Saturday, 17 August 2013

It's beginning to look a lot like..............

I am not going to say the actual word....but it's that time of year when crafters minds start to turn towards a certain festive period!

Isn't it funny how you always want to do Spring colours in the depths of winter (to cheer yourself up on those cold dark days).....and yet in the summer we can't wait to get our hands on a frosty snowman! Well that's how it works for me anyway :o)

So on to my card for today which I made for Stamp Addicts using their new Christmas Tree stamp and an oldie but a goodie snowman, also from SA.

As you can see, they are both quite sizeable stamps so they really fill a 6 x 6 card. I actually went a little out of my comfort zone and did the thing where you go outside of the borders of the card. I like the look, but I'm not sure how I'm gonna get it in a 6 x 6 envelope - lol!!

I created a background for this card by sponging with turquoise dye based ink and stamped the snowflakes with a Stamps by Judith stick.

The snowy ground was plain paper sprayed with glitter spray and, you can't see it very well on this picture, but it is actually slightly raised so that one of the christmas trees fits behind it.

The trees are stamped with marvy matchable ink pads which have strips of different tones of the same colour so that are great for adding a bit of shading.  Finally my lovely snowman is  coloured iwth pro markers...what a cheerful chappy he is!!

Well I hope you like my card for today and my masterful avoidance of a certain festive word!

I will leave you with some lovely challenges that I would like to enter this week.

Thanks for visiting me today.

Sharon x


  1. Lovely card, thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week, xxx

  2. Great card Sharon. Love the snowman, looks a really jolly chap! Hugs, Carol S.xx

  3. gorgeous. love the image. fab colours and layout x

  4. thank you for joining us at the Hobby House Challenge for our Christmas Theme
    Hugs Kate xx

  5. Such a cheerful Christmas card. Love the trees.
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  6. A gorgeous Christmas card Sharon. The snowman looks fab and I love the trees.
    Have a lovely weekend
    Lorraine x

  7. Oh how totally cute! Love how you did the trees! Thank you for joining us at Delicious Doodles Challenges!
    (DD DT)

  8. What a gorgeous christmas card Sharon, love how you have done it all and snowman so happy. You like me make a card then envelope to small..Hugs Lozzy xx

  9. Love your card Sharon and well done for avoiding THAT word! X

  10. oops back to say, thank you for sharing with us at the Winter Wonderland
    Hugs Kate xx

  11. This card is so nice. I like the paper you used for the trees.
    Thanks for joining us at Stamp n Doodle.
    xxx Michelle

  12. Love that happy snowman on your lovely card. Thanks for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

  13. what a jolly snewman , lovely card,Thanks for joining us at Delicious doodles x

  14. Fabulous card and image Sharon. Spotted this on MIM. Loz


I love to receive your comments, so thanks so much for taking the time to visit me and tell me what you think. Happy crafting! Sharon