Wednesday 9 November 2022

'Spirited Snowmen'

The current Challenge #701 over at Allsorts is 'Sparkle and Shine'. I love a bit of sparkle and shine, on Christmas cards especially, and came up with this:

I used:

- 5.5" x 4.25" white card blank, side opening

- topped the front of the card with baby blue pearlescent card for the 'shine', die cut using Lawn Fawn's 'Stitched Windy Backdrop' cover plate

- then, using snippets of white card, stamped a skating snowman - using Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink and a stamp from SU's 'Spirited Snowmen' set

- coloured the image using Polychromos pencils , including using the Polychromos silver pencil for the skate blades

- die cut the image panel using a die from a now discontinued set of four dies, marketed originally by The Works and sold under the M&C label - called 'Oval Frilled & Stitched'. I found them on eBay, brand new for £6 the other week - bargain!

- then stamped the sentiment using Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink and a little stamp by Clearly Besotted from their 'Let It Snow' set of stamps, discontinued

- stuck the image panel onto the card front, using thin sticky pads

- finally, die cut some snowflakes from a snippet of very sparkly silver card, using using a Penny Black 'Snow Family' die set - and glued them in place, shame the lovely crisp silver sparkle just doesn't want to be picked up by the camera though

And yup ....... I made another one exactly the same whilst everything was out on my desk. 

The set of The Works dies are NBUS so I'm also skipping over to Darnell's to join in with NBUS Challenge #44.


  1. And why not double up with another Di, I tend to do the same. Such a fun Snowman on his skates, thanks so much for joining in with our Sparkle and Shine theme at Allsorts challenge this week.

    B x

  2. Fabulous snowman card Di, lovely colouring, and the background is fab too! Xxx

  3. A very happy Snowman skating around. Lovely Christmas card - good idea to duplicate it xxx

  4. Sparkle and shine is great for Christmas cards, shame the camera doesn't do it justice though but I can imagine it in real life. He's a really fun snowman skating towards the Festive Season

  5. Cute and sweet card Di, the snowman is really enjoying his skating!! Love the pinpoint background!
    Hugs, and some cuddles to Dudley!

  6. So sweet and a great layout.

  7. Such a cute stamp and a beautiful layout. I can barely see my desk because EVERYTHING is out on it. Must get a grip x

  8. A fabulous card Di and I'm glad I'm not the only one struggling to photograph sparkly cards!
    Kath x

  9. What a delightfully happy card Di, love the embossing and the die cut frame with the super snowman.
    Faith x

  10. I love your sweet skating snowman Di and the oval frilled and stitched die works well with the image, and the little added snowflakes finish the topper perfectly..also the LF coverplate for the background looks really pretty in the soft blue colour..a super card! x

  11. Very cute and pretty Christmas card Di with that adorable snowman. Thanks for joining our Sparkle and Shine theme at Allsorts challenge this week.
    Pauline xx

  12. Oh l do like your card Di the snowman is adorable and the layout too x

  13. Brilliant card Di - love this snowman!
    Sorry I have been AWOL. x

  14. Lovely card!
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts this Sparkle week;-))m

  15. Good job making a twofer while you were at it, Di! I never remember to do that, so thank you for the reminder. This is such a fun Christmas card ... nothing happier than an ice-skating snowman! Thank you, too, for inspiring everyone at NBUS! Hugs, Darnell

  16. I love your card Di! Love that stitched background. Reminds me of windy/snowy days. Awesome job at the twofer too! My own pile of NBUS is definitely going to take a while too. Thanks for sharing over at NBUS. I know I'll be seeing your again this month. Bonnie GDT

  17. Hello Di!! It's good to see you posting over at NBUS as well. I really love this snowman really I do! Thanks for sharing and inspiring everyone over at NBUS. Bonnie GDT

  18. Very cute card--love the LF cover plate for the card front!


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