Wednesday 17 November 2010

#41 Snowmen

Do you know what they get up to when you are not there to see?

This week’s theme at I ♥ Promarkers should help with getting more of those all too important Christmas cards out on time. Ah, the ‘thick fingers’ of a child, frozen to the bone through woollen mitts which are encrusted with caked on snow - all because they want to make a snowman. I remember the feeling well. Yep, I used to make them too! LOL.

My DT card today shows what snowmen may get up to when your back is turned, an image from Arthur’s Clipart which I thought was rather fun. I hope I have not made the resulting card a bit too sinister. LOL. I coloured it with the obligatory Promarkers having created a circle for it out of which the sledge is zooming out and out of control. For extra snowy sparkle I Stickled the highlighted snow on the ground and on the snowmen, as well as adding pearly ‘glitter glue’ to do the same.

The background design from Tiddly Inks was printed onto pearlescent cardstock to get a bit of a sheen peeping through and onto this I stuck sections of regular paper printed with the same pattern which I had carefully distressed just a little for a tiny ruffled edge before sticking down. The layout itself actually follows the one given at CLP this month, though being the occasionally perverse creature that I am, rather than adding the horizontal line across the centre of the square, I have removed it instead! LOL. Having stuck down the central image, I drew my own baubles, colouring them in again with Promarkers adding them to the top corner as if they too had been knocked off the air-borne tree. The sentiment is from Raindrop Echoes, Ann Es sentiments, courtesy of the Sentimental Sunday Blog, which I thought seemed perfect for the mischievous snowmen.

I then attached this now mega topper to the bright blue card fancy fold which I had cut into the necessary shape, adding more pearlescent printed card onto the side panels and adding further to the glitz by using the pearlescent glue again - on the large stars and dotting it about for the twinkle of those in the universe beyond.

Well, that’s the ‘how’s and why’s’ for this card and if you like it, please don’t’ forget to leave me a comment in the box as I do appreciate your kind words and I like to know who has visited. If you would like to make a snowman card and join in with our challenge this week, please do remember to colour your image, or even the background instead, with Promarkers (as that is why we are the I ♥ Promarkers blog, coz we do ♥ Promarkers!) Just get some Promarkers on your card somewhere folks and I look forward to visiting you and leaving a comment in return.

Bye for now,

Tine :)

Other Challenges I would like to enter this card for are:
CLP – sketch
Winter Wonderland – winter sports (tobogganing)
Secret Crafter – sparkle and shine
Simon Says - sparkle
Crazy 4 – Christmas card or item
Stampman - Christmas
ABC Christmas - X for Xmas
ABC - H for holidays
Christmas Card Challenges - shaped card
Gingerloft - outdoors
Creative Craft - stars
Creative Inspirations - trees, woodland or winter landscapes
My Partner in Crafting Crime - use markers.


  1. You are surely the Promarker Goddess!!! Seriously, it's amazing what you can do with them - my results were always pitiful. Probably down to my poor skills. lol
    I actually love that paper design, never knew Tiddly Inks were doing digi papers too!!

  2. This is a very pretty card hun, such a fun image! Thanks for joining in with our Winter Woodland theme over at Wednesday's Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog! xxx

  3. Too cute! I love the image. So glad you joined us for this weeks CCC!

  4. Gorgeous...I love the snow it looks real!!
    Thank You for joining us at Gingerloft this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  5. Hi Tine, beautiful card and great take on the Sketch. These snowmen are having so much fun! I can't wait for the snow to arrive.

  6. oh what a cutie and perfect image for our challenge at Winter Wonderland this week and all of that sparkle and shine is fabulous for our challenge at the SCSC too
    Hugs Kate xx

  7. Gorgeous funky fold card Tine ! The image is fab ! Thanks for joining us at The Stampman. Sue C x

  8. Silly Cute image! I like your sparkle details too :)

    Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!


  9. Gorgeous

    Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

    Hugs Jane x

  10. Awesome! Great entry into the Gingerloft Challenge! The image almost jumps off the page.

  11. Fantastic card, just love the image you have used and your colouring is inspiring to a fellow ProMarker fan !

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Challenge this week.


    Jo xx

  12. Fab creation hun, it is magical. Thanks for sharing with us at Gingerloft this week. xx

  13. Super cute card. I love the style of it.

    Thanks for playing with Christmas Card challenges this week.

  14. Great card and love the snowmen image..Thanks for playing with us at Gingerloft Challenges :)
    Lynn xx

  15. fabulous card hun and thanks for joining us at creative craft challenges xxx

  16. What a gorgeous card! Your snowmen look so 3 dimensional! Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenges! Hope to see you again soon!

  17. Really adorable Christine,,,,,,love the 3d effect ,,,,oh my,,,,,,,incredible....

  18. Such a cute card!
    Thanks for joining us at the SCSC & ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

  19. A fabulous creation.

    Thanks for joining us this week at the Secret Crafter and good luck.

    Mel X

  20. A really fun card, love the papers and the image. Thanks for joining in with our Winter Woodland theme over at Wednesday's Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog! Hugs. Katy xxx

  21. Love the colours... really fun card with fab colouring! Thanks for going marker mad with us at My Partner in Crafting Crime, Robin

  22. Gorgeous card - love the cute image and the papers are fab - Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenge.
    Bev xx

  23. I so love this card, great image, great papers & great layout. Jx

  24. Wicked cute snowman card. This image is just darling! That decorative paper is beautiful and I totally love the sentiment. Thank you so much for joining us for this months sketch challenge at CLP.
    Hugs Bonnie
    CLP Designer

  25. Gorgeous card :-) I love this image,, soo cute and the papers are fab !! I love this !! such a fun card :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon says Stamp and ABC Christmas Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  26. Very cute image and I love the black ~ Very unique and outstanding. Thanks for joinging us at Gingerloft Challenges.