Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Merry Christmas

Hello crafters!  I had a request for this one so here it is!  I started by taping the Snowflake Flurry mask to a piece of coconut white card.  I used the Silver Chrome Ultra Sparkle Texture paste through the mask, then set it aside to dry thoroughly.  I used the smaller circle from the Snowfall Background to cut an aperture in the lower corner.  I added mounting foam to raise it to create some space.  I cut a backing piece and embossed it with the Falling Snow embossing folder and attached it to the back.  Next I cut the snowman from the Build A Snowman die set.  I added his eyes with a pencil and cheeks with a small smoothie and Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide ink.  I added a hat cut out of aqua card and a black band which I nipped from a hat cut from black card.  I added a small holly sprig and a Berry Sparkle PVA got as the berry.  I used used a blue pencil to add highlights to the snowman.   I cut a black bow tie and aqua buttons and a carrot nose.  I added two arms and the sign cut out of tan card.  I stamped a small Merry Christmas in black on the sign.  I trimmed the bottom of the snowman and sign, then tucked them into the aperture with foam pieces.  I used both of the circle dies from the Snowfall Background and made a thin frame out of silver mirror card which I added around the aperture.  White and silver mirror card mats and layers were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  7" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, oh this is so cute, and will certainly be a hit for Christmas cards this year. Love it.

Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
I am so tempted by this little snowman even though he is as far from an Australian Christmas as you can get. I mainly do poinsettias, holly, stars, gingerbread men or winter scenes which can be thought of in any climate but your snowman is so cute and this card is gorgeous.
I broke the rule for your adorable robin too!
Muriel x

hollyberry said...

A really pretty and cute Christmas card,love it.

Donita Naylor said...

Yes, this little snowman is the one who convinced me, too. He now lives in my craft room.

And I had to get the snowball frame because of its sentiments, one of which is: You make my heart melt.

As someone who isn't an artist, I appreciate you showing us things like shading the snowman with blue. Never wudda thot athat.


Marion Scott said...

Hello Sue, this is a really cute card and I love the texture paste background.

Marion S x

Jacqui O A said...

Gray Christmas card Sue.

Clai01 said...

love the snowman especially. x

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue Oh what a sweet card the snowman is adorable I love the snowflake background too

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, a lovely Christmas card this morning. Love the background and the snowman is so cute.

Barbara V

Chris Curry said...

This is a cheeky snowman card that makes you smile. Thank you Sue, have a good day. Xxx

Pauline Austen said...

Morning Sue,I saw you demo this card and fell in love with that cheeky chappy. Will be using your background idea on so one of my cards. Thank you. Hugs xx Pauline

Netty The Runner said...

Yes, so pleased to see your Christmas cards again Sue. This little snowman is gorgeous. I think we should all have some fun and suggest a name for him and you pick the one you like.
Annette x

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a lovely card.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card, sweet snowman.
B xx

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes
A beautiful Christmas card , the snowman is so cute and background is lovely too.

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a lovely day all
Hunnymummy54 from MK

hazel young said...

Cute card Sue x xhazel

Maria Illsley said...

Ahh I love this card so cute xxx

Debra K. said...

What a cute Christmas card! Really lovely background, so sparkly. The snowman looks a real character with the holly in his hat. Debra x

Diane Broad said...

Hi sue,

Love this pretty card especially the cute little snowman.

Di Di from broadstairs Kent.

CraftyCoffey said...

Such a cute card, really lovely.


Anne said...

Love this, Sue. The snowman is so cute.

Anne (Northampton)

ClareW said...

GM Sue. Love!y.

Crafty vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
A lovely card today with a little snowman who wouldn't love to receive a card like this. Yvonne xx

scrAPpamondo said...

So lovely and sweet card!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - such a pretty background and a sweet little snowman too. A really lovely Christmas card. Sending best wishes

Scottydog said...

A perfect background for your cheeky little snowman. Texture paste is one of my favourite techniques. Thank you for all the ideas Sue!

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Lovely background, and a cute snowman.

Tressa said...

Lovely card. This is the ideal background for any fairly quick card if the backgrounds are made in advance and trimmed ready.


BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, what a lovely card, the snowman is so cute, and perfect with the sparkly snowflakes. Have a good day everyone. Bx

Crafty Cruiser said...

So cute - lovely card.
Doreen R

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. A brilliant Christmas Card for the kids as well as the grown ups. And I have two beautiful nieces....young ladies.....all grown up..... who I know would love to receive this card. They both love snowmen and have done since they were children. So I definitely know what they will be getting this year. Thankyou Sue.... that's two of my specials sorted.
Sending best wishes to everyone. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Just love this card with the cheeky santa . love Jean Z xxxx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

What a cute little fella!..and this card would be great fun to make up adding all the little details to the figure and background...


Marie P. from Longridge said...

Good morning Sue and all Wilsonettes.
A gorgeous card today Sue (As usual) I have sooooooo many dies and didn't know that I don't have a snowman. I will have to rectify that pretty soon as I am now doing Christmas cards for family and friends.

I do look forward to your daily posts Sue.
Thank you.
Marie P.

BenteS said...

Sweet and lovely card today.
I suddenly realized I don't have a snowman die, so this have to go on my wish list
- he is so cute ;))

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
A really cute Christmas card,
I love Mr. Snowman's cheeky face!
Lesley S x

Heather Rogers said...

Hi Sue

Oh he is so cute your little snowman!!! I just love his cheeky little face. Lovely card.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I adore your snowman and can't wait to experiment with him/her and those little robins are so cute.

