Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Frosty The Snowman

Hello folks, hope you're all having a good week so far. I'm finally catching up after my enforced crafting break (very hard to do when you can't see!) and have some Christmas cards to show you. It's the same design but I made a dozen and coloured half with Promarkers and half with Aquamarkers for a bit of variety.



As you can see, the top one with the Aquamarkers gives a much softer effect which I have to say I rather like.
The snowman is from the Polka Doodles Christmas Fun clear stamp set and was stamped with Memento black ink. I then coloured with either Promarkers or with Aquamarkers (which I did by scribbling colour on a ceramic plate and picking up colour with a water brush). I then cut them out.
I printed out the gorgeous snowflake paper from the Polka Doodles Magical Winter CD set and added panels of this to some 5 x 7 kraft cards (Papermania) which were embossed on one side with the Cuttlebug snowflake folder. 
I added a circular white panel embossed with the same folder and topped with the snowman. I stamped a greeting from the clear stamp set included in the Polka Doodles Christmas crafting kit from Practical Publishing and stamped on snowflakes from the same set with the Brilliance Peacock ink pad. I set this on a turquoise circular mat.

Challenges for my cards:
I Love Promarkers - Snowmen/Snowflakes
Cards und More - Snowflakes
Karen's Doodles - Non Traditional Christmas Colours
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking,
Fliss xx

24 comments:

Dolly Daydreams said...

Sorry to hear you having been having problems and hope all is well with you now ! Beautiful cards and such gorgeous colouring and love the non traditional colours you have used.

Marie

Dolly Daydreams said...

Sorry to hear you having been having problems and hope all is well with you now ! Beautiful cards and such gorgeous colouring and love the non traditional colours you have used.

Marie

craftattack said...

Lovely carda as always. Hope you are all right now. My dentist visit was really hard today, but I suppose it has to be! Valerie

Miria said...

Hi, Fliss. So sorry to hear about your problems. Your cards are adorable, I love them both. Take care but craft :) Miria x

Suzanne Brookfield said...

Hi Fliss, Mr Snowman is adorable! The subtle colour on the first one is my fave too! Nice to see you back! x

Brenda Brown said...

Great cards and thanks for showing the difference between the pro and aquamarkers - I don't own any of the latter so not seen the difference before.
Hope your week is going well.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Daniele said...

lovely cards Fliss, I've never really got into my aquamarkers perhaps I should give them another go
hugs

Pauline C said...

2 beautiful cards Fliss - interesting to see the different effects of the promarkers and aquamarkers - both lovely in their own ways. Thanks for joining the I ♥ Promarkers Challenge this week
PPuline x

fixi said...

Hello Fliss, I like both cards and both colorings. I also like the papers you used. Great cards!!!

fixi

Claire said...

I love both cards, your colouring is perfect. I have no patience with it myself so I admire all the expert colourists al the more. I hope you are ok now. Thanks for the comment on my blog.
Claire xxx

Jacqueline said...

Both cards are fab Fliss - it's great to see the difference in the colours - Jacqueline xx

Joan said...

Love that snowman !

Shelby said...

Great card. Love the colors in both of them and your layout is wonderful. Thanks for joining us at Karen's Doodles for our Non-Traditional colors challenge.

Shelby

Cheryl said...

oh hun,hope you are okay now hun as for your cards they are gorgeous love the images,and love the coloring too perfect hugs cherylxxxxxx

Joy said...

Hope that you are on the mend now, wishing you a speedy recovery...your card is superb, love your colouring... thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

Irene said...

Brilliant cards Fliss, love them both, great choice of colours, hope your fully recovered.
Irene xx

Ephemera said...

These are such fun and the colour combination is one of my favourites, soft blues and browns. The snowman is beautifully stamped and coloured, love them. Just had a look on the stampman blog yippee. XXX

brenda said...

He's a happy looking snowman Fliss and makes such a cheery card.

Hope you are feeling better.

B x

Sandra said...

Lovely card Fliss love the snowman
Sandra x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such a beautiful and great colored snowman.

Karen said...

Love it Fliss, and your BP is fab, thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.
xx

Jerusha said...

So cute! Love that snowman! Thanks for joining us at Karen's Doodles this week! Good luck!

patty said...

wonderful creation, thanks for enjoying us at Cards und More, hugs, Patty

patty said...

wonderful creation, thanks for enjoying us at Cards und More, hugs, Patty