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January 17, 2013

Winter Wonderland

Hi, everyone!
I'm taking a break from my Bugaboo Birthday Week cards today, but please scroll through the week's posts to visit the cards I have made and the wonderful games and challenges that are going on over at Catch the Bug! We'd be so honored to have you playing along with us this week to celebrate Bugaboo's 3rd Birthday! :0)

I recently purchased some Cottage Cutz dies; these are my first CC dies, ever and I fell in love with them when I saw a card that Kittie Kraft posted a while ago. The dies are Mountain Lodge and Trees & Rustic Sign. I have to say, I had a booger of a time with some of the tiny cut-puts on the Mountain Lodge die! I was 'losing my religion' for several hours, and through six different cut attempts! I did manage, though, and have put together this card for todays post:

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There are tons and tons of layers on this. I used a stair fold card base, and lots of pop dots! I added some 3D Glittering Paint for my "snow" on the trees, roof, chimney, steps, and on the torn top of my snowy, crimped layers.
Here are some additional images, some different angles and close-ups. And, as always, clicking the image will enlarge it for better detail views. :0)

Here's a front view, at a higher angle than the first photo.

This view shows the card base folds, and you can see many of the layers from this view.

A close-up of the lodge and trees. The lodge die puts some pretty embossed details into the pieces: cobblestone for the chimney, lines for logs on the home, some pretty dimension on the trees.

I can only ream of a white winter this year, it seems. SC has had incredibly warm temperatures, so far (as have many areas in the country). The days of Michigan winters, where I grew up, are behind me, but I think that's okay: I can always make cards like this and not have to deal with the frigid temperatures that go along with the pretty snow. lol! It is nice to think that some day I will head to a mountain lodge to stay for my holidays, but for right now.....I'm happy right here. :0)

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you've enjoyed my card, and that you choose to browse some of my other posts! If you like my work, please follow me, and leave a comment with your website info so I can return the favor! :0)

Happy Crafting!

This card has been entered into the following challenges:







48 comments:

  1. oh my word Cheryl this is just spectacular! I love the texture and dimension, and the little lights in the windows are so sweet! Fabulous job! Thanks for playing in Squigglefly's challenge this week!

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  2. This is stunningly beautiful. I have this die and really must try it in white.

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  3. Oh my stars! This is amazing and gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘BABY, IT’S COLD OUTSIDE’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    Darlene
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS
    P.S. I have blog candy available through January if you are interested.

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  4. This is absolutely gorgeous!! Thanks for joining us at Eureka Stamps this week.

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  5. This card really is a winter wonderland of wonderful beauty! Thanks for sharing this in our Layer It Up and Let It Snow Challenge. We hope to see more of your gorgeous art in the future, and appreciate you stopping by to share with us.
    Blessings,
    Karen
    DT Member, Eureka Stamps
    www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

    P.S. For another fun challenge, check out:
    www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com

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  6. OH WOW - this is absolutley amazing and a gorgeous creation. Very very well done, and those dies are beautiful (may have to go and check them out LOL!)

    Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week
    Claire x
    (DT)

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  7. Holy Moly!!! It is incredible! I thought it was beautiful with just the pieces cut out but this took it to a whole new level. Absolutely stunning!!!!

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  8. This is stunning! It's so beautiful and thank you sharing. I am not familiar with those dies but I am going to check them out now. Amazing job. :)

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  9. wow wow wow - cheryl - this is amazing - love it to bits - thanks for joining our challenge at crafty sentiments this time and good luck xx

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  10. Cheryl
    You have really made an outstanding gorgeous card. It is absolutely gorgeous.
    Myrna

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  11. This is absolutely amazing! I think it's your best ever!

    (It's really cold here and we have another snow storm heading our way. Brrr.....)

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  12. It may have been a bugger for you to do; but it is absolutley stunning! Fantastic job!

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  13. This is awesome, one of the most amazing things I've seen in a very long time. Congratulations!

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  14. Wow! This is breathtaking! A true piece of art! Thank you for sharing with us at Freshly Brewed Challenges.

    Stacy D

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  15. OMG your card is stunning. I love it. So many layers and pulling it off being white on white it's awesome. You did a wonderful job putting it together. Just gorgeous.

