Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Warmest Wishes

Hi Everyone,

 Thanks for stopping in today. Let me share a nostalgic trip back in time.Back in the late 50's and in the 60's winters were generally colder for longer periods of time and we had much more snow.When I was a kid, I loved going ice skating on a lake about a mile from my house. On weekends we'd all get together and go skating and build a fire and have a blast. So when I spied the skates die from Tim Holtz/Sizzix, that really brought those memories back home.And of course I had to have those.

Here is the card I made with those memories in mind.

Those skates behind the card are a decorative wooden pair I bought years ago at a craft fair. Couldn't pass them up, they are so nostalgic. BTW, I still have my skates from my teen years and they still fit. Now I am not so sure I could skate today, though. LOL

 The  bow I made for this card has 3 loops on each side of the knot and after I fuss with it a minute or two, the bow becomes really fluffy. I thought a fluffy bow would be the perfect addition to this card.Using the Craft-Dee BowZ tool makes bow making a snap!!! Whether you make a tiny bow or a large bow, for a card or to use on a gift, the Craft-Dee BowZ tool is your best friend in bow making terms.

Components I used on this card:
Dies  -Ice Skates  Sizzix/Tim Holtz, Circle Spellbinders, Striped Mittens - Memory Box Precious Mittens
Embroidery Floss - for laces on skates
Stamped Sentiment - Heartfelt Creations - Christmas Sentiment Circles
Paper/Card Stock - Cream Card Stock, White Card Stock, Vellum, DCWV (used under vellum), Silver CS for skate blades
Ink - Distress Ink Chipped Sapphire
Bow Maker - Craft-Dee BowZ tool

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
·         Craft It Up & Link It Up Linky Party by Craftin Desert Divas – Party #22  Winter
·         Crafty Boots -  (Week 1) Anything Goes
·         Creative Creations Challenge Blog –Challenge 7-  Anything Goes
·         Imagination Crafts - (January) Anything Goes
·         Kaboodle Doodles –Challenge 205- Let It Snow
·         Lexi's Creations – Challenge 107- Anything Goes
·         Love to Create #97 - Blue + Bling (Winter)
·         Love to Scrap - #21 - (Week 1) Anything Goes
·         Make it Monday - #173 Always Anything Goes
·     Make My Monday - Embossing
·     My Craft Creations - Always Anything Goes

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Shona Erlenborn said...

A gorgeous card Barb! Spectacular bow of course - great job on the skates too.

Vicki said...

Beautiful card, Barbara! Love the embossed background.

Desire Fourie said...

Just gorgeous and so beautifully photographed as well. Love the lacing on the boot.
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Desire Fourie said...

Just gorgeous and so beautifully photographed as well. Love the lacing on the boot.
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Kathy Kauffman said...

Absolutely beautiful!

KaraleeIngram2@gmail.com said...

Barbara, this card is beautiful. Question - is the ice skates die a thin cookie cutter style or is the die mounted on a block? This card is truly inspirational. Love it!

April said...

What a wonderful wintry card! I love your story. The bow is beautiful and adds a great touch. Great job!

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love your card. That is a neat embossed background and love those laced up skates and beautuiful bow. And, that is something I never learned to do. In fact, when younger fell too many times on ice without having those on and still to this day hate the icey conditions when it comes to walking on them.

Donna Ellis said...

Barbara, this is an amazing card! So many pretty details - the sparkly attention to the mitten cuffs, and the background paper are beautiful - great color with the blue accent in your bow, and the embossed vellum, laced skates, and silver mirror cs in the blades all make your card extra special! Happy New Year to you also, and may you be able to skate sometime... even if it is just in your heart. hugs, de

Starr said...

Love it! I completely agree with Donna, the details make it so special. I saw it over at MIM.

Dee's Craft Room said...

Fabulous card, gorgeous design and great use of die cuts. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


Dagmar said...

wow - it´s so beautiful! Great work!!!

Jacqueline said...

Your card is lovely - thanks for joining in this week at MMM - Jacqueline xx

Adventures of a Crafty Traveller said...

Hi Barbara, this is a beautiful card with a vintage feel. I love the ice skates. The closest I have ever been to ice skating was in high school on a trip to a rink in summer (in Australia), I finally got confident enough to let go of the side rail and fell and broke my finger. I do love watching it on the winter Olympics though.

Thank you for sharing your card with us a Make It Monday.

Rachael :-)

Eret said...

I absolutely love the blue on your card, Barbara! these skates are fantastic. Love all the added details on them. Stunning card!

The Gov. said...

Beautiful card and love the skates! Thanks for joining us on the Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog!

Robin Carroll said...

this is beautiful!!! Thank you for linking up with us for Tara's linky party at Craftin Desert Diva's We hope that you will join us again for the next linky party!

CDD DT Robin
Cut One Designs by Robin

JayBe said...

A great themed design - thanx for sharing with us at Make My Monday.
Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

Jacki Randolph said...

Fabulous winter image and beautifully done in the blues & bling! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Love to Create Challenge!!

Jacki - LTC owner

Ruza Rebel said...

Gorgeous winter card! Love the ice skates!
Thank you for sharing your Blue w/Bling Winter project with us at Love to Create Challenges.
Ruza, LTC Admin/Designer
Ruza's Craft Corner

Anonymous said...

What fabulous colours! Thank you for sharing at Love to Create!

Leslie said...

Your project is awesome with so many great details! Thanks for sharing your talent with us in the Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog's Anything Goes challenge!
Leslie, DT

Lin said...

You'd be lucky not to drown in our current winter in the UK!

Fabulous card. I love that skate die, and you have shown it off to perfection in front of your lovely wooden skates.

Thanks for sharing with us

Lexi's Creations

Jessica Wilson said...

Such a VERY pretty card!!! I love how you put the skates behind the card as well when taking your picture! Brought your card to LIFE!!!

Great job!

Thanks for linking up with Craftin' Desert Divas!

Jessica DT Member