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Nov 9, 2010

A happy snowman

Hi everyone!

Hope you had a fantastic weekend and a great start of the week. We had some beautiful weather again here this weekend and a record high on monday. The kids really enjoyed playing outside. So no complaints here! Just hoping it will last a little longer.

It's time for another challenge over at Digital Tuesday. The lovely Amy is our hostess and she wants us and you to use some of that never used stash that we have in our collection. Thank you for this challenge Amy, as I have been waiting to use this designer paper and the snowman for some time now it just never happened (until now!).

The snowman image is from Sassy Cheryl, I bought it sometime in August I believe but never used it. It's been colored with Derwent Coloursoft Pencils and blended with baby oil.

The Designer paper is from S.E.I ( double sided, "glitzmas collection"), I had picked up a couple of sheets 2 or 3 months ago at a local stamping store and haven't used any of it yet either. These 2 things immediately came to mind when I saw what the challenge was.

The card is kept pretty simple, the sketch is an old one from Mojo Monday. I embellished with just a few punched out snowflakes (Martha Stewart Punch), some grosgrain ribbon and stickles glitter. I also used an old Stampin Up stamp from the set "itty bitty background" around the image. The sentiment is also from Stampin up.

Here's a closeup at the snowman.
Here are some other challenges I am entering this to:
I hope you'll join us in this fun challenge. As usual we have an amazing sponsor, this week Dustin Pike is back offering 3 digis from his store to one lucky winner!

And just a reminder, if you have any winter/christmas Penny Black stamps, I'd love if you join us at the November Penny Black @ All sorts challenge with the theme of "it's beginning to look a lot like christmas". Some amazing prizes up for grabs there!

Have a great day!


Jules said...

Hi Ellie

Oh I love your happy snowman!!

He makes for one great card alongside all those snowflakes and stickles.

Love Jules xx

Anneke said...

Hi Ellie!
this snowman is so funny :)
Love your card!!!
Hugs Anneke

Michelle Pearson said...

adorable image...he just makes me grin! Love your coloring too! :)

Anonymous said...

This is so totally adorable!! I love that image!! ;) HUGS

Sandy Ang said...

Just so fab !

Fiona said...

this is beautiful..great snowman and I love the colours you have chosen to use for your card. Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week.


Sassy Cheryl said...

Totally precious! THe coloring is fabulous! I LOVE IT!
So glad that you entered the challenge this week.

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Oh! lol he is adorable & just looks fab with those DP!
Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week, hope to see you again soon. Hugs Shell xx

Amy Johnson said...

What a cute card! I love the colors and papers and the snowflakes! Glad my challenge got you to put those things to good use!

Becky said...

This is so cute, love this snow man. Thank you for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ.

Ann Schach said...

Aw! This is such a cute image! Love the snowflakes and the glitz! Thanks for joining The Paper Players this week!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Oh, he is happy! i love his skinny, little legs! :) FEstiv mix of papers and love those snowflake accents. Thanks so much for playing along with The Paper Players! Have a great night! :)

jkreucher said...

what a fun card.. love your coloring and design!
thanks for joining us in the Sassy Cheryl Challenge this week!

Agnieszka M said...

Your christmas card is adorable and very fun.
Thanks for joining us at One Stitch At A Time this winter challenge. Good Luck.

Anne-Marije said...

Oh what a fantastic card!
xxx Anne-Marije

Carissa said...

Such a fun card. Your little snowman is adorable. Thanks for joining us at ABC Christmas. Hugs, Carissa

Anonymous said...

Lovely card, your snowflakes are totally fab, and love all the sparkly snow too! thanks for joining us this week on the ABC Christmas challenge, Samantha :0)

Annie said...

a fabulous fun image on your festive card! thank you for joining us on the ABC Christmas blog for the Winter Wonderland challenge.
hugs, annie x

Tracy Valure said...

Beautiful Card! Love the image that you have used and it's coloring so nicely. Thanks for playing at Paper Sundaes!

The Wired Angel said...

Lovely card, Ellie.. beautifully done. Thanks so much for joining us at Sassy Cheryl's challenge this week. Peggy x

Jeni said...

What a fun card! He definately looks Merry. ~jeni :)

Ann English said...

Oh, so cute! Thank you for joining us this week at Sassy Cheryls!

Caroline said...

Gorgeous card!! Very cool image. Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Calender Challenge this month.
Caroline x

Shana said...

I love that Sassy Cheryl's image! Amazing colouring with the pencils. Thank you for joining us at Paper Sundaes - we hope to see you again next week!