Friday, February 26, 2016

Snowman and Cocoa

Hello, everyone!  Before I share my card, I would like to welcome two new followers - genie and Shawna Standish - so nice to have you here!

Today my card features the Stamp of the Month from From the Heart Stamps called Snowman and Cocoa. I love progressive challenges - I received this digi for free (thank you!) because I participated in last month's challenge!


I coloured the image with Prismacolor pencils and added Snow Writer to the white parts of his hat and Glossy Accents to the cup of cocoa.  I used gender-neutral colours so my card would be suitable for either a male or female. I was inspired by sketch 140 at i {heart} sketches:

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I die-cut the image into a circle with Nellie's Multiframes and layered it onto a Spellbinders Lacey Circle die-cut. The kraft cardstock is embossed with Darice Snowflake Background. The patterned paper was left-over scraps (BoBunny), and actually all of the cardstock used here was in my leftovers bin - I always reach for the snippets before cutting into a new sheet!  The twine is from American Crafts and I added a snowman charm and three silver snowflake sequins.  The sentiment is a cling-mount from Whimsy Stamps Everyday Moments.


Challenges:
Little Scrap Pieces Show it Off Saturday 1E
Pixie's Snippet Playground All cardstock and patterned paper are snippets 1E
Rudolph Day AG Christmas 1E C10
Simon Says Stamp Monday Inspired by a Song (Frosty the Snowman) 1/5
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday AG 1/5
The Daily Marker 30-Day Colouring Challenge - Day 20
Whimsy Stamps Inspiration AG 2/3
Word Art Wednesday AG w. Uplifting Sentiment 2/5

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

49 comments:

Andrea W said...

Adorable card! I love the colours you used and the brass charm adds the perfect touch.

Nancy said...

Great card, Kitty! I love the colour combination you used. The charm is a lovely addition! :o)

Liz said...

Lovely card, Kitty. Great colour choice and I love the addition of the little charm.

Visiting your blog today with my Rudolph Days DT members hat on. Thanks for joining in the challenge this month. Good Luck, xx

Heidi Stamps said...

That image is so cute! Love how you used the sketch!

Patti said...

Kitty! I love your darling card. I havw some of that sweet Bo Bunny paper too : ) Ya gotta love Bo Bunny!

Patti

SARN said...

Lovely layout and heartwarming snowman. Terrific job!

Thanks for wrapping up warm and toddling over to the Snippets Playground.
Hugs, Sarn xxx

Kuni said...

This is such s lovely card Kitty, i love it.
Hugs
Kuni

Karen Letchworth said...

Hello, my sweet and super crafty freind! I hope you're having a blessed week. I wanted to let you know about a BRAND NEW challenge blog. It's a digital challenge blog, but you're allowed to use ANY digi you choose. They really need participants, and I hope you can stop by to share this with them. They need your help, and you can win some sweet images. I hope you will play along.
Blessings,
Karen

Cre8tive Hands Friends
www.cre8tivehandsfriends.blogspot.com

jimlynn said...

So cute and fun. Love the dimension on his hat.
Lynn

scrAPpamondo said...

Hi Kitty! Your cards seem shaker even when they aren't! :D I have looked very well at the patterned paper to the left, to understand that there aren't sequins inside! :D :D You are magical!! This cutie looks very well with the snow on the hat and the glossy accent on the cup! And this colours combo is just perfect for anyone! Well done! Love the Lacey Circle die-cut, I have a similar die from Sizzix and I think that this frame is adorable! Very pretty details with the charms and the snowflake sequins, your card is so fun and sweet!
Hugs, my friend!

Hetty said...

a sweet card this is,Kitty.Love the fur on the snowmans's hat!
Great take on the sketch! Have a wondeful weekend!

Judith said...

Such a cute little snowman Kitty - love the kraft too hugs judith x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A beautiful card, love the image and the charm too.

Sue xx

Kathleen said...

Really lovely card, love the warmth of the browns against the lovely shades of blue.

Kath x

Dee said...

What a cute card. Love that darling snowman. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving the lovely comment.

Marie B. said...

This card is perfect...for ME! LOL I have been seeing this snowman EVERYWHERE, and I love him! Your rendition is particularly nice with the blue and brown together...LOVE IT! :)

Lisa said...

This is so adorable, Kitty!! I love the snowman!! The snow writer on the hat is a perfect touch, as is the glossy accents on the cup!! I love the papers you used, too!! What a fun and fabulous card!! I love it!! Have a great weekend my friend!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Tina Z. said...

another amazing card, I love the patterned paper!

