Sunday, February 2, 2014

My Sunshine

Here's a fun stamp from Tiddly Inks, Isn't she so cute!  I just love this artist's fun images.  I used some MM polka dot paper and fun ribbon to add a background and a border around it, then filled the card with some gorgeous pink flower buttons and embellishments.  Had to add the sentiment "My sunshine" to it.

I hope you are all having a great year and are starting to thaw out from the freezing cold, at least if you are living in the USA, we have been having some unusually cold weather.  Even here in south TX, where is quite unusual, we actually got some snow (ok, not really, more like a slight dusting of ice) but when you never see the ground turn white, it's quite a big thing.

So, how about a fun question for the day, tell me, how much snow have you been in?  is that snow you saw on a vacation or snow where you live?  For me, I guess the coldest place I ever lived, probably a tie between north Alabama when I worked at NASA and school at Texas Tech in north TX.  Those places will give snow a couple times a year, that will mean a few inches worth, enough to cover the grounds pretty good.

How about you?  Does it really snow where you live?  do you like it?  add that when you leave a comment today...

Did you sign up yesterday?  if not, be sure and go to the Feb 1st posting and leave a comment, that posting will have winners chosen all month long!  This posting will have it's winner chosen in a few days from now so tell your friends to drop by and join in.  Cheers, Holley

93 comments:

rovianne said...

snow.. yuck.. I love the sight of snow at Christmas but only then. It does snow in the Netherlands but fortunately we didn't have any up until now. I do hope for some frost though ( I hate the cold) but that would kill some nasty bugs.

ellyscard creatief said...

Wow what a beautiful card.
Lovely details.
Gr Elly

Laila B. said...

Hi Holley!!! I live in Brazil here we don't have snow (except some rare places). But I lived some time in Germany and I loved the winter. It was very different...so I tried everything...ice skating, sky....it was a lot of fun!!!! :)
Hugs, Laila

stamping sue said...

what a sweet little girl with hearts in the flower pot. like the monochromatic design.
now about snow.....this is a four letter word for me that I don't like!!!!! yes, we get lots and lots and lots of snow here in CT. not my favorite time of year. I always say if my grandparents had settled in the south I would have been one happy lady.
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

Good morning! Truckee, CA. The snow was as high as the buildings.

Lorraine said...

Hi Holley, this is just so adorable...love the cute, beautifully coloured image and the design's fab too.
Huge Hugz, Lorraine xx

ionabunny said...

Love that image Holley, so cute. Snow is a very variable thing here in coastal southern Norway. Sometimes we get lots, sometimes we get none. At the moment we have only seen a few flurries this winter. Last winter there was lots. I like none.

KarinsArtScrap said...

what a cute image and a very beautiful card Holley.

this year we did not have snow and I'm happy about that.
I don't like snow to see at it it's beautiful especially the pictures from mountains.
But we don't have that here in holland.
We have had snow for the last 3 years but this year not.

gr karin

Bhawana said...

such a cute card... lovely red shading coloring on the image.

well in south India no winter or summer season actually. It always remain spring sort of weather through out the year. Have not seen snowing so far ...but m sure love to see whenevr get a chance..

nwilliams6 said...

Holley, she is precious and colored up beautifully. So cute and perfect for Valentines or any other time you need a sweet card. Hugz!

Melody Strahan said...

Adorable image! I love her flowerpot full of hearts...

On snow. I grew up in Wisconsin. The winter I turned 9 the snow was higher than I was. Somewhere around 3.5 feet I would guess. I lived in South Texas for 16 years and was living in Corpus Christi for their hundred year snow in '04. I love winter. I adore snow! Not so crazy about the ice and cold though. I live in the middle of the land of winter wheat now...central Kansas. Snow is essential for a good crop. We haven't had much snow the last few years, and less this year than anyone around here can remember. I miss the snow too. :(

Janny said...

What a beuatiful sweet card. Janny

Vickie Kertz said...

Love the coloring and the embellishments you added.

Nicky Wilcox said...

A sweet card and cute image xxx

Jan Ltc said...

Hi Holley what an adorable card she is gorgeous.
I hate the snow we haven't had any here yet (UK) we had enough last year lol! xx Jan

Josephine said...

This is so sweet - love the embellishment.

On snow, here in the south of the UK, we get snow at some time pretty much every winter, but so far we've only had rain - more in January than has been recorded for a century! I suspect what'll happen is we'll get towards spring and then get snow. It wouldn't be the first time.

Kaija said...

