Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Michigan Christmas 2015

Howdy Crafters - Today I was inspired by the weather that took place here in Michigan on Christmas Day to create this Christmas/Winter card. 
Those who live in Michigan are used to having at least some SNOW on the ground Christmas Day - however, this year, it was a nice and sunny day - at least in Grand Blanc -so nice and warm that hubby did not wear a coat to the family gathering. As for me, I like SNOW on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and then it could be in the 70's all year long - I know, in my dreams! Needless to say, I was Dreaming of a White Christmas this year, but basically this card depicts what Christmas Day really was like on December 25, 2015.
Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely week! ~ Gail ~

White cardstock for base of card
Black Cardstock for mat - Swiss Dot Embossing Folder
Sponging technique for background of card - Fiskars Circle punch for sun - masking technique - SU Indigo Blue Ink, Simon Says Blush Pink around the outer part of the sun - Powderpuff Lemonade chalking ink for the sun
Spellbinders Sunflower Die/embossing - glitter yellow cardstock
rhonna farrer stem stamp - SU Moss Old Olive ink
Paper Smooches Swanky Snowmen Stamp - Spectrum Noir Markers for coloring
Marys Cardz TV stamp set - Snow Days Set - Snow baby sentiment - Rangers Black Archival Ink
Fiskars Grass Punch - DCWV Glitter Green Cardstock

It would be an honor to share with these challenges
Jan 1 CHNC AG Christmas Weekly UE
Jan 2  Sweet Stamps AG UE

Jan 6 Not Just Cards AG UE
Jan 5 Word Art Wed ATG #1

Dec 30 Just Keep on Creating AG UE
Dec 30 CHNC Extra December UE AG
Dec 30 DRS Design Tis the Season - Christmas - Winter -New Years UE
Dec 31 Inspirational Journal Challenge AG
Dec 30 Paper Smooches Monthly Challenges Flowers UE
 You must use at least one Paper Smooches stamp or die - Please link to our web site:


  1. Was warm & sunny here in Central TX on Christmas. There is sleet in the forecast for later this wk. Daisy wants snow since she had so much fun Feb this yr making snow angels.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  2. A great card.

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra and Happy New Year!

    Helen N x

  3. It was very warm in GA on Christmas, too! Missed that brisk air we often have in December. Your card is darling!


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