Thursday 12 July 2012

Especially to appease Hettie - aka Sam

I did laugh at Sam's comment on the previous 'snowman' card I made for Craftyhazelnuts Christmas Card Challenge over here. This is what Sam said - bad girl:

Lovely card Di but isn't this challenge a little sexist - there are snow women too you know!
Do you know the difference between snowmen and snow women?

Well, honestly - there was fighting talk, and a laugh as well of course.

I hadn't explained that Hazel did say that snow men or women were fine for the challenge so of course, once the gauntlet had been thrown down, I just had to make this cutie in response to Sam's tongue in cheek 'accusation':
I used:

- 4.75" x 4,75" square white card stock

-  Craft Creations 'Snowflakes On Pale Blue' backing paper

- Penny Black Stickeroo, again from the 'Every Christmas' sheet - cut and layered using a Nesties Labels die

- magenta Core'dinations card for the matting and also behind the image

-  white card cut using a Marianne Creatables icicle die (LR0135) and a Marianne Creatables snowflake die (LR0123), both covered in double sided sticky paper stuff,  before being die cut and then dunked in Art of Craft iridescent glitter (I keep a box of these already made to hand)

- sentiment from my goodies - from QVC in a big mixed set of colours, possibly by Kanban

- a cheap Poundland clear gem, coloured to match using a Pro Marker - I did three different shades before I was happy with the match :)

So Sam, hope this one meets with your approval :) And here's another entry Hazel!



  1. Well heres me thinking they had different coloured scarves!!!!!! hugs Mrs A.
    Gotta go think I just got a fish nibbling on me line.

  2. Your card is so adorable!!

    Still, I'm shocked by all the cheeky talk about snowmen's balls. Good thing they don't get hot flashes when they're embarassed like snow women do, they'd melt on the spot!

  3. Hi Di, I'm back. Thank you for all your sweet comments over the last eternity. :)

    I really love your card, what a sweet image! Love the icicles.

    That Sam is a card isn't she. Oh it feels good to be back.
    Love & Hugs

  4. Hi Di, lovely card, such a sweet image. I'm a little embarrased to think of the snowballs I've handled over the years!!
    Caz x

  5. Hi Di

    You and Sandra crack me up between you!!

    I thought the difference was what kind of hat they were wearing .. .. oh I am just far to innocent LOL!!!

    Love this card!

    Great image and the icicles look brilliant.

    Hope all is good with you. Busy here but just catching up quickly before I make a start on the day.

    Love Jules xx

  6. Always good for a laugh you two are, cheeky things! Love the card. You must have loads of Christmas cards ready now. Kate x

  7. This really did give me a laugh. I love your snow couple card - thanks for another entry for my CHNC challenge 80 - hope to see you again soon. x

  8. Here . . . Jules . . . I think you're mixing SaRn up with SaM! Not that I mind in the least as I think Sam's great!

    Oh . . . your card Di? It's FANTASTIC. I love these stickeroos and that icicle border is perfect.

    Sarn xxx

  9. Yeay! You have picked up the gauntlet fair and square! That is better! Equals things up a bit! People in the office are wondering what I am giggling at but hey ho! Such a cute card there Di and love that image. Reminds me of my Mum and Dad for some reason! DO NOT tell them that EVER! I think it is the way they are hugging! My M&D are great huggers, as I am too!

  10. They would need to turn round to satisfy me of course....I would like to see is she is wearing lipstick! [what else did you think I meant? ]
    A x

  11. Snow balls? Does that mean the lady had snow boobies?

    Great card Di, lovely cute image

    Take care xx

  12. Oh dear, I think Mrs F has just raised the challenge again....

    Fab response to Sam's comment!!

  13. Hello Di

    A fabulous and adorable card, I especially love the icicles at the top.

  14. Oh that was a good belly laugh to start the day with! I'm going to have to be more respectful next time I help my friends kids to build a snow person! Lovely card though, NEVER thought about cutting the Stickeroos with a Nestie before, light bulb moment or what! Love that icicle border too, I need to get me one of those dies.


  15. How funny .. Crafting in retaliation!
    Lovely snow couple and thanks for joining CHcC again
    Catherine xxx

  16. Lol.....your so funny Di in a good way that is!! your card is gorgeous and the icicles are stunning beautifully glittered too! great image and a beautiful layout with those stunning dies :)x

  17. Lovely card Di! I really like it.
    Laura xx

  18. This is fabulous Di, love the colours and a great image. I love the icicle border, brilliantly glittered. Great card.

    I know what you mean about the flower die cut it was a tad difficult to get it out.

    Kath x

  19. Gorgeous card Di, love the hugging snowmen lol. I must admit I never realised there were snowwomen but I suppose there needs to be otherwise they would cease to exist lol. Hugs, Amanda x

  20. Those icicles are amazing! Bet that's a messy job to make though!!! M x

  21. Thank you for a Laugh Out Loud moment!
    Loving the icicles and the cute snowpeople!

    love Mags B x

  22. Fab card, Di. I didn't realised I'd missed so many of your posts ... where have I been!?!? Elizabeth xx

  23. What a fabulous Christmas card a lovely sweet image too well done Di, Im off to make those pasties you have made , thanks for the info Hugs Elaine

  24. Super cute card Di, love the icicles along the top of the card, I think you may has caused me to add another item to my craft wish list


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