Friday, May 17, 2013

Double Trouble

It's Friday!!!  And that means another challenge over on the Christmas Stampin' All Year Long blog.  Participation has been a little low the last couple of weeks, maybe you are all out enjoying the spring weather.  Anyway, maybe this one will get you in the mood to play along.  The challenge is:
Inspired by a Christmas Carol
Our sponsor is the wonderful Emma Canning
There will be THREE winners; each will receive 2 images of their choice!
I received this adorable image to play with called "Snow Race".  (I'll explain the double image in a minute)  The Christmas Carol that kept coming to mind (really the only one I could think of) is "Jingle Bells".  You might not know exactly what I'm talking about, so let me sing it for you:
"Dashing through the snow, in a little red plastic sled, o'er the fields we go, laughing all the way . . . "  What??  That's not how it goes?  Well, it should be because you can do some serious dashing through the snow if you are on a big enough hill and there can definitely be lots of laughing.  Well, if you don't buy that one, I could also go with "We Wish you a Merry Christmas" since that's what my sentiment says.  But I'm sticking with "Jingle Bells"

 I tried to create a fun border by  punching out a bunch of snowflakes and adhering them to the panel behind the stamped panels.  You can see it at the bottom, but unfortunately the stamped panels cover up most of them.
So, here's the story of the two girls on the card.  With the sketch I chose to use there were two panels and I thought it would be cute to put two girls on there because we all know that sledding is way better with someone else.  And I decided to color them to resemble my two twin girls.  I decided early before they were born that I was not going to dress them alike except on special occasions.  Sometimes they have similar outfits just in different colors.  So, although the sledding girls are dressed almost alike, you can see that their sweaters are different shades of blue and one has a gray shirt while the other has white.  Also, the girl on the left has darker hair and blue eyes (which you cannot see in the picture) like the older of the twins and the one on the right has lighter hair and brown eyes like the younger twin.  It was really just for my own amusement since I'm sure no one else will pick up on it.
After all that blabbering . . . hop on over to the CSAYL blog and check out the full details plus the projects from the other DT members.

Sparkles Christmas Challenge #28--use your favorite festive colors (I love blue and white together for Christmas)
Flat Friends Challenge #8--use punches
Christmas At Sweet Stampin--winter sports
Seems a Little Sketchy #39--sketch

Holly Jolly--First letter/first name (use a product/technique that begins with the first letter of your first name.  Mine is "H" which was hard to think of, but I finally came up with Heat embossing--my sentiment)
C.R.A.F.T. #209--Christmas in May

Stamps: Emma Canning "Snow Race" digi; Verve "Merry and Bright" sentiment
Punches: Martha Stewart snowflake punch
Dies: Verve "Charmin Oval" die
Paper: DCWV Christmas pack


Unknown said...

Such a wonderful design idea - I love it to bits :-) I've got little twin brothers and you don't see many twin cards about unfortunately. Thanks do much for joining us for our challenge with your gorgeous card, Em x x

rachel said...

great card and such a fabulous use of our sketch - thanks so much for joining us at SALS this time and good luck xx

Cindy van Oorschot said...

Wonderful card, Love the twins idea. Yeah the H would make it hard other than Holly, but great job with the Heat Embossing too. Thanks for joining us at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge.
Cindy said...

Love the story behind your card ;>) I need 2 boys sledding ;>) Favorite twin card idea that I am waiting until the boys are older...make a card and cut it in 1/2 ;>) Somehow I don't think 5 year olds will appreciate it!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great card, love the colours you have chosen & the layout!

Thank you for sharing with us at Sparkles Christmas this month, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Sandra H said...

Morning .....Oh wow your card is absolutely stunning l love your image and the colouring is stunning thank you for joining in our challenge at Sparkles Christmas Challenge "Favourite Festive Christmas Colours" good luck and hope to see you again next time DT Member Sandra H xx

Fabiola said...

super jolie, tellement créative, biz

paige said...

Yours was a fun post to read! Cute card with the twins! Thanks for joining us this week at Holly Jolly!

carol said...

wonderful Christmas card, thanks for playing along with CRAFT this week x carol

Patricia Chalas said...

super cute card Heather thanks for all your hard work!!

Blossom Cards said...

Hi to you I like your card thanks for sharing with CRAFT this week happy crafting to you
Rachel GDT for May

Unknown said...

This is so sweet, love the image and colors. Thank you for joining us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin this month and good luck xx