Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Winter wonderland

This fun card was created yesterday, but I couldn't get a good pic at night, so here he is today!

The image is from Octopode factory, which is my newest digi obsession
I was lucky enough to win their challenge last week, and couldn't wait to play along again this week!
The challenge this week is It's snowtime
I already had the snowman colored, and I've been playing with my alcohol inks this week,
So I figured I'd just keep it up!
So the blue background is alcohol inks, and also perfect for the January blues challenge at
Cupcake Craft Challenges!
Then I saw the Use ribbon challenge at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges,
So I added the sparkly ribbon!
Which of course then I had to add some sparkly glitter embossing to the snowman 
(Hard to see but it's wherever there's blue on him!)
This of course picked up challenges for Sparkle shine or glitter at crafty sentiments,
And Make it sparkle at Use it Tuesdays!
Finally, here's the close up of mr snowman!
Which snowman is the challenge at Dilly Beans and Chocolate coffee cards
And finally a winter wonderland challenge at Love to create where I'm putting my name in the hat for a GDT spot! (Wish me luck!)
The pretty purple button was added as part of the Shopping our stash old buttons challenge!
Which of course led me to add the very very old snaps as well... 
Which are sort of a kind of button too I guess?
So there you have it! This is how I think when I'm in challenge mode! 
I love playing along with all of them because it gives me motivation to use the things I have in the craft room already! Which is the alcohol inks to me! 
And the challenge at Simon says stamp and show!
He he he had to sneak that last one in there! 
Oh yeah, and the background snowflakes are a fun stamp I got for FREE from Unity Stamps!  Yeah!
Have a crafty Wednesday!


  1. oooo I love this image and the background is inkydelicious! Thanks for joining us at crafty sentiments this time and good luck xx

  2. oh my how fab is this!! Love, love, love how you added a fastener for his eye. Brilliant!!
    Thanks for playing along with Crafty Sentiment Designs
    Anne x

  3. Cool card! Love the background your created for this image! Thank you for joining us this week over at Love to Create Challenge Blog.
    Ruza, LTC DT

  4. Fabulous job with those alcohol inks, and great way to use up your stash. Thanks so much for linking up with us at Use It Tuesday.

  5. What a fabulous card! I love all the elements and detail that are on the card! Thanks so much for joining us at Use It Tuesday!


  6. Oooh - this is awesome. Great job. Thanks for joining us at Dilly Beans. :)

  7. Fun card. I look the background you created. Thanks for sharing with us at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges.

  8. I'm not surprised that The Octopode Factory has linked its tendrils around you, the style is perfect for your creations. :D Thanks for playing with us at TOFF, can't wait to continually see more there. Btw, LOVE the alcohol background - almost makes me want to try it.

  9. wow. the card is amazing, espc the snowman. gal you are doing it mighty fine!

  10. Love your card especially the snaps. Great job

  11. i like that snowman image. great color blending on the card. very eclectic.
    ava g

  12. That snowman is too awesome! ANd I love the background and the snaps - especially using a snap for his eye. Cool! Thanks for shopping your button stash with us this week!

  13. Hi Diana! Oh, I LIKE that quirky snowman and how you've colored him! And the alcohol inks + snowflakes background is just amazing! LOVE it!
    Snaps and button...PERFECT! So glad you decided to share your creation with us at Shopping Our Stash!

  14. Great card! Love the background.

  15. The alcohol ink bg is really fun! I also like the snaps you've added.

  16. Wow! I love your background, and the combination of elements you chose is great! Love those snowflake stamps!

  17. Wow, girl, you are on a challenge roll! I've never even heard of some of them! Hope you keep winning!

  18. WOW you covered a ton of stuff on one card! AWESOME!

  19. Love what you did with my fave snowman image!! Fab inked background and great eyes!! Tfs at TOFF :)

  20. Stunning snowman and your background is great. Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

  21. Fantastic card! I love your snowman! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx

  22. that is indeed a fun... and FAB card! love that handsome funky snowman! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR STASH of old buttons with us this week! ♥

  23. That is one wild and crazy snowman card! Love the background.

  24. I love the collage look! Very cool card!

  25. Great card, love the colors and the funky snowman!

  26. I love the technique you used . So cool! Thank you for joining us over at love to create challenges.
    Amanda LTCDT

  27. Love this funky, fab card! Your background looks amazing!!!

  28. Awesome card! Love the snaps!!! Wow! Thanks for participating in our Chocolate,Coffee and Cards challenge!!



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