Gorgeous card, lovely image!
Now here's the snow, help me, I do not like at all, this is old, but so too are freezing in the winter :) I'm a chilly cat ..:)
In general, we have a hard winter and lots of snow, now there should not always be summer.
The temperature was - 20 degrees, the next week, promised zero.
Hugs Kaija<3

Susan Salyer said...

she is darling. I love the image and your coloring is awesome. Have fun.
susan s

Nikki C said...

HI Holley she is just so sweet love your colouring and the touch of ribbon framing the image looks wonderful :)
I've got lots of snow last nite it was went heavy and wet snow no good for snowballs just good for falling down if you didn't watch where you walk. I love the snow when it's not super windy out that way you can walk around and just enjoy it
Have a wonderful day
hugs Nikki

Christine said...

Holley I wish I could colour like you. Your card is darling.
Living in Canada we are used to the snow. I have lived in this country for 60 yrs. I remember getting a lot of snow, but I don't remember it being this cold for so long. The winds also have been horrid.

Lucie said...

I love this adorable card! Great work with the embellishments.

Glennis said...

Snow!! What is that!!
No, we don't get any at all where I live. It is summer here and we are having lots of lovely hot days.

Sparkly Engineer said...

your coloring and shading are very pretty and I love the image you chose.

Kaija said...

I'm back :)
Forgot to tell that I was not crazy to ski at a young age.
Every time I was on skis competitions and did very well.
My cousin was a skater girl, and she won the Insbrugin Olympic gold and silver medals for Finland.
I remember when I skied home from school so I was stopped by a man who interviewed me when the magazine's cousin won.
The great thing about a small village girl :)Hugs Kaija<3

Cathy@Stampsandscrapbooks.com said...

I always love your cards, Holley! And you can color, girl! :)

Linda W. said...

Snow? Us? Probably got a total of 90" this winter - don't know for sure. We usually hear the details in Feb. and March. Right now we have over 2 feet everywhere on the ground that's flat. BTW I love your card - you're an artist dear! Happy anniversary!!!

Anonymous said...

Love the card. Wish I had half your talent!
Nancy Dunlap Bahr

Cumbrianlass said...

Gorgeous card Holley, love all the different pinks and the lovely embellishments
Janet xxx

Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous card as always Holley, love the cute image. In the UK where I live we haven't had any snow yet.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Anonymous said...

Love your card, I especially admire your use of the Copics. Love it!

Congratulations on your continued good health.

Linda L

thinkscrap said...

Beautiful card!
I grew up in central Michigan. Pretty sure we've had snow as tall as I was as a child...thinking right abt 4 ft. I love snow...especially if I don't have to be out in it. Some of my favorite childhood memories of family time was being snowed in!

Kate M said...

sweet little image, lovely colours and design - beautiful card!
xx

cebelica said...

I love Tiddly inks images. They are so darn cute, aren't they? The one you used on your card is perfect for Valentine's day. Love it!
We usually start getting snow in December, but this year we had autumn weather til the end of January, when we finally got some snow. That was ok, but yesterday and today we had freezing rain. It caused A LOT of problems on the roads as well as in the woods etc. Lots of pepople were without electricity for the whole day and in about 70% schools around the country there won't be any classes tomorrow. I like snow in general (I guess this comes with the fact I like skiing), but I don't like to drive in the snow. We get snow every year, which is good. Nothing bites white Christmas! ;)
Hugs! xx

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

This image is adorable. Love how you embellished the card. As for snow. I currently live in the valley where there is no snow but I did grow up in the foothills. We got some snow every year. I love to watch it fall but hate clearing the walkways.

Anonymous said...

gorgeous card Holley so cute with the butterflies and buttons on love all the pink,

HelenP479 (cardmaking yahoogroup)

Cindy said...

I love when you do these girls you just bring them to life. AWESOME!

shadow said...

Love Tidy image she so cute brads and buttons great,I wish could color nice like you do.No snow here in Tacoma WA back in Kansas had least two feet of snow.Snow ok like spring fall better.
Sue C,

Kathy said...

The heaviest snow I've been in was in Michigan during my college days. The largest single snowfall was over 26 inches in 24 hours. The university removed snow an area full of soccer fields. There were still little piles left there when the spring soccer season started.

I love the card. Tiddly Ink has some of my favorite images.


Melody Dings said...

Hi Holley,
Congratulations on your surgery Anniversay.
Lovely little lady on your card.
Yes, it snows here in Lancaster, PA. Expecting 3-4 inches early Monday. I like watching it fall but hate the cleaning up and driving.
Take Care,
Melody D.

