Sunday 24 October 2021

Snowman Taking Photos

Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez runs a Progressive Freebie Challenge over on her Facebook group. You can use any image by Patricia to enter and then if you submit a card you can get a free image the month afterwards

My entry for this months challenge using one of the fab images from Patricia's store 'Snowman Taking Photos'. This will be the Christmas card for my hubby who is a keen photographer. I fell in love with the image when I first saw it.

I used Promarkers to colours the image along with a silver gel pen and a Spectrum Noir clear glitter overlay. I find the glitter is very subtle from this and very hard to show on photos. Snowdrifts were created with lots of Stickles glitter glue.

The patterned paper is from a 6" Craft Sensations pad. You get 10 patterned papers and 3 of each design. One of them has glitter and the other 2 are plain. Of course I had to use the glitter one didn't I? Any excuse to add glitter LOL

The silver paper is a wallpaper from B & M. I often look at wallpapers with an eye on using them in projects. They are a substantial weight of paper and at the moment there are so many fabulous glittery and textured papers about. A trip to B & Q can be a great source of inspiration.

To finish I added some enamel dots to the buttons on the large snowman and some smaller ones on the eyes. The sentiment I have added from a DCWV winter themed drawer set I had from QVC goodness know how many years ago. It seemed perfect for the photographer to say 'Merry Christmas' instead of 'say cheese' as he was taking the photo of the little ones

Card Details -

Size - 6” Square

Digital Image - Snowman Taking Photos (Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez)

Paper - Winter Wonderland 6” (Craft Sensations)

Colouring Medium - Promarkers, silver gel pen, Spectrum Noir glitter pen, Enamel dots, Glittered sentiment die cut (DCWV)

Embellishments - Stickles Glitter Glue, Enamel dots, Glittered sentiment die cut (DCWV)

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


  1. Love the cute snowman selfie and great P,paper
    Carol x

  2. OMG what a cute image! Great card Mandy! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Peace On Earth Christmas challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often. We appreciate your support on our new challenge adventure!!

    Please stop in for a visit!

  3. An adorable card. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challenge. We have a DT call, if you are interested just put DT call after your challenge name. Elaine

  4. Hi Mandy. Thanks for your comments on my blog with regard to the Linky 2.0. Yes, It is only Linky 2.0 that seems to be affected. I don't know how to do what you suggest. I went into Adobe photoshop and changed the size of the photo by 50% and it seems to have worked. Cheers, CarolG

  5. Hi Mandy just popping back to say-Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create and hope you will join us again
    Carol DT x

  6. Cute card Mandy, I love your snowman. Thanks for playing with us at the Ike's World Challenges

    Twórcze pasje Danki {My Blog}

  7. So very cute, such a lovely image and love the sparkle..
    Thank you so much for joining in with us at 613 Avenue Create..hope you will play along again..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  8. Thanks for sharing this cute with us at Allsorts, perfect for your husband too.

  9. This is so cute and thanks for sharing at Crafty Catz in our Anything Goes Challenge

  10. Cute card!
    Thank you for joining our challenge this month.
    Caroline DT 2Sistersontheblog

  11. A real fun Christmas card Mandy, thanks for joining in again at our AG/Vintage theme at Allsorts.

    B x

  12. This card is great. Those snowmen are super cute and adorable. I love the scene and those papers are gorgeous. I'm sure your husband is going to love it. Thanks for joining us at A Place To Start. Hugs, María.

