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2/17/2015

Hello on a Snowy Day

Good afternoon from snowy South Carolina. Our little winter mix started yesterday evening, and by dusk our deck was white (just a dusting). This morning the trees were so pretty with the ice glistening from the branches, and the bird feeders had long icycles hanging down. So odd to see the cardinals perched on the rim, chomping away, and looking out through bars of ice.

Here's today's card, and then will share some of the pictures I snapped this morning.

 
- PB Embrace wooden stamp, colored with copics, added some Glossy Accents on flower centers, butterfly & the elephant's pink nails.

- S/B Oval Bliss die

- Sweet Cuts elegant Leaves die flourish cut from a snippet of green, as was the Elizabeth Craft Hello. That was cut from snippets of the same green, top layer was a white snippet, and colored with a copic. Added Glossy Accents later, so it has a nice little shine.

- EK Success punch for top border; SU flower punch made the flower, which was cut from snippets of the paper that is on the front of the card. A YR copic edged the curled blossoms.

- 6x6 paper Graphic 45 pack- front & back of the same sheet, cut 5.5x4.75, then cut from corner to corner. Remaining pieces of that sheet worked for the border punch and the flower.

Here's the ice pictures from around our house this morning.









Was able to step out on the front porch to take these snaps. Tried to take some of the bird feeder & its icycles, but the kitchen window screen blurs the closeup photo, so trashed those. If I'd gone out to the back porch to get a shot, there's screening there as well, and no way was I chancing walking down steps and into the snowy- probably icy too - grass to get a better angle. Learned my lesson about black ice a couple years ago!

Hope you're staying cozy & warm. Compared to what some of the states are getting, this is nothing...but it's Big Deal for our area!! Lots of power outages according to the news. Not much traffic on the road in front of our house today, but some brave souls did venture out. Glad we didn't have to!

Thanks for surfing in, big Hugs!

45 comments:

Carol said...

Love your card Mary, the image is so cute and that die is beautiful. Fabulous photos too, would love to have that much here too. Carol x

Patricia said...

Love your card Mary,
Cute image and great design.
Oooo!! those pictures are really cold looking.
Stay safe on those treacherous roads. Hope you have plenty food in stock!!

Patricia x

Pippa said...

What a cute little elephant! Great photos too, Mary. I am craving some snow, we just keep getting wet!!

Hazel said...

A sweet cute card Mary. And OMG Mary how cold is it with you, we haven't had it that cold!!! We have had a beautiful sunny day here. You photos are great it does look lovely. Thank you for your lovely comment on Gillians cats, oh yes she is very crafty and is very good at art, I have some fabulous drawings etc in the house by her. I will pass on your comment, Keep warm a thermos kept full of boiling water might be a good thing, unless you have ways to heat water ok. Hazel x

crafty creations said...

Gorgeous card and stunning photo's you are right to keep off the ice though x Hilda

Jenny L said...

Hi Mary,
nope no snow or cold weather in my part of the South of England thank goodness.
We have had lovely spring like weather for the last few days.
Beautiful creation as always.
Love that little fellow he is just so cute.
great and fab designing as always.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Jill Norwood said...

Such a beautiful card! And the snow pictures look so peaceful! My son wishes we would get snow here in Seattle but it is rare in the city! :)

Liz said...

Love your card. The elephant is so cute.... don't you just want to pick him up and hug him??? Thanks for sharing your snowy photos. No snow here, just scraping the ice off the car windows first thing in the morning. xx

Jennifer Johnston said...

Hi there Mary, hope you are well and managing to keep warm and snug during this cold spell you're having over there. Such a cute card and a very sweet image. Love the oval die-cut, so pretty.
We have had snow here for three weeks now and it has only just gone, thank goodness, looks very pretty but it is so disruptive to everyday life. This last week it has been very icy. So glad it has gone. All good wishes to you.
Hugs Jennifer xx

Sue - said...

