Friday, April 27, 2018

Happy Snowman

Happy Friday!!  It's time for another challenge from Jo's Scrap Shack.  As always, we are now an Anything Goes challenge.  
Our sponsor this week is the fabulous Bugaboo Stamps:

I have not one, but two cards for you today.  I spent a bunch of time last week piecing together some backgrounds with scraps that were all I had left of a Christmas paper pack I've had for a couple of years.  So, I knew I wanted to use one of them for a Christmas card and went looking in my Bugaboo images to see what I had.  When I came across this adorable little snowman, I knew I HAD to use him.  Isn't he cute??
This card is all about scraps: the background, obviously, and his scarf was pieced from a scrap from the same paper pad, the ribbon was a piece I had lying around that was just long enough for the bow.  The die cut circle was in my bits and pieces stash and the snowflake (which I die cut three times and layered together for dimension) was die cut from scraps of white card.
I used my clear wink of stella pen to add glitter to the snow and around the edges of the snowman.  I also brushed it on the snowflake for a bit of sparkle.  Tough to see it in the photos unfortunately.
So, while I was looking for a Christmas image, I also came across this sweet puppy image that I hadn't used yet and decided it was too cute to pass up.  And that's why I have two cards today.
Cute, right?  The small green banner was in my bits and pieces stash and if you look closely, you can see it is dry embossed with dog prints; of course, I had to use it on this card.  It was a little too small, so I cut it in half and placed each half where I wanted it, then covered up the gap with the image panel.  And there's a fun little tip for you, free of charge, today. : )

What do you need to do to enter?
Challenge Rules

1. Please post a direct link to your blog post that includes your challenge entry project, using the linky tool on Jo's blog. 

2. Be sure to include a link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering your project into

3. THREE entries per person are allowed for each challenge and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.

4. For all entries -NO BACK LINKS ACCEPTED- 
The date on your blog post should be dated between the start date and the end date for the challenge you are entering, in order to be eligible for the challenge prizes

5. You may link up to other challenges but be sure to link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering 

 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements
WILL NOT be eligible for the top 3, any sponsor wins or any random wins by Jo
All random wins will only be mailed within the US and Canada only.

You have until May 4th by 12:00AM (eastern, USA) time to link up.
All winners will be announced during the week of May 6th.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!

CARD #1:
Stamps: Bugaboo Stamps "Snowflake Snowman" digi
Dies: MFT "Blueprints 13" stitched rectangle; Spellbinders "Classic Circles, large"; PTI "Fancy Flakes

Craft-Dee BowZ--anything goes with handmade bow
Unicorn Challenge #31--use some ribbon
Cutie Pie Challenge #122--delightful digis
Crafting By Design--get ready for Christmas
Fab n Funky--Christmas
Crafty Gals #164--anything goes
Inspiration Destination--anything goes

CARD #2:
Stamps: Bugaboo Stamps "Rottweiler Trio" digi; Cardz TV "Just Sayin' . . ." sentiment
Dies: Spellbinders "On Edge" border die
Darice paw print embossing folder

Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper--anything goes with patterned paper
Double D--friendship
Sweet Stampin'--Sympathy or Thinking of you
Crafty Sentiments--anything goes
Penny's Challenge #377--anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #332--anything goes with uplifting sentiment
Crafty Creations #365--anything goes


Anonymous said...

I absolutely love it when I can make a whole project out of scraps. You hit this one right out of the ballpark! I just love it!! That little snowman is adorable.

Thanks for sharing with us at The Merry Christmas Challenge Blog!


Darlene said...

Both cards are fabulous but LOVE those little puppies! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Friendship’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
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Heide said...

Cute cards! Such sweet images. Love all the pattern paper with the snowman. Thanks for joining us this sketch. Hugs, Heide SSW2-DT

Heather said...

Eek, those puppies are ADORABLE! Love that they're all hanging around waiting for the fun to start, lol. Thanks so much for playing at TSOT!

Leslie Miller said...

What a fabulous way to use up those scraps with your two absolutely adorable cards! I've got such a fondness for Bugaboo. Love how you colored the puppies like Rottweilers. I'm so glad you shared with us at Double D!

Pat K said...

Adorable makes. Love how you've pieced your scraps together..looks fabulous. Thanks for playing along with us at The Cutie Pie Challenge. Pat K xx

Donna Scholz said...

Love what you did with this week's Try Stampin' on Tuesday sketch, Heather! Who can resist a trio of puppies??? Nice colors and super well done coloring. Thanks for sharing! -Donna

Cards By MI said...

Lovely looking card with lovely image and design. Love the colour combo. Thanks for joining us over at TPS this week.
Love n hugs

Cara said...

This is so pretty. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin''. Cara DT x

Krafty Kaylin said...

love the puppies and the coloring. thanks for joining us at TSOT.

Pat said...

Great card with a cute image and super background. Thanks for sharing a Fab'n'Funky this week.

Pat xx

Loose Stitches said...

Beautiful creations Heather, love the images, papers and designs!
Hugs, Sherry x
Loose Stitches and Unraveled Threads

Judy Woodland said...

Super cute cards. I love the little doggies! Great take on the Mood Board, thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Double D Friendship Challenge. Hope we see you back again soon!!
Judy~ DD DT
{Judy's Happy Place} Stop by and see me!!!!

Marie Bingaman said...

So, so cute! I love them both! Thanks for entering the snowman into The Christmas With The Cuties challenge, as he sure is perfect for it! :)

~Marie B -DT

Becca Sadler said...

Both cards are really full of cuteness and big bonus for using scraps that you've been saving away! Thanks for sharing with us at PPCC blog! Becca/DT

Elizabeth Hart said...

Your cards are so cute and creative using your paper scraps. Thanks so very much for joining us this time at the Crafty Creations Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

Isobel said...

Great project thanks for joining in at Crafting by Designs

Lynne said...

A cute snowman and great design on your card. Thank you for joining in at Christmas with the Cuties x

Inkypinkydelights said...

A lovely creation! Thanks for sharing at Christmas at Sweet Stampin mand good luck with the challenge. Judy x DT

Kathie said...

Great card Heather, I love how you've used all your scraps as we get so many of them. This is a great Christmas card and I do love your image. Great card and thanks so much for sharing it with us over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and good luck.
Kathie SSW2~DT

Lisa xx said...

Such a gorgeous snowman card

Thank you for joining us at Christmas with the Cuties
and also thank you for joining us at SSW2

Sue Nicholson said...

Lovely sweet image, thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie challenge, please come and join us again cheers Sue N x

Vannessa said...

Fun cards! Thanks for joining in the Little Miss Muffet Challenge this time. Hope to see you again.

Hugs, Vannessa