Thursday, 22 December 2011

Card Crafter's Circle/Challenge #2 CHRISTMAS

Hello, and welcome!

Have you been as busy as I have?  Will take it as a given....haaa!
I'm hoping it's late on Thursday night, UK time, when this is posted....just can't trust Mr. Bloggie to get it right, so fingers crossed...heehee.
I want to post Card Crafter's Circle challenge posts at this time, every week, because Pauline (owner of the blog) is based in Australia, so I'm trying to tie in with her posts.

Well, it's our second challenge, and this week we have another fantastic sponsor.....

Dearie Dolls 

The Challenge theme is CHRISTMAS......woohoo!
The winner of this challenge will get to choose 3 great is that?
I chose to play with this little know what a push-over I am for snowmen, ha!

The image is called Snowman and Friend.......

I layered up onto red cardstock, and used some DP that I found in my stash....I don't think they are Christmas papers, but the colours seemed right......

I just love the expressions on those ickle faces.......they are coloured up with Promarkers, and have some sparkle added here and there....gotta have sparkle at Christmas........
I cut the swirl with my Spellbinders die, from white card, then coloured to match the image, and added the same sparkle....the red circle was cut freehand, so isn't perfect, but the yellow Nestie-cut frame hides a lot...haaa.....and the ickle pearls soften it.......

How d'you like this shaker snowflake?  I got a whole sheet of 'em, all the way from Denmark, from my lovely friend, Anne.....thank you, sweetie!  I backed it with a teeny red embossed Nestie it!

I love the "snowballs".....found them on a spool, and it would have been rude to leave them....heehee......

Hope you can pop over to the Challenge Blog and join in the could be our next winner!
Anne-Marie x
Challenges: Snowman with a Diecut


  1. Gorgeous as usual, I haven't had any time lately for visiting, but I've spent a few minutes looking back over some of your posts. Absolutely beautiful cards I've missed commenting on. Love 'em!!!
    Thought I would wish you a joyous Christmas as we celebrate the birth of our Lord and all the best for 2012. Wow this year has just flown by.

  2. This is just gorgeous Anne Marie,love the image.

    Wishing you and your lovely family a Happy Christmas and all the best for the New

  3. Such a wonderful snow card! I think your papers are perfect and I love that little shaker snowflake!

  4. LUV this card. The colours are so vibrant, and I just adore all the added details -- the trim, the scrolls, the pearls and the little blue snowflake. Totally FAB!

  5. LUV this card. The colours are so vibrant, and I just adore all the added details -- the trim, the scrolls, the pearls and the little blue snowflake. Totally FAB!

  6. Fabulous card!

    Thank you for sharing with us at CYDA for our " Snowmen" challenge

    Hope you will join us again, good luck in the draw x

  7. Nope. . . you certainly can't trust Mr. Bloggie.......Hope that perhaps you aren't so busy today. :)
    This is a gorgeous card. I so love snowmen and your image and card details are beautiful!
    Thanks for playing in the Sassy Cheryl's challenge this week.

  8. Hi Anne.. I hope you have the best Christmas and Happy New Year! I love your card.. it came out just brilliant! : )

  9. Aha!! Knew you couldn't resist using those shaker snowflakes...... wonderful snowman, no wonder he gets a big hug. Merry Chrismas Anne Marie :o)

  10. Beautiful card, love the image. Thankyou for joining us at TioT's this week.

  11. Cute card, I love the colours and I like that picture of your fireplace and all the stockings to fill, poor Santa!!!!I've never seen anything like it. Your house looks like a lot of fun and wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas.
    Hugs Trish

  12. Every little detail~ wonderful! Cute as can be image colored perfectly!
    Thanks for playing along in the Sassy Cheryl snowman with die challenge!

  13. Fabulous card, I love everything about it.

    All of the excitement of the past week or so has put me well behind, sorry. I hope your Christmas was as good as mine and I would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a very happy New Year.

    Thank you for entering this Crafty Boots challenge.


  14. Cute card, lovely image! Thanks for taking part in the MTTC challenge xx