Thursday, January 5, 2012

Sundays with Crissy Challenge #25--Beat the Mid-Winter Blues!

Hi Everyone!
Welcome to a brand new challenge for the New Year at "Sundays with Crissy"!!
To get you all warmed up, and thaw out those creative juices, our theme for January is... "Beat the Mid-Winter Blues!" We want you to think warm and sunny thoughts! Anything that screams beach, seaside, underwater, sunny, tropical... you get the picture. 
Of course this is easy peasy for me, considering we are actually in the middle of a heat-wave LOL!!
I don't really have to stretch my imagination toooo far here in our Aussie summer! ;)

But you guys shivering with your jumpers on can just dream of tropical paradises, warm sunshine and summery colours - and for once I'll feel like your cards are especially for me! ;) 

My beautiful niece has just had her 3rd birthday, so I chose to show you the card I made for her. It looks just like her (all blonde curls and blue eyes), and of course this time of year she loves to be out in the sunshine picking the flowers... perfect for our summery theme!

This image is the absolutely adorable "Gracie's Roses" by Crissy Armstrong (of course!), and is available from Whimsy Stamps. The pretty summery papers are from Bo Bunny's Kitchen Spice collection, and the birthday sentiment is PTI. I popped Ava, I mean Gracie, up on mounted foam so she stands out - just cause she's such a sweetie!

The good news is my niece loved her card. She held it up to herself in front of the mirror and told her Mum "that's me"! - how cute is that?? Thanks Crissy!! ;)

So now it's your turn... Make your way back over to the Sundays with Crissy blog and play along too - I can't wait to see your "Beat the Mid-Winter Blues" creations! You can enter at Sarah's Post - Here!

Hope you all have a fabulous week!

Love & Hugs,

Stamp: Images - "Gracie's Roses" by Crissy Armstrong, from Whimsy Stamps, Sentiment - PTI Mini Mixed Messages
Ink and Colour: Printed Digi image, Colored with Copics.
Paper: Cardstock - PTI, DP -Bo Bunny Kitchen Spice
Accessories: Spellbinder Nestabilities - Large Scalloped Ovals, Couture Creations Embossing Folder 'Diamond Trellis', Mounting Foam, Martha Stewart Oval Pearls, Wild Orchid Crafts Roses and Seam Binding.


Sandra said...

Your card is beautiful and this could well beat the mid winter blues:) Sandra H

MaxineD said...

Shannah this is fabulous - and what a way to beat the blues. Wwe are rather damp this side of the Tasman!!

Janice M said...

Shannah this is gorgeous! It hard to believe that she is 3 already!!

Stampin D Amour said...

Shannah - WOW!!! Your card is so beautiful!!! I am lovin' that image! You do a fantastic coloring with the Copics - do you teach classes? xo

Have a nice weekend!

-pamela :)

Crissy Armstrong said...

How sweet that Ava found herself in Gracie!! Thanks for sharing that tidbit! I love how you coloured her Shannah, great job! Love the whole card hon!

inkstazonme said...

Such a beautiful card! Love, love, love the colors!