Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Smiling Snowman


Hi everyone.  I bought this sweet digital image from Sweet 'n Sassy and paired it with a digital sentiment from Pink Petticoat .  Just bought a huge stack of Christmas papers ... five packs from Etsy and four more packs from Simon Says.  I'm gearing up to make lots of Christmas cards and tags this year and I really want to start using more patterned papers.  Today's card uses two ... one for the background (falling snow) and a second for the paper pieced scarf that the snowman is wearing.  I had a lot of fun making this card.

I sponged blue ink around the edges of the snowman to add interest and also coated all edges with dazzling diamonds (along with the top of the snow bank) ... unfortunately, the glitter doesn't really show up in the photograph - but it looks good in real life :)

I've been busy for several days and have missed making cards.  My studio is partially emptied as I continue to try to sort through and downsize.  Have lots of bits and pieces that I've been hanging on to for years and it's time to let them go!

Hubby and I went to Ikea yesterday and bought three bookcases that are going to be my main storage in the closet of my studio.  Should really help to get me more organized - can't wait to get them assembled and in place. :)

Off to visit DDIL and DGS tomorrow.  Looking forward to cuddling with Cooper. :)


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Note to Joyce across the Pond:  Hi Joyce, got your lovely email yesterday - thank you so much!!  Tried to email you back, but the email address didn't work.  Wanted to let you know the embossing folder I used for Framed Flowers card is Designer Frames from Stampin' Up!  If you have any other questions, please email me  - click on the "Email Me" button at the top of the right-hand column.  Thanks!!

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I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Sparkle Creations Weekly Christmas Card challenge - #7 - polka-dots
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge #159 - winter weather














Stamps:  Smiley Snowman (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps); Snow Sentiments (Pink Petticoat)
Paper:  White, OTC - Winter boy, 'Tis the Season (My Mind's Eye)
Ink:  Bashful Blue, Pumpkin Pie (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Dazzling Diamonds, sponge




44 comments:

Benzi said...

Yes! I love this adorable snowman card. The scarf is so pretty and the falling snow paper is just perfect.
Enjoy that cuddle time with your DGS. There's nothing so sweet on earth.

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering your lovely card for CHNC challenge 159 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for Januaryr - I'd love to see it there too. x

Marianne said...

Adorable snowman and card. I intend to creat lots of Christmas cards this year, many of them featuring snowmen LOL.

Colorado Crafter said...

Wonderful card, Loll!! That is a great snowman! And your use of patterned paper is perfect.

While I'm not one to make Christmas cards all through the year, I will definitely be looking forward to seeing how you use all that patterned paper. I have bought so much patterned paper in my fairly short stint as a cardmaker, and I just never seem to end up using any of it. I can't believe I have so much of it and yet never seem to have just the right pattern that will work when I want to use it. I've thought that I need to just challenge myself to use it... just pull out a piece and force myself to create a card around whatever colors and pattern it has. Goodness knows that's not how I design my cards, but I need to make use of what I have purchased! Who knows... I might actually get some good cards out of that process! LOL!

Susan said...

Loll, that is such a cute snowman! Love his smile and his upturned face! Great use of the snowflake dp for a perfect background.

Lee-Anne said...

Loll, just love this happy little snowman! Great use of your new papers! Simply adorable!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Love the plaid scarf! Really a fun little detail! Thanks for joining us at CASology this week!

shirley-bee said...

Sweet card, Loll! You're very organised with your Christmas card making. Enjoy your cuddles!

Karen B said...

Perfect!!!

Karen x

nancy littrell said...

Love your digi snowman and paper pieced scarf. Gosh....do you ever have a ton of new DSP's for your year of Holiday stamping too. I love how you sponged with blue your snowman and added the DD. I can see the glitter in your photo. TFS and always inspiring Loll and even more in your newly organized closet :-)

nancy littrell said...

P.S. Can't wait for new Cooper pics soon too :-) Hopefully with mommy and Nana too :-) Hugs, Gramme

Wendy said...

What a sweet little snowman! You always make the cutest cards, Loll! Love the sentiment on this too! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Mondays! :)

MaryH said...

Not sure if my first comment got published, so I'll give it another go. Love this adorable snowman & his spongy blueness. Especially love that plaid pieced scarf too. Perfect sentiment for this cute digi. Enjoy your cuddle time. They grow so quickly and are so doubly precious as babies. TFS & Hugs

Alanna said...

This is so cute. Love the snowman and the fun font on the sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges this week.

