fab card, thanks for playing along with Totally Papercrafts this week and good luck
Anne x

Donna said...

Gorgeous snow globe card. Thanks for joining us at CYDA this time.
Donna x

dj1952 said...

Very realistic card. Great job! Thanks for joining us at TCC. Hugs, dj

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

What a beautiful the snowglobe and those colours look fab. The ribbon is stunning.
Thanks for joining our 'Untraditional Christmas' challenge at Totally Papercrafts this week.
Caroline xxx

carol said...

ooh super card, thanks for sharing with craftycatz this week, x carol

Doreen said...

What a great snowglobe.Thanks for sharing with us at

Ayana Posadas said...

What a beautiful snowglobe card. I love this! :)

StephC said...

Beautiful, as always! Hope to see you soon! :)

Stampin' Pam said...

Mmmm I love snowglobes! Cheat or not it's a beauty! Thanks for playing along with JUGS this week.

Cleota said...

Very lovely! Thanks for playing along with The Character Cafe this week.

DT Member

JulieA said...

Sweet card!!! Love it! And I totally didn't know that you were the IC hostess this week. Shucks! Sorry I missed it. I would have tried to play along. Maybe if I get a chance in the next couple of days.

Kathryn B said...

Love the feel of your card and that snow globe is just fabulous!

Thanks so much for joining Just Us Girls this week!

Gram's Treasures said...

Such a beautiful card and a great idea! Thanks for joining us this week at TCC.
Joyce xx

Fink said...

I just love the snowglobe card! Colors are so pretty! Thanks for joining us at The Character Cafe!

Anonymous said...

This is grate I love the snow globe
and the layout!!!

Dana Gustafson said...

fantastic snow globe! I love this effect! Thank you for playing with Just Us Girls this week!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

WOW, this is a gorgeous card!!! Love that fun snowflake perfect for this weeks Shining the Light Challenge to use snowflakes on your creation! Thanks for takign the time to play along at ODBD. Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Aunty Sue said...

lovely snow globe, thanks for joining crafty catz

Julie said...

Gorgeous snow globe card! Thanks for sharing with us at CES challenges this week. Juliexx

kaylou said...

what a fantastic card, thanks for joining our vintage challenge at CES.
Hugs Kaylou xoxo

Joan Ervin said...

WOW, girl...what a gorgeous snow globe!!! Such awesome colors and I love the sparkle!!!

Milliesmarvels said...

Fab snowfglobe! Thanks for joining us for the CES Challenge!

Jessica L said...

Wow! That's a beautiful snowglobe, and that ribbon is gorgeous too! Thanks for sharing your talent with us at The Character Cafe. Hope to see you there again soon! I have candy up on my blog, if you're interested.