It turns out last week's snowfall was only a preview of the coming attraction. It started snowing early yesterday afternoon and kept right up all through the night. So while all of my lovely American friends are feasting on turkey and pumpkin pie, we Canadians are shoveling and scrambling to get our snow tires on. I think we'd better pick our parsnips and winter squash while we can still find them.
Oh well. This too shall pass... in five, six or seven months. In Atlantic Canada we have two seasons: Winter and Almost Winter. Ha! It's not really that bad, but when you are sometimes wearing your winter coat from October to May, it sometimes feels like it.
But the very best part of winter is Christmas. And snow on the pines and rooftops does put me into a holiday mood. Who knows? Maybe I will even bake something.
In the meantime, I am cooking up some Christmas in my craft room with a growing supply of one-of-a-kind Christmas cards. I find challenges give me a lot of inspiration. They springboard my creativity.
Anne Fenton and Sandi Huggett have been offering their digital art over at The Outlawz in their new "Creative Freebie Challenge". I used one of Sandi's images to make this card. It is the little Christmas girl. I snipped up a white feather to make the fluff for her hat.
I also used a Christmas tree image by Diane's Digital Designs and an angel by Sharon Bennett. The inside verse is one of my own and you can pick it up on the Christmas Sentiments page on my sidebar.
Finally, I want to wish all of my American friends a blessed and lovely Thanksgiving holiday. And if you go out shopping tomorrow, try to not get trampled.
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Delightful Challenges - red & green
Hannah & Friends - red & another color
Moving Along With the Times - ribbons & bows
Pals Paper Arts - pearls
Shelly's Images - green & red