Monday, November 17, 2014

White means purity....I was this once


Different white cardstocks-(glittery, shimmery, pearl). Sizzex machine to cut, nestibility design. Glitter (of course) and pearls

 
White cardstock, light blue transparent paper. Cuddlebug, sizzex machine, cut out frame window, town scene and tree. coloured in blue with pastels. Silver glitter and stickers in silver

Holly Jolly Christmas- Colour Choice-Blue, White & Silver
Dream Valley- Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut Challenge- Anything Goes as long as it's Christmas
Christmas Cards All Year Long- No Patterned Paper
ABC Christmas- "W" for All White
52 Christmas Cards- Window as a focal point

OK, I can't believe I did an all white card because, to quote Mae West,-I'm as pure as the driven slush! I went to another stamping garage sale (lord help my wallet) and I bought some more nestibilities for $3! The 3 bucks wasn't phony either! They normally sell for $25! I had to try the all white card and I think I did a pretty good job and no patterned paper!

I, in case no one yet knows this, love blue so I had to pick blue, white and silver which, by the way, is my favourite metal to wear (I leave my Brunhilde breast plate in my closet). The snowy scene looks so nice....on the card. We got hit with some snow but it is that wet dumpy ass snow that melts inside your shoes as soon as you step outside. I hope I captured a window scene in all its pure delight for my second card. I am gushing-white, pure....what is going on with me? Those words should burn up as I write them. Oh well, These cards were fun to do. I am working on a Star card and hope to have that up soon:) Think Al Hirschfeld

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  1. I'm partial to snowflakes so I love the top one, but then the scene with the church and tree is great too! Very nicely done!!!

    betty

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    1. Thank you so much and it does look like a snowflake doesn't it?:)

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  2. I love your window card. Gorgeous frame round the window and lovely glittery scene.
    Hugs
    Margaret M
    emspaperdaze.blogspot.com.au

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  3. Beautiful cards - especially the window - thanks for sharing it with us this week at 52CCT - Jacqueline xx

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  4. Love snowflakes! What beautiful cards. I hope you have a terrific Tuesday :)

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    1. I am having a great Tuesday and thanks. I hope you are enjoying your day too and the snow:)

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  5. I really like the one with the tree.
    Pure as driven slush - funny!

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    1. Thanks! Yes, well...Slush sounds better

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  6. HAHAHA! And what happened? You grew up?
    Love both the cards... so pretty and ... pure! :D I think its the shimmer and sparkle... I have a thing for glitter...and a feather boa. But that another story! :) In the meantime, my mind is on Al.
    hugs, Asha

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    1. A feather boa?? hmmmmm :) Glad you like them:)

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  7. I don't know if you were ever pure, Birgit! ;) Love all the sparkles in your cards! And garage sales are the best for finding good stuff!

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    1. I don't think I was either-lol-Love the sales:)

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  8. Gorgeous! $3 is quite the find... good for you!

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  9. Both cards are really pretty! I do like the window and die cut scene. Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!

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    1. Thank you so much-it was a challenge for me

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  10. I absolutely love that top one! Gorgeous.

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  11. Very pretty. Stamps for you is like yarn for me, so I understand the compulsion to acquire.

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    1. Yes...it is so hard to say no...which i rarely do:)

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  12. As pure as the driven slush? HILARIOUS! The first one is SO pretty but I like them both.

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    1. Thanks! I am happy with that first one

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  13. The snowflake card is so pretty. We got hit with snow last week and it hasn't melted. Right now it's only 19°F (-8°C according to my husband and Google). I put a picture up on Instagram but never finished the blog post I started....

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    1. It's snowing here-winter wonderland but nothing like Buffalo.

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  14. My "go-to" Christmas decorations are snowmen and snowflakes...maybe a bit of Rudolph thrown in.

    These are just lovely!

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    1. Well, I should make some snowflakes and have Rudolph pop by

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  15. I like your Mae West quote and spunk. You're like a modern day Mae West, Birgit, and a creative crafter to boot. Smiles and hugs.

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    1. Thank you! Good ole Mae-gotta love her

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  16. They really are lovely, pure cards :) I've always loved that Mae West quote!!!

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    1. It's a great quote and seems to fit me:) Thanks a mil that you like the cards

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  17. Ha haha, you're such a card, Birgit. I love it! I like the second card the more of the two. It's that frame and the tree hanging outside of it. Very appealing to my senses.

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    1. I like the pun:) The 2nd turned out not too bad if I say so myself:)

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  18. Wow, that is such a beautiful and fabulous card. The design and embellish is so wonderful. This inspires me to make my own Christmas greetings, which I will do. Happy holiday!

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  19. That's a gorgeous card-- I don't do craft any more and that makes me sad sometimes.

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    1. I find it very calming and fun probably the way you feel when writing

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  20. I love your cards, as usual. Christmas ones always make me go "Aww." Sorry about the dumpy ass snow in your shoes. That can't feel good.

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    1. Oh-that snow does not feel good:) Thankfully we don't have 7 ft of it like southern Buffalo does

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  21. Snowflakes are beautiful to look at. I can't imagine how every one could be different, is that really true?? When I was a child, I used to spend lots of time just wistfully watching them fall.

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    1. I wondered that to about snowflakes but it is supposed to be true. All I know is that they are pretty

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  22. Your card is stunning, I love the combo of the subtle colours and all the glitter. Thanks for joining our Colour Challenge at Holly Jolly, come play with us soon again! Karola, DT

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    1. Thank you and love the glitter always

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  23. I agree, Birgit. Nothing is lovelier and iridescent-looking than blue, white and silver.

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  24. I cracked up at the title of this post and at the Mae West line LOL.
    They are both so pretty but I do love the blue & silver, a great combination.

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  25. I just wanted to stop in and wish you a happy Thanksgiving week!!

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  26. So glad you joined us for our CHNC extra challenge this month with this wonderful creation!!
    Hope to see you back for our next challenge :)

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  27. Love the Mae West quote, and the lovely cards too! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

    Julie

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    1. I love that quote:) Thanks and same to you-wishing you a happy Thanksgiving

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  28. Happy Monday, Birgit and congrats on the $3 deal.

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  29. Pure as the driven slush - I love that, I've never heard that one before.

    I really like the second card. It has great dimensions and of course, it's perfect for this time of year. Can you believe Christmas in a month away? What?!?!

    I'm glad you found such great stuff and an even better price!!

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    1. I love sales and glad you like my cards

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  30. Gorgeous WOW card. Love the details with the sparkle and dies. Thanks for playing at ABC Christmas Challenge and good luck. Hope to see you back wednesday for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member at ABC Christmas Challenge xx

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  31. The cards are beautiful. I remember being fascinated by "blind-embossed" cards at one time. I still have quite a few of the "appliques" I made at the time. Snowflakes were a favorite, naturally!

    Both your cards are so pretty (and so is the STAR card of Julie Andrews - I got there first!)

    I just noted that you love blue and silver jewelry. Putting something away in my "Canada" bag.

    I'm as pure as the driven slush - love that! :D

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    1. oh....that is nice:) you have my curiosity peaked:)

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  32. Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for my CHNC challenge extra for November - hope to see you again soon x

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