  13. Your hubby will love this at Christmas time. I really like the backing paper.
    CD Sunday Plus DT.

  14. Adorable! Thank you for sharing with us at Peace on Earth Christmas Challenge.

  15. Who doesn't love a cute snowman??!! Absolutely adorable!! Thank you for participating in the Gems of a Craft Challenge! I hope to see another creation soon! ~Michelle, DT Polkadoodles

  16. Very CUTE card, my photographer daughter would love this, I will have to check it out! Thank you for joining our challenge at Peace On Earth!
    Diane POE DT {Nellies Nest}

  17. A beautiful Card, Thanks for sharing it with us at the LeAnn's World 101 Challenge Blog.
    Hugs Ilonka DT

  18. A beautiful Card, Thanks for sharing it with us at the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge.
    Hugs Ilonka DT

  19. Cute card.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 💌m

  20. Super cute card! Thank you for joining with us at Digi Choosday Crafting challenge.
    Good luck with your entry
    Maritza DT

  21. Super card. I love glitter frame. Thanks for playing with us at Creative Moments.

  22. Adorable card! I love the cute image!
    Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges.
    Rachelle DT

  23. Great card - thanks for sharing it with us at Penny's Challenge.

    Helen x

  24. Mandy what a cute image you chose, makes a lovely winter Christmas card. Thank you for joining us at SheepSki Designs and good luck with your entry. Gail DT

  25. what a great card! I love the image you have chosen and the frosty colours go perfectly. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  26. Very nice.
    Thank you for joining our challenge.
    Nicolette DT 2Sistersontheblog

  27. Just perfect for the Challenge!
    Great project!
    Fabulous that you have shared this with us here at Colour Crazy.
    Good luck and we hope you will come back again! Jackie DT Member xxx

  28. Such a fun image! Wonderful colouring and I love the way your card sparkles. Thank you so much for playing along with us at CRAFTY CATZ. Best of luck with your entry and hope to see you back soon again. Nick D

  29. Lovely idea, your hubby will love it! Good luck in the challenge!

    Thank you for sharing with us over at Cute As A Button. We hope to see you again.
    ~ DT Dagmara

  30. Hi!
    Beautiful project!
    Thank you for taking part in the Scrapping4funChallenges challenge, good luck and hope to see you again soon!
    Roberta DT Scrapping4funChallenges

  31. Wonderful card. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge.

  32. So cute... love your image! Thank you for sharing your wonderful project with us at Creatalicious Challenges . Hugs Neva

  33. Me again!

    Thank you for sharing with us over at Cute As A Button. We hope to see you again.
    ~ DT Helen

  34. I'm not surprised you fell in love with this image, I have too!

    An adorable card which your husband is sure to love.

    Thanks for sharing it with us.

    CD Sunday Plus DT

  35. Super toffe kaart Leuk dat je meedoet met onze challenge bij Creative Sketchy Girls.
    Amazing card Thanks for joining us at Creative Sketchy Girls.


    DT Creative Sketchy Girls

  36. Super cute Christmas card. Thank you for joining us at I Love Promarkers Blog Challenge
    Best Wishes Lisa xx

  37. Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 565 also for my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper October challenge - I hope to see you again soon. x

  38. yup that's me with the camera thanks for joinng us at Ikes World Challenges

  39. Beautiful creation!
    Thanks for playing at I Love Promarkers Challenge.

  40. Just love this card, Mandy. Have seen it so many challenges and always stop to admire it. Thank you for playing with us at Love to Craft Challenge and we hope to see you again next time!
    XOXO, Aimeslee LTCCB DT

  41. What a delightful scene Mandy.
    Thank you so much for entering our challenge this week at CRAFT Challenge, looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Hugs Sheryl xx CRAFT DT

  42. I am very glad you joined us this week at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog. I hope you had a fantastic time!!! See you back very soon to play in another amazing challenge. :)


    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Design Team Member

  43. I love the image very unusual, great card
    Thank you for joining us
    CD Sunday plus DT

  44. Beautiful card ... love the details
    Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday Craft Challenge
    Good Luck
    Rose DT

  45. Such a cute card!! Thanks so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CRAFTS ALL YEAR ROUND challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafting day!! Stay safe and healthy!!
    *Sorry for being so late commenting but please know that I have checked out your project and appreciate you entering my challenge!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper


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