Tuesday 19 November 2019

Boxed Snowman

The prompt for Day 19 at Beccy's Place Month long holiday challenge is the letter Q. I have used Q for Quarters as the background of my card is in 4 panels.

The image used is another freebie Boxed Snowman from Beccy's Place. I have coloured with Promarkers and highlighted with gel pens. This image is added to a panel of blue card which has had the edges rounded off with a corner punch.

The card layouts is using Sketch 1 from Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2

With the exception of the dark blue paper all patterned papers have been recycled from old Christmas cards I have received and are from my Christmas scraps box. I love to start with an image I have coloured and try where possible to use a sketch and pick my papers to go with it. My first port of call is scraps. When I moved house a few years ago I had to box up all my craft stuff to put the house on the market and had so many scraps I was determined to never let that build up in the same way and to actually USE them. So far this new approach is working.

I have used a clear glitter brush marker from Spectrum Noir on the snowman and bauble. It does not show very well on the photo as quite subtle but really twinkles in real life. This frostiness is very apt as in Birmingham this morning we have woken up to a very frosty start, -1C. Winter is definitely on it's way...

The final thing added to the card is some metallic self adhesive embellishments.

Card Details :-

Size - 6" x 6"
Digital Image - Boxed Snowman from Beccy's Place
Tools - Promarkers, gel pens, Sparkle clear pan by Spectrum Noir, Rounding corner punch
Embellishments - Metallic cardstock stickers

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order):-


  1. -1C!!! And that's the pre-arrival of winter? Oh my goodness, it if got to negative 1 here I think they'd close the schools and send out the national guard! Wow... I hope you manage to stay warm Mandy! At least you can stay inside and make cards... there's no way I'd be going outside.
    Love the idea of "quarters" for your "Q" card, that's a great idea! Fabulous choice of colours too. It's good that you are using up your offcuts and scraps, I tend to accumulate a lot as well, but fortunately for me, my Mum is also a card maker and loves to work with all the excess offcuts I can't keep up with.

  2. What a good interpretation of the sketch and great coloring of your snowman and that added gel pen on the ornament really gives it dimension and looked like you may have put liquid glass on it, the added bling in the corners has also met our requirement "Bring on the Glitz" and would love you to share it with us at Double Trouble too, we are teamed up with Cupcake Inspirations and you can find our link on their post.

  3. Mandy what a wonderful card. I'm so glad you liked my sketch this is a perfect sketch to use up all those scrap pieces of paper we all have. Love your colours and this is such a wonderful image. Thanks so much for sharing your card with us over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and good luck.
    Kathie SSW2~DT

  4. Mandy, I understand the moving part and trying to get your craft room and supplies in order so you can work efficiently... I'm 2 yrs working on it. I need to adopt your scrap pile idea. You card is adorable and love how you used the quarters. Thank you for sharing your creation and organization idea. Lots of luck in the drawing. Visit often here at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge.

  5. Hello… Thanks for sharing your lovely card with ‘Moving Along with the Times Challenge Blog’; it fits perfectly with our ‘Snowflakes’ challenge theme. Hope you can join us for our next challenge. Diane Louise (Team Leader) xx

  6. Wonderful sketch and the image is adorable! Thanks for joining us and good luck with with your entry!
    Hugs, Joy
    Joyfully Stamps
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

  7. This is a fun image.. Love the winter colours and elements you chose. Wonderful take on our Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch. Thanks for playing along with us this month at Oddball Art Stamps Challenge and Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2. AJ DT OASC & SSW2

  8. Fantastic use of that sketch, Mandy, and I adore your snowman! Wonderful combo of blues. Thank you for playing along in our "Anything Goes" challenge at Jan's Digi Stamps this fortnight. Good luck in the draw.
    NanaConnie DT

  9. Great card! Thank you for play with us at Polkadoodles Craft Challenge. Good look with your enry.

  10. Lovely and cute crad.
    Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampers and i hope to see you again.

  11. Thank you for joining us at challenge Lemon Shortbread
    DT Maria

  12. Wonderful card! Thanks for sharing it with us at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge. Hope to see you again.

  13. This is a brilliant card and I love how you used you old Christmas cards for papers.
    Thank you for playing along with us at SSW2
    Anne SSW2 DT

  14. Lovely card and great recycling.
    Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Hugs Sheryl
    Cat Crazy Craft Corner {My Blog}

  15. Brilliant card and one of my fave freebies from Beccy thanks for sharing at Passion for promarkers

  16. So gorgeous I love your snowman and frosty colours and your sparkle is fab.
    Thanks for joining in my theme this week at PFP 😊

  17. Great way to recycle, Mandy! Lovely card. Thank you for joining us at Double Trouble Challenge #43.

  18. Stunning Christmas card,love the design and papers...thank you for joining us at DIGI CHOOSDAY CHALLENGE ,hope to see you again
    Željka DT xx


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