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Friday, October 19, 2012

Snowy Friends

Hi and good morning!

Today's card is more wishful thinking for me.  I posted last week that I love winter, including snow and all that that entails.  As I sit here in mid-October in shorts and a t-shirt, I'm dreaming of a white Christmas indeed.  We had one 3 years ago, or was it 4?  It was BEAUTIFUL and so picture perfect; however, while I and my house guests enjoyed that wonderful white stuff, my poor temperate-zone plants did not, and I nearly lost some of my favorite evergreens, the sweet olives that bloom faithfully at least three times a year with the most heavenly lemon/vanilla scent you can imagine.  It took them a full year to recover, but they did, and we've not had much snow since.  Just a couple of inches each year, in fact, and no severe hard freezes either.  But I can still wish and dream, right?

I stamped the image in Tuxedo Black, using Flourishes Warm Winter Wishes on Whisper White CS, and colored it mostly with Copics and a few watercolor pencils and a blender pen (the carrot nose and tree branch arms).  I chalked around the image with two shades of blue .  The doily behind was die cut with Dienamics Dizzy Doily after first applying Perfect Pearls in "Pearl" to the CS.  I also used Perfect Pearls to add the snowflakes to the Pacific Point base layer as it looked a little plain without it.  The yellow strip is SU Daffodil Delight DSP Stack.

The blue mitten is from the same stamp set and was colored with Copics with dashes of Gelly Roll sparkle pens and Aleene's Paper Glaze on the heart.

The snowman's eyes are two tiny black rhinestones and his buttons are SU Antique Trinkets.  I used a MS border punch for the snowflake border, some snowflake ribbon from the craft store, and a SB Ribbon Banner in Daffodil Delight, using a greeting from the Flourishes Christmas Classics stamp set and adhering two blue rhinestones and then popped it up on SU Dimensionals.

Thank you for joining me, and I hope you have the winter of your dreams, white or otherwise.

Happy Crafting!!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday #191 - Winter theme
Anything Goes Challenge #78 - Make Your Own Embellishments
Color Throwdown #214
CCEE#1242 - Snowman
Red Carpet Studio RCS#7 - "The Birds"
Creative Card Crew Challenge #21 - Birds
and last but not least,
The Craft's Meow October Sketch Challenge


Anonymous said...

So cute! Love all your little details!

Mum of 4 said...

Very cute! Love all the little details and that snow man is too fun! TFS!!!

Shabby Jo Designs said...

I have awarded you the Liebster Award!! Go check it out on my blog:))

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Broni said...

I love how you used these colors for a happy and cute winter card! So "cool"! Thanks so much for joining us at the Color Throwdown this week!

Lin said...

Such a cute showman with that bird, and I love your added mitten! Thanks so much for playing with our sketch challenge this month at The Craft's Meow!

Kimie said...

This little snowman is adorable Love the PP and DD together. It has been such a busy week, and I am so behind on reading your blog. I will be back tomorrow to play catch-up. :) Mwah!

Catherine Jane said...

This is so cute!!! I absolutely ADORE the little mitten!

Ellapu said...

This is so cute just love it. TFS over at Creative card crew this time
Elaine DT

Anonymous said...

Woweeeeeeee, Shea! Congratulations on being chosen for the Liebster Award! I can't think of anyone more deserving!
Then chosen to be a Design Team member! Icing on the cake is winning free stamps! I'm in awe of you! What a terrific way to end your week! Congrats, again!

FiLoMa said...

This is a lovely card. The colours are quite pretty. Thanks for playing along at Creative Card Crew. Cheers FiLoMa DT

Joan Ervin said...

This is sooo cute...what a darling snowman and I love how you added the sweet little mitten!!! Thanks for playing along with us at the Color Throwdown!!!

PVC Cards said...

What a wonderful card. So beautiful design. I like the softness of colors and that image is so cute. Thanks for sharing.

Gayatri said...

Adorable snowman. Great take on the sketch. Thanks for playing along with us @ The Craft's Meow!