Sunday, 10 November 2013

Baby It's Quirky Well Cold Outside!

My goodness, where have I been? No blogging since Wednesday!?  I know! but it's been wet! Luckily the dogs didn't mind (although their owners hate it!)and we still had fun.... even though one was so full of joy it rolled in some poo.... a little white a big pile of poo. I'll say no more on that! And, I never did get round to finishing off those fish for last weeks Quirky Challenge, seen in Wednesday's post. I suddenly realised I hadn't printed out enough fish the wrong way round to do that 'thing' I've done before with acetate. Never mind, because there's a new challenge starting over on the Quirky Challenge. So get over there! It's Cazzy's turn to set the theme and she has chosen...
Baby It's Cold Out Side...
but, with a twist! She wants to see....projects about the colder months of the year, so think snow, ice, Autumn or Winter, and they must include a hot drink or two! (maybe even with a snifter of brandy!)
Our Sponsors this time are the fabulous  Crafty Ribbons, and the famous Bugaboo !
Here's my card. I've used this super cute snowman from our sponsors called Snowman Cocoa and of course I've coloured him with my Promarkers and 3D-ed him by chopping off his arm and his body as well as his head! Even the mug had its handle hacked off!
The blue snowy paper is mine own, the backing papers were freebies from a magazine. They're called GingerBread Lane by Jennifer Ellory. There was also die-cuts and stickers. (yay!) And if you'd like some more freebies by Jennifer go HERE to PaperCrafts Inspiration Magazine Website and also HERE! (you may have to login) Go to their Face Book page and join in to win a fabulous prize. To celebrate reaching 20,000 likes on Facebook, they are giving away an amazing luxury craft tote filled with papercraft goodies to one lucky winner! Go HERE
I  love hot chocolate with either a spoonful of Nutella or a Cadbury's flake (or both!) but this snowman's adding Marshmallows! What do you like to add? Brandy? Whisky? Lashings of cream and sprinkles?
I've added gems, heart brads, stars, Stickles Glitter, White Gell pen, Snowflakes peel offs on acetate, beads on a wire plus a real red pompom to his Santa hat. Inside I've left it blank but have done a bit of dry embossing!
The font is a freebie, it's called Violety Crumble, download HERE
As you can see on the sheet on the right, I started  the card off in Word. Printed all the digi's I needed, and my blue snowy sky made to fit, also added the sentiment under the digi, then printed it all out. So I'm sort of giving you uncoloured 'sneak peek' of my next card, the little penguin with the stripy mug, hopefully it will be  ready for next weeks reminder post.
A Change to win some tiny bottles filled with Gems and tiny stars as seen on last Wednesday's post. (Might not be the same) I've already coloured the mug (with the penguin,  with my Promarkers but, who can guess what colour Promarker/s  I've used to colour it with? Email or answer in the comments!! 
You'll see the answer next Sunday! (I'll put the right answers if there is any, in a hat and pick one out) Okay, that's it! I'm not here so hoping the timer will work! I hope to add this to some....
 2 Sisters - Christmas Sparkle 
My Creative Moments - Word Play - Snowman
Brown Sugar Challenge - Anything Goes
 Scribble & Scrap - Always Anything Goes
 Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes 
 A Gem Of A Challenge - Gems, Gems, Gems
Crafty Calendar - All Things Christmas
Sweet Stampin - Christmas Is Coming
Crafty hazelnuts Christmas challenge-extra for November-'Christmas'
Art Impressions Stamps Challenge - Holly Jolly Christmas
Divas By Design - Use a Digi
Crimbo Crackers - Christmas Words
 (More embossed words inside)


  1. Such a brilliant card - I love the layout and all your extra bits on there Spyder :-) Great colouring on the little smiley snowman too :-) I don't actually drink hot chocolate so I don't have an answer for that one :-(
    Sorry - couldn't find the 'sneak peek'... am I being dense ??!!!

    Eeeeeeuuuwww !!! I hope you managed to sort out the stinky dog... or is that the owner's job hahahaha !!! LoL

    IKE xxx

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    1. He's owner has hirt her leg so she is at home... but if they aren't home, I do it!

  2. Great card - I love that snowman!

  3. I'm back to say THANK YOU for the link to Papercraft Inspirations - I downloaded some great Christmas papers - appreciate the heads up about this great web site. Thank you, Lyn!

    1. Stay awhile you can usually download stuff going waaaaay back!

  4. This is fabulous! Love the sketch and fun snowman! Thanks so much for playing in my "snowman" word play saturday challenge!

  5. Perhaps little white dog's unfortunate choice of 'a bit of fun' was actually a plea for something warming on a chilly, wet walk..... I bet you needed a mug of hot chocolate yourself after doing the necessary clean up job. This is a great card, - one to warm the chilliest of people. Cute image - lovely background and embellishing. Good luck in our challenge this week. Ingrid xx (OSAAT Team)

    1. No, honest he loves he's walks out with me, rain or shine and waits at the window!! But he also like smelly things to roll in...luckily it was old and dry and not too sticky!

  6. Great card, and brilliant image! I also LOVE the candy cane paper on the inside! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin'. Sammy-x

  7. This is such a fab card, love the boldness of colour. Joey xx

  8. Great card! I love the bright colors, and the patterned paper with your snowy paper! :)

  9. Super cute
    Thanks for joining in this week at Pennys Paper Crafty Challenge
    Hugs katie x

  10. Great card! Bright cheerful and fun! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin’ this week.
    What's the problem with a bit of poo?! I once had a dog who rolled on a rotted fish... took weeks to get the smell of that off him, didn't matter what we bathed him in!

  11. Just a wonderful Christmas card. I like the dp you used and the image is just awesome, I love having hot cocoa on cold winter days. :D yummy!!
    Thanks for joining us at OSAAT.
    Deborah - OSAAT DT

  12. Thank you for sharing your lovely festive creation at Sweet Stampin' and good luck with the Challenge. Judy DT

  13. Very cute! I love your color combination, image and darling embellishments!

    Thank you so much for playing along with the Stitchy Angels this week!


    Chriss- DT - One Stitch At A Time

  14. Thanks for entering this lovely card for my CHNC challenge extra for November - hope to see you again soon. This would also be just right for CHNC challenge 150: outdoors - would love to see it there too. x

  15. Thanks for entering both CHNC challenges x

  16. A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at A Gem of a Challenge and good luck.

  17. Spyder, love the card and the layout is wonderful. Thank you for playing along this week at OSAAT. I sure hope to see you back again very soon. Good Luck in the challenge!!!


    CraftyGirl OSAAT DT

  18. Fabulous card, Love that image!! Thank you for joining us this week at OSAAT and good luck. Hugs


  19. This is a lovely Christmas card! Thanks for playing along with the Sweet Stampin' Challenge and good luck.

  20. Love that snowman! Great card.

    Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

  21. You have created fun 3d effect on this card. I love the quirky snowman. Thank you for joining in at Crafty Hazelnuts Extra this month. Hugs Mrs A. (GDT).


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