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Why is my blog called "Creative Smiles"? My designs are the result of covering up mistakes. My fumble fingers drop whatever they are holding - repeatedly. Hence, the giggles and smiles of creative patience all throughout my crafting process. xx

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Snow People

Hello, everyone!
Thank you for dropping by.
Today, I'm cooling off from our very hot and humid Florida temperatures with a fun-loving Snow Person who is making Snow Angels!
Ahhhh, cools me off just thinking about it.

Today begins a new challenge at 
Christmas at Sweet Stampin'!

My brilliant teammates have fantastic samples to share! The challenge is ANYTHING GOES for ANY Christmas theme craft project. August's Challenge has an optional theme of Snow People!

My project features SheepSki Designs "Snow Happy" image!
This digi stamp makes me laugh! Can you picture it animated? I can!

"Happy" was colored with Caran d'Ache Luminance 6901 Color Pencils and Gamsol, and then he was die cut:

I wanted to distress the interior of the panel without any of the embossed detail around the edges have blue on it. So Post-It Tape came to the rescue:

Double Sided Tape was placed on the under side of the frame, and dredged with clear glitter from the top:

The panel behind was dry embossed and distressed with the same two distress ink colors. An old Martha Stewart Starlight edge punch was used on one side. Again, on the underside, double stick tape was applied to the star edge, and dredged with navy glitter.

He is so cute!

Some Products Used:
  • Stamps: Andrea Norris SheepSki Designs "Snow Happy", Hero Arts Seasonal Sentiments CL722
  • Dies: Sue Wilson Ornate Pierced Design CED5507, MS Starlight Punch
  • Colored: Distress Inks (BluePrint and Mermaid Lagoon) and Caran d'Ache Luminance 6901 Color Pencils with Gamsol (in blues and turquoise blends)
  • Clear Glitter (for border), Blue Glitter for stars
Challenges I'm submitting this card to:

  1. The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #54 AG Christmas 8/25
  2. Cute N Crafty Christmas #16 Anything Christmas Goes 8/25
  3. ScrapyLand Challenges #119 AG SL Dies (Sue Wilson) 8/17
  4. Merry Little Christmas Challenge #13 Anything Christmas Goes 9/1 (check 9/5)
  5. SheepSki Designs Facebook Challenge #38 Fave Embellishments - (my favorite embellishments are to put glitter or embossing powder on die cuts, creating dimension on a flat card using that glitter and/or embossing powder) 8/19
  6. 52 Christmas Card Throwdown color challenge 8/17 (sep post)
  7. Dream Valley Challenges #207 Hand Coloured Image 8/25 (sep post)
  8. Sparkles Christmas Challenge #103 "It's Snowtime!" 9/1

Stamping Hugs,


brenda said...

Your snow angel is coloured beautifully Donna and the added touches of glittery snow really compliment perfectly. I remember that Florida heat although we've not visited for a few years, a stark contract to this morning weather here in the UK, 11 deg and cloudy and cold, seems to the the pattern of our Summer this year apart from one or two day's in-between.

B x

Crafting Queen said...

Wow, stunning card, !!!

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Donna, such a fun image and pretty frame - lovely blues.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Jackie T said...

Hi Donna this is a stunning card. I love it. The way you have coloured the image is perfect. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Chris said...

Such a fun snowman Donna, love the idea of him rolling about in the snow! Beautiful colouring and fabulous layout as always, love the attention to detail, like masking off the edges of the centre panel to keep them white and adding the glitter in the 'gaps' it makes all the difference! the cool frost colours are perfect.
We're having the weirdest weather this is horrible really cold for the time of year and raining hard, feels like autumn already!

Lisa said...

He his so absolutely adorable, Donna!! That smile says it all!! I love the beautiful design and the fabulous sparkle!! It's so fun!! Love this, my friend!! Thank you so much for playing along at Scrapy Land!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Bunny said...

It's blue and white and beautiful. I love the dies and the sparkle. It's really a beautiful card. [Bunny]

Shona Erlenborn said...

He certainly is happy, rolling about in the snow! Beautifully colored and your added die cut frame and border with the sparkly glitter is gorgeous!

Lori m said...

Adorable card, such a cute snowman and love the pop of glitter, hugs, Lori m

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous card Donna, love the gorgeous snowman and wonderful sparkle and die you have used.
Linda xxx

Sue said...

Hi Donna, that is a fun card.

Hope you get some cooler weather soon. We are in a cooler spell and also wetter as well. Sue

*Vicki* said...

Oh I just LOVE him Donna!! That sparkly glittery around the frame and edge of your design really make a lovely wintry feel! Love that blue ink sponged edge around him too!! Beautifully colored and I can feel the nice cool breeze flowing from you snowman here!! :) Sending some cool breezes over your way my friend! HUGS

Dawn Phillips said...

I love what you've done with this image. I can almost see him moving his arms up and down. Love Dawn x

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful snow angel card.

Donna Phelan said...

Ooooh how fun! A snowman making snow angels--who doesn't remember making those as a kid, ooooh I get to teach Penny lol This card is FAB of course! Loving that glitter behind that pretty die cut! It's damp here today and the temps feel like September--loooooove it!

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely gorgeous Donna, I love the snowman and your colouring is fabulous, framed with a beautiful die, I love it,hope you are well, Kate x

KarinsArtScrap said...

sweet and beautiful card Donna
Gr Karin

Conniecrafter said...

that is such a fun twist on a snowman, I have never seen one making angel wings :) Love how you have colored him, that is a pretty punched border, and love your sparkle as always! this is sure to bring a smile this Christmas

Heather said...

Such a fun image - great coloring! Love all your layering details, too, perfect for our snowy challenge! Thanks so much for playing at Sparkles!

Lori Kobular said...

I love the way you colored that wonderful snowman! He is just as sweet as can be!

crafty-stamper said...

Love this happy looking snowman Angel-sure I have this image!Love the frame and all the sparkle.August but cold and wet all day here
Carol x

NanaConnie said...

I love what you've done with this absolutely adorable SheepSki image, Donna! Great job glittering behind the frame piece and perfect colors for a winter card. He really does look like he's in motion. :-D

NanaConnie said...

Ooops, I forgot to put on my DT hat before I hit the send button. Thanks so much for playing along with us at the SheepSki Designs August challenge and good luck. :-D

Rocky said...

He's sweet, I love how you added the glitter through the die cut, clever.

Rosmarie said...

What a meticulous job!!!!! I love what you did and it's really ingenious how you put the colours and glitter on!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at 52CCT.
Rosi x

Sue said...

Well, you know I love me a snowman and one making snow angels is wonderful. The card is so beautiful with the dies and all that glittery goodness. I love how you did the blue distress ink too, thanks for sharing this tip.


Karen Dunbrook said...

so super cute...gave me a smile
x Karen

FiestyCrafter (Tina) said...

Cute Christmas card! Thanks for joining us at MLCCB
Tina dt

Paddington fan said...

A wonderful Christmas card, love the sweet image! Thank you so much for joining us over at Sparkles Christmas Challenge and I look forward to seeing you again soon, love Jacky x

Deanne Saunders said...

Beautiful snow angel card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our CUTE N CRAFTY CHRISTMAS challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper


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