C.R.A.F.T. Challenge- Snowflake Kisses

     Happy New Year. I realized I haven’t been here since the holidays, so let me first wish all of you the best for 2013! Slowly, it seems, we are all making our way back to our blogs after the holidays. It is great to see all the new challenges up and running.
     Today marks my first challenge for the C.R.A.F.T. Challenge Blog.  I was so excited to be invited to be a Guest Designer for the month of January…how cool is that to meet a new group of ladies who are super creative and sweet, as well as get to join in on the fun of their challenges for the month! This week our challenge is a color challenge.

      Any project with the color combination above will be eligible for a prize.  At C.R.A.F.T. Challenges, prizes are awarded to SEVERAL randomly drawn “winners”.  There are also “Top 3” winners selected each week who will receive a badge to display on their blog. Last there is a Star of the Month winner selected at the end of each month who will receive a prize from one of their sponsors!  Whew, it is hard NOT to win! You will have from now until Wednesday, January 16th (1pm EST/6pm GMT) to post your project in our Inlinkz and link back to your blog.
     For my design team entry, (get your sunglasses on) I selected “Snowy Tilda” by Magnolia. I don’t color Maggies as often as I buy them, and having a chance this holiday break to “organize” my craft room gave me the opportunity to play with some stamps that were still in the package!  She is just perfect for any winter card! She is colored with copics (listed below).

 The design paper is from Lili of the Valley- “Frosty Christmas”. The cardstock is Bazzill’s “Bling” collection. The sentiment is from Create with TLC (digi sentiments) and they have a sentiment for every occasion you can think of!  Thanks Carla! Last, I ran the die cut snowflake border by Memory Box and Marvy Jumbo Punch (snowflake) through the Xyron and adhered MS glitter and Diamond Stickles – easy peasy.  Flowers and heart pearls by Wild Orchid Crafts and “berries” (blue and white) by Magnolia. Swarovski crystals, Snowflake buttons and Decor Art Glamour Dust from Michaels. Viva Decor Pearl Paint (white) and Transparent Glitter applied with Pebbles Chalk and Stormy Sky Distress ink around image.

        Here’s a close up of the image and sentiment:

         So, you can sing the “blues’ or play some “blues” music, but remember to COLOR your creation with some BLUES to join this challenge.  Take a look at what our DESIGN TEAM created for a little inspiration! Have a great day and thank you for you kind comments! (This card, along with others I have made, is available for sale in my ETSY shop HERE.

Copics: B39, 37, 34 & 32 and Fluorescent Blue copic
Hair: E29, 25, 31 & 50
E41, 40 gloves, scarf
Skin: E13. 11, 00, 000, R20, R21

I will be entering the following challenges:
Crafty Sentiments- Sparkle and Shine
Inky Chicks- Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door- Anything Goes
Christmas at Sweet Stampin- Cold and Frosty
Divas by Design- Anything Goes
Stampavie & More- Blue and White
The Perfect Sentiment-Winter
Creative Card Crew- Snow and Ice
Outlawz- Tuesday Color Challenge
Magnolia Down Under- Anything Goes
Craftymess Challenge- Show Some Sparkle
Sweet Stampin Challenge- White plus one other color
Tilda’s Town- Anything Goes
Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia- Something New
Crafts and Me- Winter Wonderland
Loves Rubber Stamps- Dies or Punches
Cute Card Thursday- Beat the Blues
Pixie Dust Studio – Winter
Art Impressions Stamps – Bling it On

This Post Has 30 Comments

  1. Christa

    Great colouring and a beautiful card ! Thank you for joining us at Tilda's Town this week. Christa.

  2. This is gorgeous. I love the cute image and that sentiment is so sweet.
    Thank you for sharing it with us at Creative Card Crew.

    Cathy DT

  3. Happy New Year Ann Marie, gorgeous card I love your strong colouring. Dont forget we have a challenge next week. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  4. Gail

    Oh, this card is absolutely beautiful. The color is outstanding. I love your coloring, the layout, your papers, your embellishments. This is a GREAT card. Thanks so much for playing with us at the Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Challenge! Hugs, Gail

  5. Chris

    Gorgeous card! Beautiful colouring and lovely design. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week!

  6. Unknown

    Hi Ann Marie, oh my this is just stunning! Such a sweet image, beautiful colouring and a perfect colour choice.

    Thanks for joining in with us this week at Sweet Stampin.


  7. coops

    so beautiful.gorgeous shades of blue and i love your pretty details and sweet tilda 😀

    xx coops xx

  8. mae

    Beautiful creation! Your coloring is lovely and I love the shades of blue! Thanks for joining us at Tilda's Town this week.

  9. Pamela

    Beautiful cold and frosty card, thank you for joining us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'

    Pam x

  10. Your project is just gorgeous – love all the wintery sparkle!
    Thanx so much for joining us at MDUC for our Anything Goes challenge.

  11. What a really awesome card, love the colors that you used and all the details on your card! Thanks for playing with us at Loves Rubberstamps!

  12. rachel

    such a stunning card – love the sparkle – beautiful – thanks for joining us at crafty sentiments this time and good luck xx

  13. Those blues are STUNNING!!! Your coloring is absolutely gorgeous! You did a beautiful job! Thank you so much for playing along at Loves Rubberstamps this week!

  14. Oh I love this card – its so cute! 🙂

    Gorgeous details!

    Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin,



  15. Louise

    Wow super card I so love all the blue (my fav colour)and the sentiment is so sweet.
    Louise xx

  16. Fantastic. I love the blue but I really love the sparkle. Sentiment is wonderful…joann sassy raggedy

  17. Debs

    What a stunning card!! Amazing colouring.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Stampavie and More this time.
    Debs xx

  18. Beautiful blues. I love your coloring. Great sparkle the the Memory Box Die. Thanks for sharing at LRS.

  19. Anne

    Stunning card!!! Your colouring is fabulous and what can I say about the layout and use of embellies other than WOW!!
    Thanks for playing along with Crafty Sentiment Designs and good luck.
    Anne x

  20. Anne H.

    WOW – your card is amazing!
    An adorable image and your coloring is fab! Beautiful colors and lovely details.
    Thanks for joining us at Stampavie and More.

  21. Unknown

    Your card is absolutely beautiful! Love the coloring and just the right amount of sparkle! Thanks for playing along with Creative Card Crew!

  22. RoseC

    Oh, Ann Marie . . . your beautifully colored Snowy Tilda looks fabulous on this wonderful blue card. Lovin' your snowy background and sparkling embellishments too! So glad to see this entry at the Crafts and Me Stamps Winter Wonderland month-long bumper challenge. Hugz, ~ Rose

  23. Sandy

    Gorgeous!!! I wish we would get some snow here in Western North Carolina!

  24. What A great card you have made. Thanks you for joining us at the Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia challenge blog.


  25. A fabulously frosty card! Thank you for playing at Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia. Tracey x

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