Wednesday, January 9, 2013


This is my first card as a design team member of a brand new blog called Christmas at Sweet Stampin', and I can't tell you how excited I am to be here and part of this talented group!  This month's challenge theme is Cold & Frosty and believe me, living in Saskatchewan Canada in January... well, I know all about cold & frosty and frosty & cold!  We are on our way to spring though... December 21 was the shortest day and they get longer from here on in so I am looking forward to green grass and leaves on the trees.
My Mums Craft Shop is sponsoring the challenge and are giving the winner a £10 voucher to the shop.

For my card, I used one of Purple Onion's designs by Stacey Yacula and this fabulous image is Berry.  The paper is from the 12 Days of Christmas collection by My Mind's Eye and the sentiment is one from Papertrey's Friendship Jar Fillers.  The snowflakes are from Stampin Up's Snowflake set and after heat embossing them with Ranger's Sticky embossing powder, I sprinkled some of  Ranger's Dry Find Stardust Stickles and then heat set it again.  Amazing how that glitter dries right into the embossing. I sponged in some shading with Tim Holtz's Pumice Stone distress ink, added some liquid Stickles for snow and then free-handed the lines and dots around the paper.  The corner die is Memory Box's Frostyville Wreath.  Lastly, the Copic colours are:
Snowman:  W0 , W1, W3
Nose:  E99, E97, E95
Arms: E11, E13, E19
Scarf: Y0000, Y00, Y17; BG000, BG13, BG23

So, now if you want to see a little more of Cold & Frosty, be sure to head on over to Christmas at Sweet Stampin' to see what the rest of the design team has to share.

Divas by Design - Anything Goes
Penny's Challenges - Anything Goes
My Mums Craft Shop - Anything Goes
One Crazy Stamper - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Something New (my first card as a new DT member for Christmas at Sweet Stampin')
The Perfect Sentiment - Winter Wonderland
Lexi's Creations - Anything Goes
Love to Create - Winter Wonderland


Doreen said...

Love this gorgeous card,what a fab

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Marilyn. I love the snowman, he looks fabulous. A lovely cold and frosty feel.
Lorraine x

Krafty Kows said...

I adore this card and the image is so so cute. Jeanette

Bea und Doreen said...

fabby card - the snowman is so cute
Doreen xx

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Such an adorable card! Love that cute snowman and that beautiful corner die! So pretty!!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


NickelNook said...

Congrats on the new DT! Fabulous card! That little Berry just melts my heart! lol
It sounds like those of us living in Saskatchewan will need our wool socks for the weekend! :o)

Paula Bee said...

What an adorable little snowman! I love the glittery snowflakes in the background! Thanks for joining us at The Perfect Sentiment!!

Renee said...

Congratulations on the new design team! Your card is delightful! You always amaze me by your new pieces of art!

Tammy said...

Awww that snowman is adorable Marilyn! Fantastic coloring!! Congrats on your new DT!
Tammy x

jimlynn said...

Gorgeous!!! Marilyn, this is so precious and pretty! Love it!
Congrats on that new DT too!
Hope we all get a little warmer weather soon.

Tracey T said...

This image is adorable, Marilyn. You've definitely captured the cold and frosty feeling with this beautiful card! Hugs, Tracey x

Inkypinkydelights said...

This is great Marilyn. Love the frosty, wintery look! Judy x

Molecraft said...

Congrats on your new DT! Love your gorgeous card, the background looks fab and I love the image!
Helen x

Sheri said...

Such a cute snowman and what a wonderful job you did of coloring him up!

Shari said...

what an adorable snowman image! I love the colour palette you chose and the design is just perfect, love it!

Thanks for joining us at One Crazy Stamper January Challenge, good luck!


Sandy said...

Dear Fool - I am sorry I just could not resist that!! Your card is adorable and they certainly have chosen the right lady. Now what would someone who lives in Florida know about snow men!! I love that corner die. We are out of town right now and hope I have time to enter this challenge. Might have to wait til February!!
Love you sweet friend!

Wedgie said...

Fab card! Love your image!
Wedgie xxx

Kelly Neis said...

He is soooo cute, I love him. I used to have a room dedicated to snowmen when I was very young. hehe
I love the snowflakes and the faux stitching around him.He is delightful too. Great coloring Marilyn!
Hugs Kelly

Ruza Rebel said...

