Sunday, February 19, 2017

Snowy Mountains and Snowdrops.

Time once again for the girls in the Christmas Card club to show our next makes. The theme was set by Kate who would like to see Snowy mountains and Skies and I had just the right recycled christmas card front to use.  I already had the marvellous Squares die cut frame on my desk left over from a previous project . With just a slight trimming down the card fitted perfectly behind but before I went ahead and  attached it,  I popped a piece of snowy acetate in between but because I took the photo out in the garden you can't see it very well. (At least I didnt have any camera glare!). I also had another piece of cut down  watercolour card on my desk which the sentiment by Creative Expressions fitted nicely onto and then die cut out.  The snowflake was a cardboard shape in my stash that I simply coloured with a blue marker pen and then covered with glue and Glamour dust. The frame was then attached to a base made from dark blue card stock.

Entering into the following challenges:
C.R.A.F.T challenges #403 Christmas.
Winter Wonderland # Anything goes.
Crafty Hazelnuts Extra # Anything goes.
Jingle Belles # It came upon a midnight clear.  (used acetate.)
Crafty Gals Corner #110 Use your favourite things (recycled card front and acetate are mine).


As the weather was lovely and sunny on Friday we managed to spend the day at a local Historic House that opens its grounds in February to show off the magnificent Snowdrops that they have growing naturalized amongst the trees in the park.  We try and go every year and this year the snowdrops are particularly spectacular.

  
I forgot to take my camera with me but this is a photo we took a few Februarys ago and you can get an idea of what they look like with the sun shining down on them  between the trees. So worth a visit.
This next photo is especially for Jane to show her my Hellebore that I mentioned on her blog this morning.

Helleborus Oriental Ballard. 
You can just see The Doc's fingers holding a flower  up for me to take a photo. Unlike Jane's plant my blooms all seem to be camera shy!!


Need to get this posted as I'm running late as usual and the Internet is playing up again running extremely slowly.


39 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

Tell doc his fingers make a lovely bud....gorgeous Hellborus flower, so pretty. Gorgeous card today.xx{aNNie}

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Mrs A I love your Christmas card - great recycling. Thank you for sharing your photos. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Gibmiss said...

Hi Valery
Fabulous card.. love the message Die...
love your pictures... love the snowdrops...
hugs Sylvie x

MaryH said...

You came up trumps with the recycled mountain scene. This is so pretty, and with the extra details you've cleverly added to the scene, it's lovely. Enjoyed the pictures of the meadow and your blooming posies. TFS & Hugs

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card.

Susanne Vargas said...

Oh, I love snow drops and have planted them in my backyard in the hopes that they might multiply. Instead the planted ones rarely come up... Don't know what's wrong... To see the whole ground covered with them - heavenly! Thank you for sharing your pictures of spring. We had two snowstorms last week and even though it was mild this weekend and there was lots of melting going on the ground is still covered with snow. It will be a while before we see any flowers... So your card resembles more our weather... The card is very pretty! Love the die cut sentiment!

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW So pretty and serene and especially love the Sentiment die..it looks really special
Cheers
Dr Sonia

Greta said...

Beautiful nature pictures, Mrs. A! Love your card--the die cut sentiment is perfect over that gorgeous scene!

Preety said...

Super pretty card :) totally love the snowy scene and the use of acetate. Very inspiring !!
cheers
preety

Jane said...

Beautiful card Mrs A and wow so many snowdrops...so pretty.Thanks for your hellebore shot and shout out...they are just gorgeous aren't they. Mine are so prollific this year...it must have been the mild winter.Enjoy the week ahead xx

Kath said...

A lovely card and beautiful die-cut sentiment (another one for my wish list!).
Kath x

Veerle said...

Gorgeous wintery card. Hugs Veerle

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Valery, and I love the frame and sentiment die. I got in a real muddle with this challenge, but everyone came up trumps....is that a wise word to use nowadays??? Sowdrops are such pretty little flowers, I tried to grow them once...not green fingered. Your other bloom is stunning, Kate x

Margreet said...

Great recycled card!
Love the photo of the snowdrops...never saw so many together...love them so much!
Your shy helleborus is gorgeous too....mine is white, but love your colors too!
xxx Margreet

Mrs.B said...

