Sunday, 10 July 2011

Frosty Snowlady

Reposting this as blogger playing up today and the first post disappeared!

Have you heard about the Cuddly Buddly blog Let's Keep Creating digi challenges? There are 2 DT teams alternating each Friday - the cuddly team and the buddly team! This week it's the turn of team buddly and the theme is lace and flowers. In order to enter you must use a digi design by one of the seven designers at Cuddly Buddly, so lots to choose from and a different DT member will be showcasing a designer at each challenge.

I'm not actually entering the challenge as I'm already a Cuddly Buddly designer, but I have made a card with the theme to show you. The digi image is one of Kim's new Christmas designs, this is Frosty Snowlady and she's coloured with Copics. I wanted to create a vintage feel so used subdued colours, but then went totally OTT with the pearl embellishments. When I met up with my friend Marion for coffee on Friday we browsed a couple of shops and stopped in the Warehouse where they had packets of sticky back pearl trims for just 99p! My flowers are created from Nellie's Choice poinsettia punches and Marianne diecut leaves, the text and little candy cane heart are from an old clear stamp set, the lace is from my stash and the patterned paper is from the Quilted Holly digi paper pack.

I'll try to remember the Copic pens I used to colour my snowlady .. .. her scarf and the green bits are coloured with YG93 and 95, whilst the flowers and pink mittens are R81 and E04. Her coat and hat are coloured with E31, 34 and 55, with her pale lace trims in E50 and the toggles in E57. The golden yellow tones are YR21, 23 and 25. I've added a little shading with C0 then coloured the snow and background with B000 and B0000.

Crafty Catz have a vintage challenge this week so hopefully my card will be ok for them.


  1. oh sooo cute .. gorgeous little image
    Lisa x

  2. The image is just so cute and love the added detail. Chanelle xxx

  3. Brrrrr, "cool" card!! :D
    Dutch Tulip

  4. I love it - such a sweet image and once again so brilliantly coloured in. Hope you are keeping well and hope to catch up with you again soon. x

  5. Love your terrific colour combination Annie, espceailly with those pearls & the golden colours of the image.
    Trying to catch up with comments (the usual misbehaving head) & couldn't get over your pink Pink Poinsettia's & how they echo those of the image. I'm still trying to get my head round digis - let alone in a MSC formaat......... I'll get there eventually.
    Much love
    Paula (PEP)

  6. Oh what a gorgeous cute card Annie.

  7. Hi Annie,
    This is a beautiful card and a gorgeous image. Great paper and layout. Love it.

  8. oooo I think this is just perfect for our challenge this week at crafty catz linda x

  9. lovely pretty card, thanks for joining our challenge at CRAFTYCATZ, x carol

  10. Aww this is so cute and very pretty I love the colour theme,

    Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz this week, for our The Vintage look,

    Good Luck with the challenge,
    Hugs Bridget Crafty Catz DT :0)

  11. Great card for our Vintage Look theme this week at Crafty Catz.


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