How's The Weather?

How's the weather out in your neck of the neighbourhood today?
Here in Manitoba, Canada we have been having a mixed bag of strange weather.  The other day we had a storm watch, a thunderstorm warning, a blowing snow warning and a wind warning all in effect at once....and it really did do all of the above.  A friend in the neighbouring town did say she actually heard thunder.  I know it rained quite hard for a period of time during the night and we had some nasty winds and snowfall as well.  I've never seen or experienced weather like this.  And for the last few days, we have been having unseasonably warm weather.  We bounce from +3 degrees  Celsius and thawing ice and snow to the next day being -25 degrees Celsius with a windchill of -42.  It's just crazy!

Well, enough chit chat about the weather...and on with our new challenge over at {Pin}spirational Challenges.  Wait until you see the cute pic we have for your {pin}spiration this week...



Aren't they adorable!
I loved their decor...and I have used their picture on the wall and their couch for my inspiration.  I knew I would have paper to match the sofa, and I just loved the snowy scene in the framed picture on their wall.  I found a cute design over at TLC Creations and decided to turn this into a card.  The penguin was in a frame which was perfect to mimic the portrait on the wall.  I colored up the image with my Spectrum Noir markers (still practicing!), and then decided to add some sequins for some sparkle.  I thought it turned out pretty cute!
Take a look see...


Now, take another look at that cute little picture again and create a card with what elements pop into your sight first. It's such fun...and I so enjoy visiting your entries to see what has inspired you!
And don't forget, we have some awesome prizes from some awesome sponsors this week...

 Scribbles

offering 3 digis to one lucky winner...

...and

Aurora Wings

offering one lucky winner $10 worth of digis!
 
Lastly, be sure to check out the other fantastic creations the {Pin}spirational DT has created to jump start your creative juices!  Enjoy creating!

Until next time...

This card has been shared in the following challenges...
Lia Stampz..."Color Scheme/Picture Challenge"
613 Avenue Create..."Anything Goes/Winter Blues"
One Stitch at a Time..."Use a Digi"
Robyn's Fetish..."Winter Card"
Created with Love..."Winged Things"
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog..."Use Blue"
Paper Makeup Stamps Digi Challenges..."Snowflakes"
MilkCoffee Challenges..."Monochromatic"
The Cutie Pie Challenge Blog..."January Blues"
Melonheadz Friends..."Winter Fun"
Stamp and Create..."Winter Wonderland"

27 comments

Ingrid Mason said...

Oh dear you are going through it weather wise this winter Tracey. Here in the UK we are having a relatively mild winter but we are getting rain, rain and yet more rain which is causing flooding issues in some parts of the country. Keep warm and if you do have to go outdoors, please keep safe. xx

I love your card, and you have been inspirational in replicating the elements in your given picture so beautifully. You've also given this card a very chilly feel about it with the snowflakes and sparkly frost embellishments.

Thank you for sharing this lovely card in our challenge this week. Ingrid xx ( OSAAT Team )

Denise Goeldner said...

Cute card, lovely designed and coloured. Thanks so much for joining us over at Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog, good luck and hope to see you next time
~ Denise DT ~

Nancy said...

You're in Manitoba? Did I know that? For some reason I was thinking you were in Ontario...Oops! lol We've had the same weather "issues" here!
I'm so happy to see that you've linked up with us at Lia Stampz! Your card is fabulous, my friend! That penguin is so sweet. I think I saw him walking down my street yesterday! lol :o)

Emily Thubbron said...

We have had some crazy weather here to in Pennsylvania. It's been very warm to freezing cold all within a 24 hour time frame. It's crazy. I love your penguin card. That image from pintrest is so dang cute. I love how you matched to sofa. Thanks for sharing your winter card with us at Melonheadz Friends.

~Em~
DT

Nance E Salkeld said...

Hi Tracey! We've had some interesting weather here in NC. 10 days ago we had 86 mph winds that blew tree limbs onto our car causing a good bit of damage! I'm still hoping we will get at least one nice snowfall this winter but I don't know. My hubs and I grew up farther north in U.S. (michigan and WV) and miss having some snow every winter. Last big snow we had here in NC in 2010.

Now --- I loooove your card! So adorable! Cute, cute, cute! Have a wonderful week and stay warm up there! Nance (fellow DT)

Marsha said...

You thought right - it turned out really cute. Like the sentiment vertical. Thanks for taking the digi makeover challenge at Paper Makeup Stamps.

Lisa Winnard said...

Lovely card.Thanks for playing along @ One Stitch At A Time. Lisa OSAAT DT

Hazel said...

Weather is miserable here in Northern England but not too bad for winter! Take care. I love your card and the explanation given as to how you designed it. Super penguin. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Hazel x

Sarah said...

Thank you for sharing your blue creation with us at The Cutie Pie Challenge, that is such a lovely penguin!! Sarah-J

Chris Hanselman said...

Love the sentiment...the angle of it. Great card. Love the colors. Thanks for joining our Winged Things Challenge at Created With Love Challenges

~~Chris
Co-Owner
Created with Love Challenges

Pam MacKay said...

Love the design of your cute card and the penguin image is fantastic! Thanks for joining CWLC this week!

Jane Savage said...

Love how the penquin is peeking round the frame. Tracey. Great card! Thank you for joining us at both the Cutie Pie & MilkCoffee Challenges. Jane xx

Marlene Atkinson said...

A cute card. Thank you for joining us at Robyns Fetish challenge. Marlene

Barbara Thompson said...

Tracey, What a cute penguin card! Great outside border and coloring! Thanks for playing this week at 613 Avenue Create!

craftin-dawn said...

great card! love the penguin! Thanks for joining us this week at Created With Love Challenges for our Winged Things Challenge!
DawnD

crafty-stamper said...

great card love the penguin and bling-thanks for joining us at OSAAT
Carol DT x

The Gov. said...

Just adorable! Thanks for joining us on the Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Oh my goodness! What a cute CUTE card!

Katelyn said...

Very cute! I love the embellishments.
Artsy-Arts

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

What a wonderful creation. Of course I love it 'cuz of the penguins, but also 'cuz it's just lovely. The weather here in Southern Ontario has been crazy too with colder than normal temps (-35 C right now with high winds...just lovely - NOT). Your card cheered me up for sure.

Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week. Good luck. Hope to see you again soon.

Lynn, OSAAT DT

Tracey said...

Hi Tracey in Winnipeg, this is Tracey in Thunder Bay, Ontario; your card is awesome!! Love your colours and that super cute image. We haven't had the warnings you guys have, but sure is cold here; brrrr. Thanks for playing along with us this week at OSAAT, hope to see you back again soon.
Hugs, Tracey (DT)

Zella said...

Tracey, your card is ADORABLE!!!!! Love the colors....as always your card is a masterpiece!!!!

Jennie - The Crafty Wife said...

Thank you for joining us at OSAAT with your super cute penguin card. Penguins are perfect for winter cards and this one has been coloured beautifully. Jennie x

Wynn Walton said...

Great card Tracey.....I loved reading your creative thought process. When I was reading your 'weather report ' I was thinking you must have some English blood in you as we too are always talking about the weather.....even when living here in Cyprus lol where I have to add that the weather is mild for the time of year but storms will be around the corner in February and they can be very scary. Hugs Wynn xx

M said...

I love the vertical sentiment and the cute penguin. Great card. Marina

Shar said...

So cute! Love the layout design, and the images are all adorable. Thanks for playing along with us at Melonheadz Friends.

Marianne said...

Hello Winnipeg, this is Ontario! Your card is adorable and I wanted to thank you for sharing it with us at Lia Stampz!

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