Monday, December 5, 2016

Guest Designer at Connie Can Crop

(If you are looking for my Visions of Sugar Plums Blog Hop projects, 
here are links to Day 1 and Day 2.)

Hello, everyone!  I am excited to announce that I'm a Guest Designer at Connie Can Crop this month! Thank you to Connie for inviting me!

The theme for December is "Baby, It's Cold Outside," so the challenge is to create a project using a snowman, snow, or snowflakes. I hope you'll head over and join the fun - please tell Connie that Kitty sent you!

Here's a direct link to the December challenge, where you will find the link-up, challenge rules, and prize to be won!

For my project, I made a set of four winter cards! Scene cards are my favourite type of card to make! I included a snowman, snow, and snowflakes on each one! A sweet friend recently gave me these cute chipboard snowmen, as well as the patterned paper, and I couldn't wait to use them!  I knew they would be perfect for my winter scenes!

Each card is different but I followed the same basic design. I die-cut a snowy landscape and added Stickles for some sparkle. I used the snowy patterned paper for the sky, added a chipboard snowman, and stamped a sentiment in a coordinating ink. The little scenes are mounted on cardstock and then adhered to a snowflake-embossed card front. I finished off each card with a different embellishment: snowflake sequins, regular sequins, pearl snowflakes, and a snowman charm with ribbon.

These same products were used on all cards:
  • Embossing folder: Die'sire Embossalicious Let it Snow
  • Patterned paper and chipboard snowmen: Gift from my friend Debi B (thank you!)
  • Other: Diamond Stickles

Here is a close-up of each card, along with the additional products used.

Card 1 - Skating Snowman

  • Stamp: Sentiment (Your Next Stamp Waddles Winter Happiness)
  • Ink: Brilliance Pearlescent Poppy
  • Die: Pierced Landscape (unmarked die from China)
  • Other: Snowflake sequins from my Dollarama stash

Card 2 - Sledding Snowman

  • Stamp: Sentiment (Your Next Stamp Waddles Winter Happiness)
  • Ink: Stampin' Up Night of Navy
  • Die: Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders
  • Other: Pearl snowflakes from my stash

Card 3 - Broom Snowman

  • Stamp: Sentiment (Unity Stamps May Your Days be Merry and Bright)
  • Ink: StazOn Forest Green
  • Die: Poppystamps Stitched Landscapes
  • Other: Ribbon (Darice), snowflake charm from my stash

Card 4 - Snowman Saucer

  • Stamp: Sentiment (unmarked clear stamp set from China)
  • Ink: Brilliance Pearlescent Poppy
  • Die: Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders
  • Other: Sequins from my stash

Thank you to Connie Can Crop for having me as your Guest Designer!  I had fun!

I would also like to support these fun challenges: 613 Avenue Create AG Optional Twist Holiday Happiness 3/8; Card Mania AG 2/3; Christmas Cards All Year Round AG Christmas/Holiday 2/5; Christmas with the Cuties AG Cute and Christmassy 3/3; Come and Get It Christmas 3/3; Crafting by Designs December AG 3/3; Crafty Calendar Christmas Time 3/3; Crafty Catz AG Optional Twisted Easel 3/3; Crafty Friends Merry Christmas 3/3; Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper December UE; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Vintage or AG Christmas UE; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra December UE; Crafty Ribbons Christmas 1/5; Deep Ocean Santa Claus is Coming to Town UE; Fab n Funky Christmas UE; Inspiration Destination AG UE; Lil Patch of Crafty Friends AG 3/3; Not Just Cards November AG UE; Paper Creator's Crafts Christmas 3/3; Robyn's Fetish Square or Rectangle Cards 1/3; Sasayaki Glitter Christmas 2/3; Scribbles Designs Happy Holidays 3/3; Send a Smile 4 Kids Winter Fun 4 Kids 2/3; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday AG 3/5; Sweet Stampin' Let it Snow 2/3; The Cat's Pajamas Snow UE; The Crafter's Cafe Christmas and/or Birthday 3/3; The House That Stamps Built WIW November Anything Goes 3/3; The Merry Christmas Challenge Create a Snowy Scene 1E/day; The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Christmas Card 2/2; The Paper Girls Snowmen 1/3; The Ribbon Girl December Card Challenge UE; Wednesday's Creative Inspirations Christmas UE; Winter Wonderland Frame It or Night Scene 1/3; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment wk 258 4/5

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


Sandy said...

Wonderful cards - I do love snowmen (and women too)!
Sandy xx

Richa Maurya said...

Congratulations Kitty for GD post...Lovely cards...snowman is having quite fun..

Debi said...

Fabulous cards, Kitty! I had those snowmen and papers for a few years and they never inspired me. Had a feeling you'd find the perfect way to use them. And you certainly did!!! (Scenes are my least favorite card to make.)
Hugs, Debi

terrie said...

Congrats Kitty for being their guest designer for this month on "Connie can Crop"...enjoy
Your four cards are fabulous and I like each scene...well done

Pat said...

Lovely cards, great images and colours, thanks for joining in our first challenge at Christmas with the Cuties.

Pat xx

Andrea W said...

Your snow scene cards are terrific! I love all the sentiments and added sparkle. Congrats on your guest designer spot.

