Tuesday, January 4, 2011

On The Other Side of Christmas

Yup... we made it, didn't we? We survived the holidays despite all of the rushing around, madness and craziness that comes with it and we managed to get to the other side of Christmas. I hope each of you had special quiet time along the way creating new special memories.

For me, I spent time here and there with my family and friends enjoying their company, good food, great wine and lots of laughs. With my oldest son,, Thom, currently stationed in Afghanistan, I made a "Thom-on-a-stick" to bring along with me wherever I go so he could be part of my activities. There's lots of pics on my FB page of Thom-on-a-stick, but thought my blog friends would like to also see what I've been up to. This is Thom-on-a-stick meeting my sister at the airport on Christmas Eve (she salutes with the wrong hand!) and we think she might be a Communist!! HA!


For Sassy Cheryl's challenge today, Hostess Ann set the theme as the color Blue. This adorable image from Sassy Cheryl's collection was perfect in a night-time sky setting.... created with my Copic airbrush system (I'm loving that more and more). I added liquid applique to the snowflakes, and puffed them up with a heating gun.  It's hard to see, but the ground cover is a piece of cardstock I embossed in a Cuttlebug folder and added some sparkly glitter flakes.


I do hope that you will join us at Sassy Cheryl's challenge.

I'm also entering this in these challenges

Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Crazy Challenge - All Things New (new air compressor)
Kaboodle Doodles  - Anything Goes
Paper Play Time - Include a face (and it's a cute one)
Polly Craft - I chose "Snowy Scene"
Christmas Card Challenge - Use embossing
Creative Craft World - Resolutions (start participating in more challenges again)
Opus-Gluei - Something new (air compressor)
Mad For Markers - Anything Goes
Woodware - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Your choice
Mark's Finest Papers - Something new (air compressor)
Pile It On - Brand Spanking New (air compressor)


Thanks so much for stopping by, blog friends. I appreciate you very much.
Til next time, be on the lookout for "Thom-on-a-stick" coming soon to a theatre near you....
and be safe in all you do.

30 comments:

Grenouille Greetings said...

Love your snow on this brightly coloured card. Happy New Year. Warmest wishes, Lesley

Dawn said...

I love Thom-on-a-stick! and too funny about sis...hehe

I see you mastered the abs!! woohoo!! fabulous bg there girl! this is just toooo cute! love the snow too.

cardcrazy said...

Such an adorable card! Thanks for joining us this week at Christmas Card Challenges!

Flip-Flop Creations said...

LOVE IT! You have been playing with your air brush system again. Really beautiful card Peggy. I have enjoyed following "Thom on a stick's" adventures. He was in some great places with lots of people who love him. ~jeni :)

mum of two said...

What a great card! The image you chose is fabulous and the embossing on the snow looks great. Thanks for playing with us over at Paper Playtime this week :)

michelle

Mini said...

That's a super card. Thanks for taking up our challenge at Creative Craft World.
Sue x

Aunty Sue said...

Justlovely and thanks for joining us at crafty catz

StephC said...

Thom-on-a-stick is fabulous! Your card is beautiful and I love the colors. So glad you joined us for this weeks CCC!

jkreucher said...

That embossing folder is perfect for the swirls in snow.. and wow! that vibrant bg is fantastic...
not sure I want to invest in copics just to use the air brush thingy... I am a true blue prisma and lyra pencil person anyway. thats my story and I'm sticking to it :)..
hugs to ya.. I love your card!
Judy

Chocolate Orange said...

I must say i absolutely love your idea of Thom on a stick lol.
Also your beautiful card and such a great resolution !!

Thankyou for sharing with us at Creative Craft World for our New Resolutions challenge.

Choccy x

Michelle said...

Absolutely gorgeous card! Your colouring looks fantastic and I really love the effect of the embossing.

Thank you for playing along at Mad For Markers.

Michelle :-)

Melissa Barnicoat said...

WOW, I love how you have done the background. It just stand out so well. I love how you embossed the ground too. Well dodone and thanks for playing along at M4M.

Vicki Dutcher said...

VERY awesome coloring!

Rosemary said...

Aw,I love the Thom on a stick. Please tell real life Thom that there's a lot of people appreciating what he's doing and hoping he gets home to his family soon so he can be photographed with his mom as Real Thom with his Thom on a stick!

Love this card, the texture of the snowflakes and the swirl of the embossing folder adds a great touch - but that little cutie enjoying the flakes is perfect!

Thanks for sharing this with us at the Opus Gluei!

redwasher1 said...

First your card is fabulous!!!
I love your Thom-on-a-stick !!!!! Great humor here!!!
Thanks for sharing it with us at Speedy's Friends.

Jana said...

WOW. This is stunning. I love the snow and the ground with the glitter is gorgeous. You sure have the hang of your new toy because that background is perfect. Thanks so much for playing with us at OPUS GLUEI.

Netty said...

This is really beautiful! I love teh colours and the way you made the snow.
Thank you so much for joining us at The Crazy Challenge this week!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Fab card, just love the sparkle & embossing!

Think you for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion & The Crazy this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Cheryl of Sassy Cheryl's said...

Love the idea of Thom on a stick! How fun and clever. I bet he'll get a kick out of all the photos.

Love your card, Peggy! You did an amazing job with the airbrush. Fantastic. I love this blue!

joey said...

Hi Peggy

your card is stunning, amazing detail and loving that image!!! love your Thom on a Stick :O)
Thanks forjoining us at pollycraft

Joey x

Joanne (jojot) said...

hope your son enjoyed his holidays as much as possible.....great idea to 'bring him along'

fab card....thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends

Nannieflash said...

Hi Peggy, you were so kind about my grandson (on facebook)I didnt realise your son was in Afghanistan, you must be so worried about him. My grandson will be there for Christmas this year and Im not to happy about it, but as you know they dont have much choice. With love and hugs Shirleyxxx

Cathy said...

Peggy, you have really been practicing your airbrushing!! love the way the sky turned out and the card as a whole is wonderful. Thanks for all you do for us GF!!!

Stephanie said...

Adorable card! Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.

Sarah said...

This is just so lovely - thank you so much for joining our challenge at CCW :-) x x x x

SuzanneK said...

Beautiful colouring and shading, well done. Thanks for sharing with us at M4M, Suzanne x

Sammi said...

This is gorgeous!! Love that blue!!

Thanks for entering in our Mad for Markers Anything Goes challenge!

Sammi
xx

Janis said...

Beautiful, beautiful creation. Your post cracks me out - Thom on a stick and thinking she may be a communist. How funny! Love the humor. Thanks for playing at Paper Playtime. :) Janis

Helen said...

Gorgeous card!
Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!
Helen x

my little scrapping corner said...

fantastic card. love the colors, the way you have colored your image and the snow.

thanks for playing with us at Pile It On

my little scrappingcorner
DT Pile It On

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