Monday, 3 November 2014


Good morning peeps!  I am afraid this is a day late this time instead of being a day early!  The lovely Lorraine set the CCC a challenge of making a Christmas card depicting a snowman or snowmen!   My wonderful friend Rita set the last challenge which was 'Reindeer' and I won a $12 dollar voucher when I entered my card into the Anything Goes with a Twist Challenge - bloomin' brilliant!!!  One of the images I chose from their sponsor, Di's Digi Stamps, was this amazing snowman - he's totally cute!

This is the card I made - another one that came out almost as I had pictured it in me head!!!  Might have been on a roll for a couple of cards!!!!

The snowflake border stops just below the edges of the ribbon, I snipped away at two partial die-cuts (the handmade glitter paper is notoriously difficult to die-cut) and then added them in at the sides, so that it looks as if it is a frame.


Image - 'Snowman' from Di's Digi Stamps (here)
7" x 7" White Card blank - Anna Marie Designs
Embossing Folder - 'Frosty Swirls' from Creative Expressions
Circle die - Die-namics Stitched Circle Stax
Snowflake border die (in silver glitter paper) - Create & Craft Couture 'Winter    Flurries' collection
Sentiment - 'Let it Snow' clear stamp (an old one without a name unfortunately)
Snow blobs - Cosmic Shimmer 'Crystal' glue - goes on white and dries sparkly 
Promarkers and Flexmarkers
Silver Glitter paper - old stash from an A5 pad
Ribbons - stash
Snowflake charms - Ebay

This is another theme that I really enjoyed so thank you Lorraine!  I am just off to check over the other CCC blogs - I need to sort out how to put their names on my blog so that you can check them out too!  Will add this to my ever growing list of things to do!

Thank you for stopping by my blog again, you are all stars.  As usual, please take care of yourselves, I'm sending big hugs to all of you.

Sue xxx


  1. Awwww such a delightful image! Beautiful colouring and I love the snowflake border that you have made into a frame.
    hugs Sue xx

  2. what a fantastic snowman image jolly.....and I love what you have achieved with that fab clever! lovely day here near York...are you going down to the NEC ?......only got a little list. LOL xxxxxxx

  3. He's so cute Sue and you've showcased him beautifully. That silver frame is gorgeous. Carol x

  4. So beautiful Sue. Yes are you going to the NEC, I am going Saturday.


  5. What an adorable snowman for this challenge Sue, a happy, jolly fellow. It's great when a card comes together like that - I'm struggling with one at the mo. Love the snowflake border, it makes a fabulous frame and I'm glad you enjoyed my challenge.

  6. This image is a delight and so is your card! The silver glittered border is beautiful...I agree with frames your image so nicely!

    Pretty well sorted for the move now. Still a couple pieces of furniture to give away but will wait till the last week or so and enjoy them till then!

  7. Your silver snowflake border really does frame it beautifully. Really cute image and a fabulous card. It's so nice when it comes out exactly how you see it in your head isn't it? Doesn't happen too often for me I'm afraid ... lol! Love and hugs Christine xx

  8. Sue the magazine is Papercraft Essentials no 113 and I think I just bought it last week. There's a whole set of stamps...tree, wreath, poinsettia and three sentiments. Carol x

  9. Sue, this is a brilliant card, have loved looking all the wonderful snowmen cards you have all made. Hazel xx

  10. What a lovely card, Sue. The sparkly glittery bits are so me! I love it. And Frosty really looks happy.
    hugs, Asha
    PS... he's growing up to be a strapping young man.... lucky Blossom! :)

  11. Beautiful card Sue - it was more than worth the wait! Gorgeous image, beautiful sparkle - I love every little detail on it! Karen x

  12. Hi Sue
    Cutest of snowmen and wonderful colouring as usual. Love it.
    Best wiahes,.
    Ang x

  13. Don't think I have ever made a card that I pictured exactly. They just sort of evolve so well done on yours. Love the silver border and your Snowman is rather a cutie. I need to sort out putting names on too. Hugs Mrs a.

  14. Love it Sue, your snowman is gorgeous and beautifully coloured. I love the silver snowflake border and all your other sparkly bits, Love the colour theme too.
    I've got all the other members on my page but don't go anywhere when they're clicked, mut learn how to do this too, hugs Kate x

  15. Love this cheeky, cheery snowman. It's one delightful digi, and you've done him up proud. Your snippets of glitter surely made his snowy self sparkle brightly. That's a pain with that glitter paper sometimes, but it does create a wonderful effect. I'm liking that swirly emboss folder too. The beautiful red is marvelous with the snowy white and of course I love that stitched circle mat. Good for you on your fab win. Looks like you put the prize to super use! TFS & Big hugs.

  16. Hi Sue me wonderful blogging mate.
    I am a bit late commenting as I have been having probs with my browser.
    Love this super creation.
    The colours are so bright and beautiful, and that snowman image is so cute.
    Your design looks really amazing, and wonderful.
    Love and hugs to all in the P household.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  17. Hi Sue a fabulous Christmas card. what a lovely snowman image and love the frame you made - gorgeous! Susan x

  18. what a wonderful card Sue - brilliant snowman! Hugs rachel x

  19. Hi Soooz sorry I'm late commenting been ran off my feet lately you know what men are like when they are ill :P well this card is stunning..I love all the sparkly bits and the image is really cute been buying new dies by any chance Mrs????? fab embossing too!!! love it all..hope you and Graham and the fur babies are okay..lots of huggles from us all here xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Sue xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  20. What a fab card Sue, love the snowman! Hugs Carole Z X

  21. It's gorgeous and I was trying to figure out how you did it and smart me decided to read...haha I just don't even attempt die cutting glitter doesn't want to cooperate did great!

  22. Hi, Sue! this looks so amazing with the silvery-glittery cloud-like background! I usually glitter my die cuts after they are cut out - you are so clever! This looks fabulous with the "round/oval" theme repeated! hugs, de

  23. Hello Sue, I saw your comment on my blog, thanks for that! You're making lovely cards yourself, very divers, loving it. It's nice when its comes out what's in your head, does not allways works with me, haha! I became a member of your blog so I do'nt mis a thing! Best wishes, Ela

  24. I'm sorry for being late commenting, but glad I got here eventually. What a cute snowman and friends card. Love the sparkle! Xx

  25. OMGosh this is so sweet, just love the snowman,and really loving the gorgeous sparkle. Congrats on the adoption of your cat I hope he soon settles in and thank you very much for stopping by to comment
    Hugs & kind regards
    Bridget AKA Curlybearcrafts :) x

  26. Hi Sue, could you sent me your email address please? thank you very much. Valou xxx


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