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all
What a fantastic card this morning. I love the background you have created with the snowflake flurry mask, the sparkle is perfect for a Christmas card. I keep looking at the frame you have created for the snowman , to me it looks like glass or a compact mirror and the snowman is popping out the card.
Thank you for sharing this card and your step by steps.
Crafty hugs and well wishes to all..... Wendy

Yorkie girl said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Aww today's card is very very cute I think I need to get the mask and some sparkle paste it looks lush
The snowman ⛄️ is a little cutie You an use other things in the aperture other than cute so giving your design more options
Hope you are well Sue. Have a great day folks
Theresa G xx

Steph Cotterill said...

Hi Sue. After your recent visit to HOCHANDA I just fell head over heels with this little guy even more so than when you launched him into the craft world. You showed us so many cute samples using your snowman that it's one I cannot resist, I know we are just into August and summer is still well and truly with us in the U.K. but this guy would certainly tempt me to make a start on the C cards even though it's a subject that's banned until December lol ! A beautiful sample with a cute and cheeky face included ☺ have a lovely day Sue xxx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
I love the background you've created with the texture paste and the snowflake mask and the snowman peeking out of the aperture is too cute for words

Love and hugs to everyone

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely Christmas card. A beautiful background and a cute Father Christmas.

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Your snowman is such a cutie Sue x I loved this card when you made it on hochanda and its great to see it gets its day on your lovely blog x thankyou Sue x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

TDQ Karen said...

Brilliant xx

Jean said...

Super cute!

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card, that snowman is so cute.
Love and hugs,Alison xxx

jean.phillips1 said...

Good afternoon Sue, I have been absent from your blog for a few days as had to rush to France as my daughter-in-law phoned to say my son was in hospital with a heart problem and would I go and look after my grandchildren. Glad to say it was not his heart, but he has some kind of infection which is hopefully getting better. Lovely card today and some lovely ones that I have missed. Love Jean xxx

Littlelamb said...

Lovely card Sue. Thank you for sharing this with us.

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous. Love this snowman. He is so cute x
Crafty hugs
Yvonne x

karenlotty said...

A very cute card I love how Mr Snowman is poking his head through the “hole”

Suzzette Yandle said...

Such a happy snowman. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

CraftyJo said...

Lovely :)

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a great fun card for anyone with the sweet snowman popping out from the aperture to wish us a Merry Christmas.I have actually started to get my mind into Christmas card mode this week and the first things that are pulled out of the boxes are always my Sue Wilson dies. I like looking at them, I could look at them for hours but they won't make the cards by themselves so I guess I had better actually do something about it.

Jean - I hope your son recovers quickly and you don't have to do another mercy dash.


Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card, that. I couldn't resist the snowman, either.
Hugs, Rose

ursula said...

Oh no not the dreaded Christmas cards, but this does remind me that I must get started as much as I do not like Christmas....this is a great idea Sue, quick and easy...thank you...luv Ursula xx

dj from kettering said...

I do like this card, quick & easy, also easy
to batch make!!

Doreen x

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Such a jolly snowman making a really jolly Christmas card.


CCM said...

This cute snowman won my heart, but … yes, there is a “but” to build him is a lot of work.
If you intend to make 1-5 cards maybe is Ok but I have to make 30+ cards, at least 25 for my co-workers. I spoiled them over the years and they were disappointed not to get handmade cards last year, but they got a handmade decoration and a card instead.
On the other hand I am not sure if my snowman will be so cute like yours, but (another but) I might buy this die set for all the children in my family (reasonable number, less than 10).
Thank you for describing so well how you created this lovely card. You never know, I might give it a try.
Hugs from Toronto to you all and special hugs to all missing friends.
Still a newbie to Craft / not longer the newest, or the only across the pond Wilsonette

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, Thank you, thank you, thank you !! I am over the moon that you have blogged this card, I am going to try this card, I fell in love with it when watching you create it on Hochanda, I absolutely love it, bought all the items, so now it will be 'all systems go' haha. Thank you once more, Sue.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
I love this little guy too!! Great card for all ages!!

Pawprintx4 said...

Your Hochanda show (like many others have said ) sold me on this little guy even though I have several snowmen in my collection already.He is here and will be a star on some of my Christmas cards this year once I get into the spirit which is hard for me to do in the summer. He has so many cute accessories. I love the lamp post and sign. I had to get the snowball frame too because he looks so adorable in it and if you have snowmen, you got to have snowballs.
Have a great evening,
Stephanie K

DeCor said...

Great background. Your little Snowman guy is soooo cute!

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
Love the little Snowman and this background is gorgeous. Love Brenda xxx

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
Cute snowman card. Love it when the neighbours kids have
enough snow to make some snowmen and snowball lanterns, it
is lovely to see.

Hugs to all, Maria x

Wendy from Scotland said...

Hi Sue, been offline as the lightning blew my hub up so glad to be back on to see this little fella, he is gorgeous and the background is fabulous.
love Wendy x

Betty McAlister said...

A gorgeous card Sue. All ages will love this cheeky chappie xx.

sued99 said...

I’ve just bought the snowman set and made a couple of cards with it. I really enjoyed making then and although there’s lots of bits to cut it really didn’t take too long. I love this card and enjoyed the demo. X

Jan.moogie said...

What a cutie, love this little man Sue he is awesome. hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Di said...

Hi Sue,
A really lovely Christmas card, snowflakes are my favourite at Christmas, I love how the snowman is coming out of the aperture in the card, great card.
Di B. x

Dawn Holben said...

WOW This is a lovely christmas card, how cute is that snowman and i love the background x

Laura O' Connor said...

Fantastic card sue. Love the little snow man. Laura O Springfield