Sunday, 13 September 2015

Snowman's Stocking

I have a rather long list of Christmas card orders (yes, already!) so need to get cracking. I do find that when I need inspiration, its so much easier to find a sketch challenge - usually because my mind is already onto my next card and what to use!

This image is From The Heart Stamps - Snowman's Stocking and I've coloured it with Promarkers plus a little glitter on the hat and also for the snow.  You can't see, but I've also added glossy accents to the hearts.  And because it needed something to 'hold' it together, I've added a dotted line of liquid pearls around the edge of the image and also the card blank.

I've added ribbon and bakers twine from my stash and hand wrote the Sizzix tag and finished it off with a Marianne Creatables snowflake die and found some tiny half pearls in my stash (I have a feeling they have been languishing in my box for some time!) that matched the colour scheme.

One down, loads more to go!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Jingle Belles:  Christmas - Something From my Stash - old, old half pearls!
Aud Sentiments:  Anything Goes plus Sentiment
CRAFT:  Christmas
Crafting By Designs:  Get Ready For Christmas
From The Heart Stamps:  Sketch and twist followed


  1. He is so cute and i love the sparkly bits! Thanks for playing along with us this fortnight. Lisa DT Aud Sentiments Challenge

  2. This is gorgeous Ruth! Love the snowman and his sparkly trimmed hat! The Liquid Pearls all around the edge looks really effective - you've got a very steady hand!

  3. Love the liquid pearls frame ... thanks for shopping your stash with us at jingle belles.

  4. Great take on the sketch, Ruth! I love your nontraditional colors. Thanks so much for joining us this week at CRAFT Challenge! Brenda

  5. This is so beautiful. I love the pearly border and sparkling snowflake accent.

  6. Beautiful and sweet winter Card, Ruth !!

    Thanks for joining us @ From the Heart Stamps !!

  7. wow! what an amazingly lovely & detailed card; i looooooooove that fabulous liquid pearl border, i think i may still have some of that & you've inspired me to see if i could use it as nicely! thanks for joining our SOS and JINGLE BELLES stash-busting holiday fun! ♥

  8. Congratulations on making the Design Team at From the Heart Stamps. I love her stamps and wish I had more time and colored better...I might try out for it. So I will just look for your wonderful makes.
    Kathy D.

  9. Beautiful - love the CAS layout.

    Thanks for joining us at the CRAFT Challenge.

    Helen x


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