Snowman with Cocoa


snowman with cocoa

Okay here is the finished product without any errors (well at least noticeable to me!)

So of course this was done at the last minute for the monthly challenge at From the Heart Stamps…not planned. I was actually not going to worry about it and just buy next months image but I saw a sketch on a challenge at and thought it would work perfect and could be done quickly. Well, nothing goes quickly or smoothly when you are tired and have an hour before a challenge ends! I do like the finished product though and plan on making it in several different colors and patterned paper. I’m going through my scraps and if it would look cute paper pieced I’m making it. Need to use up supplies this year!!


  1. Cardmakers Card Challenge @ – sketch #5 – (original is Sweet Sunday Sketch #293)
  2. Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge #270 – Use a Sentiment
  3. Christmas Card Challenges #13 – inspirational photo –  I went with all purple and white.
  4. Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge #66 – Getting Sentiment – al
  5. Stamp of the Month @ From the Heart Stamps – use the image provided to get next months image free!


Digital Image: Snowman and Cocoa @ From the Heart Stamps (currently only $1.00)

Cardstock: Dark Purple – The Paper Studio, White and light purple – Bazzill

Patterned Paper: Recollections at Michael’s

Accents/Tools: Darci embossing folder, xyron “x” sticker maker, Cricut, Christmas Cheer Cricut Cartridge (snowflake), gem, white flock on hat

Technique: embossing, paper piecing

Snowman Cup


I have good news to announce!!! I’m a Design Team Member of Diane’s Daydream Designs!! Back in March I got a surprise email from Diane asking if I would like to join her team. I was flattered!! She has amazing images and is a Christian company which is just a blessing all by itself. I couldn’t join then as my plate was still full so I asked her if we could try in the summer. Well, here it is smack in the middle of summer so I’m going to jump in and design with these beautiful images.

Snowman Cup

This card will be one of cards we make at the Retirement Home for our Christmas Cards in July craft.
Inside says:
Wishing you a holiday
brimming with joy
and warmest wishes for a
Happy New Year!

1) July Card Sketch Challenge @ – Sketch #3 – original sketch was Sketch Saturday #224
2) Christmas Cards All Year ‘Round – Non-traditional Christmas Colors. The theme this time is non traditional colours. Simply create a card that doesn’t use the usual colours of red, green, gold etc.
3) The Squirrel and the Fox Challenge #73 – Christmas in July
4) Simply Create Too Challenge #65 – Christmas in July
5) Sweet Stamps Blog Challenge #176 – Dreaming of Snow

Digital Image: Sweet Warm Ups Color Set @ Diane’s Daydream Designs
Cardstock: Bazzill (white, Flamingo, Coco-discontinued)
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon Inkjet printer
Accents/Tools: white brads, pop dots, Darci embossing folders – lines, Paper Studio embossing folder – snowflakes

Snowman week and a sad good-bye.

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Today at For Fun Challenges we are making Christmas/Winter cards that have a snowman on them.

We are sponsored by Dearie Dolls….check it out she has several free stamps at this time.

Unfortunate this will be the last challenge at For Fun Challenges.

She is shutting the doors after 3 years to take care of other obligations.

I’m sad because this challenge has pushed me in my creativity but happy to see what God has in store.

Whenever one door closes it gives God opportunity to open another door…. just wonder what it will be.

I sure hope you will play with us this last time.


1) Card Patterns Sketch #167 – Use the sketch provided as inspiration.


Stamps/Images: Christmas Mug @ Dearie Dolls

Cardstock/Papers: Cardstock – Bazzill, Patterned Paper (striped bg paper) – Creative Imaginations, (red swirl) – Echo Park

Inks/Markers: paper pieced together after printing it on different papers

Accents/Tools: pop dots, Tombow markers, stickles, brads

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