Thursday 9 October 2014


Hello again.

You know, I think I have rediscovered my love for this stuff... I was enjoying making cards before, but between pain, tiredness and complete lack of mojo, I'd not really been feeling it so much for most of this year. The past couple of weeks however, I've really been enjoying myself, and am having tons of fun experimenting with new (to me) products, techniques and ideas.

One of those new techniques came to my attention yesterday, when there was a tutorial by Mindy on the LOTV blog for colouring snowmen. I figured I'd give it a go, so set to colouring. I'm not 100% sure whether I succeeded - I think all I did was make them look mucky! - but it was fun to try anyway. Oh, and if anyone has a rough "translation guide" from Copics to Promarkers, please holler, lol.

So when I learned this morning that there's a "Your favourite fibre" challenge at As You Like It, and a Christmas challenge at C.R.A.F.T challenge, I thought I'd try and turn my snowmen into a card with those in mind.

And this was the result:

My favourite "fibre" has got to be Hessian/burlap or other similar materials. I just love the rough natural look, and the neutral brown colouring fits with practically anything!

The image and sentiment stamps are both LOTV,  and the paper is Dovecraft. There's some Hobby House pearls and ribbon from my stash to finish it off.

Now I'd also love to enter this into the colour challenge at Vintage Stamping Challenges (I chose green).
And then there's the challenge over at LOTV, which is "Anything Goes" this month.

Hope you're all having a great day!



Sarah said...

Great job Sammy and if you look on the LOTV website under Tutorials > PDF Tutorials, there is an excellent converter there that I have found useful on many an occasion xx

Sarah said...

Ooh and forgot to say I'm so pleased you've joined us at AYLI too xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Sammy, I like the design and the colours
Kevin xx

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Sammy, I love your snowmen and I think your colouring is brilliant. A 'translation guide' would be very handy wouldn't it!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

What an adorable card! Love the burlap behind the sentiment!

Inkypinkydelights said...

What's wrong with Mucky Snowmen? Isn't that what they are? lol Anyhow they don't look mucky to me Sammy, I love your colouring, and I love the card too. Thanks so much for your lovely comment on my Blog too. Judy x

Jacee said...

Really like this Sammy, great papers, love it!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Sam K said...

This is gorgeous Sammy. I also love hessian but really struggle to make it look good on a project. However it looks perfect on your card, fab make xx

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous card Sammy, love your wonderful colouring.

Donna x

nnalorac said...

Oh, this is just so darn cute. Gorgeous colours, adorable imag,e, mmmmn think I have it somewhere, thanks for reminding me lol and the hessian goes perfect, love it. Thanks for sharing over on AY.l.i. Carolxxx

Kathleen said...

My favorite snowmen image from LOTV and you have done a great job of colouring them. Love the paper too.

Kath x

Jane Savage said...

Love it, Sammy! Great job with the colouring!
Have a lovely weekend! xx

Unknown said...

I think that you have done a brilliant job there :) not mucky at all! xx

Pop's Cards said...

Absolutely Fabulous in every way!! Hugs Pops x x x

Brawny x said...

Fabulous card. Great image. Love it!

Christine L said...

You've made a perfect job of colouring these snowmen... they don't look mucky at all! And in any case... have you ever seen a clean snowman?? LOL! Fabbie card and great paper choice too! Love it all!

So sorry to hear that you've been having pain and going through a difficult time... hope that you're feeling better soon.. especially now Mr Mojo has decided to pop back into your life!

Christine x

brenda said...

What a great image Sammy and do like the colours you have used.

Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping Challenges.

B x

Inkypinkydelights said...

Happy Weekend Sammy x Judy x

An Occasional Genius said...

Sammy, these snowmen look awesome! It's a fabulous card & I'm very glad you are enjoying crafting again. We all go through those phases of not enjoying

An Occasional Genius said...

Hope you're having a great weekend xx

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Fabulous snowmen, love the earthy colours.

Warm hugs

debby4000 said...

Fabulous, beautiful snowmen card

aussie aNNie said...

Love this Sammy, the snowmen look awesome and I will take a look at the tut on snowmen...had an issue with one last night. thanks.xx
The Journey is the Start

carol said...

Gorgeous card, thanks so much for playing along with us at CRAFT..good luck, x carol

Dawn said...

Oh, I love this one Sammy Jean! What a cute little snow family! Love the papers & the burlap too!
Dawn xx

Helen said...

Love it - a really great image and fab colours too.

Thanks for joining us at the CRAFT challenge.

Helen x

Kat W said...

Your snowmen look fab and not dirty at all! Great colour combo and yep, that hessian looks brilliant :-)

Big hugs, Kat x

Erica said...

Such a gorgeous card, Sammy! I love the colour combination!

Thanks for joining our Lili of the Valley 'Anything Goes' Challenge!

Good Luck


Erica x