Friday 22 January 2021

Crafty Catz Challenge #535 - Optional theme is Winter Fun

Good morning, I hope you're all safe and healthy and coping with life as it is these days, I know it's easier for some than it is for others to accept the necessary restrictions on our lives, hopefully it won't be too much longer before they can be gradually lifted and we can return to some sort of normality. In the meantime keep on crafting!

Our new challenge at Crafty Catz is hosted by our lovely Christine, her chosen theme is 'Winter Fun' (optional as always) and our sponsor is none other than the fabulous

Bugaboo Stamps

I combined two images on my card and added a stamped sentiment

Snowflake Frame  and Snowmen Fun, I went  over the lines of the frame digi with a clear sparkle pen and added some Cosmic Shimmer Twinkles here and there, it looks so pretty and sparkly IRL, you can see it a bit better in the photo below which I took under a lamp.

There's loads more to see over at Crafty Catz where my lovely teamies have been busy creating some fun inspiration for you, hope you can find the time to play along.
Thanks for stopping by
have a good and safe weekend

Challenge entries:
TIOT Winter Blues


As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Fabulous card using the two images
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Aunty Sue said...

Fab card Chris love this frame and the mono feel to your card. Have a good week

Janette said...

This is gorgeous and glitzy and I quite love it Chris.xx

tilly said...

I love this with the combined images and the sparkle, a super card, xx

meg said...

A wonderful make, love the frame and snowmen, the blue tones give a great icy feel to the card

chrissy xx said...

Oh Yes! A Christmas card.
LOve the two images you've used Chris.
LOts of Sparkle and they sure are a happy bunch.
LOts of flooding, but, mostly just into the fields!

Pat said...

Super card Chris I love this image of the snowmen, I love using it and I think it looks great the way you have framed it. Thanks also for playing along at our challenge at My Time to Craft.

Pat xx

Donna Ellis said...

What a great photography of that darling, sparkly snowflake frame, Chris. I can see all the shimmer and shine, so it must look really fantastic in real life. Your happy snow people look especially festive decked out in blue. It's darling! I feel for lots of my friends who are not dealing well with the COVID restrictions. Emotionally and psychologically, I can "hear" the weariness, toil, and hardship they are facing. Others are doing just fine. It hits all of us in different ways. One of my friends is especially having a hard time because her husband's Alzheimers has radically worsened. He doesn't understand what's happening, refuses medications, and his personality has changed from a caring, loving husband, to a difficult tyrant. I really do feel for her, so am careful to listen to her frustrations without saying much. (I know, hard to believe that I can be quiet, right? giggle). But sometimes friends just need to "let it all hang out" without worry of being judged. My 2nd eye surgery is on Feb 10. Unfortunately, the first surgery triggered the myofascial issues in the left side of my face and eye, so it looks a bit weird and feels uncomfortable, but I can see distances much better. I'm not sure when the 3rd surgery will be scheduled. But I feel grateful this can be done at all, especially during COVID. I heard that the new strain in the UK is very transmissible, and it is found in 28 states here now, too. Be safe, my dearest of blogging friends! hugs, de

Lisa Lynn said...

Your card is adorable with combo of the two images. We had it -1 this am and now with the sun out it's 14, brrrr. Covid or not it's too cold to go out, lol.

dj said...

That little tribe of snowman is perfect for our "let it snow" challenge over at Cardz 4 stinkin cute!! Thanks for joining the fun and playing along with our challenge!!

Kathleen said...

What a fabulous card, love the images, and a super combination, looks like one stamp. The background is stunning.

Kath x

Chrissy said...

Fabulous fun snowman card Chris, I love the edging and can see the sparkle, gorgeous card.


Claudia said...

Oh, oh, oh, I loooovvvveeee glitter and your picture shows it very perfect. Such a lovely card.
Hugs Claudia

pinky said...

This is super cute Chris. I love those little snowpeople! Our lockdown has been extended here until first week in March and who knows after that. Hard to believe this has been going on for nearly a year. It's slowly becoming the norm but making me appreciate the joy of family and friends even more now.

Shona Erlenborn said...

Your little snowmen dancing in the icy snowflake frame are adorable! Such a sweet little card!

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely card Chris, those swirls and snowmen are brilliant, love the sparkly papers too. xx

Kuni said...

Lovely and cute card.
Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampers and i hope to see you again.

Kim said...

Another stunning card. Love the texture you added to the swirls. Thanks for joining the challenge at Crafty Gals Corner.

Cazro said...

A super happy card, one we all need during these difficult times. Thanks for taking the time to join in our challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz. DT

Babs said...

Love your adorable card Chris and your Jolly snowmen are so sweet , loving the swirls around the edges they finish your card off beautifully..
Babs x

Bernadet said...

This is such a fab card Chris.
Love the colours and doodling around your card

Let's Art Journal said...

What a fabulous card! Those snowmen are so adorable and I love the sparkle and how you framed them with the wintry border 😁. Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Try it on Tuesday! Hugs, Jo x