Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Tuesday Throwdown and Robyn's Fetish

     One more snowman today and this one is "Carl, the Snowman" from Robyn's Fetish, sponsor this week for the Tuesday Throwdown challenge.  Robyn's graciously supplied images to the DT and Carl was one of my favorites.   Our theme is "Celebrate the Season."

I chose a sketch from Fetch-a-Sketch and it's hard to believe they are on Challenge 12 already!   I haven't managed to do them all but got a good share of them.  :-D

     I took a couple of liberties in that I didn't make a square card and I turned it into a gate-fold.  Here's another photo showing it open a bit so you can see the fold.  You can also see that I tried to stay as true to the sketch as possible.

     This will be a short post today.  I'm still not over this miserable winter cold and don't feel like sitting up and typing much.  Mostly, I'll let you look at the card and will list the challenges for this card.  I did try a set of new Promarkers which were a gift to me from a former neighbor of mine, and I Love Promarkers has a challenge theme of Snowmen & Snowflakes.  This is the first time I've played there, mostly because these are the first Promarkers I've had.  :-D

     List of Challenges:
Aud Sentiments - Any winter or holiday sentiment
Bah, Humbug - Cute Critters (Does a Snowman count as a 'critter'?)
Catch the Bug - Anything Goes
Crafts and Me - Pearls and swirls
Delightful Challenges - Let It Snow
Fairy Fun Fridays - Beat the Winter Blues (use blue and white)
Jingle Belles - Christmas
Meljen's - Holiday Song: Frosty, the Snowman
My Mum's Craft Shop - Keeping Warm (with his muffler and mittens -- after all, how warm can a snowman get and still survive?)
One Stop Craft - Let It Snow
OWH Stars & Stamps - Use a digi
PaperCrafting Journey - Anything Goes
Pattie's Creations - Christmas
Rainbow Lady's Challenge - Christmas carols; Frosty, the Snowman
Raise the Bar - Christmas (DT call)
Sassy Studio Designs - Christmas with sparkle and bling
Send a Smile 4 Kids - Winter Fun
Shelly's Images - Snow
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle - Holiday cards
Totally Papercrafts - Let It Snow
Whimsical Wednesday - layers (there are eight if you count the card base)

     Hope we'll see you playing at Tuesday Throwdown this week.  The theme, "Celebrate the Season," is pretty wide open and you can do a project for just about any winter holiday or celebration, however and whatever you happen to celebrate during the winter season!  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


  1. Hope you feel better soon! Your card is so cute. The deep blue DP is terrific with your snowman.

  2. Your card is gorgeous,love the snowman, hope you feel better soon.xxx

  3. I can't get enough of snowmen...love them. This is a wonderful gatefold card. Hope you're feeling better soon, NanaConnie. Colds are terrible.

  4. Love the gate fold and this super cute snowman. Sorry to hear you're not feeling well. Hope you get better soon. Glad you joined us at Pattie's Creations for the Christmas challenge this week.

  5. Hope you're feeling better Nanaconnie! your snowman is just adorable and that DP is perfect! Take care! xxx Steph

  6. Love the gate fold card and the image too. Wonderful design and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE all that blue! So very pretty.

  7. Love the fancy fold on this fabulous card, love the snowman image too, he looks so festive and jolly!

  8. Lovely card and a fabulous snowman. Great paper and sketch.

  9. Gorgeous card Connie :-) the image is very cute and the papers and gatefold are fab :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Totally Papercrafts andSimon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  10. Lovely Connie, love the pearls too, thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.

  11. Gorgeous snowman and love the backing papers. I love the style of card too.

    Linda xxx

  12. Connie, this is delightful! Cute wintry image and fun folds! Thanks for joining us at Sassy Studio Designs and hope you feel better soon! :)

  13. Lovely card; the snowman is adorable. Thank you for playing with us at MMCS this week. Hugs!

  14. Wonderful card! Love the sweet image and the DP is just fantastic. Thanks for joining us at MMCS for our keeping warm challenge.


  15. Fab card, such a cute snowman. Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady's Challenge
    Claire xx

  16. Gorgeous card - I just love that image x
    Thanks so much for sharing it with us at papercrafting journey & good luck x
    ((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

  17. Hope you feel better soon. What a beautiful card. I used a similar image myself last week so I know what a joy they are to colour. Great card. Thanks for joining us at I Love ProMarkers

  18. Nanaconnie-
    What a fun winter card for a child! Love the image and all the special details! Thanks for sharing it with us at Send a Smile 4 Kids.
    Hope you feel better soon!

  19. Such a fabulous card Connie, I love the design, your colours are fantastic and I adore that sweet snowman - stunningly coloured!!!

    Thanks so much for joining the Simon Says Stamp challenge
    xxx Heather xx

  20. Super cute card! I love the gate fold and the beautiful colors! Thanks for playing at Whimsical Wednesdays!

  21. I love gate cards and this is wonderful!! Love the way you colored the cute snowman and the pretty dp! Fab job ;)

  22. A super card, Connie. Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady

  23. Lovely card. Thank you for sharing with us at Bah! Humbug!

    Max's Craft Creations
    Bah! Humbug! Challenges DT

  24. Love it! Great gatefold card!
    Dawn xx

  25. Great card, just love the different fold!

    Thank you for sharing with us this week over at Delightful Challenges, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  26. Such a cute snowman and I love the colour scheme you have chosen. Thanks for playing
    Love Cynthia x

  27. Great idea to use all the folds - inspired! And no liberties taken!!! Good to see you! Thank you for joining in at Fetch A Sketch – hope you can join us again for the next challenge! Fetch A Sketch Challenges

  28. This is AWESOME! Love the snowman and your coloring is perfect! Wonderful gate card design and the perfect background paper!
    Thanks so much for joining our "No Business Like SNOW Business" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!

    Shelly's Images DT

  29. So cool, love the way he hangs over the gate fold edge. Such a cold wintery color palette too. A fabulous creation Connie. Thanks for joining the holiday sparkle challenge at SSD this week.

  30. Ahh sweet image and I love the fold. Wonderful Holiday card! Thanks for joining our challenge at SSDS this week.
    Scrapcat Cards by Linda

  31. Wonderful job, thanks for joining us at SAS4Kids

  32. what a clever and appealing holiday card! that sweet snowman digi from RF really is just sooooooooo adorable, as well!!!

  33. Such a clever use of the sketch! I'm so pleased you like our challenges! Thanks for joining us over at Fetch A Sketch! x

  34. Super card Thanks for joining us at OSCC this week would love to see you next week too

  35. Super card! Love the gatefold, the background paper, and those pearls. Thanks for joining us at Patties Creations Challenge #34.
    Margy (DT member)

  36. Connie,
    This is perfect for our challenge at Pattie’s Creations. Thanks for joining us!
    Pattie ♥

  37. Love your pretty DP behind your adorable snowman! Thanks so much for sharing it with us @ SAS 4 Kids and I wish you the best of holidays :)


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