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Thursday, October 25, 2012

2 Months Till Christmas Hop!!

Did you know that it is only 2 Months Till Christmas!  Yup I said it, only 61 DAYS TO GO!!!  Are you excited? Have you started making your Christmas Cards yet? How about your shopping?  Have you started?  Well I have already made 28 cards and have a bunch of shopping already completed for the big day!  Please don't hate me, it is only because I am sooooo excited about Christmas and can't wait for it to arrive!  Looking so forward to decorating, wrapping, driving around to look at all the lights and handing out my cards to friends and family.

If you are following today's hop you should have arrived here from the wonderful Kerry's Blog, but if you happend to pop in to see what I was up to, and want to start at the beginning of our fun Christmas hop then head over to my friend Mary's Blog. 

Each person in the hop will have two Christmas/Winter projects to share with you today, and we have some very talented ladies so I am sure you will be inspired and you won't want to miss seeing what they have made for you this month!

Today I have two Snowmen cards to show to you and I also have some Christmas Candy to offer you so be sure to read through the entire post to find out how you could win!

Here is my first card I have for you to see using Whipper Snappers "Snow is Overrated!".....
* 4x5.5 Card & Envelope
* Copic Xpress Paper
* Copic Markers (colours used lited below)
* Image:  Whipper Snapper, Snow is Overrated
* Memento Inks:  Tuxedo Black & Rich Cocoa
* Patterned Paper:  BoBunny 6x6 Paper Pad, Snowfall Collection
* Brown Cardstock: 6x6 Nature Pack fromlocal $ Store
* Sentiment: Hot off the Press Inc., Mittens
* 3 Tone Blue Twine
* Brown Button:  My Favorite Things Buttons, Hot Fudge
* Snowflake Button: Michaels
* Versa Mark Chalk Ink: Night Sky (for around sentiment)
* ColorBox Chalk: Chestnut Roan (for around image, patterned paper and card)
* Fairy Dust Glitter (for bell, snow, snowman and on patterned paper)
* Glue Dots

Here is a close up of the image to show you the Copic colours used.....
* SKIS:  E33, E31, E30
* BELL:  C1
* SNOWMAN & SNOW: BG000, BG0000
* CARROT:  YR14, YR12
* BROWNS:  E29, E27, E25, E23
* BLUES:  B99,B97, B95, B93

So what do you think so far?  Isn't that little snowman just the cutest!!!!  Well don't go anywhere yet, as I have another card to show you using Kraftin' Kimmie's "Frosty Winter Friends" Snowman!.....

* 4x5.5 Card & Envelope
* Copic Xpress Paper
* Copic Markers (colours used lited below)
* Image & Sentiment:  Kraftin' Kimmie's, Frosty Winter Friends
* Memento Inks: Tuxedo Black
* Patterned Paper:  Basic Grey 6x6 Paper Pad, Aspen Frost
* Red & White Cardstock: Michaels 8.5x11 Paper Packs
* Candy Cane Twine
* Creative Memeories Snowflake Punch
* Your Next Stamp, Red Swirl "Glittered Skittles"
* ColorBox Chalk:  Lipstick Red
* Glue Dots
* 3D Pop Dots

Here is a close up of the image to show you the Copic colours used as well as the Red Swirl Glittered Skittle!.....
* BIRDS:  R59, R46, Y19
* SNOWMAN: B000, B0000, 0
* JACKET:  YG67,YG63, YG61 + G28 (trim) + R59, R24 (buttons)
* SCARF:  R59, R49, R24 + G28
* MITTENS:  R59, R49, R24
* BOOTS:  E79,E77, E74, R46, R24
* LEGS: E37,E33
* CARROT: YR18, YR16, YR14

Well that is my 2 projects for you today.  If you are following the Christmas Hop you will be heading over to the talented Tara's blog after me =)  I have included a list of the Hop order below for you in case you get lost along the way.

