Sunday 19 July 2020

Snow Happy

It is Day 2 of Christmas in July challenges over at Catch the Bug
Today we have a sketch to follow.

I had already planned to use an image I had coloured but it was too large for my card so I turned to plan B. I am on the DT of 12 Months of Christmas Link Up and as part of my duties I ned to use digital papers designed by our leader.  I do not have access to a colour printer at the moment so I have been making cards by colouring the image and then scanning it in to make a digital card. This then means that I have the physical image to be able to make a card in the future. Win Win then....

This image is Snow Happy from Sheepski Designs. There are a few different versions that come with the download and this is number 3.

The image is coloured with Promarkers and lots and lots of glitter courtesy of a clear sparkle pen from Spectrum Noir by Crafter's Companion. I then matted this onto more of the sparkly blue paper.

The large card blank has a layer of dark blue sparkle paper as the base. I have added a strip of striped paper. The sparkly snowflake paper is handmade wrapping paper from Paperchase. It has so much glitter on it... far too nice to use as wrapping paper. I have added blue self adhesive gems to the centre of the snowflakes.

The centre strip is some silver card covered with a blue mesh which has got white and blue spots of 'snow' on it. I have to admit I have had this in my stash for about 15 years and rarely used it so it is about time I did !

The sentiment has been recycled from and old Christmas card and matted onto blue paper.

As a final touch I have added two colours of Card Candi from Craftwork Cards around the scalloped edges of the card. These are little circles of card and I then mounted onto small 3d foam squares. I love the effect it gives on these scalloped cards.

Card Details -


Size - 8" x 8"

Image -  Snow Happy from Sheepski Designs

Colouring Medium - Promarkers & Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle pen

Embellishments - Gems, mesh fabric 'ribbon'


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


  1. Beautiful card! Thanks for playing along with us at Catch The Bug Christmas In July challenges.

  2. Awesome card and lots of details. You put a lot of time in filling in the scalloped holes, lol. Love the non-traditional Christmas colors. Thanks for joining in the Catch the Bug Day 2 of the Christmas in July Celebration, Lisa Lynn DT.

  3. Fantastic card.
    Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampers and i hope to see you again.

  4. Great card with the cute snowmanangel.
    Lovely take on the sketch. Thanks for playing with Day 2 of the CIJ event at Catch the Bug.
    xxx Margreet DT

  5. Loving your great digitally completed card- I have no clue how to do cards on the computer! Sweet snowman image too. Thanks for joining the Bugaboo Christmas Crazy at Catch the Bug!

  6. Fabulous snowman and fun card..Thank you so much for sharing and joining in with us at CCAYR...[ Christmas Crafts All Year Round]

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  7. Wonderful fun Christmas card. great snowman. Thanks for joining us at the CHNC Christmas Weekly this week for our "Anything Goes, optional " use a diecut" challenge.

  8. Hi Mandy, thanks so much for sharing your cute card with us at IAAS. I love this image. Hope we see you again next time. Christine DT x

  9. Just love your card candi in the scallops! Very striking!
    Thank you for joining in the fun in our Christmas in July at Catch the Bug!
    Hugs from Africa!

  10. OMG love the snowman making a snow angel!! Thanks for joining us at Merry Little Christmas Challenge blog!

    Monica- DT

  11. Sweet card!!! Thank-you so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CRAFTS ALL YEAR ‘ROUND challenge. Hope to see your beautiful creations in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper


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