Hi Mrs A. A lovely Christmas card, great recycling.
The snowdrops look stunning, and your hellebore looks gorgeous, mine's just about ready to flower, living up North everything is just that bit slower to come through.
Avril xx

Christine Harrop said...

Super Christmas card Mrs A. A gorgeous scene. You should enter it into http://intaas.blogspot.co.uk/2017/02/ch2-recycling.html because the theme this time is recycling. Christine x

Darnell said...

Your upcycled card is sensational, Anne! How awesome that you had that scene on hand! And, oh my, those snowdrops among the trees must be jaw-dropping to see in person! My jaw dropped just seeing them in the photo on the monitor! Your helleborus is gorgeous, too! Hugs, Darnell

scrAPpamondo said...

You have done so well recycling that Christmas card, the snowy scene is so beautiful and deserved another life. :) Love how you fit the sentiment perfectly in this gorgous frame,the snowy acetate (I see it) and the blue sparkling snowflake!

Viv's Visuals said...

Another great bit of recycling Mrs A! x

SmilynStef said...

the snowy overlay was perfect for your wintry scene ... thanks for CLEAR-ly creating a beauty for us at jingle belles.

dutchess said...

Hi Valery...lovely card...and your upcyling shown no bounds...so clever....we are in wales for a few days and I am sat in a cafe using their wifi as we don't have it or a tv at the cottage...bliss ..surrounded by mountains and thankfully no snow either....xxxx

Team Clark said...

Your card and these photos are just gorgeous! Hugs, Autumn

coldwaters2 said...

Beautiful card Mrs A the scene is awesome, love the frame and die cut sentiment.
hugs
lorraine x

Barb said...

Evening Mrs.A and great recycling for your beautiful card. It sounds as if you both had a wonderful day out. Barbxx

rachel said...

beautiful cards and fabulous hellebores - a joy to read Valery xx

Carol S. said...

A beautiful wintry scene and a great card. Thanks for joining us at Winter Wonderland and hope you will join us again. Carol S. DT

Heather said...

So gorgeous!! And so fabulous that most of it was already sitting on your desk!! It always feels god to use those up. Thanks for playing with CHNCC2.

Valerija said...

Wonderful card. Love the winter image.
Valerija xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Mrs A,
what a wonderul card and the scene is gorgeous.
Wonderful design as always, and such a very pretty frame.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Amanda said...

gorgeous Christmas card. We went for one of our walks yesterday and snowdrops were everywhere, ours are slowly poking through - I think the daffodils are going to beat them this year. The other year we went to Hodsocks Priory which only opens for its snowdrops, stunning x

Brenda in IN said...

Beautiful recycled card front and you framed it so lovely. I'm glad you had such a wonderful day out and thanks for sharing the pictures. Enjoy that warm weather.

Judy V said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner!

Diane said...

Beautiful framing and holiday design Valery. Love the picture my Hellebore are just getting ready to bloom.

Hugs Diane

Margaret said...

Love your gorgeous card. The die frame is so beautiful and just perfect for your recycled card front. Thanks for joining us at International Art & Soul. Hope to see you again. Good luck. Maggie, DT

lauren bergold said...

what a beautiful card and a fabulous idea to layer the snowy acetate over the beautiful landscape scene! and of course it's perfect for our "clear" hijinks at JINGLE BELLES, as well! <3

Robyn Oliver said...

A lovely snowy scene, ValeryAnne - great idea to create a window

Lorraine said...

Such a beautiful scene on your card and framed so wonderfully. And what a scene with those snowdrops! We planted Hellebores for the first time this fall and I can hardly wait to see them bloom.

Marianne said...

Fabulous recycling. Love the frame as well. Isn't it amazing how our cards can come together in no time if we leave enough bits and bobs on our crafting table? I guess that's one of the secrets of the creative process. Not a snowdrop in sight here on Crete I'm afraid. We used to have lots of them when we were still living in the Netherlands. We also had Hellebores in our garden, but they didn't do so well.

scrappymo! said...

My hellebores blooms point down like yours. i read that they are perfect for those that have flower beds on top of high retaining walls. Then you can see the blooms!

Your card is lovely. i like the image and that pretty frame you used.