Joyce said...

This is just adorable. That snowman looks just darling. Good for you for using patterned papers--they are fun to collect and may be even more fun to use. Not sure if it was me or someone else asking about an embossing folder? Thank you so much for playing along with CASology this week.

Sian Ridley said...

This guy is just too cute! I always say that I'm going to start making Christmas cards in January, but as yet I haven't managed to make myself participate! Although, given the fab challenges I really have no excuse!
Love that you're making an effort to use your papers too - that's my mission for the time being :)

This is a beautiful Christmas card, love it ;)

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous Loll -I love this little guy,and his paper pieced scarf looks fabulous :)
Enjoy your baby snuggles-congratulations by the way!
Hugs,Nessa xx

Jacquie said...

Hi Loll,

Love this card, such a Happy Snowman, love it, The papers are gorgeous too.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx
http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

Karen D said...

Oh your snowman is gorgeous Loll, he really does look on top of the world. I love the blue sponging and glitter edge. Thank you so much for joining us at Merry Monday.

Marcia said...

Love, LOVE this snowman and sentiment! :0) And your background paper is just perfect too! It just hit me that I need to look for background papers that are less busy (although it's the bright and colorful ones that always grab my attention first!!) so that they don't compete with my stamped images...thanks for finally getting that through my head! :0)

Anonymous said...

hi Loll I commented on this card yesterday with my iPad but it seems to have disappeared ! I love this snowman he is the cutest and your sponging and coloring and dottiness is formidable,fabulous and so much fun.Ive had my Silhouette for three years now and am still learning I also am very very slow and the possibilities are endless. Have fun and take your time.

Good luck with the down sizing.

Marie

Bonnie said...

I love the background paper and the smiling snowman with his perfect scarf! Good luck on your organization and enjoy your cuddles! Oh, and thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday! Always a treat to see you there.

Tracey McNeely said...

Loll I love your card and the cute snowman. Thank you so much for joining us at CASology this week!

Karren said...

Your snowman is so adorable, Loll. He makes me smile just to look at him. Such a cute card!

fabiola jaques said...

j'adore, elle est super chou et trop charmant ce bonhomme de neige, biz

Karin said...

Hi Loll, I'm new here but I LOVE your cards!! This one is very beautiful with the cute snowman with his paper pieced scarf!

Karin

Debbie Henderson said...

Your snowman is so cute. He looks like he's enjoying the snowstorm! Thanks for playing Merry Monday this week!

Notes by Nina said...

Your card is adorable Loll, this snowman is so cute. I love that you joined us this week.

Anonymous said...

Love it Loll! What a fun challenge! fab wintery goodness!

Darnell J Knauss said...

This snowman image just makes me giggle right out loud! He is SO HAPPY! I think he is not only happy about the beautiful scene you have made for him, Lolly, but he is so tickled with his stunning scarf!! I hope you get tons of Cooper Cuddling and woot on going through and reorganizing all your schtuff. It feels so cleansing!! Hugs, Dolly

Cornelia W said...

That snowman is just FUN! Love how he sticks his nose up into the falling snow - great card!

carol (krillsister) said...

Beautiful card. Love those pattern papers. Adorable image.

Sue Rose said...

This snowman makes me smile. I can just imagine him thinking..."let it snow, let it snow, let is snow!"

Donna Przybylowski said...

Love this card Loll, just for the fact it makes me smile!!! Wonderfully done,
hugs
Donna

Pat Knowlton said...

What a sweet little snowman - he looks so pleased with himself. Great card!!!

Sue said...

Hi Loll, this is just adorable! Love your cute snowman and the DSP is perfect. xxx

Lesley Croghan said...

I am so happy to see you in the gallery! Your card is adorable and perfect in every way as always!

Gillian R said...

Such a sweet snowman. Thank you so much for joining us this week at CASology

Nonni said...

This is SO cute! I love your plan to start to use more patterned paper, I look forward to being inspired by you! It would also be fun to see your craft space when you are ready with organizing! Have a good week. :)

Margaret Moody said...

Another beautiful card, Loll! Love your snowman! The patterned paper you chose for the background is perfect! Love your work!

Susan Joyce said...

Fabulous Loll, love every detail. Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday.

stampwithsandy said...

Super cute! I love the plaid scarf and falling snow.

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Congrats on your Honorable Mention at the Merry Monday Challenge! We hope to see another of your lovely creations this week!!

Barbara Murphy said...

Awesome design! I adore this card!