Friday, July 25, 2014

Share Your Christmas Joy

     I don't know how I've missed the progressive challenge at From the Heart before this but I've discovered it now and am playing along.  However, that means doing another Christmas card despite the fact that I already have more than enough for family and friends this year.  I guess I'll be able to donate the overflow to OWH or one of my local organizations.  I know there's always a need.

My design sketch came from Tuesday Morning Sketches
and I used colors from Outlawz Color challenge.


     The sweet snowman is colored with ProMarkers and a bit of sparkle gel ink, then die cut.  I die cut the sentiment with the same die set and mounted both of those onto a single piece of dark blue CS.  I used a snowflake die from Spellbinders to cut two snowflake shapes from pale blue dp, cut each one in half, added Stickles, and then adhered them to make the background shape shown in the sketch.  

     I added everything to a card base made from kraft CS and finally added the sparkly pompoms which have been hiding in my Christmas stash for who-knows-how-long.  I also found a single pompom (without any sparkle) and added it to the snowman's ear muff.

     Challenges: (There were just so many with "Christmas" themes!)

     Have a terrific weekend and Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


jimlynn said...

You can never have too many cards for Christmas Connie! Don't forget that I should be on your list too! LOL!
Love this cute snowman - and card. The pompom adds to the preciousness!
Hope you're having a great weekend.

Charlene said...

What a beautiful card!! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us this week at CCCB :-)

Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous card and I do love the snowman he is so cute.
Linda xxx

JanR said...

Great card! The sparkle looks very nice. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

Gail said...

This is a very cute card. I love snowmen, so this stole my heart. I LOVE the fluffy white dots in the corner and also his ear muff is fluffy. I love those little touches. GREAT card. Thanks for playing with us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' this month. Our next challenge begins August 13 and I hope to see you enter another card even if you use it in Christmas 2015! hehehe. Hugs, Gail

Debbie said...

This is so cute!! I love the huge snowflake!
Haha! I just saw Donna's card using this image so now I have a second reminder that I need to hurry and play with FTH! :)

Thanks so much for playing this week at TMS!!

Joann Burton said...

Snowmen how I love them...Cute Cute Cute...Hugs, joann sassy raggedy

Dawn Lancaster said...

Just too cute! I love love love the image!
Dawn xx

Sharon said...

Cute xmas card! Thanks for joining us at The Sailing Pineapple - hope to see you again!

Nikki said...

Ahhhh thats so adorable, love the sentiment, its heart warming x tfs at The sailing Pineapple :)

Jessi Fogan said...

You're already done with the Christmas cards you need? Pfffth! I stick my tongue out at you ;) That's incredible and amazing, and I love that you'll donate the ones you don't need. SUCH a sweet thing to do! I love the pompoms - and that sweet image. So glad you came to play with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches this week :)

Ros Crawford said...

What a wonderful card! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB

Lee-Anne said...

What a sweet snowman! Just an adorable Christmas design! So happy you could join us at the Dazzling Diva's Challenge!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Super adorable! I love the image and your wonderful design.

chanya13 said...

Beautiful card, sweet image , wonderful colour combo. Thanks for joining us at Clear It Out!!! I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Agnieszka

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at CCCB!

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

What a cuuuuute little Christmas card! How awesome that you have already enough for all your family members! And such a great gesture to give some away.

Thanks for joining us in our Christmas in July challenge at Digi Choosday Crafting Vicky (DT)

Connie Wallenbrock said...

From one Connie to another..this lil snowman is adorable!! I'm so glad you entered our challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas! Scrappy hugs!!

Asha said...

LOVE that snowman... and his ear-muffs.
hugs, Asha

Vicki Dutcher said...

Such an adorable image! Love the tiny bird too - Thanks for joining in with DD!

Kathy said...

This is so pretty Connie. Love the kraft background, the snowflake and image really pop against it. Did you really say "ALL DONE" with your Christmas cards? You are amazing, that is great! Hope you have been well!


Julies Crafty Creations said...

Aww auch a cute snowman with his ear muffs, I also love the edition of the snowballs
Thanks for sharing your card with us in our Christmas in July challenge over at Digi Choosday and good luck
Julie x
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Bianca said...

You can never start to prepare for Christmas ealry enough. I love your creation it´s so wonderfull! Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons! xx Bianca

Elfies-Bastelstube said...

Your creation is so wonderful like the Paper you have used.
Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all seasons.
Hugs Elfie