Wednesday, 18 August 2010

It's Snowy!

Well, it is! (Snowy) I haven't used Snowy for ages, and he is my favourite Penny Black Christmas Stamp. (which came all the way from America!)
Here he's been paper pieced using the same polka dot paper as the card, but printed out smaller. All the paper is from Pink Petticoat's Vintage Rose.
Yes, I know, I keep using it, but it's very pretty and easy to use for any occasion, so it appears! The little snow flakes fixed over the glitter snowflakes are actually buttons, with the backs snipped off, they were from the States too.

I took a few pictures as I made this card, just in case someone might want to know!
I printed out a small square of the polka dots and stamped over it. Then cut out the scarf and a bit of Snowy's hat and fixed
them over him. I coloured Snowy with Promakers (mainly blue!) Cut out the scalloped circle using Nesties, run it through the Bigshot in a cuttlebug Christmasy folder, then stamped it.
It doesn't matter if the stamp doesn't work too well (as all you want are the fiddly bits you've cut off.
I then fixed Snowy on the die cut using Pin-Flare glue, but any silicone glue or 3D foam pads will do the job and then added a bit of Stickles glitter.
The white ribbon I got from a local store. (none left now, the last scrap!!) That was put through one of those X shaped sticker makers. I always put another strip of ribbon through at the same time, so not to waste any of it. Meanwhile, I'd added a bit of paper frill, using my MS Punch and made some small tags as the other paper I've used has words on it. (especially for you) I also punched out, Snow Flakes, tiny flowers and ovals using Woodward punches.
The little stamped sentiment I bought over in USA last year as well, it was part of a set of 6 tiny clear stamps and cost $1 in Ben Franklin Crafts. (wish we had a craft shop like that!)
I've never used it til now and didn't want it to look too black, so just 'touched' the paper with it.
There is a few Challenges I spied while making this so I'm off to find my note book! Yes, I wrote them down,!
OSAAT's Challenge is to use Punches this week and this would fit, if I wasn't on the DT team. I did blog about it on Sunday, but it's still in draft (oops!) I might put it on later!! Meanwhile, opusgluei. has a blog hop... and that's linked here at the bottom come and join in!!

Penny Black AllSortschallenge- Glitter and Glitz
ABC Challenge-B is For Blue
A Spoonfull of Sugar - Christmas in August
The Paper Variety - Merry Christmas
Passion For ProMarkers-Winter Blue
Sweet Stampin' (must stamp) - favourite stamp or image (Snowy!)
Ooh La La (every other week) - spots and dots
Christmas card challenges- use Border Punch
Alphabet Challenge - P is for punches. (mostly Woodware)
opusgluei.- you've got to move it move it! (I'm moving it! It's on my ironing board!!
Stamping Vacation - No! No! No Eyelets or Brads (The snowflake are buttons)
Craft Your Days Away - Favourite things (Penny Black's Snowy!)
Challenge Up Your Life - Celebrations (Christmas)
Verona's Saturday Challenge - polka dots
Simple Doodles - celebrate
Stampavieandmore- Christmas in Summer
Creative Cottage - Christmas
Anything Goes - 3 Layers (3 layers papers on card)


  1. Awww he's just so cute, I love him too, his hat and scarf are a big success:D xx

  2. Very beautiful winter work)))
    I wonder you have so many different and good stamps!!! And your cards are always so original and beautiful!!! I love them all ))
    hugs. Larisa. xx

  3. Awww he's sooooooo cute, you have made a gorgeous card Lyn

    Hugs Jackie x

  4. Yep!! One little cute snowman.
    Love his hat & scarf.

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  6. oh this is just so cute,hun really love that stamp love all the embossing on this too hugs cheryl xxxxx

  7. This is adorable! Well worth the mess it took to get here.

  8. Awe Lyn hes so darn cut and love your ideas and thanks for the info on how to do this.
    Hugs Linda

  9. Beautiful card Lyn - I love the snowman he's real cute! Thanks for joining the Alphabet Challenge & thanks for the free digi image xx

  10. This is gorgeous Lyn! I remember how much you love little Snowy (didn't he go missing for a while last year?) Love the clever paper-piecing and the embossing - those PP papers are fab.
    Love and hugs, Sylvia xxxx

  11. Wow..He is so cute no wonder he is your favourite...

  12. It is completely acceptable to let Snowy out in August. Great card. Must spare a thought for my Christmas cards this year..... at least an idea would be good.........

