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I am mother to four and my wonderful dil Lisa recently blessed us with our first grandchild. I share my life with my indulgent husband, and my love of hobbies

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Snowy hugs

I have been itching to play with all my new stash so i took some time today just to vegitate and do what i wanna do, without worrying about all the dt work that i should be doing instead.  I made this shadow card to enter into the following challenges:
Magnolia stamps lovers : Punch, i used loads of punches here to make all the snow flakes
Bah- humbug: feeling  the blues, not that i feelblue, but of course my card is "blue"
Fab n" Funky: are letting you go with the flow, GREAT!
My image was colored with copics:  B99, B97, B95, B93, skin:  E00, E21 and the pinks are R85, R85, R81
The Christmas tree was made with a Nelli Snellen Christmas tree die that i picked up at the NEC, i used it three times, folded each layer in half and then cut them horizontally, rearranged them, i inked the edges added lots of MS snow.
The apperture in my card also has a shaker so that if you tip the card it REALLY looks like my little Maggie and her snowman are really getting snowed on.  The patterned paper is one that i made since amongst the millions of papers can you believe i couldnt find one with snow flakes, and i had to use snow flakes.

Since this style of card doesnt really give one space to write on i decorated the back for that.


  1. You are such an overachiever! ;)
    This card is just gorgeous! The tree, the snow, my favorite image of all time Snowy Hugs, everything is just so beautiful together! FABULOUS!
    Rene :D

  2. Brrrrr! Reminds me of here today we had a little bit of snow. Oh, so cold! Love the die you used around the circle. Tree is awesome. Great card Paola!

  3. so gorgeous Paola! I love the pretty colours and that tree on the front is just gorgeous!! ♥

  4. WOWZER!! Another stunner my friend! You're far too clever! So luv your colour combo and all the snowflakes too. Lotsa luv xxxx

  5. Ok most talented one on high - this is delightful and I so need to learn how to do some of these fancy techniques. I love this card Paola really neat!

  6. Stunning! As always! What more can I say

  7. oh really love this hun,that tree is brilliant,so effective,hugs cheryl xxxxx

  8. What a phenomenal card you created, Paola!!!!
    Absolutely enchanting!

  9. Love love love love this, Paola!!! This is my favorite new stamp and I totally love what you did with it! That tree is so cool and the shaker box is fantastic! Don't you totally love just making a card because you just wanted to?!! Oh! And awesome job making your own paper too! I love it!
    hugs, Sharon

  10. That looks just beautiful Paola!! It also looks rather complicated..... but I really love the effect!! It's a gorgeous card!! Hugs, Frea

  11. Hi Paola!
    Your card is wonderful. Love the frame around it and your coloring is great. Love all the snowflakes with the gems on. You background per is fab
    Hugs Maz

  12. That's fab Paola, I love the tree!

  13. Beautiful card, Paola! I love how you made the dimensional with that extra cutting! Your coloring is beautiful! Hugs, Cami

  14. Paola,
    Your cards are always very special.
    I love this one - you have used one of my favourite new images and done a most beautiful background!!
    Beautiful hand made paper and colouring!! Love that you made it a shaker as well.
    Your tree is awesome!! I love all of your die cuts :o)
    I could go on and on....
    Hugs, Candy

  15. Paola, ah, this is so beautiful... love the color blue you chose for this card.. I am not feeling blue, but the blue makes me happy and feel serene and cool... all your snowflakes and the touch of pink are so perfect but the tree, well I had to really look at it over and over... I thought it was made of wax.. that is how real it looks... really gorgeous.. would never think it was folded up pp and love the shaker too... yes I could go on and on too...
    Hugs, Jean

  16. Hi Paola,
    What a super box card and I especially love the 3D tree. Thank you for sharing with us at Bah! Humbug!

    Max's Craft Creations
    Bah! Humbug! Challenges DT

  17. Great card love all the detail and your coloring is always just top notch. Glad you took some time out for yourself to enjoy !

  18. Snow Sweet! Love the snow globe effect, soft wintry colors and great details! Beautiful work!


  19. What a stunning card Paola. Just love it!

  20. A really stunning card Paola! Looks really beautiful!
    Hugs Kristel

  21. oh my your card is absoloutely beautiful. Love it. Thank you for joining us at Bah! Humbug!
    Hope we will see more of your work in the New Year when our challenges restart.
    Ann xxx

  22. I'm so glad you decided just to play this is just fabulous!!!! Love the design and the tree is beautiful!!!

    Love Chanelle xx

  23. Gorgeous card Paola! If you stop by my blog I have an award for you too :o)

  24. This is adorable. Particularly love your tree on this card. Warmest wishes, Lesley

  25. This is gorgeous,love the tree and the fabulous snow effect!!!
    Hugs xx

  26. The Christmas tree is very creative. Lovely card overall, thanks for sharing at the MSL challenge. C2

  27. Oh wow your shadow card is just stunning. Gorgeous soft wintry colours and a super duper Tilda image. Your Christmas tree is awesome and sits perfectly on your card.

    Thank you so much for joining us in our last challange of 2010.

  28. Oh this is so precious!! I love your tree and your coloring is brilliant!! HUGS

  29. Wowzer! Paola what a fabulous card. I love cards that have a lot 3-D work on them. Very cute Maggie image—I have it too but haven’t played with it yet. Brilliant the way you’ve made this a shaker card as well as a shadow box card. I like the way you made your 3-D Chrismas tree—must try that sometime. TSF.
    A beautifully-put-together card. I love it!



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