Thursday, 14 January 2010

Christmas Blog Challenge Card Wk 33

Good morning everyone!
Well what a morning it is today down here in the south. Alot of drizzle today, so by the time I got back from the school run and walking the bow wow, I was a little soaked. So now he`s curled up by the fireplace with a pleading look on his face, for me to light the fire.
Anyway, back to showing you the card I made for the winter wonderland christmas blog challenge, this was the sketch that we had to follow and for a limited number of weeks you don`t have to stick with making christmas themed card, but after last year I think I will stick with the christmas theme. I kept it as it was, but you can flip/rotate it if you want.
I love this image and decided to layer it up, so the snowman, cat, and bird pops out and coloured using my promarkers. Unfortunatly I am limited to my promarker colours as I have 30, but it`s alot of fun trying to figure out my shading and colouring. I was messing about with alittle set of brand new pencils and water brush that I aquired at the local charity shop for a bargin £2.00, so had a little play with those last night and although there was only 6 pencils in the set I enjoyed using these, so maybe I need to expand my collection of colouring tools to include pencils aswell. What do ya think?
Well of to organise and tidy my little crafting corner, otherwise I can`t find anything.
Papers: Dovecraft winter wonderland
Image: Gillian Roberts-snowman
Snowflakes: sizzlets die and woodware punch(1in)
Gems and ribons: my own stash.


  1. Oh what a fab snowman, gorgeous card.

  2. I really love this card Val that is one very cute Snowman image. Love the vibrant blue papers too! Thanks for joining in with Winter Wonderland.

    Lynda xxx

  3. I'm really loving this card hun!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Winter Wonderland this week.
    Teri xx

  4. I think youve done good my love, your colouring is stunning and really makes your card stunning. Well done with love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

  5. What a lovely card, so bright and cheerful on a dismal day like today. Fab layout too xx

  6. Gorgeous card Val I love the snowman and the papers and it works so well Thanks for joining us this week at WW hugs Pascale

  7. I think you have done an amazing job with your limited colours....I keep harping on at Hubby that I need another 51 promarkers, now I feel ashamed...many thanks for playing along at Winter Wonderland this week. Hugs Avril xxx

  8. Hi, Just wanted to say what a lovely card. The colouring is fab and I know what you mean about being limited with colours - I have a similar amount of copics and a few promarkers too.

    Wow - what a great bargain from the charity shop - I would love it if one of my local charity shop sold crafty kit! I do like my watercolour pencils and waterbrush and tend to go back to them if I am not happy with my copic colouring :-)

    Georgie x

  9. Hi there

    Must of missed this one. Great card and love the image with the cat as well must see if I can get hold of it.

    Hugs Ali x

  10. Hiya,

    gorgeous card, this is a fabulous image! Thanks for joining us at ww this week.

    Hehe how addictive is buying promarkers and pencils, they are like pringles once you start you cant stop lol, well I cant!


  11. A fabulous card! I love those gorgeous papers!

    Thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland.

    Teri xx