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

You have been so busy Kitty! How many amazing works in these two days! Your snowmen cards are adorable, delightful design!! Love your scenes! Fab embossed panels and pretty background!! All the chipboard snowmen are so cute, and I expecially love the Snowman Saucer, it's so fun!

Fikreta said...

congrats to be guest designer !
those cards are super cute!
have a lovely day

Kuni said...

Wonderful cards Kitty.

Lisa Lynn said...

Kitty, congrats on the GDT. Those cards are wonderful and each are just terrific with glitter and sparkles.

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love all four of your scene cards. You are a great scene maker and the colors and pattern papers are perfect together.

Rene said...

These are fabulous! Love them all. Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Creative Inspirations. Good luck!

Donna said...

This is a gorgeous collection of winter scenes Kitty, I would not be able to pick a favorite if I had to. Congrats on your guest design spot!

Lisa said...

Huge congrats on your guest design spot!! Your cards are all amazing!! I love the scenes!! They are so beautiful!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

cotnob said...

A wonderful set of cards Kitty, such fun snowmen.

Carole J said...

All four cars are wonderful, Kitty! Lovely chipboard snowmen. Congratulations on your GDT! x

Carol S. said...

Gorgeous cards and thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons. Hope you will come back again. Carol S. DT

vicky's scrapping passion said...

Again, amazing work Karen. I love all cards you make. So much fun and creativity, very inspiring. Thank you being a guest designer at Connie Can Crop.

JD/ Jill said...

Congratulations on your GD. Your cards are all really sweet!

AO Creations said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at TMCC, good luck!!! Amy DT

Katrina said...

Love them especially the red background.

Janette said...

Really lovely cards, thanks for sharing with us at CraftyCatz this week...x

Barbara Godden said...

Fabulous cards, I love snowmen almost as much as cats and house mouse. I love the design of all your cards and those snowmen are adorable.

Tinka's paper wonderlland said...

Congrats, they are so lucky to have you!!!
You have made great set of cards, tjhey are so fun!!
♥Hugs Valentina♥

Unknown said...

Four fabulous card, love the little scenes and the chipboard snowmen look gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends and good luck in the draw. Jennifer DT member x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Those chipboard snowmen are the cutest card toppers ever! I love your series of winter cards, each one is special. Now pass the cocoa!

Olga Fink said...

Beautiful cards Kitty! I love the design you created on each of them!
Congratulations on your GD post!
xoxo Olga

Unknown said...

Beautiful cards Karen! Thank you so much for being a guest DT at Connie Can Crop! Always love seeing your work!

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Ooh wow, I love how many cards you've managed to pull together there! Brilliant! Thanks so much for playing along with the Sweet Stampin' girls for our 'Let It Snow' challenge. We're so glad you did. Hugs, Wends xoxo Sweet Stampin' DT

Boutique Country said...

Wonderful cards thanks for joining us at the crafter's cafe challenge
Mónica DT

Laura said...

Such a fun set of cards!
Thanks so much for joining us at Crafty Ribbons Challenges

jenn shurkus said...

such sweet cards!! snowman are my faves :) thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

Susanne said...

These are super adorable. Nicely done.

Chris said...

A fabulous batch of cute snowman cards! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Calendar!

Heather said...

Oh, my, you were busy! These are all so adorable and the simple layout really lets those cute snowmen shine! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built and CHNCC2.

Lillian A said...

These are SO cute, Kitty, and I saw your entry on SAS4Kids. These are sure to elicit smiles on receiving them!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Thank you so much for sharing your adorable cards in the Sweet Stampin’ Challenge!

Diane Louise J said...

Hello again… Thanks for sharing your set of snowmen cards with us… all of your cards are so cute and fit perfectly with our ‘Happy Holidays’ challenge theme… hope you can join us next time and good luck in the draw.
[Diane Louise, DT Member, Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog]

Marlene Atkinson said...

Wonderful selection of cards. Thankyou for sharing with us at Winter Wonderland Challenge. Marlene DT

chanya13 said...

Absolutely gorgeous creations.
Thank you for joining in with Creative Inspirations.
Hugs Agnieszka, chanya13

Donna said...

Wow!!! Absolutely gorgeous cards.
Thanks for joining in with The Ribbon Girl December card challenge and good luck in the prize draw.
Festive hugs, Donna xx

Judith said...

hi Kitty This is such a lovely set of cards - got to love a snowman!! - hope you have a fab Christmas and thanks for playing along with us at Winter Wonderland hugs Judith x

N-Eva said...

Beautiful and pretty cards. Thanks for joining us at Come And Get It challenge.Neva

Margaret said...

What a cute set of cards. Thanks for joining us at CraftyHazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.
Margaret, DT

Evie said...

Beautiful cards. Thank you for joining us at Card Mania Challenge. Good luck!

DT Evie

Sheryl said...

These are adorable - what a great friend you have the snowmen are divine!
Glad you stopped by at 613 Avenue Create.
Hugs Sheryl DT member xx

flossbite said...

Wonderful cards. Thanks for joining us at Crafty HazelNuts Christmas Challenge Extra. And a very Happy New Year to you!

Eekers said...

Really enjoy a design used in several ways, such a clever idea and so handy for Xmas cards, where quantity is a bit of a creative-killer! Super :)
Annabel - Knitty Kitty Digis