Saturday, 3 February 2018

Happy snowman

Hello Lovely Crafters
Whoosh, there was another week and now we have a new challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown. 

This week Myrna is hosting and we have a sketch challenge to test your creativity. 

I wasted a lot of time fiddling about with this and not making anything I liked so one evening I set myself the challenge of making a card in half an hour. I know other people do this but I never have. I'm more of an 'ink a bit, cut a bit, go away and think and then stamp some more' kind of girl. 

I abandoned everything I had tried and used this Brushoed background which I already had. It wouldn't have taken long to do but obviously the drying would have been more than half an hour. 

I stamped all over it and then cut a white, snowy hill from a scrap of plain white. Stamped the snowman on a scrap and cut him out. 
Once the hill was glued I stamped the snowman in place so I didn't have to cut out his arms! Then I could stick on the cut out. 
Sentiment and die cut stars and it was done. Oh yes, and I added some Stickles along the brow of the hills. 
It is mounted on plain white with the edge coloured with Pro-marker as I couldn't find anything to suit. 

So that is my happy snowman, I'm not sure what he is looking at...

I've used:
Snowman - Leane Creatief
Snowflakes - Cut and make from The Range
Snowflake and sentiment stamps - Creative Stamping #49

Thanks for visiting and enjoy your day. x


  1. Gorgeous Christmas card - love the cute snowman and the gorgeous Brusho background! xxx

  2. Fabulous card Alison! Funny isn't it how sometimes things just don't work the more we think about of my problems! Anyway i love the idea you have had with this card..the stamping on the brusho background and that lovely snowman...stamped and pieced.! Pat on the back i say!...30 mins or not!

  3. J'adore Alison, sobre et pétillante, tu as magnifié ce sketch, biz

  4. I hear you Alison, I don't know how some can make multiple cards a day or only take an hour to make one... I wish, mine take hours even when I have a clear plan of action. However, I like your happy snowman card and the brusho background looks cool as does the sentiment, great card and great achievement on 30 minutes :) x

  5. It's a lovely card Alison. Your snowman is very happy little chappie and I love the background. It's a really nice layout too. Barbxx


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