Sunday, March 15, 2015

Rather Be Skiing (FTHS image)

Hi, everyone. I would like to extend a warm welcome to my newest follower - Наталочка Нана - so nice to have you here!

Today I made a quick card to participate in the sketch challenge over at From the Heart Stamps - I {heart} sketches. They are celebrating their 100th sketch - Congratulations!  I think I did a pretty good job considering our power was off and I coloured and assembled this with very little light!  We had snow and freezing rain - a real mess!  I was so happy the electricity was restored so I could link up my card  - among other reasons!

The image is called Rather be Skiing, and I coloured it with my Prismacolor pencils and added clear glitter along the snow and the snowman's body.  I used my Nellie's Multi-frame Circles to die-cut the image and the green circle behind it.  The dp is from Lawn Fawn and the sentiment is an old wood-mounted stamp from All Night Media/Plaid, which I stamped on a leftover scrap of vellum in Ancient Page Pine.  I finished off the card with a snowflake button.

Here's the sketch I followed:


I would also like to support these fun challenges:
CRAFT Christmas 2/5; Crafting by Designs Get Ready for Christmas 2/3 (WINNER); Crafting by Designs March AG 2/3; Crafty Gals Corner Cute as a Button 1/2; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra March AG Christmas UE; Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper March UE; Creative Inspirations AG Optional Sketch UE; Cute Card Thursday Celebrate (Christmas) UE; Cuttlebug Mania Monochromatic Green 3/3; Dies R Us Shades of Green 1/3 (RANDOM WINNER); Di's Digi Designs Lots of Green 2/3; From the Heart Stamps - I {heart} sketches Sketch 1E (RANDOM WINNER); HIMCR Super Scraps Saturday (vellum was a scrap) 2/3; Holly Jolly Christmas Dies and Punches UE; Inspiration Destination AG UE; Loves Rubberstamps Use 3 Shades of Green UE (DESIGN TEAM FAVORITE); My Craft Creations AG UE; Open-Minded Crafting Fun Winter Vacation Getaway 1/3 (RANDOM WINNER and DESIGN TEAM FAVOURITE)Pattie's Creations Green in your Image 1/2; Pixie's Snippet Playground Snippet mentioned above - vellum 2/3; Sister Act (Cards Only) AG UE; Sparkle and Sprinkle AG with Loose Glitter, Embossnig Powder and/or Flocking UE; Sparkles Christmas Make it Green 1/3; The 12 Months of Christmas Link-up March Optional Let it Snow 3/3 (FT); The Daily Marker 30-Day Coloring Challenge Day 13; The Outlawz Friday Coloring Use Mostly Green 1E: The Ribbon Girl Going Green

Thank you for looking at my card!  Wishing you a joyful day!

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Lisa said...

My gosh, you are a crafting machine - I can't keep up with you!! Another fabulous card!! That snowman is so sweet!! I love the glitter!! Beautiful card my friend!! Have a great day :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Darlene said...

Oh my goodness this is so adorable! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘Photo Color Inspiration’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters
P.S. Have you checked out our Design Team Call??

AJ Bodine said...

This is adorable, you did a great job with the coloring and assembling, despite no power. I'm impressed! I'm also a new follower of yours :)

Donna Hanley said...

You did a fantastic job especially without power. He is just darling and I like the light green shading, nice and soft. Love the snow and your piece of vellum just sets everything off so nice. Enjoy your week ahead.

scrappymo! said...

So fun and cute too.

My daughter and her family are driving home right now from a skiing trip. Can't wait to see the videos of the kids lessons. I will show them your card when i walk them to school tomorrow!

Denice said...

The clear glitter is a nice touch on this sweet snowman, great take on the sketch too! Thanks for sharing with us at Loves Rubberstamps this week, good luck!

New Creations said...

Wow, good job done!!! And so many cards in only one day!!!!! Love this adorable colored image after power cut off. Great use of vellum too!

Lena said...

Beautiful and very festive card. Love the cute lil snowman and allt he different shades of green you used.
Thank you for playing along with us at Crafty Gals Corner. I hope to see you again soon. Good luck!
Lena - DT
Lena’s Creations

Lucy Patrick said...

Wow, Kitty, I love it and that must have been quite a challenge in near darkness, you did so beautifully I never would have guessed! Love that image, XOX Lucy

Imke said...

This is totally awesome, Kitty !!! The green monochromatic Looks great and i like how you´ve added the vell

Thanks for joining us @ From the Heart Stamps !

brenda said...

A lovely creation to kick start the week Kitty.

B x

Ribbon Girl said...

such a cutie!! Thank you for joining in with The Ribbon Girl March Colour Challenge - best of luck! Mary xx

Diane said... the happy color of green you have used...yes it's hard when the power goes off....glad it's back on for you!! Thank you for joining us "Dies R Us" for our "Shades of Green" challenge!
Diane DRU DT

Marybeth said...

I think you did great coloring this and in low light,or any light ! It's perfect! Wish I could share some of our mini heat wave with you. Darling card !

Donna Ellis said...

how completely cute this is, KT! I love the vibrantly colored, beautifully shaded green theme going on, right down to to the snowflake piece and skies. Your attention to detail on this card is wonderful! hugs, de

Di said...

Oh Kitty! This is really beautiful - such a fun card.

