Friday, January 18, 2013

Winter Themed Challenges

That's right... you read that correctly... challenges! I'm feeling kinda cocky these days. I think I'm starting to get the hang of making one card for more than one challenge... kinda scary when I think about it too much so I try not to... but I think I am starting to figure it out... not to say I can't or won't make a mistake... but for now... it is all good! :)

For the first challenge, I used a The Paper Shelter image called Delicious Cocoa for Challenge #95 - Winter Blues. The name says it all... it calls for a winter themed card... at first... I thought they meant it had to be blue as well but in looking over the DTs examples there's one that is in red... but I made mine blue anyway... blue always makes me think winter and cold... brrrr... :)

The next challenge is with Digi Haven. They are ALSO have a winter themed challenge for their January 18th Winter / Snow Challenge and I'm not 100% positive... I think it needs snowmen and snowflakes... but I also saw some penguins with snowflakes... to be on the safe side... I used ribbon with snowmen and I added snow flakes on one of the corners. Perfect! :)

Paper Makeup Stamps is also having a winter themed challenge. Challenge #71 - Winter requires the use of a digi stamp and I am definitely using that! :)

Finally... Ribbon Carousel is having a winter themed challenge for RCC76 - Winter Spirit Challenge. For this challenge I have to use a new project with ribbon and follow the theme. I'm all over that! :)

Alas... I forgot to take a pic of the colored image but here is my card:

I used card stock, ribbon and brads from my stash. I embossed the background card stock and the frame around the image with two separate embossing folders from Paper Studios at Hobby Lobby. I sprinkled Crystal Snow from Stampendous "in the sky" and "on the ground" around the image. I have a HUGE problem with that... I always want to draw in a background! Sadly... I am not an artist... but this works anyway! :)

These are the Copic marker colors I used for the image:

Reds: RV29
Browns: E13, E15, E33, E35
Blues: B00, B004, B23, B24
Blacks: N8, N6
Grays: N00, N02
White: E41
Skin tone: E00, E11, R01, R20

Thanks so much for stopping by! Please leave a comment so I'll know you were here! :)


  1. Your card is lovely! I love the details you have used and this image is one of my favorites. Thank you for joining us at THE PAPER SHELTER CHALLENGE! Good luck and I hope your will join us again in our challenges!

  2. Oh this is beautiful, I just love that snowman ribbon! Thanks for joining us at Digi Haven again and hope to see you back again soon.
    ps. This would be perfect for our current challenge at Fussy and Fancy too, which is hot drinks. xx

  3. Gorgeous card Ema, I like the sweet image the ribbon and the design, Thanks for joining in with us at Digi Haven, Good Luck.
    Kevin xx

  4. Love the use of The Paper Shelter stamp, and thanks so much for joining this week's Winter Blues Challenge. Shannon DT Member

  5. This is a fab winter themed card - love all the sparkle and that snowman ribbon! Thanks for joining the challenge at Digi Haven, Lisa (DT) x


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