Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Jolly Snowman

Hi, and welcome!

So sorry that my posts seem to be few and far between, lately.......no excuse other than I just haven't had the time.
Christmas shopping for all my tribe is really running away with the days, and I'm just too pooped to want to do any crafting in the evenings.
Don't get the wrong impression, though.......each of the Golden 17 gets one nice gift (all  priced around the same), and so do each of our kids and their spouses.........and then there's Mam....Roseanne and Rhys......my three closest friends......Ken.......and a few others.........
And we've 9 birthdays in December, and I've not shopped for those presents, or made any of the flippin' cards yet.............but what's the killer in all this shopping?....besides tryin' to figure out the right gift for each person (gets harder every year!)?
It's trying to find suitables for those 29 Christmas stockings I have to fill....aaaagggghhhhh...............

Anyway, got a few minutes, yesterday, to create another Christmas card.........

I based the card on a cute sketch from totallygorjuss.blogspot.com
Everything on this card, except the digi image and the green cardstock, is from a freebie pack that came with my scrapbook magazine yesterday..............

The digi is another freebie, but was snagged sometime last year, before I started bloggin and wasn't saving artists' details....sorry.........
He's a real cutie though, don'tcha think?  Coloured up with the usual Promarkers, and some sparkle added, with white Flowersoft on his hat......

Cut out this pretty tree from the freebie pack, and blinged up with the sparkly Mod Podge...love that stuff, but I bet ya never would have guessed, huh?.....haaaaaa!

Did the same with the holly sprigs, and everything popped up on pop dots............

Picked up the green sparkly ribbon at the local market, and the red sparkle one was in the pack of Blog Candy that I won from Shelley, over at inkyhugz.blogspot.com .....thanks again, Shelley!

Finished off by adding some handstitching to the layers.......really should get my machine out, now and again, but it's just so relaxing to handstitch.........that's my excuse, anyhoo........

Would love to know what ya think....just sayin' ......haaaaa!

Anne-Marie x


  1. Oh my goodness how can you afford to craft when you have so many presents to buy?????. Your card is superb love the image glitter and all the stitching.xxx

  2. That's a lot of shopping you need to do. We have loads of family birthdays around Christmas too. Your card is lovely - super sparkly - thank you for joining in my CHNC challenge 45 - hope to see you again soon x

  3. My kids decided a couple of years ago that we were going to do Secret Santa as our gift buying was going through the roof too, 5 dhildren and their respective partners 3 grandchildren, an aunty and 3 cousins. So with house payments and bills coming all the time, this seems to work out better, We all have one person to buy for and we all buy for the children.
    Your card is another beauty, love the image and the fab layout, gorgeous papers too.

  4. No wonder you've been MIA on your blog. Snow equals snowmen, always love both :o) I am always a bit lost when it comes to use freebies from magazines, but maybe I should give it one more chance when watching how wonderfully you make use of them.

  5. Your cards are always so detailed with loads of wonderful glitter flying 'round. Such a cute image.
    Wow, all that shopping to do, no wonder you are pooped in the evenings.

  6. LOVE all the detail of this--especially the glitter! BEAUTIFUL Christmas card! Season's greetings--found you on Christmas All Year! :)

  7. Wow such a stunning card. Love all the details

    Thank you for joining us at Anything Goes Challenge blog this time. If you are interested I have some blog candy up for grabs Posh Cat Crafts
    Anything goes DT

  8. AM, as always, I love it! glitter AND snow! now that's a card made for two snow lovers like us :) Goodluck with all the shopping and card making. If it makes you feel any better, I havn't started on either yet....

  9. fabulous sparkle thank you so much for sharing your lovely work with us at the Winter Wonderland
    Hugs Kate xx

  10. Know what you mean about being time poor and trying to priortise what time there is . But love your Christmas card and the coordinating papers and thanks for your comment on my post .

  11. Will keep short as you have shopping and crafting to do: too cute!

  12. Lovely jolly snowman and like the embellishments you have used.

    Guest Designer
    Bah! Humbug!

  13. Beautiful card, love love love how you have coloured him in especially his scarf. Thanks for taking part in the Christmas challenge over at Mami Doodles, good luck x

  14. oh this is one really gorgeous card with beautiful detail bless you for playing at anything goes,this week,hugs cherylxxx

  15. A lovely card. If this is what you produce in a few minutes image the possibilities with a few hours!
    Thanks for joining Papertake Weekly.

  16. Just so gorgeous hun...

    thanks for joining us at tpc....and good luck...!

    big hugs Vicky xx

  17. Goodness me I am just pooped reading your post! tehhehee you are gonna be one busy hectic lady in December!! Thanks for joining in with us at Totally Gorjuss for our sketch challenge, and thanks for joining us at Anything goes challenge too! hugs Samantha :0)

    Ps I have candy on my blog too!

  18. You're busy indeed with so many special people to buy for but thank you for finding time to join us with this cute snowman. Thank you for sharing with us at Bah! Humbug!

    Max's Craft Creations
    Bah! Humbug! Challenges DT

  19. I'm saying I like this very much. Such a cheeky little guy -- all fun and smiles. The colours are truly seasonal and my favs. And my, oh, my with all those Dec. birthdays along with the Christmas presents. I thought it was bad enough have two December birthdays (my oldest grandchild and my youngest grandchild both on 9th Dec.) Cheers and bring on more of these adorable cards -- I need the inspiration!