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Jan 20, 2024

January Blues

Happy Saturday, it's time already for a new theme at Allsorts challenge. Sarah is our host and she selected the optional theme of "January Blues". Prizes come from  Polkadoodles and Oakwood, they are for challenges 763 and 764. Be sure to look for the winner's post on the last Friday of the month.

We're in the midst of another round of arctic temperatures around here so you'd think I had enough of winter already (and that is so true!!) but I still decided to make a snowman card although the thought of going "floral" had crossed my mind too. 

Here is what I came up with:

This cute snowman is part of the Penny Black set Holly Jolly. He's been stamped on a scrap piece of cardstock, colored with Faber Castell Polychromos pencils then fussy cut.

On the background I started out with the Bokeh technique and some snowbanks. After stamping the snowflakes (by Lavinia Stamps) and adding die cut snowflakes (Penny Black die set)  not much of the bokeh is visible any longer. The trees were done with Penny Black's die set Beneath the Birches. Winter sentiment is by Lavinia Stamps (Winter Magic) and "Frosty Fun" is from a retired set by Whimsy Stamps. I embellished with some Stickles glitter on the smaller die cut snowflakes and the snowman's hat, and a little rhinestone in the center of the large snowflake.


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Here is a closeup....

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29 comments:

Pauline C said...

Love the gorgeous frosty wintery look of this Ellie … fab combination of stamps and dies with so much background interest to look at. Hope you’re coping ok with the Arctic temperatures over there … we have still got a snow covering but the temperature is supposed to be rising this weekend and giving way to torrential rain and high winds .. lovely!
Pauline xx

Linby said...

So atmospheric and your little snowman looks so sweet.

Sarah said...

A perfect blue card, such a great design and the cute Snowy is always a pleasure to see xx

Dotty Jo said...

This is lovely! What a gorgeous shade of blue you've chosen, Jo x

Darlene said...

Oh Ellie this is fabulous from start to finish! Love the dimension and that little snow person is too cute! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters & Double D challenges! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

Darlene
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS
Owner
Sisterhood of Crafters
Co-Owner … Can You Handle the Pressure, Double D, Four Seasons, Peace On Earth, Stencil Fun, Simply Clean & Simple, Two Old Bats, Triple B

Judy V said...

Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us for our "Winter Fun" challenge at Crafty Gals Corner!

ALLIE NYC said...

Oh this is just lovely. And so talented!

Allie of
www.allienyc.com

Mrs A. said...

Even though you have made a frsoty looking card your snowman does look warm as toast wrapped up nice and snug. not looking forward to the next storm arriving. Hugs Mrs A.

HilaryJane said...

Great card. It makes me feel chilly just looking at it. love the background too xx

coldwaters2 said...

Oh Ellie I love this so much the embossed background and that lovely cute snowman I must get him to go with my Snowy, super creation
hugs
lolo

Liz said...

Gorgeous card, Ellie. I love the wintry scene and the delicate shade of blue is just perfect.
Liz xx

Suzanne Reynolds said...

The bokeh technique, even though you don't think it's visible, and the add of stamped snowflakes is perfect... it really has interesting snow and sky visions for your wintry country feeling. And that snowman is adorable and love his sparkly rimmed hat. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble.

Rainey's Craft Room said...

I love the effect of the delicate background stamping you have created, a perfect backdrop for this sweet little snowman - such a cute card.
Thanks for the heads-up on the new challenge blog, I have gotten out of the habit of linking up with challenges over the past few months but intend to start up again.
Lorraine

My Paper Epiphany said...

Lots of gorgeous detail! Thanks so much for sharing at PBSC:)

P-and-P said...

Such a cute card, I love it. :)

Melanie Hungerford said...

You background definitely has a cold and wintery feel, love the soft print and the subtle shading. Thanks for joining us at Double Trouble!

Chris said...

A wonderful wintery background scene for your cute little snowman, the icy colours and glitter give a fabulous frosty feel. Thank you for sharing at Crafty Catz and at Fab'n' Funky Challenges.
Chris
x

Pia S said...

You’ve created a really sweet card with a wintery landscape, the background turned out really great. Thanks for playing in our challenge at Try it on Tuesday

Mervi said...

Fabulous and cute winter card!
We had the cold zone for a long time and now it's up to 0 degrees with water - so goodbye white snow;-))m

Alyson Mayo said...

I love everything about this - the shades of blue, the tree dies, the sparkly hat... gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble :)

papierelle said...

Ich muss jetzt mit Deiner wunderbar winterlichen und frostigen Karte Vorlieb nehmen, denn der Schnne draußen verlässt uns gerade. LG Gundi

Amy Johnson said...

January Blues is right, does anyone love the month of January? Cute card. I love all the frosty blues.

Rosaline Kaye said...

So cute! I love the rhinestone in the middle of the big snowflake.

Sarn said...

I absolutely love this brrrrrilliant winter blues card. Fab background along with that cute PB snowman. Just great! Xxx

Leanne said...

Super cute, love this little friend and wonderful frosty trees, love this card, thank you for playing our challenge at Christmas Craft Creations. Have a great day!

Leanne DT Member/CCC
Christmas Craft Creations

Stef Perry said...

Love your super cute snowman bearing lots of glitter and the great scene you created for him! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Christmas Craft Creations!

Ginny said...

great card, thanks for joining us at FnF :)

Michelle B. said...

Such a lovely scene you've created and nothing works better with snow than blues! Love the touch of sparkle and that snowman, too darn cute! So glad you joined us at Get Creative!

Lori Turner said...

Very pretty Christmas card! Thank you so much for joining us at Christmas Craft Creations week xoxxo