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3/30/2014

A Cute Christmas Card

Good afternoon, and today over at our Christmas Club the lovely Lorraine chose as our theme for today... Cute Christmas. Well, that assignment is pretty easy, with all the cute snowmen, reindeer, teddy bears and various subjects-- so here is the image I chose to fit this particular theme. Thanks, Lorraine, for giving us an cute assignment!



- Penny Black Skiing Snowman image, colored with copics, spica pens, WofStella, Sakura Silver Star and SU white chalk pen.

- S/Binder Label 25 to die cut, outlined the edge of the cut with a Sharpie blue pen

- Background paper is from waste paper at the airbrush table. Loved the blue mottled background and thought it looked like a snowy day. (Incidentally, this paper is the non-print side of a large desk calendar - sometimes it will be the heavier tissue paper that comes in packaging boxes. Such paper makes great covering protection when spraying or airbrushing, and can yield beautiful design paper)

- MS punch on some of the same paper, with a narrow strip of some green dp to bring out the trees.

- bakers twine wrapped under the raised image, and Elizabeth Craft sentiment...that's it. Can't beat that for easy & cute!

Thanks for joining me, Happy Sunday. We have a lovely sunshine day after several gray days, so the sun is a welcome sight. Hope to get round to visit lots of my visitors this afternoon. In the meanwhile, have a pleasant afternoon, and many Hugs.

39 comments:

crafty-stamper said...

love the cute image and was admiring the background before I read your post -a great idea
Carol x

Sue said...

You have definitely hit the 'cute' button with this card Mary its adorable. I love penny black images! huggles Sue xx

scrappymo! said...

This is so darned cute! Love this image and the lovely design. You got a great look of snow on your trees in the image and that background is divine!
You have me hooked on the Elizabeth Craft sentiments. I have bought several...just have to remember to use them! lol

Christine Harrop said...

Love your ski-ing snowman Mary. He looks very earnest. Your background looks really good, amazing what you can do with what is technically waste. Hope this finds you well. Hugs Christine xx

Lisa said...

This is so beautiful!! What a fun image!! The skiing snowman is adorable!! Love the background - it looks fabulous!! Happy Sunday :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Irish Cherokee said...

Really cute card Mary. The skiing snowman is cute.

Could use water skis here. Went from too much snow to too much rain. We are under a flood watch in our area. I think I will go out back and start building my ark now. LOL.

Gibmiss said...

Hi Mary
What a sweet cutie image ... Fabby card....,
Hugs Sylvie xxx

Lizzie said...

Gorgeous !!! hugs xx

Mayra Duran-Hernandez said...

This is such a cute , cute card !!! That image is the cutest !! I love the whole design !! Beautiful as always !! Hope you have a wonderful day !

Hugs,
Mayra

Carol L said...

You chose such a sweet and fun image for this card! I love your coloring and the shape of the die you used. Way to save that background paper and use it on this card! There's no one I can think of who wouldn't love to receive this in the mail! Well done!

Clevercrafter said...

Lovely card and a great recycled background.
Lorraine

susiestacey said...

Lovely card Mary and love the PB snowman stamp x Susan x

Sarah said...

Love that stamp Mary and what a clever background paper too xx

jimlynn said...

Great looking background for the cute image. It does remind you of a snowy day too.
Very cute!
Lynn

Kathleen said...

Super cool card and fab image.

Kath x

dutchess said...

what a cute snowman...I must admit to loving penny black images...lovely cardxxxx

rachel said...

super cute Mary - wonderful card - love that image xx

Donna Hanley said...

Just precious and that background paper came out beautiful. It's amazing that your "waste" paper can look so gorgeous. Have a fun week.

Hazel said...

Such a cute image and love the die cut shape - super card for the CCC challenge (you could also enter this into Completely Christmas 5 and my CHNC challenge extra for March) xx

Marilyn said...

Cute card!! Love that snowman

Pat said...

This is gorgeous Mary and considering your background is waste from airbrushing it looks terrific, and that PB cute snowman is adorable. Glad you have had a good weekend. We had quite a warm spring day today and went out for a lovely country walk this afternoon which was great. x

Benzi said...

Snowmen are just at the top of my favorite list. Love them to pieces. This is adorable and I do like your snowy background. Just a fabulous card, Mary.

It is beautiful here today, too. Not a cloud in the sky. Yippee!!!

Asha said...

He's a cutie pie, Mary! I can almost hear him say "wheeeeee!" lol. You've done a great job. I love this card... and all the details.
hugs, Asha

Bonnie said...

What a cute snowman, Mary! And the background is amazing! It looks like a snowy hill on a clear day! Great job!

Brenda said...

OMGosh this is such a cute card Momma Mary! I love that little snowman skiing down the slope and you have him colored up so pretty! Love the SB shape he is on too. That background is just gorgeous-you sure do know how to make them looks so pretty!! Hugs

Sheila H said...

This is definitely cute, Mary. And that background is fantastic.

mamapez5 said...

Very cute! The background was ideal for a snowy scene. I hope you get a few more sunny days now. Kate x

Joni nina Andaya said...

Oh Mary!!! What an Adorable card :) Gorgeous background with a CUTE snowman :) Fabulous!

Planetsusie said...

Lurve this image Mary - definitely a top ten cutie! As for your backing paper - this is such a brilliant idea, I am certainly a waste not want not person and it looks amazing. A really great little card.

Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

Shona Erlenborn said...

Loving that background! Wondered how you had made it! Thanks for the tip. What a cute little snowman image - and beautifully colored. Super card Mary.

Karen Petitt said...

Beautifully coloured Mary. Love that image too Karen x

Donna Ellis said...

cute is RIGHT! this is adorable, Miss Mary! Love the vibrant colors and beautiful shading! I especially like the background, and pretty sketch with the MS punch! hugs, de

Karen B said...

Such a cute card Mary - I love your image, it's fab!

Karen x

Kellie 0:) said...

Gorgeous Mary - I love your great snowman. Your background paper = LOVE LOVE LOVE TFS

Mrs A. said...

Managing to comment whilst blogger is being nice to me. Had to resort to using my ipad for a bit to blog but it is such a pain with predictive text that I gave that up as a bad job too. Anyways here now and what a cutie you have on your CCC entry. I love his fluffy red hat and scarf. Really enjoyed playing along for the first time. Hugs Mrs A.

Kim Heggins said...

You are right this is a cute Christmas card...very cute! I love your sweet little bunny skiing, just too cute!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

That's neat that you got to use your "scratch" paper and that's some fun fancy scratch paper. Definitely a cute card sure to put a smile on someone's face come the holiday season.

Sarah said...

I don't think you can call something that pretty "waste paper." That background is lovely. And your snowman is so cute. What a great card.

Petra Swart said...

You are really into doing X-mas cards at the moment, Mary - so clever to make sure you've got enough come X-mas time!! Your image is so cute and I love your great bg! Beautiful!!