Sunday, August 7, 2022

Peace on Earth Home for Christmas

Hello, hope everyone is doing well. Honey and I are dragging. We guess it's been the weather. It has rained and rained and rained the last few days. We have definitely needed it, but it does play havoc with us. Honey's been dizzy and cranky because he's dizzy, poor thing. The barometric pressure changes affect us both negatively, we'll just have to wait it out.
I occupied my time making this Christmas card using an image from Power Poppy's Cuddle in the Cabin Digital set. I colored it with a combination of Distress and Zig Clean Color Markers, colored pencils, various gel pens and Posca paint pens. 6x6 textured blue Bazzill card base, TH Distress silver foil card and some very old Sonburn patchwork patterned Christmas paper that I'd been hoarding for over a decade. I just love these shades of blue, they speak to my soul. The Stamplorations and Papertrey Ink sentiments were stamped with Versamark and white heat-embossed. The 2 dark blue panels were edged with a silver Posca paint pen. I used oval and scalloped oval dies on the focal image that was printed on Springhill Digital card. I added a metallic silver weave ribbon and punched snowflakes dotted with Viva Decor Ice White Pearl Pen. Metallic gel pens and a white Posca paint pen were used to "color" the snow and moon and front porch light. I die cut a Crafters Companion reindeer out of DCWV silver glitter card and backed it with 2 more white layers for strength before adhering.
I chose Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2's current challenge sketch #234 for my layout design, but I took some liberties with it to make it work for me, namely flipping it horizontally. Otherwise, I followed it faithfully. Showing sketch and card together here so you can see.
Here's the shine angle shot. This girl's on fire! 😍😊
Papertrey Ink sentiments stamped with Twilight Versafine Clair ink on white card matted inside.
Back of the card shown with the front for continuity check. 
And final view. Thanks so much for visiting and have a good evening and week, xoxo

I used blue paper with a patchwork pattern
I colored with Distress and Zig Clean Color Markers. I used an oval, scalloped oval and a reindeer die. 
I also used a snowflake punch.


Aunty Sue said...

Beautiful Christmas card love your dies and thanks for sharing at Passion for Markers

craftytrog said...

This is a gorgeous card Aimeslee, well it does have my favourite colour of blue, so of course I love it!
You can send some of that rain over to the UK, we are desperate for it here.
Hope you have a good week ahead.

Diane said...

Gorgeous card, love all the pretty shimmer! Thank you for joining our challenge at Peace On Earth!
Diane POE Co-owner
{Nellies Nest}
{Peace On Earth}

Vicki said...

Beautiful holiday card. The blue is beautiful. One of my very favorite Bazzill colors. Looks like Persian Blue Bling. Love the sparkly deer and all of the other lovely elements. Thanks for sharing at 613 Avenue Create's, August "Anything Goes" Challenge.

Alyson Mayo said...

Beautiful colouring and that cabin is perfect set among all the shades of blue. Thanks for sharing with us at Happy Little Stampers :)

My name is Erika. said...

OH please send some rain in my direction. My gardens are getting brown like it is September, not August. And being on a well I am starting to get worried about using water if we don't get rain soon. And I am also loving your card. It feels so nice and chilly, which it is not here right now. And it is a very pretty holiday scene. Hope your spirits lift and you see a bit of sun. hugs-Erika

Vickie Y said...

Beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us at Peace on Earth Christmas Challenge.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

SO much detail and so much beauty on this card Aimes. Sorry to hear that you have rain and it makes you both sick. Can I just tell you we are in the middle of a heat wave, it's currently 28C (82F) not rubbing it in or anything hahaha. I hope you both feel better soon.
Faith x

Janis Lewis said...

Beautiful winter scene, girl! I love your card. Thanks for sharing it at Christmas Crafts All Year Round. Smiles!
Janis, Design Team

SmilynStef said...

love the glittery sparkle and all of those layers ... so glad you joined our BLUE Christmas at Jingle Belles.

