Sunday, 9 December 2012

A Snowy Recipe

Good morning friends,

Welcome to another Sunday morning, and new challenge time at The Crafty Pad. Tina is this week's hostess, and her challenge for the Team A girls and you this week is A Recipe - 3 Snowflakes, 2 Ribbons and 1 Sentiment.

The wonderful team at Robyn's Fetish are our sponsors this week, and they're offering this week's lucky winner 5 Digis of your choice! They've also been kind enough to provide the DT with images to showcase.

And here is my project this week:

My tag recipe is as follows:

  • Base Card - made from Centura Pearl in Kingfisher (which came in a Brights pack from Crafter's Companion, which they don't appear to have on their website at the moment). I embossed this using the largest tag shape on my Ultimate Pro Embossing Board Springtime Sweets and Cupcake Treats and I then very carefully cut out round the scalloped edge.
  • Image - this lovely snowlady is called gorgeous  Bella Da Snowlady by Robyn's Fetish... how cute and cool is she? I have brought her to life using my Spectrum Noir Pens in the following colours:
    • Hearts - CR11
    • Nose - OR1
    • Coat - BT1, BT2, BT4, BT5
    • Scarf & Hat - BT1, BT2, BT5, BT6
    • Shading of Snow - IG1, IG2
    • Outline - IG1
  • Sentiment - by Debbie at (Crafty Pad Designs) and is one from a set of 11 Christmas Sentiment Tickets. There are various sentiments in this collection to suit most occasions. I took the sentiment into my word processing package and changed the colour to an aqua shade, to match with my tag and colouring. As you may have seen in my post of last week, Debbie has taken the difficult decision to close her store in the new year, and currently everything is on sale at 25% off until 6th January 2013 ... so go and grab yourself a bargain or two!
  • Snowflakes - punched in two different sizes from Centura Pearl card  in Snow White
  • Ribbons - from my stash and threaded through a hole in the top of my tag which I made using my smaller snowflake punch. The Sparkly Merry Christmas ribbon is truly scrumptious and is gold flecked as well as having this lovely sentiment printed through it ... I'm sorry that my photo doesn't really do it justice!

In the meantime, do hop over to The Crafty Pad and see the gorgeous creations by the rest of Team A. Then come back and show us your creations using our Recipe! You've got until 8pm (GMT) on Saturday 15th December 2012 to link your cards up.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Have a good weekend!

Hugs, Helen x

NB: Links to product and store removed in February 2018 as it was brought to my attention that the store has closed and domain name now suggests inappropriate content .... 


  1. Hi Helen what an adorable tag! Love how you have embossed the edges and what a darling snowman!! Hugs Susan x

  2. hi Helen - this is fabulous - love this little snowman image - isn't he just great - and the colours you've used are just brill xx

  3. Hi Helen what a beautiful tag, love it .

    Hugs Julie x

  4. Wonderful tag Helen and it looks great with all the required elements on it. I am most impressed with the tag frame, is it a die or did you do all that yourself, either way it is awesome!

  5. Great little tag h.helen! I love what you've done!
    Dawn xx

  6. totally gorgeous creation with super use of the colours, thank you for joining us at the Winter Wonderland
    Hugs Kate xx

  7. Oh my goodness...your snowman is so adorable! Thanks so much for playing with us at Just Us Girls!

  8. A gorgeous tag. I love the image and colours.
    Thanks for joining this weeks challenge at Winter Wonderland.
    Lorraine x

  9. Your tag is delightful. I love it!!!
    Come on over and visit and when you are there, enter my very first Give-Away. I am celebrating my first year as a blogger. I love blogging and have met so many wonderful and creative people.
    Hope to see you.
    Your blogging sister, Connie :)

  10. Very envious of your beautiful colouring!
    Fab tag!
    Thanks for playing at Crafty Ribbons. Don't forgt to check our Inspiration site for advent prizes...

  11. This is so sweet, Helen! Congrats to you on your shout out at JUGS, and for giving me a heads up on mine! Merry Christmas. :)

  12. Beautiful tag. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons
    hugs Anke

  13. Your tag is adorable. I lik eths sweet image. Thank you for playing with us at Crafty ribbons. I hope you'll play with us at our new challnge too. Hugs! xx

  14. This is a very adorable tag. Thank you for entering your tag in our challenge at The Crafter's Cafe Blogspot. It is very cute. We always hope that our entrants will return for follow-up challenges. Good Luck~Patti CCCB DT

  15. This is a precious snowman tag, Helen! Love the bright blue 'sky' behind him. :) Hope your Christmas was Merry and Happy New Year too!
    (thanks for visiting my blog before the holidays :)


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