Anonymous said...

Love the button and butterfly touch. The stamp is gorgeous.
Living in Perth Western Australia, we never see snow, but sometimes a frost on the ground in winter. It is high summer now and a couple of weeks ago we had high temperatures of 44-47Celsius which equates to 113 to 118 F.... it is just too hot to cool the house down. But then it is mid Summer.
Hotter in other places of Australia.

kaye G

Cheryl said...

What a sweet card!

Anonymous said...

Love your "My Sunshine" card, image from Tiddly Inks. Great coloring job and love all the embellishments you added.
I'm a transplant in Calif. since 1972, but grew up in IN where there was plenty snow and bad weather. Remember one snow storm on April 1st and going to church all decked out in Easter apparel and boots and heavy coats. Glad I'm in Calif.
Virginia Montagna
montagnava@aol.com

Gail B said...

Here in Missouri it has been so cold and we have been getting more snow than usual. And I can do without it. I am soooo ready for spring! Your card is beautiful. The coloring is wonderful and your assortment of embellishments is just adorable.

Snoopy said...

Adorable card, Holley! We don't get much snow here ... just ice. = (

Hugs,
Snoopy :D

Linda Wickwire said...

I love this card especially the ribbon border! Love pink also!

Hugs,
Linda

Anonymous said...

Hi Holley - the most snow that I have seen is skiing. I hate driving in snow and am glad we hardly get it in austin. Audrey r in austin

Phi said...

Love your TI card. You've coloured and embellished beautifully.

Where I live we don't get snow. The coldest I've been to is Canada in January many many moons ago. I remember looking out the bedroom window one night and just admired the snow falling against the street light. A beautiful sight that I'll never forget.

Ellis said...

Beautiful card you made, I have this image too and it's so cute! Great embellishments you used! =)
Hugs, Elenor

Natalie said...

Hi Holley, very sweet card. the image is so adorable and your coloring is great!

greetings, Natalie

Shelley said...

I don't like being cold and really never get warm in the winter, so I now travel away from the snow & cold and have not seen it in 2 years. YEA! Beautiful job coloring the image.

Trish said...

Hi Holley,
Lovely card and the image is sooo cute. TFS.
I'm from Northern Ireland and we can get quite a bit of snow around this time of the year. Last November was the worst I can remember and we were totally snowed in for a week- thankfully we knew it was going to happen, so we were well prepared.
Hugs,
Trish x

Betsy said...

Such a cute card ~ Love those little Tiddly Inks girls!
Snowy and chilly here in NE Ohio. No snow today, but we do have snow predicted for mid-week, possibly heavy snow. We shall see! We're already way above normal for average snowfall for the winter!

Luvs2paint and Create said...

i live in southern ontario canada, and we have snow all the time, we have had as much as 4 ft or higher, and it is beautiful to look at if you don't have to go out in it, but i personally hate it

Larisa said...

Adorable card, Holley!

riliska said...

this girl is so cute) What a great job Holley!

Leanne said...

Oh this is adorable!

Rhonda Miller said...

Your card is so sweet. I love that image.

We've barely had more than a dusting since sometime in December. We could use a little more snow.

shadow said...

It hard to pick right card loved them ,all,I picked Hollyimg163,loved the hearts plus girl image so cute.
Suec

shadow said...

Loved the Tidy images they are cute ,nice coloring on your cards.
Sue C

Leanne said...

Snow? What snow? I live in Alaska and almost all of our snow is GONE. I've never seen anything like it. Scary. I love the snow and hope it returns. Love your card!

ShersL84bed said...

Super cute card Holley. This is a darling image. I'm always amazed to see the cards you make. :)

Love Sher

Pat said...

Oh My, I do so love Tiddly Inks! And your card showcases the image perfectly! Thanks for sharing!
As far as snow totals, I fell in love with it when I was eight and CHicago saw an honest-to-goodness blizzard. I remember afterwards the weather shot up and started melting the top lkayer of snow (reaching over three feet) and then the temps dropped, forming a crust! My sister and I could walk ON TOP of the snow and touch the top of our garage, step over the top bar of our swingset and if the stairs hadn't been shoveled, opened the back door and stepped into the house without going up the seven steps leading up to it!
Three feet is the most I've seen in one storm, but this year we have three feet that has accumulated over the last month. Big smilers, unless I havew to drive during the snowfall. Then I'm whiny!

Brooke said...

