Monday, November 23, 2015

The Challenge #52 Theme Challenge: Make a Christmas Card!

We're coming into my favorite card making time of year!  The Challenge's Theme inspiration photo is of a beautiful banister all decked out for the season ...


... you'd think I'd get all feminine and fancy - but no, I've been inspired to use a favorite paper, and go a bit graphic today:

 
The snowflakes were a given, considering my view through my Two Acre Wood today!  Yes, folks, it is Wintery today!
 
 
What part of our Theme photo will inspire you all this week?  I look forward to seeing your cards - definitely more than this white stuff! 
 
=]  Michele


31 comments:

~amy~ said...

Super awesome and Brrrrrrrr

Kim Heggins said...

Your photo of your sweet two acre wood is just as beautiful as your sweet card! Please send some of your wonderful little snowflakes my way!

TK said...

Your graphic card is awesome, second is that beautiful winter scene you have -- I love beautiful white snow before everyone drives, sands, walks, etc on it!!!

Cat Craig said...

I love the first few snows of the season. Your view is gorgeous as is your snowy festive card. Fabulous take on the inspiration photo.

donna mikasa said...

Oh my! I got a bit of frostbite just looking out your window!! So beautiful!! And your card is Christmasy, graphic, perfect!

Susi Kelly said...

Perfect card to match a lovely, wintery "woods" scene, Michele.

sandie said...

Love that woodgrain paper and ho, Ho combo! And boy it is snowy there!

LeAnne said...

Oh, I just LOVE this!!! I am a wee bit jealous of your white stuff, I wouldn't mind having just a little bit!!! Both the card and your scenery are beautiful!

Jeanne J said...

Awww.. look at those poor chairs in the snow.. I can only imagine how many times during the summer they would call you outside... now alone and abandoned! Gosh it's so pretty though isn't it? Your card is clever as always!~ I know I can always find something beautiful and unique here.

cm said...

Look at you *go go go* with your brilliant 'focused on the little details of the stair case' ho ho ho card! Innovative, my friend! Very much so! Your Two Acre Woods: so pretty with the dusting of snow. I'll bring my boots, mittens, scarf and down coat; let's go for a stroll!
Hugs~c

Notes by Nina said...

Great card Michele, I love the design you have created.

Nance E Salkeld said...

Fabulous card as always, Michele! Your winter photo is beautiful too. I'm not ready for it yet though here in NC. Have a fabulous week!

Lisa said...

I would say that you've captured the inspiration photo AND you view perfectly!! GREAT card Michele, love the polka dot bow!! I thought of you when I saw the weather reports over the last few days. We did get a single flake!!

Lisa said...

Didn't...didn't get a single flake!!

Diane Jaquay said...

I LOVE everything about this card, AWESOME work!!!

Inkyfingers said...

What a fabulous and evocative take on the inspiration photo! Fabulous job. Xx

Maria Rodriguez said...

Hello Michelle, I love your take on this challenge, your card is a beautiful mixture of the inspiration photo and your lovely wintry scene view from your house.
Thank you for sharing.
Hugs,
Maria.

Petra Swart said...

Your card is fabulous and your view is so WOW - how the boys would love it to look like that over here during winter!!!!
Have a wonderful day and stay warm!!!!
Hugz

Leigh Penner said...

I love this!

Kristie Goulet said...

LOVE your graphic card, Michele! So perfect.
Beautiful photo of your yard but makes me cold just looking at it. I know it is coming our way soon.

maria f. said...

Two wonderful photos! Cool card and lovely backyard.

Bobby said...

Graphic is good, especially with that woodgrain background, Michele. We have the snow but the view is not quite as good as your two ace woods.

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

Oh, Michele, I don't know what I like more your gorgeous card with lovely bow or outside scene :)

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous Christmas card, Michele! There's nothing like woodgrain and white to make your red die cut pop on this card! Fabulous, as always!

Michelle said...

I love your card and I love your view! I so wish we got snow here in Brisbane. I'm sweltering in 36 degree heat, I'd be happier in sub-zero, especially with snow on offer. ;-)

Anita in France said...

Oh my, your two acre wood is magical, Michele (if a little brrrrr!) ... and what a stunning card ... the red and white really pop against that cool woodgrain! Hugs, Anita :)

Joyce said...

Wow--I cannot believe what is in your backyard. You should see mine--all practically dead grass. Love your card, especially your ho ho ho banner. that is a great idea.

Claire Broadwater said...

Michele, this winter wonderland is GORGEOUS! I love your photo and your beautiful card! XX

Miriam Prantner said...

Love that paper you chose for the background, what a great graphic nature it gives.

Deepti said...

Fabulous design! Love how it matches the winter scene :)

Marybeth said...

This is a fun design and I love the pop of red!!!! Oh my gosh that photograph is soooo pretty ! Enjoy the snow,I could look that all day!