Cute card Mary and it all looks so pretty round your house! Good day for staying in and crafting!

Rainey's Craft Room said...

What a sweet little Ellie image on your card, adorable.
Thanks for sharing your snowy pictures Mary, we haven't had any snow where I live and I hope we don't - hurry up Spring!
Lorraine

mamapez5 said...

I love your little elephant and you have coloured him so beautifully. I am so glad I don´t have to face the ice and snow, but your views are very pretty. you are wise to stay off the black ice! Keep warm and safe. Kate x

Darnell J Knauss said...

Mary, your elephant with a bouquet of daisies is so darling! I love the embossing! Thank you for sharing your incredible ice-covered winter wonderland! I'm so glad you didn't step out onto the porch!! Hugs, Darnell

KT Fit Kitty said...

Your little elephant is so cute! What an adorable card! I enjoyed looking at your photos too!

Irish Cherokee said...

Wonderful card of hope for Springs arrival. Nice! We haven't dealt with much of that kind of weather this year but the cold has been bone chilling and some of the windy days were in the 50 to 60 MPH area. BRR! Stay warm and safe. - Jim

jimlynn said...

Oh WOW! You got SNOW! How neat and it really is pretty with all that ice too. Definitely STAY INSIDE! Love the pictures though.

Cute, cute, CUTE card and love the frame around that little guy! Great design on there too!

Lynn

Lisa said...

What a beautiful card!! The elephant is so sweet!! I love the die you used to cut it out!! Gorgeous card!! We got about 7 inches of snow...yuck. So ready for spring!! Have a great evening :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Maxine D said...

Mary that looks COLD!!!
We are sitting in late summer and it is wonderfully warm.
Wonderful card - that die cut and border punch are perfect together.
Blessings
Maxine

JD/ Jill said...

Your card is adorable!

Wow! That's a lot of ice...as Jim said in a comment above me...so far, not as much ice...but Our share of cold and snow..

scrappymo! said...

What an adorable image and cute card!

But your icy pictures stole the show. I did not realize you got weather like that. I will have to google about your area to see more!
Take care and you sound well versed in the safety factor of dealing with ice!!!

Sue said...

Mary, Loving the card. The image is so cute.

Lovely to see the snow, but not nice to go out in it, especially with so much ice.

Hope you keep your power. You keep safe and warm. Sue

aussie aNNie said...

Mary those photos are so inviting to me...love snow and the icicles look fantastic...you are really lucky to be able to experience the wonderful weather of snow. I know it can be a pain from what I have heard but only to have it for one winter would suit me....
Beautiful card and gorgeous colours used on the sweet image.xxx

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Lucy Woods said...

Aww that elephant is adorable!! Such a gorgeous card!!
Love your pretty snowy pics too :-)
Lucy x

Donna Hanley said...

This is the cutest elephant and he comes with flowers, what could be better than that? I love the diagonal papers and your dies are also so very pretty. Wow your ice and snow are really something beautiful. So glad you didn't venture out and take that chance of getting hurt. About three weeks ago I slipped on ice and gave myself a concussion as well as several gashes on my hands. Not fun. So you are smart to view from afar. Have a good day.

Bonnie said...

An adorable card! Love this elephant with her pink nails and daisies! Pretty pictures too. We didn't have much melting yesterday. Hopefully today will get the ice off the roads. And they're predicting a possibility of snow flurries this afternoon.

Shona Erlenborn said...

What an adorable little elephant and aren't those flowers just gorgeous? The flowers and leaves are the perfect finishing touch. Thanks for sharing your photos too - it looks so pretty!

Pat said...

I love your PB elephant Mary, and all the lovely die cuts you have used including the pretty SB die which I haven't seen before, and also the MS border die. Beautiful colour combination too. Sorry you have had some snow to deal with but your photos are great. Why is it snow looks so wonderful but is so unpleasant to go out in ..lol. Take care. x

Sarah said...

