Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Holly Jolly - Snowmen

Baby, it's starting to get cold outside. If not cold, then at least dark. After the clocks going back this weekend, I won't manage to see daylight while at home during the week. It's dark when I leave and dark when I come back. Let's hope there will be some snow at some point, at least it makes everything seem a bit lighter!  With days cold and dark, theres no distractions like enjoying the great outdoors. So what better than barricading yourself into your craft room with a huge mug of hot chocolate and finish those last Christmas cards you need (because playing along with us over at Holly Jolly all year has obviously helped you finish most already!)

Our new challenge over at Holly Jolly is Snowmen. What a perfect theme to get into the Christmas card creating spirit! Or Christmas tags, or any other Christmas related crafting. Pop over to Holly Jolly to see what the other ladies of the DT have created to inspire you. Our generous sponsors this time are Stitchy Bear, All Dressed Up Stamps and Crafty Sentiments Designs

For my card I used a Crafty Sentiments Designs digi called Snowman Frame, which I coloured with Copics. I created the background by stamping snowflakes from the Stampin' Up Endless Wishes stamp set in Versamark and embossed in clear powder. I used multiple blue Tim Holtz distress inks to ink the background. I die cut the Merry Christmas using a Lawn Fawn die, and heat embossed a sentiment from the Penny Black All Is Bright set in white onto dark blue card. Then all that was needed was to assemble it all, matting on blue card and adhering onto a square white card.

I would like to link up with the following challenges:
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra - Anything Goes
Christmas Card Challenges - Anything Goes
52 Christmas Card Throwdown - Emboss Resist
Hiding In My Craft Room - Any Holiday
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
Simply Create Too - Baby It's Cold Outside
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Throwback (pick any previous challenge; I picked two, December 2014 Holiday cards and January 2014 Blues)

Card: 300 gsm white card, Vanguard VA020 Marine Blue, Hobbycraft 160 gsm white card, coloured 240 gsm card navy
Stamps: Crafty Sentiments Designs digi Snowman Frame, Stampin' Up Endless Wishes, Penny Black All Is Bright
Colouring: Copics
Ink: Versamark, Tim Holtz Distress inks Broken China, Mermaid Lagoon, Blueprint Sketch, Chipped Sapphire
Other: Ranger clear embossing powder, Papermania Seafoam White embossing powder, Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles dies, Merry Christmas boder die


Maura said...

Love your sweet snowman! the blue background is lovely and makes the snowman stand out. Thanks for joining us in the throwback challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge this week!

Paper Lily Leaf said...

Fantastic background and a gorgeous snowman! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT, April x

Unknown said...

Beautiful christmas card and cute snowman..
Thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar Challenge and good luck.


JoAnn said...

Cute snowman and a great background. Thanks so much for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges.

Deborah Frings said...

I love the inked up background allowing the snowflakes to pop. Such a cute little snowman too! Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!

Fabiola said...

super chou Karola, le fond embossé est superbe et ce bonhomme dee neige adorable, merci de jouer avec nous chez 52CCT, biz

Tanja said...

love the cute snowman and the beautiful blue snowflake background - thanks for sharing your project at the 52 CCT

LauraEva said...

Oh my!! That is the perfect Christmas card--i adore it! Thank you for joining us over on the HIMCR blog!

Marsha Reed said...

Wonderful card! Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges. Marsha DT @ SCCC