Thursday, December 1, 2011

Top of the Morning - Whimsy December Blog Hop

Hard to believe December is here already, isn't it?  Time is quickly flying by but the one thing I always look forward to is the new digi images released every month at Whimsy Stamps and a blog hop to showcase them plus there's a chance to win some images!  So now's the time to take a little break from the baking, shopping, cleaning and holiday planning and enjoy the hop
The hop starts today and runs for one week,  Thursday December 08, 2011 at 12 Noon EST.
To have a chance at winning, you need to leave a comment on each of the design team blogs as you hop because there are two random blogs among the DT posts who each will select a comment and the winner will get to choose a digi of their choice.  The Grand Prize winner of the hop will receive 5 new digital stamps of their choice from Whimsy.  And it's a good time... the team has come up with some fabulous inspiration for you to check out plus you get a look at the new digis for the month which will be available in the store today at 10:00.  I'm the first stop on the hop and you arrived here from the Whimsy Inspiration blog.  In case you lose your way, simply go back to the Whimsy Inspiration blog for the hop order.
So... onto the card!  This fella is one of the new releases and is named Top of the Morning - I never look that perky or happy on some of these cold mornings!  The patterned paper is Imaginisce's Polar Expressions which has been in my sash for quite awhile.  The narrow strip is a piece from Bo Bunny's Gabrielle collection and I used Copics to colour the image and sprinkled a little Glamour Dust for the snow.  The sentiment is one from Whimsy's Winter Letter Seals collection and the ribbon was in my last monthly shipment from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  The snowflakes were cut using Whimsy's Winter Jewel 1 die and then I added some Sparklets from Kaiser Kraft.
Your next stop on the hop is a visit with the talented Sarah.  Enjoy the hop and have fun!
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32 comments:

Hanneke said...

What a lovely card! That digi is so sweet! I Love the snowflakes. I am gonna hop along now. Hugs, Hanneke

Glennis said...

Oh yes, he is very bright and cheerful

Gram's Treasures said...

Delightful card design and image! You've colour the image beautifully with lovely bright colours.
Joyce xx

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

Oh, he's so so adorable! Love your card, just beautiful! Hugs! Leah Ann

jan farnworth said...

what a great card showcasing this adorable snowman.

heidy said...

Oh he's cute,great card Marilyn!
Hugs Heidy

Leanne said...

I love snowmen they are wonderful. Your card is amazing, great job! Awesome start to the blog hop!

Lisa Rasmussen said...

Love the snowman!! Thank so much for hopping with One Crazy Stamper!

Paige said...

Adorable image and colored so beautifully! love the color combo of your card, the red rocks!

Chrissy said...

Who would think a White snowman could look so beautiful Marilyn..lovely colouring, a really great card..

Luv CHRISSYxx

Crissy Armstrong said...

Beautifully coloured Marilyn, wow! Just so eye catching! It may appear cold but it sure warmed my heart~!

Trisha said...

What an adorable card. Love this digi. You did great coloring and love your papers and layering and what a great snowflake. Thanks for sharing. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Molecraft said...

Love this one Marilyn, that image is fab and great layout too!
Helen x

Frea said...

Hi Marilyn, great card!! Love the image and the red snowflakes! Hugs, Frea

jimlynn said...

Love the distressing on this cute card Marilyn.....and just look at that snowman's face!! Adorable.
Lynn

Deters said...

Your card is very pretty. I really like the snowman you used and the way you colored it. Cool snowflakes too.

Deters

Julie Hoffman said...

This is adorable! I love the red with kraft color combo! So pretty!

Carly said...

Glamour Dust??? Have not heard of that before .... oh no another thing to put on my wish list :)

This is a gorgeous card. The image is delightful, especially that little bird.

I love how you have done the edges of the papers ... hmmmm wonder how you do that.....

xoxoxo Carly

Tami said...

beautiful coloring!

RORO LEE said...

Very cute snowman and little blue bird! The paper and snowflake die are beautiful!

Laura said...

Beautiful card, and what an adorable snowman.TFS

Sue said...

Lovely card

coops said...

so gorgeous marilyn.i love your fab snowman and stunning details and design :D

xx coops xx

Tracey Brossart said...

Oh this is darling and wonderful color combo! Cute snowflakes and embellishments too! Thanks for joining us this week at Sketch Saturday and Good luck! :D

Hugz & TFS,
xx Tracey/SS-DT xx

Renee said...

What a fantastic snowman! Gosh I am always tickled when I see your new stuff….it makes me smile big!

Sandy G said...

A fabulous christmas card. Love the colours you have used and how you have coloured this adorable image.

Mary Lou said...

WOW this is ADORABLE Marilyn!!! Love this snowman and his birdy---sooo cutely embellished!!!
Hugz of thanks

Darlene said...

I love this card, Marilyn!! The snowman & bird is adorable, the DP & layout is perfect and the ribbon is cute too. Your coloring is just great!

Dot said...

Wonderful card with a super cute image, lovely colours and colouring. Thank you for sharing.
hugs Dorte

runzalot81 said...

Your coloring rocks. Love the distressed edges.

Lori said...

OMGOSH, this is soooo cute!! TFS!

Shannah said...

Love this card Marilyn! Your image is colored beautifully, the touch of distressing is perfect, and the snowflakes are gorgeous! Hugs, Shannah xox