Thursday, October 4, 2012

Everyone Sing Along!

Christmas in Dixie - snow is falling on the ground
It's Christmas in Dixie ..............Merry Christmas Y'all!


I am entering this into the following  challenge -

Our Creative Corner  - Country or Western - must include a plaid or gingham

My rusted bells do not show up as well as I would like in this picture - and what Southern woman can't make a twig wreath.  I don't care where you go here in the South - you can always find something rusted somewhere!!!!

Now I ask you - what could be MORE country than Christmas in Dixie.  White lightning cocktails, fried chicken and cornbread, home made biscuits smothered in real butter, green beans cooked with fatback and pinto beans cooked with more fatback.  Then you have vinegar pie for dessert and if your Mama is in the mood, she might just make a buttermilk pie too!  Now don't forget the sweet tea!!!

I do hope that one day, y'all get to have a real Southern meal. You are welcome in my house anytime!!!!

Thanks for visiting and for all your sweet comments!
Sandy

49 comments:

Leah Ann Gast said...

Oh Sandy this is gorgeous! I've never heard of vinegar pie...now the rest of it I have :O) I Love Sweet Tea!!! Hugs! Leah Ann

Lau W said...

Hello Sandy !
Oh i would like to take a tea with you ! :-))
Your card is nice, love your papers very much !The winder scene is superb, and love the bells, oh...love all on this card !
Hope you have a nice day my friend !
Bisous :-))

Caroline said...

Awwwww Sandy this looks amazing Id love to spend Christmas in Dixie!!! xxx

Sherry said...

Sandy this is so cute!!

Hugs

Scrap Affair said...

Beautiful card, Sandy! The colors are so pretty and you added so many wonderful elements!

Christina C. said...

My dear friend, this is absolutely spectacular! Love the country feel of the papers and the rick rack and I adore the snowy scene.....almost makes me yearn for snow...NOT!!!!
The rusty bells and wreath are perfect accents for this card....took a real close look!!!
Beautiful work, Sandy!

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Hi Sandy

I'll book a plane ticket . . . thanks for the invite! Have no idea what half the food you mention is . . . but I'm willing to take a chance in finding out! LOL!

On to your card . . .it's simply delightful. VERY festive . . . love it.

Hugs
Sarn xxx

Sherry said...

Oh you're too funny. rofl Just happens he's on his way to Grandma's for some homemade southern style Chicken and Dumplin's! My favorite!

Hugs

Marilyn said...

Wow... this is a fabulous card, just gorgeous. Love those rusty bells and the little scene with the snowfall. Very pretty!
Now that meal... it sounds delicious but man, oh man, I can feel my arteries starting to close just reading about it. It's that 'smothered in real butter' that got me!

Sandra said...

what a great country christmassy card! love the bells! That bow is so pretty too! Very lovely card! hugs, Sandra

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Sandy this is beautiful I love the papers I am a big fan of gingham, that scene is perfect so are the embellishments I love that red bow and the rusty bells it looks ACE.
Hugs
lorraine x

Kelly Neis said...

You are melting my heart!! I love your card, seriously, how gorgeous is the scene and the country papers with rustic embellishments!! I love fat and full bows and then it is adorned perfectly with the bells and wreath. I love the ric rac around the edges too, Awesome card, I love it!
Now about the vinegar pie! buttermilk pie! I thought pies were sweet like chocolate or strawberry. You need to explain the pie thing to me. I will expect that fabulous meal when I visit sometime, and the White Lightning cocktails are at 4pm??
Great post my friend, see you real soon!
Country Hugs, Kelly

Marie-Louise said...

Any chance you will be making soupbeans with that cornbread??? I love your card. It is fantastic.

Linda Palmer said...

Sandy it is a beautiful Christmas card. Love the image and how you colored it, so beautiful. I also love the wreath and bells, just awesome. I've had all the southern foods listed and my favorite is buttermilk pie. I make it at Christmas usually. Did you get the photos I sent you?

Kjersti said...

Oh Sandy, what a gorgeous Christmas card you have made - fabulous colours and a great image!
Have a nice weekend!
Hugs Kjersti:)

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

My mouth is watering! It is for the feast you listed, but also over this yummy card. It is a winner in my book.

