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Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Happy New Year everyone!  I hope you all brought 2012 in with a bang!

On the MAC forum we had a Christmas card swap so I had 8 cards to make.  These are my last Christmas cards as I just didn't have time to make any more.
I decided to do the cards the same, but different!  I thought that stamping and colouring would take too long so I decided to do somthing similar that I did on a card last year and cut 3 different sized circles 8 times and build snowmen out of them!  It still took bliming ages!

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I used 2 different snowflake embossing folders on the circles and then coated the middle sized circle with glossy accents and a sprinkling of glamour dust so as you could still see the embossing under the glossy accents.  I cut eight squares and small rectangles (longer than the squares) out of black card, coated them in glossy accents and black glitter.  Once all was dry I assembled into snowmen and added the glitter hat, two black swarovski's for eyes and a carrot nose made out of orange card.  I coloured 8 toothpicks with my burnt sienna promarker and stuck to the back of the snowman with glue and covered it with another die-cut circle to both hide the toothpick and for stability.

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I cut 8 doo-hickey fences and attched them with short lengths of card to the front panel of the easel card to hold the front up.  When the card is closed the fence lies flat.

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The sentiment is from Waltzing Mouse stamps and cut out with a spellbinders fancy tag.  The snow flurry behind the snowman is a memory box die.

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Everything is distressed with various distress inks and my clear stardust pen and glamour dust have been extensively used too.  The papers are from Crate Paper's Snowy Day Collection, Prima's North Country Collection, DCWV's Rose Tinted Christmas multi stack and Kaiser Craft's Christmas Carnival Collection.

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I'd like to enter these in the following challenges:

Craft Your Days Away; Snowmen
Crafts And Me Challenges; Anything goes
Creative Card Crew; Snow Day
Diva's By Design; Merry Christmas
Dream Valley Challenges; Christmas
I Love Promarkers; Anything goes - I admit that my use of promarkers here was very limited so if you think I haven't used enough then please remove me from the draw. x
My Mum's Craft Shop; Anything goes
One Stop Craft Challenge; Winter Wishes
Paperplay Challenges; Christmas
Papertake Weekly; Anything goes
The Poodles Parlour; Song Titles - "Let it Snow" or "The Snowman"
Saturday Challenge; Anything goes
Simon Says; Anything goes
The Pink Elephant; Anything goes
Top Tip Tuesday; Anything goes
ABC Christmas Challenge; Z is for zingy colours
Christmas Cards All Year Round; Non traditional colours

Phew, that's quite a list!
Thanks for stopping by!
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20 comments:

Franz♥ said...

What a cute creation, love it!

Thank you for joining us at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge this week.

Hugs and Happy New Year, Franz.

Diane's Card Designs said...

Wow you have been busy. Such a cute little snowman and love the design of card. Thanks for joining us at MMCS Challenge.
Diane xx

downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous creations - thank you so much for sharing your wonderful work with us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
Happy New Year
Hugs Kate xx

Andria said...

They are brilliant:).

Samantha said...

WOW these are Zingy and crumbs you have been mega busy! what a lot of awesome cards, so fabby to see you at ABC Christmas Challenge and great to see you at Top Tip Tuesday too! hugs Samantha :0)
Happy New Year!!

Margaret said...

No wonder you didn't have time to make any more cards! These are gorgeous and I love the little picket fences
thanks for joining us at the Creative Craft Crew for this challenge
Margaret :o)

Anne said...

I received one of these cards from Sheena and it's fabulous. It has ben admired by many! Anne x

coops said...

these are stunning sheena.i love your fab snowmen and gorgeous memory box die ;D

xx coops xx

Jacq said...

Hi Sheena,
Oh My Goodness these are just Absolutely Gorgeous!!! Love the snowmen you created, the dps, the colour schemes are gorgeous. Love the easel style card and the embellishments look Fabulous. Thanks for joining us at Poodles Parlour and Good Luck. Hope to see you joining us again.
Hugs Jacqui xxx

Gaynor said...

Beautiful cards, thank you for joining us at CYDA for our Snowman challenge, hope to see you again, Gaynor DT :)

lalkygirl said...

fabulous array of cards,love the cute snowman
thanks for joining us at the poodle parlour and good luck
tracey x

sara said...

wow they look fab love the one with the blue papers especially thanks so much for joining us at dream valley this week
hugs sara x

clare said...

fab xmas cards. love the way you layered up the circles to create the snowman. thanks for joining us @ CCAYR. x

Jill said...

beautiful thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

HandmadebyTLC said...

Sheena, I love multiple card making too! Oh My, isn't this just the loveliest new year creation? I simply adore your style and choice of colors too! Thanks so much for joining us here at Top Tip Tuesday challenge and I wish you to join us all year in 2012!
Hugs and best wishes!
Tammy Louise

Lynne in NI said...

Ohhh your snowmen are fabulous, great design too! Thanks for playing along with Dream Valley Challenges... hope to see you again next time.

Delphine said...

WOW, gorgeous set! Brilliant designs and beautiful scenes! I love your snowmen too! Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge and good luck! Delphine xx

Andie's Space said...

Hi Sheena,
These look fab. I love the idea. Your snowman looks fab & what a lot of gorgeous papers you've used. Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design, Creative Card Crew & Secret Crafters.
Hugs,
Andie xx

Helen said...

These are fabulous - I love your snowmen!
Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x

Barbara said...

Wow, these cards are adorable, I love the snowmen... and so much else about them! Great start into 2012.