Thursday, 19 January 2023

Snowy Days GDT

 


In October I was chuffed to bits to come 1st in the Top 3 for challenge #654 at C.R.A.F.T. Challenge with my Dracula Treat Bag and was invited to be a Guest Designer for the current challenge which starts today.


We are sponsored by All Dressed Up and the theme is Inspired by a Song. 



I chose Frosty The Snowman and this lovely image to work with Snowy Days.



I have not made an easel card in ages and love to make them as it gives you more scope to use lovely papers. I started with those using a snowball paper for the base and my favourite snowflake vellum for the main paper.

I coloured the image using Promarkers and some very fine tipped markers. I added a mouth to the snowman as I felt he should be smiling at his little robin visitors so added some small black stones to match the ones on his body. I used a Spectrum Noir glitter marker to add some twinkle to the snowballs and ground and a silver gel pen to add accents to the knitwear and snowflakes.

The silver card used to mat the image and decorative border has been recycled from some packaging. I get vitamins on subscription sent in the post and they are always packaged with some thick silver or white card which is really useful to craft with. Frequent visitors to my blog know I like to recycle as much as I can. The sentiment on the front of the card has been recycled from an old shop bought Christmas card.

As a final touch I have used a foiled sentiment from Craftwork Cards as the stopper on the base of the card which has been popped up on foam pads.

The challenge will last for 2 weeks giving everyone ample opportunity to take part. I do hope you will join in.

Card Details -


Size - 6” Easel

Digital Image - Snowy Days (All Dressed Up Stamps)

Colouring Medium - Promarkers, Fine Tipped Markers, Silver Gel Pen, Spectrum Noir Glitter Marker

Designer Papers - Glittering Snowflakes Vellum (Crafter’s Companion) Merry Christmas Frosty (Craft Sensations)



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












50 comments:

  1. Congrats on your Top 3 and GDT,beautiful easel card,love the P,papers and happy snowman
    Carol x

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  2. Such a great winter card! Your snowman is wonderful and I love easel cards, too! In fact, I would love to see this great card in the gallery over at Creases Creases Challenge where we love to see fun fold cards. Thank you for playing with us at the MMM Challenge and hope you can join in again soon.
    Debbie
    Secrets To Stamping
    Join my Creative Creases Challenge for fun folds!

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  3. A great easel card Mandy. I love that dark blue backing paper!
    Pamela
    CD Sunday Plus DT.

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  4. A lovely frosty snowman card, thanks for sharing it at Passion for Markers this week.
    Lorraine

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  5. Fab colouring of that cute snowman image, Mandy. Great card design and pretty paper choices too...
    Thanks for playing along with my challenge this week at Passion for Markers, Lisa. X

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  6. A lovely wintercard with a happy snowman!!
    Lia DT POE

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  7. Such a lovely easel card. The snowman image is adorable (and I love his smiley face). Great colouring and love the winter blue colour combo you've used. Thanks for sharing with us at Passion for Markers this week. Hugs, Denise x

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  8. Mandy: Thanks for linking at MTTC's snowman theme! Great choices in colors that enhance the snowy scene!! --Becca/DT

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    1. And thanks also for including The Holly and The Ivy, too! We appreciate your support! --Becca/DT

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  9. Gorgeous easel card Mandy! Thanks for joining in our challenge at Passion for Markers this week, good luck, Julie

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  10. What a fun image. Thanks for sharing with us at Use Your Stuff

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  11. Nothing says "snow" like a snowman, and this guy is darling! He makes a perfect perch for the little birds. Your coloring is top notch and you gave him a lovely smile. Thank you for sharing in our Snow Challenge at Double D!

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  12. Lovely easel card and great image! Thanks for sharing with us at Use Your Stuff and hope to see you again soon.
    Tammy DT Co-ordinator

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  13. A beautifully designed card, what a great snowman he is!
    Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
    Diane DD Co-Owner
    {Nellies Nest}
    {Double D}
    {Stencil Fun}

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  14. Oh my friend this is just awesome! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Peace On Earth challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often. We appreciate your support!

    Darlene
    PEACE ON EARTH
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

    PS ... thanks for also playing along with us at Double D ... good luck!

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  15. Back again to say how happy I was to see you entered your card with us at Creative Creases. We would love to see you in the gallery again soon. Thank you for playing at the CC Challenge.
    Debbie DT
    Secrets To Stamping

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  16. Mandy, this is so cute and you are so right, easels are so much fun to do. So nice to have you join us a CRAFT GDT for this challenge!

