Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Staying Cool With Winter Cards!!

Good morning everyone!! We had such a great time this weekend...I shopped till I dropped...seriously!!! I found several Christmas gifts and decorations....must be why the first stamps I picked up when we got home were Christmas stamps...LOL!!! Besides, what better way to stay cool than to think snow, snowflakes, and snowmen!!
I used the adorable Tweet Winter Wishes set from Our Craft Lounge for my first card...I also used the sketch from the Friday DT sketch Challenge #29 (OCLDT29) over on the Our Craft Lounge Blog. BTW, I won their August Sketch Challenge and a free OCL stamp set.....Whoohoo!!!
The fence image was masked and then the clouds were sponged on. The image was colored with copics and glitter was added to the snow. The snowman was colored with copics, glittered up, cutout, and attached with dimensionals. Snowflakes from the same set were stamped on the background dp and the silk ribbon finished it off.

Stamps: OCL Tweet Winter Wishes
Paper: White, Riding Hood Red, Basic Grey Dasher dp
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Bashful Blue, Vivid Aqua
Accessories: Glitter, Silk Ribbon, Copics, Nestabilities, Dimensionals

Isn't this snowman's a new stamp I bought from Impressions Rubberstamps. He was stamped with Palette Noir Black, colored with copics, and Stickles was added to the hat rim. Stickles was also added to the wood flourish, sewing was done around the background edge, and a sparkly snowflake and ribbon finish it off. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink's Vintage Ornaments set.
Resipe: Stamps: Impress Rubberstamps, PTI Vintage Ornaments
Paper: White, Black, Riding Hood red, October Afternoon's Good Cheer dp. SEI Christmas dp
Ink: Palette Noir Black
Accessories: Copics, Stickles, KaiserCraft Wood Flourish, Spiral Punch, Ribbon, sSparkly Snowfloake, Sewing Machine, SU Punch

This is also for a few challenges:
1. Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge - Layers
2. Pile it On - Layers
3. Stamp Something Challenge - Something cute
4. Paper Play Challenges - stitches
5. Stamp, Scrap, and Doodle Saturday's Challenge - Christmas
6. Bah Humbug Christmas - Christmas Carol (Frosty the Snowman)
7. Oh Alice - Sparkle and shine (Stickles on hat and holly)

Thanks for visiting....hope you find time for a little stamping today!!!


Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What gorgeous Christmas cards Joan! The snowman is darling and your colors and the scene you created with the first card is gorgeous!!

Joanne Travis said...

So beautiful, Joan!! I love snowmen at Christmas time, it a great card to send to anyone no matter what they celebrate. Awesome!

Tammy said...

Fabulous Christmas cards. You're right, I am cooler just looking at them.

Tricia said...

Oh, what fun cards today, Joan!! I just love fall and winter cards. They always look so warm and cozy. Hmmm... how does that work? I guess cuz they remind me of hot chocolate and a fireplace!! :-)

Becky said...

What a fabulous card, love the scene and the colors and layout are gorgeous.

Cambria Turnbow said...

Joan! GORGEOUS! Wow, love what you did with that set Tweet Winter Wishes... you are DA BOMB girl! :) Thanks for playing again in our sketch challenge!

Irene said...

Hello Joan

What can I say but your cards are just gorgeous.

On your first card the Winter scene is just stunning and your snowman is adorable. And that fantstic red bow WOW!!!! I love the added touch of the snowflakes behind the sentiment.

Your second card is just as stunning. Fabulous design paper with another adorable snowman. The flourish with the holly is just perfct.

Thank you so much for joining in our latest challange.


Kimberly S said...

Awww...such wonderful snowmen Joan, love them both! :)

jdmommy said...

What fun winter cards, made all the better by using so much RED!! I need to get started on some myself! TFS, GF!

Anonymous said...

AACCCK!! Joan, I love both of your wonderful snowmen cards!! The colors are so pretty and perfect for the snowman images!! TFS! HUGS

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

Just love happy snowmen and your cards reflect that so well....Thanks for the reminder to start thinking about Christmas and winter cards!

Crystal said...

