Saturday 9 January 2016

Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 112

This is my design card for Suzy Bee's  Bloomin' challenge 112: anything goes with a twist ... it's bloomin' cold out there - please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team and join in our challenge - it doesn't have to be for Christmas ... just depicting 'cold'!

The background picture is one that I rescued from a magazine or advertising leaflet (can't really remember, but I kept it because I thought it was too good to put in the paper recycling bin). I stamped the lovely Stampotique snowman by Jo Capper-Sandon, colouring with spectrum noir pens and cutting out carefully, spraying with stick and stay to place it on the main picture. The sentiment is one I've had for ages. I mounted everything on to a shiny black piece of card - unfortunately, you can't see any of the shine here.

This is also for:

12 months of Christmas link up 13: anything goes
Pile it on 98: anything Christmas/winter
Fussy & fancy 154: happy holidays
The stamping boutique: winter theme
Craftin desert divas: let it snow
Card mania 76: winter fun
Pattie's 118: fun in the snow with snow in the image (stamped snowman)
Oddball art: Christmas or winter
Creative corner: do you want to build a snowman?
My Sheri 172: let's build a snowman
ABC Christmas: A is for anything goes
Crimbo crackers 97: anything goes
One crazy stamper January: anything goes
The artistic stamper January: anything goes
Kort o mania 144: anything goes
Brown sugar 180: anything goes
Creative fingers 100: anything goes
Fairytale-challenge 134: everything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 120: anything goes
Polka doodles 51: anything goes
QKR stampede 173: CAS
Robyn's fetish 297: anything goes
Deep ocean 119: anything goes
Everybody art 350: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Crafting by designs: January anything goes
Crafty gals corner 53: anything goes
The male room 26: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 217: anything goes
Where the HeART is 5: anything goes
Scrappers delights 51: anything goes
Morgan's artworld 1: anything goes
Beccy's place January: anything goes
PDE linky party 105: anything goes
Not just cards 28: anything goes
Just keep on creating February: anything goes


  1. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing at The Stamping Boutique


  2. Beautiful. Love the image. Thanks for playing along this week over at Jo's Scrap Shack-Funday Friday Challenge

    Amanda (DT)

  3. that is what i call recycling. works really well. thank you for sharing it with us at FFFC and good luck, Theresa DT xx.

  4. Great card Hazel, it makes me think of Frosty the Snowman waiting out in the snowy field for the kids to come by. I love the idea of re-using images from old magazines, and the one you chose made a fabulous background. Very clever!

  5. This is adorable! Love it! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner! Jeanie, DT

  6. Great card Hazel! Love the background! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner!

  7. Great idea to recycle the magazine! Love the snowman, thanks for sharing on The Robyn's Fetish Challenge #297 - Anything Goes.

  8. Lovely card with great winter theme.
    Thanks for playing with us at Card mania chellenges. I hope you will join us again! :) Kajcyika

  9. Beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again on the next challenge! Good luck!!! Patricia.

  10. Super card. I do like the image. Thanks so much for playing along with our Anything Goes challenge at The Male Room!

    PS The image looks a lot like the view from my window at the moment - so much snow!!

  11. No wonder you saved that background. Your snowman fits perfectly.

    So glad you joined us at Morgan's Artworld.

  12. What a fun card, hazel! I love your use of the advertisement, it really is too good to recycle! :) Thank you so much for joining us in the Craftin Desert Divas Let It Snow Linky Party!
    Stephanie DT xx

  13. Super creative!! I will have to remember that next time I see something beautiful. Great idea to add the snowman! Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede for the weekly challenge!

  14. Such a lovely make perfect for our Anything Goes challenge at Polkadoodles . Love how you added the snowman
    Aunty Sue DT

  15. I love the image you used, so very sweet! Great way to upcycle and make such a lovely card. :)

    Thank you so much for joining us for the Craftin Desert Divas "Let It Snow" Linky Party!
    ~DT Lori

  16. Great snowy card! Thanks for joining us at PDE Linky Party.
    I hope you’ll come link up again soon!
    Janis, Owner & DT Member
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    PDE Linky Party, Owner & DT Member

  17. Nice card! I like how you repurposed the card. Thank you for joining us at TTCRD!

  18. Such a lovely card! The scene is gorgeous, love the addition of the snowman. Thank you for joining us at Fussy and Fancy, good luck and I hope you will join us again.
    Gina xx

  19. Great card, I love the recycled background picture. Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede. Karal DT

  20. Love the snowman and recycled background scene! Thanks for sharing with us at My Sheri Crafts!

    Glenda's Cards

  21. What a great card, and love how you recycled the picture!! Thanks for linking up at PDE Linky Party,
    Kathy PDE DT

  22. What a cool idea to use recycle the picture and stamp onto it! Thanks for playing along with us over at One Crazy Stamper!

  23. This is absolutely amazing, Hazel. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful art in our challenge. I appreciate it more than you can know. Have a blessed week, and please stop by again soon.
    Word Art Wednesday

  24. Lovely card...what a great recycling idea! thanks for joining in with our "include snow" challenge this month at Patties Creations - Vic, DT x

  25. I love the way you upcycled this lovely winter picture! Your card is lovely! Thanks so much for joining us at PDE Linky Party! Hugs, DT Karla

  26. What a gorgeous make. Thank you for joining us at Brown Sugar. Hugs Traci DT xx

  27. Wow, brilliant photo card. Thanks so much for joining us at Artistic Stamper.

  28. Love the scene you have created Hazel - good recycling too! Thank you for joining in the challenge at 12 Months of Christmas Link Up.

  29. A great card Hazel. Thank you for joining One Crazy Stamper this month.

  30. Beautiful card love the image, thank you for sharing with us at Crafting with an Attitude - good luck
    Lyn - DT

  31. Clever recycling Hazel, love it. Thank you for sharing it with us at TMR.

  32. great card thank you for joining us at Scrappers Delight Challenge
    Jane DT xx

  33. Love your upcycling, Hazel! Thanks for joining our January challenge at One Crazy Stamper!

  34. Nice card Hazel. Like that effect. Thank you for joining us at Not Just Cards this month. Hope to seen you back here again soon. Judy DT

  35. Lovely card. Thanks for playing along at the ABC Christmas Challenge. I hope you will play again soon.

  36. Lovely work. Thank you for joining the challenge at Creative Fingers and Not Just Cards. Hope to see you again next time.

  37. Sweet card!
    Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

  38. I really love the mix of a stamped image over the 'photo'
    Thank you so much for participating in Scrapper's Delights challenge
    I wish you good luck
    Lina DT Scrapper's Delights New Release team

  39. This is a beauty and love, love, love the scene...We are so blessed you joined our Challenge weeks ago and would love for you to join our new Challenge still ongoing at Word Art Wednesday. Want to leave you with the inspiration of the Scripture in 1 Corinthians 2:9-10 which says, "But, as it is written, “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him”— these things God has revealed to us through the Spirit. For the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God. " Have a lovely week.

    JO ANN

  40. Love this - fabulous idea to upcycle the magazine picture and overstamp!
    Thanks for sharing with 12 Months of Christmas Link Up!


    DT for The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up!
    Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!

  41. Such a lovely Christmas card, I love the fact that you have upcycled on this card, love the main image, very clever.hanks so much for sharing your creation at Anything goes February link-up, Just keep on creating
    Susan xx


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