Saturday, January 23, 2016

Sleigh Bell Ring

It will be a miracle if I don't chop my computer into little pieces tonight.  I joined a Christmas Card Club and the instructions for me to post might as well be in Greek.  What Margaret sees on her computer and what I see on mine are worlds apart.  But Margaret is such a sweet lady that I will follow her directions to a T.

This is challenge #2 and the theme "Sleigh" was chosen by Maureen.


Now I have to tell you - my filing system stinks.  I keep redoing it but I could not tell you a single product  used on this except the sentiment is computer generated.

I would like to enter in the following challenges - hot dog, I don't do this very often.

Christmas at Sweet Stampin'  -  Bows

Crafty Time Challenges  -  Make it Sparkle

Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge   - Anything Goes as long as it is Christmas

Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog  -  Anything Goes

Creative Fingers -  Anything Goes


I seem to like the theme "Anything Goes" - so much easier than something like Blue Elephants.  Although I am fond of elephants.

I do hope you will come a visit me -  I do appreciate all of your comments (don't we all?)
Sandy

45 comments:

Annie said...

Pretty card! I love the simplicity of the sleigh all by itself with the many Christmasy color paper layers. And that pretty bow! I love that swirly font for your sentiment. Like it's a regular font caught up in a swirling snow.

Kleido said...

Oh wow... what a wonderful traditional christmas card. I love the glittering sleigh and the bells. It's just a awesome creation!!!!

Thanks for playing along with our Crafty Time Challenge for January and good luck!

Hugs
Doris *DT*

DT Crafty Time
DT Die Sketchtanten
Kleido’s BastelStüble

Valerie-Jael said...

Gorgeous card, and GREAT to see you posting again, have fun with the challenge. Hope you are well, hugs, Valerie

Stamps and Paper said...

Love your sleigh card Sandy lovely traditional colours with a the touch of glitz and a beautiful script to finish it off

Anne

Christine Harrop said...

Great card for your first entry into our little group Sandy. The bells in the corner are a nice touch - and now I will be singing that all day ... lol! Hugs Christine x

scrappymo! said...

Welcome to the gang, Sandy. Your paper pieced sleigh looks wonderful and you have made it up onto such a lovely card!

Candy said...

Very beautiful, Sandy. it is real eye catcher!!

I love On Golden Pond too. Don't know how you did it but it reflects in the water wonderfully!

Hugs,

dutchess said...

it worked!...
loving your card.....and those fabulous die cuts!....great card Sandy.....xxxxMargaret (dutchess)

Marilyn said...

filing, scmiling... who has the time? I think I have the same filing system as you but mine is totally because I have periods where I am completely disorganized.
I love the sparkle and glitter on this card and the CAS design. That diagonal striped paper is so pretty... when you first look at the card, it actually looks like piping.
Have a good one sweet Sandy!

sam21ski said...

Blimey, you're starting early, it's only January!!!

Sandra said...

What a fabulous card, Sandy! Love your sleigh with all the sparkle! The bells with the bow are really sweet. Hugs, Sandra

Rita said...

Fabulous card Sandy. Great to see you joining in. Hugs Rita xxx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A lovely glittery sleigh Sandy, perfect for our theme this time. the candy striped paper looks great behind the red festive coloured mats and layers. A great job, a fab start to your Christmas card stash and welcome to the team.
Lorraine

Gibmiss said...

Hi Sandy
Your card is fabulous ... Love the sleigh.... And the bells in the corner... Stunning card....
Hope you are well
Hugs Sylvie xxx

SARN said...

What a super glitzy looking sleigh on your festive card Sandy. Love the pretty bow above the bells too.

Hope you can sort our your computer probs.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Netty said...

Beautiful mat and layered card and love the glitzy sleigh Sandy......... understand your prob with getting everything written down.......I kept a little book by my side for just this problem.

Hope you are well and happy, hugs Annette xx

Zoe Tant said...

It was worth persevering Sandy as your card is perfect for our challenge and I really like it. Love the bow and bells especially and your sleigh is fab. Zx

rachel said...

Hey Sandy - it must have worked - i can see your beautiful card! Love it - great sparkle! Big hugs rachel x

cotnob said...

A fabulous Christmas card Sandy, such a wonderful sparkly sleigh and lovely traditional colours.
Pauline
x

Redanne said...

Well dear Sandy, you get two votes from me - one for starting your Christmas cards and the second for making such a beautiful one! I love the sparkly sleigh and your matting and layering. Beautiful work Sandy and well done for getting it loaded up too! Hugs, Anne xx

cuilliesocks said...

Hello my Friend, and you've made a gorgeous card, I love your image and those lovely silver bells.
I had to get a bit of help when I joined too, I think I'm fairly good on the PC, but there are always things that beat me, but usually someone knows how to.
I had to ask Christine how to link the member's names on my side bar, thankfully I've got it sorted with her help, glad you are aboard, Kate x

MaryH said...

Looks like you've aced your first CCC challenge! Sparkling sleight, pretty stitching, lovely papers. I'd say you followed Margaret's directions wonderfully well. And you've one card ahead on your Christmas stash! Good to see you getting enthused about card making & blogging again. Bet you got that craft room so organized! Good job! TFS & Hugs (oh yeah, I like the Halloween countdown too).

