Friday, 8 March 2013

Snowman Inspiration

This is my first post as a DT member at Winter Wonderland and I have to admit I'm a bit nervous being in the company of such a talented bunch of ladies.  Our theme for you this week is Photo Inspiration and this is my card.

This is the inspirational photograph:

I was inspired by the night sky, the snowman and the trees, don't forget to tell us what inspired you.

My image is a Hunkydory topper, but me being me, I had to cut it about a little - I cut out the main image with a Spellbinders Standard Circle Die and mounted it onto a Scalloped Circle cut from silver Mirri.  I then added several layers of decoupage.  The background was created using some dark blue spotty paper and some water colour card stock that I have torn to create the snowy base, a little glitter on the snow and some snowflakes along with a LOTV stamped sentiment complete the scene.

I have decorated the inside of my card to match the front, you can also see the decoupage in this photograph:

This week we are sponsored by the wonderful Lily of The Valley

who are offering the randomly drawn winner a £10 voucher.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

4 Crafty Chicks Challenge 132 - Die for Dies
Natalie and Amy's Challenge 7 - Die Cuts
Stamping with the Dragon - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra - Anything Christmas
Sparkles Christmas Challenge 14 - Anything Goes
Christmas Cards All Year Round March Challenge - Sparkle and Bling
Cupcake Craft Challenge 232 - Sparkle
The Corrosive Challenge 169 - All That Glitters
Delicious Doodles Challenge 26 - Use Die Cuts
Totally Papercrafts Challenge 157 - Punch It!

Make sure you pop over to the Winter Wonderland Challenge blog and take a look at the DT inspiration, we would love for you to join us this week.

Thank you for visiting me today, I really appreciate your company.



downrightcrafty said...

bless you Pauline, and this is a stunner of a first DT piece love the image and those cute little dogs and cat just fabulous
Hugs Kate xx

Beryl said...

A gorgeous card Pauline. Great image - and great design as always.
Beryl xx

KandA said...

Oh Pauline, this is just perfect. I love everything about - the colours, design, decoupage, image, everything xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Just perfect intrepretation Pauline and you have nothing to be worried about because your cards are fabulous! Susan x

Wendi said...

I agree with Susan a beautiful card and nothing to worry about because your cards are fabulous every time
Wendi x

Carol said...

Love this Pauline, the image is gorgeous and looks fabulous decoupaged. Great background too. Carol x

Sue said...

Such a beautiful card Pauline. I love the cute decoupaged image and gorgeous colours.
I have to agree with everyone else, you certainly didn't need to worry!
Sue xx

Sue B said...

Oh Wow! what a cute card Pauline!! the little pups and kitten are So cute looking up at the cheery snowman! Love the background and the way you've done the snow… it looks fab!! :-))
hope you have a good weekend!
Big hugs
Sue xx

Debbie said...

Hi Pauline...your card is gorgeous and I don't think you have anything to worry about, your cards are wonderful.
Hugs Debbie x

rachel said...

gorgeous card Pauline - you really had nothing to worry about - your work is always so clean and crisp and perfect - and wonderful - you're an asset to all DT's you're on! Have a fab weekend! Hugs Rachel x

Unknown said...

Nice cooling card, has been hot here and a pleasure to see this creation with that wonderful image lovely inside as well...luv annie

Claire said...

Lovely card Pauline, don't know why you are worried as your cards are always fabulous. Have a lovely weekend. Hugs, Claire x

Leanne said...

Nicely created, thanks so much for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks for the Die for Dies Challenge, indeed a lovely card!

Lisa Jane said...

oh this is so cute and i love the decoupage
Lisa x

Lorraine said...

This is gorgeous for your first DT card Pauline. I love the image and the fab layout. A great take on the photo.
Good to have you on board.
Lorraine x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Fab take on the photo, really great card.

Sally said...

Love your first card with us Pauline. Such a great image and love your decoration on the inside too.
Glad to have you on the team.
Have a good weekend.
Hugs Sally xx

Melodie said...

our card is beautiful and almost fits, because winter has again served with us in Germany.

Pia S said...

I really like the feel of this card! It's a lovely winter scene you've created, I like the the snowy ground and the night sky as the background scene for your snowman!

Unknown said...

Brilliant card Pauline, so cute, love snowmen, can safely say that now that spring is approaching, LOL...thank you for sharing with us at Delicious Doodles this week, good luck xx

Faye said...

Sigh! That is an adorable Christmas card. Love the rich blue. Thanks for playing at Cupcake. X

Unknown said...

What a beautiful christmas card! Lovely colors and adorable snowman! Thanks for joining my challenge over at Cupcake Craft Challenge this week! Good Luck! Hugs and sunshine

♥Gemma♥ said...

Gorgeous Christmas card hun and loving that image...
hugs and xxx

Deborah said...

Gorgeous card Pauline. You've created a lovely scene with a cute snowman.

Unknown said...

I can see how you used that inspiration and why you are on the DT this is gorgeous :D Thank you for joining us at Natalie and Amy's and good luck.

Huge hugs

Amy xx

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Vicky said...

Gorgeous wintery night card :)

carol said...

Gorgeous Christmas card, thanks for sharing your fab creation with us at TPC x carol

Denise@DigiHaven said...

Pauline, this is beautiful. I love your design and the image is wonderful. Thank you for joining us at CCAYR this month. ♥ Denise

Jacqueline Smith said...

Fabulous card, love all the details on your card! Thanks for playing with us at Stamping with the Dragon!

Linda Palmer said...

What a darling card! Love the colors, beautiful design and coloring on this. Beautiful bright colors. Thanks for joining us at the Corrosive Challenge Blog. I love your snow scene.

Hazel said...

Congrats on your DT appointment and what a fantastic start with this gorgeous card. I am so sorry that I got behind with commenting, so this is very late - thanks for entering my CHNC challenge extra for March – hope to see you again soon. x

lalkygirl said...

Fab card Pauline the decoupaged snowman
Thanks for joining us at CCAYR and good luck
Tracey x