  13. awwwwwwwwwwwwwww cute as a button Lyn:)
    Anne x

  14. A totally gorgeous card,
    Thanks for joining our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, you could also enter our Penny Black @ ALLSORTS glitter challenge - where we are also having a DT call
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  15. Hi Lyn

    What a great Christmas card, thank you so much for joining us at Allsorts this week adn Penny Black at Allsorts this month.

    B x

  16. Oh this is so cute, love his spotty scarf.

  17. Gorgeous card Lyn he is such a happy little snoman! Thanks for playing along at CYDA.
    Carol Ann xx

  18. Great card, love the image and cool blues! Great tutorial too, very interesting! Thanks for joining us at The Creative Cottage! Good Luck! Shelly ;)

  19. Fabulous card such a great image.

    Thanks for joining us at allsorts this week & Penny Black @ allsorts hugs Kirste...x

  20. He looks to be the cosiest snowman I ever did see. He's scrumptious

    Julie xxx

  21. such a cute card love all the detail. thanks for joining us at The Creative Cottage. I hope you will join us again, Tracy x

  22. What a beautiful card Lyn,I love the image and your papers.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  23. Hi hun
    aww gorgeous card, i luv this snowman, fab colouring, lovely papers & design, the embossing is lovely,thank you for joining us at The Creative Cottage this week, hope to see you next time,sue.x

  24. Of course your spots count your card is absolutely gorgeous I love the embossed background and the colours are perfect in fact it's all perfect
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

  25. cute card - love the snowflake effect.

  26. Very sweet and lovely christmas card.
    Thank you for joining the alphabet challenge

  27. I love to see the steps of a card coming together. i don't know why, I just love it. And I can see why you're so fond of Snowy. He is pretty darn cute!! Love the touches of glitter on the fur hat etc. LOvely.

  28. So pretty. Love how you used the doily! Just a lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Vacation.

  29. Hi Lyn
    Meant to say thank you for joining in with CYDA's first challenge this week

    Hugs Jackie x

  30. This is a whole lotta cuteness! Love all the detail! Thanks for joining our challenge at TPV! :)

  31. Helloooooo!

    This is gorgeous card love the embossing gorgeous image and love the snowflakes too!

    Thanks for joining us at craft your days away!

  32. aww I love him too so cute
    Anne-marie x

  33. awww what a super cute card and I love the colours thanks for joining us at the creative cottage huggies lindyloo x

  34. Well thanks for joing us at CYDA but yer welllllllllllllllllll had to come read your posts te he he I know what it is all about hunni

    liz xx

  35. A fabulous image, beautifully coloured and I love the embossing too! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week! Warmest wishes, Lesley

  36. What a cool card! It's making me feel cooler and I really need that this summer. Not only are we having the hottest summer that I can remember, but I have added my own special heat waves to it. I love this snowman. Your snowflake touches are perfect. Thanks so much for playing with us at OPUS GLUEI.

  37. Lovely card, fab embossed panel. Thanks for joining us at PfP. Sue C x

  38. Such a little cutie and a great layout!! Thanks for joining us at PFP this week! Juliexx

  39. Where did you find a photo of my 13 year old? LOL That's him night and day if I'd allow it! Love your card! Fun! Love how you changed the screen! I remember Space Invaders. LOL

    Thanks so much for playing along with the PICK 3 Challenge at Stamping Vacation! This gives you and entry in the Sept 1st drawing for a $25.00 gift certificate!

  40. Such a supercute card. Love your colouring.
    Thank you for joining us at PfP this week.
    Hugs, Anja

  41. A super cute the paper piecing ..thanks for joining us at PFP...Debs x

  42. Sweet card love the embossing!!

    Thanks for playing at PB@A

    Emma xxx

  43. Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at PFP.
    Andie xx

  44. Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at PFP.
    Andie xx

  45. Hi gorgeous card and cute snowman, thanks for playing at SAM.
    Hugs Kaylou xoxo

  46. This is super duper cute! Love the image and every thing else about this card!

  47. gorgeous card, he is one my favourite images too!

    thankyou so much for joining us this month at Penny Black @ Allsorts, good luck in the prize draw!

    Amanda x

  48. Thanks for entering the Simple Doodles Challenge - hope you can join us again next time!


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