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Monday, June 06, 2016

It's a Snowman's Life {Our Crafty Corner #10}

Hello, Lovely Crafty Friends!

Today begins challenge #10 for Our Crafty Corner!
It  continues until the end of the month.

OCC is a month-long challenge, beginning the first Monday of each month.
Every month's theme: ANYTHING GOES

My card features Two Turtle Doves Snowman
offered by this month's sponsor The Stamping Boutique

Such a darling image! I'll be using it again in the future!

The metallic snowflakes are from the sealed lid of my Whey Protein container LOL
Challenge Up Your Life #42 Repurpose Household Item:

The Snow Writer was used across the card top, and on the snowman's furry cap and coat, then sprinkled with Sparkle N Sprinkle's glitter. (Quite surprising how quickly this product dries even in humid Florida!)

Zig Zag stitching, ribbon, lace, glitter, and
snowy happiness (Snow Writer) surround the snowman and his friends. 
He is colored with Copic Markers:

Now it's your turn to link up to the 

A few weeks ago, my craft room saw daylight! I cleaned up!
I've been trying to clean it up every week-end for the next week's mess.
LOL - after watching this, you will know - I am a slow talker and forget words easily.

Challenges I'm Submitted to:

  1. A Beautiful Mess Challenges #3 Anything Goes (last Friday of Month) 6/24
  2. A Gem of a Challenge (May 28) "The Weather" (choose any season) I chose WINTER 6/10
  3. Catch The Bug (June 4) June Anything Goes 6/11
  4. Challenge Up Your Life #42 Repurpose Household Item (can lid shown above in photo) 6/8 (sep post)
  5. Crafty Cardmakers #165 - Monochrome (C15) 6/13
  6. Crafty Friends Challenge #33 Based On A Book (FROSTY THE SNOWMAN) 6/17
  7. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #284 Vintage or Anything Goes Christmas 6/11
  8. Christmas Card Challenge #27 #27 6/12 (Tues 14th)
  9. Ellibelle's Let's Color Linky Party #10 Anything Goes with a Colored Image 6/30
  10. Jingle Belles (June 3) Frosty The Snowman 6/19
  11. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #35 Anything Goes 6/19 (posted one week later)
  12. One Stitch At A Time #263 Anything Goes with STITCHING-faux or real. (I used my sewing machine's zigzag stitch all the way around the designer paper panel). 6/12 (posted one week later)
  13. PDE Linky Party #126 Anything Goes 6/10
  14. Scrappers Delights Challenge Blog #56 Anything Goes 6/30
  15. Winter Wonderland (June 3) Snowflakes 6/10

crafty hugs,


Sue said...

Hi Donna, What a fab card. The snowflakes are lovely.

I have my stamps and punches stored in one of those over the door organisers.

Hope you have a good start to the week. Sue

brenda said...

A great card and real fun snowman Doona and those snowflakes are 'ace' as one of my DIL's would say.

B x

CdeBaca Crafts Gallery said...

Such an adorable card. The metallic snowflakes idea is so creative! Thank you for sharing that idea.

Maryvonne Coussé said...

Love the Metallic snowflakes ! What a great idea !
Beautiful card !

Pamellia said...

Hi Donna. Love your Christmas card, snowmen are so much fun for the winter season! Love the aqua palette, and those silver snowflakes...genius!

I was completely captivated as I took your tour around your craft room. Wow, you have a lot of wooden stamps, wow!! Hubby has really helped make your craft room organized, that is so sweet. I think my favourite part was your view though, so jealous that you have a pool! It was fun to get a glimpse into your world, thanks so much for sharing! hugs :)

Anonymous said...

Donna, he is such a jolly little snowman and you have coloured him so beautifully. Love all the embellishments you have added. Thank you :)

Hugs Erin xx

Anonymous said...

Back again Donna, Thank you for sharing a tour of your craft room, All those wooden stamps, they are fabulous. Love your garden and your pool :)

Erin xx

Karen Dunbrook said...

love it! so pretty and has such an elegance about it...well done.

