Thursday, November 25, 2010

The Creative Cottage Challenge & Another Free Digi

Hiya blogging friends! I've been MIA on the blogging front for a week or so, so apologies for not having had time to visit you all lately. Consequently I have a little surprise to offer you at the end of this post as a way of an apology for my absence. First things first though, we have a new challenge over at The Creative Cottage Challenge blog, the theme this fortnight has been chosen by our lovely DT member Carol, who would like to see your 'Untraditional Christmas' colours on your projects... that means NO reds, greens & golds!

For my card I've used the gorgeous Lavendar Sky Paper Pack from The Creative Cottage, I think this works so well for wintery scenes! The little snowman image is my own drawing which I made into a digi, I've coloured him with my lovely Promarkers and added glitter for a bit of snowy bling. The little stars were cut (with scissors cos no start punch... will have to ask santa for that) from some of the papers, and I added the raffia and the pearls to finish off. I'm entering my card into the Passion For Promarkers Challenge 'Old & New'... my digi is new and my raffia has been in my stash for ages, A Spoon Full Of Sugar 'Anything Goes', Simon Says Stamp Challenge 'Let it Snow', Stampin For The Weekend 'Winter' and finally ABC Challenge I is for Ice & Snow. Here's a closer look at the image on the card...

Don't forget that there's a £10 Gift Voucher up for grabs from The Creative Cottage for one lucky winner, and I can assure you that you won't have trouble spending it in the shop!

Ok, the surprise is this little snowman digi, I've called it 'Snow Hello'... so if you'd like him just click on the image to make it larger then right-click and save to your computer. All I ask is that you give me credit if you use the image. This freebie is for private use only and still has my copyright, it may not be used commercially and turned into a rubber stamp or sold in any other way. Please let me know if you use him, I'd love to see any projects you make!

It's snowing outside so I'm off to make a nice hot cuppa before I get started on cooking the tea! Thanks so much for visiting!

44 comments:

Craftyanny said...

Fab card Shelley, love your choice of papers:)
Thanks too for the snowman, he's cute as a button
Anne

Rhonda Miller said...

What a cute card. Thanks for the fun freebie.

Sue C said...

Great card Shelly, love the alternative colours, the stars really pop ! Thanks for joining us at PfP. Sue C x

TG said...

Gorgeous card Shelly. Thanks for joining us with our special PfP challenge and blog hop, good luck.
Hugs Tracy x

susan said...

Your snowman looks wonderful with those papers. Thank you for this little guy! He is adorable and I love the tiny bird, too.

Vixx handmade cards said...

Fantastic card Shelly!, love the colours you have chosen and fab layout too.
Thanks for the freebie hun, it's gorgeous!
hugs Vicky xx

Gro said...

Beautiful. And great colours.
Thanks for joining us at PFP :o)

coops said...

gorgeous card shelly.your snowman is fab and i love the colours and stars.
thanks for joining us at PFP and good luck :D

xx coops xx

debby4000 said...

Oh I love your fabulous card Shelly, its so cute and great colours too.
luv
Debby

Tracy said...

fab card Shelly i love the colour combo and your image is so fabulous, you are so clever. thanks for the freebie. hugs Tracy x

Lau W said...

Shelly, j'adore ce bonhomme, merci de nous l'offrir :-))
Ta carte est toute jolie et les couleurs sont extras !
Ici, il fait très froid, 0° mais le soleil reste parmi nous encore un peu :-)
Bisous et bon week-end !

Catherine said...

Hello Sweetie Pie ! Your card is simply delicious Shelly ! I love those colours ! Thank you so much for the cute cute little snowman ! It's so sweet ! Love it to bits ! Lots of hugs and love from Catherine

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Shelly, what a gorgeous card. The image is adorable and your colouring is fab. Thanks for joining in with our special challenge and blog hop over at PFP. Hugs, Denise x
ps love the cute snowman, thanks for sharing him (I haven't got around to using your other one yet - sorry)

Lindsey said...

Oh this is gorgeous! Love the colours and papers and the snowman is a cutie (thanks for him!)
Linds x

Caryn said...

Thank you so much for sharing your fabulous card with us and joining in the fun at Passion for ProMarkers.

Hugs,
Caryn xxx

Michele said...

Such a gorgeous card Shelly. Love the colours you've used and the design also. Thanks for joining us this week at PFP. Hugs Michele x

pickle said...

This is adorable Shelley . I love the colourway xx

Emma said...

Such a gorgeous card, love your snowman and the colours.
Thanks for joining us at PFP and good luck.
Hugs Emma x

Donna said...

Gorgeous card Shelly, love the papers and colours and WOW to your little snowman...how clever are you...he's gorgeous...I have saved him and will deffo let you know when I've used him..thank you so much for sharing :) Donna x

Julie said...

Fab card Shelley - lovely image and layout!! Love the raffia too! Thanks for joining us at PFP this week and thanks for sharing your gorgeous digi snowman!! Juliex

Suzie McFloozy said...

Just had to pop by and let you know how much I LOVE your card this week Shelly - made extra special since you created that superb snowman too !
You are clever - I have snagged him and plan to use him on some of my crimbo cards - thanks xx
The lavender sky papers look fab with him - great hun x
Keep warm ((hugs)) Suzie xx

Anonymous said...

Great card. Thank you for the image.

Foxycrafts said...

He's adorable! Thanks for sharing.

Love Joan xx

Moments by Marla said...

Super cute snowman. Thank you!

Jayne said...

Really sweet image Shelly, thank you. Great card too!

Marilou said...

What an adorable snowman!! Thank you.

GrammaR said...

Love your untraditional color choice! And I can never get too many snowmen. Thank you for sharing him with us.

grandmalee said...

Thanks for the adorable snowman! Adorable card!

Dawn Frost said...

What a gorgeous snowman, thanks so much!

Vickie said...

Sweet snowman and the card is so pretty. Love the colors! Thank you:)

Sue said...

Love your card and thank you so much for the delightful snowman

Clare Brown said...

fabulous card. I love the lavender colour pallete and the ribbon is gorgeous.

goodluck at abc challenges this week

clare x

weva said...

Thank you!!!

weva

Anonymous said...

love this image thank you

Tracey Brossart said...

Very cute card and I love the digi! Thank you! :)

Bubbles said...

Fabby card Shelley, thank you so much for the wonderful snowman image.
Joanne x

Anonymous said...

Adorable little guy. Thanks

Cleah said...

Thank you for the cute freebies!
Cleah

Claudia7 said...

Thank you for sharing this cute snowman.

mamichelle said...

How adorable! Thank you for sharing. Fantastic card!!!

Debs said...

gorgeous card..love the snowman :0)...thanks for sharing it with us at PFP..Debs x

Cindy in Wisconsin said...

Thank you for the sweet snowman! I appreciate your sharing him with us very much!

Andie's Space said...

Hi
What a fab card. Love the image & your wonderful colouring. Such a gorgeous colour scheme, it's lovely. Thanks for joining our special challenge at Passion For Promarkers.
Hugs,
Andie xx

jg said...

Very cute! Thanks.