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  17. That's such a lovely Christmas card. I too make tham all year round so that I am prepared!! Thank you for sharing with us at AYLI. Sarah DT

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  18. What a fun Christmas easel card, Mandy! The Snowman is so cute - I love his stripy scarf! Thanks for joining in at My Time to Craft!

    love Mags B x

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  19. Such a beautiful card, Thanks for sharing it with us at the Let's Craft and Create Challenge Blog.
    Hugs Ilonka DT

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  20. I love it, thanks for sharing it with us at the Creative Crafters Challenge Blog
    Big Hugs Ilonka DT

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  21. Mandy, What an adorable card. That image is so cute and it looks great with your beautiful papers. And, congrats on your win back in October. Great prize - Guest designer. Well deserved!!! Thank you for sharing with us over here at Love to Scrap Challenge Blog and best of luck with your entry.
    Barbara DT Member for https://lovetoscrapchallengeblog.blogspot.com/

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  22. Very sweet Christmas card in all the shades of blue Mandy, many thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

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  23. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Mirtillamente, we love to see everybody’s entries. We are a home for creativity! Good luck and do come back!
    Hugs,
    Jackie,
    Mirtillamente DT

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  24. What fabulous papers to use with your darling Snowman, Mandy! It's a beautiful easel card, and even more beautiful as monochrome technique! So happy I got to see your creation at Jan’s Digi Stamp Challenges . Thanks for the inspiration, and I hope to see more of your designs soon.
    Crafting Smiles,
    Donna
    {Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}

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  25. A fabulous easel card in lovely shades of blue to showcase your adorable snowman. Thank you for joining in at Crafty Calendar this month.
    Chris
    x

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  26. Adorable card Mandy with pretty shades of blue. Thanks for joining us at The Cutie Pie Challenge. Pat K

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  27. Wow!! That's a ton of places you were able to share your lovely creation with! Super cool!! So glad one of the places you shared was Jan's Digi Stamps!! Hope to see you around again soon!
    Hugs,
    Karen C - DT

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  28. Beautiful creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's ArtWorld.
    ~ Sherry CT/Admin/Coordinator xx

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  29. Beautiful card! I love the colours and design. Thank you for sharing at Polkadoodles Craft Challenge. Hope to see you again!

    Merja DT
    https://kortitjakokkailut.blogspot.com

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  30. Sweet card!!! Thanks so much for participating in my ONCE UPON A TIME challenge!!! I appreciate that you play along and I enjoy visiting your blog!! Have a happy crafty day!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

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  31. I love an easel card and your snippets add to this pretty blue design. Cute snowman and other little stamped images around him! It made a nice winter scene. Thanks for playing with us at Christmas Craft Creations.

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  32. Lovely easel card Mandy. I like your choice of color scheme.
    Thank you for entering the Anything Goes Challenge at Jan's Digi Stamps.

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  33. It's a great easel card with the cutest snowman. Congrats on your win and GDT too. Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

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  34. So cute!!! Thanks so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CRAFTS ALL YEAR ROUND challenge!!! I appreciate that you play along and I enjoy visiting your blog!! Have a happy crafty day!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

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  35. Lovely card. Love the blues. Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday. Love Dawn x

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  36. Darling snowman and card. So glad you shared over at Make my Monday, Crafty Gals Corner, Do-Al(l)Creative

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  37. Aw, such a sweet snowman, Mandy! Love all his snowman accessories, lol, great coloring! Easels are always so fun! Thanks so much for playing at Sparkles!

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  38. Cool card! (excuse the pun). Such a cute snowman. Thanks for playing along at USE YOUR STUFF - DT Gail

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  39. Congratulations, Mandy on your Top 3 and GDT win... Cute monochromatic Snowman easel card. Thank you for sharing your fun creation with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge. Good Luck and Happy New Year!
    Hugs,
    Jan
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

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  40. Lovely card! Thanks for sharing with us at Christmas Crafts All Year Round!
    :) Janis, Design Team Member

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  41. Super cute snowman and love the card shape too. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month.
    Pinky

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  42. Such a great and colourful card. Love the addition of the smile. Thank you for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge xx Lynda/Loopyloo DT

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  43. So cute! I love that snowman! Thanks for playing along with The Outlawz Monday Greetings challenge.

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  44. Your easel card is wonderful Mandy! Thanks for sharing over at Penny's Challenge. Best of luck, DT~Jana Forrest

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  45. This is a wonderful winter card! Thanks for sharing it with us at 613 Avenue Create!
    Hugz,
    Chana Malkah

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  46. Another beauty you created here, Mandy. Great design and love the color scheme!
    So great to see you again at my Crafty Wednesday challenge,
    thanks so much for joining!!
    Ellie
    Ellibelle's Corner

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  47. You had me at Snowman! Thank you so much for joining in the challenge.

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  48. Frosty is looking fantastic on this winter card! Brrr, I can feel a cold wind blowing! Thanks for playing with us at The Outlawz Monday Greetings Challenge this month! Nan, DT

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  49. Beautiful card, love the wintry feel and cute snowman
    Thank you for joining us at All Dressed Up Stamps Challenge
    Good Luck
    Rose DT

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