Sunday, 18 November 2012

Baby, It's Cold Outside

I'm still making Christmas cards but they are a little different. No coloured images today, as I attended the monthly  12 hour crop with my neighbour and a group friends. I only managed about 5 hours and part of that was lunch...but it is a start! It felt good to be creating in the company of other paper crafters. It is such a nice feeling to bounce your ideas off of people you know will tell you if they are rubbish!

I brought along a selection of gliittery images and created some more Christmas cards..
I think I have mentioned before that I am trying to craft from my stash. Although I still buy the odd bargain here or there,  mostly I am crafting with supplies lovely hoarded stored in the scraproom cupboards at home.

This one is a bit similar to the others I have been making but when you are trying to churn out 30, or 40. or 50 cards, you do need to do some repeats, or at least similar cards, to speed up the process. You will recognize  more paper from that MME 6x6 stack along with some K and Co glittery 3D snowmen.

Here are a couple of  views that show the sparkle and glitter.

Card Bases _  Recollections brand, Michaels - corrugated cards and envelopes
Cardstock - red, from my stash
Designer Papers - MME,  Michaels
White Doily - From my stash, originally from Dollarama
White Snowflakes - Large and teensy white snowflakes from  my stash, originally from a Dollar Store
Border - Black glittered scalloped border from my stash, wedding bin
Snowmen - K and Co, Michaels
Bling - from my stash, originally from Dollar Giant
Dies - Nellie Snellen  MFD 020 Doily

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - Must use snippets
2. Crafty Catz Challenge - Make it sparkle # 159 - My snowmen are heavily glittered, there is lots of diamond bling and the snowflakes are all shimmery and sparkly.
3.Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Use something over 6 months old - My snowflakes and the doilies are well over 6 months old.
4.  4 Crafty Chicks Challenge  - #16 - Winter
5. Crafty Calendar Challenge - Wrap Up Warm For Winter - My snowmen are wearing scarves and vests, a hat and a toque.
6. Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge  - Inspired by a song  -  Baby It's Cold Outside
7.Crimbo Crackers Challenge - Snowmen-/Snowladies


  1. Wow, fabulous! I adore those snowmen too - found some K and Co. toppers in New Mexico and I love them. I also thank you kindly for your comment about the Playground and Option B. I agree too, no limit to the number of entries, the more the merrier and some people like to link in lots.

    Hugs, and thanks again! Di xx

  2. Lovely intricate cards there, very festive indeed! Thank you for stopping by my blog as part of the hop.

  3. A gorgeous Christmas card, love all the texture and wonderful attention to detail.

    B x

  4. Hi Maureen, love love love your card! My fav Christmas one yet.....everything works so well it! Glad to hear you managed a few hours at the crop...wish we had something like that near me. Good luck with the challenges!
    Hugs Jo x

  5. Gorgeous card, I like the adorable snow couple the colours and the fabulous snowflakes.
    Kevin xx

  6. Oh baby I wish it was cold outside!!!! I love snow people and I love snow and I love your precious card. to me there is nothing like red and green at Christmas. Happy Holidays!!

  7. What a deliciously sparkly card - this card is delightful and just right for the purpose - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 99 - hope to see you again soon. x

  8. So gorgeous Maureen...fab image and great layout too hun :o)

    big hugs Vicky xx

  9. Wow! I don't usually like snowmen, BUT these are great!

    I love the bling and the old world look.


  10. Your card is beautiful and it sounds like you have a lot to make too! I guess we are among the other hoarders who are trying to scrap from their stash! lol Keep up the great work! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

  11. I like your choice of Christmas song. Very nice cards. Thank you for joining us at Holly Jolly this week.

  12. Hi Scrappymo aww your card is soo cute it makes me feel all warm inside! I cant believe its nearly christmas im soo excited!

    Love From Rebecca xx

  13. Gorgeous cards Maureen the colours and your design are beautiful, they looks terrific, love the images and snowflakes.
    Hugs Linda

  14. Wow hun, what a fun sparkly and snowy card - just brilliant! Thanks for your comment on my Strawberry Kisses card, no offence taken! The banner is actually deep red mirri card (not the orange it looks in the photo), it was all down to the poor light, sorry. Hugs Sxx

  15. Gorgeous! Love all that sparkle :)

  16. Your cards are great!!
    I love all the sparkle on these.
    I am guessing your sister isn't getting this one either.

  17. My internet just quit so not sure if you got my message.
    I think your card is great!!!
    I love all the sparkle to this one.
    I am guessing your sister isn't getting this one either, teehee.

  18. Beautiful card, so wintery and sparkly, just a fabulous design and the snowmen are adorable!

  19. Love your gorgeous card Mo and especially all that sparkle.

  20. Hi ya, just been wandering back and catching up on your recent makes - and arent' they fab!!

    Love this one - the sparkle is just great.


    PS - Your desk in the last post looks rather like mine at the minute!!

  21. Goodness, a 12 hour crop! Don't think I could have lasted either...

    Love your Christmas card, the sparkle is fabulous and well done for using your stash - I think I should have a go at doing just that. Thank you always for the lovely comments you leave me, they are much appreciated. Hugs, Anne x

  22. Hi Mo, great sparkly Christmas card, love your colour combo and layering.
    Reference cutting the spellbinder frames...if I can get a smaller shape inside the bigger one I tape (low tac) them on the card in place and run through my machine. Sometimes the dies won't fit inside each other usually if I am creating a thin frame in which case I cut the bigger one first then again tape the smaller die in place for the second cut. Have a go it's so much fun and so many possiblities. x
    Happy crafting, hugs Erika.

  23. Totally gorgeous card. Love that its all glittery.

  24. Gorgeous card! Love the snowmen and all your fab sparkle :o) Hugs, Lisa x

  25. Fabulous christmas card!
    Love your glitter snowflakes and the snowmen just melt my heart!!!

  26. On my goodness I love this card. I love the layers and the way you used the snowmen. The glitter is wonderful and those snowflakes are fab...Wonderful. joann sassy raggedy

  27. Gorgeous and fabulous card thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
    Hugs Dianne xx

  28. A brilliant christmas card. Thanks for sharing it with us at crafty catz this week. Naomi

  29. Amazing snowmen! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful inspiration with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

  30. FABULOUS creation,thanks for joining in with our challenge at CC x carol

  31. You've got a great collection of Christmas cards ready I see! I really like this style, with nice papers for the background, snowflakes and snowmen - great winter themed card!

  32. This card is so pretty and sparkly, running out of mojo at christmas seems to be the norm for me now lol, I thought about starting early but never seem to get round to it, maybe next year. Fab idea to use the stash you already have, been thinking about doing a use it up after the jan sales of course. Hugs, amanda x

  33. Mo, I love the glitter and the snowman....gotta love snowmen. The layers are yummy. Great job. 5 hours of cropping and lunching...a very worthwhile day. Good job!

  34. Lovely card and a great use of snippets. The snowmen are gorgeous and I like the papers. Elizabeth xx

  35. Thank you for joining in at Crimbo Crackers – hope you can join me again for the next challenge! Crimbo Crackers


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