Wednesday 21 December 2011

#97 Hooray! It's a Snow Day!

Theme at I ♥ Promarkers - anything goes (runs for 2 weeks, 3 entries only still mind you!!!)
Sponsor & prize this week - Di's Digis ($10 gift certificate)

Yey, for 'anything goes' weeks - and this means I have managed to play along with Mo's challenge with this cutie called 'Snow Day', rejoicing in the falling snow.  Yes, I wasn't exactly leaping for joy myself when the real cold, wet stuff was coming down but I can at least still appreciate the excitement for a child. LOL.

She has of course, been coloured with Promarkers and I paper pieced her coordinating snow-suit to match in with my chosen red, cream/white & black colour scheme. Now, my followers might be getting fed up of my Marianne Creatable snowflake die cuts & those that are, will be glad that this is at least my last Christmas card of the year, but to be honest, I am just not fed up of them at all! I have used them so much that I should have shares in the company! LOL. The touches of sparkle on the snow are of course, Stickles & hooray for it coming out of the bottle with no problems at all. :)

Dorcas set the last theme over at Mo's challenge, asking us to use fabric.  Now then Dorcas, I don't want you to think that I have chickened out and just gone for a bit of ribbon (gorgeous though it is with beads on it - snowballs to me of course, LOL), but I have also been a bit creative with my favourite snowflakes this week. Yes, I managed to die cut some of the layers using a bit of old white shirt which I stiffened & glittered. How is that for tenacity & dedication to a cause! LOL. I even chose the card base to fit in with the fabric theme, choosing a white one with a linen weave effect embossed into it.

The fabric snowflakes.
I also cut snowflakes from my treated fabric using a Martha Stewart punch.  I wouldn't recommend trying this with smaller more delicate patterns and in fact, I am not sure that it is worth doing at all really as I am not sure this fabric variation adds anything particularly to the overall effect, but hey, 'nothing ventured nothing gained' as they say. All the snowflakes on the inside of the card were punched using MS punches from 2 different types & shades of card as well as the couple of fabric ones.  The circular sentiment is from Bizzybecstore.

...and on the inside.

As this is my last blog post before Christmas, I want to wish all of you a blessed, peaceful & happy Christmas and every good wish for the coming New Year.

Tine :)

Mo's - use fabric
Hot Shot Craft - use promarkers
Ribbon Girls - red, cream & black (plus ribbon!)
Marianne's Design Divas - it's Christmas! (plus use MC item)
Joanna Sheen - Christmas Wishes
Mark's Finest Papers - make a Christmas card
Dream Valley - Christmas
Card Makin' Mamas - Christmas inspiration
Truly Madly Crafty - Christmas image & colours
Card A Day - use a previous challenge (Christmas & snow)
Phindy's Place - scraps (well mine were scraps of an old shirt as well as white card for the snowflakes, LOL)
Card Crafters Circle - celebration
Critter Sketch - let it snow
Simon Says - bingo (ribbon/gems/sparkle)
Sundays With Crissy - anything goes
Crafts & Me - anything goes
OSAAT - anything goes.


  1. This is gorgeous Christine, and what a fantastic way to use material. I do love all your beautiful snowflakes and what a fab image.

    Have a fantastic Christmas and New Year :) xx

  2. Hi Tine

    this card is just too cute!!!perfect paper piecing too.
    Thank you for joining Hotshot Craft on our first challenge.

    Hugs Sarah x

    p.s. Have you joined our followers list?

  3. Gorgeous card, love the way you have paper pieced the image...

  4. This is stunning...So glad you were able to join us this week at Mo's.


  5. What a gorgeous card! I love all the red papers, your great paper-piecing, and those beautiful fabric snowflakes! Glad you shared this with us in Mo's Challenge.

  6. Wow Tine! Its ingenious!! Its amazing what people come up with when you give them such a weird challenge! lol I think thats just brilliant!
    Hey, I MUST know how you acheived that snowy sky it is SO realistic looking!! Is it with an airbrush? I love the paper piecing too. :)

  7. Hi Christine a fabulous Christmas card i love the fab image. Thanx for joining Crafts and Me for our Bumper Christmas challenge,we now have Mr Linky.I couldn,t add your card as i havent access to your email addy,can you add it yourself please.
    Trish (-:

  8. Gorgeous card. Lovely image and love all the super papers you have used. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley.

  9. Wow what a gorgeous card,love the image.Thanks for sharing this with us at Sundays with

  10. How cute! thanks for playing in the Critter Sketch challenge!

  11. Oh Tine...this card is just stunning!!! I love the colors...and the gingham is fabulous!! Your paper piecing is perfection! And I love your coloring...and the background is gorgeous!! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Mo's! Hugs. Pat Frank

  12. Such a beautiful card Tine, every little detail is just perfect!

  13. Hi Christine,
    Gorgeous Christmas Card!!! Love the image you've used, the dp, the colour scheme is gorgeous. Love the layout and the embellishments. Coloured perfectly. Thanks for joining us at Critter Sketch and Good Luck. Hope to see you joining us again.
    Hugs Jacqui xxx

  14. Adorable! Love the paper pieced snow suit.

  15. You are the best with snow cards Tine! You would think as awesome as you do snow that you would love it! I'm with you though, I can appreciate the beauty of it, but I HATE the cold! So creative with the fabric snowflakes! I love the paper piecing and the glittered snow!

  16. This is very cute, great colour combo and image. Thank you for joining us over at Joanna Sheen Challenge, good luck in the draw.
    Merry Christmas
    Suzi x

  17. Hi there,
    Beautiful card.
    Thank you for sharing with us at Critter Sketch, good luck.
    Justyna x

  18. what a stunning card and the colours are fab. I have become your newest follower. Merry christmas
    x catherine

  19. Aww, how cute is this, love the image. Thanks for taking part in the Dream Valley Christmas Challenge!

  20. What a pretty card! Thanks so much for sharing your creation and joining our challenge at Card A Day Blog!

  21. Fabulous card, love that cute image and you've coloured it beautifully karen x

  22. Fab card, love the image you've used. Thanks for joining in with the Ribbon Girl colour challenge. Mary G x

  23. Such a cute card! Thanks for playing with us over at Card A Day Blog.

  24. isnt she fantastic Tine, that look of joy on her face is so perfect, love the card you made with her and the colours are lush...I hope you had a fantastic Christmas and I wish you and your loved ones health, wealth and happiness for 2012
    Mina xxx

  25. Adorable!!

    Thanks for participating at the Critter Sketch Challenge Blog! Hope to see you again this week!

  26. Gorgeous card Tine, sooooo sweet and beautifully coloured :)
    hugs Mandy xx

  27. Love this card, Tine! Just gorgeous!
    Thank you for joining us at Phindy's Place!