Sunday, November 8, 2009

Saturday Sketch

I'm still waiting to hear from Niki who won Wednesday's card give away. Niki, if you see this please e mail me at and tell me your mailing address so I can get the card out to you. If I don't hear from Niki by tomorrow I will have pick a new winner.

Before I get to today's card I wanted to tell you about something fun and new going on at Squigglefly. They have started a new feature called Nab It. There will be an image picked each day to be the "nab it" item of the day. That image will be up for a super low price, but there are only so many of the images available at the low price. Once they've been nabbed up it's gone. Head over to Squigglefly and see what image is up for a special price today!

I'm sorry I never got back yesterday with a card. I have not been able to get as much crafting time in as I usually have. I did sit down last night and make this card for the Paper Craft Planet Saturday Sketch challenge.

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I used the adorable Marching Snowman that Cheryl Alger drew. I colored him with copic markers and used papers from Brenda Walton and Debbie Mumm. The border behind the image panel is a strip of white card stock that I punched with a Martha Stewart snowflake punch. Stickles was added to the image for the snow and also on the snowman's star baton.

Take a close look at the snowflake embellishment. The red and white snowflakes are punched from card stock, but see the largest snowflake? Can you guess what that is? It's mailing foam! I ran a piece of it through the cuttlebug with a snowflake die from Spellbinders! I really like it because it's lightweight and it looks sparkley on it's own! Unfortunately the foam is too thick to go into my punches.

I'm off to plan menus for the week and make my grocery list out! I hope you have a wonderful Sunday, and thanks for looking!


Always with a Sentiment said...

Hello Holly, how are you today. Love the card, the design is brilliant and sets off the lovely image. I think the snowflake idea is fabulous, looks great.
Have a nice day.
Love Sandra xx

freida said...

WOW...Squigglefly is at it again! There is ALWAYS something going on over there! Thanks, SF, for this new clever attraction! YOU ROCK!

Holly, this card is SOOO CREATIVE! FABULOUS job coloring this ADORABLE image and what a FANTASTIC design you have going on here! LOVE the DPs you used and what about your recycling tip! HOW BRILLIANT! This looks AMAZING! Doesn't it give you a charge when you can make good use of discarded items? Whaa Hooo! Now I'm gonna search all those empty boxes! :)


Stef H said...

such a stunning card. mailing foam?????? i'll just be the trash men hate you - lol!!!! and i thought i was good with bubble wrap dabbed in ink for a background!!! you get the award. i concede - lol.


Linda said...

Holly I love your card. It is so cute and what a great idea to use mailing foam! Your saving the earth!

Tracey said...

WHat an adorable card Holly! Love that cute image!! xx

bumblebee creations said...

I love this card!!! Those papers look perfect with this fun fun image! I wish I was as organized as you are about meals!!! Love the new feature on the SF site!!!

Kim said...

Love this Holly! Your snowflake is so pretty!!!!!

Shawna said...

Mailing foam! You are a clever girl!! Beautiful card!

Maria Matter said...

I love this new Nab it idea, what fun!

Beautiful card Holly...these new snowmen are fab! Great sketch too!

Your cleverness is showing again! lol great idea with the mailing foam!
Hope you're enjoying your Sunday!
Hey, could you send me a copy of your menus for the I don't have to think too much this week! lol I try to think as little as possible! :)
take care
blessings, Maria

Vicki said...

Holly your card is so darn cute...really like the 4 squares of paper laid out like that...and the creative is that??? And the image! I love snowmen! Hope your day was a good one Holly.


Ila said...

Your card is Gorgeous!!..the image is so cute..the papers and coloring is Fabulous. I love that snowflake..what a great idea!!..Hugs, Ila

Pam in Ar. said...

I LOVE this card!! So many different things done on it...First, I like the look of the different colored squares for the corner. I love the way you punched out the snowflakes and used the paper that was punched from...the snowman is the cuttest little guy!!

Great job Holly!!

Susie M. said...

WOW!! what a great card! I love this!! the DP is perfect and really makes the image stand out. Nice job holly!

Anonymous said...

Oh wow!! This is soooo adorable Holly!! I love the layout on this and those colors you've used are awesome!! I really like this image!! It's a cutie!! :) Hope you don't get sick of me but you didn't think I was going to let your blog go by without catching up with what you're doing, did you?!!! LOL!!