AWWWWW these are two wonderful holiday creations...EEEEK Joan absolutely ADORABLE LOVE LOVE the snowmen!

Lisa Lara said...

Hi Joan. These are lovely. I love the scene on the first one with the popped up snowman. Nicely done.

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

I am totally salivating over that luscious, rich red ribbon. Beautiful (and cute) cards, Joan!

Anne said...

Brrr!! Your cards brought winter time to my brain!! Outstanding!! Esp considering the summer we've had!! I love going to Canton, we always go for the Oct. or Nov one right before Christmas. I'm looking forward to it now!!

LynneForsythe said...

LOVE your cards...the snowman art tooo CUTE!!

thanks bunches for playing along with the Design Teamies and Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!!

Bev Gerard said...

Oh my word, Ms. Joan!
You are totally burnin' up the challenges with fresh & frosty delights! Congrats on winning last month's sketch challenge at Our Craft Lounge too! Love the way you've used these wintery stamps!


Kim E said...

Fabulous cards! I love how you did the clouds in the first card. Thanks for joining us at SSDS this week. Hugs, Kim

Kelly said...

Both of these cards are adorable. I can't get into the Christmas card mode but maybe with a little help from my friends I will be able to. Thanks for the inspiration!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Joan both these cards are awesome!! Love all the sparkle and your snowmen are just adorable!!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

AWESOME snowman cards, my little orange buddy. I just got that OCL set recently and I can't wait to ink it up. Love how you colored it and the clouds are the perfect touch!

Broni said...

These are just great! Love that big red bow too!! Yep, I guess it's time to get started making the Christmas cards, huh? Phooey!!

Janie Printz said...

Wonderful cards Joan, Love the way you sponged your clouds. They look AMAZING as do your coloring & that super cute snowman is just ADORABLE. Also really like how you did the fence. Great work my friend.
How do you find so many challenges to use for your cards? Do you make the card 1st or do you find the challenges & fit the card to work with them? I NEED to figure this out so I can start entering a few challenges.
Hugs, Janie

Dan said...

I'm loving that luxurious red bow on the first card! The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week- Thank you!

Ann said...

scrumptious card - love it.
Thanks for joining us at Bah! Humbug! and good luck in the draw.
Ann xxx
Bah! Humbug! DT

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Lovin' your happy winter cards Joan!! Each one is just super charming!!

Helen F. said...

Very sweet winter scene and fun snowman cards! Great coloring and beautiful DP on the music sheet on the second one!

Joanne (jojot) said...

snowmen melt my heart......and these are how you used the swirl on the second one...I invested in the TH swirl die cut but have yet to use it successfully...guess I need to 'play' with it....yours is fabulous

Scrappy said...

How adorable! Love your card! Thanks so much for Piling on the Layers with us this week at Pile it On! Hope to see you back for our next challenge!

Julia Aston said...

What fun winter cards Joan! love the snowmen images and pretty designs! I hope you are not in the flooded areas down there!?????

maryr917 said...

these cards are sooo cute-love snowmen for christmas cards-sounds like a fun week-end at the flea market-100 acres-no wonder you shopped till you dropped (lol)!!

Jo Davies said...

Beautiful card, thanks for sharing with us this week over at Stamp Something.

Hugs Jo xxx

Miss Boo (a.k.a. jen70) said...

Your snowmen cards are adorable! I especially love the first one with the awesome clouds and coloring.

Max said...

Both your cards are fabulous and we really appreciate you sharing with us at Bah! Humbug!

Max's Craft Creations
Bah! Humbug! Challenges DT

Liz Williams said...

I have just got to get a serious start on my Christmas cards. And look at you, with these two adorable snowmen card already made and ready. I've had a busy week, but just had to check things out over here on your blog. You always have the cutest stuff!!

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Great images!! I love that you used red and blue too!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!!


Scrapacat said...

These cards make me ready for winter. I Love the embellishments, and the sparkle of snow! Thanks for playing the Oh Alice! Challenge this week!

Peggy said...

BEAUTIFUL wintry cards! Thanks for joining us at Oh,Alice this week!

Dawn Easton said...

LOVE these snowman cards! FABULOUS cards, Joan! Snowmen are my favourites!!