Lisa said...

What a gorgeous card, Donna!! I love the sweet snowman and the sparkle you added to him!! How creative to reuse the foil tops to create the snowflakes!! They look amazing!! I love the lace and the pretty bow, too!!

Wow, your craft room is amazing!! It's so organized!! Want to come organize mine for me?? It's a complete mess!! All of your wooden stamps are amazing!! And what a gorgeous view!! I'm so jealous!! My craft room is in the basement with only one small window high up to let in natural light!! Thanks for showing us around your beautiful crafty space!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Shona Erlenborn said...

This is adorable! Love those snowflakes thanks for the tip! Great monochrome look and dimension. Your "messiest" part of your room is about my most "organized"! I seriously need to clean up. Thanks for the inspiration - it truly looks fabulous, Donna.

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow Donna! That snowman really makes me smile!! :) I LOVE the blue colors and your wonderful sparkle!! How clever you are to save the lids for a metal looking punched snowflake!! I just love that idea and now will need to "recycle" my trash for this!! ;) Thanks for sharing!! HUGS

KarinsArtScrap said...

what a super sweet image and a very beautiful card Donna
Gr Karin

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Donna, Gorgeous card with the sweet snowman. The lace and snowflakes are beautiful, (very creative with the snowflakes). Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Shirleyxx

Linda said...

I absolutely love the card, Donna!!! :)

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, goodness, I saw the first image and thought how cute your snowman is, and then as I read along and scrolled down your whole card popped into view and it just blew me away! It's a snowman in the Land of Enchantment! How beautiful and fun! What a great way to repurpose those foil packages, too. Love the colors and lace and snow and just every little detail. But that's not all! What a treat to get to tour your craft room! Another Land of Enchantment! Isn't that the way of craft rooms? All that stuff to play with. And a place for everything and everything in its place (for the time being, at least). What a beautiful view and a lovely place to be when it's too hot to be outside. It's rarely too hot to be outside here, and that's why I don't get to my stamp room much in the summertime. I'm slowly working on decluttering mine, getting ready to paint. Hope to have a bigger window put in by fall so I can see out to the garden and the bird feeders. Guess this summer I'll work on improving the view. It's all so much fun! Thanks for a wonderful visit this morning, Donna!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Well, aren't you clever to repurpose those metallic silver covers into snowflakes. I love that idea and those flakes look awesome on your cute snowman card. Lovely color choices too.

Darlene said...

I just love this happy snowman Donna! AND WOW what a great use for those sealing covers (have to keep that in mind next time I open a new Maxwell House container) ... would be easy to punch too! Cool!
You are so talented and I always pick up a tip or trick from you! LOVE your craftroom ...I too am in the basement (call it my crafting CAVE) but hubby has given me a lot of space, tables and light so I'm happy although it could stand some reorganizing ... thanks for inspiration! HAPPY DAY my friend and keep that inspiration coming ... I can use it about now! LOL

Unknown said...

That snowman is ADORABLE! He is so stinkin' cute! Love the glistening of snow and all that sparkles. You are the cleverest for punching the snowflakes from that foil! So CLEVER! Great layers of dies and lace and pretty pretty things! :)

Unknown said...

Just watched your craft room video! Holy Smokes, girl! You should just hold classes, you have enough 'stuff' lol Looks like a lot of fun, a nice place to play in! I could see your view, the cooling pool and your lovely plants! Have a wonderful day! xo~

Lori Kobular said...

Donna you are so clever! I love that you recycled the inside lid to make snowflakes! That is so cool! I love your happy snowman, he makes me smile! You colored him perfectly I love the touch of glitter on his hat and coat!

pam said...

Love your beautiful craft room Donna, so organised with a lot of space, you have a beautiful soft voice.
Your card is gorgeous, love this snowman and your recycled snowflakes..
Hugs Pam x

Stampsnob. said...

I am so glad I only see snowmen on cards and this one is gorgeous Love the lace....Lis

NanaConnie said...

