Monday, October 25, 2010

Melt Your Heart

I'm so excited! I won the entire Heartfelt Creations Winter Wonderland release this month and it came today! Better yet, it arrived just as baby was going down for his nap. I didn't have to wait to open it or play! Life is good.

You can't see all the details on the background paper unfortunately. I ran my white craft ink down my Bashful Blue paper to give it a soft, frosted look. I then used my new Snowflake Medley background stamp to create a soft snowy look. It turned out better than I'd hoped. I'd seen the technique on Stamp TV to create faux wood and faux jeans but it works great for snowflakes as well.

I stamped the snowman and coloured his hat with copics. I then paper pieced his scarf, the holly leaves and the cardinal and popped the cardinal up a second time for some depth. The holly berries, nose and mouth are all done with stickles. Unfortunately, I accidently smeared the mouth and it seemed so wasteful to redo the whole thing. Snowmen shouldn't be perfect anyways.

I ended up stamping the sentiment upside down and had to redo the background paper but that's okay. The snowflakes are from my Creative Memories punch and I added buttons to the centre to make the card fit today's Hope You Can Cling To challenge. Other than the mouth, I love how it turned out. Can't wait to try some more of these stamps. They are so cute!

Challenges this Card Meets:
Critter Sketch - sketch plus buttons
Cards for Men - Anything Goes
Christmas Card Challenge
Creative Card Crew - Fairy Tales (Frosty the Snowman)
Delightful Challenges - Christmas
Dottie's World - Christmas
Fussy and Fancy - Winter Wonderland
Mark's Finest Papers - Diecuts and Punches (used both)
Meljen's Designs - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes


  1. Wow thats so cool you won that release! Love there stuff! Cute card too and thanks for joining us at Critter Sketch!

  2. Super cute! I love the buttons on the snowflakes. Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges.

  3. Christine,
    Just love your snowman. He is so cute. How true the sentiment is. Nice idea with the snowflakes. Thanks for playing with us at Cards for Men. Good Luck on the challenge.

  4. Oh what a sweet card. Love that snowman's little face! Thanks for playing this week at Meljen's Designs!

  5. Wow, you did a fabulous job with this card, it's beautiful!!!! And you must have been happy to get the package sooner than you expected :-) I don't have that snowman set and am jealous, it is so cute!

  6. Cute card!!! Great job.
    Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges.

  7. Super cute card! I love the snowman with the red cardinal. thanks for playing the Critter Sketch Challenge.

  8. I love this wonderful snowman with the cardinal on his hat brim. What a fabulous holiday card!

    Thank you, Christine, for sharing this delightful card with the Friends for Speedy the Cat in this week's die cut/punch challenge!

  9. Super cute card! Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges.

  10. Just darling! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

  11. LOVE IT!, love it!
    Hint, hint!

    Congrats on your winning, too!


  12. What a glorious snowman! Love the paper piecing, the cardinal and the buttons and congrats for winning such a fantastic prize! Thanks for joining us for this week's Critter Sketch Challenge and we hope you'll return to play again next week!

  13. I love snowmen and I love your card!!
    Thanks for joining us at Speedy's Friends.

  14. Winning scrappy stuff is so fun! Glad you got to play with it right away!

    Thanks for joining us at the Critter Sketch Challenge Blog.. hope to see you again next week!!

  15. Great card! Thanks for playing at Critter Sketch Challenge

  16. Very nice (and cute snowflakes with the buttons!) Thanks for joining us with Critter Challenges this week!

  17. Wow Christine, i LOVE this! Your paper piecing is fantastic and I just love that adorable snowman! Thanks for joining us at Sparkle's Christmas card challenge!

  18. Oh this is just adorable, love his nose!! Thanks for playing along with us at the Critter Sketch Challenge.

  19. Great card, love that image LOL Thank you for joining us this week. The best of luck in the draw! xx