Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Snow Inspiration

Hi all. I was trying to find a witty title for this post seeing as it's March and we still keep getting the odd flake or two of snow, but the little grey cells couldn't come up with anything and as this card is based on a photo inspiration this is all I could think of.

When I saw the inspirational photo I immediately thought of this Mo Manning snowman and coloured him up with Promarkers. The papers I've used are from Marianne Design 'Scandinavian Christmas' and Forever Friends 'A Christmas Tale' and I layered them onto white card which I edged with a gold calligrapher pen. I used Memory Box Fancy Blossoms die and Dovecraft daisy punch to make the flowers. Finally I added a couple of gems and a touch of Stickles to the centre of the flowers and the snow.

I shall enter this in the following challenges

Mo's Digital challenge 'Anything Goes w/a Mo image'
Winter Wonderland challenge 'Photo Inspiration' (I was inspired by the snowman and snowy blue sky'
Charisma Cardz challenge 'Sketch'
Sparkles Christmas challenge '3 flowers, 2 gems, 1 image - only'
Papertake Weekly challenge '1, 2, 3' (I used 1 image, 2 gems, 3 flowers)
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long challenge 'Patterned Paper'
Ladybug Crafts challenge 'The Colour Blue' (my 2nd entry)


  1. Gorgeous card. I love the snowman image, colours and great use of the sketch. Thank you for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week. good luck. Hugs, Jill x

  2. He does look a happy soul, love the layout. xx Flora

  3. A great card and I love your cute snowman.

    Thank you for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week and I love your great take on our sketch.


  4. Love the image on this fabulous

  5. Lovely card ad lay-out, Kanda! Thank you for joining Winter Wonderlad this week, Miria x

  6. Gorgeous card. I love the snowman and the fab layout.
    Lorraine x

  7. Adorable card. Thanks so much for joining us at Mo's this week for our Anything Goes challenge.


  8. thanks to play with us at CSAYL this week with your cute and nice card, hope to see you next time, biz

  9. Love the sketch interpretation, lovely papers and cute snowman.

    Sylv xx

  10. Lovely card. Adorable snowman. Simple and clean style as I like !

    Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

    Hugs from France.

  11. Gorgeous card, I love the snowman image. Thank you for joining us at this week's Winter Wonderland Challenge.


  12. A fabulous Christmas card Andrea, such a great snowman image.
    Thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland as well.

  13. Eine bezaubernde Karte ist das. ich mag das Motiv sehr.
    Danke für deine Teilnahme bei CSAYL: Liebe Grüße Jenny

  14. Such a cute image and an adorable card! Love the clean cut look to it. Thanks for playing with CSAYL.

  15. Lovely! The snowman is cute and all the extra white looks great. Thanks for joining in the fun at CSAYL!

  16. wonderful creation and love how you have used the photo to inspire you, thank you for joining us at the Winter Wonderland this week
    Hugs Kate xx
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  17. Good Morning sweetie, this is stunningly gorgeous..

    Have a lovely Sunday Huggles Pops x x x

  18. Ah this is brilliant, Love the colours you went for. Thanks for playing on Sparkles Christmas Challenge this month, Love Hazel x

  19. Oh KandA what a lovely card. We just can not beat snowmen for lovely Christmas cards. Judy x

  20. A gorgeous card Andrea...I do love this particular snowman. And how organised are you making a Christmas card this early in the year! You'll be glad you did when December comes around, and I swear it comes around quicker every year!

    Big hugs
    Elaine xx

  21. Hi, Your card is absolutely beautiful and such a fab image too! great embellishment and beautiful layout.....thank you for joining in our challenge "3-2-1" at Sparkles Christmas Challenge and good luck l hope you will join us again next time too! DT Member Sandra H xx

  22. Aww this is one of my most favourite snowmen, super job, love the design and colour scheme.

    Thanks for joining us this time at Sparkles Christmas.

    Mel X


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