Thursday, 10 June 2021

Be Merry

I have been meaning to get around to making a card for the challenge at CAS Christmas for ages, but my supply of snowmen stamps seems to be limited to two... which is all that I could find this time. I used one of the images for last month's challenge and this is the other. I may have others squirreled away somewhere, but I can neither remember if I have any, nor find any that I've forgotten about.
This one is a really old wood mounted stamp from Hampton Arts. I simply gently coloured him with alcohol pens. 
I knew that I wanted to make an aperture for him to peep through but couldn't decide on the size of the square it should go into. I wanted to choose a stamp for the sentiment whose font matched the lines of the stamp for weight and style and the first one I tried, seemed perfect apart from the fact that I couldn't get a decent impression from it. I tried it about three or four times and in the end decided that it was because it was a freebie  stamp from a mag it wasn't quite the quality I like. This one, from Penny Black, stamped perfectly first time! 
The dies I used for the front panel are from Presscut and are really skinny, meaning that they make the cut edge the same  (without any embossed edge) whether it's on the outside of a panel or the inside of an aperture.
Fezziwig's Festive Frolics - Cold and Frosty



  1. Adorable little snowman and love that circular frame, so glad you found it in your stash :) Thanks for joining us at CAS Christmas :)

  2. Ah what a sweet card, I love the little snowman peeping. Thanks for sharing with me over on Fezziwigs, Hazel xx

  3. Your card is adorable! Great design with the snowman peeking out through the frame. Thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps and More!

  4. Your snowman peeping through the circle window is so cute, Chrissie! Such a lovely CAS Christmas card!
    I really enjoyed reading your thought process of making this card. I think you chose the right size of the square panel. And you finally found a perfect sentiment stamp whose weight and style match the lines of the image. It was worth trying many times. Thank you so much for sharing this well-thought-out snowman card with us at CAS Christmas!
    Hideko xx

  5. Another wonderful creation! The snowman is so cute!!
    Thanks so much for sharing again this month at my Crafty Wednesday challenge!
    Ellibelle's Corner

  6. Oh my gosh ... this is SUPER CUTE, Chrissie! I love the expression on his face! He looks 3-D with your colouring. Great framing! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Christmas! xx

  7. I love your little snowman framed front and center on your card Chrissie - great design with the squares and then the circle in the middle! Thanks for joining us at CAS Christmas!

  8. Just adorable!! love hime peeking out of the circle!!

  9. What a fabulous CAS card! The framing and colouring really make the image pop!

  10. This is such a cute snowman, love him peeping out of the porthole, Cathy x

  11. Gorgeous card Chrissie. Love your snowman.
    Thanks so much for joining us for our Merry Little Christmas Challenge for Jun 2021.
    We hope to see you again soon,
    Lou DT xo
    JemLou Productions


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