Donna, I love, love, LOVE everything about this card! The snowman is adorable and I love how you dusted him with snow. Fab double die cut for the frame and those metal snowflakes are incredible! What a great idea. The lace is beautiful and gives such great texture. The stitched ribbon is a perfect finishing touch. Magnificently done, my friend. :-D

Dr Sonia S V said... the shimmer on your little snowman and how clever to use the the shine
Dr Sonia

Doris Klein said...

What a cool creation... fun image and wonderful colours! Great done!!!

Thanks for playing along with our current challenge at A Beautiful Mess and good luck!

Doris *DT*

*DT* A Beautiful Mess
*DT* Die Sketchtanten
Kleido’s BastelStüble

KraftyKoolKat said...

So cute and gorgeous Donna, I love the recycled snowflakes. Lol!!

Tanya said...

This is so beautiful Donna! I love all the sparkles, and the protein snowflakes are amazing haha!

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog, good luck in the draw and hope to see you again soon :)

DT Tanya xx

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my goodness that is just adorable little guy, he brings a smile to my face and you have colored him perfect!! Love your repurpose idea with your lids for the snowflakes, pretty framing and I love your ribbon banners with pretty lace!!

Becky said...

What an adorable card, and in my favorite colors. Being a Floridian, I don't get to see snow, which makes me love snowmen and snowflakes all the more. I'm a big fan of autumn leaves, too. I guess because I don't have to rake them. I never thought to use recycled aluminum foil as snowflakes. I have bought the aluminum foil squares used for cooking and used those., I will have to start saving my yogurt lids. Thanks for the tip.

Leanne said...

Gorgeous, and the details, nice snowflakes for sure, and the stamp is colored great. Awesome job, and thanks for playing our challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.
Leanne DT/LPCF

SewPaperPaint said...

Hi Donna! Sorry for the delay, but have been sick and overwhelmed! I clicked follow so I won't miss any more posts. :) Let me say, this is a card of dreams! The punch substrate is genius! I am tickled to death about it bc I have a MS punch that always falls apart when punched with paper. And it's the prettiest snowflake! I ADORE your coloring of this fun image. I need him! Will pin this card and remake with my mom this winter. Hugs, Autumn

Linda Vich said...

Gorgeous card Donna! I especially love the colors you have used on this–all my favorites! Love that you have used stitching on your card. I would like to do this one day but I don't really like sewing. I may get one of those mini machines if I can find one at a good price! What is a snow writer?

Silvis Kreativstube said...

Hallo liebe Donna,

wow, was für eine wunderschöne Schneemannkarte. Ich liebe Schnemannmotive sehr und deine Karte ist genau in meinen Lieblingsfarben. Was für eine witzige Idee die Metalflocken zu Stanzen aus den Haushaltsteilen. Was für ein wundervoller Glanz.
Dein Video hat mich umgehauen. Was für ein wundervolles Bastelzimmer und so aufgeräumt. Bei mir herrscht totales Chaos und ich hoffe irgendwann bekomme ich mein Zimmer auch mal so wunderschön organisiert.

Jetzt steht erst einmal Rehabilations-Kur für 5 Wochen an. Also bitte wundere dich nicht wenn ich keine Kommentare schreiben kann. Ich komme danach hoffentlich gut erholt wieder auf deinen Blog.
Bleib kreativ und vor allem gesund. Ganz liebe Knuddelgrüße Hugs Silvi

Pia S said...

What a super adorable card! Wintery and snowy and sparkly. You've chosen colors I wouldn't have thought of using for the snowman, it's beautifully colored. And there's stitching! You probably know by now I love stitching on cards. It's a wonderful creation.
And I watched your video. I'm ashamed to say what you call your messy spot in the room is far more tidy than my tidy spots. My craft room is actually a dining room and we need to use it as such from time to time, so I haven't got all those practical shelves I'd love to have. But I love your room, spending time in there must be really cozy. You're so well organized and you're surrounded by prettiness, it's been really inspirational to see your craft space.

cotnob said...

