Saturday, November 28, 2009

Snowman Holiday

I know I should be out shopping all weekend trying to brave the crowds and finish up my Christmas present list. But I am past the crowds unless it is a holiday craft fair (which I got up early for yesterday) and it is really cold and windy outside. I am home alone so I decided it was a perfect time to make a card instead. This card will end up being some one's Christmas card because I really love the colors of it. I finally ordered some of Moe's Digital Stamps last night. I told myself that I wasn't spending any more money on myself until after the holidays but I really wanted to color something new and my order from Kraftin' Kimmie hasn't come yet so with a couple clicks of the mouse I had new images to play with, don't you just love digis! I made this card with a couple of challenges in mind and here they are
Paperplay Challenge Week 43 -This Wonderful Sketch this week from Sandi, so easy to work with!
A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge 79- A Colour Combo, Brown with blue or pink, some of my most favorite colors
Quixotic Challenge #4-Tearing, something fun that I forget do use on my cards that gives a nice distressed look
Allsorts Challenge Week 29- Use buttons on your card. I couldn't wait to use these new icy buttons that I got at my LSS
Crazy For Challenges Week 13-Crazy for punches, I used three different snowflake punches altogether to make the snowflake embellishment
Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge 8-This week the challenge is to add texture, I ran one of the panels through my snowflake Cuttlebug folder and then sanded it.
Dare U 2 Digi Challenge 26-Use glitter, I used Twinklets on the snowflake(I love this stuff) and I glittered the Flower Soft for sparkling snow

These are all fantastic challenges and I am finding it fun to see how many challenges my card can
work for. If you have a few minutes check out a few of them on my list.

Stamps: Moe's Digital Pencil Stamps, Stampin' Up
Paper:SU CS Choc. Chip, Papertrey White, DP Basic Grey and Bo Bunny
Inks:Copics, SU Choc. Chip
Accessories:Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Coluzzle Oval Cutter, SU Slot Punch, MS Snowflake Punch, 2 EK Success Snowflake Punches, Kaiser Pearls, Flower Soft, SU Glitter, SU Silver Cording, Twinklets, and American Crafts Glitter Buttons

Thanks for stopping by today to see what I have created. If you have a moment I would love to know what you think of my card. I really appreciate all the wonderful comments that you leave for me.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend,


Lisa said...

Hi Mary, Stunning card! I love the gorgeous snowman image.

Thanks for joining us at Allsorts.

Lisa x

StampOwl said...

gorgeous card

Debs said...

Hi Mary
Gorgeous card - love the image and the layout is fab.
Thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week.
Take care
Debs xx

Shirl said...

Hi Mary once again a stunner for a card but couldn't believe there was a challenge for buttons so entered a card which I made last week.

Gro said...

Beautiful card. Love your snowman image.

thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week

Cindy Haffner said...

Mary I love your snowman.

Liz said...

Wonderful work fab snowman thank you for joining paperplay challenges this week

Liz xx

mamichelle said...

Wow, that is amazing, Mary!! Love it!

Peggy said...

This is beautiful. I love the color you outlined the snowman in. Great job as usual!

Kerry D-C said...

oh my! Mary this is GORGEOUS! GOREGEOUS! Funny, I would never have thought a blue snowman card was your style! hahahahahahahaha!

Marie/bat3 said...

Lovely card!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card, such a great image and fabulous colouring.
Thanks for joining us at QC.

Michele said...

Gorgeous card Mary. Love the image you've used and the fab colouring alos. Hugs Michele x

Deirdre said...

Your card is stunning. Love it. Thanks for playing along with Paperplay this week.

Anonymous said...

I love the beauutifully colored image and all the lovely details--this is a gorgeous card! Thank you for joining us at PaperPlay!

Larissa said...

Gorgeous card with a really lovely image! Thanks for joining us at DU2DS.


Elaine aka Quixotic said...

Beautiful, Mary!

Thank you for joining us this week at Quixotic Challenges!

Chris said...

Gorgeous card and such a sweet image! Love your colouring and design too. Glad you could join us at DU2DS this time. Chris :)

maryr917 said...

this is such a pretty card-and your coloring on the snowman is fab

Kristen said...

Gorgeous mary. The colors you used are fabulous. This card has "you" written all over it.