Thursday, 19 November 2009

Candy Canes and Snowmen

Sugar Rush ALERT!!!!

Yes, it's Colour Create day and my word, that wonderful Mina has picked the sweetest (sorry about the pun) picture she could find as inspiration for this week's challenge. And boy, does it put me in the mood to start singing Christmas songs. Here's the fab picture she chose:

Mmmmmm! I could just eat one of those now.

Our colours this week are GREEN, RED and WHITE with the optional extra of CHRISTMAS.

Please take a look at the incredible variety of inspirational pieces that the talented DT have made this week. There is something for everyone over at the challenge blog.

I'm going to be naughty again (that's twice in one week!) and enter this card into a challenge.

Over at Saturday Spotlight they want to see projects that use the masterboard technique. (Did I mention I made the top three over there last week? Woo Hoo!!!!) This card has got a very simple masterboard as it's background. I have made another really pretty masterboard this week but I don't think I'll get time to turn it into a card for that challenge before Saturday. That's why I'm entering this one.

The background was made by stamping a Papermania poinsettia stamp in red ink and a Hobby Art Ltd Snowflake Cluster stamp in green ink. I've also used marshmallow glimmer mist on this for a delicate shimmer in electric light, but it doesn't show up too well in daylight. I didn't want something that was too overpowering because the snowman is covered in glamour dust.

The main image is from my new Whimsy Christmas set. Isn't the snowman cute!! I was tempted to make the little bird into a bluebird but thought a robin was more fitting for the Christmas theme. They are coloured using ProMarkers. The sentiment stamp is a woodware one.

The sentiment on the inside was stamped up and gifted to me by my friend Paula. Thanks Hunny. This picture also shows more of the masterboard.

We're sponsored by Heidi at Simon Says Stamp! this week and she's given us a $25 credit voucher for one lucky winner.

I hope you'll find time to join in with us.

Thanks for looking

Sharon xx


andrea said...

love your card, it's my style too
hugs andrea

Elborgi said...

such nice card!

mhhhhhhhhhh- I remeber well this candy when I was in UK and USA- love them!!!!!1 When they tast like peppermint!!!!!!


Di said...

Love this Sharon its so clever, the snowman is fab!! love your inside too!

HUgs Di xx

Mina said...

gorgeous card Sharon, the colours really zing on the snowman, he looks 3d...stunning
Mina xxx

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Gorgeous card Sharon, just love how you have created your own papers and that gorgeous little snowman is just the cutest ! Great colour choice this week wasn't it ?

Have a great weekend (nearly there !).


Jo xx

~ Ali ~ said...

Such a cutie, love it.

Kim Piggott said...

Sharon this is utterly divine!
Gorgeous image and colouring!
kim x

Deanne said...

Love this card Sharon! That snowman is darling! And the inside of the card looks so pretty too!


nessy said...

what a happy little snowman ~ fabby card ~love all the detail!
vanessa xx

Dragonlady said...

Hi Sharon,

Great card and love the inside too.

Hugs Ali x

6 wacky women said...

Fabulous card, Sharon
Your colouring is awesome, love how you stamped the background and the inside, it looks wonderful!

Karen x

Crystal said...

AWWW this is sooo super cute, LOVE your snowman!!! What a wonderful Holiday card...Thanks so much for joining us at Saturday Spotlight!

Rica said...

Hi Sharon - gorgeous card, isn't it fun creating your own background. Love that fabulously coloured and glittered snowman, he's a real cutie so is his little friend (much prefer robins to bluebirds).
hugs Heather xx

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Holy cow Sharon!! THis is soooo gorgeous!! That image is sooo yummy looking, love your card style and your masterboard turned out sooo beautifully hun!!!

Thanks so much for joining us over at Saturday Spotlight this week!! HUGS

Jessica G. said...

Fun masterboard and awesome use of it with this adorable snowman image! Thanks for playing along in this week's Saturday Spotlight challenge!!

Sharon said...

Hi Sharon,
I have enjoyed discovering your blog and have nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award!
You can find out all about it by visiting my blog
Thanks for the inspiration.
Sharon x

Simone said...

Sharon, this is a gorgeous card!! Love it and of course the great colouring you do!

Dena said...

Sharon, I love your snowman to pieces! What a perfect Christmas card! Gorgeous inside too! Hugs, Dena