Saturday 28 August 2010

Snowman blues (and greens !)

Good morning to you - the sun is shining here (at last) so the washing machine is going full pelt and I just have time to post a card that I made last night and tell you about the gorgeous candy up for grabs at Cupcake at the moment.

Look at this lovely little lot ! To be in with a chance all you have to do is be or become a follower at Cupcake craft challenges, post the candy on your blog and enter a challenge - simples !

I wanted to enter this weeks challenge, which is to make a project using blue and green, using this gorgeous backing paper from my new pink petticoat fairy lights kits (a huge kit which is on sale at the mo).

I felt that this paper was crying out for a snowman so I went on the hunt for a cute digi stamp and found this little gem at designed 2 delight digital stamps - he was a joy to colour - don't you think he is a handsome chap ?!

I coloured him using my copics. I have a very limited range of copics (10 actually) and this is only the second image I have used them on.
So with such a limited colour range I had to resort to using my forgotten peel off pens (I haven't used a peel-off for years!) on his scarf, nose and holly sprig.
I coloured his heart in pink but I didn't like it so I paper peiced over it with another paper from the fairy lights kit which I reduced in size in works word processor to make the pattern tiny - perfect for my snowmans heart.
I'm so glad I made this mistake - as I love the paper peiced element the most !

After I cropped him with my nesties and chalked the background I layered up my card with my patterned paper, some glitter card, which I punched with my Martha Stewart border and corner punches, and added a bow with a snowflake and glitter brad and a sentiment (HOTP).
I also added some stickles to my image for some added sparkle.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges;

Cupcake Craft Challenges - Blue & green
Simon Says Stamp - Paper peicing
One Stitch At A Time - Say it with shapes
The Crazy Challenge - Never too early for christmas cards
Creative Card Crew - Sparkle and shine

I hope you like it - have a great weekend x
((hugs)) Suzie xx


Poppit said...

hee hee...fancy bumping into you over at Cupcake Challenge! I rushed right over when I saw your name! :-) Lovely card Suzie - gorgeous detail on the ribbon. P.S Thanks for the congrats xx

Shelly said...

Hi Suzie! How ya doing? Love this cute snowman card, fab image! Great take on our Blue & Green theme. Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Craft Challenge! Shelly ;

Faye said...

I love this cute snowman creation. Thanks for joining in with our blue and green theme, your lovely comment over at Cupcake and for putting our candy up. Good Luck.xx

Christine said...

Oh, how sweet. I love your snowman. The gingham paper is the perfect touch for the heart. Thanks so much for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog using paper piecing.
xoxo, Christine

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Cute snowman!!! I love the border punch too!!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!