Monday, September 23, 2013

Merry Monday Snowman Joy

This week's Merry Monday Christmas Card Club challenge is one of my favorites.  See if you can guess what it is by this card.



Did you guess?


I think my snowman would probably be like my daughters and he'd be trying to catch snowflakes on his tongue!  They still do that and they are grown women.  They say they're teaching their kids what to do in the snow, but they just love catching snowflakes.

I love the way he looks so happy.  Like that big guy in the picture.

I'll take my snippet for his scarf and run to the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.  That snippet was so small that I had trouble getting it to fit for his scarf.  I was determined though.

Card Recipe
Ink:  SU Markers (Crumb Cake, Basic Gray)
Paper:  Pool Party Core'dinations, Whisper White, Snippet of retired DSP
Other:  Snowman EF (Darice), Sanding block, Dazzling Details, Sparkle Texture Effect (Martha Stewart), Blender Pen

All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.

I embossed once on the Pool Party Core'dinations and once on Whisper White.  I fussy cut around the white snowman and adhered him to the blue. I got the subtle coloring of his arms, buttons, nose and mouth by swiping markers on an acrylic block and picking up the ink with a blender pen.  I added the Sparkle Texture Effect that my friend Loll introduced me to last year.  I love the texture and sparkle!  And I used a little Dazzling Details in the center of the larger snowflakes and around the edges of the snowman.

Now it's your turn.  Pull out your favorite snowman and join us at Merry Monday.  And if you need some fantastic inspiration, go on over and check out the rest of the Design Team's cards.  They are sure to inspire you!

Thanks for stopping by.

Enjoy!

31 comments:

LeAnne said...

LOVE that embossed Pool Party background...and of course, the snowman too! Who doesn't love to catch snowflakes on their tongue? Adorable!

The Crafty Laydee said...

Oh,Bonnie-he is gorgeous! I love him,face to the sky,tongue out catching falling the Snowflakes :)
I have just entered my Frugal Mr Frosty into the Merry Monday challenge-I never thought I would play in a Christmas challenge again LOL!
Nessa xx

Sherry Eckblad said...

Bonnie, I absolutely love your card. That snowman is amazing. I sure miss playing along each week with you girls.

Lesley said...

I love him, Bonnie. This is super, duper cute!

Di said...

Oh WOW Bonnie, what a brilliant card! He's huge and must have taken ages for those kiddywinks to make :)

You get the prize for determination over that paper piecing for sure.

Hugs, Di xx

Carol L said...

I love the white snow on this softly colored card! Love the story of your daughters and how they truly enjoy the gifts of nature :) I love snow too, I just don't want to drive in it anymore!!

JoAnn said...

He does look like he is cathing snowflakes. So cute. Love the embossed background and the sparkle.

Faith A said...

Such a fun card, love the scarf, you certainly have endurance LOL

jimlynn said...

I wish we got snow down here so I could do exactly what this little guy is doing!! Delightful and so pretty! Great paper piecing!
Lynn

Wendy said...

Adorable snowman, Bonnie! Love the snowy background and his colorful scarf!! Have a wonderful week! :)

MaryH said...

I love his delightfully striped & fringed snippety scarf! He is just so happy & exuberant looking, I had to smile when his picture rolled up. Fab job on a fun card. TFS

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Bonnie. This is seriously cute!!! :) Love that he is trying to catch snowflakes - adorable. Loll xx

Karen D said...

Bonnie your snowman just looks as if he is having the best time!! Snow flakes on your tongue would do it. I love his textured snow and the scarf was well worth the squeeze!

Cynthia said...

Ohh, he put a big smile on my face!! I also love catching snowflakes on my tongue! Your card is adorable! :-)

Marybeth said...

Bonnie this it's adorable! I love that he is looking up or catching snowflakes on his tongue like your sweet girls!
Love this fun snowman card!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful ! Love the snow on the ground and the colour of the background. Cheers, Shirleyx

Cathy said...

He is just gorgeous Bonnie, I can't stop smiling looking at him! love his snippety scarf too :) Cathy x

Sharron said...

He's adorable! I love snowmen and this one makes me smile. Love the scarf!

Notes by Nina said...

What an adorable card Bonnie, I love the scene you have created with your happy snowman.

Wanda said...

Absolutely adorable! Love all your details on the snowman and the background looks great.

Susan said...

Love your happy snowman! He made me smile! Great use of glitter on the card.

Patti said...

Love your happy snowman. My first thought when I saw him was what fun to catch snow on your tongue. I don't think you're ever too old for that!

Hettie said...

This is gorgeous Bonnie. Love the happy snowman. I also try and catch snowflakes on my tongue and I am well over 21!!!!
Hugs
xxx

Mrs A. said...

What a super snowman image. Iv'e never tried catching snowflakes on my tongue. What have I been missing all these years!! Hugs Mrs a.

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Adorable xxx

Benzi said...

Just adorable.....you must know a snowman is my favorite
image. I couldn't miss this challenge.

Karren said...

I really love the colors you've used on your card and your snowman with his scarf is soooo cute!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, Bonnie, this is priceless!! I think we have all done / do that, catch the snowflakes with our tongue! It is a riot that a snowman looks like he wants to do it!! Stunning snippets scarf, too!!

the primitive country bug said...

This is such a sweet card! I do love that snowman image!!!

artful-notions said...

Now that's a happy snowman! Love the story about your girls, and catching snowflakes with their tongue. Your snow guy seemed thrilled with the snowy weather!

Susan Joyce said...

Lovely card Bonnie, I like all the little details you created.