Monday, December 30, 2013

Happy New Year Snowman

Hello, everyone.  Today I have made a Happy New Year card.  What a cute little snowman I used - he's called "For the Birds," and I purchased him from From the Heart Stamps so I could play along in their December Stamp of the Month Challenge - this is the first time I've participated.  It's a progressive challenge so anyone who plays along will get next month's digistamp for free.

Now I should admit that I only had to pay 25 cents for this image since I had a few discount coupons saved up from playing along in their i {heart} sketches challenges, which I also just discovered recently.  Any time you play along in their sketch challenge, you get a small coupon to use in their store, and you can also accumulate them, which is what I did.

I coloured the snowman with my Prismacolor pencils and added Diamond Stickles on his hat and body. I probably should have waited until the Stickles dried before taking the photo, oh well.  I used my Spellbinders Lacy Circle die and my Memory Box Precious Mittens - first time I've used this one I think, and I got it for my birthday in October.  The sentiment is a freebie from Desert Diva - thank you, Hannelie.  I embossed the kraft panel with Couture Creations "A Songbird's Poinsettia," and I added a few gems from Dollarama.  Here's the sketch I followed from Seems a Little Sketchy:

Seems a Little Sketchy #55
I would like to enter the following challenges:
2 Creative Chicks Christmas/Winter UE
A Gem of a Challenge Anything Goes UE
Allsorts Colour Challenge:  Brown/Blue/Aqua 3E #1
Card Mania Happy New Year 3E #1
Catch the Bug (Bugaboo) Favourite Christmas Song ("Frosty the Snowman") 3E #3
Challenges 4 Everybody Anything Goes UE
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards New Beginnings 2E #1
CRAFT New Year/New Beginnings/New Baby 5E #1
Craft Your Passion Something New (this digi stamp is brand-new - just purchased it for their progressive challenge) 3E #2
Crafting by Designs Challenge #2 It's All New 5E #1
Crafts and Me Anything Goes UE
Crafts-Too Challenge You The Natural World / Twist #2 Any Winged Creature (see little birds) UE
Creatalicious 2014 Wishes UE
Cut It Up New Year's Celebrations (see die cuts listed in description above) 1E
Cute Card Thursday Anything Goes UE
Digi Darla's Inspired by a Song ("Frosty the Snowman") 3E #1
DL.ART December Linky Challenge UE
DRS Designs Frosted Flakes (snow, snowman, snowflake) UE
From the Heart Stamps December Stamp of the Month 1E
Kaboodle Doodles Anything Goes 3E #1
Let's Craft and Create Let's Celebrate UE
Loves Rubberstamps Anything Goes Holiday Blitz UE
Paper Makeup Stamps Digi Makeover Challenge - Anything Goes UE
Paper Pretties Ring in the New Year 3E #1
Pile it On P is for... Prismacolor pencils, paper UE
Polkadoodles Digi Choosday Anything Goes UE
Red Carpet Studio New Year's Eve - use something new (this digi stamp is brand-new - just purchased it for their progressive challenge) 3E #3
Robyn's Fetish Party 3E #1
Seems a Little Sketchy Sketch #55 (see above) 3E #1 
Sentimental Sundays Pick Your Favourite Challenge - I chose #146 Anything Goes 3E #2
Sister Act (Cards Only) Anything Goes UE
Sweet Stampin' A Little Bird Told Me (see two little birds) 2E #2
The Crafter's Cafe Happy New Year 3E #1
The Crazy Challenge Celebrate the New Year 4E #1
The Pink Elephant Anything Goes UE
Totally Gorjuss New - Happy New Year UE
Whimsy Stamps Party Time 3E #2
Whoopsi Daisy Celebrations UE

Thank you for looking at my card - I enjoy reading your comments - wishing you a joyful day - and a Happy New Year too!

I have candy here - to be awarded January 1.   


Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

I love your color scheme and this is such an adorable image! You did a great job with that sketch, too, and the mittens are the perfect embellishment.
Thanks for entering our New Year's Celebration at Cut it Up!

Doreen said...

What a fab image,love this gorgeous

Sarah said...

Such a cute snowman, gorgeous card Kitty. Thank you for joining us at Allsorts for our colour challenge. Wishing you a very Happy New Year x

Hermien said...

What a cute card...thanks for joining us at papermakeupstamps.
Wishing you a happy new year, and good luck with the challenges

dt-member pms

Gerda said...

Thank you for linking up in the 2 Creative Chicks December Challenge.
This snowman is soooo cute and love the blue color you used!!!
GDT 2 at Creative Chicks

Dangina Martinez said...

