Wednesday, 29 October 2014

James and Snowman

Good morning my blogging friends and a warm welcome to my new follower Judith, I hope you like what you see.It's a lovely sunny crisp day here in West Yorkshire.I hope it is good wherever you are.

Firstly thank you all for your feedback on my last post. it seems a varied choice of favourite on the cards, but the sparkly green came in for a lot of mentions. I have one of each and may be will do more in even different colour ways...time dependent as there is so much else I want to do.

Ok onto my card this time, well this is a quick card......LOL.....don't be silly ...quick is not in my regime.

 The image was coloured way back when we had temperatures in the 80s and I wanted to craft and be outside at the same time.So I coloured some stamped images from LOTV............time yesterday to make this one into a card..........won't take long says she!

Out came the papers...and more papers...boy I have such a lot , and now some I had forgotten about. I chose some blue ones, and then I found these red and green ones...they match the scarf, so blue ones discarded. Well that was an hour gone!!.and then another hour to assemble said card,and then I thought why did I choose red and green for a snowman!!  Too late! nothing quick about this card really was there.

The LOTV image was coloured with copics for those of you wondering...You weren't? OK well I have told you now.the sentiment is also from LOTV and the poinsettia is Spellbinders ...layered poinsettia sprinkled with Glamour that stuff and James's hat was too.

I am entering this card in a few challenges.......see end of post. it will probably take me as long to do all that linking stuff as it did to make the card!

OH! the Age UK van is outside.............they must have come for me!!!!!!! eeek.............oh he's turnig round..........phew............ reprieve!.....

Enjoy the rest of your day everyone, keep well and take care. Thanks so much for stopping by and adding your much appreciated, I love it when you leave me a comment. Wouldn't it be great if we could all get together for a crafty session

See you soon
Hugs Carole xx

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Christmas card challenge #48----------------Anything goes Xmas
Craftycardmakers------------------------------Cut it out, Die cutting /punching....die cut mats for image and sentiment and die cut poinsettia.
Papertake Weekly----Sketch 95--------------moved the sentiment and added the poinsettia for balance.
LOTV--------------------------------------------Anything goes.


  1. Carole, your post made me laugh aloud; nearly spilled my coffee at one point! Great post - and your 'many hours' teddy and snowman card is absolutely fantastic, surrounded by an eye-catching complement of patterned papers and an eye-catching poinsettia. Charming and pretty! Copics...sigh! I have only 12, so my 'attempts' to colour with them are often pathetic. I've heard about the 'newcomers' on the block - the chameleon markers - and those have piqued my interest. Oh, to have a lottery win! Enjoy Wednesday immensely!

  2. bless you just hide and he won't find you, infact hide under all those papers, love your card
    hugs Kate xx

  3. Great post today I've laughed so much at that Age UK bit so funny. The serious stuff now your card is gorgeous love the red and green its a lovely stamp and design brilliant. The idea of a get together would be wonderful shame we all don't live in the next road. Love and Hugs Carole x

  4. Super card Carole, great design and a lovely image.
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

  5. Lovely card Carole - great colouring.... and it'd just be brilliant if we could all have a great big crafty party!!

  6. Well it has rained all day, here in West Sussex. I am glad that I am not the only one, that spends hours trying to find the right papers. I keep telling myself to get papers first and colour image to the papers!! That's too easy! I love your card and my favourite, James the bear. Coloured beautifully and the papers are lovely too. Hugs, Carol S.sxx

  7. What a fun post to read! I love all the layers on your card....and your coloring is so fantastic! I wish I could color like that!

  8. ahahahah Carole! You are so funny!!!!!!! :) I giggled about the van! LOL! Well, your card is simply DARLING & STUNNING! I love James so very much .. he really is a cutie isn't he?! And you've coloured him so BEAUTIFULLY! Love this!

    Big Hugs,

  9. Fabulous card Carol.. you always make me laugh!! but I must tell you I a had about 5 different sets of papers for my card too!! and Candice said to me you could have made at least 5 cards gran in the time it's taken you too make one lol!! I think we need a 'Can't make my mind up Club' lol!! I love your final choice of colours and the papers are fab... Great use of the sketch too... love it!! ... Age UK.. I love it... still smiling!!!
    Love and Hugs,
    Marj xx

  10. this is great do love the traditional colours and sweet image
    hugs Kate xx

  11. Such a gorgeous card with this cute and beautifully coloured image. I love your layers and lovely poinsettia!

  12. Adorable snowman, Carole! Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges.

  13. Hiya Carole, many apologies for my late comment on your fabulous card - blame half term! The kids ran me ragged! It's wonderful card, and I know how much effort you have put into it. It's fabulous and I can just imagine you sitting in the garden colouring it! Sooo many papers, so much choice hey? Well you made lovely choices, and I bet you had fun rummaging through all your stash too, so no problem! You were right in your email to me, I still have unused CC stash from their last warehouse clearance so decided to stay home and craft instead of denting the bank balance. Hope we didn't miss any AMAZING bargains!!! As for Age UK, they're a few months early aren't they? Only joking you're a spring chicken, ok a summer chicken xxxxxx

  14. So funny, bet we'll all end up in that van soon! Not before we have that big crafty get together though!

    Gorgeous card, as always, Liz x

  15. A really pretty Christmas card. A gorgeous image, that you have coloured wonderfully. Your papers are lovely and the Poinsettia and sentiment are fabulous. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More. Sally D.x.

  16. Awesome project- I love every single detail! :) Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us in the Crafty Cardmakers and more "Cut It Out" challenge this time!
    Leslie, DT
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