Friday, October 12, 2012

Chubby Snowman

So, it's Friday again (yeay!) which means it's time for another challenge from Christmas Stampin' All Year Long!  And this one is a super easy one: Anything Goes!!  It doesn't get any easier than that.  The sponsor is Bugaboo Stamps and the prize is 7 images of your choice.
I think it would be really hard to choose just 7 since they have so many adorable and just plain hysterical images.  The image I got to work with this week is the Chubby Scarf Snowman and he is soooooo cute!
 I had so much fun playing with him that I got a little carried away and made THREE cards!  Now, I have a confession: I'm not a huge fan of digital images.  Mostly it's because they are stored on my computer and not right by my work table (I'm an instant gratification type of girl), and I have a hard time judging what size they should be printed out.  But that is also a big advantage of digital images: they can be any size you want.  So, I printed this little guy in three different sizes and figured why not use all three to show off some of the different sizes and colors that he could be.  On this first card, he's just a little bitty guy on a Christmas ornament in soft soothing sea greens and blues.
 This second card shows him off in a medium size and kind of rustic, homey colors.  I added 4 little stitch marks to his heart to give him more of the homespun look.
 And on the third card, he's nice and big; the real focal point of the card in some nice masculine colors.  This time I added a little bit of clear stickles to his heart to match the sparkle of the rhinestones.
Remember, this week's challenge is easy.  We should have tons of entries.  Why not hope on over to the CSAYL blog, check out the creations by the rest of the Design Team, get the details, create your own card, link up, and have a chance to win some awesome new images?!

Card #1
Verve World Card Making Day Challenge--sketch
Creative Inspirations #184--anything goes
Stamps: Bugaboo Stamps "Chubby Scarf Snowman" digital image; Verve "Ornamental Christmas" (ornament image and sentiment)
Paper: Basic Grey Christmas pack; Papertrey Ink Ocean Tides cardstock
Other: Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder; PTI Ocean Tides dotted ribbon

Card #2
Christmas Crafting #15--buttons and twine
52 {Christmas} card throwdown--sketch
Stamps: Bugaboo Stamps "Chubby Scarf Snowman" digital image; Verve "Ornamental Christmas" (sentiment)
Dies/punches: Spellbinders standard circles, large; Sweet 'n' Sassy heart die; Martha Stewart snowflake punch; Papertrey Ink Button die

Card #3
Christmas Card Challenge #45--color inspiration (navy, mustard, tan, gray)
Stamps: Bugaboo Stamps "Chubby Scarf Snowman" digital image; Clear and Simple Stamps "Holly Jolly"
Dies/embossing folders: spellbinders Label 5 die; cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder


chrissy xx said...

WoW! JUst STunning...LOving all these cards Heather..
The cutest of images and you've got some Gorgeous papers...

Patty Gorka said...

Super cute! Love the homespun look it's perfect with the dsp. Thanks for playing along this week at 52CCT

Louise van Vuren said...

He is rather gorgeous isn't he? Love the card that you made with our sketch (and the other two too). Love the combination of the tartan paper, the buttons and the heart image. Thanks for sharing your card with us at 52 CCT this week

Louise xx

meg said...

Great cards they would make lovely gift tags too. The tartan paper is especially lovely. Thank you for joining in at Christmas Crafting this month.

Ruth M said...

Oh, the chubby snowman is just so adorable and you've made fab cards with him! Thanks so much for sharing your card with us at 52 {C}CT, a great interpretation of our sketch!
Ruth x

Sue said...

WOW!! Such a wonderful selection of cards. I love the chubby snowman and the different papers and layouts you have used are fabulous


Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Oh, these are just darling! Love the way you used the flourishes under him. Thanks for playing along with my sketch! :)

Arline said...

Ooh love those images! So cute! Thanks for joining us at Christmas Crafting this month :) xx

Mynn xx said...

Fabulous cards, Heather!!! LOVE your use of the sketches! :) Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)

Danielle Vincent said...

Oh goodness what great cards you have come up with using that darling chubby snowman. I especially like the way you used him on your fab interpretation of our sketch this week at 52CCT! Thanks for playing along!

Pia S said...

I think this snowman image is the cutest, and it's so fun to see how you've made such different cards with it! They're all great! I've had a look through your blog, you make many nice cards and I'm now your newest follower!

Amy Sheffer said...

What a sweet image! Love the different ways you've used it on your cards!

darcy48 said...

Love the tubby snowman image thanks for joining us at Christmas Craftingx

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