Friday, November 20, 2015

Cold Hands, Warm Hearts

     Friday morning, only a week before Thanksgiving here in the US, and many states and cities have already had snow.  That seemed to be a good reason to celebrate "Snowmen" in our new weekly challenge at QKR Stampede.

I used colors from the inspiration photo at City Crafter.

     QKR has so many adorable snowmen in its collection but I chose this one, Digi 13004 "Winter Friends" and paired it with Digi 13804 "Cold Hands" for the sentiment.   I used my ProMarkers to color the image and then used a scalloped border die from Spellbinders to cut one side of it.  The sentiment is hand cut and inked on the edges.

     The background dp is from the "Winter Magic" stack by DCWV.  I added the striped ribbon, lacing it through the scallops and then added the sentiment piece over the ribbon by using dimensional dots.  It's a pretty simple design which looks more complex because of the patterns in the dp and the ribbon.

A Snowflakes Promise
Colour Your World
Crafting with Dragonflies
Craft Your Passion
Crafty Sentiments Designs
Love to Scrap
Papertake Weekly
Scrapy Land
Sweet Stamps
Through the Craft Room Door
Where the HeART Is
WordArt Wednesday

     The weekend is here already - can you believe it?  This will be the last one I have to get things ready for Thanksgiving.  Tomorrow, I'm spending the day (and night) with my granddaughters, getting the last bits and final touches of costumes sewn for their big day at our local Comicon.

     It's been a project which has taken up the greater part of two weekends and several weekday afternoons but I've had so much fun spending that time teaching the first steps in sewing.  Nothing like picking a very complex costume pattern for the first sewing project!  But, then, that's my granddaughter.  Tackle big projects with absolute faith that they can be accomplished. :-D   Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


Donna Hanley said...

You paired perfectly with the snowman with gloves and that sentiment about the cold hand/warm heart. Nice job coloring the sky and snow. Your running ribbon is very attractive. You sound very busy but I your time is very well spent with those adventurous granddaughters of yours. Hope they enjoy Comicon.

*Vicki* said...

Such a cute cute snowman Connie!! You've done a stunning job with the color combo too!! Wishing you a fabulous Thanksgiving Holiday my friend!! Enjoy your family!! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*
My Blog: Stamp Smiles

Mel said...

So adorable, love that snowman image! Thank-you for joining us at Color Your World!

Cumbrianlass said...

This is lovely NC., fabulous image and love how you have used the ribbon.
Hugs Janet xxx

Lori Kobular said...

Oh what a sweet snowman!! Love the sentiment too! Thanks for joining us at Scrapy Land Challenge #30!

Linda Simpson said...

Such a beautiful card and love the snowman. Great sentiment too. We are due for a bad weekend here in the UK and my plan is to stay nice and cosy in the craft room crafting.
Linda xxx

jimlynn said...

So cute!! Love the ribbon weaving on here and that sentiment too!
Have a fun weekend with the family and granddaughter!!!!
I'll be missing in action for a little while so just wanted to tell you to have a beautiful Thanksgiving!

Wynn Walton said...

Adorable image. I love the sentiment too. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafting with Dragonflies. Wynn DT

Donna Ellis said...

Cute snowman image, Connie! Pretty blue theme, and I especially like the "stitched" ribbon on the left! Hugs, de

Davi said...

Very pretty card NC, I love the cutie image and the dp and ribbon really look so pretty with him :)

Teresa Arsenault said...

Adorable card. Love the new header. hugs, Teresa

Donna Ellis said...

I'm back with my SL hat, Connie! Thanks for joining us in the{Scrapy Land Challenge}! Hope to see your pretty projects again.
crafty hugs,
{Creative Smiles} my blog

Sandy Fredrick said...

What a cute card, beautiful coloring and love the snowman. Thank you for joining our blog challenge at

Lozzy T said...

Gorgeous card with the colour and your design, fab snowman..Thank you for joining us at Lacy Sunshine Color Your World...Hugs Lozzy x

Dawn Lancaster said...

You know I love a snowman, & this one is great! I love the little birdie too!
Great card as always NanaC!
Dawn xx

Ros Crawford said...

So cute!! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

Bad Kitty said...

Your card is very beautiful !
Thank you for joining us at Craft your passion !
Good Luck and hope to see you again.

Chasing the Dream said...

Now that is me, cold hands and warm heart, love this image, great design and colors, Fabulous holiday card.

Kamila R. said...

What a beautiful card! I love the snowman and your colouring! Beautiful sentiment and very festive card! Thank you for joining us at TTCRD this week!
Kamila DT

Helen Haines said...

So cute and love your colouring. Thanks for joining us at Where the HeArt is, Helen DT

Stella said...

Such a cute and lovely take on our theme. I love the way you colored the snowman. Thank you so much for joining us this week at CCCB!

Denise Pustelniak said...

What a cute card!
Thank-you for joining us at Color Your World!