January 22, 2015

MM #142 and FMS #170

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Another Christmas card for 2015!

The theme at Merry Monday this week is to create a card with houses on it. The perfect excuse to pull out my Simon Says Stamps Village dies. I have been on a bit of a white or white kick lately, I love the fresh clean feel. I used the newest sketch from Freshley Made Sketches loosely for my design. I added snow using the Simon Says snowflake stencil and embossing paste after I had the snowbanks in place. I would not recommend doing it that way, a bit tricky. The trees were coloured with Copics.


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I am also submitting this to the Simon Says Stamps Flickr Group Challenge Spots n Dots.





The moment I first visited Darnell's blog I noticed that she would welcome her new followers! I always thought it was such a nice gesture and I have found many new blogs through Darnell. Lately I have been getting some new followers and I wonder if I should be doing the same. It is always a rush to see that someone is interested enough in what you are creating to join you so they can see more.  Usually I go and visit the blogs of my new followers and often end up following them back. What do you do when you get a new follower?

Although I don't think I could ever be as thorough as Darnell in greeting guests, she is amazing! I do think I can start welcoming  my new followers, especially when I see how far some of them have traveled.

This week welcome...

Sid from the UK
Patti
Becca

Have a great day!

54 comments :

Kath said...

A fabulous CAS card - I love the village dies.
Kath x

Lisa Lara said...

So beautiful Tracey. I love all the beautiful white.

Cindy Lovell said...

What a beautiful card,Tracey!! I love the white on white with the pop of green!!
Thank you so much for joining us at FMS!!
I really like the idea of welcoming the new followers!!!

Lynn said...

Love your white on white...the pop of green is perfect Tracey. I tend to pop over and look at my new followers too and quite often follow back. I will admit though I have not been as good lately! Busy!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I love love love this!! I loveeeee those little trees and the houses!! And new followers are always great!! I love meeting and visiting new peeps!!!!!

richardbreaks said...

So great, Tracey. Love the way you interpreted the sketch.

~amy~ said...

Love this...awesome pops of green!

Kristie Goulet said...

LOVE your houses and all that white, Tracey! Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday! xx

Annette Allen said...

aww what a sweet card.. i love those little houses..awesome designing..

Teresa Doyle said...

oh, this card is beautiful. I love tone on tone. Great job.

Alanna said...

Your card is super cute. I love the fun scene. I also welcome my new followers. I started a few months ago doing that. Can't remember why. Maybe it was Darnell? Anyways I think it's fun to do.

I Card Everyone said...

Breathtaking!!! Oh I want to play with those again now, too!
=] M

Maria said...

A beautiful scene with wonderful snowy background! And, love the dies for this Christmas card done for 2015...good for you!:-)

Happy Dance said...

Love white on white. It's so crisp and clean; makes my brain happy. And the little pops of green - perfect! Very sweet card Tracey. I think it's nice to welcome new followers. If I ever get caught up, maybe I'll follow suit. Hope your head is good. Bev

Jingle said...

This is gorgeous! Absolutely beautiful all around design!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, what a lovely scene you've created, Tracey!

KayM said...

Oh Tracey this is so pretty!! I just love all the white on white with the bit of green in the trees!! LOVE!!

Katie Melhus said...

This is so gorgeous Tracey, totally clean and fresh goodness here! Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday!

Joyce said...

I just love your falling snow and house scene. I think I have those dies coming my way, but can't remember if they ended up inside or outside of my latest cart. I'm also loving your white on white look. It makes the green that much more striking. If I could figure out how to know who my followers were and when they were new, I'd want to welcome them as well.

Becca Cruger said...

Such a sweet card - so crisp, clean and wintry! Thanks for the welcome! I'm very glad I "found" you.

Kara said...

great winter scene!

Deepti said...

This is awesome! I love the pop of green :)

Jen Mitchell said...

I love your snowy village! And the pop from the green trees is a great contrast!

Marcia HIll said...

LOVE your almost all white card Tracey! Everything about it is just perfect...well done! :0)

Bonnie said...

This is so pretty, Tracey! Love all the white with the pop of green in the trees! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

Nancy said...

I think your card is wonderful Tracey....and love your idea of welcoming new followers!!

Lisa said...

Sigh.....this is such a special card. LOVE it to bits Tracey!!

carol (krillsister) said...

Gorgeous card. Love all the white. The embossed background is perfect.

Nancy Thomas said...

Clean,simple, crisp and beautiful!

Janeen said...

Great little.scene

Sharron said...

Beautful! Love all the white with the green trees! Those dies are so wonderful--think I need to order a village!!

Cat Craig said...

Oh this is just so lovely. So clean and pure with just the pops of green. Fantastic card!

Anja Curvers said...

Awesome card Tracey.

Susangail Powell said...

LOVE, this. All that white with a pop of green and the texture and the layout - LOVE it ALL!!

Barb Ghig said...

I love how you played with the white-on-white to create such a beautiful winter wonderland, Tracey! Love the pop of green, too!

Linda said...

Love the clean fresh look of this card and how you placed the houses. I always have trouble with the placement in snow banks.

Amy O said...

This is just gorgeous! I love the white on white, and the stenciled snow is fabulous. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Bobby said...

This looks wonderful, Tracey. I want to use this set, if I have time, to make a card for MM. It's the only houses I have.

Ren L said...

Hi Tracey,
This card is beautiful. Somehow the design is really calming and soothing. Love it!
Ren

Sid said...

Fab card and thanks so much for the mention !!

Deborah Frings said...

Really crisp and clean! Love the textured snow and the way the trees really pop! Great card!

Anita in France said...

White on white deliciousness, Tracey ... the pop of colour is wonderful! I too was inspired by Darnell to welcome followers with a visit, shout out and usually a follow on Feedly ... I'm a bit behind though at the moment (story of my life!!). Anita :)

Jilly said...

Lovely card xx

cm said...

A stunning, crisp wintry wonderland, punctuated with the sweet green trees and the houses that evoke a sense of a warm, welcoming neightbourhood. I'd like to move into the one on the top left, and I'll claim the third floor as my crafting space! Acknowledging your new followers - only more evidence of what a sweetheart you are!
Hugs~c

Jinny Newlin said...

What a beautiful, snowcapped scene! Love those crisp, green trees!

Kim Heggins said...

Love your card and those amazing little houses (I had to order them tonight). This is just so sweet and I can not wait to have my very own. You are so sweet to welcome you new visitors...you are the best.

Ginger said...

Beautiful card!

Wendy said...

Beautiful card, Tracy! Love the pretty scene you created with those cute houses! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Monday! :)

Notes by Nina said...

Fabulous card Tracey, I love the clean look. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

Linda said...

I love this!!! White on white is always a classic and I love the touch of green. xx

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Stunning! A total winner in my book!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Merry Monday.

Deanne :)

Sandi said...

How amazing is this!!! Love the white on white and the pop of green!

Jen Timko said...

I just love every detail! Adorable scene!! So glad you joined us this week at FMS!

Lindsey said...

I really do have to get some sleep, but I can't help myself....I just keep scrolling through your cards. I love them all! I remember when you posted this one on Facebook. It caught my eye immediately. Love it.