Friday, 4 December 2009

Taking a Tumble

Well, haven't I been a busy girl. Only 3 weeks to Christmas and I' sure I need to make more cards. We need a challenge blog to run a Christmas card challenge every month next year, starting in January and then we might not all be rushing to finish them in December. If you've finished yours, well done you. Friends wanted me to make some for them so I sold 90 cards which is why I am still making my own as I got theirs finished first. I think that makes a total of 138 I've made so far.

This morning was awful, pouring with rain, but thank goodness the sun came out this afternoon so I could get some decent photos of my cards. This fab image was sent to me by Christine in Canada. Christine is one of my first and most loyal followers and I couldn't wait to colour up this snowman. I added some glitter on the snow, various snowflakes and a charm. Papers are all DCWV except the spots which was a freebie.

Moving along with the times Heidi's sketch and hidden message. I loved this sketch as it has so many papers. I rotated the sketch 90 degrees and the strips and embellies 180 degrees as it fitted with the image and hidden message better. My hidden message is here.

I love Promarkers Spots and stripes. I even found a striped snowflake charm.
A spoon full of sugar non traditional Christmas colours
Crafty Calendar Challenge Winter Sparkle
Simon Says So charming
Quixotic Be charming
By the cute and girly Let's go to the movies. I really wanted to use this image for this challenge and first thought of Downhill Racer, then The Accidental Tourist but neither seemed quite right. Then I got it - Pretty in Pink. Who knows it could be a snowlady rather than a snowman.

I'm off to catch up with some of you now and then write some cards so I can see how many more I need to make. Have a great weekend and happy crafting.
Marianne x


dolcreations said...

Marianne I love this snowman and I adore how you coloured him all up. Wow you have outdone yourself with this one! I think its the just catches your eye! I am so glad to back at the blogs again I have missed seeing your creations! Keep going girl...we still have time to get all those cards done!!!!

Audrey said...

well aren't you busy! i love your card so much! the snowman is super cute!

Lynsey said...

Wow Marianne you have been busy! This is a wonderful card, that image is so cute!
Hugs Lynsey x

Kim. said...

Great card, love the snowman he really works with this card. The papers are gorgeous as is the charm. Thanks for joining us this month. Congrats on winning the Sugar Bowl challenge I am not envious MUCH lol.
Kim xXx - Crafty Calendar Challenges.

stitchy said...

What a beautiful card and yes that snowman is colored perfect to match the background papers...Excellent job, thank you for entering the challenge at Moving Along with the Times, good luck...

Beryl said...

A lovely creation and I can see why you love this image. It's so cute and why shouldn't a snowman wear pink? He's obviously very modern and cinfident in his masculinity. Thanks very much for joining us at By the Cute and Girly.
Beryl xx

Georgia said...

Oh wow Marianne, this is stunning! I love the cute image and these colours look lovely on a Christmas image! Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Calendar Challenge this month! :)
Georgia xx

CraftyC said...

Well done on making so many cards Marianne. pat on the back I think. Love this card. He really is a cute character!

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

i'm glad by the cute and girly got you thinking, fun challenge or what! your card is great , super image and lovely colouring. janex

Juls said...

I can see why you love this image, Its just too adorable for words!! and I love the idea of a pink snowman!! fab film choice! Thanks for joining us at BTC&G!

Ruth said...

Great card! I love the image,Ruth -Crafty Calendar Challenges

pinky said...

This is brilliant Marianne, absolutely love your image and the papers are perfect. Any one of those films would do with this one lol. Thanks for playing along at BTC&G and well done on making so many cards today.

Scrappymax said...

This is a really adorable card and such a cute image. Love the colours you have used and great papers.
Thanks for joining us this month over at BTC&G.
Max x

Lisa said...

Hi Marianne, Gorgeous card! Fab image and lovely papers.

Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Calendar Challenge.

Lisa x

clare said...

Hi Hun x Congrats on winning MAWTT Guest Design spot...well done hun x

and thanks for taking part in this weeks MWATT challenge..your card is gorgeous love this cute image..and woo..what a great idea to put your hidden message there.thanks clare w DT x

Julie said...

A stunning card, lovely papers and fab colouring. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.
Julie x

debby4000 said...

Oh this is gorgeous and so adorable.

Nicki said...

Hi Marianne, well done on your guest DT spot with MAWTT, and thanks for playing along this week. Love your use of the sketch and the way you've incorporated your hidden message is brilliant, very imaginative.

Nicki, :0)

Bee said...

You've won a Bee Crafty Challenge (No. 18 Sparkle)! Do pop over to the blog and check it out, then visit our shop (purple button near top of blog) to choose your prize which is any single Bee Crafty image. When you have chosen just email your choice to the following addess and I'll forward it on, congratulations!

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Hi Marianne, so so glad that you have joing us as a GDT. I really love your take on my sketch, its gorgeous! Have a super weekend, hugs Heidi xxx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Congrats on being our GD soon. I love this card, WHat a great idea where you put the message. Love HAzelxox

cats whiskers said...

Wow hun you have been busy fabulous card here, but I do liek this one it really makes me smile
Hugs Jacqui x

Jules said...

Hi Marianne

Yes, very definitely "pretty in pink". Your card is gorgeous.

Love the cute image.

Thank you for sharing with By the Cute and Girly this month.

Love Jules xx

Sue said...

Morning Marianne, firstly congrats on your GD spot with MAWTT:)

Wow,i love your card,it is so so pretty and i just love your hidden message with hte snowflake:)

Thanks for joining us at MAWTT:)


WeirdCat said...

Fantastic card, love the little slider and the image you chose,thank you for joining us at I Love Promarkers
Ruth x

Deb said...

Oooh, this is so adorable! Love the vibrant colors and this darling image!

Just wanted to let you know too...there actually is a Christmas challenge blog! You can find it under the Monday listings at The Daily Dare!

LISA said...

Stunning!!! Love your card, Thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.
Hugs Lisa xx