Friday, September 21, 2012

Warm Hugs

Another week has flown by and as the wind came whipping across my neck of the woods it brought some cooler temperatures too. Kind of put me in a hunker down and nesting mood. So for this week's Bellariffic Friday sketch challenge I decided to pull out Lulu's Snowman. I know it's a little too early for the white stuff just yet but when snow is upon us there's never enough time to get all the cards done I need.

This image makes me smile. I remember building snowmen as a kid and now have the pleasure of some pretty cute neighbors that dress theirs up in high fashion! To build this one I started with Bella's Bestest paper, copics and prismacolor pencils blended with gamsol. The image panel was cut using layered Nestie circle dies. The edges were sponged with Tim Holtz Distress Ink for a soft pink glow. The sentiment was cut using layered Nestie petite ovals classic and scalloped. The snow is a combination of Glitter applied over the top of liquid pearls and Viva Decor Paper Pen in cream.

The papers are Cosmo Cricket Jolly by Golly. They're actually from a sheet of 12x12 that I've been hoarding and thought it was time to break in to. The scalloped border was made with a Nestie and it's the back side of the pink paper. The black cardstock is Bazzil and there's some Neenah classic crest white and Kraft as well. Did ya notice the button bedecked snowflake? I made that with a Martha Stewart punch.

Next week you can play along by adding lots of BLING to your creation. Em's got a new release brewing so some Bella Bucks to spend might just come in handy! I'll have a picture to share with you in a few days...we're traveling yet again for another wedding and I need some time to get my creation done. Head on over to the Bella blog though and see quite a few new images from the other babes and don't forget to leave a comment for yet one more chance to win Bella Bucks. If you're playing along for next week email a photo of your creation to

Ciao for now.



Pauline said...

Cath, you are so right, about not enough time to get all the cards done we need. Love this card. Your colouring and shading is beautiful. I'm glad I'm not the only one that hoards paper - hehe! Great take on the sketch, love the scallop borders and the snowflake button embellishment - perfect! have a great weekend.

Mary J said...

Oh she is gorgeous, Cath! Oh no, now I gotta have her too!

Leslie said...

Lulu is lovely with the perfect amount of glitter! Love the soft pinks and LOVE that MS snowflake punch - I have it too but have never thought to put a tiny button on top - thanks for the idea :)

Carla Murphy said...

Oh Cath this is just beautiful. I love your gorgeous colouring with those pencils. Love your scalloped edge and all the glitter. Have a great weekend! (windy here in Kinston too!!)

Carla Murphy said...

ah... that's "Kingston"... haven't had my coffee yet. =)