Monday, December 7, 2015


Lately I have been doing a lot of experimenting and pushing myself out of my normal, predictable way of making cards.  Some results have been good, some have needed some tweaking, and some went right into the trash can.  Earlier in the year I bought some new embossing folders.  So cute.  But now they are a challenge for me because I am having a hard time knowing how to use them except for white on white CAS.  So here is one of my experiments.  (You can comment and tell me if it a keeper, needs tweaking, or should be filed in the circular file.)

I love Kraft and Blue together so I started with a Light Kraft Cardstock base then added a pale blue layer (SU's Bashful Blue).  With a Copic B0000, I added a bit of color to the face, scarf, and buttons.  The snowflakes are cut out with a Cuttlebug die with an added bit of Stickles for sparkle.
You probably get tired of my mentioning my love of twine but I really do love the  Hemp Cord at the Kraft Journal.
So there it is.  What do you think?  And if you are up to making a project with a snowman as your theme, we would love to see it for the Kraft Journal challenge this week.

Pink Gem - anything Christmas
Di's Digis - winter holidays
Dies R Us - Christmas
Casual Friday - snowflakes
Simon Says Work It Wednesday - holiday card
Crafty Calendar - let it snow
Pile it on - Christmas or winter
Simon Wednesday -let it snow
Little Scrap Pieces - anything Christmas
Crop Stop - snowman E.F.


  1. What a cute holiday creation! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘CHRISTMAS’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)

    P.S. DID YOU KNOW? A friend and I have a new challenge blog beginning in 2016. Please check it out. Double D Challenges

  2. I find it difficult to "color" an embossed image, but you made it look easy, Marsha! This is perfect for our "Let it Snow" challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  3. This is so cute! I'm so glad you chose to join us at Dies R Us for our 'Christmas' challenge!

  4. how the purity of it...

  5. This is certainly a keeper - liked the light touch of blue - very wintery. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Pile it On challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  6. This is a lovely CAS card - I would definitely leave it as it is - just elegant. Great embossing folder. Thank you so much for entering the Crafty Calendar (Let it Snow) Challenge this month, lots of luck to you. Hugs Sue Pxxx DT.