Sunday, 22 September 2013

Frosty the snowman ...

It's a while since I made a Christmas card featuring a snowman, but that's what Sue J asked us to make for today's Christmas Card Club challenge. So I thought it was about time I used one of my favourite Stampotique stamps by Jo Capper-Sandon, colouring just a bit with spectrum noirs. I stamped this on to an offcut piece of hammered white card to give a bit of texture. The scalloped circles were cut with nesties. The backgrounds were made with my eBosser with the lovely Embossaliious 'star of wonder 8 x 8 embossing folder. The pieces used were all snippets left from earlier makes, so I'm into the playground for Pixie's crafty snippets week 91.

As ever, with mirror card it was difficult to get a photo without too much reflection. You can't really see, but the circular Craftwork cards sentiment says 'with love at Christmas', mounted on to a piece of glittered white ribbon from Hobbycraft.

I've based the card on the sketch given for Christmas card challenges week 43:

This is also for:

Facebook A card a day
Crafter's companion September: embossing
A creative romance: dies or punches
Just inspirational: die cuts or punches shapes
Oldie but a goodie: dies and punches - the stamp is well over six months old
Fussy & fancy 98: punches and dies
Stuck on u: die cut challenge stars
Creative card crew 45: Christmas
LEJ 71: winter wishes
One crazy stamper September: Christmas
Pile it on 38: cool or warm colours
Flourishes timeless 238: let it shine
Craftitude 49: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday Friday 18: anything goes
Pink by design: anything goes
4 krafty girlz 2: anything goes
Designed to color 20: anything goes
Get creative September card challenge: anything goes
DL.ART thankful Thursday September: anything goes
Inky linky 30
Sister act 25
Inspire me Fridays 121
52 card pick up 2.38


  1. This is lovely Hazel love that cute image! what a great card huggles Sue xxxx

  2. I love your snowman Hazel. I don't think I've made a card with a snowman before today for some strange reason. I love that embossing folder. Gorgeous. Christine xx.

  3. Brilliant Hazel - I love the watercolour effect with the hammered card. Great sketch to work to as well.

    Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

  4. Beautiful card Hazel! Love all the snowflake touches embossed into your card. Thanks for playing along with us this week for our Timeless Tuesday Challenge at Flourishes!

  5. What a really wonderful Christmas card. The snowman image is gorgeously traditional and I love the minimal colouring. Gorgeous colour blue and I really like the embossed snowflakes.

    Thank you so so much for joining in the LEJ Challenge #71 - Winter Wishes, over on the LEJ Challenge Blog.

    I really hope you will pop over to join in more of our weekly challenges. There are always wonderful LEJ Designs Images up for grabs, as well as small crafting prizes from our wonderful sponsors.

    <3 and hugs
    Lisa xxxx LEJ Design Team Organiser

    P.S. I have some blog candy up for grabs on my own personal blog, I'd love it if you would join in

  6. This is so lovely and shimmery and sparkly! I can imagine how pretty it must be IRL!
    Love that snowman image!

  7. So lovely. I love your challenges and cards, and I'm just thrilled that you shared your talents with us this week. Hope to see you again at Christmas Card Challenges.
    Heather G

  8. This is a lovely card !! Thank you for joining us at Pile it On Challenges !

    Mayra DTM

  9. Beautiful Snowman-I love the colouring on him-and your backing panels are perfect :)
    Best wishes,Nessa xx

  10. Love all the textures and framing of your very stylish snowman Hazel. He's super! Zx

  11. A wonderful detailed creation Hazel. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafter's Companion Monthly Challenge.
    Laine - DT

  12. A super-stunning card Hazel, love the cheeky snowman and those snippets you used are really perfect for the Playground!

    Hugs, Di xx

  13. Beautiful. Love the embossed papers.
    Thank you for joining us at Creative Card Crew

    Huggsss, Angelique

  14. This is so cute, I love the mirri card.
    Thank you for joining in the LEJ Designs challenge, good luck, we hope you will join in again x

  15. This is just lovely, Hazel. Hope you're feeling better. Take it easy, my friend. I know it's hard, but you've got to rest.
    xxx Asha
    Sunny Summer Crafts

  16. Such a lovely card Hazel!

  17. Cute, thanks for joining SOUS!

  18. lovely card love the design and lovely colors. Thank you for joining us at CRAFTITUDE this week. Abbie xx

  19. Sweet card Hazel. I love the foil's with that adorable snowman.

    Thanks for joining our Christmas Challenge at Creative Card Crew.


  20. Lovely card Hazel. Great use of dies. Thanks for joining us at an OBAG, Jx

  21. Super cute card! I love the embossing and the cute snowman! Thanks for joining us at SOUS;-)

  22. Thanks for joining us at Jo's FFC too with your cute card;-)

  23. Love your snowman Hazel, great design too. Carol x

  24. I LOVE all the shiny papers you used on this card, and the embossing is beautiful on it. The white textured paper you stamped the snowman on is so cool! Almost looks like snow! Thanks so much for playing along with us in the Let It Shine Timeless Tuesday Challenge.

  25. Very nice indeed. Great embossing and love your happy snowman.

    Sarn xxx

  26. Thank you so much for entering the 4 Krafty Girlz challenge with your creation and good luck. Tina-Maree DT xx feel free to enter the following challenges :) Glamoureyes

  27. Lovely card, thank you for joining us at A Creative Romance for our Dies & Punches challenge.
    Hugs, Teresa

  28. wow fabulous project thank you for joining the 4 Krafty Girlz Challenger - good luck

  29. Fab creation thanks for joining us at 4 krafty girlz challenge blog. . Anita DT

  30. Such a cute card Hazel, what a jolly snowman! Love the frosty blue colour scheme
    Debs x

  31. Great card, Hazel. Super snowman and I like the embossed squared used to make the background. Elizabeth xx

  32. What an absolutely gorgeous card, great use of dies. Thank you so much for entering my challenge theme on an Oldie But A Goodie, and good luck!

  33. What a lovely card! The embossing and papers are so cool! Thank you so much for joining us at the Crafter's Companion's Embossing challenge.

  34. What a fabulous card. Love your design! Thanks so much for joining us this week at The Creative Card Crew!

  35. Looove the layout that you have done! Awesome embossing as well.

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Craftitude challenge. Hope you will join us next time. DT Crafting Vicky I have some candy on my blog ;o)


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