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Gosh who doesn't like silver and blue together, and sparkly silver too. This is a very beautiful card. Perfect placement for the deer! Hope you're feeling better. Luckily weather doesn't affect me

Hali said...

Beautiful card, thanks for joining 52CCT

lauren bergold said...

Oh my gosh, what a beautiful and striking card, this is an incredible labor of love. So pleased you could join our Blue Christmas fun at Jingle Belles!

ChristineCreations said...

What a beautiful cool and sparkly beauty! It is elegant and captures a crisp winter night perfectly! Thanks so much for playing along in The Blossom Challenge with Power Poppy this month!

Billie A said...

Very pretty card. Great colors and design. Thanks for sharing over at Colour Crazy, Crafty Gals Corner.

Gloria Stengel said...

Wow! And wow again! My jaw is on the floor! This is just so beautiful. I love how you incorporated the Power Poppy image on the front! But, if you know me, you know how I love mini books and folded folios, and all the paper! This is just perfect! Love! Thank you for playing along with the Power Poppy Christmas in July Challenge!

Lisa said...

The silver and blue are perfect for this Power Poppy image! I live in Alaska and the snow definitely takes on a blue hue on nights when the clouds are trying to take over.

Thanks so much for playing along with us at Power Poppy for the Christmas in July challenge!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

SO happy to return and repeat this is an awesome card Aimes. Thank you so much for joining us in our challenge at Critter Crazy Challenge this week. Good Luck and I’m looking forward to seeing you again in our next challenge.
Faith A DT

Kathie said...

Lovely card Aimeslee, I love the navy blue and silver together which make a perfect Christmas card. Loving all your embellishments. Great card and thanks so much for sharing it with us over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and good luck.
Kathie SSW2~DT

Doris Klein said...

oh wow.. this is so pretty! Love the colour combo of blue and silver! And the touch of sparkle! It's jut an amazing work!

Thanks for playing along with our Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and good luck!

Hugs and please come back soon!
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Majda said...

You created a beautiful Christmas card and these colors - the perfect combination :-)
Thank you so much for joining the Vesela hiška blog.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well :-)
Majda DT

foleysfriend said...

What an amazing Christmas card. I like how you used non-traditional Christmas colors. The blue makes things feel "frosty". I'm loving all the sparkle and shine. Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers ~ Christmas Challenge.

sue n.

Mandy said...

Aimeslee this is just gorgeous. I love everything about it, so much work has gone into it. It will be a very lucky person who receives this. Sorry your weather has been rubbish and the atmospheric pressure makes you and hubby cranky. I find it makes my had feel like it is in a vice so can sympathise with you. Well done for being creative though :)

Thank you very much for entering your lovely card into our challenge. Good luck with the prize draw.

Stay healthy, happy, keep crafting and Creating Joy :)

Mandy ♥
DT for The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up
Made By Mandy – My personal Blog

Valerija said...

Amazing Christmas card.
Thanks for joining our challenge at Vesela hiška.
Valerija DT

Deanne Saunders said...

Your card is beautiful!! Thanks so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CRAFTS ALL YEAR ROUND challenge!!! I appreciate that you play along and I enjoy visiting your blog!! Have a happy crafty day!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Nelly said...

Wat een leuke patchwork kaart heb je gemaakt. Bedankt voor je deelname aan de challenge bij 4 Season Challenge Blog.

Groetjes Nelly (DT 4-SCB)

Colien said...

Wonderful Christmascard, great colours!
Thanks for another entry at our challenge on the 4 Season blog!
grtz Colien

anne said...

It's a beatiful Christmas card Aimeslee, love the colours and the skecth flip really works. Thank you for playing along with us at SSW2
Anne SSW2-DT

VEANA R. said...

What a beautiful Christmas card ! I love the blue and silver colours for festive theme. Thanks for participating in our Challenge at Happy house. Wish you all the best. Hugs, Veana R.DT