Tuesday, January 3, 2012

First Tuesday Throwdown Challenge of 2012

     Happy first work day of 2012 and welcome to the first Tuesday Throwdown challenge of 2012.  Our challenge this week is sponsored by Robyn's Fetish, and they supplied all the digital stamps used by the DT.  Our theme is "Shiny New Year" and we want to see something shiny on your projects this week.  If you use as much shine as I did, you might have a problem getting your project to photograph.  I've never taken so many shots of one card trying to get the one shot without backflash glare!  LOL

     I used a sketch from My Time Made Easy.



      Doesn't this snowman cone look ready for a party?  He could be Christmas or New Year, or even a birthday, as long as he gets to the party!  Ice Cream (the snowman kind or not) seems to always be a necessity for parties and celebrations of all kinds!

     I colored the image with Copics and added Glossy Accents to the 'snowman' part of the ice cream cone.  That's where the problems started with trying to photograph the card.  Here's a closeup to show you how really shiny it is IRL.  You can see the photography problems it would cause.  :-D


     The dp came from the new DCWV stack which Santa brought me for Christmas.  Love all the snowflakes in those papers!  I fussy cut the image and matted it with black CS.  Each dp is also matted with black.  I added the ribbon, the bow, and the shiny pearls as embellishments, all from my stash.

Challenges for this card:
2 Sisters -- Winter colors (purple, blue, white, or silver combos)
4 Crafty Chicks -- Something New (New Year, new dp, new image)
Craft Your Days Away -- Snowmen
C.R.A.F.T. -- New Year
Crimbo Crackers - Snowflakes
Critter Sketch - Celebrations
DRS Designs -- Snowflakes
House of Gilli -- Anything Goes
Incy Wincy -- Anything Goes
Kaboodle Doodles -- Celebrate
Mark's Finest Papers -- Snowflake
My Craft Spot -- Winter Wonderland
One Stop Crafts - Winter Wishes
Our Craft Lounge -- Inspiration photo (colors)
Pile It On - Anything Goes (plus always as many challenges as possible)
Robyn's Fetish -- Anything Goes
Secret Crafter -- Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp and Show -- Something Old, Something New
Stamps & Fun = Creativity -- Snow
Stamping with the Dragon -- Let It Snow
Totally Papercrafts -- Party Time

     Sure hope you'll come play in the Tuesday Throwdown challenge this week.  It's an easy one - just use something shiny.  See you there and Happy Stamping.  Welcome to 2012!  NanaConnie

32 comments:

  1. This ice cream cone looks good enough to eat. Great job. Happy New Year

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  2. He's so cute! Love all the glossy accents you used on him - well worth it even if it is hard to photograph.

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  3. NanaConnie love your darling snowman!! It is so hard with the shine it either reflects or doesnt show!! You did a great job with the shine :)

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  4. Adorable snowman....love that shine!!! That looks like tasty ice cream! Cute image too! Thanks for joining us at Speedy's challenge!

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  5. Thank you for joining us. Sorry our inlinkz was not up when you visited our blog. We were having computer issues. Please come back and upload your creations.

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  6. What a sweet snowman ice cream cone! How adorable he is , and I love all that sparkle! Thanks for joining in at Stamping Dragon Designs this week!
    Cheryl First
    Stamping Dragon DT

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  7. Super cool snowman! Love your papers too! Thanks for joining us at Card Crafter's Circle! Don't forget to follow the rules to be eligible for the prize. Hope to see you again soon! Hugs.

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  8. Fabulous card Connie, I love the digi and how you have got the ice cream to really shine.

    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  9. Gorgeous card, and thanks to have joined us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge.

    Laurence x

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  10. fab card,thanks for entering this week over at c.r.a.f.t challenges x

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  11. OOooohh, love the snowman, super card !!

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  12. Wonderful!!! LOVE that cute image (reminds me a little of the Pillsbury Dough Boy! LOL!) and your pretty card.
    Lynn

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  13. This is wonderful... such a fun image, I love that he glistens! Thanks for sharing with us at Card Crafter's Circle! (by following our rules, you'll be eligible for our prizes)

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  14. What a grest card, love the shine on the snowman. Good luck in the DRS designs challange

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  15. Super cute image. I like the extra "sparkle" you've added to the little snow cone. Thank you for sharing your card at Card Crafter's Circle.

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  16. What a fun and whimsical card! Love the glossy accents! Thanks for joining us at Pile it On this week!
    Heather :)

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  17. How adorable! Thanks for playing along at Kaboodle Doodles this week.

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  18. love that stamp -
    thanks for joining Pile it on this week and we hope that you will join again.
    Kimberly

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  19. Fantastic card! Thanks for joining us at Critter Sketch. -Yvette
    cre8tivegirls.blogspot.com

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  20. Adorable image, shine and your something new is awesome. Thank you so much for sharing your super cute creation with 4 Crafty Chicks.

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  21. I love your shiny snowcone card! I love all that glitter!
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  22. Wowsers Connie, that's one shiny ice cream cone and looks so tasty. My favorite anytime of the year. Great card! One question, how in the world do you find all those challenges to enter? Good luck my friend, it's a winner in my book. "Hugs"

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  23. Oh my....I could do with a lick or three of this little guy right now, heehee. Love all the sparkle, even if it does cause problems, lol....thanks for joining us at Card Crafter's Circle....would love to see another creation next week!

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  24. Shine you got, girl. What a darling snowman cone and adorable card. Like your Christmas gift paper, too.

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  25. fabulous creation! Thanks for joining us this week at Pile it on for our Anything goes challenge! Gemma :)

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  26. This is wonderful, thanks for playing along at Our Craft Lounge this week.

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  27. Love that image. So creative! Beautiful card.

    Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Days Away.

    Mari

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  28. Fabulous card!
    Thanks for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge & Pile It On!
    Helen x

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  29. Nice card... great work keep going
    :)


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  30. Oh wow what a cool image,it looks really great.Thank you for sharing this with us SFC.
    Many greetings
    Angela

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  31. Cute card! Your icecream snowman is adorable! Thanks for joining the fun at My Craft Spot!

    Kimberly

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  32. Wonderful card! Thank you for joining in at Crimbo Crackers – hope you can join me again for the next challenge! Crimbo Crackers

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