Tuesday, 30 November 2010


Inspired by the weather and the need to get my Christmas cards started I have made some snowmen with a variety of fabulous Stampin' Up! punches.

I have used the new extra large oval, 1 3/8"  and 1/8" circle, bauble, tab, word window, star, 2 step bird, small heart  punches.  I have added some Crystal Effects to the hat band & Dazzaling Daimonds to the heart & the snowman's body.  I have used my stampin' pastels to add a little colour to his cheeks and give some definition to his body.

For the first card I have used some of the fabulous Celebration  12x12 papers as I thought this design reminded me of a string of Christmas lights!!  I have added some of the crisp white organza ribbon, the sentiment is from the Delightful Decorations stamp set and layered up with circle punches.

I loved this red paper with hearts all over it from the Play Dates 12x12 papers, I have used the same ribbon & sentiment as before, but I have used some of the gorgeous Frost Whits shimmer Paint to stamp snowflakes from the Serene Snowflakes stamp set.

I have put this picture under my light to try and show just how shimmery they are in real life!!  The sparkle on the smnowman is the Dazzling Diamonds I have added around his body.

This is Lucy's snowman she made yesterday, he is still out there but the snow is much more compact today.  The school is open again but I'm not looking forward to going back out on the roads to pick them up as I have just got home from taking Darran to collect his car and had a nightmare drive!!  The roads have turned into tracks of  shinny black ice, the temperature dropped 4C in minutes and another car didn't manage to stop at the roundabout & went into the back of us!!!  Thankfully my car looks OK, but I will have to get it checked at the garage later - I need my car to get Philip around it was difficult enough at the start of this year - please melt away soon!!!!  If you have to go out on the roads take care!!

Angela x


Nannieflash said...

Oh Angela sorry to hear about the bad roads and the bump in the back of the car, please do check its ok as we had one go in the back of us and it didnt appear to do much damage but it cost £500 to have it sorted out so you carnt be sure. Love your snowmen cards and your daughters snowman what a clever girl love his mouth. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Angela,
I love the cards. The snowman is really cute.
Sorry to hear about the bump with the car - hope it all gets sorted out quickly.
Fiona x

Airing cupboard stamping said...

I love your snowmen - real and paper lol. I am a new demonstator with Julie so am just popping in to say hi. I have added your blog to my list I hope you don't mind

laura x

dolcreations said...

So sorry to hear about your road conditions...glad to hear you are alright though.
Your snowman cards are fantastic! I LOVE the glitter!

Julie said...

Love the snowmen so clever !
Glad the accident wasn't too serious.
Julie x

Sarah-Jane said...

Cute snowman, and wow, look at all the snow you have had, we ahd about 1/4 of an inch this after and my kids were thrilled! lol so sad down here yet it is freezing, may as well have the snow if it's that cold! and also I love your mens cards a few posts down, you have been busy
Hugs S.J.xxx

Grenouille Greetings said...

Lucy made a stunning snowman! Just right to inspire some cardmaking! Warmest wishes, Lesley

helen ... said...

beatiful card ,I love the snomamssss =)

have a greta day


craftycrafter said...

what a great snowman tell Lucy I love it, oh and your cards are lovely to lol take care Dorothy xxx

Stephanie said...

What fantastic snowmen - the paper & snow one! I am hating the school run in this weather, I'm longing for it all to melt asap. Hope the car is fine, that happened to me when it snowed in Feb, luckily there was no damage! Enjoy your weekend hun xxx

juliejules said...

Love all the snowmen Angela!! Jules x