Have you thought of also entering into the Cuttlebug challenge (shades of green)? It's open for a further 16 or so hours and I can only see one entry from you - you're allowed to enter three times!


Di xx

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Love this design with the vellum and the glitter around the snowman! Fabulous in green!!! Great card, Kitty!

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so cute and adorable Kitty.

Brenda B said...

Fantastic card Kelly, love all the green. Glad you got your power back and also glad Winter is starting to come to an end, at least it is in Michigan! Thanks for playing along with us at Sparkles Christmas this month, good luck and hope to see you again.

Sparkles DT

Unknown said...

Love your use of the vellum and the sparkly snowman xx

Becca Cruger said...

Now that is a green snowguy!! He looks very happy to be frolicking around in all that glittery snow. :D I haven't been skiing in years, but I love to do it. Happy Monday, my friend!

Blankina said...

Cool green card love the lay out and different materials used, glad you could join Loves Rubberstamps this week,
Hugs Blankina

Jeanne J. said...

I love how you mixed this up with the green for a snowy scene! So bright and cheery!

Monika Reeck said...

cute snowman Kitty
and great using that sketch
you have a sweet DP for this card and lovely add the sparkle on the snowman
all in one sweet beautifully made my friend
see you soon on my last two post...miss your smile there ;)

Jacee said...

Lovely festive card, very cute!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Kitty, such a sweet snowman and lovely green papers.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Okay... having snow and freezing rain explains why you went for a ski card. It also explains the happy, warm, bright colors you've used on it. It is a wonderful combination! And that vellum layer???? To. Die. For!

Bad Kitty said...

Gorgeous card

Wendy said...

Gorgeous card...Thanks or playing along with us at Di's Digi Designs Challenge this fortnight.
Wendy xx

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Oh so adorable. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

Darnell said...

Kitty, this is so darling! You did an excellent job under the primitive conditions! I'm glad your power came back on so you could post this - among other things! I love how your sweet snowman is celebrating St. Paddy's Day!! Hugs, Darnell

The EmBellished Card - Belinda said...

this is absolutely wonderful! I love snowmen and this is a hoot to me. Thanks for playing along with Cuttlebug Mania!
Belinda CM DT

marion said...

such a cute snowman and fab card, lots of hugs to you and cuddles to Kiwi, Honeydew and Snowy, Marion

CraftyNatalie said...

Great card, thanks for joining in with the anything goes challenge over at Creative Inspirations.
CraftyNatalie: DT

Jo said...

What a fun card! love the added interest with the glitter ;)
Thank you for joining in the fun with us for our sketch challenge at FTHS
Jo xx

Donna said...

This is just gorgeous, I would not of thought of green for this image, love it!

Dawn Darlene said...

love that glittery snowman!

terrie said...

Another adorable card...I'm not big on green but you did a fantastic job on using the color.
Well done and good luck in your challenges

Lisa Mensing said...

Adorable! Love the touch of glitter you added to the snowman. Thanks for sharing at Crafty Gals Corner. Lisa DT

Marlene Atkinson said...

An adorable card. Thank you for joining us at c.r.a.f.t. Challenge. Marlene DT

MaxiBelle Studio said...

Super sweet card. Thanks for joining us for our 'Shades of Green' challenge #22.
Alicia (Dies R Us DT)
MaxiBelle Studio

Sandra H said...

Oh this is just the cutest card ever what a lovely image and just perfect for our challenge over at “ Sparkles Christmas Challenge "Make it green“ good luck and hope to see you again next time Dt Member Sandra H xx

stampingbowd said...

Oh how fun! What a terrific snowman all decked out in St. Patrick's Day colors!

Lisbeth said...

great card
thanks for joining us at cuttlebug mania
greetings Lisbeth DT-Cuttle bug

MagsB said...

Hiya! What a darling card, I love those shades of green, and the snowman is so cute! Thanks for joining in at CRAFT Challenge!

love Mags B x

(PS I got my commenting right this time lol!!)

Jean said...

Such a cute little snowman, I love the touches of glitter and the snowflake button.
Jean x

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card. Congratulations on winning the challenge at Crafting by Designs

Julie Reed said...

Fab Card, looks great with all the green.
Thanks for sharing with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun
Julie DT
Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
{Pumpkin Belly Cards}

Vic said...

Really cute card kitty... sorry to hear you have been having cold weather with you - i have hung my washing out in the sunshine today..and it dried! Anyway - popping my "patties creations" hat on here now... Thanks for entering our challenge this month at Patties Creations - Vic, DT x

Anne Temple said...

Love your snowman with all the greens. It's a fun change from blues and whites. Fabulous card. Thanks for sharing it with us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge.

cass said...

Thanks for joining us at Open Minded Challenges this fortnight for our "Winter Vacation Getaway" Challenge

Eret said...

So adorable green winter card. I love all the sparkle you added to the snowman. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us at Sparkle N Sprinkle.
Eret x

cotnob said...

Hi Kitty, I just popped back to say thank you for joining us at CHNC Challenge Extra.

Hazel said...

Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper March challenge with more of your delightful crafting - hope to see you again soon x

Unknown said...

Another stunning creation from yourself milady. No wonder you were inspired to make a wintery card with the power off in that weather but as usual you create beauty despite adversity. Thanks for joining in over at Open-Minded Crafting x
Sammi (AngelicBadGirl) xxx