Wednesday, 21 December 2011

The Snowman!

Happy Wednesday all!
We're almost there!! Yay!!!
It's time for a new challenge at 
This week, we want to see a project inspired by 
Your Favourite Christmas Movie!
Now, I was torn as I have so many favourites but.....

Yep, I love The Snowman!!!
I also love all the old Black & White movies!
 I opted to go monochrome to reflect this!!!
The image I have used is called
he is of course from Dude Time Doodles
I've used him before on this card

I used a 5"x5" card blank 
The layout was the sketch from

The DP I have used was courtesy of Jak Heath.
She added these freebies to her blog just as I was looking for a B&W paper!
Thanks Jak!!!
I coloured the snowman with Promarkers.
 I liquid embossed the snowballs using Anita's 3D Gloss & some glittery bits
 to the snow & the snowman with my Sakura Clear Star pen!
I cut him out with a nestie & also cut out a matt of 
plain black to go behind him.
The only additional embellishments I added were 3 black self adhesive gems.

I decorated the inside of the card a little to tie in with the front.
I enjoy doing this as it's a change from adding inserts, 
it helps to balance out the weight of the card too!
Thanks for looking & I hope you can find time to play in our latest challenge at
My card was inspired by & is entered in the following challenges
Cards Und More Monochrome
Digital Tuesday Challenge Winter Wonderland (Digi Image & Paper)
Paper Take Weekly Last Christmas.... Card of The Year
Sassy Cheryl's Snowman With A Die Cut
Top Tip Tuesday Anything Christmas
Crafty Boots Christmas
Critter Sketch Let It Snow
Hooked On Crafts Christmas
Kaboodle Doodles O Christmas Tree
Lexi's Creations Non Traditional Christmas (no red or green)
Christmas Card Challenges Non Traditional Christmas Colours
Opus Gluei White Christmas
Catch The Bug Baby It's Cold Outside
Hiding in My Craftroom Embossing (liquid)
Make It Colourful Re Colour an Image
Fussy & Fancy Monochromatic & Sparkle
Hotshot Crafts Promarkers
Inkspirations Christmas Creations
Crimbo Crackers Embossing (liquid)
Cooking It Up With Katie  Anything Goes


  1. A super card Dawn. Amazing you found the B?W paper just when you needed it!
    Thank you for joining Hotshot Craft on our first challenge.

    Hugs Sarah x

    p.s. Have you joined our followers list?

  2. WOW Dawn, your card looks stunning. I do like the papers and the snowman sure does like he is happy in his surroundings too.

    Linda xxxx

  3. Super card and Jak's background paper is perfect for Duck!

  4. Hi Dawn, Your card is lovely l like everything about it the black + white and snowmen l just love them too!:) Sandra H

  5. Love the monochromatic look of this and your background papers are perfect.

  6. ´beautiful card.
    Many thanks for joining us at creative stamp friends this week.

  7. Fabulous, Dawn! Love the black and white tree paper - fabulous choice! You should post this at Cooking It Up with Katie, and tell the DT to post their's over there, also. Afterall, DTD is still sponsoring that challenge all through the month. :-D

  8. A lovely monochrome card.
    Thanks for joining Papertake Weekly.

  9. Beautiful card, I just love that tree paper. Thanks for playing along with us over at Lexis creations. Sharon x

  10. I really love the black and white of this card. What a great idea for the movie theme. Thanks for joining us at Opus Gluei and have a wonderful Christmas!!

  11. Beautiful card Dawn, Duck looks brilliant in monochrome, Merry christmas.
    Kevin xx

  12. Isn't this just simply beautiful! I love it Dawn. So elegant.
    Thanks for playing in the Sassy Cheryl's challenge this week.

  13. Such a cute image and you did a great job on the card!!! Thanks for joining us this week at CCC and I hope to see you again next challenge! Happy Holidays! Brigitte

  14. How cute! thanks for playing in the Critter Sketch challenge!

  15. This is so sweet Dawn, love the snowman, so cute. Wishing you a happy Christmas and a lovely new Year xx

  16. Wow, I love this monochromatic card. Gorgeous! Merry Christmas!

  17. Hi Dawn,
    Gorgeous Christmas Card!!! Love the image you've used, the dp, the colour scheme is gorgeous. Love the layout and the embellishments. Coloured perfectly. Thanks for joining us at Critter Sketch and Good Luck. Hope to see you joining us again.
    Hugs Jacqui xxx

  18. The monochromatic certainly gives a 'gold' feel - I love it!
    Thanks for joining us at Catch the Bug for our "Baby it's Cold Outside" Challenge with this fun card!
    Merry Christmas!
    luv n huggz
    Jen Leeflang
    Bugaboo DT

  19. oops - I mean a COLD feel - sorry! BRRRR!

  20. What a beauty! love the monochromatic color theme!
    Thanks for playing along in the Sassy Cheryl Challenge!

  21. Wonderful card Thanks for joining ua at cards and more.
    Hugs stine

  22. Black and white is a great idea! Thanks for joining us this time at Critter Sketch for our "Let it Snow" challenge. Merry Christmas! NancyD

  23. Wonderful card! I picked the same film too and image! Thank you for joining in at Crimbo Crackers – hope you can join me again for the next challenge! Crimbo Crackers

  24. What a great card! Love the design, the way that you've used nontraditional colors, and how you've finished off the inside of your card - it works wonderfully together. Thank you for participating with us at Opus Gluei, and I hope you come back for more fun with us!

  25. This is an adorable project, thanks so much for taking the time to join CTB for our Baby It's Cold outside challenge! I hope you will join us again very soon!

  26. Patrice has left a new comment on your post "The Snowman!":

    So cute!

  27. I love those tree papers. And the cute little snowman is adorable. Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday this week. Merry Christmas. Annette xx

  28. This is an adorable card! Thanks for playing along with us at Christmas Card Challenges! Merry Christmas! :)

  29. Hi Dawn,
    Beautiful project.
    Thank you for sharing with us at Critter Sketch, good luck.
    Justyna x

  30. What a cooool card :o)! Thanks for joining us at CuM!
    Hugs Doris

  31. What a gorgeous card, I love how you made it monochrome. Thank you so much for joining us at The Squirrel and The Fox for our Christmas challenge. I hope to see you there again soon.

  32. Wonderful card Dawn :)
    Thanks for joining us for Di's Digi challenge & Good Luck!

  33. Really lovely monochrome card.

    All of the excitement of the past week or so has put me well behind, sorry. I hope your Christmas was as good as mine and I would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a very happy New Year.

    Thank you for entering this Crafty Boots challenge.


  34. What a lovely card, many thanks for sharing with us at CYDA, hope to see you again, Gaynor DT :)

  35. Love how you take the time to decorate the inside too!

    Thanks for participating at the Critter Sketch Challenge Blog! Hope to see you again this week!


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Dawn xx