Sunday, 22 November 2009

Let it Quirky well Snow!

Here it is. This is my DT card for the Quirky Craft's Challenge. This time (have I mention it? once maybe twice?) it's my turn to come up with an idea on what to do. While I've been on the team there's been Vintage, Rough and Smooth, Out and About, Halloween or Autumn, also Masculine and a Recipe Challenge. So I've chosen to do a Sketch and here it is.
Don't worry, you don't have to follow the colours just the shapes but even then you can swap it about, flip it, use circles instead of squares, buttons instead of brads, flowers instead of gems, whatever really!
I've used a 5" square card, silver miri board, my favourite Penny Black Snowman again (I have him coming from America at last!) Couldn't find him anywhere here!) Gems from my stash and Woodware snowflakes brads also Woodware punches for the scalloped circles & snowflakes and a Martha Stewart fern punch. I've coloured him using ProMakers and Copic Pens. The blue paper snow flakes and the sentiment were coloured using a blue Copic pen, so the colour would match up. I've 3D-ed Snowy, just to make him a little different from the other Snowy cards I've made and added a bit of silver-grey 'eye-lash' wool.
If any of my followers join in with this challenge, and are picked as the winner (Me,myself and I, Mrs Judge lady!!) I'll add a little something extra to the prize!!
While I've been blog hopping, I've found PaperPlay Challenges and their challenge for this week is called 'Read All About it' and if you look very closely you'll see that behind Snowy The Snowman are the lyrics to 'Walking in a Winter Wonderland'! So, I'm thinking he'll fit right in there too!
Now then, any freebies?? Yes, course there is! All the papers I've used are from a 3 part Scrapbooking kit by Martine called Winter Wonderland and can be downloaded from The Craft Table Blot Spot (you'll find some gingham papers there too!) I've added an insert using more of the papers and another Snowy. Actually that would make a nice quick and simple card too, wouldn't it!? (yes Lyn)
What else? Ah! yes the font, that's a freebie too. Great isn't it? I quite often write like this on cards, but it looks even better typed! This was done in WordArt on the computer so I could get the word to 'flow' and also use another colour so it looks like there's a shadow, but it looks just as good writing it in ordinary Word, as you can see above, on the insert.
The Font is called Cool Dots and can be downloaded from ScrapBooking Fonts. It's a site specially for Scrapbooking fans, so hunt out their other lovely freebie fonts while you're there!! Or you can download it from HERE too!
I'd love to welcome new follower 150!!!! (ding dong ding dong!!) Annie! From Annie's Space. I was blog hopping last night and came across her lovely blog and had to follow because I fell in love with her 'Gnome Fold Card' and I think I'm going to pop back later and ask if I can 'Clipit' so you all can see it, (I know how lazy you are!!) But, come on, there's nothing on the Telly, (except Spiderman of course!) go and have a look!!!
Well, that's it for now, back later to add more things and correct all the smelling misstakes.
Don't forget to pop over to Quirky Crafts and have a go at this (wonderful!!! coz its my idea!) Sketch Challenge!! Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Love this card....such a cute image....and gorgeous colours.I'm always downloading free fonts...there's so many great ones out there....have dozens now.

  2. Hi Lyn,

    This is so gorgeous, I love the snowman. Thanks for the tips re font and paper. Off to check out the challenge blog. Hope the finger is OK!

    Hugs Ali x

  3. He is soooo cute! I love the colours and your sketch is great! I've had to give up a couple of challenges recently cos I'm flat out at work at the moment, otherwise I'd be joining in x

  4. ahhhhhhhh Lyn he's me favourite snowman stamp. I love him and use him every year. I've about five or six all coloured ready to go so I may just follow your sketch and join the challenge
    Anne x

  5. oh hun this is fab such a great snowman love him hugs cheryl xxx

  6. What a beautiful card Lyn,i love the image and papers.

    Hugs Riet.x

  7. Thank you Riet,Cheryl, Anne, Sally, Ali and Jacky!! I've been hunting for this Snowman stamp for ages, now have him coming from a site in the States! (actual two of him, my son- in-law want him too!) It was cheaper than a second hand one from ebay!

  8. Lyn, I love your card and it is gorgeous inside too.

    Thanks for a great sketch, think I make a mess of it though.

    Cazzy x

  9. Wicked cute card! That snowman is adorable!

  10. Cazz your card is brill!! (Just popped over) I love your kitten with the wool image!!

    Thank you Penny!!


  11. Hi dear your card is beautiful and imagen is so cute ,...Hugs laura

  12. Hi Lyn,
    Thanks for the link to my blog, I do appreciate it, and you kind words. Sorry to read about your finger 8( Though your comments about it did make me smile.

    Have added a link to your wonderful blog on mine... Take care...


  13. Oh what a gorgeous card!
    Such a cute image and beautiful detail!
    Love your brilliant sketch!
    kim x

  14. That's a beautiful card Lyn, and what a great sketch too :D

  15. aww this is beautiful hunni, thanks so much for using my papers and giving me link so i could come and see , so glad that you like them sweetie :)



  16. I love that little snowman. He is so cute! Love the color on your card!


  17. Fabulous card Lyn - Snowy is adorable! The inside of the card is beautiful too, and I love your sketch. Hope your poorly pinkie is feeling a bit better today.
    Lotsa hugs, Sylvia xxxx

  18. Fabulous card Lyn, I love your cheeky snowman, hes gorgeous. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxxxx

  19. Beautiful card, so sweet, love the soft colours.
    Thanks for joining us at Paper Play
    hugs Mandy xx

  20. Great card - love your colouring and fun image. Thanks for joining us at Paperplay this week.

  21. Great card, Lyn. I love all the dimension, so much stamping and colouring and layering - fun!!

    Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week.


  22. Thanks for joining Paperplay this week Fab card just love it Lynne

    Liz xx

  23. Hi Spyder

    Thanks for your kind comments on my masking Magnolia challenge card.

    I also didn't have the original stamp, just an image for this card. I traced the image using greece proof paper an cut out the sillhouette, cheating!!!!

  24. Spyder, I made a card with your sketch but I didn't enter it. If you want to have a look it's at my blog

  25. It's Fabulous! Thank you Chris!!!


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