What a great card Mary, such a cute ellie!! Thanks ever so for sharing your pretty pictures with us...brrrrrr!! Stay cosy!! xx

Marilyn said...

Love your card!! BRRRRRRRR!! Love your pictures but give me the warm weather

Brenda in IN said...

What a cute card. You have the best S/B dies. This Oval Bliss is so pretty. We had a little snow and severe cold but no ice. Your view is beautiful but ice causes so much trouble on the roads and sometimes people lose heat. Glad you are in and safe and warm.

Carol L said...

What a sweet little "elephe-nant" as my DGD used to call them! I love that die you placed him upon too! Great photos of the unexpected ice you folks got! The trees look lovely! Stay warm inside until it all melts!!

Petra Swart said...

Your card is as always so very cute and darling, Mary!!! Love that sweet little ellie with his lovely bunch of flowers!!!
Thanks so much for sharing your snow photo's - absolutely amazing and sooooo beautiful!!! Oh, we would love it to snow here in George, but unfortunately that doesn't happen here!!!! Stay warm and cosy!!!
Hugz

Jacee said...

How lovely Mary, I adore that elephant, he's so cute looking down at the little butterfly, ahhhh, a really lovely card!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design
Great photo's, looks really cold, brrrr

Brenda said...

Such a cute card Momma Mary!!! I love that cute elephant with his bouquet of flowers. So cute! I also love the mat you have him on, so cool looking! And the flower and leaves...OMGosh I love them! Great color combo too. I'm so glad you didn't have to go out in that mess. It is beautiful looking, but so dangerous as well. Ice pulls down electric lines, causes accidents, etc...So I'm very happy that you stayed in!! Hugs, Brenda

coldwaters2 said...

Gosh Mary I know it must be cold but those pictures of the snow look awesome, those trees look really beautiful, talking of beautiful I totally love your wonderful card that is one adorable image, the colours and design are excellent,
hugs
lorraine x

Donna said...

Your image and coloring are fabulous! And enjoyed your pictures.

pam said...

Hi Mary, aww sweet elephant image, beautiful colours, papers and love the layout.

Brrr you really have got it cold, not been as bad in UK, lovely photos you have shared.
Stay safe and warm.
Hugs pam

crafty-stamper said...

Love the beautiful snowy pics and that's where it should stay in pics lolOMG I sound like my Mother!!!we actually haven't had any in our area this year or last for that matter.Love the cute image and die-cut frame
Carol x

Benzi said...

Mary, your card is just adorable with that cute elepant. I love that punched flower you made. What a great way to say hello to someone.

Brrrrrrr...looks just like my area a couple days ago. I certainly am careful now after my feet flew out from under me at my neighbor's house some years back. The deck was very icy. Thanks for sharing your photos. I just love how icy trees glisten in the sun.

kbrandy4 said...

Cute card and adorable image Mary!
Hugs, Hazel x

Pia S said...

Today we finally got a glimpse of the sun and the day felt like one of those days I love which leaves you with that 'it'll soon be spring' kind of feel... I've been down with a terrible cold for a whole week and my internet and crafting time have been very limited, and today was the first time I stepped outside for a whole week! Phew, that felt good!
Enough babble, I'm here to say that I think your card looks totally adorable:)

Kim Heggins said...

Beautiful photos...just beautiful. Wish we had snow where I lived, so pretty. Your card is just so pretty, love your adorable little elephant!

Sarah Mabery said...

That elephant is so sweet. And the oval die is lovely. Your pictures of the snow are beautiful. I'm so jealous.

Faith A said...

Another cutie, love the die around the fab nellifant. beautiful flower. Great design and colour combo.

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Mary, catching up here.
Beautiful card, I love elephants and he is so cute wonderful colours too.
You are so wintry with these photos. I,m my ignorance and lack of geography I thought your part of USA was always warm.
You keep cosy, hugs Kate x