Monday, September 23, 2013

Let it snow ... let it snow ... let it snow!


Hi everyone.  It's Monday and time for the next Merry Monday Challenge! :)  Today it's a theme challenge :)




I just love this little guy from Bugaboo.  I printed him out a few times, fussy cut the whole image and then paper pieced his jacket, scarf, nose and an extra layer of his feet! :)  I ripped two layers of white card stock for the snow and added dazzling diamonds to the top for some shine (hard to see in photo - sorry about that!).  I also added some dazzling diamonds to the snowball he's holding ... looks like he's ready for a snowball fight!! :)

The background is Pool Party card stock ... I simply stamped two sizes of snowflake stamps randomly in Whisper White ink.  Then I loaded a toothbrush with water and Whisper White re-inker and splattered more "falling snow" over top.  I finished the card by adding a simple sentiment ... and some knotted twine with a snowflake die (also covered in dazzling diamonds).

I had so much fun making this card and I was smiling the whole time ... :)

Edited to Add:  I'm going to enter this in the Pixie's Crafty Snippets Playground #91 ... I used lots of little snippets for the paper piecing! :)


Here's a close-up:





Stamps:  Lil Snowman (Bugaboo); Holiday Cheer - snowflakes (Hero Arts), Snowman Sayings (Amy R)
Paper:  White (C.C. Designs); Snap Life (Simple Stories); Old Olive, Pool Party (SU!)
Ink:  Whisper White, Basic Black (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, Smal Snowflakes die (Impression Obsession), dazzling diamonds, Square Lattice embossing folder (Sizzix for SU!), toothbrush, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Caribbean twine (The Twinery), glue, adhesives, and dimensionals



I hope I've inspired you to check out the challenge on Lesley's blog (Always Playing with Paper), and also see the fabulous cards made by the rest of the Design Team.  Come and join in the fun!!




39 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh-He is gogeous Loll! Fabulous paper piecing and I love the background you have made-perfect!
Nessa xx

Lesley said...

Love the texture on his scarf and the other paper piecing you did, Loll. That pretty snowflake paper in the background is perfect!! Love that sweet snowman!

Anonymous said...

Ahh, Loll, just catching up after being away. You have been a busy bee! Love all the cards and this snowman is darling. You have been going to town on Christmas cards and I love it.

Donna Przybylowski said...

Loll, he is an adorable snowman, and the card you made with him is so cute, just love it,. I really enjoy all of your cards!! Thanks for sharing with us.
Hugs
Donna

Karen B said...

This little guy is so cute Loll, it's no wonder you had a smile on your face when making this card. Fabulous.

Hugs.

Karen x

Susan said...

What an adorable little snowman! A great Christmas card for a child!

Valerie said...

Gorgeous snowman Loll, love the paper piecing:)
Val x

Karen Aicken said...

AACK - this little snowman is ADORABLE! Especially done with the paper-piecing. What a totally sweet card.
Cheers, Karen

shirley-bee said...

Aww, gorgeous snowman, Loll! I love the twine/snowflake embellishment.

Stamps and Paper said...

Such a happy little snowman, love your paper piecing and his embossed scarfe...a super Christmas card Loll

Anne

MaryH said...

He's just a real cutie & loved the paper piecing to make him sparkle & shine. I can easily see why you were smiling as you created him. He's so cheery & neat texture on his scarf too. Great card. TFS

Lea Brawn said...

Oh your snowman is fab loll...what an absolute cutie! A great Christmas card.
Love Lea x

Wendy said...

Oh my! This snowman card has got to be the cutest, Loll!! Love the polka dots on his coat and the embossed scarf. Such a fun card!! :)

Anonymous said...

He's such a sweetie, Loll ... I love his warm cosy textured scarf ... and I shared your 'making him' smile as I was reading about him! Anita :)

Karen D said...

Your snowman is adorable Loll.I would love to see the actual card to greater appreciate the work you have put into it. The torn snow is wonderful.

Barb Ghig said...

Love your snowman with his cute polka-dot shirt and the texture on his scarf is so sweet! Such a pretty winter scene, too!

Marie B. said...

This little guy IS cute! I really like how you paper pieced him! You are so good at that! :)

Marybeth said...

Loll this little guy is way too cute...love him. Great fussy cutting too! I love doing that. Fun card!

Bonnie said...

What a cute snowman and I love how you've paper pieced him! And that subtle snow falling in the background, the twine and snowflake add extra pizzazz! Love that sentiment too!

scrappymo! said...

Love;y Christmascard...He is a cute little fellow...made even cuter by all the piecing that you have done on him.

Di said...

Hi Loll

Oh, what a cutie! Love this card, and the paper piecing is great - especially the embossed scarf - presumably just knitted by his Mum?

Hugs, Di xx

Karen M said...

LOVE your cute snowman loll - what an adorable card:) Thankyou for your beautiful comments on my blog today - I am blessed to have such a sweet friend in you - hugs xx

Cathy said...

Gorgeous snowman Loll, he's got me smiling too :) Cathy x

Notes by Nina said...

Very cute card Loll, I love your adorable snowman with his paper pieced coat and scarf.

Karen Harris said...

Awwww! Your snowman is adorable. Love the card.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Another adorable and perfectly pieced snippets card, Lolly!! I love that crooked carrot nose! Someone he is playing snowball fights with sure had a good aim!! Hugs, Dolly

Deepti said...

This is so adorable, I love ur paper piecing :) brilliant scene

Nonni said...

Your snowy sky is gorgeous and all the elements of this card all just wonderful. He is so cute in his jacket and scarf! I hope they don't warm him up so much that he would melt... :)

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

What a super-cute card Loll. I love this adorable snowman and your perfect paper-piecing - the textured scarf is brilliant!
Hope you're having a happy week - hugs, Sylvia xxx

Patti said...

Oh my, what a fun little guy. Love your card.

Mrs A. said...

He is a little sweetie. I love the bugaboo digi ranges. Hugs Mrs a.

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

WOW - this snowman is such a cutie! Great paper piecing and lovely background.

Hugs
Sarn xxx

Benzi said...

Oh, just adorable!!! There is nothing better than a snowman to make a card with...as far as I'm concerned, anyway. I'll probably have to get this little guy.

LeAnne said...

Just adorable....what a little cutie!

Karren said...

This is such a cute snowman and you have showcased him beautifully, Loll.

Debs Willis said...

What a cute snowman, and his jacket is adorable!
Hugs
Debs x

the primitive country bug said...

Your card is just darling and so is that snowman image!! ~ Birgit

artful-notions said...

Loll, your snowman is the cutest! Your piecing just makes him come alive!

Susan Joyce said...

Love the paper piercing Loll, such an adorable image and card.