A gorgeous card Donna, such a fun snowman and lovely winter blues. Your snowflakes are fabulous and your lace is so pretty - a super design.

MaryH said...

Enjoyed your video, and your very tidy room. You have some wonderful custom-made pieces that are so handy. Especially love your copic holder too. Good job to the creator on that one. Delighted to see this frosty Snowie, especially since it's low 90-s here today. Good breeze, so not too hot (well, would be if you were outside working!). Loved your idea of making the snowflakes with the recycles.. brilliant idea. Well sharpened punch to work on that too...must try it. Good work with the video too. Hope you'll be able to do more of these. Love watching videos! TFS & Big hugs

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Donna, look at your with the metal snowflakes that shine so brightly!! I LOVE THEM! How clever to use the lids...note to self to remember this tip! Hehe! And what a beautiful snowman with gorgeous colors. I love the "snow" you've added and love the ribbon and lace! Beautifully done! Wow, you are the master! I LOVED watching your video and hearing your sweet voice, and your room is beautiful and organized. We all think ours is a mess, but as long as we can find (well even if we have to look a bit - hehe!) when we want, it works for us. Big hugs and love, precious friend!

Nancy said...

Fabulous card, Donna! I'm quite partial to snowmen, and it's lovely to see one on a hot day! The colours and metal are wonderfully frosty, and such beautiful lace!
Thanks for joining us at Scrapper's Delights! :o)

laurie said...

This is gorgeous! I love the bit of glitter on the cute snowman. Thanks for joining us at The Christmas Card Challenge!

Anet's Crafting said...

Beautiful Christmas card Donna. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Winter Wonderland. We would love to see you again … Anet DTx

Angie said...

Thanks for joining our Challenge at A Beautiful Mess.

Beebeebabs said...

Very nice card and love the image. You did a great job colouring and love the choice of die you used. Thanks for sharing!!!

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Donna this is one gorgeous, festive creation what a lovable fun snowman, I love the snowflakes and wonderful lace this is a top notch make
lorraine x

Mimi said...

A stunning creation with so much attention to detail, real eye candy :) :) :) Thank you so much for taking the time to join us at OSAAT for our Anything Goes with Stitching real or faux challenge. Big hugs Jane xxxx

Plony said...

Such a beautiful creation....really super pretty. Thanx for joining us at Winter Wonderland, xxx Plony

McCrafty's Cards said...

Wow Donna, this is a stunner, I love what you have done with this snowman the colours and embellishments are fabulous I love it!!
Kevin xx

Mandy LaCroix said...

So pretty and I love that adorable snowman image! :)
Thanks for sharing it over at Christmas Card Challenges! :)

Monica said...

Love the way you created the snowflakes - exactly as I would have. Lol.

I just saw the video with the tour of your art room. So good.


Creaine said...

wow! Thanks for joining us at A Beautiful Mess. Good luck.
Groetjes van Ine (DT)

Steffie said...

Wow, I love the recycling idea!
Thank you for joining us at CUYL!
Hugs from Germany,

Christine said...

Hi Donna gorgeous Winter card..great take on the Weather chall theme.

Thanks for sharing with us @ AGOAC this wk.

smiles Christine xx

Sue said...

LOVE this snowman (love all snowmen). The teal color is wonderful and your snowflakes look perfect for this wintery scene. Love your stamp room video, always love seeing how everyone stores their stamps and stuff!!


Petra Swart said...

Oh, what an adorable little snowman and such a pretty card in lovely colours, Donna!!!! Beautiful lace, some pretty snowflakes, a sweet bow, a lovely dove ...and you've even done some sewing ...WOW, my friend - it's gorgeous and I can see that a lot of time went into making it!!!! So fabulously done!!!
Enjoyed the look at your craft room!!! You've got so much stuff and are so super organized - you would laugh if you had to see the very, very, very small amount of things I have to work with!!!!! (that's why you see the same things on my cards over and over again!!!!) Wish I could join you being creative in your craft room!!!!

