Thursday 2 June 2011

Come Celebrate with the Winter Wonderland

Oh I am so excited, have waited so long to do this post. Grab a coffee you might need one, but oh it will be so worth it
Winter Wonderland 
will be 2 on 30 May and we are celebrating by having a week long blog hop. We have 11 sponsors this week, yes, that’s right 11!!! But that’s not all because each member of the DT has some candy to give away too. Both teams are playing along this week plus Janet who joins us at the end of each month so that’s another 11 prizes to be won.

We would like to have as many prize winners as possible so if your name is drawn for more than one prize we will draw again. That means 22 lucky people will win a prize this week. With so many prize winners we won’t be choosing a top 3 just for this week.

All you have to do to join in the fun is:

  • · Play along with this week’s easy and fun challenge
  • · Be a follower of Winter Wonderland
  • · Visit each member of the DT and collect a letter
  • · Leave them a comment and enter their candy draw
  • · Rearrange the letters to make a two word Christmas Carol
  • · E-mail the answer to Winter Wonderland 
It would be great if you could add our blog hop image to your side bar and link it to us, to let every one else know about the fun.

Of course you don’t have to join in the blog hop if you don’t want to. You can still enter this week’s challenge and be in with the chance of winning one of the 11 prizes this week but why miss out on doubling your chance of winning.

Now if you arrived here from Suzi's blog your on the right track, however if you have started in the middle please pop back to the main challenge blog to start at the very beginning.

To enter my candy you will need to leave me a comment and enter via the link below. The letter you need to collect from me is  H

The next person on the hop is Danielle but before you head off, let me tell you about this weeks challenge and show you my creation - I would like to thank my sponsor for this hop

and I also would like to say thank you to 

The theme then for this week is

"A Blue and White Christmas"

So here is my design team inspirational piece made with creations from the above two fabulous sponsors
This is one of the new Christmas images from the Dragon's Lair called "Snowfight" I love it and I have added that soft washed glass stuff for all that icy sparkle.

Here is a close up
Looks like he has been knocked for six 

Here is the sentiment
the lovely bling is from Grimsby Crafts and it fitted so perfectly 

oh think I almost forgot something

My Candy
1 x A5 pad of Papermania Lemon Sorbet papers
1 Strip of Papermania pearls and bling
I Hoppie Stamp
I fluffy 
I pack of yellow flowers
Three types of ribbon

Thank you Lynn at Grimsby Crafts for letting me raid your shop :)

If you would like to be in with a chance of winning the candy remember to leave me a comment and enter my candy linky below

I would like to enter this creation into the following challenges
Crafting for All Seasons - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
Truly Scrumptious - Anything Goes
A Spoonful of Sugar - Things with Wings
Creative Card Crew -Anything Goes
Creative Craft Challenge - Restful colours
Digital Tuesday - Add some texture (digital image)
Ladybug Crafts Ink - Animals (dragon)
Papertake Weekly - Pale, Pretty Pastels
Karen's Doodles - Make it Sparkle
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Stamps R Us - Going Digi
Woodware - Anything Goes
Christmas Card Challenges - Inspirational - I took the blue colour from the background and his buttons and the icing
Christmas Inspirations - With a Child in Mind
will link up after my special day out.

Hugs and Enjoy the Hop


mapowska said...

Hi Kate :)
What a nice card you created :)
Thanks for the blog hop and for the candy!

Made by Mandy said...

Oh wow, I love how glittery your card is. I have seen cards in blogland using that glass stuff and it does really seem to sparkle a lot and seems to have more texture.

Thanks for the opportunity to win your prizes, I love yellows :)

McCrafty's Cards said...

Fabulous card, I love how you have done the snow
Kevin xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Such a fun card Kate and what a lot of challenges too. Marianne x

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sam21ski said...

Corr blimey what a lot of information and inspiration, no wonder you said grab a coffee - lol

Have fun with your blog hop

Sam xxx

Suzi Mac said...

Utterly adorable card Kate, that image is soo..... cute. Great glitter effect too. I hope you have a lovely weekend.
Suzi x

Lori said...

Such a sweet image and wonderful card. Thanks for the chance to win.

Hazel (Didos) said...

Love this card and ohh just reminded me I have some of that icey stuff too!!! Hazelxox

kbrandy4 said...

I just adore your card Kate, that image is such a cutie.
Thanks for the chance to win your blog hop candy.
Hugs Hazel xx

Dorte said...

Hi Kate! What a cute blue & white Christmas card.Thanks for the chance to win.
hugs Dorte

Heidi Brawley said...

AWE!!! Your card is super cute!! Thanks for the chance at your blog candy too!!!
~Heidi Brawley

DonnaMundinger said...

What a cute image and lovely sentiment! Love the sparkle you've added to your card! thanks for the chance to win! xxD

Tammy said...

Beautiful card Kate, love the snow!

Carol said...

Gorgeous card, loving the dragon. Thanks for joining us at CFAS this time and I hope we see you again soon. Carol DT x


This is just a nice and cute card! Thanks for joining us at Christmas Inspirations blog.

Gail said...

this is just tooo adorable!! wow..tfs..loves ya

Sally said...

Wow can't believe the amount of challenges you managed to enter! Love the image such a fun card. Enjoy the weekend.
Hugs Sally xxx

Eiglas said...

Splendid cards Kate - I love your blog - I love Chrimbly so Winter Wonderland is good by me! Jeanettes Dragons are lookin' good too!
I see you got your Copics logo up already - I haven't got mine yet but as you saw, I got my cert up.
Hope you're feeling better Hunni!
Glad you're thinking of coming to visit - look forward to that!

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous glittery winter delight.
Fabulous card, great hop, thanks for the chance to win.


Carissa said...

