Monday, 10 November 2014

Crafting with company....it had to be snow!

Hello Again,

An extra post from me today :D  No challenge, just me and crafting with my family, the best way to do it xx

As some of you know, its an exciting time for me, I have stood down from Polkadoodles DT and wish my teamies the very best of everything for the future, an uber talented group of ladies.  But, as we all know, crafting moves and changes as we learn new techniques, find new stash...so its time to explore.....very exciting :D

So, what has that got to do with todays post I hear you all saying, get on with it lol

Yesterday all full of smiles and no direction, I spent a totally awesome afternoon with my crafty stash and found a stamp I had bought at the NEC show back in March but never used (not enough time!)!  So it was a perfect time to get messy.

My gorgeous sister was over, so Brenda (that's my sis) and my youngest daughter sat at the table and we got to messing with inks and stamps and this is one of the things we came up with :D


We had a great afternoon and its the first time in ages that I have had the time to sit and play, so have to thank my big Sis for that xx mwah xx

Here's what I used to make it:
Image & Sentiment: Incylicious 'Frosty Skater' clear stamp set
Coloured with: my Graph'it Marker pens
Background: I used copier paper and ripped it to form a rough oval and used it as a mask to ink the lake for him to skate on.  Broken China Distress Ink (Tim Holtz) was used on a bit of cut n dry foam.  The another ripped paper mountain stencil was used to add a touch of landscape to the backing.
Card stock: The white stamping card (for the image) was cut to 5 1/2" square, and matted onto dark grey pearlescent card stock, the put onto a 6" square card blank (Top tip: I always use 300gsm blank card stock, its more expensive but it means that what ever I use on the card design the backing will be strong enough to hold it properly without bending or tipping over!)
Extra's: I added glossy accents to - the baubles, the star, and as suggested by my daugher...to his nose and hat!

Here's the close up:




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Happy Crafting :D

Sandie xxx

Challenges:
Not just cards challenge - 6 AG
Creative Card Crew - 74 Christmas Joy
Inspiration Destination - 5 AG
Creative Fingers challenge - 55 AG
Get Creative Challenge - 1 anything goes
Card and Scrap challenge - 85 lots of layer (layering under)
A Crafty Mess challenge - 1 anything goes
TTCRD - 4/11 ag
Love to Create - 141 AG

36 comments :

  1. Seriously cute card, love that image! Sorry to see you go, good luck for the future. Claire x

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  2. Another beautiful card love the stamp you have used xxxx

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  3. Hello, A lovely project, I love the image and the colour choice. A lovely style. Thank you for joining us this month with our first challenge at A Crafty Mess Good luck. We would love to see you again next month.

    Teighan DT

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  4. This is fabulous, just love the gorgeous snowman.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  5. Cute snowman gorgeous card Ginny x

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  6. what an adorable snowman card. Great job

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  7. Stunning such gorgeous colouring and colours. You can see you had fun as it oozes fun :) xx

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  8. This is gorgeous,fab image and colours.xxx

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  9. Stunning, really love it, so pleased to have you as a guest DT in the near future too - uber excited about it


    Thank you so much for joining us this week at Not Just Cards Challenges Good luck and We hope you'll join us again soon.
    Zoe x
    Handmade with lots of Love

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  10. What a super card. Good luck on your new crafting adventures.

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  11. o this is super cute and gorgeous card Sandie'
    Gr Karin

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  12. Very cute Sandie!! beautiful coloring.
    Thanks for joining the TTCRD challenges.
    Hugs,Sandra

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  13. Super cute image and great coloring! Thanks for sharing your fabulous project and joining us for our current challenge at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    Ema
    IDCB Owner

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  14. Such a fun image and great creation Sandie. Its fabulous when you have time to craft, just for fun.
    Laine
    xx

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  15. Sandi, I like the clean and simple look of your card and this funny snowman is adorable.

    Thank you for joining us over at Not Just Cards Challenge Blog.
    Hugs, Kati DT 

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  16. Love that super cute snowman - great design, love it!
    xx

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  17. Hi Sandie this is a gorgeous card I love the snowman he is so cute. Hugs Jackie

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  18. Oh I just adore this snowman. One of the most fabbest (who cares if it's not a word) snowman I ever did see lol. Great card. Glad you had a great time x

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  19. A fabulously fun Christmas card Sandie. I love the background you created for the wonderful snowman x

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  20. We had a great day, catching up and creating, lots of gossip and craftiness. Loving the snowman cards we made. Love you millions little sis and good luck with all the new exciting DT things to come xx xx xx xx

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  21. Absolutely gorgeous - the snowman is adorable. I have a thing for snowmen - and they can be any shape or size. Your coloring is fabulous and your background is beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Fingers.

    With Smiles
    Laine
    DT - Creative Fingers

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  22. Fabulous coloring! Love how you created the ice that snowman is skating on! Thanks for joining us this week at Love to Create!

    Mei
    LTC DT
    Creative Fingers DT 
    Friday Sketch DT
    Sami Stamps DT

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  23. Cute card great image. Glad you had a good time messing about. Hugs Jennifer xx

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  24. Good morning Sandie. A gorgeous card. Love the image and the lovely background you have created. Glad you had a fun time with your family.

    Teighan

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  25. Beautiful idea for Christmas :) stunning:) hugs xx

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  26. I absolutely love this Sandies! The image is fab but your colouring and the background really bring it to life! :)
    Lizy xx

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  27. wawwww så super flot ♥

    10000 tak for at du deltager på Card and scraps udfordring.

    knuzzzz ♥

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  28. Such an awesome creation. fantastic colouring and cute image. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Creative card Crew.
    Hugs
    Cathy DT Member
    xxxxx

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  29. Gorgeous CAS card! Absolutely love how you created the background for the adorable skating snowman! Thank you for joining our "Anything Goes" Challenge at Love to Create this week.
    Ruza ~ LTC Admin/Designer
    Ruza's Craft Corner

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  30. I love this card, Sandie....fab background, clever 'lake', and an adorable snowman.....and CAS as well....just perfect!

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  31. This is so cute I love the little scene you created! THANKS for joining us at Love to Create this week!!
    Hugs,
    Chris - DT

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  32. Very cute Christmas card. Thank you for joining us at Not Just Cards this week. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

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  33. Oh la la, Iove your skating snowman!!! Beautiful work also! Thank you so much for playing with us at Creative Card Crew.
    Hugs,
    Linda W. DT

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  34. Beautiful card!!! Love colours and image. Thanks for joining us at Get Creative Challenges!! I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Agnieszka DT

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  35. What a beautiful card, you are a very talented lady and can't wait till my girls are old enough to more together x

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Sandie xxx