CUTE!!! Love this adorable card! Thank you for joining us this week over at Love to Create Challenge Blog.
Ruza, LTC DT

Zo-Wie-Zo said...

Beautiful card! Everything about it is Winter! Hugs Willie

Faye said...

I really like this card. The image is cute and looks fab with the extra snowlake detail.x

DesignerDiva said...

Super card Marilyn your details are perfect!
Thanks for playing along at Diva's this week and good luck
Hugs Laurie x
Your Chibi looks just like you!!

Bananastamper said...

Your card is beautiful and cute all at the same time! I love how you've laid it out and Berry is so adorable! Just gorgeous! Congrats on your first card as a DT member, it sure is fab!
Hugs from your fellow Canadian,
Shanna in Thunder Bay, ON
p.s Hoping to play along this weekend though we have zero snow, it's been raining for almost 24 hours - not good since we are avid skiers!!!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Fabulous card- love the cute snowmen, the snowflakes and LOVE the die curved around in the corner- very neat touch!

Bunny said...

This is lovely...Thank you for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty, and good luck.


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Anneke said...

Such a sweet winter card! Hugs Anneke

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

This is such a cute card... I love the way you added a border around it.

Abi said...

Ooh, we are all shivering here at our weather but bet we've got nothing on you guys there!! This fabulous card captures it perfectly, so cute. have a great day hon xx

Crafty and Green said...

Beautiful! Thank you so much for joining us at Love to Create Challenge last week!! Please Come back and Play again this week!!

Many Blessings,

Tracy said...

Thank you for stopping by Marilyn. This image is just too cute !! Hope you are well xxx

Natali said...

Beautiful card. Love this funny snowman with amazing colouring on it. Lovely glitter snowflakes and die.

Nicole G said...

Ahhhh... that snowman made me laugh. I love it! Great card as usual!

MiamiKel said...

Oh Marilyn this is one of the cutest snowman cards i have ever seen! Charming!! Xoxo

Annie said...

oo what a cute snowman! and a fabulous festive card you have created with him.
hugs, annie x

Dawn said...

Hi Marilyn, Your card is so cute! The snowman is adorable - he looks so happy to be cold and frosty. Love the colours you've chosen and your sparkly snowflakes too. I've never had good results with sticky embossing powder - I might have to try Ranger's.

Hugs, Dawn

Shannon White said...

Yay!! Congrats on your New DT Spot Miss Marilyn!! So Well deserved and they obviously have Excellent taste!! ;-) They are lucky to have you Lady! Your Card is DARLING! Love your Sweet snowman and the touches of sparkle too! And your Know I love our Gorgeous coloring as well! 8-)

Big hugs

Jennipher said...

Such a fun card and an excellent take on our winter wonderland challenge at the perfect sentiment. thanks for joining us.

Dora said...

Hello Marily, this is so cute and fun, I love this snowman and the frosty feel of your card :) Your colouring is great, love it. Sorry I haven't been able to get to you before, been so busy after the long Christmas break. xxx

Margaret said...

Adorable image. Congrats on joining the DT. Your work is always fabulous.

Jacilynn said...

i really love this image, never seen it before. beautiful.
Thanks for playing along at One Crazy Stamper!!

Sian said...

Love it! Gorgeous card and love the snowman, he's adorable.

Patty Sue 2 said...

You started your design team off with a bang. This is drop dead adorable. I love this image.

Dunja Dücker said...

Dear Marilyn, i hope you are well? Your card is so beautiful. The cute Snowman looks pretty. Think he is a german snowman, because there is some snow in germany too, haha.

Wish you a wonderful Sunday, hope you enjoy yourself.

Big Hugs, Dunja x

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

WOW this is stunning love the image she is beautifully coloured and the background and layout are fantastic.

Hugs Judith

Annette22 said...

Marylin, that's such a wonderful card love the cute, funny snowman
you did a great job



Inkypinkydelights said...

Oh now he is a lovely snowman! I must confess I do like snowmen images. Love your card too, Brrrr it has a really frosty feel to it! Judy x

Jenny said...

Such a cute card. <3 Jen xx

mixamatoasties said...

Sorry to have been so long in dropping by but have had the flu and not been feeling anywhere near human!

Stunning card. Love it.

Susan xx