Gorgeous! I love that image, he is adorable. Hugs, Carissa

Natali said...

Ha!!! So funny Dragon ))) Soooo cute!! I like your sparkling snow. Just amazing!!
And so delicious candy ))) Hugs. Natali

Janice said...

He's a cute little fella Kate! Love your card. Jx

darling Ho said...

This is so cute! Thanks for sharing.
~darling Ho~

Mary J said...

Cute, cute, cute! I love him!

Thx for linking up to the Make It Monday party! Hope to see you again soon!

Mary J x

Pink Dandelion said...

Aww he looks so sweet. The gems around the sentiment really finish it off. Debs xx

Shirley-Anne said...

Hi Kate .Beautiful card love the sparkle .Thanksfor sharing on Make it Monday .

Shannon White said...

Your little dragon fellow is so Darned Adorable, Love your glittery snow too! Just Sooo Adorable!

Shannon 8-)

Nancy said...

The sparkle is just amazing on this adorable card!! A great layout!! Thanks for partying with us this week at Party Time Tuesdays!!

Renee Matarese said...

What a great idea to use a dragon on a Christmas card. I love non-traditional cards. The greens are very pretty with the sparkly snow and I love how beautiful you made the sentiment. It could be the focal point itself! Thanks for joining us at Party Time Tuesdays. Hope to see you again soon.

Danielle said...

The cutest winter dragon ever Kate!! Love his sparkly pile of snow .. just too cute! And the bling on the sentiment is just wow!
Hugs, Danielle

Sue said...

Hi hun
gorgeou scard, lovely image, luv all the sparkle, fab design, sue,x

Nancy said...

What a beautiful card, Kate:O) Love all the layers and great design, cute image!
Thank you for joining Karen's Doodles, good luck!
Hugs, Nancy;O)

Unknown said...

I love your card and I love the glitter that you used.

chrissy xx said...

It's Gorgeous. What a sweetie this image is! LOve it.
Thank you for the chance to win this yummy candy!

pinky said...

Ah thats just adorable!! Thanks for joining us at LCI this week.

meg said...

what an unusual but beautiful sparkly card.

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card, Thanks for playing along with us at TPS this week.
Kevin xx

Kathy and Lucky said...

How lovely and soft, love the snow look and sparkle. Thanks for joining us at Stamps R Us.

Kathy and Lucky said...

This is so cute and love the sparkle, such a neat idea for a Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at Stamps R Us.

Call Me Crafty Al said...

Love the blue/white and all of the sparkle. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Woodware USA!

Shaela said...

Darling card! Love the glittery snow. Thanks for joining us on the Christmas Card Challenges blog this week!

Julye said...

Hiya, what a cute card thanks for sharing with us all here at Creative craft challenges though you got the challenge a little confused its actually blue, brown and cream which I said I thought of as a restful colour palatte, but love your card anyway.

cheryl said...

oh this is one gorgeous card hun love the sparkle bless you for playing at creative craft challenge this week hugs cheryl xxx

KarinsArtScrap said...

what a sweet image and lovely card kate.
thanks for the change for the blog hop candy.

greetings karin

sandra's crafty corner said...

wow this is just spectacular, love it, as julye says our challenge at creative craft challenges is actually a blue,brown and cream colour chall but your card is lovely never the less xxx

Barbara said...

Adorable! I feel like joining the fun and have a snowball fight!

Babette said...

Stunning card, love what you have done with the snow on your image and the sentiment.
Hugs Babette

pinky said...

This is so sweet and adorable, I love it.

Heidi said...

This is glorious Kate, love the snow and the dragon is magical. thanks for the chance to win some wonderful candy. hugs heidi x

Lillian Child said...

What a delightful creative style you have. Sweet card creation - LOVE that dragon!

And I am now a follower of your blog. So very nice to meet you. Stop by my blog sometime and give me a shout out! said...

Just adorable! I love his little head peaking over the mound of snow! Thanks so much for a fun blog hop!

Deanne :)

Helen said...

Gorgeous card Kate - love the shade of blue...and the sparkly snow looks fab!
Thanks for the chance to win!
Helen x

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

It's so cute! What a lovely colours you have used…………… Thanks for joining at TPS this week......


Tip Top said...

Great hop and such a lovely image to use! Love all the sparkle!

ladyjanet_56 said...

Hi Kate ovely card & Candy please enter me, Thank you. Janet

Lisa said...

So pretty! Winter feels very far away though, but it's great be ahead!

Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly :)

coldwaters2 said...

Gorgeous card loving that image and the snow effect looks great thank you for joining us at Digital Tuesday this week.
Lorraine x

Carol said...

Back again! Great blog hop and candy. Thanks for the chance to win. Carol x

Seafield Jo said...

Such an adorable Christmas card. Thanks for the chance to win. Jo x

Cor* said...

YAY! I love your blingy snow! What a wonderful card with so many layers. Wowzers you guys are all so generous on this hop! Thanks for the chance!

Whisper said...

What an adorable image and am loving the bling round the sentiment too.

Thanks for the chance of winning your candy, Luv Sam x

Arline said...

Your card is soooo cute! A fab little image! Thanks for the chance to win your to continue blog hopping!x

Marlene said...

Love that new digi! Adorable card - love your snow effects!

Glo said...

Thanks for the candy!

Krafty Kows said...

Oh wow that image is so so cute - I love it. Thanks for the hop. Jeanette

Christine said...

What a sweet card! I love that dragon image, he is so cute buried in the snow pile lol

Jenny said...

Eine ganz bezaubernde Krte ist das geworden.

Detje said...

What a very nice card, I love the dragon and the way you made glitter the snow. And thank you for the chance to win the candy.

Greetings Detje

ladyjanet_56 said...

When does this end pls so I can side bar it? Janet

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