Saturday, 15 November 2014

Do you wanna build a snowman?


We went away to Birmingham again this week. As you know I went to Hobbycraft last week. Well this week we stayed overnight again and went to the Classic Car Show, which was great, unlike the journey home. The traffic was awful, there was an accident on the A14 so we shot off at Huntigdon and found our way home from there. It took us over 5 hours to get home so I am all behind with visiting blogs and commenting. Anyway on to today's card. I wanted to buy this Tim Holtz stamp and die set last year at the NEC but never got it. You can never afford everything you want and so I didn't buy it. It therefore became top of my list this year and I found just one set on a stand and about £6 cheaper than last year. Patience is a virtue they say. I am delighted with it, so much fun to use. I stamped the snowman 3 times and decoupaged him and then his hat and scarf. The label and sentiment and matching die are also included. There are dies for each piece which makes it all so much easier and quicker than cutting out. Vital at this busy time of year. 

He has been coloured with Copics. Edged all distressed with worn lipstick distress ink and Tim Holtz tool. The paper is a new Craftwork Cards Magic of Christmas pad. I also used a Woodware holly punch, red liquid pearls and a new Britannia pine cone and branch die. I bought some Stick It at the show after reading about it on Kath's blog. It is brilliant for using on intricate dies like the pine branch.

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24 comments:

Diane said...

Love this Marianne !!

hugs Diane xx

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous card Marriane, love the fab snowman and cute pine cones.

Donna x

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous Christmas card Marianne.
luv
Debby

misteejay said...

Glad your wait saved you some money - fab card.
Not a good journey but glad you got home safely.
Toni xx

Bad Kitty said...

great card

Dr Sonia S V said...

Such a pretty festive card..love the acorn Especially
Cheers
Dr Sonia
Cards Crafts Kids Projects

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Marianne, such a fabulous image and I love the colours.
Sue xx

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Marianne, I love these Tim Holtz stamps.
It sounds like you had a horrendous journey, I hope it didn't spoil your trip.
Pauline
x

Marilyn said...

This is beautiful! I have this set but mine is still in the package although you've inspired me to dig it out and do something with it.
I love your design and colours... it's gorgeous!

cuilliesocks said...

Super card Marianne, gorgeous colours and image, love it, hugs Kate x

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous stamp and love this snowman. Gorgeous papers and design.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Marianne. Love that snowman....Need that snowman!!
Lorraine x

Debs said...

Totally fabulous card Marianne - love the image and gorgeous colours.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Debs xx

Sandra H said...

Nice you had a great day Marianne but the traveling home can sometimes put a dampener on it ......your card is gorgeous and l just adore your snowman image x

Lynsey said...

Hi Marianne, what a wonderful card! So pleased you managed to find this at the NEC!
Hugs Lynsey x

Carol S. said...

Fantastic card and the snowman is brilliant. Have a great Sunday. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Wishcraft said...

Love this Marianne, such a fab snowman :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Jacee said...

What a fantastic image marianne, love it!
hugs Jacee
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mags said...

A great card Marianne and a fantastic image to work with.
Mags
x

Sharon said...

Great card - Love the idea behind this. Thanks for sharing it with us at Scribble and Scrap and good luck xx

Exclusively by Mel said...

Hi Marianne, I just adore this card, wonderful image and design! thank you so much for joining us at A Creative Romance, Mel. xx

Lau W said...

Superb card !
Thanks for joining us at the Paper Creator challenge ! xx

cotnob said...

Hi Marianne, it's me again, just popping back to say thank you for joining us at Paper Creator for our Anything Goes Challenge.
Pauline
x

Squirrel x said...

Snowman envy here - love that stamp hun! Gorgeous card, thanks again from Snowvember. Hugs xx