Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Celebrate Christmas


Hi Friends.....My sis is still visiting and we're having a super time. We went shopping yesterday (all day) and I found this adorable snowman image at the scrapbook store. I couldn't wait to use it and sure enough not when I found the Merry Monday Christmas Card Club Challenge #76 this week to use a snowman. If you know me very well, you know a snowman is my FAVORITE image to work with. I placed him so it looks as if he is looking up at the Christmas tree and about to adorn it with a star topper.

I colored him with Copics, bought some tinsel to put around his fun hat and I added glossy accents to the ornaments.  The embossing folder is Spellbinders M Bossabilities Holiday Magic. Rest of recipe  is below.


My sketch is from a card I cased for the Featured Stamper this week on Splitcoaststampers. The stamper is Curt aka indycurt and this is the card I cased.

Splitcoaststampers also has a monthly Christmas challenge for Fan Club members. This month's theme is Silver Bells.....use silver, bells, or both. You may use silver cord, silver embossing, silver anything. My silver is the tinsel.

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is Anything Goes

Recipe:
Stamps-Stampendous Merry Snowman, 2012 Hot off the Press sentiment
Paper-PTI white cardstock, MME paper pad/Christmas
Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories-Copics, Gold Stickles, 2012 Hot off the Press, Glossy Accents, Tim Holtz tinsel, Spellbinders M Bossabilities Holiday magic embossing folder

29 comments:

Marisa said...

Fun image and love the polka dotted paper!

Bonnie said...

What a wonderful snowman, Benzi! I love how you've place him so he's looking at the top of the tree. Love the dotted paper, the tinsel and the shiny ornaments! Great work! Thanks for sharing it with us at Merry Monday!

The Crafty Laydee said...

Fabulous colouring on your gorgeous card :)
Love the layers you have made-they frame your lovely image perfectly!
Best wisheS,Nessa xx

Lisa Carroll said...

This is adorable! Fab design! Love the papers and dry embossing, too. :) Thanks for playing along over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

Basslady said...

i love this cute snowman so much!
a very lovely card!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

MaryH said...

Ah-dorable image! He looks so happy & excited to be hanging that star. Love the layout & the bright colors against the very pretty embossing. Bet you & Sis have been having a super fun time. Hope the game went to your liking. TFS & Hugs

Beebeebabs said...

Such a cute cute card and love the image!!!

Carol L said...

I'd love to be a little mouse on your shopping escapades with your sister! You two always seem to have such fun with your hobby :) This card turned out adorable with those tilted polka dot panels! He truly is one cute snowman!!

Joanne (jojot) said...

what an adorable snowman to add to your collection....sweet card...love the 'orientation' too

Angel 007 said...

Das ist Spaß pur, liebe Benzi. Eine wunderschöne Prägung, tolle Papiere und ein sehr lustiger Schneemann. Deine Karte finde ich Klasse!

Liebe Grüße, Carmen

Irene said...

Uj die ist ganz toll
gefällt mir sehr gut.

Liebe Grüsse Irene

Jo Nevill said...

Super card ! I love the image you used.
Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Wednesday Challenge this week.

Jo x

Marcia said...

Love this snowman and your card! It's simple but eye grabbing and love your colors too! Great job! :0)

Donna Hanley said...

Love that snowman (one of my favorites is also snowmen). I see and your sister are still out helping our economy in a very big way. LOL I'm still glad I did not contribute to this delinquency. LOL Enjoy your time with your sister.

Davi said...

Fabulous Christmas card Brenda!! I love the embossing and the pop of color from the pretty dotted dps. Your little snowman image was a real score, he is darling! Always fun to have an enabling sis ;)

Cathy said...

What a wonderful card. I love the snowman and the added sparkle. The layout is awesome and I love the embossing.

Colleen Dietrich said...

I know how much you love snowmen, Benzi. :) He's a cutie, and I love the tinsel you sprinkled on his hat. Is that the Martha Stewart glitter that you ooohed over a couple years back?

nwilliams6 said...

Om Gosh - this is soooo cute. Love the papers and totally adore the image I would fight Pamzi for this one any day! Darling image - perfect card! Hugz!

Ajascha said...

Brenda, bei dir sehe ich immer die schönsten Schneemänner auf den Karten. Wie du alles so arrangierst, sieht einfach zauberhaft aus, auch diese Karte ist wunderschön gemacht.
♥ Grüße, Anja

JD/ Jill said...

Sweet image...made a very pretty Christmas card!

Maria said...

Darling Christmas card! That snowman looks so fun and festive!

Notes by Nina said...

Very cute card Benzi, I love the adorable snowman and festive papers. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

Wendy said...

Love this snowman, Benzi! He's colored perfectly for the holidays!
Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Mondays! :)

Lynne in NI said...

Gosh I'm shocked to hear that you and your Sis went shopping (not!!) Look forward to seeing what else you bought Haha
What a cute snowman ... LOVE your tinsel accent!

Pam~ said...

Cute, cute! It reminds me of Dr. Seuss...love it! Glad you all are having fun and getting some fabulous goodies!

Susan Joyce said...

Love your cute image Brenda, fantastic CAS design for the Holidays. Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday.

Lesley said...

Such a cute image, Benzi. Looks like he is dancing. Love the tinsel on his hat too!! Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday!

Ellen said...

Hope you had a great visit with your sister! This is just the cutest snowman! Love the polka dots!!

Joanne (jojot) said...

what a fun and festive card...love the layout and the fab snowman