Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Winter Fun

Time for a new challenge over at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' and this month's theme is Winter Sports so any winter sport such as hockey, skating, sledding will do... whatever you do in winter!  Among the massive amount of stamps I have, I could not find a single winter sport one but the theme seems to suit this Lili of the Valley stamp called Igloo Bears.  Making snow forts or huts is a winter sport, right?  Or at least it's good fun, especially when you can do it with bears!  I do love those precious LOTV images and just wish I had more time because they are good fun to do up
Quixotic Paperie is this month's sponsor and they are giving the challenge winner a £10 voucher to their shop.
 I used some of my thinning Bo Bunny Snowfall Collection paper (love that paper but can't seem to find it anymore!).  The little viney snowflakes are little snips from Memory Box's Frosty Border and the flowers are a new Joy Craft rolled roses die I just bought.  The pearls are from my stash.  I thought I'd like to try a little experiment - I like the Shabby Embossing powders I see everyone using but I don't have any (they are on order though!) so I mixed a little white, navy and gold together and heated it from the underside.  I added a little in the corners and of course once it is done and the picture is taken, I see a couple little spots of powder I didn't brush off.  Wish there would have been a bit more because it almost looks like snow.  Lastly, a little of the Stickles Dry Fine Stardust glitter on the igloo and done!
Copic Colours:
Igloo:  W3, W1, W0
Bears:  E55, E53, E51
           E35, E33, E31
           E97, E95, E93
           E04, E02, E00
           E15, E13, E11
Challenges:
A Die For a Sketch - Happy Birthday Ladies!  Follow the sketch and use a die
ABC Challenge - Make it Sparkle
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes with the option of using two stamps
Stamp & Create - Color challenge
Paperplaytime - Embossing, wet or dry

40 comments:

MaxineD said...

Of course building an igloo is sport!! ;-). Love your pretty card Marilyn.
Blessings
Maxine

Dunja Dücker said...

Oh yeah winterfun!!! Yes, that's it. the bears are really cute. the little pinguin is so sweet *cuddle* Love your card Marilyn.

Have a great spring day (hope the snow is gone?)

Dunja xx

Chrissy said...

This is just wonderful Marilyn, love the sweet image and colouring,the papers and details are gorgeous...love it.

luv CHRISSYxx

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love the fab design and colours.xxx

heidy said...

Oh what a cute Christmas card Marilyn!!
XXX Heidy

Sue - bearhouse said...

Awwwww such a cute image and coloured so beautifully. I love the papers too.
Sue xx

jimlynn said...

Looks like fun and games to me....and a perfect winter scene. So pretty!!!
Lynn

Tracey T said...

This definitely counts as a winter sport! It's super cute and I love the effect of the embossing. xx

Sheri said...

What an adorable image and your card is just amazing. So much eye candy to look at.

Ilonka said...

Hi Dear Marilyn, Your card is so awesome. Whow love every detial and your card is verry pretty. Great Job !!

Big hugs Ilonka

Inkypinkydelights said...

Oh Marilyn! What a lovely card. Thank you for sharing at A Die For a Sketch and good luck with the Challenge and Hop. Judy DT

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous Christmas card. I love the sweet image and fab design. The effect you've created with the embossing powders looks great too.
Lorraine x

Wedgie said...

Sooooo cute! I love this image, it makes me smile! Fab card. Wedgie xxx

Kelly Neis said...

Oh my sweet friend are you applying for the DT spot we have open, this card is fabulous! lol Your card is gorgeous and I love those bears!! I see you found Frantage, I just bought 4 more colors. So I love your die cuts in the corner and those flowers. Very beautiful card Marilyn!
Hugs Kelly DT

Thanks for joining us this month!

NickelNook said...

Oh, Marilyn!! Do you miss winter already?? lol You must miss us more though, right? How come there's no DT after your entry??? I'm so happy you've joined in our birthday celebration! Your card is absolutely fantastic! Love everything about it! :o)

Rene said...

Gorgeous...although I think you've given me a chill! Lol! Thank you so much for joining us at Stamp and Create's May color challenge!
Rene :D

Laura said...

OH Marilyn, I love bears! And your card is Stunning! I love that cute image and The paper is beautiful!!TFS

Shannon White said...

Oh Wow Miss Marilyn!! They are just DARLING!! What a sweet bunch of fuzzy teddy's! 8-) They just make me smile! Love how your Gorgeous coloring brings them to life! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

MiamiKel said...

Absolutely charming!! What a splendid holiday card, so cute and whimsical! THe glittery snow is sheer perfection!! Love,love this :) TFS!

Sandy said...

Oh Marilyn - do you have any idea how rich looking this is - truly gorgeous. You are so good with colors I just shake my head in wonder!! Your paper is perfect and it is too bad you cannot find it any more - would love to have some. Your design work is sheer perfection - love the black with this. And heck yes building snow forts is a sport!!!
Sandy

Molecraft said...

Fabulous Marilyn, love that image and beautifully coloured!
Helen x

snappy scrappy said...

Gorgeous...thanks for playing along with us at Paper Playtime!! Lee-Ann :)

Stamping With Bibiana said...

lovely, superbe coloring and that stamped image is so cute...good luck in the challenges.
bibiana
BTW, love your banner too
bibiana

mixamatoasties said...

Fab Marilyn. And yes, they might have had an igloo building competition and this might be the winning team... or I could just be taking things too far!

Susan x

Tammy said...

Awww this is so cute Marilyn! I love that fun image and it's colored beautifully!! Gorgeous sparkle too!
Hugs, Tammy

Abi said...

Tsk, that Susan..always has to go one step further lol!! Do you think she has too much time on her hands lol?! Actually I have to say, they do kind of look like they could be celebrating! Beautiful card Marilyn, your colouring is fab. Have a great weekend xx

June Nelson said...

This is brillliant hunnie I love this and all of those cute little bears, awww how lovely, stunning big huggies Juen xxxxxxxxxx

Lin said...

Marilyn, this is absolutely adorable. I love the random sparkliness of the corners, and your image is fabulous and beautifully coloured.

Thank you for sharing with us

Lin xx
ABC

Jenn said...

This is an adorable card, I love all the sparkle and the sweet image! Thanks for joining us at ABC Challenges.

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

So beautiful, I love the cute image and those papers are so pretty, gorgeous frosty feel
Lindsay xx

Renee said...

Thus is so adorable! I love all the bright and cute bears along with the igloo... Darling!

Nicole G said...

OMG! This is sooo adorable. Love how you colored the igloo!

Sharon Caudle said...

Great project! Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us at Papertake Weekly and hope you join us again soon!
hugs, Sharon

Gail said...

This is so cute. What a wonderful LOTV image...all these adorable teddy bears on the igloo....GREAT card! --Gail

Shelly Schmidt said...

Loving the darling bears- and building an igloo is alot of work- sport- Yes!!! Love the shimmery snow and your coloring is awesome!

Willie Bos said...

Hi Marilyn Your card is beautiful! Your coloring is so great! Love the image and the way you used the sketch! Hugs Willie

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

Oh Marilyn, this is adorable, I really love the colours and pretty papers. X

coops said...

so gorgeous Marilyn.really love your fab design and the image is stunning :D

xx coops xx

Marjoleine said...

Your card is really adorable! Thanks for joining us at a Die for a Sketch!
Hugs,
Marjoleine

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

WOW!! Fabulous card, such a great image and your colouring is amazing!

Hugs Judith