Sunday, 19 August 2012

Snowy Snowmen

Good Morning friends and a very warm welcome to my new followers - hope you enjoy my crafty journey!

It's time for a new challenge at The Crafty Pad today, and the lovely Dawn has set the task of "To Die For" this week giving you the opportunity to dig out your dies and punches.

We have 2 lovely Sponsors for you this week

Our1st Sponsor is Creative Craft World who are offering a prize of a £5 voucher for one lucky winner to spend in their wonderful online shop.

Our 2nd Sponsor is Letraset who are offering our second lucky winner a pack of 5 Neutral Tone Promarkers.

Thank you to both our sponsors for such great prizes!

Here is the card I've made for this challenge:

My card recipe is as follows:
  • Base Card - Centura Pearl in Christmas Red onto which I embossed the large cracker shape from my Ultimate Pro Embossing Board Snowman Delight and Candlelight. I must confess at this point that I don't actually own a die cutting machine but I find that the large shapes on my embossing boards work quite well! :o) I then cut out my cracker shape, and scored and folded it to make a shaped card.
  • Image - Snowmen is just one of the many wonderful images by Debbie at Crafty Pad Designs. I printed it onto card and paper pieced the Snowmen's hats and scarves from design papers from a set by Summer at  Summertime Designs   called Cheers to the New Year. I used my Spectrum Noir Pens in True Black and GB5 for the buttons and noses on the snowmen and then went over the buttons with Glossy Accents, just to make them look more like little lumps of coal! I used Iridescent Embossing Powder on the top on the snow, and finished my image card off with a dusting of pale blue chalk.
  • Snowflakes - made from Centura Pearl in Snow White using 2 different sized snowflake punches.
  • Sentiment - also by Debbie at Crafty Pad Designs and this one comes from the brand new set of Merry Christmas Sentiments. There are 27 circular sentiments in this set, so there's sure to be the right one for you! Once I'd cut this sentiment out, I gave the outer ring a quick dusting of light grey chalk, just to make the 2 layers stand apart from each other.

Why don't you hop over to The Crafty Pad and see the lovely projects that my "Teamies" have made. Then come back and show us what you can make with your Dies and Punches! You've got until 8pm (BST) on Saturday 25th August 2012 to link your cards up.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges, with a little bit of help from the girls at Feline Playful
Have a good weekend.
Hugs, Helen xxx


  1. I love this card Helen, what a fab way to display the snowmen.

  2. Hello Helen. How fabulous and what a fun shape too. Love the image, so cute.
    Love Sandra xxx

  3. Hi Helen this is a beautiful card, love the shape and image.

    Hugs Julie x

  4. Helen, your card is a cracker in more ways that one sweetie! Truly To Die For!
    Dawn xx

  5. fabulous card Helen - its a cracker!!!! Sorry couldn't help myself!

  6. Hi Helen what a cute Christmas card! Love the cracker shape I have a template for one of these and they are such fun! Fab image too. Once you get a die cutting machine you will be hooked and then another addiction of buying dies!! Hugs Susan x

  7. Great card, love the shape & the snowflakes look great!

    Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT, Delightful Challenges this week & Sparkles Monthly, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  8. Great card, love the snowmen! Thanks for playing along with us at Chalk N Stock!

  9. Love those snowmen and the unique 'cracker' shape of the card, fabulous!

  10. Fabulous card!

    Thank you for joining in the fun at Sparkles Christmas challenges for our * Punch it * challenge

    Hope you will join us again & good luck in the draw
    Hugs Shaz x

  11. this is the cutest Christmas snowman card, I love the overall design.

    One day I will experience a cold Winter.

    thanks so much for sharing your card at Christmas is just around the corner at Just keep on creating. I hope you will continue to play along :)

  12. Gorgeous card Helen :-) I love the cracker shape and the snowmen are sooo cute :-) FAB ! :-)

    thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  13. Wow. Your paper piecing is fab on those small scarves and hats. I love Summertime designs papers. They're fab. Love your sweet card.
    Top Tip Tuesday

  14. D'oh. That will teach me for doing my visiting so late at night. That last comment should've said thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge. LOL.
    Sorry Helen!

  15. Fabulously cute card hunny! love this snowman image , Thanks for Playing along with us this time for our Paper Piecing Challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge this time, hugs Samantha :0)

  16. Fab card - love the shape!
    Thanks for playing with us at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

  17. Very nice unique card design. Thanks for joining our Bingo challenge at Chalk N Stock!

  18. Hi Helen, love the's a cracker! Eeek! Can't believe I just said that!Great image, the snowmen at fab!Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Christmas this time & good luck!
    Hugs Jo x


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