Thursday, 2 December 2010

Brrrr, it's chilly out! Keep warm with hot chocolate :-)

Afternoon!  The snow has got so deep here that I wasn't able to get to work today, but have been able to log on from home so I haven't got too far behind :-)   It was far too cold and deep for me to venture far, so I took this picture from upstairs instead - the whole valley is covered in a white blanket!!

In all honesty it's a real pain and the only time I dislike living in the middle of no-where (even though it is quite pretty)!  Still we've still got heat and power and are all safe and warm so I shouldn't complain too much!  My HB took me to and from work yesterday - it was pretty slippy in the lanes and my neighbour had to be resuced by a friend of ours with a 4WD after he ended backwards in a ditch/hedge - so I was glad not to have been driving on my own with the kids.

I'm hoping to get into work tomorrow if I can, but that is going to depend on if we get anymore snow or not - unfortunately the Scrapbook Sisters crop on Saturday has been cancelled.  I can only image that this was a really tough decision for Karen and Julie to have made, but with the school that it is held in closed and snow bound I guess it was only to be expected :-(  Certainly no-one wants to have a slip this close to Christmas and get hurt.  Hope that they are able to sort another date soon...

Enough whinging about the weather and onto todays card, which is inspired by my current favourite drink of hot chocolate with marshmallows :-)

I love these glittery papers by Doodlebug and have had them in a variety of colours, but I adore the rich tones of them in chocolate.  I've teamed it up with some cream Bo Bunny Double Dot and some chocolate ribbon.  The scalloped square and circle are cut on my Cricut from chocolate Bazzill.  The greeting is stamped in Timber Brown Stazon and is by Personal Impressions

The image is Girl with presents which is a Gayle Bond digi stamp from Scrapbook Sisters, she is a such joy to colour.  I've coloured her with copics and added glamour dust to her hat, coat and boots and glossy accents to the presents.

I'd like to enter this card for these challenges

Thanks for stopping by, keep warm!

Sue xx


Lisa Jane said...

wow gorgeous pics and gorgeous card .. love the colour combo and those papers are yummy lol
Lisa ;)

Pami said...

Oh I love this card Sue. Fabulous chocolate colours and LOVE the papers and image, oh and I love the glamour dust bits! Pami x

theCook said...

Hmmm... Hoy chocolate with marshmallows... would love that! Your card is beautiful, love this color!

Rusty said...

Lovely scene and beautiful card, love the colours and the bow is gorgeous! x

Julie said...

Wow Sue! love how you've worked that sketch,gorgeous,what a shame the crops being postponed :( might not get to see you till next year. enjoy the hot chocolate,Julie.x

Jeannie said...

Love the colour of this card......and hot chocolate with marshmallows........mmmmmmm might have to go to send DS to the shop for marshmallows tomorrow!

Anita said...

Sue, this is beautiful. I love those gorgeous sparkly papers and that image is so chic and pretty.

Annette said...

What a lovely card! Such gorgeous DP! Thanks for joining us at SSC this week.

dstandard said...

Beautiful card - love the papers and the photo you took out your window is gorgeous! Thanks for playing with us at The Sweet Stop!

Sandra P said...

This is very very pretty. The browns are perfect and that bow? WOW!

Thanks for joining Paper Romance this week :)

Sandra P

Kerry said...

Beautiful picture of the snow Sue...I'd love to see that view in the spring when all the snow is melted.

Gorgeous card...I've not seen those DB papers...the chocolate is stunning! xx

Mary Duffek said...

Pretty picture of the snow...and hot chocolate sounds uber yummy!

Your card is fabulous your choice of colors. Thank you for playing along this week in the Paper Romance challenge.


pinky said...

The photo is so gorgeous, what a view!! Love your chocolate coloured card and that image is a favourite with me too.

clare said...

Fab card and just love that colour combo. Thanks for joining us @CYDA. Good Luck. (GD)x

Rebekah said...

The photo looks so picturesque! A lovely card too with a very pretty image thanks for sharing at OSAAT this wk hugs Rebekah xx

laney said...

wow!! very stylish card I lurve the colours you have used!!
Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week would love to see you next week too

scotspanda said...

gorgeous card the image is fab and looks really classy in brown

thanks so much for joining in with my monochrome challenge this week @ Allsorts :o)


Amanda xx

Danielle Champagne said...

Hello Sue, How lovely and so chic! Absolutely gorgeous paper, and rich shade of brown. Love the glitter!Your image is so so cute! Thank's for sharing your project with us this week at Stamptacularfor our Fall-ing for you challenge .

Kelly Schelske said...

This is just gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with us at The Sweet Stop!

uksharon said...

Great image and colours - wonderful
Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week.
Best wishes, Sharon

Padster said...

Gorgeous bling! Thanks for sharing with us at OSAAT this week
Deb x

Mary J said...

Wow, Sue! This is an uber tasty card! That DP is just flabby and your colouring is gorgeous!

Betty Wright said...

Sue, the snow scenery looks so very tranquil and fabulous! We got snow here in NC today. It is rare and to have it before January is even more rare I think. It is beautiful. It should melt tomorrow...the best kind of snow! Your card is beautiful! The sparkled background and the warm tones are fantastic! Wonderful card! Thanks so much for playing Stamptacular Sunday Challenges!

Marianne-db said...

You have made a lovely christmas card with beauiful fall colors! Love the image!
Thanks for joining Stamptacular this week!
Hugs, Marianne

Leonie said...

O have to say that glittery paper is just GAWJUSS!!! Love it! Image is a wee bit cute as well. gorgeous fall colours too! Thanks for joining us this week at Stamptacular.
Hugs Leonie

Sprytebyrd said...

Beautiful card! Love the non-traditional colors and the great papers!
Thanks for playing with us at Stamptacular Sunday this week! Good Luck on our Falling For You challenge!
Dee (Spryte)♥
Sprytebyrds Spot

A.J. said...

This is a great card and I love the brown glittered paper. Thank you so much for joining in with our Textures challenge at Craft Your Days Away

At least you can craft when you are snowed in - the best bit about having snow!

Crafty Creations by AJ

Ria said...

Gorgeouss card and I soo not like Snow!!! But your picture is beautifull ;) I just don't want to be near it hahaaha
Thanks for joining the Paper Romance Challenge.
hugs Ria

Julie M said...

Love your snow picture, Sue - we've got a lot here too, but in the city it's easier to manage.

And what a lovely warm card, for contrast. Made me want some hot chocolate!!

Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week.

Julie :o)

Julie M said...

Love your snow picture, Sue - we've got a lot here too, but in the city it's easier to manage.

And what a lovely warm card, for contrast. Made me want some hot chocolate!!

Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week.

Julie :o)