Thursday, 19 November 2015

Favourite Season


Hello and welcome!! Hope you are well today.

It's time for a new challenge at As You Like It Challenge

Your favourite Season (remember to tell us why)

mine is......

Winter!! Simply because 'tis the season to be jolly fa la la la la la la la la!!
I can't help but love Christmas, even though the men in the house think I'm obsessive!! Woe betide anyone who dares to mess with my tree and don't even start me on my dressers!! I love the preparation, anticipation and the lovely feeling I get from conjuring up memories of Christmases past both when I was small and those shared with our Sons when they were little too.

Here are a couple of suitably wintery cards



While I was getting "inky" with my penguin background last week I continued the trend and made these two.  Simply embossed bases with navy blue mats. The stamp was free with the current  Crafters Companion Inspiration Magazine and they were both stickled for a bit of frosty glitz. The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted's  Most Wonderful set.

Apologies for the rubbish photo, I blame the weather, although it looks like the damp warmth is about to be replaced by icy chills here in the UK - rather like my cards then!!

Wherever you are in the world stay warm OR keep cool!! xx

See you soon xx

Some Challenges to play

Crafting For All Seasons 114 - Embossing
A Snowflake's Promise #10 - Anything Christmas or Winter
Papertake Weekly - Let It Snow
Moving Along With The Times - Favourite things
Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes,
 Silver white winters that melt into springs

45 comments:

brenda said...

Two real beauties Sarah, right up my street. Afraid I can't share your love on Winter, much prefer warmer days, but making Winter cards does rank high on my list.

B x

Julie B said...

Thought I recognised the tree stamp!
Gorgeous wintery scenes, I don't like lots of snow and really cold temps but a little chill with blue skies will be a welcome change from all this wind and rain!

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A gorgeous CAS card design Sarah, love the inky, winter focal image and beautiful embossing too.
Lorraine

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous cards Sarah, you love winter, awesome. Our winter is like your summer so I just wish I could experience a white winter once in my life....lovely designs here.xx
 { aNNie}

Laine said...

Great cards Sarah. Its very dull and cold here today!
Laine
xx

Jane Savage said...

I’m with you with the fave season, Sarah! I’m a Christmas nutter and one of those weirdos that loves snow!!

Elegant, beautiful and utterly delicious! 2 mind-blowing creations, my friend! xxx

Veerle said...

Two gorgeous cards Sarah.
Hugs, Veerle x

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow Sarah, these are so gorgeous! Your little scenes turned out incredible, you should definitely get inky more often! hugs :)

Sue Nicholson said...

So beautiful cards, just perfect. Have a lovely weekend cheers Sue N x

Elaine Stark said...

Love the CAS style. Beautiful cards. Elaine

Patricia said...

Brilliant cards Sarah, I just LOVE the beautiful simplicity.
Hugs
Patricia xxx

Jenny L said...

Hi Sarah,
these are so gorgeous, and wonderfully created.
Love those winter scenes you have made, and what fab embossing folders used too.
I too love Christmas, and all the decorations, and memories.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Wendy L said...

Really beautiful cards, thanks for joining us at MAWTT, xxx

Chrissy said...

Wonderful wintery scenes Sarah..I love the embossed panels with the image behind..very elegant cards.

luv CHRISSYxx

Kat W said...

I love winter too...mostly for Christmas I have to admit! I love the decorations, card making and lashings of sparkle :-)
I do also love winter scenery especially on a crisp frosty day...just like your gorgeous duo of cards! The inky scenes are utterly stunning and look so lovely set against the pretty embossing.

Big hugs, Kat xx

Carole said...

Beautiful Sarah
Hugs Carole x

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous cards Sarah, love the wintery scenes
Lorraine x

Annette said...

These are so elegant Sarah, I love the embossing effect too,

Michelle said...

Hi Sarah - these are so STUNNING - they are elegant and stylish. I love your inked and stamped images - I would love to do something like this! Well done you - my favourite season unfortunately is not Winter, though I do love Christmas - mine has to be Spring or Autumn (hard to pick 1 actually)! Michelle x

chrissy xx said...

