Friday, November 3, 2017

Baby, It's Cold Outside

     Another day of participating in the 30 Days of Holidays at Beccy's Place and the alphabet letter today is "C."  I decided that a good Cold snowman would be perfect so used one of Beccy's wonderful snowmen.


     I colored with Copics (the blues) and ProMarkers (the greens), then die cut the image with a Gina Marie die.  The die in the set was wider than I needed so I did two cuts, adjusting the placement of the die to where I needed it for the second cut.  I did the same thing with the sentiment, using a smaller die from that same Gina Marie set.

     I fully intended to make this a really CAS (another "C"!) design, using only the image and the sentiment.  But that gorgeous, sparkly ribbon was lying on my crafting desk, begging to be used, and the silver color added to the "cold" idea so I added a strip of it.  Then it seemed to need a bow so I tied a variation of my standard bow tie bows.  But the only ribbon I had was white so I used a ProMarker to 'dye' it green.

     I resisted any further embellishment so I guess it's still a bit CAS compared to others I do with lots of flowers or die cut embellies.  At least there's lots of open space left, even if it's turquoise instead of white.  But I started with a colored card base so there never would have been any "white" space, regardless.  :-D

     Challenges:
Beccy's Place
Card Mania
Ching-Chou Kuik
Craft-Dee Bowz
Crafts Galore Encore
Crea Chicky's
Creatalicious
Do-Al(l) Kreatives
Not Just Cards
Stempelsonnen

     OK, I think three posts in one day is probably enough and I promise, while there may be other days this month with 2 posts, I think this is the last 3-post-day!  Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie

19 comments:

  1. Sehr schön gemacht. Danke für die Teilnahme bei der Stempelsonne.
    LG Dreja

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  2. Love your color combination on this card! That snowman is so cute!

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  3. This is fabulous and love the snowman.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  4. I can understand why you needed to use the ribbon NC, it's beautiful. It reminds me of icicles or falling snow, so it fits perfectly with your theme. You did a wonderful job colouring the image, I love the blue and green combination. Fabulous!
    Cheers,
    Beccy

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  5. ooooooh, Connie! Look at how amazing our colors and shading are! I love the snowy storm happening in the background, too - perfect for the way your little snow guy appears to be shivering! Lovely ribbon, too, with a fantastic coordinating green bow. I have missed you this week, my friend! xx

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  6. Fabulous card Connie, love the die you used (envy) and the colours are wonderful. Fab bow too!
    hugs
    Glenda

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  7. This card really has a cold look to it, great colouring x

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  8. What an adorable snowman, love the smile. Well done. Thanks for joining us at ‘Do-Al(l) Creatives’. Jonnece DT

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  9. Nice done and cool colours.

    Thanks for playing along with our Do-Al(l) Kreatives Challenge and good luck!

    Hugs and please come back soon!
    Doris
    Kleido’s BastelStüble
    *Owner* Do-Al(l) Kreatives (#11 – The first Christmas preparations)
    *DT* Die Sketchtanten
    *DT* Die Traumfabrik
    *GDT* ITD’s Creative Playground

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  10. Thanks for sharing with us at Creatalicious. Do come back again and good luck. Jackie DT member xx

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  11. A wonderful card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional use blue & silver” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    Hugs,
    Melanie
    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)

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  12. That is one cold looking snowman. Your clever use of purple and blue makes him looks extra chilly. hugs, Teresa

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  13. great card! Thank you for sharing with us at Creatalicious Challenge. Hope to see you again.
    Hugs, JIll DT

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  14. Funny image. Your colour combo is great! Thanks for making me smile!

    Thanks for playing along with us at our present challenge at Do-Al(l) Kreatives and good luck! Hope you will join us next month again.

    Hugs
    Alex

    *DT + Admin* Do-Al(l) Kreatives {#11 – Pre Christmas Session }
    *DT* Kreativ-Tanten Challenge {#11 – Zooanimals}
    *DT* Craft Rocket Challenges {#43 –Christmas is coming}
    Alex' Kreative Seite

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  15. Super Christmas card, Connie. You coloured the snowman beautifully and I love the die you chose. Terrific colour combination! Thank you for sharing your project with us at the Crafts Galore Encore November Challenge, “Anything Goes”. Good Luck and hope to see you again next month!
    Carole x DT
    Craftilicious Creations

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  16. A wonderful card.
    Thanks for joining us at the DAK Challenge.
    Greetings Andrea

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  17. What a cute snowman. Love your card. So glad you have joined us at Craft-Dee BowZ in our monthly challenge. We look forward in having you join us again. Kathy, DT

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  18. What a lovely snowman card you have made here which fits perfectly the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration and Challenge Blog Monthly Challenge this month of “Christmas/Winter”. I love the simplicity of it. Thank you for entering and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Design Team Leader).

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