Pawsitively Creative said...

I am a bit late to the party as well! The oarty is you back blogging! So happy to see you have been a busy lady. I completely agree with you about filing system. Your card is stupendous and that sleigh is fun! Your stitching is awesome sauce! Hugz to you dearie! ~Niki

Christina C. said...

I love the elegance and simplicity of this card, Sandy!

cathylynn said...

I agree with Christina! This is a beautiful card! Love the layers and the sleigh! Great job sweet friend! Hugs, Cathy

pam said...

Oh Sandy! you do give me a laugh, lovely to see you posting again.
Fabulous festive card design, love the traditional colours and layout.
I have a paper pad at my side when making a card! write everything down as I use it!! only way I know what I have used..I also use a permanent marker pen on the back of my dies, adding the name of it..
Hugs Pam x

Bonnie said...

Love this glittery sleigh! Such a beautiful shade of green! And that font is gorgeous! What is the name of it, please? Love pretty fonts!

Lisa Minckler said...

I thought I was gonna have to man handle my computer this morning too, but found out it was the internet system. How do you give a firm lashing to something of an ethereal existence? I prayed and cussed and prayed some more then unplugged something and counted and prayed and then viola... I should just cut my computer up too and then we could mosaic a nice coffee table together with the pieces!
Now for the important stuff...your card is GLIMMERY FABULOUS and so ahead of schedule. I'm so proud of you and this just looks stunning. That font is pretty too!
Nicely done my friend, nicely done!
Big hugs,
Lisa x

Sara Barker said...

Sandy, Sandy, Sandy! My sentiments exactly on the computer. I am thinking of laying some dry flammables under it and lighting a match. Your card is beautiful, and what a head start to the Christmas cards! Good for you! So good to see you entering the challenges...I bet you will ace them all! Also giggling at the filing system! Wink; I got you! Especially now since I've been flinging things around these last few days! Big hugs!

Sara Barker said...

PS I've signed up for e-mail deliveries of your blog, since I don't know how else to follow you, but this time, I came by just checking on you...I had a sense you were up to something. But I just checked my e-mail and there was my notification. I'm so excited!

Mrs A. said...

Welcome Sandy to your first CCC link up with you super sleigh design.the glitter on the sleigh looks good. Now blue elephants !! That's a thought. Hugs Mrs A.

Gail said...

Lovely card. The sleigh is beautiful and making it green sparkly was a great idea. Pretty papers set this off with all the layering, too. Love the bow...perfect embellishment! Thanks for joining us at Christmas as Sweet Stampin' for our BOW challenge. Hugs, Gail

Pat said...

Gorgeous Christmas card Sandy, I love the image and the beautiful traditional Christmas colours. Have a lovely day.

Pat xx

Lori said...

Hi, Sandy! Love your happy glittery sleigh! (I'm right there with you on the computer irritations!) Have a lovely week!

Clara said...

What a pretty,sparkly card! Love the sleigh.

Lau W said...

Loooove this card, with traditional colors, and love christmas cards !!!
Hope you're well my dear friend !
xxx

Danielle Champagne said...

Hello Sandy, such an elegant card, love the simple desing, and the gorgeous glittery sleigh. What a lovely idea to join a challenge for Christmas Cards..... hem. I should think about this!

Lynn Price said...

WHooo hoo!!! I am so glad to find you....and see your 2016 makes. I am rolling on the floor laughing, and am your newest follower! And when you figure out a filing system, let me know, lol!! xxx Lynn

butterfly said...

I'm sorry to say your first paragraph made me snort with laughter... oh, how I know the feeling! So happy to see your card has made an appearance here in any case - and I hope the Christmas Card Club are getting the benefit too. Love that sparkly little sleigh, and the candy cane stripes in the background are very cool.
Alison xx

Myrna said...

Hi Sandy, we were off for a much needed 3-day weekend so I am late with my comment. Love the simplicity of your card. I like seeing the focal point right away instead of having to look for it among all the "stuff" on a card. Love it Sandy! Well done! Think of you often in the warm temps as we have sub-zero temps. Although, this week temps in the 40's then next week back to the looow temps.

Darnell J Knauss said...

I'm so glad you didn't chop your computer into pieces, Sandy! This is such a beautiful card, so crisp and clean! I love the little bow treatment in the corner!! Well done! Hugs, Darnell

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Sandy
A terrific festive creation. Just the right amount about of glitz.
So you're not entering the Blue Elephant challenge then? What a shame as I bet you would have done it justice.
Best wishes.
Ang x

Ps.....I don't wear make up.....why tamper with perfection lol!

Jennifer Scull said...

such a great card with all of those layers and glittery papers!

thank you so much for joining our challenge over at The Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra Blog! :)

Stacey Schofield said...

Gorgeous work. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Creative Fingers Challenge Blog this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Keep Smilin',
Stacey xxx
Creative Fingers DT
Lasata's Crafty Hideout {My Blog}

Mrs.B said...

HI Sandy, just catching up - Love the glittery sleigh on this great card, perfect with the little bell embellishment. Always say I'm going to do them during the year but never do.
Avril xx