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 284 – you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for June - I'd love to see it there too x

Jen Leeflang said...

Great card! Those foil seals are super to use - I save them too and use them for diecutting and embossing too!
Thanks for joining our Anything Goes challenge at Bugaboo Stamps' Catch the Bug blog. Please join us again soon.
Good luck
Jen Leeflang
Bugaboo DT

Rema DeLeeuw said...

So adorable! Thanks for playing along at Christmas Card Challenges.

Kim x said...

Fabulous card Donna and a wonderful craft room as well. Like you I just seem to clear up after each project ready for the next one. One day I will have a good tidy up but playtime comes first me thinks lol.
Thanks for entering my Monochrome challenge at CCM.
Hugs Kimx

SmilynStef said...

I love how his pockets are full of candy canes (wouldn't all of us be happier if we walked around with pockets full of candy canes) ... so very glad you helped us celebrate Frosty at Jingle Belles.

Min said...

This is just lovely - the colors are wonderful!! And I love the recycling you did for the snowflakes!!
Thanks so much for playin along with The Bug Blog/Bugaboo Stamps Anything Goes challenge this week. We hope you'll join us again this week for both our Theme challenge AND our Stella Says sketch challenge!
Hugs & Happy Days!
Min - Bugaboo Stamps Asst Coordinator

Patricia St Martin said...

Donna, Beautiful color choice, cool and crisp with the added snow and love how you did the snowflakes. It is so nice when you can put a card together and things just full into place the ribbon is just perfect and love the lace. Snowman is so cute and colored just beautiful. I enjoyed your video of the craft room, trying to reorganize mine and getting rid of things I have not used you years, only have so much storage room. When I do that it takes me forever because I do not want to do it again for a long time.
Hugs Pat

Pam said...

Adorable snowman. So many nice details make this such a sweet card. Love you lilacs and Flavia quote, too! Thank you so much for joining our monochrome challenge at Crafty Cardmakers. :) Pam

Rebecca said...

Wow this is beautiful. I love those snowflakes what a great idea and all the added sparkle. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.


Granmargaret said...

Lovely card. Thank you for your comments on my blog

Granmargaret said...

Wonderful craft room.

Dreja said...

Eine wundervolle Karte. Super!
Danke daß du bei A Beautiful Mess dabei bist.
LG Dreja

Diane said...

Absolutely LOVE this snowman the colors, and what a great use of a recycle piece...fabulous shiney snowflakes!!

crafty-stamper said...

oh my goodness I didn't realise you lived in a craft shop lol all that stash I am a delicate shade of green-I'm lying think its dark olive lol
fabulous Christmas card love the cute snowman,lace border and love all the bling and inspired snowflakes
Carol x

lauren bergold said...

what a fun and fabulous card, i love that uber-cute snow dude, and the flakes, of course, are PURE GENIUS! thanks for celebrating all things cool and wintery with us at JINGLE BELLES! ♥

Rae Ann said...

That is such a creative use of that foil lining! I may have to start hanging on to those! The lace is gorgeous! I just love everything about this.

Thank you for joining us at Li’l Patch of Crafty Friends for our challenge.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Hi, Donna! I guess I missed this when I was offline in the spring and I'm so happy to be here to see it now! I love your snowman card! So gorgeous and sparkly! Thanks for sharing how you made the punched snowflakes out of the metallic lids! A

Thank you for the wonderful craftroom tour! I really enjoyed seeing your room and your awesome stash of crafty goodies, tools, and equipment! Not sure why you were apologetic about keeping the shelves Jack built for you - they were made with love and it would be so wasteful to let them go - they look perfect in your room! What a beautiful display of wood-mounted stamps - I don't display mine because I don't like dusting haha! But I still have all of them! Your home is beautiful, and you even have a pool! I enjoyed hearing your voice and having this glimpse into your life! You are awesome, Donna! Please be well and enjoy your fabulous crafty space! You deserve it! Hugs from Kitty.