Monday, November 22, 2010

Snowy Hug Thank You

This card made Top 5 at Stamp Stomething!

I just finished another holiday card with a twist - a thank you card.  So many thank you cards need to be written during the holiday season I figured I would get a head start on a few of them as well.  This one was created with several challenges in mind.  I followed the sketch from the Pixie Cottage challenge blog and I love how it turned out.  The papers I used are from a My Mind's Eye Glitter Christmas stack I bought last year and I really love how glittery and sparkly the paper is, although it's difficult to see in the pictures.  My image is Snowy Hug and can be purchased here at 7Kids College Fund.  I colored the image in with my Copics, added Polar White Flower Soft to the trim of Tilda and Snowy's hats and Tilda's jacket, on top of the broom, and at the bottom by Tilda's feet.  I then outlined Snowy with Diamond Stickles to make him sparkle and shine some more.  I outlined the square with one of my complimentary shades of Copics I used, just to tie it all together.  I added a Snowflake Christmas ornament from Michaels in the bottom right hand corner and a computer generated "Thanks" sentiment up top.

Here's another angle of it - I was really trying to capture some of the glitter, but it just doesn't shine through the picture as it does in real life.  I love the brown with the shades of blue I used - I think they went well together!

Here's a picture of the inside, which I decorated as well.  I added a ribbon and a bow to the top panel with another snowflake christmas ornament.  For the bottom panel, I just made an insert for my personal sentiment, along with a "Thank You from the bottom of my heart" stamp from Stampabilities.  I love this sentiment for my thank you cards!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Pixie Cottage - Sketch opt. Ribbons and Bows
7Kids Challenge - Give Thanks
Creative Card Crew - Let's Give Thanks
Stamp Something - Thankful Somethings
Sentimental Sundays - Thoroughly Thankful
Paper Playtime - Thank You
Simon Says Stamp - Sparkle
Totally Gorjuss - Not So Traditional
Meljensdesignsdt - Sparkle and Shine
Delightful Sketches - Baby It's Cold Outside
Totally Papercrafts - Snow and Snowflakes
Paper Play - Let it Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow
Pollycraft Challenge - Feeling Blue
Colour Create - Robin's Egg Blue, Sea Foam, and Cream with option of Winter
Bizzy Bec's November Challenge - Cute and Sweet
Pile It On - Winter Means


  1. oh this is just gorgoues,love that image and love the way you have done,the card,both inside and out,bless you for playing at the pixie cottage this week,hope too see you again soon,love hugs cheryl xx

  2. super sweet! perfect for a 'chilly' warm thank you!! LOVE the blue/brown combo~ as my bedroom and kitchen will atest. :) fab card!!! thank you for sharing at the pixie cottage!

  3. Such a cute festive card. I love all the shine and texture. It's been snowing in my neck of the woods and I'm not feeling to thankful for it, lol. I guess I need to hug a snowman. ;) Thanks for sharing!

    Lisa Summerhays
    7 Kids College Fund DT

  4. Lovely card its just soo super sweet! Thanks playing along with Sentimental Sundays this week! Hugz Sal xx

  5. Beautiful, awesome coloring and a lovely snowflake!!
    Thanks for joining the Pixie Cottage this week.
    Adrina XX

  6. Fabby card, thanks for joining us over at Sentimental Sundays!

  7. This is a gorgues card, very sweet. You used also the sketch very well. Thank you for joining The Pixie Cottage Challenge.

  8. Fabulous card!
    Thanks so much for playing in The Pixie Cottage this week :)

  9. Great winter project!
    Thanks for Piling It On this week.

  10. Gorgeous card inside and out! Thank you for joining our Thoroughly Thankful challenge at Sentimental Sundays


  11. Adore your snowy creation!

    Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week. ♥

  12. Great idea to make a Christmas thank you this side of the hols. And a fab card it is too!!

    Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week.

    Julie :o)

  13. A great card, and a great bow! Thank you for playing with The Pixie Cottage this week.

  14. Hiya

    Fantastic card, love the image so cute and so beautifully coloured, thanks forjoining us at tpc


  15. Oh this is just gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Bizzy Becs. Hugs Jackie

  16. This is wonderful. Wow! I love it. Thanks for joining us at Pile It On this week.

  17. What a great card! Love the image you chose and all the sparkle. Thanks so much for playing with us this week at Paper Playtime :)


  18. Hi ya
    wow a totally gorgeous card, awesome colouring, lovely papers & design,thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

  19. This is stunning i love the colour combo it all works perfectly together! Thanks playing along with Sentimental Sundays this week! Hugz Sal xx

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  21. Love your layout and the gorgeous papers. This image is adorable and the colouring is beautiful!

    Thanks for joining us at Colour Create Challenge this week.

    Sharon x

  22. That is so beautiful! I love that image. TFS @ PPT, Sandra

  23. GORGEOUS,love the papers and your fabulous colouring!!! Thanks for joining us at Bizzy Becs!!
    Hugs xx

  24. What a cutie!! Love the papers and layout. Very nice. Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays!

  25. This is a lovely christmas card!
    thanks for joining SFTW!
    Hugs DI xxx

  26. Oh she's so precious!! I adore the snowflakes on this and your fab coloring!! Thanks for joining in our challenge at Stamp Something!!HUGS