Annette Allen said...

so totally cute and I love that little charm you added..

terrie said...

Kitty this card is so cute....I love snowman and of course the snowman charm adds such a nice touch
Well done as always.

Bad Kitty said...

so cute card!
Bad Kitty's Craftroom
>^.^<
Fiki

Eemeli said...

Wonderful! So happy you joined our Rudolph Day challenge. Good luck in the prize draw.

Hugs from Finland,
Eemeli {DT}

Brenda said...

Darling card! Love that you combined the sketch with the stamp of the month! Thanks so much for joining us again at From the Heart Stamps i {heart} sketches with a tWist and Stamp of the Month Challenge.

marion said...

I was wondering how your card with this sweet image would be and I am not disapointed, it is lovely, lots of hugs and love, cuddles to your lovely furbabys, Marion

Valerija said...

Wonderful card. Love this cute snowmam with hot cocoa and lovely little charm. Well done!
Thank you for joining us at the Rudolph Days Challnege. Good Luck.
Hugs,
Valerija - DT member.

Lori Kobular said...

Great card! I love that sweet snowman with his cocoa and that Bo Bunny paper looks terrific with the snowflake embossed background!

Barbara Godden said...

Super cute snowman fab. colouring gret take on the sketch too.

Carole Robb Bisson said...

This is a wonderful winter card. the snowman is quite the star. Thank you so much for joining our 220th challenge at Word Art Wednesday. Your creation is inspiring and very beautiful. Blessings, Carole

Karen Steele said...

This is superb! I love the super colouring, papers, embossing and the sweet little charm :-) Thank you for joining us at From the Heart Stamps in our Stamp of the Month Challenge :-)

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Kitty, such a super snowman.
Pauline
x

Virginia Lu said...

Beautiful attentions to details and fabulous layering! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge!

KraftyKoolKat said...

Such a gorgeous creation Kitty. I love this cute and friendly looking snowman.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

Kath said...

A great card - I love your Snowman, he's so cute!
Thank you for joining the Rudolph Day challenge and good luck!
Kath - DT member

Pink Room Therapy Designs said...

Lovely coloring! I love the little elements you added, like the charm and snowflakes. Thanks for joining us at FTHS for Sketch #140!

Tinka's paper wonderlland said...

Lovely card, it is great how you have fill his cap :)
♥Hugs Valentina♥

Imke said...

Adorable card, Kitty. Kraft and blue looks so nice together and i like the little snowman charm. I´ve used one too ;-).

Thanks for joining our FREE Stamp of the Month February Challenge and also our Sketch Challenge with a tWiSt # 140 @ From the Heart Stamps !!

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Barb said...

He's such a lovely image Kitty with his steaming mug. I love the colour of your card very much and the little snowman charm is gorgeous. Barbxx

Moira Curle said...

I love this image and the way you have incorporated it into the challenge. Fabulous card.

Kathy S said...

Love it!!! The pattern paper works perfectly with your design and the From The Heart Stamps Sketch this week. So glad you were able to join us at I always have fun visiting you at your blog. Take care!!

Pia S said...

I love gender neutral cards, and on top of that I think this is age neutral as well. The DP is so eye catching and looks so pretty with kraft. Great fur trim detailing too.

Barbara Schiassi said...

Brown and blue is on of my fave color combo! great use in this card! Love the image: it'is so cute! Thanks for joining us this week over Simon Says Monday Challenge blog! barbara

scrappymo! said...

Awww...this is so sweet! That snowman is quite adorable. Love the embossed draft card and the lovely bokeh DP.

Thanks for taking part in the February Rudolph Days Challenge. Good luck in the prize draw.

Monika Reeck said...

e is a cute little snowman
and cute too that he carry a cup of coffe I only think is he not getting melted hehehe SMILE
cute card Kitty
lovely color combo

Monika Reeck said...

oopps its cocoa I am sorry hehe

Lisa said...

So cute! Love his fluffy hat parts!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

You rock the blues and browns! I totally didn't get to this image this month... something about putting everything I own into boxes and hauling them about.

Donna said...

Darling card, such a cute snowman and great color combination!

Tip Top said...

Lovely card! Thanks for joining in with us at i {heart} card sketches with a tWiSt

Petra Swart said...

Oh, what a darling little snowman enjoying his cuppa, Kitty!!!! You have coloured him so wonderfully and framed him perfectly with the scalloped circle!!! I love the fun twine bow and the cute charm and lovely snowflakes!!!! Such a sweet Christmas card!!!!
Hugz