Saturday 29 August 2020

Snowman Family

Any regular visitor to my blog will know I LOVE snowmen. I always built them if we had snow when I was little, especially baby snowmen.  I used to love putting a row of them on the garden wall when I was a little kid in Leeds. We seemed to have more snow oop North and proper regular winters. Going back in time and before global warming seemed to be as much of a problem as it is today.

Anyhoo, I digress....... This card has been made with the most gorgeous image Snowmen Family which is from the Snowman Set from Beccy's Place. I just fell in love with how many little snowmen are in this image. It is coloured with Promarkers and I used a new set of dies Scalloped Edge Oval 2.  I got a mystery bag from Crafter's Companion for only £20 with loads of dies and stamps in. This set is on their website for £12.99 so the mystery bag is amazing value.

I used some Stickles glitter glue on the body of Daddy snowman. There is a Spectrum Noir clear sparkle pen on the 2 older Grandparent snowmen but it doesn't show up very well in photos (believe me I have tried). I then used some fake snow to create a snowdrift to 'ground' the snow family. It is really fluffy and there is a little sprinkling of glitter in it. You can see this in more detail below.

Over at Jingle Bells challenge they are asking you to CASE any card on the blog that has been created by Stephanie or Lauren.

I really liked the layout of this card that Lauren did in April last year. I rotated it to suit my image.  I don't have any Christmas washi tape at all and considered making it in paper strips. 

However I had previously bookmarked another card that Lauren made in June which the background was made using ribbons. I have a reasonable amount of ribbons so this definitely appealed to me.

The base of the card is a folded A4 sheet of 300gsm white card. The blue panel is a sparkly card. I have added strips of ribbons on it in various shades of blue and white. Some are self adhesive, some have sticky tape added onto them. There are different textures and widths, some are little remnants from some grab bags at Crafty Ribbons which are excellent value. I wrapped the raw end of the ribbon under the card and taped this panel to the card blank.

The image and sentiment have been mounted with foam squares. I have used an assortment of snowflakes, some are my own dies, some have been recycled from shop bought Christmas cards. One is from a cheap Christmas decoration I got years ago from Poundland that had hundreds of thick plastic metallic & hologram snowflakes in blues and silvers. I am always on the lookout for craft supplies that are not necessarily sold for that purpose. I guess that goes back to my early days of cardmaking and seeing potential in anything I could possibly use to make a card.....

I had so much fun making this card. Thankyou to Beccy for a fab image and Jingle Bells for the inspiration on the finished card.   

Card Details -


Size - A5

Image - Snowmen Family from Snowman Set by Beccy's Place

Dies Scalloped Edge Oval 2 by Crafter's Companion, Snowflake 2 Embossing Folder/Die from Sizzix, Create a Flake 3 by Spellbinders

Colouring Medium - Promarkers

Embellishments - Lots of ribbon, Stickles Glitter glue, Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Overlay, fake snow, self adhesive metallic dome

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


613 Avenue Create – #236 Anything Goes

All Fun Challenges - #14 Anything Goes

As You Like It – Favourite way to use ribbon (I like to add as a wrap around cardstock. Usually as a border. Never done a whole background wrapped before this though)

Aud Sentiments  – #258 Anything Goes

Beccy’s Place - Anything Goes

Christmas With The Cuties - # 41 Bring on the Bling

Colour Crazy Challenge - #33 Anything Goes

Crafting Happiness - #63 Anything Goes

Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge - #505 Anything Goes / Something beginning with S (lots of snowmen)

Crafty Sentiments Designs – Anything Goes

Createful Heart Design - #23 Anything Goes

Creative Craft Cottage - #132 Ribbon, Lace or Pearls

Crimbo Crackers - #214 Anything Christmas Goes

Digi Choosday - #34 Anything Goes

Everybody Art – #473 Anything Goes

Gem of A Challenge - #18 Anything Goes

House That Stamps Built – A2620 Anything Goes

I Love Promarkers - #417 Use a Die Cut or Punch

International Art & Soul - #90 Inspired by a Book (The Snowman)

Jingle Belles – CASE a Jingle Belle

Krafty Chicks - KCC #522 Card for any Occasions

Lemon Shortbread - #127 Anything Goes

Little Red Wagon – #564 Use a Digital Stamp

Merry Little Christmas - #25 Anything Christmas Goes

Polkadoodles - #34 Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday – Anything Goes

Stinkin’ Inkers – Monotone / Monochrome

Time Out Challenges - #169 Season (winter)

Word Art Wednesday - #454-455 Anything Goes


  1. Great creations love the snowman ! Thanks for sharing at 613 Avenue Create x

  2. A lovely little family of snowmen and they look great. Thanks for joining us at INTAAS. Hazel x

  3. Fabulous snowman family. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine

  4. This is so beautiful!! The little snowman family is very cute and that ribbon background is FABULOUS!!! What a great idea! I may have to keep this in mind as I have tons of ribbon! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

  5. Your snowman card is fabulous Mandy, you've done a brilliant job putting it together. Even though it doesn't snow where I live, and I've only seen snow about 3 or 4 times in my life, I too love snowmen. They always look so cute and friendly.
    I love the background you created with all those different ribbons, what a great effect. The sparkly, fluffy and snowy mediums are fabulous too. Love it all!

  6. Fabulous card love the snowman image,great colouring,and the strips of ribbon background.Thank you for joining us at Colour Crazy
    Carol DT x

  7. Hi Mandy just popping back to say-Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create
    Carol DT x

  8. Super-cool how you criss-crossed your ribbon ... the perfect background for your adorable snow people ... so glad you CASE'd Christmas with us at Jingle Belles.

  9. Great use of ribbons. I like your cards. Thanks for sharing over at Crafty Sentiments (and Aud Sentiments, Colour Crazy)

  10. Lovely Christmas card, great image and colours, thanks for sharing at Christmas with the Cuties.

    Pat xx

  11. I also love snowman, thus I love your card! Especially the fake snow, how cute. Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles challenge. Kim

  12. Love your wonderful snowman family. Fabulous coloring and a really sweet scene. Thanks so much for playing along at Time Out.

  13. Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage challenge good luck. Have a nice day
    Anneke DT

  14. That is the cutest snowman image (and it should win a prize for being the image with the most snowmen in it!!) and what a great way to use up all the off cuts of ribbon we've all got in our stashes! Love the idea of making little snowmen all lined up on a wall - you were creative right from the start! Vicky x

    PS Thanks for the clove oil tip - filed for future reference!

  15. Great card! I love the sparkle! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

  16. Wonderful christmas card. Thanks for joining us at EAC.

  17. That background is beautiful and playful! Thank you for joining us at TIME OUT!

  18. ooooooh that is SUCH a cool version of the ribbon background! and of course that snowman is way too fun! so pleased you could CASE XMAS with us at JINGLE BELLES!

  19. Well I can certainly understand why you love these snow people in particular, so cute! I love your creative use of ribbon. Thanks so much for joining us at AYLI Challenge!

  20. Thank you for sharing your great make with us at AYLI for our ribbon challenge! Hope to see you again soon. Hugs Squirrel x

  21. I remember building snowmen often too, it is a rare occurrence to have enough snow these days! I love your snow gang, the sparkles are extra special. Thanks so much for joining us for the Aud Sentiments Challenge, sorry it's taken me longer to comment, just catching up with all the beautiful makes now. Crafty hugs, Jenny (Aud Sentiments DT) xx

  22. Wonderful image and snowmen card. Thanks for joining the challenge this month. Clara DT Createful Heart Design.


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