Saturday, February 4, 2012

Blimey! It Is Cold Outside!

Blimey.... loved that word since an English teacher used that a lot... he was then still trying to master simple Danish words since he had just arrived 3 weeks before the semester started.

It is cold outside as we are getting a cold current that originated in Siberia all over Europe now, so today is declared day for indoor activities only at my place........ if you even plan to venture outside, you look like a mix of the Michelin Man or a MarshmellowPuf due to the extreme layers of clothes needed to stay fairly warm. My computer is next to one of my windows, from which there is an extreme draft at the moment so catching up with my weaved hearts blog later, as I have been making them every day as planned.

Discovered that this week's challenge at CCEE stampers was to make a card, that includes a snowman and some scallops....... somehow reminding me of Sandra Juto's mindblowing pictures of her icecovered windows (mine does not look like that despite the coldness and draft coming from my windows.

Next thing that jumped into mind was Tuesday Morning Sketches #131:

This is the card that my frosty mind came up with:

Designpaper is Christmas Magic Winter Cold: Snow Crystals from Puppy Designs
White watercolor paper
Snowman stamp is a frebie from a UK magazine
Sentiment from Penny Black's Xmas Snapshots
Ink. StazOn Jet black
COPIC B34 Manganese Blue
Snow Flurries Die from Tim Holtz
Blue and silver paper are scraps from paper bags.

Mirrored the snow flurry die on the water color paper, and decided to "trace" the edges a little with the blue COPIC to enhance the frosty touch.


Karen said...

Oh, wonderful. I love the snowflakes!

Anne-Marie said...

Is he married? I could fall for him....haaaa!
Love your frosty/snowy creation....and we have SNOW!

Marie said...

What a delightful cold weather card. Love the cute snowman. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Theresa said...

You're not kidding it's cold out!! Great snowman card. Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Melissa Craig said...

It's 80 degrees in Florida. I'm sorry you're so cold, but your card is adorable! Thank you so much for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Kathy Bradley said...

Adorable card - thanks for joining us at CCEE.

Sabrina said...

That's one cute snowman, and the snowflakes look wonderful. Brr, you've certainly captured the cold on this card. Thanks for playing along with the CCEE stampers.
p.s. - I LOVE your blog header photo!!