Sunday, November 29, 2015

COVERED  IN  WHITE ... & Christmas cards too~

We are snow-covered and frosty here in Colorado, USA!  Though we are known for our many days of sunshine (we usually have about 70% sunny days here) we have no shortage of snow here either!
And it is 'jump-starting' my Christmas motor : )  So, I thought I'd post some 'past' Christmas cards - - till I get to creating some "Current" Christmas gifts to share~   

  Red & white burlap and a 'pic' of berries from the craft store. Corrugated cardboard and some "Gesso" snow which I glittered with Stickles.   The image from a dear friend~

 Sledding at night!!!!  I remember doing this as a child,  Do you?  Who knew how cold it was when you're having so much fun!  I spent my early growing up years in Michigan, and the snow was our source of  entertainment and wonder for many months~

Maja Designs paper  (from Sweden) and just a few simple embellishments.  Again, corrugated cardboard & Gesso 'snow' ~

 I am an avid Christmas Caroler!  I love to sing the praises of our Saviors' birth~  The Choir card is a bit fuzzy, as I took the photo outside when the weather was bad!  I used Pion Designs' paper (also from Sweden)  and a snowflake die cut from
The  bell punch is Martha Stewart.            The  JOY  card is paper from Pion, and I love to add bows to almost everything I make : ) so, here is a country checkered one added to the top.  I like the large JOY stamp but I could have 'placed' it better I think! : j    It says "Joy to the world, the Lord is come."

 White corrugated board and white burlap are the foundation of this sledding card.  I also added some machine sewing along the edges; and some distressing.

 Here's a mostly neutral one that is one of my favorite cards~  I found a few white bells in Etsy! and used them sparingly~  I stamped all around the base of the card with Bo Bunny Christmas stamps.

 Frosty layers of Pion & Maja papers and that cute image of the girl with umbrella and basket of Christmas greens  is Pion Designs. I added some zig-zag sewing

 If you are interested in a tutorial for the Christmas Tag card on the right, please stop in @ (click>)  my friend Beatiz Jennings blog, where you'll find the video for Christmas tags.

Thank you so much for stopping in today!  Enjoy your week ahead and I hope it will include some crafting too.  Many many thanks to you for taking time to peek in~  Blessings to you all,  Karen


  1. Ooooooh, they are all just gorgeous, dear Karen. Can't pick a favorite:)
    Have a lovely day.
    P.S. Congrats on winning Liz,s giveaway!

    1. Thank you for peeking in Marie! I was so shocked and excited about Liz's giveaway! Enjoy your week~Karen

  2. Dear Karen, , sounds kind of cosy with all your snow, there, but I know how difficult everything can be when having to drive in such a weather, getting to work, and to grosery shop..I hope you are safe ,my friend.
    So many lovely and beautiful christmas cards you have created in the past, I love them all but your own favorite, would be mine, too- I love the neutral soft color tones, and the sweet image.
    Thank you for adding all the links to where the images are from, and also from me CONGRATULATIONS with winning something wonderful from Liz.
    Blessings- Dorthe x

    1. Much thanks to you for you nice comment and visit dear Dorthe!! Yes the snow is beautiful; but causes problems too~ I am safe : ) I was so happy to see you stopped in to see my cards. And yes, thank you I was excited to win in a giveaway! I do not have much experience with those things (give aways, etc.) so I was thrilled! Liz has beautiful things and I will be so happy to receive something from her! Have a great week my friend~ Karen

  3. Hi Karen, Your creations are fabulous. I love them all. Such a talent you are my friend. Each tag and card are treasures. I imagine your snowfall is beautiful.
    No snow here but we had 10 inches of rain since Thanksgiving. If it were snow we'd be buried. LOL
    Stay warm and enjoy the first week of December. Happy Creating. xo

    1. Thank you so so much Celeste! you always brighten my day with your visit! wowzer, all that rain! Well, things will stay green I guess?! LOL Have a wonderful week~ Karen

  4. Love how you backed with burlap. Burlap looks so rustic. Gorgeous as always !!!

    1. Connie you are such a peach, thank you so much for your support. It means a lot to me. It has been harder than I thought it would be; trying to 'keep up' blogging and keep my chin up during this time - but support like yours makes such a difference and your encouragement is a Godsend~ Thanks for the visit : ) Karen