I hope that you enjoyed my cards today and maybe I inspired you to get started or continue working on some Christmas cards of your own..... 

As promised, here is the Christmas Candy I am offering this month on the hop.  It is a brand new/still in package  Kraftin' Kimmie's, Frosty Winter Friends stamp & sentiment that I used on my second card in today's post.

All you need to do for your chance to win this Christmas Candy is to;
1.)  Leave a comment on this post
2.)  Put a picture of my candy on your sidebar linking back to this post.
You do not have to be a follower, but if you like my blog and my cards, I would love to have you as a crafty friend!

I will post the winner of this Christmas Candy on my November 12th post, so that the winner may receive the prize in time to make some Christmas Cards of their own =)

* Christmas Crafting - Buttons & Twine (Ends OCtober 31st)
* Shopping Our Stash Challenge #74-Out of a Jar or Use a Jar , My Glitter on my first card is out of a jar! (Ends October 29th)

Thanks for visiting me today and I hope to see you again soon!

Until Next Time, Keep Crafting!


  1. Fabulous cards Shari, love them both.
    Caz x

  2. Both of your snowmen are so cute. Like the baker's twine on both. Glad I am back in the swing of things this month too. Wonderful job, BFF. Socks!!

  3. Shari, your cards are fantabulous as usual :) You colouring is fantastic! I added your candy to my sidebar :)


  4. I love your little snowmen cards!

  5. Both are so cute...the first one's my fav! Lee-Ann :)

  6. Love your cards like always :D. I figured you would use the Kraftin Kimmie snow man. May it have been the insparation from Krafty day :). And obvcourse I LOVE the Whipper Snapper Snow man because he is just so cute :)and you know how i love cutesy things.

  7. Soooo cute. Thanks for allowing me to be part of your blog hop again. I to am looking forward to Christmas except for the wrapping. lol

  8. Adorable cards. I have to say I am partial to the little snowman with the skis. So darn cute! I love the background papers and your blues and browns really make this little guy pop. Awesome coloring!

    Thank you so very much for playing with us at Stamptacular Sunday! We are so happy that you could join in the fun.

    :) Pam

  9. It seems like warm & cozy would be bad for snowmen, but these two look warm and cozy and pretty happy about it! Maybe they're wearing special freezey cloth, so they're cold and cozy... I may be thinking too hard about this, don't you think?

  10. Love the background papers you have chosen on each card it complements the images beautifully. Great use of button and twine. Thank you for joining in at Christmas Crafting this month.

  11. Wow there are not that many day's left to Christmas when you start posting numbers YIKES !!! Beautiful Cards love those snowmen cards
    thanks for the chance I've linked you all up on my sidebar hugs Nikki C

  12. Oh Shari both these cards are soooo cute! The snowman on the first one just makes me smile ear to ear!!! And the colours you choose were just perfect! TFS and have fun over the next two months getting ready for Christmas ;)

  13. Love these little Snowmen,super cute! Great job! Hope you have a great weekend.

  14. Well, I'm going to run around & panic now! You're way ahead of me...I've got a whole 7 cards done up and no presents yet - we start the first weekend in November as a rule ;) lol!
    Both of these cards are fabulous & the images are amazing - I especially love the snowman plunked down with the skis. Too cute! Thanks so much for playing with jars at Shopping our Stash :)

  15. Fantastic Hop but Georgiana hasn't posted anything just to let you know

  16. Wow, what funny cards! I am not a blogger, but would love to follow all of you. This is fun!

  17. These cards are both fantastic. I love WS stamps and you've done an amazing job coloring him up especially with those gorgeous browns!!


  18. So glad came across your blog, new follower, and your creations are simply stunning, love the snowman's and colour combination. Love everything about Christmas makes you feel like a kid all over again. Thanks also for sharing some candy, a very cute snowman . Such a wonderful blog to follow can't wait for your next creation Hugs Denise xx


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