Friday, 26 July 2013

Musical Snowman

    I thought making a card with a snowman on it might help me feel a little cooler.....not today. It's so good to have a summer this year though, I'm not complaining.
    This week I have mixed the snowman from Holly Jolly with music from Jingle Belles, ribbon, papers and gems from 52 CCT and a little faux stitching from CraftyHazelnut. It's all blue and white so it also qualifies as a male Christmas card for Cards for Men who are doing Christmas in July.
    Talking of cards for men, have you had a look at the new challenge blog for male cards? It's called The Male Room and it launches next Wednesday with an 'Anthing Goes' theme. Please pop over and have a look, every day until the launch they are showing a new card made by the design team to get you inspired.
    Back to the snowman, he has been cut using a Sizzix die-Winter Wonder from music card made by stamping in Distress Ink faded Jeans on to white card, the edges are blended with the same ink. He then has 25 cut out using a Sizzix Movers and Shapers die with silver star mirri card placed behind.
    He is mounted with foam pads on to a snowfall embossed panel that has faux stitching around the edge and a blue ribbon across the lower part. The paper underneath that is from my stash, it's been around for some time so I can't remember where it came from. There are three gems in the corners on this paper and a snowflake to finish it off.
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
52 Christmas Card Throwdown - 1 Ribbon, 2 Papers & 3 Gems
Jingle Belles - Sleigh Bells Ring (music)
Cards For Men - Christmas in July

15 comments:

  1. Great looking card love the snowman idea

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  2. Love those big bold numbers ... such a great job of combining all of those challenges with the design seeming forced ... your shading on the snowman is perfect ... so very glad you joined us at jingle belles.

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  3. I love that die Rocky and I love how you done this with the patterned papers and the blue scheme. Very nice! Thanks for joining us this week at 52CCT!

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  4. I love the way you've used the music for the snowman - thanks for joining in both CHNC with this attractive card - hope to see you again soon. x

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  5. What a perfect wintery Christmas card Rocky! I love the 25 cut out and the sparkly CS behind! The faux stitching on the white panel is a sweet touch! So nice to have you playing along with us again at 52 {C}CT, come back soon! Ruth x

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  6. I love the wintry blues and whites of your card. Thanks for joining us again this week at 52{C}CT! :)

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  7. Great Christmas card. Lots of wonderful details and sparkle. Thank you for joining us at Holly Jolly this week.

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  8. SO darling, Rocky! LOVE the fun snowman shape and the little snowflake up top! Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)

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  9. This is just super - love the snowman with the sparkly 25! Lovely! Thanks for playing along with 52CCT this week!

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  10. What a funny card. That snowman looks like he's scratching his head LOL! Great job following our recipe and thanks for playing along at 52CCT!

    Sarah

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  11. oh my gosh, how ♥COOL♥ is that awesome musical snowman?! (sorry, for once the pun was unintentional!) :) absolutely love this, and it's so impressive that you've NAILED every single one of the challenges! thanks for joining our "sleigh belles ring" prompt at JINGLE BELLES! ♥

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  12. What a great idea! Love the blue and the distressing is fab! So glad you joined us for our Christmas in July challenge at Cards for Men!

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  13. Wonderful Christmas card. Love the TH die and lovely blues.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Cards for Men. Pat K x

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  14. Great card Rocky, love the die cut snowman and the musical flair to the card. Thanks for joining us at Holly Jolly this week.
    Cindy

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  15. Love the combination of the music and the snowman die. Plus the sparkle of the number 25! A great layout and wonderful Christmas card Rocky. Thanks for sharing with us this week at Holly Jolly. Meighan DT

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