Friday, April 19, 2013

It's Cold Outside.

It's been a funny old day today. We have had hail stones the size of peas that came down so thick and fast that within five minutes the garden and roadway looked like it had a coating of snow on. My card is quite in keeping  with the weather! Made as the second card for the
challenge over at Lady Anne's this month which was to use this digi image by Anji's Antics.
Details of their site can be found here.
I have also followed the sketch on Christmas Challenges (with Sketches).
Snowman has been coloured in using Distress Markers and then given a light dusting of matching pearlescent chalks. I have tied  cotton thread on his buttons to make them look more authentic. The sentiment has been recycled from inside of an old Christmas card. Blue glitzy paper was one of my star buys from the Ally Pally show. 10 sheets for £1. Everything else from my stash.
Entering into the following challenges:
Lady Anne's: #3 Use image by Anji's Antics.
Christmas Challenges: Follow sketch provided.
52 Christmas Card Throwdown: Use dark blue/light blue/ white.
Jingle Belles: Include a recycled element. (sentiment)
Crafty Hazelnuts Extra: Anything goes.
Crafty Creations: No patterned papers.


  1. Simples - but really eye catching Mrs A! That glitter paper was a great buy at AP - sets off your lovely card a treat.

    I should be in bed right now, the stress of watching the plumber being stalked every single move today still has me buzzing though. Sigh.

    Hugs, Di xx

  2. We've had crazy weather too ... they're saying snow tonight ... so your fabulous blue snowman is perfect for my mood ... so very glad you joined us at jingle belles.

  3. What a sweet snowman! Love the splash of sparkle too! Thanks for playing along with 52CCT this week!

    I think we're all due for some warm and dry weather!

  4. I don't know how I missed your last few posts...busy life I suppose. Birthday girl is uber adorable! Snowman is very blue and I love blue! R for Rafia is very clever! Raining cats and dogs is just too cute! You really stay very busy with your card making. I feel like such a slacker. ;o) Creative Hearts are Happy Hearts...

  5. A beautiful christmascard have you made!!
    Thanks for joining us at CCWS.
    HUgs Nicolet

  6. A perfect wintery snowman Christmas card, the sparkly paper adds such a festive touch - love the buttons too! Thanks so much for joining us at 52 {C}CT, please come back soon! Ruth x

  7. You are so catching up with will be oh so much easier if you have all your cards to hand. Don't forget where you put them, though:)

  8. Pwetty card there Mrs A. Liking the blues here!
    Four seasons in one day me thinks with the weather.....sounds like a good song!

  9. Love your snowman on his monochromatic card...and those cotton tiny details...that's Mrs. A all over!!!
    Have a wonderful weekend with lots of sun (do you still know how that looks like???)

  10. oh my goshm that snowman is just tooooooooooo cute and what a brilliant use of that beautiful recycled sentiment! thanks for playing along with our earth day special at JINGLE BELLES! ♥

  11. Such a cute snowman! Thanks for joining in this week's challenge at 52{C}CT.

  12. Love all the blues and that lovely snowman - thanks for entering my CHNC challenge extra for April – hope to see you again soon. x

  13. Hi Mrs A your cards fitting for the weather your having at the moment! love the snowman and the colours used and great papers and layout xx

  14. Cute snowman, beautifully coloured and I love that glitter card. Great use of the blues. Thanks for playing along with us at 52 CCT this week

    Louise xx

  15. Great card, all the blue sure makes hime look cold. Thanks for joining us for Lady Anne's Christmas progressive challenge.

  16. That's a cute little snowman, and I love your blue glitter paper. Thanks for joining in at 52CCT!

  17. Such a darling card! I do love my glitter paper and a jolly snowman! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)

  18. Cute snowman and I LOVE that sparkly blue paper! Thanks so much for joining us this week at 52CCT!

  19. Brrrr...he really looks cold. Your glitzy background paper adds to the feel as well. Love that chalking over the DI markers. This is a gorgeous card. You can keep the cold & hail 'crost the pond. We don't want it over in SC! TFS & have a good wkend.

  20. Lovely card, fab image and design. Thanks for joining us at NATALIE & AMY’S this month, hope we see you again soon. Hugs Sheryl xx

  21. Gorgeous snowman Mrs A and a lovely card. Thanks for joining us at CCWS this week Carol DT x

  22. Hoo Wee that was cutting it close getting it into the challenge at the last minute. Love all the blues you used and that glitter paper is cool. Can't wait to see what you do with next month's images.


  23. That is a very pretty christmas card, I love the blue color.
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations this week,

  24. Great card - love that snowman.

    Thanks for joining CHNC.

    Helen x
    (GDT Member)

  25. The blues on this work really well with your cute snowman :) xx


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