Monday, December 21, 2015

A snowman or this heat!!!!

Morning all, and  happy Tuesday.

Over at the colour challenge for The Outlawz, Susan has chosen the colour palette for this week, and great colours they are. The twist is ...add a snowman or snow..... Well now in temps of between 30 and 34 deg C, for over 2 weeks now, I would welcome a snowman to cool me off, but I don't think he will last very long, so I will leave him on my card.

Susan is also sponsoring the challenges this month, so you have a chance to win a $15 gift voucher to the store of your choice. The DT have  made some lovely cards for inspiration, so I do hope you have a little time to craft midst all the Christmas preparations to come along and join us.

The snowman image is a freebie from Anne, who is one of the DT members at The Outlawz and she has kindly given us a number of images to download on her website. Head on over and see them for yourself.

The Christmas cracker shape was an idea I got from an Advent Calendar gift at Card Making Downloads
I tweaked it a bit to fit the size that I required, and didn't use the paper and pictures that came with it.

I cut it out of red cardstock and then layered green patterned paper with snowflakes onto that.

The image was coloured with Distress inkpads and some glitter added in various places, then cut out with an oval MFD. Attached this to an oval scolloped MFD.

The sentiment is a Nellie Snellen stamp

A yellow ribbon with a bow to finish off.

I do think this is the last of the Christmas cards that I will be making this year, and will enter it in the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create #155...Anything goes
Addicted to Stamps #116...Winter
Come and Get it ...Anything goes ..Christmas
Eclectic Ellapu...Cards to die for...One or more dies
Dragonfly Dreams ...It's Christmas
Glitter N Sparkle #168...Glittery, Sparkly Christmas.
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #24...Anything goes
Robins's Fetish #295...Snowflakes
Great Impressions ...Anything goes
The Christmas challenge...Anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner #50...Anything goes
Crafting by Designs...Here come the holidays
Double Click Skittles...Let it snow
Freshly Brewed challenge ...Christmas
The Paper Shelter...Anything goes
Stampavie and More #252...Christmas
Whimsey Stamps #89...Anything goes...Winter
Wonderful Wednesday...Anything goes
A Gem of a challenge #159...Anything goes
Crafty Calendar ...Let it snow
Crafty Friends challenge #21...Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas challenge #260...Anything goes
Digi Designs challenge ...Anything Christmas
Cut it up #86...Brr..winter
PDE Linky party #103...Anything goes
QKR Stampede #170...Christmas
Simply Papercraft #20...Anything goes
The Stamping Boutique...Add sparkle
Winter Wonderland...Christmas Bingo (top right to bottom left...ribbon, glitter, snowman
Beccy's cards
12 Months of Christmas cards...Anything goes

I will end now with a wish that you all have a wonderful week and that Christmas may be a special time for you with family and friends. Take care and see you soon.

Love Ursula


aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful creation love your image. We only just got back from vacation and thought I'd have a bit of a play with images. I wasn't going to publish till the new year but accidentally pressed publish instead of draft so here I more though till the 1st January. Have a wonderful Christmas and hugs to you...xx {aNNie}

Granmargaret said...

Lovely work. Thank you for joining the challenge at The Glory of Christmas. Hope to see you again next time.

Michelle said...

I just love the shape of this card. Very different but it does stand out. The the snowman and how you used the color palette to make this. Thank You for sharing with us over at The Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog

Michelle (DT)

Chana said...

Great job! I like the changes you made. Your colors are perfect! Thanks so much for sharing with us here at Shopping Our Stash!
Chana, Owner

chrissy xx said...

Oh My! I'm loving the shape of your Christmas Card.. FAB papers and such a sweet image with these fun mittens. Thank you so much for joining us this week at QKR Stampede.

Carla Brooke said...

Cute shape card, thanks for sharing with Simply Papercrafts!

Teresa Arsenault said...

What a brilliant idea, Ursula! I love it and your darling snowman.
Merry Christmas!

Lisa Walsh said...

Ursula, this is totally adorable! I love the different shape & how you have used the ribbon :) Thanks so much for sharing.

Btw, I have some blog candy if you are interested :)
I hope you have a happy & safe Christmas.

Hugz, Lisa

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Brrr! Super cute! Love your snowman! Thanks for joining us over at the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge! DT Member Carri~Abusybee Skittles!

Kim Heggins said... sweet to make a card into a package, just love it.
Thanks for joining us at DoubleClick Skittles Challenge!

Skittles DT

Leinzlove Tear Bears said...

Totally amazing! I love this~ Thanks for linking up with us at the PDE Linky Challenge Blog! DT Twila

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Lovely !Another gorgeous and special x- mas card Ursula! Thank ou for joining us at Moo Mania & More!
Very Merry Christmas to you!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with DoubleClick Skittles!!!!!!

Danielle Vincent said...

I love the shape of this! A really fun and festive card! Thanks so much for joining us at Kraftin' Kimmie for Wonderful Wednesday! Merry Christmas!

Janis Lewis said...

Love this. It turned out great. Thanks for linking up over at PDE Linky Party.
I hope you’ll come link up again soon!
Janis, Owner & DT Member
Pause Dream Enjoy
PDE Linky Party, Owner & DT Member

NanaConnie said...

Ursula, what a fantastic card shape! Love your color combo on that adorable snowman and your paper choice is great. OK, putting on my DT hat -- Thanks so much for playing along with our "Christmas" challenge at QKR Stampede this week. Hope to see you again soon.
NanaConnie DT

Sherrie K. said...

Super cute shape and fun little image! Your snowman is just adorable! Thanks so much for joining us in the "Anything Goes" PDE Linky Party!
Sherrie K
PDE DT Member

Beccy said...

Fabulous card Ursula, I love the shape of your card! I also love the wonderful colour combination you used. The snowman image is adorable and I like the little bit of glitter you added to his pompom and the fur around the top of his hat. Fabulous!

Christina Hor said...

Oh this is a fabulous and unique Christmas card Ursula. First time I see a cracker shape card. The snowman image is so darling. He must be too warm to not wear his mittens! LOL. May you and your family have a beautiful and blessed Christmas Ursula.

Hugs, Christina

Cindy said...

Cute card. Thanks for sharing with us at Cut It Up.

Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

What a great idea! I've never seen a card shaped like a cracker. I thought it might be a bag or box. Clever and cute.

Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up for our BRRRR! Winter! challenge!


Neva Zver said...

Wooow…. Such a sweet project. Thank you for sharing your wonderful project with us at Come And Get It challenge.Neva

Gale said...

Gorgeous Christmas card Ursula. Love the card shape and the cute little snowman. Thanks for sharing with us at the Crafty Calendar in our "Let It Snow Challenge" and we hope you will join us again real soon. Hugs, Gale DT

Wendy said...

Fabulous, so cute!...... Thanks for playing along with us at Di's Digi Designs Challenge.
Wendy xx

cotnob said...

This is fabulous, a brilliant design.
Thank you for joining us at Di's Digi Designs.
I am having a little giveaway on my blog if you would like to take a look -

Helen said...

What a great and original design - love it!

Thanks for joining us at the Glory of Christmas Challenge.

Helen x

Marie said...

Very lovely. Thanks for joining our bingo challenge over at WW.
Love n hugs