Sunday, 13 March 2016

Christmas and Kitty Walks

We had a lovely Spring day today, no sunshine but at least it's not raining LOL!  Got some of my borders weeded and some of the pots sorted, so it looks a bit more respectable now!
And what else would I be making on a nice Spring day, other than a Christmas card ;)  I've seen a few in blogland and my resolution to make one a week has gone to the dogs.
This one was inspired by this week's featured stamper over at Splitcoast - here's Julie's original.  For my die cut shape, I cut a rectangle and then used my Paper Smooches stitched lines dies to edge it off and to create the wonky edge.  My snowman is from Eat Cake Graphics and featured on quite a few of my cards last year ...
1193-J Snowman (assembled)
Coloured with watercolour pencils.  Spectrum Noir sparkle added to his hat and scarf, and clear gloss to his nose and buttons.  Paper Smooches snowflakes dies.  Purple gems from stash.  I'm on the lookout for some new Christmas sentiment stamps, so I'll add it at a later date.

My cards definitely seem to be getting more CAS these days!  This one didn't photgraph very well - my green is a much nicer darker green than it looks here, and my sky was darker too - I'd watercoloured a touch round my images and then chalked in some clouds, but they didn't show up in my photo grrr :(
This image is another cutie from Eat Cake Graphics ...

20 comments:

  1. I do love snowmen .The frame for this cute snowman is fabulous with awesome embellishing as well . Thanks for sharing with us here at Christmas Card Challenges.

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  2. This is a fab Christmas card, thanks for joining us at MAWTT. xxxxxx

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  3. Both beautiful cards, sometimes clean and simple is the way to go. Hope the sun comes out for you later. Cara x

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  4. A gorgeous cards Lynne, your second one is lovely, with a super design with the fabulous die cugging............your image is adoraable with gorgeous colouring with the fantastic colour of sequins!!

    Heather xx
    Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challentee.

    Heather xx
    Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challentee.

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  5. Love the sweet snowman on your pretty card. Thanks for sharing with us at Christmas Card Challenges.

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  6. Two lovely CAS style cards Lynne love them both a great snowman image and a pretty girlie image, I always love the CAS style designs I am no good at them, lol.
    hug
    lorraine x

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  7. Snowmen in springtime! well it certainly is possible in some parts of the world giggles and what a darling snowman it is!! I really like all the different shapes and die cuts on your card.

    Have a good day!

    Patti

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  8. Two beauties Lynne, we need to see summer and Autumn cards tomorrow for all four seasons!! xx

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  9. both cards are very lovely! since I'm here for the Christmas one, I'll say that a purple snowman is such a refreshing idea. love the edging treatment you gave him. :)

    thank you so much for joining our challenge over at The Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra Blog! :)

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  10. A lovely card with a darling little snowman. Thank you for sharing at MAWTT. Beckie x

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  11. Love the use of the Sketch Saturday layout this week on your card. Perfect image and so glad you joined us this week. Best of luck.

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  12. Both the cards are adorable. Thank you for playing along Simon Says Stamp A Bit O' Green Challenge :)
    Gayatri xx

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  13. The watercoloring is so sweet on this cute little image. Love the CAS design. Just adorable. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers 'Go Green' challenge in honor of St. Patrick's Day.
    :) Pam

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  14. Both are super cards, Lynne. I especially like the "wonky" side on your rectangle on the Christmas card. That cute snowman is definitely worthy of using over and over. Looks like you used a dotty die down the left side of the birthday card. Love the affect and added interest.

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  15. Oh goodness that image works so well with our sketch this week at Sketch Saturday. It may not have photographed as well as you would like but I can still see how beautiful it is! Thanks for joining us this week!

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  16. Such a sweet image and your colouring is perfect! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.

    Bec

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  17. Love all the white! Cute snowman, love that image. Thanks for joining us at The Christmas Card Challenge!

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  18. Very cute card, thanks for playing along with us at Sketch Saturday this week- hope to see you again soon!

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  19. Wonderful card, Lynne! I love that little snowman. Thanks for joining us this week at Christmas Card Challenges. Marsha DT @ SCCC

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  20. A super-cute card. Thank you for playing at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'! Tracey x

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