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Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Summer or Winter - Which One Are You ???

I'm very much in the autumn/winter camp myself. I have nothing against sunshine and the spring of course but I love to see the beautiful colours of autumn, nature going out in a blaze of glory and all that. Winter for me means cosy nights in with the heating on and the curtains drawn nice and early, making sure the cats are all in before it gets too dark (two of them are black and white and in the dark they seem to be invisible!!), evenings spent crafting or just going to bed nice and early and of course, our old favourite, Christmas.

I hate shopping up the town so the internet is absolutley brilliant for people like me, I barely buy anything these days that isn't purchased electronically! My faith in Norton is unconditional i'm afraid. In all the years i've shopped over the web I have only had one problem and that was with I-Tunes!!

Anyhoo, on to the card this week. The I Love ProMarkers challenge this week is #94 Snowmen/Snowflakes, so I combined both. I was a little confused though because one of our upcoming challenges is for a shaped card so I made this one round because I had confused two challenges into one! However, once it was made I felt it lent itself to the snowglobe shape perfectly. The backing paper was bought at a craft fair from one of those stalls that promises to sell you a tonne of paper - as long as you can fit it all into one box! The blue and white checked paper was a lucky scrap I found and the big snowflake is made from a Nestie (the beautiful Ironworks ones). Finally the image is from Robyn's Fetish, a great site for some lovely Digi images. So there it is, hope you like it and I'll be with you again real soon



Entered into: Cooking It Up With Katie #86 - Anything Goes

Digi Stamps 4 Joy #33 - Merry Christmas (but no animals!)

Divas By Design #16 - Anything Goes

Fab 'n Funky #101 - Anything Goes

The Paper Shelter #42 - Anything Goes

Scrapbook Sisters #62 - Anything Goes

7 Kids College Fund #35 - Non-Traditional Christmas Colours

Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
365 Cards Day 274 - Winter Theme
Creative Craft Challenges - Free For All
Going Grey with Scrap-Creations - Christmas
Jens Digi Stamps - Merry & Bright (Non-Traditional Christmas Colours)
Party Time Tuesdays #44 - Anything Goes
Sassy Cheryl's Challenge Blog #92 - Winter
Craft Your Passions Challenge #86 - 'tis The Season
Craft Boots Challenges - Anything Goes

Daisy Doodles Creative Challenges #47 - Must use a Digi + Be Christmassy

Hooked On Craft Challenges #13 - Winter Wonderland


  1. Andy, this is gorgeous, I love the shape of your card and the lovely frosty colours.. I have to be a Summer person as I love going to the beach :)

  2. Gorgeous card Andy - billiantly colorued snowman and I love the shaped card and that fab snowflake. So glad to be joining the team at I ♥ Promarkers :-)
    Pauline x

  3. This is just gorgeous Andy,love the jolly snowman,and the great

  4. Love it, it's really cute!

  5. Love the blues and purples in this card, Andy! It's wonderful. So glad you played along in the challenge at Cooking It Up with Katie this time. Remember you can enter twice more during the month of December. Hope we see you again. Happy Holidays.
    NanaConnie DT Chef

  6. Great snow globe design, I love the colours you have used.

    Thanks for joining in the fun at Crafty Boots Challenge. But the fun doesn't have to stop there, why not enter our blog hop and the chance to win some candy?


  7. A fabulous card, I love your design and the wonderful colours..............your image is adorable and your sparkly snowflake perfect.

    Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge

  8. I'm a Summer/spring girl myself, but I do agree with the buying online! LOL
    This is an adorable card. I've seen this snowman a lot this week. He gets more adorable every time I see him. LOVE your card Andy!
    Thanks for playing in the Sassy Cheryl's challenge this week!

  9. This is such a fun card! I love snow globes! Awesome creation!
    thanks for joining us in the Sassy Cheryl Winter Challenge!

  10. Gorgeous card. I love the image and the colours are fab. Thanks for joining us at Creative craft challenge.
    Bev x

  11. So glad you played along with us at Sassy Cheryl's challenge this week, Andy... 'cause we got to see this darling card that you created. Thanks so much for joining us and come back again and again. Peggy x

  12. Aw, sweet! Love your wonderful holiday card! Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion this week!

  13. Andy your card is absolutely gorgeous, sooooo cute and pretty, I love the sparkly snowflake.
    I'm with you on the shopping front, Norton and buying online while I've a cup of coffee in hand, in the warm, no crowds, perfect :)
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp for our anything goes challenge
    hugs Mandy xx

  14. Beautiful cards...such cute images...thanks for joining us this week at TPS…..
    Hugs Judith

  15. A fantastic card. I love the snowglobe design.
    Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft.
    Nikki x

  16. Such a lovely shaped card and a cute image. Thank you for joining in at FnF this week.
    Dorte, GDT

  17. Lovely winter card. Thanks for playing at 365 Cards!

  18. This is a fabulous card and I love the shape. Thank you for joining in the Divas challenge.

  19. Wonderful snowglobe! =)
    Thanks for joining us at Digistamps4joy! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

  20. This is so adorable!!! I'm definitely a summer girl, but I love the fall, too.

    Thank you for playing with us at Digistamps 4 Joy.

    Happy Holidays!

    xx Star

  21. Thanks so much for joining our Digistamps 4 Joy "MERRY CHRISTMAS - NO ANIMALS" Challenge with your beautifully executed creation!
    luv n huggz

  22. Very pretty and cute card.
    Thank you for cooking it up with Katie :-)


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