Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Snowman and A Flower

Talk about being oppositional! Two cards to post, one for winter and one for summer.
No doubt in my mind though that in REAL TIME, we are definitely experiencing summer.
So maybe a winter card will help bring on a cool down...

I was inspired by the Sketch Sunday on 365 Cards, Day 146, Super Sketchy Sunday

The following challenges worked their magic in inspiring too!
Paper Pretties - no markers - I used colored pencils and OMS
Picture Perfect Creations - color challenge (night of navy, crumb cake, whisper white)
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - favorite color, I like vintage looks,
so crumb cake is used a lot!
Craft Your Passion - Christmas in July
Designed 2 Delight - free snowman digi for participating in monthly progressive challenge
Designed 2 Delight Designers Challenge - Christmas in July
Paper Cutz Challenge - Anything goes
Polly Craft Challenge - Ho-Ho-Ho Christmas
Totally Gorjuss - Punch or die (the oval cutout with a nestie)
Cupcake Craft Challenge - Vintage Glitter
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything goes

And I was motivated by Pam's challenges this week at 365 cards with the focus on backgrounds.
This is my first attempt at making a rolled fabric flower. Probably need to practice more. But I think I'll wait till the blister on my ring finger heals from using hot glue to keep it together... :(
Challenges entered in:
365 Cards, Day 147, Monday Background Challenge - 1/2 polka dots, 1/2 solid
Paper Craft Star - Anything goes
Crafty Ann's Challenge - Emboss
Stamp Something - embellish, oh yeah, that blistering fabric flower!
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Anything goes
Totally Stampalicious - Anything Goes
Sentimental Sundays - Focus on Sentiment
Sugar Creek Hollow - Let's play tag
Keep your cool!  SAM


Patti J said...

What fun! Winter and summer together!!! Your snowman is adorable, and girl, that flower is fabulous! Great job!!! Thanks for sharing! Are we going to get to have lunch before you head back to 'the grind'???

Tracy said...

Both of your cards are wonderful. :-) I love the rolled flower on your summer card. I still haven't got the knack of doing those yet. Thanks so much for joining us this week for our anything goes challenge at Papercraft Star! Hope you come back to play again and again!

Shannin said...

This is adorable. I love the snowman and wish the snow was here right now. Thank you so much for joining us this week for our "Christmas in July" challenge over at Craft Your Passion Challenges. I hope you have a great week and Good luck.


MacKenzie said...

Great job coloring! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Christmas Stampin' All Year Long!

Olga said...

both are gorgeous, but I'll have to say after being outside for camp all day, that snowman sure is refreshing LOL

Michelle said...

BEAUTIFUL job on your card!! You captured exactly what I was looking for!! Thanks for joining us in our Saturday Challenge @ Designed 2 Delight!!

louise said...

Gorgeous Christmas card,thanks for joining us at Cupcake this week.
Louise xx

Dr Sonia S V said...

This card is so beautiful. I love the way you have created a snowy border
Cheers from Bangalore ,India
Dr Sonia S V

Ann Whitfield said...

This is a lovely card, Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Paula-Scrap Addict said...

both creations are wonderful uses of this week's color combo from PPC! Thanks so much for joining us & sharing your creation :-)

Janet said...

Lovely card and a super fabric flower. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Ann's.

Janet xx

Kim Mc said...

oooohhhh, both are so LOVELY! I LOVE, LOVE your coloring on the first...don't think I've tried coloring on colored cardstock but now I definitely want to! And the border on that card? FA-ulous!!! So textural and perfect with the snowman. Now the second card is beautifully simple and that rolled flower is GORG-eous (sorry you got burned putting it together! (I think that why I haven't tried one of those...wasn't sure how to keep it together!) Thanks for the inspiring inspiration and keep'em coming!! (you only have a few weeks until it's back to the grindstone, who know?!?!)
aloha, KL

scrap joanny said...

Thank you for joining us this week at Craft Your Passion Challenges - I love this !!!

The Stamper's Touch said...

Two beautiful cards here!! Love 'em both! Thanks for joining us at PPC.


terrie said...

Both of your cards are nice but I like what you used for the snowman card..well done

Carol said...

Delightful card, love the flower. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ann's this time and I hope we see you again soon. Carol DT x

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

Oh my goodness! This is so cute! Love the image! So glad you joined us in this weeks challenge at CSAYL! Becky DT

Peggysue said...

Two lovely cards Sam. That holiday card is super, I love that you printed on kraft paper. Your coloring is beautiful. Thanks so much for using Christmas Snowman by Designed2Delight and entering our challenge. We enjoy seeing your work!

Julie Hoffman said...

Beautiful card! Love the beautiful image and great layout! Thanks for joining us for the Anything Goes Challenge at Totally Stampalicious!

LynneForsythe said...

OUCH!!! but your flower came out WONDERFUL!!

THANKS BUNCHES for playing along with the teamies of Simon Says Stamp and Show!!

Emma H said...

Great card, I love that your ribbon looks like snow! Thanks for playing along with Craft Your Passion challenge!

Rose said...

love the fiber on your super cute snowman card and that bloom on the second is beautiful :)

Kathy said...

Great holiday card. Really love the fuzzy yarn, reminds me of snow. Thanks for joining us at D2D this week.

Anonymous said...

beautiful christmas card. Love your handmade flower on the second and those dotty background :)

Calypso's Crafts said...

Love your CAS card and the colors are tied beautifully by the fabric flower.

Thanks for joining us over at Senitmental Sundays for our 'Focus on the Sentiment' challenge this week.

wendipooh13 said...

what a great snowman card!!!! LOVE the image!!!

sari said...

Both of your cards are very pretty with lovely details! Thanks for joining us at The Cupcake Craft Challenge this week! Good Luck! Hugs & Sunshine!/Sari

Manoli Navarro said...

Preciosa, me encanta ese muñeco de nieve!!
Gracias por jugar en 365 cards!!

Tammy said...

Fantastic card! Really clever.