Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Round, Fat Snowman


I need just a few more Christmas cards and I had not yet used this fun, round snowman this year. It's is another one I really like. The card is really prettier in real life. I used a digi image (recipe below) and ran it off twice, cut out both and popped one on the other giving it a 3 D effect. I used a snowflake embossing folder and snowflake paper.
 
A challenge I'm doing this week was introduced to me by Crafting Cathy (where she is a step sister for November and December. It is  The Sisterhood of Crafters. The theme is ALL THAT GLITTERS. They want to see some Christmas Sparkle--rhinestones, glitter, or Stickles. I have the red rhinestones and Dazzling Diamonds on my snowman.

Here is a closer view:

I hope you like the black and white for Christmas. I like it but wouldn't do a lot of my cards with it. I had a paper pack with it and the matching paper for the strip and thought I should use it.

Another of my favorite challenges is Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge-The challenge this week is LET IT SNOW....ie snowflakes, snowmen, snowfall....that's the idea...

Digi Darla's Challenges-#92-want to see a snowman or Santa on your entry this week. Well, I'm all about a snowman. Wish I had time to do another card and use one of Darla's images.

I've found a new (for me) challenge, A Creative Romance and would love to join in with my card.
The theme is Sparkle at Christmas.

Recipe:
Stamps-JustInklined/digital stamp/Fat Snowman, Recollection (sentiment) no name on stamp
Paper-PTI white cardstock, MME paper pad/Christmas
Ink-Memento Tuxedo  Black
Accessories-red rhinestones, Copics, Stampin'Up! Dazzling Diamonds, Glue pen, snowflake embossing folder

38 comments:

UTs Hobby Time said...

Black and white comb looks very elegant. Love the cute snowman.

Carla S. said...

This is so cute, Brenda! Love the darling fat snowman and all the sparkle! Great card!

Beebeebabs said...

LOL toooooo cute!!!

Ajascha said...

Hat dein Schneemann zu viel Schnee gegessen, Brenda?! Du hast ihn ganz zauberhaft verarbeitet. Die roten Glitzersteinchen auf seinem Bauch, geben ihm etwas Wärme, sie passen sehr gut. Ich glaube dir gern, das die Karte in Wirklichkeit besser aussieht.
Ganz liebe Grüsse, Anja

Carol L said...

I just came from Lynn's fat Santa over to your fat snowman! LOL I fit right in with both of these merry fellas :) The black & white looks great for this happy guy, and the red sequins sure do make great buttons for him! Cute!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Hahaha! I just got back from a friend's birthday lunch and I feel EXACTLY like your fun snowman, Brenda!! Only I'm not as wonderfully sparkled! Hugs, Darnell

jimlynn said...

That is, by far, the cutest and fattest snowman I've ever seen!!!! He's darling and you've made him into such a cute and pretty card. I like the black and white paper - he just seems to go with that. The red gems are a perfect touch!
Lynn

Sue said...

Oh wow this is so cute! love this snowman image your card is gorgeous huggles Sue xxx

Bonnie said...

This snowman makes me laugh out loud! And I'm feeling a bit like him as I've been eating way too much! A great background and wonderful snowman!

Cathy said...

This snowman is adorable! I love your placement of the red rhinestones!
Thanks for plugging the Sisterhood's challenge! You're a sweetie!

Cathy said...

Darla's Digi Challenge is Snowmen or Santa! They have some cute images to win!

Emily Keaton said...

I see that you are getting your daily snowman fix!!!! I think that round snowman is about to pop his buttons ;). Such a cute image and great card design. Love those papers, too!

Marisa said...

That snowman has definitely been into the Christmas baking LOL! Darling image and card. Love the touch of sparkle.

Diane said...

What a fun round snowman Brenda, the rhinestones and glitter really add to the overall design.

Hugs diane

rachel taylor said...

love the cute snowman card thanks for sharing with TSC this week Rachel step sister

Donna Hanley said...

This one still has me smiling. You did a fabulous job with him. You can't help but be happy when you look at any snowman. We are suppose to (maybe) get 6" on snow Sunday. I think Hubby and I will get out there and make a snowman. We are too old for this stuff, but who cares. Enjoy your day.

Sassy Raggedy said...

My goodness Brenda this is awesome. I love the black and white and that image is wonderful. Just love the 3D effect. Great card. Hugz, joann

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Oh Benzi this is just AWESOME! What a fun design and the snowman belly jewels are fabulous! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘CHRISTMAS SPARKLE’ challenge and please come back again soon!
Darlene
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

Davi said...

What a fun card, love that cutie snowman and the cool papers you used to go with him!! Love it :)

Desire Fourie said...

This is just gorgeous and so fun. Lol its a really overweight snowman.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Lee-Anne said...

What a fun snowman image, Benzi! Love the black and white color combo!

Mary Marsh said...

this is definitely a fat snowman-eating too many snowballs maybe (lol)!! Cute card and the black and white combo looks great-Merry Christmas, Benzi

Loll Thompson said...

That is one cute snowman!! Looks like he's had too many snowcones :)

Love the way you've added color and sparkle around the outline of the snowman ... he really pops on the card front. Loll xx

nwilliams6 said...

This is wonderful Benz! Love that snowman - it is so cute! Looks like me after Thanksgiving! Cute, cute, cute my friend. Hugz!

Maria said...

Awww...so CUTE! What a sweet snowman! I think he got into the cookie jar one too many times, lol! Fab colors and great design...love it!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Love this fat jolly snowman! You picked the perfect papers to go along.

MaryH said...

Oh I DO like the color combo. I'm with you, on one that I wouldn't expect as a Christmas card, but it is really very elegant. Especially the way you used it with this cute & funny snowman. Loved all the sparkles too. Hard to believe this was a digi, great job on it. Good luck with the last minute tasks. Wonder why we do this to ourselves?!! TFS & Hugs.
PS: at least we have sunshine. Just heard 80% chance of rain tomorrow!

Angel 007 said...

Oh, ist der Dick der Schneeman. Er platzt gleich.:)))) Eine herrliche Karte zum schmunzeln. Wunderschön!

Ich habe gerade leider nicht ganz so viel Zeit zum bloggen.

Liebe Grüße Carmen

Charlene said...

Do you have my address for this one!! You and I sure love snowmen don't we! This card makes me smile!!

Lynne in NI said...

OMGosh, your snowman is hilarious ... think he's been at the mince pies!!
Actually, do you have mince pies across the pond? They're delish, especially with fresh cream Yum

NanaConnie said...

I love this snowman, Benzi! You always find the most incredible ones. :-D I just follow you around and then go buy the best of them. :-D TFS this one!

Denise Pustelniak said...

Never seen a FAT snowman! This is fab and hilarious!
Thanks for joining us at Digi Darla’s

Shirley said...

How totally cute and so much fun to boot!! BTW, hear you on the flu thing.

Donna Ellis said...

A portrait of moi! big and round and covered with glitter! LOL Very cute card, Benz, and cute as can be with the sentiment panel behind! hugs, de

Emily Leiphart said...

So funny, Benzi! That big belly makes me laugh. Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

Louise said...

Beautiful card,thank you for joining us at A Creative Romance and Merry Christmas
Louise xx

Lisa B said...

Oh wow this one made me laugh! I love it!!! This is how I feel after the holidays!! Your card is GORGEOUS with all the detail you added!!!

Thanks for sharing your creation with us over at the Sisterhood and playing along with our Christmas Sparkle challenge. Happy New Year!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

OMGosh this is so funny, I can totally relate!