May said...

GORGEOUS Card Sandy... Love everything about it... your rusty bells!!Gingham papers..& that fabulous stamped scene... My mouth is watering, half of the food I have not heard off But it sounds sooooo good... Book me a place at your table!!! Big Hugs May x x x

Cat's sCrap said...

What an adorable Christmas Card ! Magnificent embellishments. Beautiful papers. And fantastic work on your image. Bravo !

Hugs from France.
Catherine.

koala said...

OMG -----------, this is absolutely BEAUTIFUL, Sandy !!!
Love, love, love this design layout and also stamp image also!!!
Is that snow is dry embossing ???
Sooooooooo BEAUTIFUL and I LOVE IT SO MUCH!!!p(^o^)q"""

Lisa M said...

OMG!! Don't drink all the sweet tea!!! I'm frantically packing as quick as I can!!! Crap! Plane tickets, I'll order them on the way to the airport...keys, jacket, toothbrush, got it...
Sandy, your country Christmas card is oozing southern hospitality and the scenery just sets your heart to singing Bing Crosby. Warmth and comfort radiate from the colors of plaid and the rusted hearts and bells, a wonderful extra touch!
Thank you so much for joining in our challenge at Our Creative Corner and for knowing a pepper when you see one! HAHAHA!
Hugs to you,
Lisa xx

Sherry said...

Have you been hitting the White Lightin'? rofl You are such a trip or what we call a hoot!

Luv ya girl! You made my day with all those comments! Thanks so much!

Netty said...

Beautiful Christmas card Sandy and loving your rusty bells. Most of the foods you describe have never heard of but am sure they are wonderful. xx

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Sandy! I don't know where to start telling you what I love about this! I guess "everything" would do! And you made me hungry! I've never had vinegar pie but I love buttermilk pie! Going to have to check it out!

Shannon White said...

Oh What a Wonderful Snowy Christmas Scene Sandy!! Love the Warm Cozy country feel of this! And your poinsettias, hears and rusty bells are just Perfect touches too! LOVE this! 8-)

Imke said...

Sandy, this is a lovely christmas card ! Love the winter wonderland. AND I'd love to take place at your table. Maybe one day ;-) HUGS

Susan Flynn said...

Well howdy y'all (that's my southern impression with a Lancashire accent lol). Love your card Sandy its just so rustic and full of charm. The twig heart and rusty bells are delightful. Must admit I quite like the sound of white lightning cocktails but not sure about the vinegar pie. If you came here we could give you pig's trotters, tripe and black pudding washed down with Twisted Witch beer and followed with bread and butter pudding - yummy! Take care my cyber friend xx

Christina Barnes said...

Sandy, I love it! :) the bells are just perfect, the card is warm and inviting with heaps of interest. And now I am hungry after reading about all of that delicious sounding food :) Thanks for joining us at Our Creative Corner.
Chris

cathylynn said...

I do declare that you have created a real country charmer here! What a lovley snowy scene with fabulous country embellishments. Love it all! Hey I honestly say that I have never heard of some of your menu but I'd be willing to sample!! Let's start with the white lightning cocktails. LOL!
Hugs, Cathy

Peggie said...

What a gorgeous card. Love the bow and bells. The gingham paper is perfect.

Pat said...

This is one beautiful card Sandy, that image is gorgeous as are the backing papers and all your embellies. Don't think I have ever tasted anything on your list except maybe fried chicken and home made biscuits but it all sounds mouthwatering mmmmm!! Have a good weekend.

Pat xx

Candy said...

Great card, Sandy. REALLY looks like Christmas time.
Like you paper choices :o)
Don't know how to make a twig wreath but adore yours. and the rusted bells!
Now - the meal you described sounds wonderful even though I haven't heard of some of it before. Hold on while I get my shoes on, will ya?
Big hugs, Candy

Alicia said...

Sandy what a sweet little village and I love the way the pattern paper in the back gives a quilt look to the card.

Lori said...

Oh, my...love that gingham and darling little village! Beautiful Christmas card!

Danielle said...

