Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Snow and/or Snowflakes with A Spoon Full of Sugar

Oh how times flies and so my apologies because my card is late for this week's challenge over at A Spoon Full of Sugar.   Our challenge this week is Snow and/or Snowflakes which is perfect for those already working on holiday cards. 

Our fabulous sponsor this week is the marvelous Nikki of Bunny Zoe's Crafts and 1 lucky player will win a £10 Gift Certificate to spend in her store.  Hope you will be able to play along with us this week because we'd love to see your creations.  So hop on over to checkout the DT's fabulous creations for inspiration.

I did something totally different for my creation this week.  Can you guess?  The Magnolia Snowman with Lantern is NOT coloured with Copics ~ shocker, no!  I took a fabulous distress ink class with the talented Angie Hunt this past weekend.  This is one of the images we coloured in class and as you can very well tell, I need LOTS OF PRACTICE. 

Papers are Bo Bunny from their Midnight Frost Collection.  Charm and brads are from my stash and the blingy snowflakes were made with Micro Fine Glitter Ritz and Sookwang Paper, all available at Skribbles and Scraps.  Love this new glitter and it has so many possibilities with the Sookwang Paper.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:



LindaC said...

For just learning to use the DI you did a great job. I have not ventured into that yet. I like your card! LC

Kylie said...

OMG - You did a fabulous job with the distress inks!! Wow, I wish I could double like that :) Fabulous work Hun,
PS - sorry for not commenting much lately, but I'm here now and ready to stalk away :)

Joanne said...

Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon:)
Joanne xo

FitterTwit said...

OMGOSH... Maria this is ADORABLE!!! Great job!

Kristel said...

This is a stunning card Maria! Really great!
Hugs Kristel

Barb Hardeman said...

Oh, no, no, no, Maria! You don't need any more practice on your distress coloring! This is just wonderful! He looks so cute with his little lantern and your layout with all the snowflakes is gorgeous. Hugs,

Tracy V. said...

Oh Maria! This is just beautiful! The more and more I see this little snowman the more I want him!! Great job and congrats on the DT!! ;-))
Tracy V

Angela said...

Maria, you've done a beautiful job coloring with your distress inks! I need to find the time to give it a try myself! Everything about this card is gorgeous. The papers are perfect and I love the layout - showcases this sweet snowman beautifully! big hugs, Angela

Craftin Kay said...

I would never have guessed this was your first time with DI. Your card is beautiful!!
Puppy kisses
Linda I

Card Crazy said...

What a sweet card. I think your coloring is great. I'm a big fan of sparkly, glittery snowflakes and I really love yours!
Sue S.

Anonymous said...

Oh he's adorable!! You did an excellent job with the distress inks!

Rene said...

How pretty! I love Magnolia snowmen! They're the cutest :D

Only By His Grace said...

A beautiful card Maria.
Your distress ink classes really paid off. You have done a fabulous job. Love the layout with the snowflakes.
Hugs Maz

Camilla said...

A beautiful card! And your colouring is stunning!
Thank you for joining us at MDUC this week.
Hugs, Camilla

Lisette Morris said...

I think your DI's look great! It's my favorite medium, have fun with it. Your card is beautiful!

Pat said...

Oh Maria...I'm still so jealous that you got to take a class with Angie!! Listen, darlin', your coloring is GORGEOUS!!!!! How absolutely beautiful. Come visit me in Richmond and you can teach me!! Pat Frank

Dewi Hasan said...

Wow...it's adorable Maria...I love the colouring of the snowman...


Candy said...

Hi Maria,
How lucky can you get - a class with the master painter!!
Your card is stunning and your colouring is great!
Hugs, Candy

Peggie said...

What an adorable card. Love the way you colored the snowman. Pretty snowflakes.

Jean said...

Maria, I love the coloring of the snowman and the layout is gorgeous and love the snow flakes.. I think the pp are just great... a perfect card..
Hugs, Jean

Ila said...

Super Cute and Fabulous!!..I love the sparkly snowflakes too!!..Hugs, Ila

Leslie Avila said...

Super duper cute Christmassy card! I can't get enough of that snowman's face! Love the hues of blue and you've colored and shaded him perfectly!

Happy Thursday~
Leslie Avila

cabio's craft corner said...

Using the distressing ink is a bit of nightmare to me since I am not good at it. I always admire others that can handle them and yours sure looks perfect to me Maria. Love the cool DP and the charm is a cute touch on this card :o)

Deeanna said...

Very pretty card.. Your coloring is amazing. Great work;}Dee

Cordine said...

Beautiful card! Loves snowy!

Debbie Dolphin said...

oh maria I so adore this snowman and your painting with inks is fab. Im such a fan of ditress inks. Thanks for joining us at MDUC this week
love debbie xxx

Leah the Orange said...

WOW, Ree! you've seriously never played with DIs before? 'cuz it certainly doesn't LOOK like you're new to the technique! your snowfella turned out FANTASTIC! gorgeous, gorgeous card. and you can give ME lessons next! :D

Angie said...


Don't sell yourself short girl - you did a beautiful job with this snowman!!! What a gorgeous card you make with him too. There is no question as to why Diana asked you to join her new DT.


PureGold said...

Oh it's gorgeous.
I love the colours and coloration is fabolous!
Hugs Rebecca

Scrapmumur said...

Oh....your card is very fantastic!!!!
I love the look and your colouring is perfect.
Thank you for your so nice comments.
Hugs, Murielle

craftyb said...

Such a cute snowman - i love this image! Excellent job at colouring with the distress inks Maria!

I just wanted to let you know that the gorgeous Tilda stamp arrived safely...I look forward to getting her inked up! Thanks again Maria! bx