Monday, December 13, 2010

Merry Christmas Snowman Challenge

This snowman with the "Have Yourself  A Merry Little Christmas" wish is just so fun and cute.  Well, you can get him at the challenge blog this week and if  you do, you could win 4 of Nina's images by playing along this week at Paper Cupcakes. Hop on over to the challenge blog and join in with us.  We have a fantastic challenge brought to you by our lovely DT member Due Cabral. You are to make a traditional Christmas card using red and green. Now it can't get any easier than that so come on over, grab the free image and let's see your red and green card.  The design team have some wonderful eye candy for you to get your mojo going.

I've made a Christmas oranament and attached to the front of this card for someone very special, far away, and always in my thoughts. Can't tell ya who cause every now and then she pops in to see what's going on with my blog......lol   This was really fun to make and I love this image.

Goodies used to make this card:
  • Image - Merry Christmas Snowman by Nina of Paper Cupcakes and combined it with a digital wreath from Nana Vic - I joined the digital wreath with Nina's image then cut out around the inside of the snowman and the edges of the wreath - behind the snowman is a beautiful white glitzy paper so it looks like snow and is shiney.  It is Snowfall by Reminisce.
  • DP is from my stash and I don't have a clue where I got it last year - love the glitz and shine to it though so I hope you can see the beauty of the paper
  • Spellbinder's circle dies
  • Ribbon from stash and Bow Easy to make bow
  • Colored with Copics - Holly Berry Stickles added to his gloves, mittens and band on his hat.
Didn't do a lot of embellishments with this because I wanted the image and the paper to be the main focus of the card but after looking it does need more since I'm a more is never enough......lol

At this time I want to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the design team at Paper Cupcakes.  We will be taking a break through the holidays and this will be our last challenge until January 10, 2011.  The new year will bring new images and some wonderful new challenges with lots of goodies for you. I'll be back with a new challenge on January 10th.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you like what you see here and have the time to leave me a comment so I'll be sure to come visit and see what's new with you and your blog.

Happy Holidays from our house to your house.
"Hugs" Carol

17 comments:

otomys said...

Stunning Christmas card and ornament in one, Carol. Love everything about it, the colours the wreath frame and the cute image. Well done my friend!
Amelia x

Olga said...

This is gorgeous!!!! I love the ornaments!! your friend will love and cherish this card!!!

Jessie said...

Very cute Carol!

Debbie Schneider said...

Hi Carol - what a great idea!! I love the ornament idea and you did an absolutely stunning job of this card. I love it and I love how you paper pieced his coat and hat - just perfect. Your special friend is very lucky to receive such a lovely gift from you. To me nothing is like a home-made card or gift - they are absolutely the best!!! Thank you for your kind words on my blog - you gave me a nice thought. You said to think of our Christmas (childless this year) as a Christmas before we had our children and I really liked that idea. I think it will make it easier to get through - it can be a special time for both my husband and I. God Bless you and your family during the holiday season! Hugs Debbie

Wishcraft said...

So lovely - the snowman looks fab in his spots and the paper is gorgeous :o) Lisa x

marsha said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I love your wreath and your DP is fabulous, and of course the paper piecing! Thanks for the warm welcome this month and your kind comments.
Hugs,
Marsha

Selma said...

This is another Wow card Carol. I love the snowman and the background is perfect.

Nightowl said...

Wow hun, your lastest creations are all stunning. I'm so glad that you have had a few moments of mojo and inspiration returned to you. No matter what you create, your style is always unique and filled with love. God Bless you my friend. Thinking of you and your family at this very special time of year. *Hugs*

Dru said...

Stunning card Carol - Your background paper is beautiful, the image of course is adorable, and I especially like the edging you used around it and then layered! Hugs and Merry Christmas to you! Dru

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

i just love snowmen!!! this is stunning!

hugs :)

chrissy xx said...

Fabulous card. Great colours too.
It's snowing hard here!!! lol.
Chrissyxx

Eulanda said...

♥ the image and the red foil paper is sooo very elegant and pretty. Very nice!

Georgei said...

wow Carol he is so so cute like how you did this and you paper is so pretty
I like alot to see your card they are all way beautiful
thank for showing
Have a good day

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is just gorgeous Carol!! Love the adorable snowman and that shimmery red paper. Stunning!

*Vicki* said...

Hey Carol!! WOW!! This is just adorable!! I so love all of the glitter on the snowman!! Beautiful colors and design!! :)

I still do not know why I can't get your up-dates for the life of me!! Do you know if any of your other followers have the same problem? (I just have to remember to check you out sweetie!!) Thanks for sharing!!HUGS

Pat said...

Lovely card Carol, beautiful bp and gorgeous bow. Hope you and your family have a lovely Christmas and New Year.

Pat xx

Nilla said...

Fabulous card, love how you dressed the snowman! I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2011! Hugs Nilla