Monday, August 30, 2010

A Cuddly Snowman

Well, I think I'm almost caught up with everything I needed to finish after coming home from vacation.  I did manage to finish up a Christmas card this morning.  I've been trying to build up a stash of Christmas cards this year so that I don't have to rush to make them at the last minute in December. 

I love snowmen.  I think they're absolutely adorable!  I use to collect snowmen and had one of my spare rooms decorated with my snowmen year-round.  When my little grandson came along, I gave away all my snowmen so I could turn that room into a cute little boy's room.  Now when he comes to visit or spend the night, he has his own room.  Anyway, he's warm and snuggly and that's so much better than a room full of chilly snowmen!

I used my prismacolors and gamsol to color this image.  I only shaded the snowman so that didn't leave much else to have to color.  It didn't take long to have this image completed.  I embossed the background cardstock and used my Scor-Pal to line the small piece of white cardstock.  I added some brads, ribbon and a charm, and some glitter on the snow, and this card was done. 

Thanks for stopping by!




I'm entering my card in these challenges:

Creative Cottage Challenge 21  -  Christmas
Totally Gorjuss Challenge 45  -  Christmas in August
Paper Cutz Challenge 56  -  Use Metal
Winter Wonderland Challenge  -  All I Want For Christmas
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge #98  -  Christmas
Paper Sundaes Challenge #33  -  Christmas in August
Sparkle Creations Christmas Card Challenge Week #39  -  Sparkle & Shine
Lexi's Creations Challenge #21  -  Emboss It

Stamp:  Penny Black Cuddly
Paper:  Bazzill, Marco's 
Other:  Prismacolors, gamsol, stickles, ribbon, Making Memories eyelet charm, embossing folder, glaze pen, Nestabilities, brads

21 comments:

Sue Upson said...

I've got one of the Penny Black snowman stamps from the same release, and had forgotten all about it - I can see he's going to be found tomorrow night and put to good use!! Love the colours of this card, works beautifully, Sue xx

Lisa Jane said...

Hi Anita - aww what a cutie .. love his hat and scarf!I love the embossed background - just like snow
Lisa ;)

pinky said...

Anita this is the cuddliest snowman I have ever seen, so beautifully colours. Wow to that scarf, I want to reach in and touch it!!
Pinky

funky farm scrapbook barn.co.uk said...

Gorgeous card Anita, very cute and I love the colouring especially his scarf. Lovely! X

downrightcrafty said...

Oh what a classy looking card and love the image perfectly coloured. Thanks for playing along with us at Winter Wonderland this week, hope to see you back on Friday for the next fun challenge
Hugs Kate xx

Pattie said...

What a sweet card - I love the snowflake charm and great idea to use the Scor-Pal...thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes!

Mary J said...

Perfect card - lovin' the embossing and glitter!

Thx for joining us at Totally Gorjuss and hope you can make the next challenge!

{Jane} said...

Gorgeous Christmas Card

Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

Hugs Jane x
SCSC DT

Autumn said...

This is just adorable! I love your clean crisp card and a wonderful choice of colors! Thanks for joining us at Lexi's!
xxAutumn

Emily Keaton said...

What an adorable snowman card, Anita!! I just got back from vacation, too. Wow--so much to do! Fitting in some papercrafting this week is going to be a challenge. Anyway, I love your sparkly snow, fuzzy scarf, and cute snowflake charm. What a great card to add to your holiday stash :)

StephC said...

I love this! That snowman is adorable. Cute card. So glad you joined us for this weeks Christmas Card challenge!

Sue said...

Hi Anita
aww gorgeous card, super cute snowman, luv the embossing panel, great embelies, thank you for joining us at The Creative Cottage this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

fi's cards and crafts said...

this is sweet...love the embossing. Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week.

Fi
x

Kerry said...

I love snowmen too Anita...espcially PB ones! Your colouring is amazing...I had to look really close at the scarf and hat as I thought you'd used fuzzies on them but it was your colouring...fabulous :-D Any tips you can send my way would be greatly appreciated. Fab card xx

snailzpace said...

awww; this is sooo cute!! i love snowmen too and this one is coloured so beautifully, as are all your images. i'm always impressed with how you fit so many challenges into one card; thanks to your listing, i managed two. lol.

Whimsey said...

Oh what an adorable card; I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that snowman - I don't own him, but I may have to buy him!

:D

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

Oh My!! What an adorable card. I love this image and the elegant and simple design of the card. You coloring is amazing. The scarf looks like it's really fuzzy if you touch it. I love the sparkle in the snow too. Great card Anita!!

Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundae's this week!

Hugs,
Wendy

Jeanie said...

Awwww Anita, this is adorable! I love this image with the little birdies in his hat! What a cute card! {{{hen hugs}}}

cardcrazy said...

Such a cute little snowman!

Vicky said...

What a beautiful card!!! Love the design and papers, white always looks so elegant....

Thanks so much for joining in our christmas theme at scsc this week and good luck
x
Vicky

Nana said...

Great card and adorable image!
Thank you for playing with the "Paper Sundaes" girls this week!
hugs Nana