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Saturday, 25 February 2017

Rudolph Days - February

Well I'm back from my travels and this scene is very reminiscent of the weather conditions for some of our stay in Canada. We arrived on the Thursday evening, setting out for Whistler and the ski slopes early Friday morning, as we left the drive at 7.00 a.m. it started to snow and continued to snow for the 2 1/2 hour drive. I must say that the Canadians cope with snow far better than we do in the UK, the cars had snow tyres on and drove through the snow without the slightest slide anywhere. We spent a week in Whistler where it continued to snow on and off all week. By the time we left they had had about 60 - 90 cms (this added to the snow that was already there, was more snow than I have ever seen before). We returned to Vancouver after the first week to find that they had snow there also (this is something that does not happen very often so I'm told). We had an enjoyable stay with my son-in-laws family for a further 11 days before returning home on Tuesday of this week. I think I have now recovered from jet lag although hubby is still having problems sleeping past 4.30 a.m. We spent an enjoyable few hours in Maureen's (Scrappy Mo) and her husband Al's company, where we had a great lunch and then went Craft shopping and of course a great deal of chatting. Thank you Maureen for a great day, hope we can return the hospitality some when soon.



 Anyway onto my card for this months challenge. The stamp is from an American company called C.C. Designs and was bought in the sale after Christmas from Oyster Stamps. I stamped onto some very smooth water colour card (bought on my visit with Maureen from a lovely little art shop) and coloured with Aqua pro markers. I then added some stickles to the image and went around the edges with glue and glitter, before matting and putting onto an A6 card base.

Of course I didn't stop at one, I made four to pop into the box for next Christmas.
Just a reminder that I have blog Candy running until the 28th of the month too.

Thanks for taking the time to look and your kind comments which are always appreciated.

Sue

27 comments:

scrappymo! said...

This is a very pretty and peaceful scene. I am so glad you were able to use your new paper already...and 4 cards too...I am impressed!!!

Thanks for taking part in the Feb. Rudolph Days Challenge.

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Sue, a super snowman and lovely winter scene.
It sounds like you had a wonderful holiday.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

cherylscreativeatcscards.blog said...

Oh love the snowman great scene you have created love cheryl xxx

Kathleen said...

Beautiful cards, you have created a really lovely scene.

Kath x

Greta said...

Sounds like you had fun! Beautiful scene--love the cards!

aussie aNNie said...

Welcome back Sue, glad you had a lovely break. Gorgeous cards here I must say.xx♥[aNNie]

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
Glad you had a good holiday.
wonderful cards and I love that wonderful stamped image.
Your colouring is super.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Liz said...

Welcome home! Glad you had a good time and what a treat to be able to meet up with Maureen and her hubby. We loved Vancouver and Whistler when we were there a few years ago, although it was the summer then, so no snow!

Gorgeous cards, so beautifully coloured. I love the image too. xx

KandA said...

This is fabulous Sue, a lovely stamp and you've given it such a chilly feel with your super colouring. So glad to hear you had such a wonderul holiday xx

Loose Stitches said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful time and lots of snow during your holiday. Your cards are gorgeous, they remind me of an ole' time Christmas card, wonderful!
Sherry x

Jean said...

I love the sparkly winter scene you have made with this lovely stamp.
So glad you enjoyed your holiday, it sounds great.
Jean x

Pat said...

What a cute snowman and a lovely snowy scene you have made here Sue, and four more to add to your box. Sounds as though you had a great holiday and how wonderful to meet up with Maureen and her husband whilst you were there. Vancouver is a place I would love to go to hopefully one day. x

Dr Sonia S V said...

Oooh such a fabulous image
Thank you so much for joining us at the Rudolph Days Challenge!
Rudolph Days Challenge DT
Dr Sonia

SARN said...

Glad you had a good trip Sue.

LOVELY set of Rudolph Day cards you've made here.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Crafting Queen said...

Sounds like a super trip. One of the places I still need to visit. Love the cards you made.

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Such fabulous cards Sue and I love the image, it's gorgeous, and such wonderful colouring too. How wonderful for you to spend some time with Mo, I can just imagine you both chatting about crafting. I've made a card for the challenge but I'm not sure if I'll have time to put a blog piece together before tomorrow as I'm still on catch up with my commenting. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

Tina Z. said...

I am so happy that you enjoyed your holiday and your had a lot of snow, great, like the real winter.
and I love your cards with winter scenes ...

rachel said...

these cards are beautiful - I adore the wonderful scene - fabulous work sue xx

Megan J said...

Hi Sue, sounds like you had a great break in Canada, your cards look amazing, lovely colours. Happy Rudolph Day, have a wonderful week... Megan

Carol L said...

After all the snow you saw on your trip, a winter scene was the perfect card to make, and what a fun set this is! Love the soft colors on these cards! Welcome home again :)

Karen P said...

Welcome home Sue! Sounds like you had a lovely holiday and you are right the Americans and Canadians deal with snow so much better than we do. Love your snowy winter scene xx

Karen P said...

Forgot to say I am so jealous you got to spend time with Mo and crafty shopping at that - a wee bit pea green as I know Mo is a fabulous craft shopper xx

KT Fit Kitty said...

What a gorgeous set of cards for Rudolph Day! They are all beautiful and I love the sparkle you added! Sounds like you had a wonderful time on your trip! How fun to meet up with Maureen! I live in Canada too but on the other side of the country, in Nova Scotia, and we've had a lot of snow too. We've had mild weather the last several days and much of our snow has melted away - Yay! I'm looking forward to spring!

MaryH said...

Sounds like you had a lovely visit in Canada, and how wonderful you got to meet up with Maureen. Lucky you! And also great that you had some fun craft shopping. I love CC Designs...they are such fun to color. This is a delightful snowscape, and some fantastic coloring by yourself. Yay for you, that you were able to replicate it as many times as you did, and now you've got 4 beautifully made cards for you stash. TFS & Hugs

Craftychris said...

Gorgeous Chrismas card - fab stamp and I love the frosty, snowy feel! Wonderful colouring and cool you have four cards done! Your holiday sounds awesome! Thank you for visiting me! xxx

Sue - said...

Fabulous Christmas card Sue! Sounds like you had a great holiday!

LesleyG said...

sounds like you had an amazing trip, and I love the soft snowmen scenes, perfect! xxx