Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Christmas Card Club - Snowman

Sue J of Olliesmam chose the theme of Snowmen for our Christmas Card Club theme this fortnight.  I am a bit late in posting this one as I was up at the lake and just got home.

I had this laid out on my desk last Wednesday for WOYWW, but ran out of time before we left to get this post organized.  I am now a sea of laundry, ironing and unpacking, but wanted to get this card posted!

This is another very simple card. Another one that uses up some VOS (very old stash) and also manages to use up a couple of blue snippets. Hurrah!
As soon as I read Sue's theme, I remembered I had these two snowmen. I have had these for so long and have been making an effort this year to use up my very old stash. These are from a set of 3D stickers from the dollar store. The larger snowman even has felt mittens!
I cut two blue card stock pieces for the fish tale flag as I did not have a snippet long enough. I cut two pieces of the blue shimmery card stock and seamed them behind the larger of the snowmen.

Here is a close up of the dimension...
Because the paper has a sort of shimmery, pearlescent sheen, the sheen does not match where I had to piece it. I did not have another snippet that had the length running in the same direction. I had to cut the second piece from the width of the paper...resulting in the sheen difference. It reminded me of when I used to sew. Velvet and corduroy had the same sheen problems!

Luckily, once I added the Snowmen, it distracted the eye enough that the sheen difference is not noticeable at a glance. Or so I am telling myself!!! lol

I managed to slide in a tiny K and Co embellishment. Can you find it? Hint...look left...

Recipe
Card base and envelope - from my stash, Michael's Recollections square textured card
DP - My Minds Eye, Christmas
Cardstock - snippets of blue pearlescent card stock
Snowmen and sentiment - from my stash (Dollar store)
Snowflake - tiny silver snowflake in top left corner is K and Co (of course) lol
Bling - red diamond bling from my stash

I am entering this card in the following challenges
1. Christmas Card Club - snowmen
2. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets
3. CHNC Extra - must be Christmas

24 comments:

Christine Harrop said...

You are the only one who s going to notice the difference in "sheen" Maureen. I have enlarged it but I think I would need a magnifying glass - and probably still not see it! Anyway, I love your fat jolly snowmen. Fits the theme brilliantly. Good luck with your mountain of washing and ironing! Lol! Love from Christine xx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card-Those sowmen are just gorgeous!
Best wishes,Nessa xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous Christmas card Mo, i like the adorable snowmen and the design,
Kevin xx

Sue said...

This is fab Maureen!!!! I'm glad you liked my challenge :) I've just done a pile of laundry and ironing too today I was glad to see the back of it and there is only me and Paul no idea where it all comes from LOL hugglesssssssssssss Sue xxxx

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MaryH said...

Oh yes, I do remember the corduroy phenomenon...messed up a pair of slacks one time cutting the legs in diff directions! Loved your Snowy card, and your sheen diff didn't show atall, and your recipient is not going to notice it either! The cute snowmen will distract & the recipient will just see the loveliness of your handmade card. I knew exactly what you meant about the folded fabric eggs too. We did that in a quilting class I took. I still have a couple that we made, and also Christmas ornaments too - with the technique. TFS your pretty card. Don't work too hard with the chores! Hugs

Pia S said...

What a sweet Christmas card - great use of old stash and snippets indeed!

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Hi Maureen you are good using up your VOS I wish I could! Fab card loving those snowment! Susan x

Redanne said...

It's a well done from me too for using up some old stash. I just adore those chubby snowmen! Hugs, Anne x

Carol said...

Love this Maureen, your snowmen are adorable. Carol x

Vicky said...

Gorgeous hunni...:o)

biggest of hugs Vicky xx

Hazel said...

This is beautiful for Sue's CCC challenge and for my CHNC challenge extra for September - hope to see more of your festive loveliness soon. x

Di said...

Fabulous Mo - love those snowmen and all the snippets you used. A really happy Christmas card :)

Hugs, Di xx

Hettie said...

Love these Snowmen Mo. The details and dimension are brilliant.
I presume you know the difference between snowmen and snowwomen?
Snowballs!
Sorry - old I know!
Hugs
xx

May said...

Gorgeous card, Love the snowmen..so cute, Love the backing papers too... Hugs May x x x

Barbara said...

This is adorable.

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Such a fun festive card! :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

These snowmen are just adorable, Maureen! I love the stash in the big guy's arms: candy, cupcake, AND star cookie! Yummo! Good job using up the snippets and VOS!! Hugs, Darnell

Asha said...

And there you are, Maureen! You're back with not one, but TWO snowpeople (Being PC here. Wouldn't want to presume they're both men, esp the little guy!). Love the MME paper.
xxx Asha Sunny Summer Crafts

Anonymous said...

Lovely card Maureen,great use of snippets too, the bright blue banner really sets it off.

Hugs
Brenda

Mrs A. said...

Love your snowmen . Thy are so jolly looking. Hugs Mrs A.

Tracy said...

Awww this is another adorable card.
I do the same thing with paper scraps by piecing them together.

Glenda Atkins said...

Fabulous 3D snowman, he is delightful and so is the card!
hugs
Glenda

Karen Petitt said...

What wonderful fat snowmen! A gorgeous card Mo, wonderful embellishments and I love the snowflake background x