19 November 2012

Winter Blues

Hi there!

If you take in consideration where I come from (South-Africa) and where I live now (UAE), you must know that I find it extremely difficult to relate to a cold, blue, snowy Christmas!

In South Africa Christmas is a Summer celebration, and here in the UAE, it is Winter, but... the temperatures during Winter time is similar than that what most of you experience in Summer time!

Saying that, I didn't think I am going to play along with any blue Christmas/winter challenges... BUT... then came inspiration, and need or no need for a card should not stop inspiration... or what do you say?




I measured and hand cut the triangles (Christmas trees) with my craft knife, because my triangle die is too small


Back panel created with gross grain ribbon.


Added die cut stars... and hope that my embossing will create a snow effect!


Challenges:

cas-ualfridays ~ winter blues
addicted to cas ~ snow ( another new CAS Challenge blog - hooray!!!)
case this sketch ~ sketch (rotated)
moving along with the times ~ seeing stars



Thanks for visiting me today!

31 comments:

Desire Fourie said...

Hannelie jy is baie kreatief met die washi tape. Mal oor hierdie kerskaartjie.
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Marjorie said...

This is really lovely Hannelie, your creativity is amazing!!
Hugs,
Marjorie
xx

Sue Nicholson said...

Stunning card cheers Sue x

Jackie Rockwell said...

Hannelie another fantastic card! I really love your take on the sketch!!! So glad you played along with us again in this week's CAS(E) this Sketch!

florenceandfreddie said...

Fabulous card Hannelie. Love the design. Very clever. Thank you so much for joining in the first challenge at Addcited to CAS.
Regards Florence x

Olga said...

Baie oulik!

Ardyth said...

This is fantastic and I'm amazed at how well you cut those trees by hand! Love the idea of the grosgrain for the background, too - great texture!

Ardyth said...

PS - Coming from Canada, I find it equally funny to think of people celebrating Christmas on the beach, and it being too hot to cook a turkey! lol!

Cazro said...

A very clever card, using the negative in such a positive way. Thanks for joining us for our first Addicted to CAS Challenge, your support is so much appreciated and we hope to see you often. Caz

Marlieke said...

Very very fabulous!

Suze said...

We have christmas in summer here but we still seem to have far more wintry christmas cards than summer. I think it is partly due to the earlier settlers were English and more recently the effect of TV! You do see the odd card with Santa having a BBQ or similar but not often. I think you card is very pretty and would stand out among a lot of more summery christmas cards.

Maria Matter said...

so very beautiful...love this idea!!

mypapercraftworld said...

Love the ribbon background and the handcut trees are fab ... so creative! Anita in France :)

Kylie said...

I know exactly where you are coming from. In Australia it is hot, hot, hot at Christmas time. I LOVE this card! What a very clever technique. LOVE it! Thanks so much for playing in our first challenge at ATCAS! xx

Judith said...

Love these trees - so beautifully created! - what a fab design. Thank you for playin along at MAWTT this week hugs Judith x

Michelle B. said...

What a great idea, looks fab!

Judy1223 said...

Hannelie, I am amazed that you cut those perfect triangles with a kraft knife! WOW! What an awesome card!

Deb Ochs-LaGrone said...

Hannelie that is a perfect blue card! Really impressed with your design. Great job!

otomys said...

Dit is so mooi, koel kaartjie, Hannelie. Jou kreatiwiteit met "CAS" is verstommend. Die kersboompies so netjies uitgesny - Pragtig! Ons braai al klaar in SA, Pretoria het op die oomblik 'n hittegolf.
Groete en lekker dag,
Amelia X

Dot said...

Amazing, Hannelie, I can't belive how creative you are, always a new idea!!
hugs Dorte

Geri said...

Wow! Another stunning creation! You are totally rocking the gross grain ribbon thing and these colors are gorgeous. The polka dot embossing does create a very nice snow effect! Sweet work with the craft knife too....the tree cuts are so perfect, I couldn't believe it wasn't a die.

Marlena M. said...

Hannelie, this is AMAZING. I love it!

Christine said...

Hannelie, you card is AMAZING! So creative! I will have to keep that idea in mind! Stunning!

Thanks for playing along at ATCAS!

Christine

DesignerDiva said...

I love your winter blues even if you don't know how cold I am here!! LOL
Fab design and layout. Thanks for playing along at MAWTT for our 'Seeing Stars' challenge and good luck
Hugs Laurie xx

Jen W. said...

Awesome way to use ribbon and keep it CAS! Thanks for playing along with CAS(E) This Sketch! this week!

Gayatri said...

Beautiful card. Very clever and nicely executed. Thanks for playing along with us @ CAS(E) this sketch!and CAS-ual Fridays:)

Lea L. said...

This is really pretty! I love the ribbon in the background!!

Julie Day said...

Sa-weet! Love how you did the trees with the ribbon behind, fab idea :)Thanks for playing this week at CAS(E) this Sketch!

Angie Tieman said...

Eeek! What an awesome card!! Love that ribbon treatment with the tree die cuts! Genius!! Thanks for playing along with us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

Ardyth said...

Congrats on the ATCAS win!

Beverley said...

Congrats on you ATCAS win! This card is genius :)