Saturday, October 8, 2016

Different Kind of Snowball

     Today I have a really simple, single-layer, card with my favorite kind of snowball.  :-D  Considering that I grew up in southern California where it never snowed, and then was suddenly transplanted to Alaska for a two year tour with hubby, I've never really learned to appreciate the cold kind of snowballs.  But the warm, fuzzy kind get me everytime!  This is a Conie Fong image and I'm entering it into their Facebook "Monochrome" challenge.


     The image and the sentiment were printed directly onto the card front, then I colored the image with my ProMarkers.  Even using the very heaviest CS that I can get through my printer, coloring with reds means that there was bleed-through onto the inside of the card.  I covered that by using some Christmas-y plaid dp to decorate the inside.


     The tiny red bow is the only embellishment but it's just enough.  I did want to keep this very CAS because that way, whomever uses it can mail it, if need be.  It's going to be donated to one of my local children's hospitals.

     The two in the image are obviously pretty crazy about each other!  :-D

     Challenges:
ABC Christmas
A Snowflakes Promise
Classic Design Team Open
Crafting by Designs
Crafting from the Heart
Craft Your Passion
Crafty Sentiments
I {heart} ProMarkers
Kraftin' Kimmie
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends
One Stitch at a Time
Outlawz PAM
Penny's Paper-Crafty
Send a Smile 4 Kids
Through the Craft Room Door
Winter Wonderland

     That's all I have for today but I'm working on another card for tomorrow so be sure to come visit again.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

24 comments:

*Vicki* said...

AWE! Now this is such a sweet image! :) I always think of those white kitties as having a name "Snowball"! LOL!! Gorgeous coloring NC! HUGS

Ginger said...

That is adorable! I wish I could visit California and have to teach me how to color that well!

Donna Ellis said...

Cutest little Christmas girl ever! Connie, your beautiful coloring and shading have brought her to life! I envy your talented use of bold, vibrant colors! Beautiful card! Hugs, de

Teresa Arsenault said...

Aww.. how sweet! You colored this beautifully and I love the plaid on this inside. hugs, Teresa

Deedee Anderson said...

Oh goodness! This pair is so adorable!!! Love the contrast between the reds and whites. Yes, those are my favorite kinds of snowballs too. We California girls just don't do well with snow, do we? LOL!

Jennifer Bradley said...

OMG what a stunning card, that image is so adorable, Love the colouring and added snow looks wonderful.
I don't think I could have survived a day in Alaska as I hate cold weather but saying that living in England we get every kind of weather going just not enough sunshine HA HA. Thank you for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, good luck in the draw and hope you will join us again in our next challenge. Jennifer DT member x

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Fabulous card . Thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers challenge good luck Ginny DT forI ♥promarkers My Blog As I do Rodos

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

Wow...what a lovely creation. Great image and such rich colours. Lovely CAS Design too. Thanks for joining us this week at Craft Your Passion for our ATG challenge. Hope to see you again soon. Good luck.
Lynn aka Lynnpenguin, CYP DT

Creative world said...

Awesome CAS card and gorgeous coloring... Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Passion challenge this week
Hugs, Zeljka DT

Vannessa said...

Great CAS card and that image is one my fave Conie Fong's. Thank you for joining in the Crafty Sentiments Challenge this time. Hope to see you again!

Hugs, Vannessa
Crafty Sentiments GDT

chrissy xx said...

They are so sweet! GOrgeous colours on your CAS card. Thank you so much for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge.
Hugs
Chrissyxx

Anet van Zyl said...

Adorable Christmas card Nana Connie. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Penny’s Paper-Crafty. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

Jeanie Ellis said...

What a sweet and adorable card! Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Regards,
TTCRD DT
Scrapbookingmamaw {My Blog}
Through The Craft Room Door
ttcrd.blogspot.com

Annette Stapylton said...

Oh this is just gorgeous. What a stunner of a Christmas image and love the different snow ball. Lovely simple card but very effective. Gorgeous colouring of your image, love it. Nice work. Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
[Annette Registered Owner/Admin for Classic Design Team Challenge]

Deborah Adams said...

Beautiful card! Your coloring of your image is just gorgeous. Such an adorable Christmas card. Thank you for joining One Stitch At A Time Monochromatic Challenge.
Deborah DT

Marie said...

A lovely image and lovely colouring to that. A lovely looking card. Thanks for joining us over at the winter wonderland this week.
Love n hugs
marie

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

Wow...Love the entire CAS card that shouts sweet, cold, and cuddly. I can't imagine living in Alaska for 2 years. I absolutely don't do COLD well. Kudos to you!

Lisbeths kort og scrap said...

An absolutely adorable card. Thanks for sharing it with us at I ❤️ ProMarkers. Hope to see you back for new challenges. Good luck, hugs from Lisbeth

maureenjscott said...

Super cute! Thanks for joining in our Anything Goes challenge at Crafting by Designs this month! mo x

Veronique Baadjou said...

Gorgeous card! Love it!
Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Veronique DT for http://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/...

Veronique Baadjou said...

Gorgeous card! Love it!
Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Veronique DT for http://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/...

LOU said...

Gorgeous card! Love the use of plaid inside the card.
Thanks so much for joining us at Winter Wonderland.
Lou DT xo

Marlene Atkinson said...

A gorgeous Christmas card, gorgeous image which is so cute. Thank you for sharing with us at Winter Wonderland Challenge. Marlene DT

Cara said...

A perfect snowball! Lovely. Sorry, I'm so late in visiting. Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge. Cara DT x