Monday 25 May 2015

Snow much Joy

The weather has turned cold again brrrrrrr. But that is ok as I was making a Christmas card today. I did clear a little more of the allotment pond this morning though - managed to catch a colourless mole on the side of my face and had blood everywhere!!! Not pleasant when you are busy de-cluttering lol. Here is the pond now:

And now for my Christmas card. I wanted to use some of my peel-offs but still enter various Christmas challenges, so here is what I came up with:

The snowman is a peel-off, and he was a little so-and-so to get off the backing sheet!!! He originally said Merry Christmas in his tummy, so I cut this out and added a 'Joy' star instead. The image was coloured using promarkers, including a metallic to add some glitz, and then cut using the X-cut large frames die.This was mounted onto gold mirri card, and then onto a purple card blank. To finish purple diamantes adorn the top corners and a brown pearl was used for the obvious eye.
This was created with the following challenges in mind:
Card Mania - Pearls and swirls (the swirls are on the joy sticker)
abc-challenge J for Jewels
Jingle Belles Let it snow
alphabet challenge G for Glitz and Glam
abc-christmas J for Joy
TPE300 Anything Goes
CRAFT 312 Christmas - no green or red
Creative Corner Anything Goes
completely christmas #64 Include a candle
crafty hazelnuts 230 Die-cut or punch

I also started designing my next tattoo last night. It is going to be a phoenix for my ankle (I already have a butterfly on my right ankle), but I haven't decided how I want the wings yet. I also think the tail may need to be a little longer (or body a little shorter lol).

Thank you for taking the time to read my blog. I will post an update on my height chart on Wednesday for those who are following the progress.
Hugz Tinz


  1. Love the placement of the gems on the corners ... such a nice sparkly touch ... so very glad you *let it snow* with us at Jingle Belles.

  2. I forget that not everyone is starting out with summer weather! Love your cute little snowman even if you had to give him a 'tummy tuck". Thank you for joining us at ABC CHALLENGE! Good luck! Please join us again with your lovely work!

  3. Fabulous card - great use of peel-offs!
    Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

  4. What a cute card, the peel-off snowman is adorable! I always have great trouble getting peel-offs stuck down evenly, so I admire how skilfully you've mady your card! I hope the mole is better - they can be such a pain! Thanks for joining in at CRAFT Challenge!

    love Mags B x

  5. A great design - thanx for sharing with us at the Alphabet Challenge.
    Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

  6. Thank you so much for entering our Completely Christmas challenge 64 with your lovely creation - we hope we'll see you again soon, Hazel, DT - thanks also for entering this for my CHNC challenge 230 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for May - I'd love to see it there too. x

  7. oh my gosh how cuuuute is that snowman? such a fun & festive card! thanks for joining our snowy fun at ♥JINGLE BELLES♥!

    ps: that phoenix tattoo design is AMAZING!!! WOW!!! ♥

  8. Nice card.
    Thanks for playing along over at the Creative corner challenge blog.
    Linda -DT CCC


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