She's adorable Holley.
hugs,
Brooke

Kim said...

Us Austinites don't do too well with colder weather do we?!!! I am so ready for a little warmer weather (45-50 degrees). I don't want our heat waves to start too early ! Love the cute card.

Susan T. said...

I am constantly amazed at how good your painting is! Her hair looks like it has highlights. Gorgeous.

Judith Perry said...

I don't like snow - mainly because I don't like cold. Now if snow came with 60 degree weather .... I live in Tracy, CA and it doesn't snow here - we get HOT here in the summer though.

Brooke said...

Holley she's a real cutie. And I love how you colored her.
hugs,
Brooke

bissecat said...

Beatiful little girl.lovely image.you card is great.

lora said...

Oh, the butterflies on this card are so beautiful. I love your colouring and the image is cute)))

Hlora said...

Aww, such a pretty image and sooo beautifully coloured. Just yummy.

Avril Ann said...

Morning Holley, I only like snow on a Christmas card...my walking stick just does not cope....love this card hun, love the image and your detail, awesome as ever hun xxx

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

Hi hun great job love it xxx Re the snow question I have to agree with Avril too my stick and legs don t agree with it either - have a great day x

Laine said...

Such a sweet creation Holley. We have been lucky so far, no snow as yet this year, lots of rain and unfortunately lots of flooding. Spring will soon be sprung.
Laine
xx

Andree said...

A gorgeous card. I love the sweet image and your embellishments.
The only time I like snow is on Christmas cards x

Tracy said...

This is gorgeous, I love Tiddly inks images xxx

Debbie Fisher said...

Wow Holley this is gorgeous love the image & the colours xxx

Ardilla said...

Great card, love theimage and the buttons!!!

I live in Central Asia for the last 15 years, so I had enough snow already. Now, for the last 5 days is snowing and the masx T° is -15°C the last three day. Brrrrrrrr.........

Stay warm!
Ardilla :)

Priyakumar said...

beautiful card. lovely coloring.

Priyakumar said...

beautiful card. lovely coloring.

Priyakumar said...

beautiful card. lovely coloring.

Nancy Jensen said...

You have so many cute valentines day cards! Thanks for sharing!

cathy said...

Unfortunately, we are having our 7th snow day of the year. We don't usually get this much snow.

Maroeska said...

Oooh, I love Tiddly Inks! Wryn is so cute especially with this flower. Nice take on the image, with beautiful embellishments. Have a nice week!

Roberta Swisher said...

Yes! It snows here in Indiana!! We just got 7.5" last night. In fact, this is the 4th snowiest winter on record...and it isn't over yet.
I do like to watch the snow but really dislike dealing with it.
Another adorable card today! Love that image.

grandmalee said...

I'm originally from Ohio, so snow was second nature to us. In the blizzard of '78, I remember all 4 foot of snow we had in less than 24 hours. The National Guard had to dig our road out. I went to work my 12 hour shift and couldn't get home for four days. My employer put us up in a hotel, and while we were there, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir blessed us with a mini concert in exchange for feeding the choir. Even though I live in Colorado now, most of the snow we get is gone by the end of the day because of the sun melting it due to us being over 6,000' in elevation.

Faye said...

I love how you colored the image. -3 here this morning with a storm on the way. Winter is here with a vengeance.

Stacy H-W said...

I live in las vegas so we don't get a lot of snow here. Most snow I've been in was on a road trip where they closed the highways and we were lucky to get a tiny Motel 6 room. It was about 1 foot of snow. Miserable experience!

Sweet card!!

scrappymo! said...

I lived the the Kootenay area of British Columbia, Canada when I was first married. The shoveled sidewalks were 5 feet high at the stacked snow part. Most I saw fall at once was three feet overnight!

scrappymo! said...

Me again...for got to say that this is a pretty image and loving the colours and pretty butterfly!

kai wong said...

I lived in Vancouver, British Columbia years ago and the most snowfall I saw was when we had a rare snowstorm that stranded quite a number of cars and stopped the buses running for a little while. Having said that, about 5 years previous to that storm was another snowstorm that left us with a beautiful white and serene Christmas morning hush that I miss so much now that I'm living in hot, humid, and insect-ridden tropical Asia.

kai wong said...

And again, I think you do such an awesome job with your rads especially the colouring! Sorry accidentally hit the post key before I was done. :)

kai wong said...

Aaaaahhh! Cards not rads...

Karenladd said...

Goodness, this card is so adorable! I will have to scrap lift the idea for my grand-daughter's Valentine card!