Tuesday 7 June 2011

Blue Snowboy

Just when you thought it was safe as I'd not blogged a Christmas related item for a few days!! I just can't keep away, plus I need to make at least 12 cards a month to reach my target and I am determined I am going to do it!

I've used papers from Paper Boutique Vol 2 - Creative Christmas from Polkadoodles, added a dotted line around the edge of the paper with liquid pearls, a faux running stitch with a silver gel pen around the edge of the card and also just inside the liquid pearls. I've used my Nesties for the shaping and again added liquid pearls and a silver running stitch.

The image is an old one from Dustin Pike and I've coloured it with Promarkers plus glossy accents on the buttons of coal and top hat. The ribbon is from my stash along with the silver snowflakd (Matalan Christmas decoration) and the looks-great-and-a-good-idea-to-use pearlescent icicles are also a previous Christmas decoration. They are a right faff to get to stick as they want to twist but I think I eventually managed it!

I've used the sketch from The Sweet Stop for inspiration:

And the card fits the following challenges too:

Dustin Pike's Challenge: It's A Boy Thing
Jingle Belles Rock Challenge: Let It Sew
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge: Wintertime Blues
Sparkles Christmas Challenge: Snowmen

  • Papers: Paper Boutique Vol 2 from Polkadoodles
  • Image: Dustin Pike, coloured with Promarkers
  • Everything else: My stash


  1. Fab card - what a jolly snowman - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 23 - hope to see you again soon. x

  2. I love this snowman! Great job coloring it, and I love all the embellishments. That snowflake charm is wonderful! I, too, have started Christmas cards but don't have many completed yet. I not only have to get my own done, I'm also working on holiday cards for Operation Write Home so our troops will have cards to send home to their loved ones at Christmas.

  3. My goodness you are starting early!! Great card, thanks for joining us at Pike's Playground ~ Jane

  4. Too darn cute, shame you have to wait until Christmas to mail it!

  5. What a perfect holiday card. Love the cute snowman image and the colors. Great take on the sketch. Thanks for playing along with us at the Sweet Stop. :o)

  6. brrrr... fab card, thanks for joining us at DDS :)

  7. This is beautiful! I love your take on the sewing challenge at JB and your interpretation of the SS sketch. I love your card!

  8. Love the great stitched borders and the teeny-tiny dots of liquid pearls ... such a pretty holiday design ... so glad you joined our jingle belles fun.

  9. I just stocked up on the Liquid Pearls myself... what a great product. Your card is stunning... love it! Thanks for joining us at "Pike's Playground" this week.

  10. What a sweet and lovely holiday card!

  11. what a *BEAUTIFUL* card, it is perfect in every detail! a great version of both the sketch and the JINGLE BELLES prompt; i love the silver faux stitching and those amazing little pearlescent dots of liquid pearls are just sooooooooo FAB*U*LOUS!!!

  12. What a cute winter card, love snowman! Thanks for joining us at The Sweet Stop!

  13. Fantastic card, very cute.

    Thanks for joining us at SFCC.

    Huggies Angel

  14. Christmas in June. You are getting ahead of yourself. I know I should start now but I always wait to the last minute then go crazy getting them done. Great job.


  15. A gorgeous card.Thanks for sharing this with us at Sparkles Christmas.xxx

  16. this card is soooo cute thank for joining us at SFCC good luck
    GIll xx


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