Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Sizzix Snowman

Hi folks!
Things are really hotting up in the 'Dry' household with school Christmas performances, Carols by torchlight, Nativity at church etc. It's really stepped up a gear this year with all three children at school. What I'm trying to say is my crafting may have to take a bit of a back seat until the new year. Having said that I've still got some cards that I made for The National Cardmaker of the Year competition to share with you and the samples I made for the launch of Joanna Sheen's gorgeous 'Precious Petals' CDrom. (If you saw the launch on Create & Craft you may have heard Leonie say 'Hello' to me :oD Oooo I was really chuffed)
I made this snowman card for the Sizzix category. Alas it did not make the top 3. I wanted to show how the dies cut beautifully through lots of different materials and make a card with lots of texture. I covered a 6x6 panel with white felt using Pinflair book binding glue sparingly and securing the panel to the card blank with snowflake brads. I die cut lots of mittens from pink and blue funky foam. I created the fir trim using snow tex and sprinkled over with glitter. (You can still see the little indentations of the pegs where I pegged them up to dry) I Die cut the snowman from white Funky foam and used my Copic markers to add a bit of shading. His scarf I cut from Felt and I added glossy accents to his hat. His eyes are a couple of blue gems. I stuck the snowman down with Pinflair glue gel, arranged the mitten around him and also used the glue gel to adhere these. I finished the card off with some gems, star sequins and a pink polka dot ribbon bow.
Ciao for now!
Sandra x


joey said...

Hi Sandra

this is beautiful, I have both those dies and you have so inspired me to grab them out! gorgeous texture


KraftyKoolKat said...

Wow this is really lovely and oh so cute. It should have won hunnie. Yeas I did hear your name mentioned on the tele. Your are even more famous now. Cathy xxxxx

pinky said...

Its such a cute little card Sandra, I love it. I did hear Leonie say hi to you and my family laughed when they heard me saying out loud ''oh I know Sandra too'' lol. Hope you have a great christmas and enjoy all the activities ahead of you.Hugs

Anne said...

It may not have made the top 3 but I love it. I have that die and have never been that creative with it.

Linda Elbourne said...

Just catching up ... some fabulous cards ... nothing new there then ... I wish my children were still young enough for Christmas performances ... that is one thing I really miss! Have a great time!

Julie said...

This is cute Sandra, I like your mitten wreath

The twins mum said...

Hi Sandra I love this what a clever idea. Well done

lisa said...

Hi Sandra. Sounds like you've got a very busy household at the minute. Have lots of fun.
Your card is gorgeous. I love all the mittens.


POPPET said...

Hi honey this is really fab i love all the mittens what a fun creation, big hugs Pops x

Justine said...

Your color combo inspired my project that I created for the S2G challenge today. Love non traditional colors and I forget to use them

Janetcraft said...

I like the mittens and the snowman...wonderful Sizzix cut!

Liza said...

This is so cute Sandra, I love the little frame of mittens.

Liza x