So adorable! I love that fat Snowman and that beautiful blue die cut. We are so happy that you could join us at Loves Rubber Stamps with this fabulous card for the Holiday Blitz. Happy New Year! Hugs, Dangina

Debbie said...

Great card for our challenge over at Sweet Stampin' this week, good luck. Debbiex

Unknown said...

Another amazing card. You color so beautifully!! Love the mitten die cut!

MommyScraps said...

Lovely use of your new stamp and die cut mittens! Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion!

Lisa Lynn said...

Your card is adorable.

Ceal said...

super cute love the mittens! Thanks for playing in our Holiday Blitz at Loves Rubberstamps

brenda said...

Very sweet Kitty and love those little mittens.

Thanks so much for joining in at Allsorts challenge and here's to a Happy, Healthy and Crafty 2014.

B x

marion said...

very lovely card, cute snowman, wishing you and your family and last but not least your cats a wonderfull 2014, may all your dreams come true, hugs, Marion

Winnie and Patty said...

What a wonderful New Year's card! Thanks for joining us this week at Speedy Fox & Friends blog challenge!

Stephanie said...

This is just adorable, thanks for playing along in our SOTM challenge at From the Heart. Happy New Year!

paper fun said...

You left such a nice comment on our blog and it really made my day.

Your card is very lovely. Cute image and I adore your mittens.

Thanks for getting sketchy with us at Seems a Little Sketchy.


Katie Ann Brooks said...

Love the color combo, texture and layout here! Happy New Year and thanks for playing at CIU!

Anonymous said...

So much fun! Love these colors and the glitter. Thanks for joining us at the From the Heart SOTM Challenge.

Emily Thubbron said...

Such a cute card. Love that snowman. Thanks for sharing with us at Digi Darla.

Denise Goeldner said...

Lovely card, very cute. Thanks so much for joining us over at Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog, good luck and hope to see you next time
~ Denise DT ~

Cindy said...

Cute little snowman image! Love the sparkle in this card! Thanks for playing along with us at the Cut It Up Challenge blog.

Anonymous said...

Love the snowman!!! Super cute card. Love the detail of dry embossing the background. Thank you for coloring along with us at Chocolate, Coffee and Cards.

Nadja DT

Cherished said...

Thanks for sharing at RCS. Lovely card.

Sandy Trefger said...

Adorable! I love the sweet snowman and the pretty blue color! Thanks for sharing with us at Seems a Little Sketchy!

Anonymous said...

Fabulous, gorgeous colours and love those mittens...thanks for joining us at A Gem Of A Challenge!
Helen x

Mandy said...

Fab New Year Card...wishing you a Happy New Year and thank you for taking part in our challenge over at LCC

Karen Howard said...

What a festive holiday card, super cute!!! Thanks for joining our SOTM at From The Heart Stamps! Hugs, Karen

julie1 said...

beautiful, thank you for joining us at whoopsie daisy, hope to see you again and good luck ... Julie xxx

Miss Emerald said...

Gorgeous card, beautiful design and I like the bit of sparkle too. Thanks for joining us at Card Mania Challenges. Good luck and hope you'll join us again.

June Houck said...

Yum! I love kraft and a bold color...your royal blue pops! Thank you for playing along with us at Cut It Up :)


Yyou've made another sweet card and perfect for our challenge this week. Thank you for sharing and joining in with the fun at Sweet Stampin’ this week and good luck. Hugs Janine xx

Helen said...

Beautiful card; thanks for joining us at the Crazy Challenge. Regards Helen

Tammy Miller said...

What a great project, very cute!! We appreciate you taking the time to join our Challenge at CTB!

stampingbowd said...

Adorable card!!! Love the blues!!! Thanks for playing along with Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge!

Denise Pustelniak said...

Love your snowman and what you did with the sketch!
Thanks for joining us at Digi Darla’s

Unknown said...

This is so beautiful card! Thanks to joining us at The Crazy Challenge!
Good luck!!

The Gov. said...

Fun card and love the embossing! Thank you for participating in the Kaboodle Doodles Challenge!

Migdalia said...

Super cute & FUN!! Love it!
Thank you for joining us at Cut It Up Challenges.
Have a wonderful day,
♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥

K Clark said...

thanks for joining us at Pile it on... we have started a new challenge - please go and check it out!
Kimberly DT

Jennie Atkinson said...

A super cute snowman! Thanks for sharing your lovely card with us at Crafts Too Challenge You this month.

Unknown said...

Thank you for joining our challenge at Pile It On and I hope you will come back again.
Anna xxx

Sam K said...

What a cute card. Your snowman is adorable and love the mitten embellishment x Thank you for joining us over at Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenge x
Little Pear Tree

Kelly Schelske said...

What a fun card!! The mittens are adorable!

Thank you for playing along with us at SALS and FTHS!