Monday 9 December 2013

Winter Fun

The latest challenge at Crafty Cardmakers is 'Winter Fun'.
 Marie wants any creation that shows having fun in winter but it must not be Christmas or New Year related! So no Christmas/New Year cards but something that you have fun with during the winter like skiing or sledging.

After much deliberation - (I was considering a mug of hot choccie with lots of marshmallows - that is DEFINTELY my idea of fun when it's cold..... )I chose to make a card which shows a skating snowman!

I have had this image for a long long time and he seemed so 'right' somehow for this theme!

This was a quickie card make but hope he's inspired you to come and join us this challenge.
The background was the usual 'swiss dots' embossing folder on textured linen card and matted onto dark green.
For an extra bit of highlight I covered Frosty here with Glossy Accents - he's all shiny  in real life!

The snowflake flourishes die from Memory Box have seen a lot of use this year! I applied liberal helpings of Stickles to the dies and it's quite a sparkly effect  but doesn't show it well in this photo - added 3 small sparklies on the top of the card.
The sentiment is a freebie from TLC - and perfect I think!!

Challenges -
Word Play Saturday - Snowman
Sweet Pea Stampers - It's cold outside
PCJ - Christmas
Sentimental Sundays - Snowman
Craft Your Passion - Let It Snow
Lexi's - Snow
Paper Playtime - Winter Fun

Please pop over and visit my teamies and thanks for stopping by today. x


Unknown said...

FAN TAS TIC card Viv....just love it and that image is coloured great against the white...xx

Basslady said...

hahaha...fantastic saying...
love the super-lovely image!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi (GD this week on lexi's creations challenge)

Suze Bain said...

I think he's had a brandy or two, going by his rosy cheeks. A super card Viv - not at all bah humbug! X

Diane said...

The skating snowman is just adorable Viv.

Hugs Diane

Netty said...

wow, another fab card Viv, Annette x

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is so gorgeous Viv, I like the fun snowman image the embossing and the embellishments.
Kevin xx

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

You have made a wonderful card here. Thanks for taking part in the Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge this fortnight of “it’s cold outside” and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Sweet Pea Stampers Design Team xxx

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

You have made a wonderful card here. Thanks for taking part in the Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge this fortnight of “it’s cold outside” and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Sweet Pea Stampers Design Team xxx

Jackie said...

What a happy image and a gorgeous card. Love the sentiment :o)
Jackie xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Brilliant card Viv, I love that snowman what a fantastic image! Susan x

debby4000 said...

What a wonderful card and adorable snowman.

Janis Lewis said...

Thank you for playing at Paper Playtime. Your project is featured on our Facebook Page today and linked to your blog!
Paper Playtime Challenge Page on Facebook
Stop by our other linky party blog An Inky Situation and Link Up!
:) Janis

Meggymay said...

Fantastic card Viv, that is a super happy image.
Yvonne p.s. I have a card ready to post to you, need your new addy.

Unknown said...

I love the card, especially the sentiment! Thank you for taking part of Sweet Pea Stampers this month "It's cold outside". We wish you good luck and hope to see you again. Sylvia, Sweet Pea Stampers Design Team

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovel your happy little snowman Viv, great colouring...


Crafty Mamma Mia said...

Hi Viv - originally came over here as I saw your card on Create with TLC ... then I see that you've linked up to Lexi's so I'll add my DT "hat" too!!!!! Love the fun image and the gorgeous snowflake die, which was what caught my eye!
Thanks for playing at Lexi's Creations this time.
Helen x (Lexi's DT)

Hazel said...

Lol! love the sentiment - must remember that one. Thanks for sharing this lovely card for The Sweet Pea Stampers 'it's cold outside' challenge - hope to see more of your lovely crafting soon - Hazel, Design Team - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for December - I'd love to see it there too. And you could also enter The Glory of Christmas 22 x

coops said...

so gorgeous viv.i love your snowman and stunning snowflake ;D

xx coops xx

Ellibelle said...

Absolutely amazing! I love the die you used to surround the image, and this has to be one of the cutest snowmen!!
Thanks so much for playing along in my "snowman" word play saturday challenge at My Creative Moments! Hope you'll join in my new challenge too! I just posted the new challenge.

Sue Jones said...

Beautiful Card! -Thanks for joining in at sweet pea stampers this time.

Kim x said...

This is just fabulous Viv, I love it.
Hugs Kimx

stampedbyc said...

I love the image, Viv, and the card. And of course, I will make snowmen instead of shoveling, any day. ;)

Shea said...

Good words to live by, and what a FUN card! Love the cheerfulness of it!

Janis Lewis said...

Thank you for linking up at Paper Playtime! This challenge blog is moving to Pause Dream Enjoy beginning Tues, Jan 7. Please bookmark the site and come link up in January!
Linky Parties hosted at Pause Dream Enjoy
Pause Dream Enjoy Facebook Fan Page
:) Janis

Heidi Brawley said...

soo cute! Congrats on your win at Sentimental Sundays!!!

Sarn said...

Oh this is a joyful card Viv . . . and beautifully coloured and embellished too.

Hugs, Sarn xxx