Such pretty stamps and I LOve the scenes you've made.
Two GOrgeous CAS cards.
Chrissyxx

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Two lovely cards Sarah. love the stamp. Sue x

cotnob said...

Two beautiful cards Sarah, such a lovely winter scene and fabulous embossed background.
Pauline
x

Carol S. said...

Gorgeous cards and love the designs. I've got these stamps but unused as yet! Hugs, Carol S.xx

Sue said...

Hi Sarah, I am right there with you with all the warm tingly Christmas vibe! I love Christmas too, such a glorious time chez nous and chez nous past!
Your cards are both beautiful. I can't choose between them so I will admire them both equally!
Sue...xxx

Pollard Carole said...

I love Christmas as well love all the traditions and the memories each ornament and decoration brings.. A big kid really!!. Your cards are wonderful the traditional images are perfect love and hugs Carole x

Hazel said...

Sarah, two beautiful simlpe cards, I just love them. Hazel X

Zw@@n said...

Sarah, your cards are absolutely gorgeous! I love the scene and the embossed background. Luv, Wilma

*Vicki* said...

WOW! These are both really stunning designs Sarah!! I love the trees and the sky you've created for them as well!! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*
My Blog: Stamp Smiles

Inkyfingers said...

What a delightful pair of cards Sarah and I love the embossed/debossed backgrounds!
Stay warm this weekend.
Hugs
Carol x

applejack cards by sue said...

These are so pretty, simple and beautiful. Thank you for sharing this with us over at Crafting for all Seasons.. Sue DT xx

Natalia Smith said...

Two gorgeous cards, beautiful design x

Brenda said...

Beautiful, Sarah! I love how you have that wonderful image in the spotlight. Love the embossing and the backgrounds!

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Hi Sarah, Two stunning cards....beautiful images and background embossing....Joolsx

Lynne in NI said...

Oooh these are gorgeous Sarah, love your snowy tree scene and the embossed snowflakes are just perfect!

Liz McGuire, said...

Hi Sarah, beautiful cards. It's turned really cold here, we even had a flurry of snow, take care, Liz x

Janice said...

Sorry Sarah, I had a comment typed on these beauties the other day but then the computer froze and I got an Oops on the screen...forgot to come back and type again! So love these cards, such an elegant and timeless design and oh so pretty, Jx

Christine Harrop said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely card with us at MAWTT. Good luck. Christine DT x

Darnell J Knauss said...

WOW, Sarah, these are really magnificent cards! I'll bet the recipients will put them out each year as decor! You really rock the wintry day!! Hugs, Darnell

MaryH said...

The photo is just fine! It shows off these 2 pretty wintery & icy scenes just beautifully. I like the white embossing that frames these lovely scenes. And I agree with this being the best time for memories of your own childhood and that of when your kiddies were young enough to believe in the magic of the season. It seems like mankind can let go of some of the hate we are saddened at seeing in the world. TFS & Hugs. Have a good week, and enjoy your decorating!

Lucy Woods said...

Oh heck how did I miss these!! These are stunning! Love the white backgrounds and framed images!
Oooh thank you I'm so excited my subscription ran out last month so I've got to wait til thurs!! You couldn't take pics so I can see all the winners and email them to me could you? Lol!! Pleeeease :-)
Bitch_loves_pink@hotmail.co.uk
Lucy xx

Sanja Grdinić said...

These are really pretty. :) Love the coloring.

Carla Brooke said...

Lovely card, thanks for sharing with A Snowflakes Promise!

Karon said...

Gorgeous cards - love the stamped image! TFS

nnalorac said...

Lovely snowy scenes, just like here at the weekend, made beautiful cards, Sarah. Sorry took so long to get here, broadband such a pane nowadays here! Thank you so much for my card and pressy, so need to sort myself out in that department, make cards but crap at dates! Thanks for thinking of me. Carol xx

Asha said...

Oh my word!!! These are super stunning cards, Sarah. You've created the snowy scene so perfectly... I can almost feel the chill! WOW!
hugs Asha