Friends of Happy Wen!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Letter to Santa




So on Monday at Henry J's 1st birthday party, I asked his 3 older brothers (Bryan-9, Cooper-7, Nolan-3) if they'd sent their letter to Santa yet... They shook their heads and said "NO, not yet, Nana"... I had a look of disbelief, and smiled and said they should put that on the top of their to-do "list"! I saw this darling image by Sassy Cheryl, and knew it was THE one for their Christmas Card. I did personalize it just for the "bickford boys" (return addy used to be from Tommy-hope Cheryl doesn't mind)! The cute mailbox was perfect, found at Dustin Pike's. I was inspired to do the card all in white except the image from the challenge over at Di's Digi Designs. I cuttlebug embossed to my heart's delight (three layers of snow swirls, hand cut to resemble drifts), punched snowflakes, diecut trees, glittered and colored - what a fun day!

Warm Wishes to you!
(((hugs)))
wendy

RECIPE: Sassy Cheryl-rushed letter image; Dustin Pike-mailbox image; cuttlebug-embossing folders(3); Sizzix-die; Martha Stewart-glue/glitter; Fiskars-snowflake; copics

CHALLENGES:
Sassy Cheryl
Di's Digi Design challenge
2 Sisters Challenge 68
Catch the Bug
Designed to Delight
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!
One stop craft challeng
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturday
Card Mad Fairy's Digi Days Challenge
Clearly I Stamp
Crafty Catz
Fairy Tale Challengeblog
Mami Doodles
Poodles Parlour
Simply Create Too
Stampin' with the Dragon
Totally Paper Crafts
Crafty Ann'sglitter,tree,silver
Christmas crafting!
Creatalicious Challenges
Cupcake Craftroom
Delightful Challenges
Digi Doodle Shop's Best
PaperCrafting Journey
Sassy studio designs
Shelly's images
Digi stamps 4 joy
Divas by design
The Paper Shelter
Scrapbook Sisters
Simon Says
Party Time Tuesdays

38 comments:

Dodici said...

Wendy,stunning card!Love the the way you have coloured the image-so bright and cheerful and it pops out the beautiful background.
Thanks for joining us at Totally PaperCrafts this week.
Dodici
xxx

carol said...

Gorgeous creation, so glad you joined in with our CRAFTY CATZ challenge this week, x carol

Ann Whitfield said...

I love this Wendy, the image really 'pops' because of the wow background and is beautifully coloured. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Doreen said...

What a gorgeous card,love the image.xxx

Tammy said...

Wonderful card for the holidays! Love the emphasis on white. Thanks for joining this week's challenge at Digi Doodle Shop.

Bianca said...

That´s fantastic! I love the white on white baggrund it makes the image really bursting out! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

Kathlene said...

Couldn't wait to see this one finished after glimpses of the "parts"...turned out sooooo wonderful! Genius layering of embossed bg's and your little guy's coloring is beautifully vivid. Happy 1st bday little Henry. <3

Jacq said...

Hi Wendy,
Oh this is just Absolutely Gorgeous!!! Love the adorable image, the embossing, the colour scheme is just beautiful. Love the layout and the embellishments. Coloured perfectly. Thanks for joining us at Poodles Parlour and Good Luck. Hope to see you joining us again.
Hugs Jacqui xxx

Stampalicious said...

awesome! I love your embossing, thank you for joining our challenge at Digi Doodle Shop's best this week, hugs, martina

Stampalicious said...

very pretty, love how the image pops, thank you for joining our challenge at OSCC this week, hugs, martina

Linda said...

I bet you did have fun with this one. You did an awesome job with the embossing and combining with all the other gorgeous details. OOOOOHHHHit is so pretty! Love it. Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop Best Challenges this week. ** Linda

lalkygirl said...

fab card ,love how you have coloured the image and how he is so excited to post his letter ,wonderful embossing too
thanks for joining us at digi days and good luck
tracey x

Sassy Cheryl said...

Oh wow! This is GORGEOUS! Such fabulous bright colors. It's beautiful!
Thanks for playing in the Sassy Cheryl's challenge this week!

Min said...

Your card is just FABULOUS! I love all the white on white!! Thanks so much for playin' along with us this week for the Catch The Bug "Anything Goes" Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps! Hugs & Happy Days! ~Min
Kaymin Kreations

Denise Gutierrez said...

beautiful card!

jkreucher said...

What an amazing creation! they will love getting this card made from the heart! your coloring is amazing, as is your design with all the layers and textures!
Thanks for playing along with us in the Sassy Cheryl Winter challenge!
Judy

Marie said...

Really lovely looking card. Smashing and fun. Thanks for playing with us over at the Paper Shelter this week.
Love n hugs
Marie

Tracey Manderson said...

Great card, awesome colouring. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter, and good luck with the Challenge.
Hugs
Tracey

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

This is fabulous! Love the 'scene' you have created! Thanks so much for joining our "No Business Like SNOW Business" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!

Darlene
Shelly's Images DT
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

darling Ho said...

Thanks for sharing this cute card. Love the embbosing you've used, and the image is very funny!
~darling Ho~DT from Fairy Tale Challenge, Simply Create Too Challenge and 2Sisters Challenge

Regan said...

Ooo, this is delightful! Love the layers and layers of embossing! Cute image and you've done a wonderful job of coloring it! Thanks for joining us at Sassy Studio Designs! :)
{hugs}
Regan

meg said...

Love your take on the challenge at Christmas Crafting this month. I hope Santa gets that letter in time.

Curlybear said...

Oh wow what an out of this world creation I love the image and the design , layout and colour theme its just perfect for our challenge this week,

Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz The Colours of Christmas Challenge I hope you can join us again next week

Have a lovely day,
Good Luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget Crafty Catz DT :-)x

Anita said...

This is such a cute and fun all-white card. Beautiful coloring. Thank you for joining the Pollycraft challenge.

Anita said...

Gorgeous WOW card. Thanks for joining Di's DigiDesigns Challenge.

Aunty Sue said...

Fab card and thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Catz this week. xxx

Mami Doodles said...

Beautiful, love the white background and the cute mispelt S. Thanks for taking part in the Mami Doodles challenge.

Purple Crazy said...

How gorgeous, really lively, thanks for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges x

Scrapaddict said...

Just too, too cute! Thanks for playing Simply Create Too!

Paul said...

Love all the embossing. Thank you so much for joining in with our Anything Goes challenge this week at Catch The Bug. This open challenge really is a great way to see lots of different styles and techniques – always an inspiration.
TFS
Paul
Crafty Blogocks
DT Member for Catch The Bug

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Carol said...

Gorgeous card Wendy, love the WOW background. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Ann's this time. Carol DT x

Pam said...

What a fab card, I love how the all white background really makes the images pop & the snowflakes with the bling centres really do sparkle. Thanks for taking part in the Mami Doodles shine challenge. Good luck x

Bente said...

Wonderful card, lovely colors and details.
Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious Challenge this month.
Hugs, Bente

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

Great work as always Wendy! I love the embossing and other decorative touches you included. Thanks so much for playing at DI'S DIGI DESIGNS and POODLES PARLOUR this time:)

Scrappy Scatty said...

What a lovely card
Thank you for joining us this month at
DS4J
Love Jan
xx

Debbie said...

Beautiful card. I love all the embossing. Thank you for joining us at Christmas Crafting this month.
Debbie x

Arline said...

Love your take on our challenge this month! Thanks for joining us at Christmas Crafting!xx

Jen Leeflang said...

Thanks so much for entering your beautifully executed creation in our Digistamps 4 Joy "Merry Christmas - no animals" challenge.
luv n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DS4J DT LEAD