Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge - Snowmen

I can't believe it's already two weeks since my first DT post for the Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge. Today there is a new challenge, and the theme is Snowmen. So hop over to the Holly Jolly blog to check out the inspiration from the amazing DT.  This week the challenge sponsors are The Stamping Boutique and Bugaboo Stamps, who are giving away great prizes to the winners. Congrats to the winner of the previous challenge, Anything Goes.

For today's card I have used Bugaboo's stamp Winter trio with the adorable snowmen and penguin. I coloured the image with Copics. I matted the image onto purple stripy paper which I think matches the scarves of the snowmen. I created the background using a stencil and Tim Holtz distress inks. I created the little snowflake ornament by die cutting two different snowflakes using my new All Occasion Dies from blue cardstock. I triple-embossed the snowflakes using clear and holographic embossing powder, attached them on top of each other and finished it with a gem in the middle. I got the inspiration for this from this amazing card by Karren over at Stamping Stuff. It was a bit time consuming, but well worth the effort in my completely unbiased opinion, hehe. 

I'm entering the card in the following challenges:
The Glory of Christmas challenge - Snowmen
CHNC challenge extra for October - anything goes
Crimbo Crackers - anything goes
Sweet Stampin' Christmas - Snowflakes

Cardstock: Craft UK kraft card, Hobbycraft 160 gsm white card, coloured 240 gsm kraft card in purple grape, Hobbycraft Three shades of blue 160 gsm cardstock
Paper: Stampin' Up Patterns Stack Brights collection
Stamps: Digi stamp Bugaboo Winter Trio, Dovecraft 'Tis the Season S'Jingle
Ink: Tim Holtz distress inks Broken China, Chipped Sapphire, Dusty Concord and Salty Ocean, Tsukineko Versamark
Colouring: Copics B00, B04, B06, B41, B45, E34, E39, R20, R24, R43 R46, V04, V09, Y19
Other: All Occasion Dies snowflakes, Imagination Crafts Snowflake Frenzy stencil, Ranger Fine Detail Clear Embossing powder, Papermania Holographic embossing powder, Ranger Ice Stickles Crystal Ice, Papermania Adhesive Gems Capsule Aqua


Linda Anderson said...

Absolutely adorable Karola!! Love your stenciled background and sweet image. And I'm with you girlfriend, that is one stunning snowflake embellie!!


Jackie said...

This is such a cute card! I love the image, your coloring & that gorgeous snowflake!!!
DT Sis Jackie

Cindy van Oorschot said...

Great card Karola, love the colors, and how you did the greeting and that cute snowflake.

sweet art designs said...

Adorable! Love everything from the background, the die cuts, to colouring....Thank you for sharing with us at the Glory of Christmas. - Myrna DT

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering The Glory of Christmas challenge 44 with your lovely card, Hazel , Glory of Christmas DT - thanks also for entering this into my CHNC challenge extra for October hope to see you again soon. x

Gail said...

I adore the image and you coloring is fabulous. GREAT papers and embellishments, too. Thanks for joining us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'! Hugs, Gail

Marilyn said...

These little snow people are so, soooo cute!
Thank you for joining us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin’, good luck in the challenge and I hope you will be back again.

Helen said...

A really great, fun card.

Thanks for joining us at The Glory of Christmas challenge.

Helen x

Rose said...

So glad you joined us for our CHNC extra challenge this month with this wonderful creation!!
Hope to see you back for our next challenge :)