Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Co-Coa-Co Merry Christmas!

 Hello again. Just popping in to share another "cuppa" Christmas card before challenges expire.
Is this an adorable snowman or what? He's the creation of the late Faith Skrdla who owned From The Heart Stamps. She died in 2017 and every year I make sure to use at least one of her digis. Today I used Snowman and Cocoa:
Faith was a very nice woman and I miss her. This card is dedicated to her memory.
For my layout, I used the current Cheerful Sketch challenge sketch, turning it 180 degrees around, as I thought the snowflakes (instead of stars) should be above his head. I resized to 6x6" also.
Flourishes sentiments stamped with Memento Bahama Blue ink on SU blue card on mystery designer paper. 
More mystery designer paper from my pile and a siggie stamped with Memento Bahama Blue ink.
A close-up to show the glitter and shine. I colored him with Promarkers and also the sky. I applied Arctic Ice Stickles to the perimeter of the focal image. I added metallic glitter gel pen to the steam from his drink and to the little drawn snowflakes, along with white gel pen. I used black glaze gel pen on his drink and clear Wink of Stella on all the die cut MFT snowflakes. There's a Spellbinders Square die cut peeking out (Fair Isle Pendant) from underneath him. I realized too late that I should have done my old trick of cutting it in quarters and then I could have set each quarter under the image corners and shown more of it. Oh well, hopefully I'll remember the next time. 😏
I stamped the Stamplorations sentiment in Versamark and heat-embossed with white powder. I cut it with a Lawn Fawn banner flag die and added 2 of the smallest die cut snowflakes brushed with clear Wink of Stella. That shot was taken in lower light so the color is off.
And a final view. Thanks for visiting and have a great evening. Stay safe! XOX

I heat-embossed the sentiment with white powder


Diane said...

Fabulously fun image and card, love the design too! Thank you for joining our challenges at Double D and Peace on Earth!
Diane DD DT and POE DT
{Nellies Nest}
{Double D}

~amy~ said...

Thanks for joining us at the Caffeinated Christmas Card Challenge!

Alyson Mayo said...

That is such a beautiful snowman image - coloured perfectly. Love your choice of papers in shades of blue. Terrific Christmas card :)

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliant project, STUNNING design for our current challenge BLUE AND WHITE WINTER… Thanks for joining in at [aNNie Designer for Double D challenges
https://thejourneyisthestarthere.blogspot.com/{My Blog}

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliant card, great design for our challenge.… Many thanks for entering and hope to see you again soon. Good luck in the final draw.
[aNNie proud Designer for Peace on Earth Christmas challenges
https://thejourneyisthestarthere.blogspot.com/{My Blog}

Bernadet said...

What a lovely card is this!
Thanks so much for joining us at Cheerful Sketches!

Janice said...

A super snowman card! Thank you for sharing with us at My Time to Craft Christmas, we hope you can join us again soon ~ Janice DT

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A wonderful Christmas card, love the cute snowman image and his cheerful expression. Thank you for sharing this with us at Passion for Markers in my Embossing challenge this week.

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Super cute. The image is nicely coloured.

Barbara said...

Just the most adorable little snowman and card. Thanks for sharing it with us at Double D Challenge. Best wishes.

Chrissy said...

He is so cute..
Thank you so much for sharing and joining in with us at CCAYR...[ Christmas Crafts All Year Round]


lauren bergold said...

another FAB square card, that snowman is so adorable and i love the way the background is split on the diagonal... so cool and so dynamic! so pleased you could join our celebration of holiday treats once more at JINGLE BELLES! :)

Darlene said...

OMG what a cute image and your coloring/design are fabulous! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Blue & White’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
DOUBLE D Challenge Blog

P.S. Thanks for also joining in our challenges at Peace on Earth and Inspiration Station! Good Luck!

SmilynStef said...

love those rosy cheeks ... so glad you shared your sweets with us at Jingle Belles.

Margreet said...

What a cute image on your gorgeous card!
Thanks for joining Cheerful Sketches.
xxx Margreet

ahlers5 said...

He is so dang cute! It's such a lovely digi. Love the background and sparkling snowflakes, too. Hope you're staying well.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Loved Faith's images Aimeslee and I love what you have created with her snowman, the die cut is so pretty under the image. Papers and colouring are wonderful. Love this happy card.
Faith x

Liz said...

Love this card, what an adorable design. Thank you for joining in the Crafty Calendar Challenge this month. Good luck!
Liz xx

Lisa said...

So adorable and love the frosty feel!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Caffeinated Christmas Card Challenge!

craftytrog said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!

Monika Skinner said...

Another beautifully decorated card, Aimeslee! Your snowman is just so cute. Thanks so much for playing again at STAMPlorations Theme & Photo Prompt Challenge. Good Luck!

Nancy Soetaert said...

lovely card, loved those stamps too.
Thanks for joining our challenge.
Cheerful Sketches

jolanda creatief bijtje said...

very nice card
thanks for joining our second challenge
greetings jolanda bongers
DT creative christmas challenge

Marlene Atkinson said...

A gorgeous card, such a lovely way to show a card with the thought of the Lady who has passed away. Thank you for sharing with us at Passion for Markers Challenge. Marlene

laurie said...

Such a cute card and image! Thanks for sharing at Happy Little Stampers Christmas challenge!

Deanne Saunders said...

Beautiful card!!!! Thanks so much for participating in my PINSPIRATIONAL challenge!!! I appreciate that you play along and I enjoy visiting your blog!! Stay safe and healthy!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Deanne Saunders said...

...and thanks so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CRAFTS ALL YEAR ROUND challenge!!! I appreciate that you play along and I enjoy visiting your blog!! Stay safe and healthy!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Rachael said...

Another gorgeous card! Love the frosty feel of this one! once again, thank you so much for entering our challenge at colour crazy.

D.L. Walls said...

I adore Snowmen (I collect them) and this one is exceptionally cute. Thanks for sharing your lovely project with us at The Inspiration Station Challenge. Donna

Vic said...

Great card - the image is so cute and I love all the papers and embellishments you used. I love how you even decorated the back of the card - I have never seen that before! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us in this challenge at he Colour Crazy Challenge, Vic, D.T. X

Helen said...

Beautiful image and layout - love it!

Thanks for joining us at the Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge.

Helen x

Claudia Rogier said...

This is realy amazing. So nice. Well done Thanks for entering you card at Creative Christmas Challenge
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Helen said...

Cute card!
Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x