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  16. Stunning work wow worth all the effort though...i love it.
    Luv
    linnie
    thankyou for sharing your work and entering our whoopsidaisy challenge

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  17. Gorgeous card, love the die cuts, Cheryl! What a great white on white card! thanks for sharing your card with us at the Papercraft Star this week.

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  18. Wow! What a fabulous card! Amazing! Thanks for sharing with us at The Crazy Challenge!

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  19. Holy cow!!! Wowsers this is one heck of a card!! You really made Cottage Cutz proud with this creation. Absolut

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  20. Absolutely stunning.

    Thanks for playing along with our "Baby it's cold outside" challenge at the Sisterhood.

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  21. What a stunning creation!! Love the dies ... Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Papercraft Star!

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  22. That was my jaw dropping to the floor. WOW! This is truly a jaw-droppingly beautiful creation. I can only imagine the work that went into it. Thank you for all the photos - a piece like this needs to be seen from several angles. And thank you for playing along at Tuesday Alchemy. WOW again!

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  23. Simply stunning! It was worth the work! Great job!

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  24. Incredible, Cheryl! I'm nearly speechless and that's really saying something!

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  25. Great work! Love the color and all the wonderful details. Thanks for sharing on ASC.
    xoxo Clarissa

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  26. This is absolutely breathtaking. i'm totally awe struck by the beauty of it and the skill it displays.

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  27. Wow this is absolutely STUNNING!!!! Just love all the fabulous details and all in white. Great sparkle as well. Increadible scenery and layers.

    Thanks for joining us at Eureka Stamps this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

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  28. Wow! This is beautiful. Thanks for entering at Creative Moments.
    Leona

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  29. holy moly--that is one gorgeous card! Thanks for joining in our Squigglefly challenge this week!

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  30. Just Fantastic! Well done you!
    Thanks for sharing this with us at Crafting for all Seasons this time!
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  31. Love the white on white and very apt for the weather we are having in the UK at the moment. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me.
    Hugs Tracy x

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  32. Wow wow and WOW.
    Stunning creation, love all the white.
    Thanks for playing along with Crafty Sentiments
    Anne x

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  33. Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Simply stunning! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Papercraft Star!

    Deanne :)

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  34. WOW what a Beautiful card! I popped over from MIM Thanks for joining us at CCC & WD xx Jan

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  35. Cheryl, I am speechless at the beauty here!!! How beyond words stunning!!!!! Thanks for joining us at the Fresh Brewed Blog for our Anything Goes challenge.

    Linda

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  36. Gorgeous creation!! Beautiful display of your dies!! Thank you for sharing with us at Eureka Stamps Challenge!
    Jacki - Eureka DT

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  37. Great card, well done! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge.

    groetjes, Ellen

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  38. Wow Cheryl! I have no words for how beautiful this is! Such an amazing work you've done. Thanks for playing along at Papertake Weekly :)

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  39. LOVE your stunning card...wow....it is a winner for sure...good luck!!

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  40. Wow!!! this has to be one of the most amazing cards I have ever seen! It is absolutely perfectly beautiful beyond words. A pleasure to view it. Bravo! Thanks much for entering Crafty Sentiments Designs Winter Fun Challenge! Bye for now!
    Manderly
    xxxooo

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  41. Wow! This is one bee-utiful white on white card. Have seen your name as winner on couple challenges. Congrats!
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  42. Love this. It's stunning!

    Thanks for joining with us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'.

    Susan

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  43. Wow! What a stunning shaped card. Thanks for sharing your creation with us at MMM.
    Fliss x

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  44. I take my hat of to you for your patience. This is absolutely stunning. Saw you were a winner on Make My Monday and had to come by and take a closer look at your fantastic card. Not heard of these dies before. Thanks for the link to them. hugs Mrs A.

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  45. WOW superb you really deserved to winner on Make my monday. Very Well Done

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  46. omg! seriously? that is the most amazing card ever! wow! thank you so much for joining us at fresh brewed designs :)

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  47. OMG this is awesome.. I just had to stop, look and stare!!! Love it. Thank you for joining us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin this month and good luck xx

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