OK... I am packing my bags... I am in need of going down south LOL and hearing this lovely accent I adore! I have not heard of vinegar pie, nor buttermilk pie, but I love fried chicken!!!!

I also love your card, and this scenery looks like northern quebec, under the snow! I love the paper, and cute details.
Have a lovely weenkend ! for us, in Canada, it is our Thanks giving, so turkey and cranberry sauce LOL
Hugs.

Alice Wertz said...

beautiful snow scene and such a festive card, Sandy! love it! hope you have a lovely weekend! =)

Paper Tails said...

WOW!!! I love your card. It is so gorgeous, the details and the perfect DP. Now as for the vinegar pie I think I will have to pass....

Oh, my new position is as a company that does advertising, marketing and printing. I am their new Business Development Manager. Thank you for asking.

Take care and have a great weekend!!!

Karen

Stamps and Paper said...

Sandy this a beautiful Christmas card..so much detail and perfect colouring..your papers are gorgeous and love how you have embellished your card...amazing work...

Anne

Myrna I said...

No snow here but it is sure cold enough! Love your rusty bells! Wonderful Christmas card Sandy!

Kate said...

Such a lovely christmas scene. Love the sparkles for the snow & the bells.

Sue from Oregon said...

Oh Sandy-this is so country with those rusted embellies...such a great touch! Now tell me-what in the world is a vinegar pie? Sounds totally yucky to me LOL! I will take the green beans and pinto beans though...those sound delish!

Payne Holler Cards said...

Wow wow WOW! This card is a knockout! You have added the most perfect details!
Smiled reading your meal ...love it! And gotta have sweet tea...cracks me up how many think sweet tea is just adding sugar (-: they don't understand ....big sigh LOL!
Now I want some pie !
Hugs
Linda

Trish and Treasure said...

I love everything about this card especially the bells!! Fantastic card!!!
Hugs Trish xx

Patricia St Martin said...

Sandy, Just the perfect country Christmas card. I love the gingham paper, bells, poinsettia and hearts with the best country scene. Love the snow and your colors. You have created a beautiful scene.
Hugs, Patricia

Shelby said...

Oh darlin you are just makin me hungry now! Nothing better about the South than the food (well other than the people that is)!
Great Christmas card and love the use of all of the traditional elements.

Shelby

Ruth Ann Hunter said...

Sandy, love your country Christmas card, makes me long for NC once again. Love the scene, the gingham paper, the poinsettia and the bells, truly the feeling of a sweet Christmas wish. Hoping for the real snow here to get rid of all the smoke. Looking forward to your next creation.
hugs, Ruth Ann

MaryH said...

LOVELY card! Your bells show up really rusty if the pic is enlarged. Your hearts look like you 'rusted' them also. Love the image and your falling snow. This is MY kind of card. Enjoyed reading the meal fixin's too. Made me drool. Now I think I've heard of vinegar pie, but never had any. Is it like Chess Pie (which is unknown outside the south I believe). Yummy some good ole pintos, red slaw & biscuits made with lard...like Mama used to make! Winter food ...ummm hmmm. TFS

Linda said...

WOWWWWW this is just exquisite work!!!!! Love this stunning christmas card!!!!! You really are a top designer!!!!!! Love it!!!!!

Daen'Ys said...

My God, what a wonderful Christmas card. This small, snowbound village is just wonderful! So beautiful colored and snowed with the small beads ... great!
And all the magnificent details on the card are arranged so pretty and skillfully. The large loop with the rusty bell is a gorgeous eye-catcher!

Dear Sandy,
Thank you so very much, you've become my reader. I am very honored, because you already have so many readers ...and my blog is still a little baby. Merci.

And now something important!
In my recipe for the orange cake, you must read: 1/2 packet of baking powder! (Approximately 6g)
Now I've corrected the translation!
Everything is right, you can bake the cake!
Let me know if it was good. ;-)

  Rosi x

scrappymo! said...

This is a wonderful card. Love the colours and the country feel. I think i have some of those wreaths out in the garage...will have to drag them in..for next years cards!!!
Your meal lanning sounds delish...I was in the Carolina's, Alabama and Georgia last year. We had some delicious food and fell in love with those areas! The miles of beaches with barely anyone out just amazed me.