Monday, January 23, 2017

Cool Winter Friends

     I was browsing around Sami Stamps earlier this month and saw this delightful image of a snowman and his feline friend.  Of course, I don't need to tell you that I fell in love with it!  I bought it right away and this is the first time I've had to play with it.


     I colored the image with my ProMarkers and added a bit of glitter for some sparkle.  I cut it with a die from Spellbinders, then matted it with periwinkle CS which I had cut with an oval-octagon die.  That die is a very old one, not originally designed for cutting paper but rather for cutting heavy fabrics.  It was made in the late 1920s and belonged to my mother (perhaps even my grandmother.)  I have no idea how she used it or for what purpose.  I had to put together 5 layers of CS to get a clean cut on the top one.

     I trimmed off the four corners of the card base to add a shape to the card that echoed the image shape.  I used dp from Studio Five and the satin ribbon was in my stash.  The bows are those I sew up by the dozens and toss in my stash for future use.  They were made from white satin ribbon, but I 'dyed' them the color I wanted with my ProMarkers.  Finally, I added some holographic snowflakes.

     Challenges:
Aud Sentiments
Brown Sugar
Colour Crazy Craft
Cookie Challenge
Crafting with an Attitude
Crafty Ribbons
Cute Card Thursday
DL.ART
Outlawz Festive Friday
Outlawz PAM
{PIN}spirational
Sami Stamps

     Happy Monday to all of you.  Hoping your week starts well and that there will be some sunshine in it.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

16 comments:

Donna Ellis said...

Darling! I love the way the snowman's face remains merry despite his hat being knocked off, and a kitty warming his head! Great card design, Connie, with its sparkly, blue backgrounds! hugs, de

Vivian Lake said...

This is so adorable!! Thanks for joining us at "Give a Crafter a Cookie"!

Linda Simpson said...

A wonderful card my friend, love the image and the die showcases the image superbly. Happy Monday to you too.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Donna Hanley said...

Love this image and the shape of your die. How interesting to hear about your aged die. You always have some nice stories to go along with your beautiful. thank you for that. Enjoy your evening.

jimlynn said...

That's so interesting about the die you used! I wonder what they could have used it for other than maybe fabric like for a quilt or something. That also just makes your card even more special. The image is darling!!! So cute, and made into a beautiful card too.
Lynn

Furrbster said...

This image is brilliant - no wonder you fell in love!

Thank you for sharing at Aud Sentiments,

Hugz Tinz

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at PINspirational, good luck!!! Amy DT

Eve's Card Designs said...

Hello, what a lovely project, thanks for joining in the fun with us at Colouring Crazy Challenge Blog. Good luck! Yvonne (DT)

Diane Louise J said...

Hello... your card is super sweet... thanks for entering it into the Sparkle challenge at Sami Stamps.

Crafty Hugs,
Diane Louise (Guest Designer, Sami Stamps) xx

Lisa Dryden said...

Stunning, thanks for joining us at Give a Crafter a Cookie Lisa DT

*Vicki* said...

BWHA!! HAA!! This is too stinkin' CUTE Connie...how did I miss this post?!! I love your coloring and cool tone colors my friend! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Cute Card Thursday! I hope you will join us for the new challenge this week too! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*-DT member

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Great design. Funny card. Thanks for sharing with us on Crafting With An Attitude.
BozenA DT CWAA

Lisa Dryden said...

Stunning card ,Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge. DT Lisa x

Rae Ann said...

Love the colors you used on this! The snowflake stickers are such a great embellishment and add so much shine and sparkle!

Thank you for joining us at Sami Stamps for our Add a Little Sparkle challenge.

Deanne Saunders said...

Sweet card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Deanne Saunders said...

... and thanks so much for participating in our IF YOU GIVE A CRAFTER A COOKIE... challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper