Sunday, December 4, 2011

Baby, It's Cold Outside

The challenge this week on Sassy Cheryl's Challenge Blog is to create a winter themed project. Well today instead of decorating for Christmas(I did at least get all the decorations moved from TM to the garage), I had to go out to TM and do a little crafting. I worked on my Open House invitation first and I think it would qualify for a Winter Theme project since it is after all an invitation to a Christmas Open House and I did use a Sassy Cheryl pre-colored image called Better Not Pout.

However, it's not what I'm entering in the challenge. Instead I'm using this image from the Sassy Cheryl's Store called Cup of Cocoa. See, I tend to agree with her. Instead of being out in the cold, it's better to enjoy a hot cup of cocoa inside. I've paper pieced the chair, pillow and throw, and colored my little friend with Copics. Every little girl should have at least one red velveteen Christmas dress with matching shoes. I have to say it wasn't cold when I was working on this. In fact with the lighting in TM, it was more like a sauna.

The background papers are from a digital kit Christmas 6 from Shery K Designs. If you haven't checked out her papers, you really should. Her prices are very reasonable, and she has sales on a regular basis, along with lots of freebies in SVGs and clip art.

Tomorrow it's supposed to rain, so maybe now that I have the den vacuumed(and my challenge card finished), I will at least get the Christmas tree up and decorated. I need Cathy's magic elf. If you know of one, please send him my way. I'm really missing my BFF's daughter who used to come do my decorating, but alas she's moved 2.5 hours way.


  1. Aren't you the brave one having an open house on Christmas evening. By that time all I want to do is sip hot chocolate cuddled up in my chair. LOL

    I think I'll snuggle up with the second little cutie while your energetic self does the hostess with the mostess thingee. Hugs, Linda

  2. LOVE them both, but the card is so beautiful! I agree. . . .every little girl should have at least one red velveteen Christmas dress. I know I did and I was a HUGE tomboy! LOL
    Both are perfect. Now get decorating, would you please. LOL!!!!
    Thanks for playing in the Sassy Cheryl's challenge this week!

  3. open house? YIKES!! You rock! I'd come do your holiday decorating...but I'm neither cheap nor even reasonable! hehehe! Sounds like fun...and your invite is adorable! Love your card this week the paper pieced chair...and the red dress is perfect! Always such fun when you join us at Sassy Cheryl's! Hugs. Pat Frank

  4. Oh, super cute card.. love the way her legs are dangling from that chair and your paper piecing is fantastic.
    Caroline xxx