Tuesday, 19 March 2013

CC Club - Roll Up, Roll Up, Snowballs and Glitter

Our latest challenge over at the Christmas Card Club is Roll Up, Roll Up, Snowballs and Glitter.

At first I thought of several ideas for a card to fit this theme...but I didn't have the right stamps. A snowman juggling snowballs, kids having a snowball fight, snowballs for sale, etc.  I started out with a snowman image that I had coloured before I left for my trip and a few snowballs that I had cut and glittered up. I was going to paper piece and hide his closed hands with snowballs and have him juggling.

Wednesday night was my paper crafts evening with my next door neighbour and as I was colouring up a wintery image of a little girl leaning forward with her hands under her chin, I mentioned that I would love to find a way to use her for this submission. I thought of having her lean over a fence but Lisa (the queen of card design) suggested having her lean on a little mountain of snowballs!!!

So from that brainstorming last evening, this card was created. I think it will go to Little Miss C as this image reminds me of her. I will have to watch for a little boy image to do something similar for :Little Mr P!

This is truly a card from scraps. The snowballs were cut from all the little teensy leftover scraps of copic paper that I keep after die cutting my coloured images. There are so many layers of snowballs...I popped some forward for depth. The little girl was even stamped onto one of those small scraps.
Here is a close up of the snowballs.

I know I save the scraps to be thrifty but also because I can then get the exact match of white or cream for my sentiment so it matches the shade of the image background. I am always amazed at how many shades of white paper there can be.


Card and envelope - from my stash, (Recollections brand 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 square from Michaels)
Cardstock - from my stash
Design paper - MME
Dies - SpellbinderPetit Circle, Petit Sscalloped Circle
Bling - from my stash (Dollarama)
Stickles - Star Dust
Stamped Image - unknown, from a stamping day at my LSS...they had 400 stamps to chose from!
Stamped Sentiment - from my stash name unknown

I am submitting this card to the following challenges:
1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets.
2. Mark's Finest Papers Christmas Card Challenge - Must be Christmas
3. Christmas Cards All Year Long - Sparkle and Bling
4. CHNC Extra - Anything Goes
5. CHNC - Merry and Bright


Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

What an adorable card, I can see why you wanted to use that image - what a cutie! Susan x

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous and adorable.

dutchess said...

Well worth the wAit,what a lovely image and I love the way she is peeking out from behind the snowballs!.....looking forward to this weeks challenge with the Kraft card...not my comfort zone but I love a challenge ...take care.

Gibmiss said...

Fabulous card... Love it ...
Hugs Sylvie xxx

brenda said...

So cute and those snowballs are so effective.

B x

Carol said...

It's fabulous Maureen, the image is so cute. Carol x

Di said...

Brilliant Maureen! Such a cute image and I do love those snowballs. Am totally with you on just how many shades of white card there are and do much the same as you :)

Little Miss C is gonna love this!!

Hugs, Di xx

Connie Mercer said...

darling card!! Love the snow and glitter!!! Thanks for stopping by my blog today!:):):)

Debs Willis said...

cute snowballs, and I love the look on the little girls face!



Redanne said...

I love this card Mo, what a genius idea to put the snowballs at the front like that. The little girl looks so cute in amongst all the snowballs - love it! Hugs, Anne x

Bonnie said...

Brilliant and you sure have lots of snowballs! I love the dimension you created!

Mary Jo said...

How cute!!
Love the little snowballs :)

Pia S said...

What a great card made of scraps! I think all those glittery snowballs are such a nice touch!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Mo, I like the image and all the glittered snowballs
Kevin xx

Sue said...

Awwwwwww wow!!! Maureen this is totally fab I absolutely love it!! what a great card huggles hun Sue J xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Sassy Raggedy said...

Snowballs and Glitter...I love it..And how happy your little girl image is...Great card...joann sassy raggedy

sue w. said...

Hi Maureen, this is fabby. Love the image peeping out from behind the snowballs and the glitter and bling is super, love it.
Hugs Sue W.

Sandy said...

Cute as punch!!

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Oh my gosh! This is the cutest! I love, love, love the layered snowballs!

Tracy said...

Awwww your card is adorable.
Love the idea of her leaning on her pile of snowballs....she is ready for a snowball fight ;)
I agree with so many different shades of white.

Peanut said...

Well worth the wait! This is adorable! Love them snowballs!
xxx Asha
Sunny Summer Crafts

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Oh wow.. what a fab blog!
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Sarn said...

This is a lovely festive card. xxx

Christine Harrop said...

Love that pile of sparkly snowballs. Great card. Christine x

Glenda Atkins said...

Beautiful card, love your pile of snowballs they glisten so nicely!

Hazel said...

Sweet, beautiful card - just right for the CCC challenge and also for both of my CHNC challenges - thanks for the entry and hope to see you again soon. xx

Carol L said...

AAck!! Those glittery snowballs are the cutest thing!! Way to use those snippets for a great card!

Debs Willis said...

Congrats on the CHNC win!! :-)